Observing at WMKO
Restaurants in the Waimea & Kohala District

Waimea Restaurant List:

Restaurant Phone Cuisine Style Location
Aka Sushi Bar 887-2320 Sushi Waimea Center
Big Isle Brewhaus Taqueria 887-1717 Pacific Mexican food, Spirits at Kamamaliu St. (3rd street light) Left side
Burger King 885-0691 American fast food Parker Ranch Center
Charley's Thai Cuisine 885-5591 Thai cuisine Waimea Center
Dairy Queen 887-1139 Ice cream parlor, fast food Parker Ranch Center (food court)
Daniel Thiebaut's 887-2200  French & Asian (dinner only) Across Waimea Park on Kawaihae Rd.
Domino's Pizza Hawaii 885-4400 Pizza Parker Ranch Center (food court)
Don's Chinese Kitchen 885-5828 Chinese take-out Parker Ranch Center (food court)
Earl's 887-1800 Lunch wagon  
The Fish & The Hog 885-6268 Restaurant, deli and market Old Huli Sue's location (1 mile E of Keck)
Foodland Super Market 885-2022 Grocery, deli Parker Ranch Center
Hawaiian Style Cafe 885-4295 Hearty local favorites Across from Parker Square on Kawaihae
Healthways II 885-6775 Organic grocery, deli, juices Parker Ranch Center
Jade Palace Chinese 887-1788 Chinese cuisine Waimea Center
Kamuela Deli Closed Local plate lunch, burgers  Waimea Center (CLOSED)
Kamuela Liquor 885-4674 Spirits Across from HPM/NAPA
KFC-Hawaii 885-1780 Fried chicken, fast food, home delivery Parker Ranch Center
KTA Super Stores 885-8866 Grocery, deli Waimea Center
L & L Drive-Inn 885-8880 Local plate lunch, burgers, fast food Parker Ranch Center
Leilani Bakery 885-2772 Bakery, cakes, doughnuts Waimea Center
Lilikoi Cafe 887-1400 Organic food, sandwiches, juices Parker Ranch Center (around the back)
Los Arcos 887-6211 Mexican food Parker Ranch Center (food court)
McDonald's 885-8824 American fast food Waimea Center
Merriman's  885-6822 Nouvelle & Pacific Rim Opelu Plaza
NHCH Cafeteria 885-4444 Hospital cafeteria open to public Across from Keck Observatory
Pakini Grill Waimea Closed Pacific Rim mixed Local Style Next door to Keck Observatory (CLOSED)
Paniolo Country Inn 885-4377 Family, steak, Mexican, pizza at Lindsey Road (1st street light)
Parker Ranch Broiler 885-5300 Steakhouse, local Fish Parker Ranch Center
Pau Restaurant 885-6325 Mediterranean, pizza Opelu Plaza
Redwater Cafe 885-9299 Asian-inspired, sushi previously Edelweiss Restaurant
Solimene's 887-1313 Pizza, pasta, panini, coffee, pastry Waimea Center (2 store fronts)
Starbucks Coffee 885-6409 Coffee, pastries, sandwiches Parker Ranch Center
Subway Sandwiches 885-5552 Sandwiches, salads, fast food Waimea Center
Underground Pizza 885-7888 Pizza, calzone Next door to Minit Stop (1 mille E of Keck)
Village Burger 885-7319 American food Parker Ranch Center (food court)
Waimea Coffee Co 885-2100 Coffee, pastries, sandwiches Parker Square
Yong's Kalbi 885-8440 Korean BBQ Waimea Center
Yum Yum Teriyaki 885-7773 Korean BBQ Parker Ranch Center (food court)

Waimea Shopping Centers :

Parker Ranch Center - visit their website
The Parker Ranch Center is located approximately 0.2 miles from Keck Observatory on the opposite side of Mamalahoa Hwy towards the center of town.  Parker Ranch Center is home to Foodland Super Market, various boutiques and local clothing outlets, salons, Starbucks, movie rental and restaurants through out the center. The Food Court is in the center of the complex with various restaurants.
There are three banks: Bank of Hawaii, First Hawaiian Bank and Kamuela Federal Credit Union.

Waimea Center
The Waimea Center is located directly next door to Keck Observatory.  Waimea Center is home to the KTA Superstore, various boutiques and local clothing outlets, salons, a Credit Union bank, mail/ship services and restaurants/fast food. 

Parker Square
Parker Square is located approximately .8 miles from Keck Observatory on Kawaihae Road just pass the Waimea Park. Paker Square is home to various boutiques and a coffee shop.


Kohala District:

Kawaihae Harbor

Restaurant Phone Cuisine Style Location
Blue Dragon Hawaii 882-7771 Local favorites, music Kawaihae Rd. across harbor
Cafe Pesto 882-1071 Pasta, gourmet pizza, nouvelle Kawaihae Rd. at shopping center
Kohala Burger & Taco 880-1923 Burgers & Mexican food Kawaihae Rd. across harbor (old Harbor Grill)
Tres Hombres Closed Mexican food Kawaihae Rd. at shopping center

North Kohala - Hawi Town
Restaurant Phone Cuisine Style Location
Bamboo  889-5555  Pacific Rim, live music weekend nights  55-3415 Akoni Pule Hwy (Mile 21.5) 
Luke's Place Closed Pacific Rim, local style, live music weekend nights 55-510 Hawi Road (Mile 22) (CLOSED)

Kohala Coast Hotels - click on the visit to view their restaurants
Fairmont Orchid - visit
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel - visit

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel - visit
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel - visit

Waikoloa Beach Resort - visit select Dining for restaurant list
King's Shops
Queens' Market Place
Hilton Waikoloa Village
Marriot Resort & Spa



This page last updated 24 Jun 2013, gm
gmartin@keck.hawaii.edu