Kawaihae Dinner Menu

Dinner MenuLunch MenuKid’s Menu

We are a smoke-free restaurant. We accept all major credit cards.
Open 7 days a week: Sunday – Thursday 11 am until 9 pm Friday and Saturday 11 am until 10 pm
All menu items are available for take out

10% Service Gratuity is Added on Take-Out Orders Over $25.00
Sample Menu Only: Items and Prices Subject to Change Without Notice


Freshly baked pizza bread with your choice of:
Herbed Big Island goat cheese, fresh rosemary gorgonzola, or Greek olive  pesto


Shrimp “Half Moon” Nachos
Crispy Asian style chips topped with smoked mozzarella, split jumbo  shrimp,
cilantro sour cream, a mild chili dressing, and Big Island corn  relish


Asian Pacific Crab Cakes
Light & crispy served with baby wild greens, pickled cucumber “namasu”
and a honey-miso vinaigrette


Crispy Coconut Crusted Calamari
Set on a slaw of arugula, won bok and pickled ginger, accented with
a honey mustard-mango dipping sauce


Sesame-Crusted Big Island Goat Cheese
Broiled eggplant, vine-ripened organic tomatoes,
spinach and a balsamic-citrus  vinaigrette


Smoked Salmon Pizzette
A petite pizza with rosemary gorgonzola, fresh spinach and sweet local  onions


Crab Quesadilla
An open face petite pizza with cilantro pesto, blended cheeses,
chipotle salsa and sweet blue crab meat


Fresh Basil Crostini
Classic French baguette toasted with a creamy, basil infused garlic butter


Soups & Organic Salads

Soup Special of the Day


Wild Greens Salad
An eclectic blend of locally grown organic baby lettuces, cucumbers, julienne carrots,
sweet local onions, kalamata olives, and vine-ripened organic tomatoes


Volcano Mist
Delicate organic greens, sweet organic Waimea tomatoes, smoky mozzarella,
drizzled with a citrus balsamic vinaigrette,
garnished with Madam Pele crisped local onion rings


Chicken Lallo Rosa
Grilled “free range” chicken breast tossed organic baby greens, sweet local onions,
vine-ripened organic  tomatoes, dressed with a fresh cilantro dressing


Grilled Fresh Catch Salad
A refreshing combination of Island fish over organic baby lettuces
mandolin vegetable and fruit salsa with a light sesame citrus vinaigrette
 *market price*


Seared Poke with Spinach
Sesame-soy marinated fresh Ahi served with green onions,
pickled ginger, and a tamarind honey vinaigrette
*market price*


Blue Caesar Salad
Crisp hearts of Big Island baby romaine, anchovy buttered  croutons and,
if you dare, Gorgonzola
7.95 / 11.95


House Dressings: Creamy pesto, rosemary gorgonzola,
herbed garlic  vinaigrette, olive oil & balsamic vinegar


Creative Island Cuisine







A selection of Island food inspired by Hawaii’s diverse ethnic bounties
Ask your server for details about today’s fresh fish

Today’s Fresh Catch ~ Grilled or Sauteéd
Nestled on a bed of Japanese soba noodles, hon shimeji mushrooms,
sugar snap peas, accented with a fresh Vietnamese coriander pesto
*market price*


Tenderloin of Beef and Asian Tiger Shrimp
A petite grilled medallion of Black Angus Beef, offered with an herb wild mushroom ragout, nestled on a bed of roasted garlic mashed potatoes,
crowned with succulent shrimp in a tomato beurre blanc
(All beef option available ~ same price)


Wok Fired Shrimp & Scallops
Seared Island spinach, sugar snap peas and baby bok choy
served over pad Thai noodles, tossed in a coconut red curry blend
and garnished with roasted macadamia nuts


Grilled Chicken & Hamakua Mushroom Risotto
Wood-Roasted Chicken Breast, Caramelized Onions & a Hamakua
Mushroom Medly, Served in a creamy, Saffron Arborio Rice


Free Range Chicken & Forest Mushroom Risotto
Rosemary grilled organic chicken breast,
caramelized bell peppers, sweet Maui onions,
shiitake and oyster mushrooms, served over classic Italian Arborio rice


