Great swordfish dinner, superGreat swordfish dinner, super fresh, cooked perfectly and tasty. We love this place5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Quiet SpotThis place takes a few minutes from the Kona coast. . It was worth the trip. When we arrived for our 7:45 reservation, we found the restaurant half full. The bad weather must have been the reason, because the food was very good. I had the oven baked Brie with crostini and my husband had the Greek salad for an appetizer. For our entree I had the scallop and shrimp appetizer which was excellent and enough food for me. My husband had the Catch of the Day and was also pleased with his choice. We liked the ambiance and the service was very good. It was a little quirky but pleasant. We prefer a quiet restaurant, which this was, except for some soft background music being played by a local artist. All in all, a very enjoyable evening.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMgoing wrong directionBeen here several times; one of our favorite "special" restaurants on the Island. Last visit on 5/4/13 was a bit disapppointing. Food was still great, but the famous Red Thai Curry sauce on the chicken was changed, without explanation or warning, to yellow curry. When I order Chicken in a red Thai Curry suace, I don't expect (or want) yellow curry. Waiter eventually, on questioning, explained that they had complaints the RED was too spicy, but still, why not warn me when I order or, better yet, change menu? Also almost died of thirst as water was hard to come by once we were served our dinner. Will go back; love the place, but wait staff needs to be more informative and proactive. And, no - my waiter wasn't the owner.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM"Must do" meal on trip to KonaLast Friday, my wife and I dined at Ke'ei Cafe, located south of Kona. What a great find! We've been coming to Kona for years, but had somehow missed this gem.
We split the Capresse salad with ripe tomatoes, fresh basil, hefty slices of mozzarella and great balsamic. My wife had the ono special in lilikoi wine wine sauce and is still telling people about it. It was a thick fillet, moist and simply delicious! My porkchops with spicy pinapple sauce were also perfectly prepared, moist and tasty.
Save room for dessert. The mango cobbler is their signature dessert and is wonderful. Service was great and we found out at the end of the meal that our server was Bob, the owner.
One note: bring cash as they do not accept credit cards.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMUsually I have had a prettyUsually I have had a pretty good meal at Keei Cafe. I'm wondering if they changed cooks? We ordered sashimi and it didn't taste fresh,a little too fishy. The mashed potatoes were watery, we thought we were eating instant potatoes. The main entre's of chicken and rib eye were good though. Service was great but if food doesn't match it, we're not likely to return for that price.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMTry this gem!My oh my! We've visited the Kona area in the past, but this was our first visit to the Keei Cafe. We had a delightful experience, including sips of the tasty Caipirinhas done in a proper Brazilian style! Our server was the owner. We had comfortable seating and the pork chop and ahi were cooked just right! Servings were ample, and I can honestly say this was dining as we've come to expect in our hometown on the San Francisco peninsula. Please try this unpretentious, yet culinary gem in South Kona!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM