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“Excellent lunch at a great price” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe O'Lei Kihei

Cafe O'Lei Kihei
2439 S Kihei Rd., Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
(808) 891-1368
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Ranked #23 of 135 restaurants in Kihei
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Riverton, Wyoming
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“Excellent lunch at a great price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

As you are aware, finding reasonably priced food in Maui is a challenge. The 3 of us ate lunch here (can't vouch for dinner) and everything was excellent. Tiramisu for dessert was yummy, even though they don't make it on-site. We visited here at the recommendation of a friend and we're quite pleased with the experience. Is it a 5 star restaurant.... no, but is it very good food and a good value, yes. Some of the offerings were quite innovative.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Reasonable Prices and Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Although the name of the restaurant is a lost opportunity for a coffee shop, the food and drinks here were good and reasonably priced for the area. Although the tropical style dishes were oddly served with Parmesan-roasted tomatoes, the food was overall very good. The cocktails were strong and delicious and there were good Kona Brewery beer options as well.

Visited May 2013
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“BEST FRESH FISH IN KIHEI”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

The best fish plate in Kihei hands down...The service is always good even when they are busy which is every day! The fish plate is the best fresh fish prepared to perfection! The salads are amazing. If you want quality food and service without the resort restaurant price this is THE place. simply the BEST!

Visited May 2013
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Chandler, Arizona
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“Great food in Kihei, Maui!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We went here on a recent vacation and thoroughly enjoyed the food. The special of ahi and shrimp was delicious, and the crab cakes were amazing. Seriously, you could just order plate after plate of the crab cakes and leave happy. The drinks were fresh and delicious, and our server was very friendly and helpful. The only negative was on the kid menu. Although the fries were crisp and yummy, the mini cheese pizzas were hated by both kids in our party (6 and 10) who both usually LOVE cheese pizza; possibly b/c these were a bit more "gourmet" than kids usually like. Don't let that hold you back from coming -- the food on the "real" menu is super. Hopefully your kids will like the fries, or even better, eat the delish shrimp and fish dishes that are available. Definitely try this place - it's good. :)

  • Visited May 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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“Excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We had the lunch special which was a steak fajita and it was good with the meat tender and tasty and the price was excellent. It was one of our better lunches. The location is good and the service was excellent. As others have said, the view is not that great but we found the place clean and pleasant.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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