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Hawaiian Style Cafe

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American, Cafe, Diner, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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65-1290 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7310
+1 808-885-4295
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07:00 - 13:30
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Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 12:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 13:30
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a great diner. Food was excellent, with a good variety on the menu. Food wasn't overpriced. Service was fast and friendly. It was very busy! But they were really efficient and there is a lot of seating so the wait wasn't long.

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Thank 488stevr
Holladay, Utah
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The portions are as big as advertised. The pancakes come with two pancakes but you seriously probably one pancake! I had the kalua pork hash. The haupia coconut pancakes were too notch. If you haven't been here yet, then you haven't been to the big island hryzz

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Thank Dustin T
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place offered the best service in Big Island. The waitress automatically brought us a high chair and a booster chair for our 2 year old right after we walked in. The coffee is refilled for free. The food comes in huge portion. Our Hawaiian French toast tastes really good, so was the Portuguese sausage that came with it. My... More 

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Thank Dan X
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A small, quirky cafe with amazing food & lots of local color! There might be a small wait time, but it is so worth your while! Delicious home-cooked food in HUGE portions! My daughter's pancake was bigger than I could have eaten! I had the Loco Moco & it was delicious!

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San Francisco Bay Area
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loco Moco made with Freshly made Hamburger Patty, Fried Rice, Sunny Side Up Egg with 1 Pancake! Yes 1. Go Hungry and be prepared to wait for a table. Parking is hard but more spaces available behind restaurant which most don't notice. Cash Only!!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been eating here for years and this time...my family..children plus..a large group but our wait was about 20 minutes..grandchildren's first visit. Menu is extensive with a long list of daily specials. I eat there at least once whenever I'm on the Island of Hawaii.

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Fishers, Indiana
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

THE place for a BIG breakfast/lunch (won't need both). Delicious local specialties, entertaining (singing) cooks who seem to be having a great time. The pancakes are really something else -- one fills the entire big plate, but incredibly fluffy and light and tasty!! Food portions are very generous overall. This is a cash-only business, but the crowds have increased as... More 

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Ferndale, Washington, United States
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came highly recommended by one local born and raised here. Absolutely great food. Huge portions and great friendly service.

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New York, New York, United States
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit in the big island. Portions are huge. Definitely get the kalua pork hash with fried rice which is a house speciality. We also ordered a macadamia nut pancake which comes with whipped cream and a heaping scoop of butter (my wife thought it was ice cream ). If you are going to be traveling to Kauai go... More 

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San Diego, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you pull up on a rainy morning and see 10 people standing outside, you know this must be the place. Once inside, great "funky" atmosphere with lots of kama'ainas and fun-loving, very busy cooks. And HUGE portions. Don't even think you are going to finish the pancakes. Cash only.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 12:00
Monday
07:00 - 13:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 13:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 13:30
Thursday
07:00 - 13:30
Friday
07:00 - 13:30
Saturday
07:00 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-1290 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7310
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-4295

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?