Pacific Island Seafood Risotto
A sampling of the Big Island’s finest fresh local fish,
black tiger shrimp, tender scallops, petite split Hawaiian lobster tail,
melded with saffron Arborio rice and savory sweet chili cream



“Hibachi Style” Baby Back Ribs
Baby Back Pork Ribs, Chipotle Barbeque Sauce
Served with Mashed Patatoes or Thai Jasmine Rice
Steamed Local Vegetables



Pesto’s Provocative Pastas






A Simple Classic
Sugar Snap Peas, Hon Shimeji Mushrooms, Vine Ripe Tomatoes
Shaved Parmesan, Garlic Infused Olive Oil, Penne Pasta
Full Portion-$17.95/Small Portion-$14.95


Something Hearty
Big Island Beef and Smoked Pork Sausage Meatballs Served in a
Spicy Roasted Pepper Marinara over Linguine With Fresh Mushrooms,
Spinach and Caramelized Onions
Full Portion-$22.95/Small Portion-$17.95


Smoked Salmon Alfredo
Smoked salmon, fettuccine, sun-dried tomatoes, shiitake mushrooms,
fresh grated parmesan cheeses, and a light classically inspired cream sauce
Full portion- $22.95/Small portion- $17.95 


Shrimp Scampi
Pan-Seared Jumbo Asian Tiger Shrimp, Fresh Garlic and Tomatoes
De glazed With a Fennel Laced Liqueur, White Wine and Butter Cream
Served over Penne Pasta
Full portion- $26.95/Small portion- $19.95



Hand Tossed, Wood Fired Pizzas







9″ and 12″ Classically Prepared- Creatively Presented

Pizza Margherite
Simple and rustic, with fresh herbs, tomato sauce, and blended cheeses
8.95 / 10.95


Pepperoni Classico
Italian sausage, dry salami, pepperoni and red onion
11.95 / 18.95


Pizza Luau
Kalua pork, local sweet onions and fresh Hawaiian pineapple
11.95 / 18.95


Oriental al Pesto
Fresh basil pesto, roasted garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and Japanese eggplant
11.95 / 18.95


Wild Mushrooms & Artichokes
Fresh shiitake and oyster mushrooms, artichokes
and rosemary gorgonzola sauce
12.95 / 19.95


Fresh cilantro pesto, chipotle barbeque chicken,
red onions, Big Island goat cheese
13.95 / 20.95


Chili Grilled Shrimp
Chili seasoned large shrimp over cilantro crème fraîche,
shiitake mushrooms and green onions
12.95 / 19.95


Greek Pizza
Calamata olive pesto, sweet peppers, rich Bulgarian feta,
finished with fresh spinach
12.95 / 19.95


Big Island B.L.T.
Sliced vine ripe tomatoes on creamy pesto, crispy prosciutto ham,
baby romaine and parmesan garnish
11.95 / 18.95


A light cheese pizza with basil pesto, vine-ripened tomatoes,
spinach, and gorgonzola crumbles
11.95 /18.95

Please ask your server for details on cheese less options  or creating your own special pizza.
Substitutions are considered an additional topping. Half orders remain full  price.

