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“Good food for the buck!” 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 #25 of 154 Restaurants in Kihei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Okanagan Falls, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good food for the buck!”
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.

Visited February 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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“Great place to eat”
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.

Visited August 2013
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Abbotsford, Canada
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“Fabulous food and service at reasonable prices”
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 great - friendly and knowledgeable. The bartender made me a lillikoi (passion fruit) martini that was absolutely fabulous. We loved the food. Our son in law is a chef so knows his food and restaurants. He loved the short ribs and was impressed with the way our meals were done. We were all pleased with our dinners. Kona coffee creme brulee for dessert was a great finish to a lovely meal. We would definitely go there again and would highly recommend it.

  • Visited July 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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“Sorry, but!”
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. It would have been so convenient for us had their food been better as we were staying right across the street!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Best meal yet on Maui!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We never would have stopped at this place based on the outside appearance but once reading others reviews we new we had to try it out. This was our best meal yet on Maui! We had crab cakes to start, I had the mango mauihito to drink. Then my husband had the ahi ahi and I had the pork roast. The food was amazing, we couldn't stop talking about it, the service was great. Our server was friendly, prompt and answered all our questions. Overall a great atmosphere and wonderful food. We want to go back and try more on the menu after seeing what went to other tables like the Maui onion soup that came out of the woodburning pizza oven. I say, go!

  • Visited July 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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