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Best Spaghetti I’ve had

We were first impressed with the ambience. Then the waitress’ knowledge of the menu and the vast... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Steve B
Gaffney, South Carolina
via mobile

Great cafe, nicely decorated & waitress was awesome (from CA, can’t remember her name). We started... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were first impressed with the ambience. Then the waitress’ knowledge of the menu and the vast, healthy and locally grown, organic choices blew us away. I’m vegetarian and vegan when I can. Two other couples with us, including my wife, carnivores. All of us...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Great cafe, nicely decorated & waitress was awesome (from CA, can’t remember her name). We started w/ a crispy shrimp tempura roll, was best I think I’ve ever had. We had 1/2 portions of braised ribs & Kansas City steak. Both cooked to perfection—- tender!!!...More

Thank Truelove4ever
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Our group had 8 people for dinner. We arrived at reservation time and were seated immediately. The service was good and we were all pleased with our selection. Several in the party had the Ono special. I had the rib-eye which was great. They had...More

Thank Debbie E
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Returned to the Waimea area after several years and once again visited the Cafe. Again a delicious meal. Ahi excellent with unusual preparation. Also rib eye fine. Good choice for dinner when on vacation at the coastal resorts. Easy drive up the mountain.

Thank orchiddoc
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Overall recommended restaurant is good but a little strange. Decor was unusual and different.don't order the kids steak for your children as they may think it is too fatty to consume. Asian soup was crazy spicy.. overall went based on a recommendation you be your...More

1  Thank Matthew L
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We have had dinner at the Red Water Café many times and will continue to go back. This uniquely furnished restaurant has an amazing menu. From sushi to short ribs! The specialty drinks are really good as well, my favorite is the Love Libation. Service...More

1  Thank Lynn D
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went here for our 9th anniversary dinner. Made reservations on Yelp that were super easy, but I don't think it got sent by Yelp to the restaurant that it was our anniversary--we had to tell our waitress. The restaurant was busy...More

1  Thank Jesse P
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We went on a recommendation from a friend to celebrate our anniversary. The restaurant is small but the food is delicious. I decided to dropped a star for cramped table and awkward space (child at other table trying to get out ended up bumping into...More

1  Thank Football11
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Choice for our 25th anniversary. Very satisfying. Pork kabob appetizer was exceptional. My short ribs were delicious and came with a big bowl of creamy mashed potatoes. My wife had a half portion rib-eye (7 oz.) also with mashed potatoes. All perfect. Especially appreciated was...More

Thank birkie24
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I'm from the big island of Hawaii and never have eaten here before, tonight was a first. After surfing all day an wanting something fresh and local, this topped off my day. My fiancé and I both had the specials and they didn't disappoint. Our...More

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