Create your own Special Pizza







Start with our Pizza Margherite 8.95 / 10.95

Anchovy 1.50 / 2.50

Artichoke Hearts 2.95 / 3.95

Chipotle  Barbecue Chicken  3.50 / 5.50

Bay Shrimp 2.50 / 3.50

Black Olive  1.50 / 2.50

Chicken-Apple  Sausage 3.50 / 4.50

Crab  4.95 / 6.95

Dry Salami 2.50 / 3.50

Extra Cheese 2.50 / 3.50

Feta  Cheese 2.95 / 3.95

Fresh Mushrooms 2.50 / 3.50

Fresh Pineapple 1.95 / 2.95

Goat Cheese (Big Island)   4.95  / 6.95

Gorgonzola Cheese  2.95 / 3.95

Italian Sausage 2.50 / 3.50

Jalapenos 1.50 / 2.50

Japanese  Eggplant 1.95 / 2.95

Kalua-style Pork or Turkey 2.95 / 3.95

Marinated Chicken Breast  3.50 / 5.50

Oriental Mushrooms  2.95 / 3.95

Pepperoni 2.50 / 3.50

Pesto (Basil, Cilantro, Olive) 2.50 / 3.50

Prosciutto  Ham  3.50 / 5.50

Red Onion 1.50 / 2.50

Roasted Garlic 1.95 / 2.95

Smoked  Ham 2.50 / 3.50

Smoked Salmon  4.95 / 5.95

Spinach (fresh) 1.95 / 2.95

Sun-dried  Tomatoes 2.25 / 3.25

Sweet Chili Marinated Shrimp  5.95 / 7.95

Sweet Local Onions 1.95 / 2.95

Sweet Peppers 2.50 / 3.50

Thick Crust 1.00 / 2.00

Vine-ripened Tomatoes  2.95 / 3.95


All pizzas are available without cheese. Half-orders remain full price
Substitutions considered an additional topping

Cheese Calzones








Served with soup or salad $18.95

Chipotle barbeque chicken breast, cilantro pesto, red onions,
Big Island goat cheese, and a Tahitian lime coulis


Prosciutto ham, fresh mushrooms, and grainy Dijon mustard


Fresh spinach, black olives, feta cheese, tri-colored bell peppers


East West
Sweet Japanese eggplant, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes,
and rosemary gorgonzola sauce









Cookies & Cream Cheesecake
with macadamia nut cookie crust


Hot Keanakolu Apple Crisp
Freshly sliced apples and a macadamia nut crumb topping


Chocolate torte with raspberry purée


Crème Brulée
with fresh seasonal fruit preserves


Warm Coconut Tart
Sweet cream anglaise


Macadamia Nut Cookie
with Dark chocolate chunks


Big Island Tropical
Island made ice cream & sorbet


(Ala mode on any dessert 3.95)

Baked fresh daily by our pastry chefs










Sodas, Liliko`i Iced Tea, Lemonade or “Hilo Sunrise”
(Includes complimentary refills)


 Hanaoka Farms Fruit Juices
Liliko’i or Tahitian Limeade


Waiwera Sparkling Water
New Zealand, (pH8.5) 500ml. bottle


San Pellegrino Sparkling Water
500 ml. bottle

 Tropical Fruit Smoothies
(With ice cream or non-fat yogurt)


Kona Blended Coffee
(includes complimentary refills)


 Ice Cream Floats



Finishing Touches







Our espresso bar uses only the finest quality
100% Organic Hamakua coffee freshly ground to order

Rich, full bodied dark roasted

Café Latté
Espresso with steamed milk

Double espresso with steamed milk

Kona Frappuccino Smoothie
Cool and refreshing blended cappuccino with yogurt or ice cream

Iced Cappuccino
Double espresso on ice with whipped cream

Café Mocha
Espresso with chocolate and fresh steamed milk

Mocha Smoothie
Chocolate espresso with yogurt or ice cream

Iced Mocha
Espresso on ice with chocolate and fresh whipped cream

Hawai`i Blended Coffee
Dark Roast or Gold Decaf









 Martini Makani

Caramel Appletini
Absolute Vodka Blended With a Candied Combination of
Sour Apple and Butterscotch Schnapps


Ginger Lemon Drop
The Citrus Flavor of Ketel One Citroen Vodka With Lime
Juice & Canton Ginger Cognac Liqueur Served
With a Twist


Maui’s Own Ocean Vodka With a Splash of Blue Curacao,
Grand Marnier and Grapefruit Juice


Tahitian Lychee Cosmopolitan
Kai Lychee Vodka Coconut-Limeade & Cranberry Juices


Ketel One Vodka with flavors of Lilikoi Puree and Cointreau
Orange Liqueur


Or Try a Traditional Martini Using…

Vodka                                      Gin

Absolute                                 Bombay
Belvedere                               Bombay Sapphire
Grey Goose                            Tanqueray
Ketel One                               Tanqueray No. Ten
Ketel One Citroen