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“Reasonable Prices and Good Food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe O'Lei Kihei

Cafe O'Lei Kihei
Ranked #17 of 172 Restaurants in Kihei
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Reasonable Prices and Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Maui, Hawaii
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“BEST FRESH FISH IN KIHEI”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Silkangelmaui
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Chandler, Arizona
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great food in Kihei, Maui!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jennifer_Val
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Spokane, WA
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109 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank GMASpokane_WA
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“So happy to return”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

We loved this place in 2012 and we love it in 2013! We enjoyed prime rib, macnut chicken, and the kids ate off the kids menu (burger and chicken strips). Everything was delicious and our server was great! Dinner rolls and salad are included with the meals which adds extra value to these delicious meals. Our reservation landed us a great table on the side near a window.
There isn't really a view to speak of and we find the restaurant fairly loud but this doesn't change our rating. We love Café O'Lei!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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