Hawaiian, Seafood: Ask a local or a frequent visitor where to go for the island's best seafood, and you'll likely hear this treasure named among the top suggestions. Nestled between the highway and the coastline, Keei Cafe serves spectacular American-Hawaiian fusion dishes. Savor the flavorful likes of an herb-rubbed rib-eye, pork chops smothered in peppercorn gravy, tofu fajitas, Thai-style curries, or even Brazilian seafood chowder. Although the decor will not knock your socks off, the food very likely will. Be brave and try new things at this eatery, don't shy away from Hawaiian dishes. This place will really give you a taste of the Big Island.
Polynesian: Sushi and fusion cuisine — presented in an elegant, relaxed setting — don't get any better than this. Of course, only the freshest seafood is used, so the sushi is impeccable. Even so, the wide-ranging menu includes such an intriguing array of Japanese-inspired dishes that you may not get around to sushi. Starters include crab cakes, lobster rolls, and broiled black cod. Entrees range from seared ono with mashed yams to roasted duck with orange hoisin sauce and lamb in a macadamia nut crust. The molten flourless chocolate cake is achieving legendary status, so save room for it. Kenichi Pacific is small, making reservations essential.