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“Food is good but once again an F for service”
Review of Cafe O'Lei Kihei

Cafe O'Lei Kihei
Ranked #15 of 186 Restaurants in Kihei
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed February 23, 2013

When we arrived we were seated right away and had a window view. I was thinking "this is gonna be great and all the reviews were right". That's when the great ended. We waited for at least 10 mins before our drink order was taken and then we waited another 5 mins for our ice tea and coke. When our server came back we quickly ordered the fish and chips to share. Our meal actually came pretty quick and was delicious. When our server returned to clear out plates he asked if we would like dessert. We said no thank you and he then commented "ya I kind of figured that". Wth! Was it because we shared our lunch which you had no problem charging us $2.95 so we could split it or something else? I wouldn't go back to eat here, not because of the food but because of the servers comment to us. Tourism is a huge industry for Maui and this restaurant needs to work on some of their employees and their manners.

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Thank L L
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

We called early in the afternoon to make a reservation for a Saturday night, there was only one opening but it wasn't till after 8, the lady recommended we could show up and see how long the wait would be instead. We showed up at 6:45 and didn't get seated till 8 so we should have just taken a reservation vs taking their advice and showing up and waiting that long. However once we were seated we were served immediately and our food came out quickly and it was amazing!!!! Their calamari was some of the best we have ever had, the mashed potatoes were unbelievable and the pork entree was moist and full of flavour and I could eaten night after night!!! I highly recommend eating here however ensure you make a reservation well in advance!!!

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Excellent food from $17 to $25. Colossal shrimp, sushi and macadamia nut pork are delicious. Don't pass on the $6 desserts.

Thank 61only
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Order the fish special of the day. It's delicious and affordable and there is a different one every day. There are lots of other choices too, but I recommend the fish.

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Thank Lori C
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Across the street from the Kamaole beaches is a jewel of a restaurant - Cafe O'Lei. They have daily specials and a wonderful atmosphere. The service is steady but not hurried. Especially for Maui - the prices are very reasonable. We highly recommend this restaurant !

Thank jimbonnie
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