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Cafe O'Lei Kihei


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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fresh - local - family owned Cafe O'Lei Kihei is Maui's go to place for fresh seafood, sushi, steaks, and fresh locally-sourced cuisine. Served in a casual but elegant location in the heart of Kihei next to the beach.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Soups, Hawaiian
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews onion soup sushi pineapple upside down cake prime rib roast pork lettuce wraps rice crab cakes mahi mahi short ribs steak tempura fresh fish sandwich pasta macadamia nut crusted chicken lunch specials
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent food. Lilikoi butter sauce was as good as we remembered from last year. Wish they had it available every day, not just Fridays. Service by Cheyanne very good despite them being very busy at lunch. Quantity of food was excellent. We ate lunch &...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank AdventurousTraveler9
Reviewed yesterday

The best place for lunch in Kihei, Maui. We went there several times during our stay the area, and were never disappointed. Great, friendly staff. Great food, tasty and very competitive prices. For the quality of the food they serve it was worth every penny....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Nonnita02
Reviewed yesterday

We were here for dinner with friends, and fortunately had made reservations as the restaurant was packed with 12-15 people waiting for tables when we arrived. We were seated after about a 5 minute wait, and were pleased to have one of the tables located...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Peter G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Get there early to sit at the sushi bar for the best sushi and watch the magic their sushi chef will create before your very eyes!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jan W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived on a Tuesday after a full day of travel. Sat at the bar and were quickly served. Food was fast and very delicious. Staff was friendly and very helpful. Despite how busy they were all patrons were being served very quickly. Tempura Mahi...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Hillary R
Reviewed 3 days ago

sadly we only went to this restaurant on our way to the airport or else i would have def ate here more often. best meal of our trip and gosh the price could not be beat!!! really good food!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Taylordog2014
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The mahi mahi Parmesan encrusted lunch special, Maui onion soup and macadamia nut encrusted chicken sandwich were very good and by the food alone this review would be a 5. However, the cleanliness of a couple of personnel led to lowering the rating. One server...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank bucketlistretiree
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the specials. Presentation and finish were not of a very high standard, but food was decent. Went with a party of 8 and 7 enjoyed their meals. The one disappointment was the pork special because the rice was soaked in honey. I had...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank RunyHuny
Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant is be far one of the best we tried ! The food was so good I wanted to lick my plate clean ....The portions were prefect ! The service to fanatic as well ! The desserts and drinks were just as amazing! I...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Lois F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Friendly staff, perfect location that is close to walk to boutique shops after a delicious meal. We visit often and have never experienced anything but awesome!

Date of visit: February 2019
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29 January 2019|
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Response from Kilipi | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure we just walked over and took our chances which ended up no waiting at all.
20 July 2017|
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Response from Rhea M | Reviewed this property |
No. The restaurant is not far from the beach though.
20 July 2017|
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Response from Wise_Eagle | Reviewed this property |
If you are looking for an ocean view restaurant, this isn't it. Try Five Palms. Excellent ocean view restaurant.
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