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Cafe O'Lei Kihei

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2439 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-7283
+1 808-891-1368
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10:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 21:30
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything's great except the food! Friendly fast comfortable and affordable. But menu descriptions are misleading and salad lettuce was not fresh and didn't include items advertised, i.e.: avaocado was tiny globs of brown mush, shrimp was not grilled and was tiny little pieces that didn't add up to even one shrimp. Portions were small. In the end, even though it... More 

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Thank Josh S
Port Coquitlam, Canada
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is our third year visiting this restaurant after we found it a couple of years ago. We have found the food to be excellent and very reasonably prices. My wife and friend swear by the Macadamia encrusted chicken, while I prefer the braised ribs. Serving staff are excellent, professional and informative about the menu. I would not hesitate to... More 

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Thank Jeff C
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

always love this restaurant , love going early in day. nice prices, great mai tai's,. fish was wonderful, presentation is always so nice. dessert was decadent. great location, to get to and from, with shopping too.

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Thank Pat B
North Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our experience this time at Cafe O'Lei was, really, very disappointing, not at all like previous visits which we enjoyed so much that we recommended the restaurant to friends. We had reserved a table, but we were seated in the centre of several large groups. It would be much nicer to place couples, especially those with reservations on the perimeter... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

my husband and I had an excellent lunch at this restaurant. The food, the environment and the service were excellent!

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Thank Nancy C
Winnipeg, Canada
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We chanced upon this place after reading reviews. It was so busy that the only open places were at the bar, which still serves a full menu selection. My partner and I shared three specialty appetizers and a dessert. All three appetizers were delicious (Manoa Lettuce Wraps, Fried Calamari, and Café O'Lei Crab Cakes) and the Macadamia Nut Torte was... More 

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Thank Intouchable
Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great date night place! I really enjoyed the crab cakes. The rest of the meal was a real treat, not the cheapest place. But well worth it

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Thank matt f
Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

10 years of eating at Cafe O'Lei and not one person in our party has ever been disappointed. They are very accommodating for seafood allergies. Great food! One of the best fish prices in town. Lunch or dinner... both are good! (Side note: sushi... at this time... was limited to certain days/times... so check that if you're hoping to try... More 

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Thank coltvacations
Oakley, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My whole review will be About their lettuce wraps. I was addicted to these! Super refreshing and down right put delicious! I ordered them one day and was hooked. The next day I went back and place 2 orders to go..both for me...one for lunch an one for Linner. They are light enough to eat before a late dinner. Everyone... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is quite noisy and the prices seemed high, the food was average. The service was good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Soups, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:30
Monday
10:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:30
Thursday
10:30 - 21:30
Friday
10:30 - 21:30
Saturday
10:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2439 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-7283
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kihei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-891-1368

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?