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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
10:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 21:30
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Laguna Beach, California
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love the food here, but worried about price since we are traveling on a budget. Then we discovered their amazing lunch specials, available until 3:30 daily. Mahi Mahi for only $15.95 includes a scrumptious papaya salsa (freshly made), rice & a Caesar salad. Chicken fettucini (I know, not a Hawaiian specialty, but what I was craving) was surprisingly wonderful,... More 

Thank Mary S
Emmett, Idaho, United States
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have a friend who lives here, she loves Cafe O'Lei. So we joined her for lunch. Price wise not to bad. Food is great! Drinks are not on the weak side. My wife had 2 Mai Tai's and I could tell she was feeling the affects. I had the BBQ pork sandwich, excellent. My wife had the macadam nut crushed... More 

Thank Ken S
Palo Alto, California
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57 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Overall, I would say good place. Definitely rises above the other touristy restaurants in Kihei. It is consistent and tasty. We had the mahi, spare ribs and macadamia nut honey pork. All very very good. Portion size was perfect. Didn't really need an appetizer. Also had some cocktails. Our server, Raymond, made good recommendations. We had a total of 4... More 

Thank CGO83
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125 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great place to eat, giant selection of food. Sushi, sea food and more. Good trained staff, and a lot of them. Each area seems to an intimate setting for a quiet meal. Very good food! We ate here a few times, all great.

Thank Clarjoe
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Dined with four friends Wednesday night, came here off of a recommendation. We didn't have a reservation but the wait was only 10-15min. We wanted to order sushi and the onion soup, but they were out of the onion soup and sushi was a 45 minute wait. Therefore we ordered flatbreads and the crab & artichoke dip appetizer. The vege... More 

Thank Jen S
Port Coquitlam, Canada
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 

Thank Jeff C
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Pat B
North Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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 1 week ago

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Soups, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
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?