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“Wish we had discovered it sooner!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Koloa Deli

Koloa Deli
5476 Koloa Rd, Unit A, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
808-742-9998
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Ranked #9 of 30 Restaurants in Koloa
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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Poipu, Hawaii
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wish we had discovered it sooner!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Had read about this place a few times when looking on trip advisor before our trip to Kauai and somehow kept forgetting about it. On one of our last days, on our way back from another gorgeous kauai beach we decided to grab some sandwiches for lunch. As soon as I walked in I could smell the fresh bread, amazing!!! We tried the turkey sandwich and the hot pastrami as well as the italian pasta salad, all were amazing!!! Only wish we had found it sooner, would have bought some cheese, meat and breads to take to the beach or just have in our condo to snack on during the trip. This place is a must visit during your time in Kauai, preferably early in your trip so you have time to go back and try a variety of their different cheese and deli selections. This is truly a little gem in Kauai! If we ever make it back to Kauai, will head there straight from the airport!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona
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179 reviews 179 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 81 cities Reviews in 81 cities
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
“Pure Deli Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I stopped here with a co-worker from Honolulu. She said it was better than most NY delis, and she's a New Yorker. The small town is a must visit, and the aroma from the Boar's Head meats just waffled through the parking lot as we walked toward the tiny deli. I had a ham, turkey, swiss in a classic roll. The roll was a fresh baked sub roll, delicious, brought back my growing up days from back east when sub rolls were baked fresh at local delis. The price was less than expected, about $9. I had a flight at midnight that evening so I bought a second one for the plane. They carefully wrapped it and I was in heaven at 35,000 feet at 3am having the most delicious sub that rivals the old world delis back east. You must visit this deli when on Kauai; just 12 miles from Lihue airport.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Red Deer, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Nostalgia in a sandwich”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Koloa Deli was another high point of Koloa - this town is full of them. It's been many years, more like decades that I really enjoyed a sandwich, it's just not something I could get excited about. But the sandwiches at this deli changed that opinion - the smell of the bread and the taste of the sandwich brought back locked up memories that reminded me I did like sandwiches, many years ago when a quality sandwich like this was not so uncommon as it is now. My wife and I both enjoyed our meals immensely, and I would gladly eat lunch from here everyday.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Koloa, Hawaii
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138 reviews 138 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“still the best deli on the island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

i live on the island not too far away and i go here as often as i can since the Boar's Head meats are fabulous and fresh. they cut them to order and i often buy a few lbs. of it for company at lunchtime, for myself for dinner, and any time i crave a great deli sandwich. still do not like the pale rolls but i buy my own elsewhere and make great sandwiches from the meats. the staff is accommodating and friendly. i hope lots of people go here and give them plenty of business because they deserve it. if there is no room to eat outside, bring your goodies to one of the nearby beaches and have a great picnic outside at a picnic table or in your car looking out at the gorgeous scenery, whales, turtles, and dolphins. does not get much better than that for lunch anywhere! NB: they close at 4 so if you want meats for dinner, go early in the afternoon.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boise, Idaho
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Sandwiches to die for!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This is just a small place in old Koloa town. They make their sandwiches fresh when ordered and they are tasty. I had the best egg salad that I've ever had. Great lunch spot that is always crowded with locals and tourists. Not enough seating outside...but standing and eating is worth the stop.

Visited October 2013
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