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Kalapawai Cafe & Deli

750 Kailua Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2821
808-262-3354
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Ranked #2 of 125 Restaurants in Kailua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I brought my family for a late lunch here after reading the great reviews. I was quite disappointed. The food was so so (we tried the pizza, meatball sub and kids had macaroni and cheese) and nothing was really outstanding- kind of blah.The staff was really not that friendly either. I don't think we will be returning.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is delicious. I here you can find delicious tipical food and also international like mac&cheese!! is great and the place is really nice with beautiful photographs in the walls. The service and the music is great too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very good food and friendly service. Informal and noisy. Mostly savvy local clientele. Good wine and beer. Great baked goods.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

This place is a great stop for a casual dinner. The menu featured local products and the daily fish special was excellent. No cocktails, but the wine selections were nice.

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Chadds Ford, PA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

When visiting Kailua this restaurant was recommended by the hosts of our VRBO. We were not disappointed. Probably had my best dinner here of my entire 12 day visit. The entree recipes were unique, deliciously prepared and beautifully presented. My only slight disappointment was in the portion size. Service was excellent too! Wish we had tried this place sooner as... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Came here for an early lunch after spending the morning at Hanauma Bay and Kailua Beach Park. If you come here and they have Da Skinny as the special, GET IT :-) Absolutely delicious kalua pork on a purple (yes, purple) bun! Would definitely come here again :-)

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Awesome food, da skinny in off the hook. Must try. If your in Kailua, you must stop in. Lunch is open seating, dinner is reserved seating only.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We liked the food so much that we returned three times for dinner during our ten days in Kailua. Try the fabulous water melon salad! We had all kinds of different dishes, both fish and meat, and they were all very tasty, seasoned to perfection and very nicely presented. The service was quick and attentive. You need to prepare to... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Love this place. A great local feel with wonderful options for lunch at a reasonable price. Both healthy and indulgent. Outdoor seating is an option as well.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Food, service and cleanliness has been excellent EVERY time I've visited! I enjoy seeing the staff as they make me feel most welcomed- Paula goes out of her way to serve us! I recommend visiting this restaurant at any time for any "foodie" experience!

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Additional Information about Kalapawai Cafe & Deli

Address: 750 Kailua Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2821
Phone Number: 808-262-3354
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20

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