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Kalapawai Cafe & Deli

750 Kailua Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2821
+1 808-262-3354
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (54 reviews)
“bruschetta” (24 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
750 Kailua Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2821
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Kalapawai Deli and Cafe is located on a rectangular narrow lot on Kailua Road and Kainehe St. in Kailua. After you place your order at the counter, you pay at the cashier and can add chips, pastries, wine, beer, coffees, sodas.... The ladies were...More

Thank lwj
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has the best desserts, nice quaint atmosphere. The food is pretty decent. However, parking is a big challenge. It can't accomodate the amount of foot traffic it gets at certain times of the day. The main dishes are well decorated, tasty, but small...More

Thank lprstn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kalapawai Cafe and Deli is off the beaten track for most tourists to Honolulu, but if you have a rental car or a ride it's well worth the trip. I had the spicy seafood and sausage gumbo and my friend had the grilled fish...More

Thank Fontek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here twice over the years and honestly it’s nice but not as good as some of the reviews would have it. Nice sandwiches, ok pizza, sweet people, and entertaining chickens at the outside tables, but....that’s all.

Thank Olyfoodlover13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just arrived on O'ahu, gotten our rental car, and were starting to explore. We were tired, hungry, and just needed SOMETHING! When we travel, we have a rule to not visit a chain unless it is a chain not found at home for...More

Thank Lauren H
Reviewed 1 June 2018

We stopped here on a whim based on a guide book and were very glad we did. Outstanding French dip sandwich served with a smile at a very reasonable price

Thank Kirk F
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Beautifully fresh and inventive food. Carol is lovely and the atmosphere is great. Outdoor seating areas are gorgeous at night with the lighting and ambience. Friends of ours are local and eat here all the time. My family loved it here.

Thank Geckobird
Reviewed 23 May 2018

We had breakfast here twice and they have a variety of muffins which were delicious, we also tried the coffee which was way better than Starbucks and also their customer service was very friendly and we appreciated that.

Thank bryanmantezoni
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Went here for dinner not knowing what to expect. At 8 PM the wait was short. The severs were the best I've seen in Hawaii - aware of the guest and pacing the dishes in a way that was just right. The wine list was...More

Thank kaioatey
Reviewed 23 April 2018

During the day this restaurant is a very good deli. We stopped for lunch and ordered hot pastrami sandwiches. The very lean pastrami was piled high on toasted rye bread. The deli/ cafe has an excellent choice of beer and wine. At 5:00 PM, the...More

Thank William J
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17 December 2014|
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Response from OahuBandMom | Reviewed this property |
call them. (808) 262-4359. they are open Hawaii time from 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 750 Kailua Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2821
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-262-3354
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