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Cafe O'Lei Kihei

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2439 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-7283
(808) 891-1368
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went here to change the routine of visiting expensive restaurants in the Wailea Beach area. Service was super fast, almost to the point where one wonders if the food was prepared and under a warning light. We started with the ahi stuffed calamari and some clams. The plates were on the table within 5 minutes of being ordered. The food... More 

Thank EdivSeventen
Winnipeg, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was great! The beginning was awkward, because we waited for like 20 minutes before a waitress or waiter came. I had the full fish plate, can't remember the name, and my boyfriend got the new york steak, and we ordered calamari. Was great! I actually finished my food for the first time. Fish was amazing.

Thank domierosina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came down Kihei to snorkle and decided to get something to eat in this town. This place looked appealing.... Ordered the French onion soup and hands down the best soup ever! My husband ordered the New York Steak, was very good, however the Short Ribs was amazing and very flavorful!!! If we ever make it this way again, this... More 

Thank 7MvP21
Gedera, Israel
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Four of us had a nice lunch there. The food was great., specially the fish sandwich and Mahi Mahi. It is on the second floor, so the view is nice, if you are sitting by the window.

Thank DavidZadok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was by far the best meal we had in our 11 days on Maui! The French Onion soup is a must try!! This will be the first place we come back to next year! The prime rib was amazing, so was the macadamia nut crusted chicken! Excellent service!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Lancaster, PA.
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We travel to Maui 1 or 2 times each year. When we are there we ALWAYS make it a point to visit Café O'Lei for lunch. We just LOVE their Maui Onion Soup.

Thank CameoLady
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just finished a fabulous dinner here. We planned to go to another restaurant and decided to check this place out and glad we did. The service was great, food was amazing, and atmosphere was relaxing. I highly recommend going here. We have two kids 9 and 11 and it was perfect. Would go back anytime. Food was so good, we... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food and drinks at Cafe O'Lei were great! And of course at a great value. Had the lunch mahi mahi over rice with Cesar salad for $12.. Same dish at mamas fish house would have cost $60. Great place to bring the family for a very nice meal without breaking the bank.

Thank Snacle
Pleasanton, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I found this place strikes the right balance between quality and price of food in Maui. The food is of great quality, and the service/ambiance was very good.

Thank BoyToffee
Kihei, Hawaii
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant is great for casual dining. They use fresh local produce and fish. Prices are reasonable and food is delicious. The staff is wonderful, pleasant and attentive. Try fresh sushi, you will be glad you did.

Thank Anna R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Soups, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2439 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-7283
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kihei
  • Phone Number: (808) 891-1368

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