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Keei Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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STARTERS​
$8.95
Brazilian Seafood Chowder
A seafood medley & chefs selection of vegetables simmered in a rich broth.
$6.95
Vegetarian Bean Soup
A hearty homemade soup, topped w/ sour cream & fresh homemade salsa. Served w/ a warm tortilla
$6.95
Eggplant Rolls
Grilled strips of eggplant stuffed w/ herb cous cous. Topped w/ a home made marinara sauce & shaved parmesan cheese
$7.95
Coconut Shrimp Rice Cakes
Shrimp & brown rice cakes, coated w/ shredded coconut, pan seared, w/ a harissa sauce
$Market
Fresh Local Sashimi
Fresh local catch ahi (when available)
SALADS​
$6.95
Fresh Honaunau Greens Salad
Tossed​ w/ a light balsamic vinaigrette, garnished w/ sliced ripe tomatoes & sprinkled w/ feta cheese
$6.95
Peanut Miso Salad
With grated green papaya slivers on a bed of fresh mixed organic greens & cucumber spears
$7.95
Greek Salad
Fresh organic greens tossed in a zesty citrus vinaigrette, topped w/ whole kalamata olives, maui onions & feta cheese
$11.95
Seared Scallop & Shrimp Salad
Organic greens, fresh avocados, cherry tomatoes & maui onions. Seared scallops & shrimp w/ a asian vinaigrette
MAIN COURSES​
$25.95
Rib Eye Steak
Pan seared w/ caramelized onions & red wine peppercorn gravy.
$14.95
Pasta Primavera
A choice of chicken or tofu, smothered w/ a basil pesto or marinara sauce, seasoned w/ fresh herbs & shaved parmesan cheese
$14.95
Two Spicy Fajitas
Choice of chicken of tofu, w/ black beans, sauteed onions, fresh salsa
$17.95
Roasted Pork Chops
Choice of either peppercorn gravy or spiced pineapple glaze
$21.95
Seafood Pasta
Fresh fish, scallops, shrimp & clams sauteed w/ fresh tomatoes, garlic & olive oil
SPECIALS​
$Market
Catch of the Day
Served w/ our famous keei cafe Thai curry sauce
$Market
Pan Seared w/ Whipped Potatoes, Caramalized Onions & Lemon Caper Butter Sauce
$Market
Sauteed & Served on Your Choice of Peanut Miso Salad w/ Green Papaya Slivers or Greek Salad w/ a Citrus Vinaigrette
$19.95
Roasted Half Chicken
Experience keei cafes Thai curry sauce or white wine peppercorn gravy
$28.95
Rack of Lamb
New Zealand rack of lamb, oven baked, red wine mint sauce
DESSERTS​
$5.95
Coconut Flan
Homemade w/ a fresh likikoi sauce
$5.95
Tropical Bread Pudding
Made w/ punaluu sweet bread fresh bananas & fresh pineapple for ala mode add $ 1.00
$6.95
Mango Cobbler
Freshly baked mango cobbler w/ a scoop of vanilla ice cream
$6.95
Lilikoi Cheesecake
Award winning cheesecake made by kailua candy company. Honu chocolate crust & a chocolate ganache frosting
$6.95
Lava Flow
Rich chocolate dome cake w/ a molten chocolate center. Seasonal sauce
BEVERAGES​
Full Premium Bar Available
Kona Brewery Local Beer on Draught
Imported & Domestic Beers
Old world, new world, special selections wine list available
Wines by the Glass
Tropical Iced Tea
Hawaiian Ginger Lemonade
Thomas Kemper Root Beer, Vanilla Creme, & Orange Creme
Herbal Hot Teas
Freshly Brewed Kona Coffee
About
In 1995 with a vision to open a small family "Coffee Cafe" Owner Bob Miyashiro and his wife Gina open the original Keei Cafe in a old former Fish Market in Honaunau, Hawaii on the Big Island. Finally after borrowing enough from their father, Brothers Bob and Dennis along with Sister Joyce the new Keei Cafe was Born in Hokukano. Again with the Brazilian touch for food friendly colors and using local woods, Gina helped create the decor that surrounds the "New" Keei Cafe at Hokukano. Opened in early 2005, the new Cafe features local artist painting and carvings on the walls. Koa table help make the Cafe have a warm and welcome feel perfect for families or guests looking for a resort type meal with
PRICE RANGE
US$25 - US$35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Asian, Contemporary, Hawaiian
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I invited a couple to dinner here as we had heard good things. The restaurant is attractively decorated in wood, but the acoustics from the the highway and diners can drown out conversation. The cocktails were awful--I supposedly had a mojito but,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Teramo48
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Superb food. The best I have had in any restaurant on the island. Full of locals. The lamb, mango cobbler, and lava flow were worth the 45 minute drive. excellent, friendly service. Will be back.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank WilliamA634
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for the first time based on reviews. Small quiet place on the side of the road south of Kailua. Nice atmosphere, very Hawaiian. Our food was great and was served hot. We had the roasted chicken and pork chops, cup of soup and coconut...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tk4683
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went today for dinner, had reservations- not sure if they were under-staffed, but we waited 20 mins after we were seated to have any server acknowledge us. Lacked the fine dining experience for sure. Food was amazing when we got it

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LMoha
Reviewed 11 December 2018

I live in south kona, and Keei cafe is our go to spot of a special evening. A great place for a birthday dinner or date night. The food is fresh and tasty and the guys that play music are great! The atmosphere is always...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tiffany S
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Amazing spot for a relaxing dinner. We were all very impressed with our dishes. I had the fresh catch of the day, Ahi tuna, with a mango white wine reduction and fresh vegetables & whipped mashed potatoes. It was incredible! The servers are really sweet....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Molli Vyne C
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

We had dinner at La Mer in Waikiki last week. The only five star restaurant in the state of Hawaii. I ordered duck. It was great but not as good as Keei Cafe. Keep up the good work!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Brian W
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We decided to leave the Kialua area one night to eat. We were pleasantly surprised how nice the Keei cafe was. The staff was very friendly. The wine list was quite extensive. The fresh catch was probably the best meal I ate in Hawaii all...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank runnerrich
Reviewed 12 October 2018

We had a wonderful evening here sat just outside the doors, soft live music was playing inside. I had a wonderful rack of lamb, my wife had a seafood pasta was mouth watering. The entire evening was lovley.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank John L
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We decided to try this cafe upon the reccomendation of the owner of the condo we stayed in at Mona. Glad we did. I had a pan seared rib eye steak done to perfection and my wife had the rack of lamb. She is particularly...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank John M
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