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65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8406 (Formerly Fujimamas)
+1 808-885-9299
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15:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Three of us headed up the hill from Mauna Lani for dinner. Red Water had been recommended to us especially because they have vegan options. One of us did succumb to the rib eye and he was very happy with it. The other two of us had the miso stew dish which was wonderful. We each ordered the half serving... More 

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Kaneohe Hawaii
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are Pacific Regional Cuisine offerings, curries and fried rice offerings, local beef, fresh fish and live music on Fridays. The option to order half portions means the prices can be reasonable as well. Highly recommended!

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Thank Mommysgirl
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

they offer a pretty good variety of foods. Not very good if looking for gluten free options, ended up getting a burger with no bun.

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Thank rmsl1368
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Their food is pretty good( sushi, curry, steaks,) nothing really blew me away, however the cheese cake is to die for. Definitely recommend it, I've had plenty of cheese cake all around the world but this is by far on the best cheese cakes I've ever had. Easily the best cheese cake on the islands!

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Thank Kawika C
Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driving around the Big Island when pangs of hunger overtook us. Fortunately found the Red Water Café. We were seated early for dinner. Appetizers (edamame on table, pork kebabs) were delicious. Dinner - Ahi Salad and Seared Ahi super delicious. 1/2 portions filled us right up. All local ingredients!! Kid portion of Spaghetti was too much for our 12 year... More 

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Thank dpl434
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a long, cold night at Mauna Kea, we came back into town hoping for a warm meal... at 10pm! This was one of the few places still open so we came in for a quick dinner. They offer complementary edamame that is excellent (soy sauce and Bit of red pepper). We ordered the tomato coconut bisque which was great... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To eat or not to eat... No tables for our times so I called and got a better seating time. We had the short ribs and pork chop. Mm good. Lots of locally farmed greens and the Chateauneauf d pape rounded out our entrees. Very friendly and accommodating staff.

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Thank RC N
Waimea, Hawaii
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sushi chef, Trey, is incredibly creative, and his sushi is delicious, fresh, and original. The other food is awesome, too! The wait staff are friendly and the prices are right.

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Thank Melora-Hawaii
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is always delicious! The ambiance is mellow and the service is great! They have the best burger I have ever had and I always recommend this restaurant. The sushi is superb and the servings are large!

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Thank misskaae
Waimea, Hawaii
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty unique food, good deals, live music. Hours have changed a little so check the website. When I went there they had a happy hour with good prices on sushi and other pupus.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 38
Cuisine
American, Sushi, Hawaiian, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
15:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 23:00
Thursday
15:00 - 23:00
Friday
15:00 - 23:00
Saturday
15:00 - 23:00
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
Description
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?