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Olive Tree Cafe

#304 of 1,917 Restaurants in Honolulu
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4614 Kilauea Ave, Ste 107, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-5309
808-737-0303
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious home made Mediterranean

If you are lucky, "The Special" will be moussaka :) If you are not so lucky, order anything else and you will still be happy. Since everything is prepared when you order, don't go if you're in a hurry, and DO order an appetizer to graze on while you wait. The menu changes. Bring your own beer or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
nhoj1234
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Hawaii
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good but this is not a place for a quiet dinner with friends ! Crowded and noisy - cramped seating in outdoor furniture type chairs. You order your food in a cafeteria style and wait for your order - just not my style ! The food was delicious but I couldn't enjoy it with the atmosphere...

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Thank Donna L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The atmosphere: Casual, hip, sophisticated yet unpretentious. Indoor and outdoor seating. The order counter is open and the menu is posted on a large board behind the counter. My date and I sat outside to experience the evening air and the nestled activity of the surrounding area. The noise level isn't overpowering and conversation can flow freely. The food: The... More 

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Thank Asya M
New Hope
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70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

We have frequented this place numerous times over the last seven years. We went for the first time this winter. We were disappointed because it was not as good as we remembered. We started with the Greek Caviar. It was very good. We then had the chicken and fish souvlakis. Both dishes are served with a side of Greek salad.... More 

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Thank Vivian B
Honolulu, Hawaii
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Absolutely the MOST HORRIBLE SERVICE! I"ll never come back and will Never recommend this place due to the service. I don't come here very often because the parking is limited and there's usually a long wait for a table however the food is pretty good and I was in the mood for greek. 715pm I placed a Take out order... More 

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Thank Makena808
Honolulu, Hawaii
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I go here every Sunday evening and I feel it is one of Oahu's best kept secrets. What I love— is the excellent fresh Greek food. It is a great value for the money and the DIY atmosphere. There are a few important things to know. 1. They are NOT open for lunch. Dinner only. 2. It is cash only.... More 

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Thank Denise K
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

My sister KK and I kept hearing that the Olive Tree Cafe was an amazing Greek experience. They used words like 'fresh', 'tasty', great authentic Greek food. Okay, off we went. Here are some things you need to know: 1. They don't take credit cards, only cash. 2. They don't serve liquor of any kind, although they will give you... More 

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Thank Sally J
Hawaii
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

If you are lucky, "The Special" will be moussaka :) If you are not so lucky, order anything else and you will still be happy. Since everything is prepared when you order, don't go if you're in a hurry, and DO order an appetizer to graze on while you wait. The menu changes. Bring your own beer or wine -... More 

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1 Thank nhoj1234
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Food is delicious. Prices are very reasonable. Only issue is competing for tables at peak times. The place is small and it can feel chaotic. Plus it's also less fun when people are standing watching you eat, waiting for you to finish so they can snag your table. Would consider calling ahead for take out at peak times.

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Thank ParekhK
Kailua, Hawaii
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A very good, unpretentious little spot, often the victim of their own success. Kind of middle of the road price wise, but you are sometimes surprised at how little you get for your money

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Thank Kamaaina96734
Honolulu, Hawaii
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293 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Olive Tree Cafe is consistent and the food is good. If you don't bring your own bottle of wine, there's a wine store next door which makes it convenient. The staff is good, the place cheerful and has a pleasant Greek atmosphere. It's only open in the evenings and you don't need reservations.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4614 Kilauea Ave, Ste 107, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-5309
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: 808-737-0303

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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