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Hale Kai

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
The Fairmont Orchid, Fairmont Orchid, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-887-7520
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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The Fairmont Orchid, Fairmont Orchid, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our dinner was nice with the most beautiful views of the sunset and we enjoyed it very much. I would recommend their fish and chips and grilled local catch of the day. We were not crazy about ahi poke and definitely not the sugar cane...More

Thank noklica
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had the chicken nachos (the cheese sauce was amazing). we sat at the bar because it was very busy but service was great. priced comparatively to other island restaurants

Thank jleigh004
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice spot for casual dining right on the ocean at the Fairmont Orchid. Set in the sand and under thatched umbrellas, service can be a bit tedious but food is really good for what it is. Nice lobster salad, pineapple fried rice, blackened fish sandwich,...More

Thank lindacrick
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beachside dining was casual but elegant. The restaurant is set up in the sand to make it "really beachy". The food was really good and the atmosphere is wonderful. The evening breeze makes the temperature just right. My favorite dish was the lobster fried...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is great, food was ok. Had the grilled fish sandwich and the tuna poke. Would probably eat here again if we are in the area.

Thank Aimee R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the open-air poolside restaurant at the Fairmont Orchid on Big Island. Charming place with a superb view over the ocean. Fast and nice service albeit not so personal. Good selection of lunch items. The poco with sweet potato crisps is really great.

Thank Olle O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were driving around the island sightseeing and wanted to have a nice lunch. I had stayed at the Fairmont Orchid in the past and remembered that they had a beachside cafe. The prices were a little high but the food was great and you...More

1  Thank smcrawford38
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had to wait 30 minutes on a Monday night when there were multiple open tables the entire time we waited. Menu was mediocre, lobster fried rice was really good but that was the only highlight. Service was poor, we got our mains before our waters...More

1  Thank Stephen E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is very well presented and tastes great, the menu is quite limited but for a quick lunch or a small evening meal it's fine. The location is truly amazing looking out onto the Pacific Ocean with Green Sea Turtles on the beach a...More

Thank Orinoco5452
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The menu is limited here and after eating at this place several times during a long vacation you get sick of it. Some of the servers are good and some are bad. We had one lady 2X that was frustratingly slow. She just stood at...More

Thank Tony G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Fairmont Orchid, Fairmont Orchid, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-887-7520
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