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Umekes Ali'i Plaza

75-143 Hualalai Rd, Suite #105, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3715
+1 808-329-3050
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“poke bowl” (50 reviews)
“rice” (67 reviews)
“seaweed salad” (29 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 17:00All hours
Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
75-143 Hualalai Rd, Suite #105, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3715
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Don't get me wrong, this is a very popular place with both locals and tourists. There is a very nice bar which is casual and the wait staff is super nice. That being said their signature dish, which is poke is a little weak. Basically...More

Thank RayValley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in a week ago for fish and poke from their counter. Place was packed and looked around and found a lot of locals. Got our fish and poke went home and cooked it up, FANTASTIC. Went back and ate their and was again FANTASTIC....More

Thank Jeffrey H
Reviewed 1 week ago

at the bottom of old industrial 'kitty corner' from lex brodies is what i think i remember as being originally a fish market ... and now a full on restaurant with full bar and a great fresh poke selection. we went here about a week...More

1  Thank punadude
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the grikked fish tacos. They were to die for! So much food in just 3 tacos, i had to take one home! My companions ordered vatieties of famous dinner bowls. No one was disappointed! Plenty of leftovers!!!

Thank Charleen K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fresh fish is the key, poke, and other meets prepared fantastically and served up with rice and veggies. A little hard to find but really good.

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yumm, this place is off Da hook. A local hangout with good cocktails and amazing poke bowls. Definitely worth going back

Thank riverata
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here four times now and the lunches are always good, the only issue keeping us from giving this a five star is that the general unhappiness of the people behind the counter. We stopped here twice during our latest stay and both times the...More

Thank BBKMquinn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't go wrong at Umekes Ali'i Plaza for lunch. Generous portions, fresh-fresh-fresh fish! Try the other location for dinner, equally as good with more menu choices and bar!

Thank newmediasoup2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went here to try the Poke. They had several different flavors to choose from and the portions were rather large. They even have a a keiki size which my kids enjoyed. In addition to the fish they have several different starch sides, as well...More

Thank msjj30
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We went to Umekes to try Poke for the first time and enjoyed it so much that we returned later on during this visit to Hawaii to sample some more. The prices are reasonable and the portions are large and the quality is very good....More

Thank Jim R
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14 June 2016|
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Response from NakoaP | Property representative |
Google Maps or Google Search will help you as we have a virtual tour we also have online ordering and menu available online as well as business hours under Umekes Poke 808
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 14
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-143 Hualalai Rd, Suite #105, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3715
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-329-3050
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Umekes is the home of the True Authentic Fresh Hawaiian Ahi Poke Bowls! Umekes means Bowl in the Hawaiian language and we have Poke bowls for everyone. Umekes will create your Poke bowl the way you want it raw or grilled (pulehu) with healthy sides you can get your high protein and low fat for the day. We serve samples to our customers as we want you to be able to happy with your Poke bowl. Stop by our three locations open Monday through Saturday for your Poke Pleasure. Alii Plaza, Lanihau Shopping Center and our newest restaurant Umekes Fishmarket Bar and Grill off of Kuakini Highway and Kaiwi Street. Call ahead and order or scoop on by Umekes where Aloha is served daily!
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