With a nod to Hawaiian Regional flavors, award winning Chef Allen Hess has expanded on local land and sea offerings and developed a menu both distinctive and creative in his newest restaurant.

Reservations are required for dinner.

Holiday Seating is very limited.

Plan Ahead.

Ono Festive Feasting.

We are appreciative for the patronage and understanding during these unprecedented times. Embracing the chill in the air we add roasted, reduced, and slow cooked dishes. Reserve now for the holidays. We’ve added dinner services on December 28th & 29th. New Year’s Eve at FORC is by reservation with a special menu, available to preview soon. Kick off the merriment with cozy seasonal cocktails or Som. selected wine list; and share in the tastes of our Winter dinner menu. Happy Hour continues to be first come, first served. Dinner Reservation and Festive season private dining and special event dates are filling into 2022 for indoor, outdoor & catering. Lastly, we are still hiring in the kitchen and continue to run on a small staff, thank you for your support and patience. NOW HIRING

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The Locale

Located in the center of Waimea Town (elev. 2,670 ft) at the historic Waimea Country Lodge. FORC’s style is open, relaxed, ohana-friendly, and full of Aloha.

The Food

Offering renowned Chef Allen Hess’ flare on a traditional country kitchen eating house with a few dishes paying tribute to classic local favorites alongside new favorites for happy hour, and dinner. An evolving dinner menu aims to provide returning guests a new culinary experience with each seasonal visit.

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The Chef

Internationally renowned, Hawaiian regional cuisine chef Allen Hess has opened a string of successful restaurants across Big Island. Find out more about Restauranteur, local food supporter, and chef Allen Hess.

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Unique opportunities to join us in heritage and taste.


You can savor our meals and local specialties with the best seats during our seasonal dinner service. Request a Table,

Private Dining and Events

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