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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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Sun 07:00 - 12:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 13:30
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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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234 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had not been here in a while...and it's still great ! Staff are friendly and efficient. Portions are huge, and delicious. Your diet good intentions come to die here. But it is a very worthy sacrifice !

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Thank Muadib84
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is off the tourist path, very local and super friendly. Pancake breakfasts are delicious. Lunch drinks are good too. I would not recommend the salads as they are bagged, and dry. Just go somewhere else for salads. Also, bring a container as you are not likely to finish the food because everything is double portion and the carryout... More 

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Thank juli3t
Citrus Heights, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here in March of 2016. Excellent, friendly and family friendly. Big meals and excellent prices. Friendly staff and eager to help a tourist.

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Thank dmari44
Sao Paulo, SP
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150 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was so good, we drove over 1h to go there again! The food was sure plenty (perhaps even on the 'too plenty' side of things) but, boy, they know what they are doing. It is a very low profile place where you can really see locals and tourists mingling. The pancakes are great and so are the eggs and... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has the best and the largest portions of any breakfast house on the Island of Hawaii. Expect a wait but sign in and be patient the list goes fast. Also immediate seating at the counter which is a great place to meet people, locals and tourists, and watch the action.

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Thank HawaiiKailuaKona
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heavy food and large portions for cheap prices. Nothing super special but great if you're looking for a cheap home style meal. The pancakes looked pretty amazing and fluffy so I would recommend that. The kalbi was a generous portion and very tasty.

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Malibu, California
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994 reviews
508 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 410 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfort food and lots of it. Really huge portions but nothing goes to waste as all the leftovers on your plate ( if you don't take'em home) is saved for a local hog farm. Usually crowded and with a line...Just walk in the door and put you name on the list. They turn the tables and bar seats fairly quickly.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our favorite place for breakfast on the big island!!! Great service and delicious food you can't go wrong here! Just don't forget your cash they are cash only as are all the really good breakfast dinners I have every eaten in!

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Thank Cphillis
tha row, ca
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We first visited six years ago and it's still the same great service and food! Ridiculously huge and tasty pancakes that take an army to finish, we will always try to stop by for breakfast if we are on the Big Island.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was born and raised in Hawaii and this is the kind of food I crave when I have been away for too long. The loco moco with home made burger is done to perfection. You'd be surprised/frustrated on how hard it is to find a great version of this dish but at Hawaiian Style Cafe, they do it right.... More 

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?