In a little city located about 15-20 miles out of the Bay Area is a city called Vacaville. Vacaville is home to premium outlets, Nut Tree Parkway and serves as more of a pit stop for commuters in between the Bay Area and Sacramento. A few months back we heard about Keanu’s Island Kine Food but never had the time to make it out there to try there food. Just about a week ago, we went to Keanu’s and this is what we thought.
Restaurant & Menu:
Keanu’s is a small – intimate restaurant. If you want to get a seat and eat with friends or co-workers, make sure to get there early before any type of lunch rush comes in. Customers consist of walk in’s, take out orders and catering services. The walls of Keanu’s have various pictures and art of Hawaii that helps set the island style mood. Island style music plays in the background so you can start skankin in line while you wait to order. The restaurant is family owned and operated so when you get to the cashier to make your order, they are very helpful and make sure you get what you want. They also make great suggestions which is always a big plus. Most food that is served at Keanu’s are kept cooking in buffet style warmers which I think is great for selling Hawaiian home cooking. Behind the register you will find the menu for their mix plates where you can get 1, 2 or 3 items with rice and mac salad. On the same menu you will find the selection of Hawaiian Sun flavors for drinks. If you look to your left you will see an extended menu which is almost like an “a la carte” menu for people that want take out or just a spam musubi to take care of a craving. By the way, the set up in Keanu’s is great because of the smells that you get when you walk in. Oh yeah, If you’re really lucky you might even get greeted by the one and only Keanu.
I had the 2 choice mix plate with rice, mac salad, hamburger steak and kalua pork w/ cabbage. My wife the 2 choice mix plate with rice, mac salad, teri chicken and chicken adobo. There is nothing much more that I can say other than that the food at Keanu’s is GREAT. The flavors that come out are authentic and bring you back to your favorite local spot in Hawaii. We didn’t get to taste a lot on the menu but you can find out what a restaurant is about when you take a bite of their kalua pork. We we offered some Hawaiian Sun but ended up ditching that for their refreshing homemade strawberry lilikoi lemonade. Credit the owner for that SUPER ono creation.
Keanu’s Island Kine Food in Vacaville, Ca. is a must go for anyone that’s in the Bay Area. Ono kine grindz with huge flavors and great people behind the scenes.
Keanu’s Island Kine Food is located at: 500 Elmira Road in Vacaville, Ca. Like I said above, Vacaville is most known for the premium outlets so if you are located anywhere off that path then that might become an issue trying to find it without a GPS device or getting the aid of MapQuest.