Restaurant & Café

The Restaurant

Our menu changes regularly to reflect the local availability and freshness of ingredients, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats, and fish.

The Café

Locally grown and roasted coffee, fresh juice, organic sodas, sandwiches made with homemade bread, sweet and savory pastries – all here.

Holuakoa Gardens, a slow-food restaurant with a seasonal menu and an adjacent coffee shop, is among the best on Hawaii Island. I enjoyed several meals: locally sourced beef brisket and locally caught monchong (deep sea pomfret). The brunch-time Holuakoa Eggs Benedict with smoked-out-back kalua pig and a mango juice mimosa made with the fruit of a nearby tree were showstoppers.
— LA Times
For those of us who did not grow up in a Barbara Kingsolver memoir, we must settle for eating at Holuakoa Gardens. … The portions are hearty, large enough to fill up a farm boy. But delicate touches present themselves throughout, reflecting this farm-boy chef’s French Culinary Institute training in New York: a careful brunoise of carrots, gnocchi paired with a turmeric cream sauce threaded with preserved lemon peel for pops of brightness (though the gnocchi are more like flour dumplings than potato clouds).
— Honolulu Magazine
The brisket, though, is what floors me. Similar to the eggs Benedict, it looks much like you’d expect it to look: cuts of meat with potatoes and two eggs on the side, ‘cause, well, it’s brunch. But, don’t be fooled. It’s the tender pieces of meat and its wonderful flavors filling your mouth with each bite that take your senses to another world and back. I couldn’t stop eating it, that is, until I was challenged to by the French toast set down in front of me.
— Hawaii Magazine
Holuakoa’s open-air garden dining area is an oasis of rich flavors, like the homemade potato gnocchi with Hamakua mushrooms, Hawaiian pumpkin, and summer squash served with sherry cream and parmesan.
— Sunset Magazine

Our Farmers


Mahalo nui loa to the local Holualoa farms and island wide co-producers for providing us with the freshest organic fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats, fish, and specialty foods.

Meet our farmers


We Host Events


Holuakoa Gardens is available for private parties and special events.

We host all kinds – weddings, corporate dinners, non-corporate dinners, live music, birthdays, holidays, etc. Set menus are available. There are three areas of various sizes to choose from, but renting out all of Holuakoa Gardens is also possible. 

For more information, please write to