Cafe Pesto

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Cafe Pesto opened in 1988; a time when the island's culinary scenario was pretty much at a nascent stage, and today after the dining scene has evolved by leaps and bounds, it still remains one of the best places to relish Hawaiian food. Standing within the Kawaihae Shopping Center, this is the first of the two stellar locations on the island and offers and excellent menu of fresh seafood and a mouthwatering selection of island inspired pizzas, pastas and more. Chef Moses utilizes the best of the island's locally sourced produce to come up with a fantastic range of time-tested classics as well as contemporary takes. The restaurant interiors sport a light tropical theme with great use of natural elements and Hawaiian-inspired artwork on the walls. The chequered black and white floor on the main dining rooms goes well with the mellow palate on the walls. There's a good play of natural light and an airy feel throughout the establishment. Stop by for a refreshing experience.

Location:  61-3665 Highway 270, Kawaihae Shopping Center

Business hours:  Mo-Th 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Fr-Sa 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Su 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.