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Umekes Fishmarket Bar & Grill

74-5563 Kaiwi St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3182
+1 808-238-0571
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“poke bowl” (57 reviews)
“fish tacos” (64 reviews)
“ahi belly” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Hawaiian, American, Bar, Asian, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
RATINGS
Food
Service
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LOCATION
74-5563 Kaiwi St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3182
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1 - 10 of 473 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate here on a local recommendation, loved it the first time so we went back the next day before our flight. The first time we ordered the teriyaki entree with Mac salad, and poke bowl (kanaka) with fries and lomi lomi salmon. Both were...More

Thank Winedog64
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Fishmarket Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha, Thank you for your comments. We appreciate all the feedback we can get so that we can improve daily. We apologize that you had this experience during your second visit with us. This is not the normal experience one should have with our food...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped by this place on a whim thinking it must be a good place to eat considering how busy they was. Parking is kinda a pain. Service is slow. Our server is good but not friendly. We ordered fish tacos, hottie poke and some...More

Thank HappyPets
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Fishmarket Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha, Thank you for your comments. We appreciate all the feedback we can get so that we can improve daily. We apologize that you had this experience with our fried poke balls. We promise to look into your concerns. What makes our poke and seafood...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Local friends recommended Umekes as a typical restaurant where one would get good food. We tried the poke sampler which was OK but each of the four we tried could have benefitted from the addition of coriander to the avocado one, salt to pretty much...More

Thank Gamine1949
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Fishmarket Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha! Mahalo for your comments. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our food! We appreciate the feedback so we can improve all aspects of our food and service. We hope to have you join us again someday soon to try out more...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

The food was ok, parking is a hassle and service was ok. Good sports bar and beer selection. Portion sizes for the price, good value.

Thank Mary L
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Fishmarket Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Aloha Mary, Mahalo for your comments. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and drinks! We hope to have you join us again someday soon to try out more local favorites. Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

Reviewed 6 days ago

We had 12 people come to the place and they were able to keep us fed and "watered" like it wasn't a big deal. food was fresh, tasty and good. The drinks were tasty, cold and good The service was a good!

Thank Coug8491
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Fishmarket Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Aloha! Mahalo for your comments. We are very happy to hear that you and your group enjoyed our food and service! We hope to have you all join us again someday soon. Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to this place on a recommendation from a local. The place is small and the only seating is outside picnic style tables (not complaining, just letting you know it’s not a full service restaurant). Staff was friendly and hooked me up with just...More

Thank mvietmeier
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Fishmarket Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Aloha! Mahalo for your comments. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and service! Please join us at Umekes Fish Market Bar Grill for our full service air-conditioned restaurant. It is about a mile away from our little poke shop. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The parking sucks. No room we had to park the next street over and walk. But they had a table so we were seated quickly. The poke bowl with your choice of type of poke was great. The poke bomb appetizer was the bomb! Great...More

Thank Chowa-Rides-Again
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Fishmarket Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Aloha Kimberly, Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our poke bowl and poke bombs! We apologize that you had this experience with our service and will try our best to ensure these instances never happen again. We promise that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great local place to have fresh off the boat seafood. A favorite of locals and it doesn't just cater to the tourist crowd. The Manager "Denise Benetos" oversees the staff and keeps the food quality "top notch". Several specials available nightly, and...More

Thank Dennismc2015
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Fishmarket Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Dennis, Mahalo for your comments. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our fresh seafood and service team! We hope to have you join us again someday soon to try out more local favorites. Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great poke and fish tacos! This place is great, nice atmosphere and service was spot on. We definitely would go back!

Thank kmichelle84
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Fishmarket Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Michelle, Mahalo for your comments. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our food, atmosphere, and service! We hope to have you join us again someday soon to try out more local favorites. Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was on my hit list of places to eat and it did not disappoint. I pretty much didn’t eat all day so I could enjoy a lot of what this place had to offer. I had multiple appetizers and the fish tacos, everything I had...More

Thank yorosey
NakoaP, Owner at Umekes Fishmarket Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, Mahalo for your comments. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our appetizers and fish tacos! We hope to have you join us again someday soon to try out more local favorites. Have a wonderful day, Umekes Management Team

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Response from JuneKaimuki | Reviewed this property |
Yes to both questions. These guys are working hard to make it easy to go to their place. Enjoy... any fish dish is a winner!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74-5563 Kaiwi St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3182
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-238-0571
Description
“UMEKE” is the Hawaiian word for “bowl.” At any Umeke’s eating establishment, a majority of menu items are designed to be served in bowls. Owner and Head Chef Nakoa Pabre is a seasoned professional who takes pride in giving customers the freshest, most exciting and varied menus that the Big Island has to offer. Guests typically design their own custom meal by selecting from a wide variety of Hawaiian inspired entree items accompanied by their choice of sides. Full service air-conditioned restaurant including a full bar, a retail poke and fresh fish counter, as well as a variety of Hawaiian fusion dishes. Outdoor seating also available.
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