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Welcome to the future through the past.

ABOUT MAKAI

From the Marquesas in double-hulled dugouts they sailed ma-kai (toward the sea) to windward shores of the Big Island hauling seeds and cuttings of kalo, hoi, u-ala, maia, ulu, and niu which we know as taro, yam, sweet potato, banana, breadfruit and cocoa-palm. 

 

And they came with moa and pua’a, for eggs and chicken and pork, and cast their nets for ahi, aku, ono and mahi mahi.  

 

Welina ma ka wa e hiki mai ana e ka manawa i hala  

     

OUR RESTAURANT

 

The makers of Riva Fish House

bring you the foods, flavors, flowers, and fun of Hawaii and beyond.

In 1885, three Hawaiian princes floated olos ma-kai to the mouth of the San Lorenzo and showed Santa Cruz and the world the art of surfing.

 

The makers of Riva bring you Makai, a taste of Hawaii and beyond. And, an unbroken view of Steamers Lane.

 

COMING TO YOU ON A TIDE OF ALOHA

Mahalo nui mai!

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49A Municipal Wharf

(831) 466-9766