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Red Water Cafe

65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8406
+1 808-885-9299
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (58 reviews)
“chicken curry” (9 reviews)
“saimin” (16 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Sushi, Hawaiian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8406
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Found this gem on trip advisor... Was great food. If you have to visit hospital it is just down the road. The curry chicken stew was great, very helpful and attentive staff, clean dining area. Good for family's and couples. Worth the drive and value...More

Thank menken2016
Reviewed 13 August 2016

First time there was in August of 2015. Second time there was in August of 2016 for my birthday and our anniversary in a rental within reasonable walking distance to Red River. Incredibly savory, yet sweet and fresh, was the ono in a miso butter...More

Thank Sandy J W
Daaronachef, Owner at Red Water Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

On behalf of the staff we thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you again

Reviewed 12 August 2016

Driving thru on way to Hilo around lunch time. Stopped here based on Trip Advisor reviews and type of food of interest. Rustic decor. White table cloths at a nice touch. Fast service. Food was very good. I tackled the 1/2 pound burger, wife tried...More

Thank Larry R
Daaronachef, Owner at Red Water Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review us and i wanted to let you know that we serve many of our menu items in half portions, so please dont hesitate to ask. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 2 August 2016

So we stopped for lunch, and had the fish sandwich which was to die for. The bread was so delicious and I also had a wonderful salad with the most thinly sliced best tasting beets ever. Sounds so weird but it was so great! Salad...More

Thank Katconcierge
Daaronachef, Owner at Red Water Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

You guys are too kind thank you so much we hope to see you again!

Reviewed 19 July 2016

We had the special sushi roll and spicy shrimp fried rice. Both were delicious! Food came very fast with great service. Loved the atmosphere and live music too.

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Such a great atmosphere. Great change in pace because it's not a formal place. The service was excellent. This was our second time, and the wait staff is always great. Both times they joked around with my family. The sushi is great, so were all...More

Thank DCW614
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We drove to Waimea from the resort area for dinner. We are so glad we did! My husband had a delicious, tender steak, that he really enjoyed. I had the shrimp wok. The waitress suggested that I get the 1/2 wok and I'm so grateful...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 8 July 2016

OK I have to admit that we were not let done by any of the restaurants we ate in while in Hawaii (good luck or just good research?!) and this is another little gem. Worth the 25 min drive from our hotel even if we...More

Thank blondeylocks
Reviewed 1 July 2016

This restaurant is a higher end one. Delicious food, great environment and service. Large portions. High recommend trying a dessert.

Thank pomaijensen
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Good food, nice setting and excellent desserts. A great place to relax and enjoy a wonderful meal. Live entertainment is also offered on selected nights.

Thank dotg369
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Response from Daaronachef | Property representative |
Yes our dress code if tour dressed your in ! No nude dinnig 😜
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 38
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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