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Cafe O'Lei Kihei

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2439 S Kihei Rd., Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
(808) 891-1368
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10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 34
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Still serves up great food at good prices.

We returned to the Cafe O Lei after a two year absence and found that the restaurant continues to be very good with fast food and good value. We started with our favourite appetizer, the lettuce wraps. One order shared amongst four people still offered one and a half wraps per person. These are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
davemacuser
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Vancouver
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

The staff was very knowledgeable regarding gluten free for celiacs. The food was amazing. Something on the menu for everyone including kids.

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Vancouver
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33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We returned to the Cafe O Lei after a two year absence and found that the restaurant continues to be very good with fast food and good value. We started with our favourite appetizer, the lettuce wraps. One order shared amongst four people still offered one and a half wraps per person. These are the best lettuce wraps ever -... More 

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Placitas, New Mexico
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Good service; we shared a plate of blackened Mahi Mahi, rice and a salad,. We had plenty to eat; the food was well prepared and delicious. It was busy at mid afternoon; our food was delivered quickly. Onion soup seems to be a specialty; aim planning a return visit.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The four of us (senior citizens all) stopped for lunch at the Cafe in Kihei on the recommendation of a local. Judging by the number of people waiting, the place was popular. We ordered the fish lunch special, macadamia encrusted mahi mahi, and it was absolutely delicious. One of us needed a gluten-free meal and was able to have a... More 

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Kearns, Utah
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

have a very good menu, excellent service, delicious food and prices as expected in Maui. Main enterance is by stairs but can gain access by elevator at other end of restaurant

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Calgary
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We almost missed this restaurant because it is situated up a staircase above street level. I am so glad we stumbled upon it. This was definitely one of the best meals I had on vacation. Our server was so personable, the food was delicious, and it was a great value compared to other restaurants in the area. I really really... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Heard it was a locals hangout and tried it out. Meal was good, prices fair but nothing to brag about. Maybe I ordered the wrong thing but this is not a bad review nor was I unhappy Might return

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Penticton, B. C.
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We discovered this restaurant a few years ago. The food is good although I found the prices this time to be higher than I remembered. Also they have a daily lunch special which can be quite good if you happen to hit it right. As you drive by you will notice that there is a long staircase leading up to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is one of the few formal dining locations in the Kihei area. The menu is not very big but everything on it is very well prepared.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We love the blackened mahi mahi and the daily plate lunch, but everything is good. It is always consistently good. Lunch is a real bargain!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2439 S Kihei Rd., Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kihei
  • Phone Number: (808) 891-1368

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm

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