Da Kine Cafe

Concert
153 E Fremont Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 153 E Fremont Ave, Sunnyvale Directions
All Hours
+14087435236
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49% of 81 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Cafe, Coffee, Hawaiian, Smoothies, Tea
  • Price
    <$15
  • Hours
    Sun
    Closed
    Mon-Fri
    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Sat
    10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Cafe, Coffee, Hawaiian, Smoothies, Tea
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Lot
  • Delivery
    No
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
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Tips

250
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Report | 3 years ago
very nice atmosphere, friendly staff, great live music
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Report | 3 years ago
I enjoyed the live music and the relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
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Report | 3 years ago
saimin was salty. Loved their service!
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Report | 3 years ago
Super warm friendly staff!
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Report | 3 years ago
I'll be back.
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Report | 3 years ago
food took a long time to come out(about 20 min), despite being one of only customers in the restaurant.
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Report | 3 years ago
great job!
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Report | 3 years ago
My daughter had her 18th birthday party there; the kids all had a blast. Suggestion: post buffet menu options for online ordering and perhaps set up online reservation system.
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Report | 3 years ago
I enjoyed the fresh food. Live entertainment and the friendly staff! I left a picture of the owner
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Report | 3 years ago
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From Our Editors

A musician strums a ukulele onstage as hips sway around him in a hula dance. Laughing heartily with his friends at a nearby table, one man pinches seaweed-wrapped squares of sushi rice—authentic Hawaiian musubi—from shared plates as he talks up his latest adventures. At another table, the diners sing along with the ukulele player, eyes twinkling as the melody calls up memories of home.

This feeling of camaraderie, the spirit of aloha, is what owner Peter Be and his wife, Rena, wanted to capture when they opened Da Kine Cafe in 2010. When Rena, who was born in the Kalihi Valley on the island of Oahu, craved true Hawaiian eats, her choices were limited to lackluster mainland-style interpretations, such as lau lau wrapped in a tortilla instead of taro leaves. She put together a menu of authentic Hawaiian cuisine, with 10 variations of the hot noodle soup called saimin and 10 types of poke, which the head chef of the mainland's most famous Hawaiian restaurant dubbed the best in town. Classics such as the gravy-soaked beef patty of the loco moco fill the menu, waiting to be washed down with fresh-fruit smoothies and on-tap ales from the islands or local microbreweries. Gluten-free options are also available.

The décor reproduces the laid-back Hawaiian feel that Rena and Peter remember, so that even the restaurant’s stage wears a grass skirt. On Ohana Saturdays, visiting musicians take the stage, many of them winners of the Hawaiian islands' most prestigious music accolades, the Na Hoku Hanohano awards. Performers include slack-key-guitar player LT Smooth as well as the singer Mailani, accompanied by esteemed ukulele player Dr. Trey. Starting in the springtime, weekly festivals celebrate Hawaii's music, its dance styles, and its excessive number of festivals.

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Closed
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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