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Cafe O'Lei Kihei

2439 S Kihei Rd., Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
(808) 891-1368
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Ranked #25 of 137 restaurants in Kihei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Moorestown, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Went here for dinner and ordered the seared Ahi Tuna. I asked for it to be cooked rare, to which the waiter replied in a condescending manner," that is what seared tuna is." I was served a well done piece of fish, and sent it back for a rare piece only to be given a totally raw, cold piece of... More

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Lancaster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Took the wife and family out for a birthday meal and I can't stop raving about the service we received from the waitress. She remembered what we all ordered and even made up a special birthday dessert for my wife. The portion sizes for food were more than sufficient and prices were very reasonable, compared to all the other "Hawaiian"... More

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Okotoks, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Ambience upbeat and trendy. Food abundant and service quick and friendly. If you are looking for a quiet romantic evening and a view of the ocean this is not the place to go. If you are interested on good food not overly priced and a lively atmosphere this is for you. No complaints here.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We came into this place based on the reviews and sick of paying $28 for a sad hamburger at the resorts and it delivered. Service was good and the food was better. The braised short ribs were amazing and enough for two if you get a little app.

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Folsom, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We have been looking for a place on Maui that served French Onion Soup with Maui Onioms and we found it. Great service and great food. Soft Shell Crab rolls were great as well. Great atmosphere.

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Houston
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The service was excellent. The French Onion soup was the best I have ever eaten. We had Prime Rib and the fish of the day, both were very good. It is located in a strip mall so can't say much for the outdoor atmosphere but the ambiance in the restaurant itself was very pleasant.

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Okanagan Falls, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Never miss a great bargain in Kihei and Cafe O'Lei is the place to check out. Affordable, good food and friendly service. Sometimes a bit crowdy and noisy, but worth waiting and chill out.

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very good food at a good price. The sushi bar was awesome. Also have an excellent menu of fresh seafood.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Maui can be an expensive place to eat out so finding a restaurant with good prices was a bonus. Cafe O'Lei is on the second floor of a strip mall - not all that attention grabbing from the outside but very nicely decorated on the inside. There is enough space between tables that you don't feel crowded. The service was... More

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Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We had lunch here on our vacation. It was recommended by the condo owners where we were staying. Nice place but our food was mediocre. I had a Caesar salad with fish and the lettuce was very wilted. Sad, food 101, crisp lettuce! No it was not from the hot fish, granddaughter also had salad and it was wilted lettuce.... More

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