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Red Water Cafe

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65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8406 (Formerly Fujimamas)
+1 808-885-9299
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Conroe, Texas
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

The Red Water had the best food by far of any place we visited on the big island during our 8 day stay. The tomatoes on the oho sandwich were some of the best we have ever tasted. The waitress was super friendly, and the place was very clean and well kept. That can't be said for a lot of... More 

Thank its5pm
Conroe Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Fabulous lunch. Fresh local veggies. Best tomato in years. Reasonable price and good service. Fish is local and fresh.

Thank travelaspirations
Cincinnati, Ohio
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Our favorite dining place in Kamuela. Excellent fried rice, sushi, and salmon dishes. Frequently busy, but worth the wait. Friendly wait staff and reasonable prices. Children's menu available.

Thank traveler51520
Reston, Virginia
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

I am happy to say that I was lucky enough to perform here in August of 2015. I'd link the story I read there, but TripAdvisor doesn't like that self-promotion stuff... so you'll just have to look at my profile and look me up otherwise / otherwhere, but the joint was great... let's discuss that: The little foyer gives you... More 

Thank BarryCarver
Waimea, Hawaii
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

This delightful restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside but their cuisine is excellent, inspired and consistent. The ambiance is really a surprise when you set foot inside the door. Great pupus too with attentive and friendly service. Highly recommend!

Thank Chris C
Waimea, Hawaii
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Can get pretty busy so make sure to make a reservation. The Sushi here is worth the wait...which can be a long one, depending on the crowd

Thank F Y
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Great burgers! Don't be intimidated by the 8 oz of beef and enormous baked bun! This is such a succulent delicious goopy messy burger that you may opt to eat it with a fork and knife. I ordered the fries with mine, and they were salty/ crunchy, just the way I love them! Very pleasant and attentive wait staff that... More 

Thank donnaspeaks
London, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

We went there twice, once for dinner and once for lunch. Both meals were great. I highly recommend getting a wok for dinner, as they are great value for a lot of food. We all ordered the half woks, for $12 each and it was enough food for two meals. I also highly recommend getting the flourless chocolate torte for... More 

Thank HelenCatrin
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

We passed through Waimea during a recent trip to Hawaii. I stopped at the local drug store and asked if there was a restaurant that was good for lunch. We were very happy we listened to the recommendation visiting this place. You walk in and all you smell is the beautiful wood that lines the inside of the restaurant. The... More 

Thank magoo2000
Quechee, Vermont
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158 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

We journeyed a short distance from our rented villa at Kohala Ranch to Waimea for our daughter's birthday on the premise that Red Water Cafe had an authentic environment and good food. Our assumption was correct. The the beverages were exceptional - a wonderful array of Martinis and appetizers. The entres for the four adults and 2 children were delicious.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 38
American, Asian, Hawaiian, Seafood, International, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8406 (Formerly Fujimamas)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-9299
A multi-cultural blend of dishes, using the best ingredients this beautiful island has to offer.The Red Water Cafe was created to offer opportunities for residents and visitors on the Island of Hawaii to enjoy dining and catering of the finest cuisine. Whether it is our dining, catering or personal chef services, we are dedicated to pleasing our customers with creative multi-cultural dishes including Hawaii regional, Asian inspired and other cuisines.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?