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“Ben & Maila at Olelo”
Review of The Olelo

The Olelo
Ranked #21 of 144 Restaurants in Kapolei
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Ok, so here are the facts. We flew out to Oahu a day early specifically so we could hear Ben & Maila perform at Olelo on my birthday. They perform at Olelo most Thursdays offering a wonderful selection of easy listening including requests from guests. We have heard them at Olelo 5 times in the almost two years that Aulani has been open. By the way, Aulani is a terrific family resort. Other entertainment is there on other days. The food is good especially the sliders, nachos and garlic fries. The wine selection is adequate. The servers are very friendly but the service itself can be a bit slow when they get busy. But here is the main point ... Olelo is a wonderful outside setting providing a great way to relax at the end of a fun day at Aulani. If you only have time to go to Olelo once, then go on Thursday to hear Ben and Maila. They are well recognized across Hawaii, are very talented and are wonderful people. Don't miss out

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Get there at 5 when the live Hawaiian music begins so you can get a comfy seat. Drinks are the best in here. Food is good. All of the workers speak fluent Hawaiian which is really cool...if you sit inside there are "disneyesque" language helps for you to sound out and learn some Hawaiian on your own....the staff never openly laughed at our attempts but they probably should have! :)

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Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

We visited for breakfast and although it was good we didn't think there was a lot of options. We ordered an English Muffin Breakfast and a croissant breakfast (egg, cheese & Bacon) - this was served in a box and was tasty but very greasy unfortunately.
We also had a bagel and cream cheese and fruit which were both fine.
We purchased the Aulani refillable mugs ($20) therefore used these for a few cups of coffee - caffeinated or decaffinated available.
We sat outside in the sun which was lovley and relaxing. All the couches, chairs and tables are low and padded. Our food was brought out to us when it was ready.
All the staff were lovley, friendly and very Disney :)

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Reviewed April 20, 2013

This is the place to go if your young kids have jet lag and wake up very early every morning. Fresh coffee, awesome tea, great croissant breakfast sandwiches, grab and go items for breakfast: pastries, fruit, yogurt parfaits, etc. The staff are friendly and welcoming. We also love this spot at night too! We ate here for dinner on two different visits. They only serve appetizers but they are yummy and they fill us up. We love sitting on the big couches outside and eating from the low tables. It is a wonderful atmosphere. Love, love, love this place! Currently it is the only place in the early morning (6am) for grab and go items for breakfast and a warm inviting place for bright eyed kids with jet lag.

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Reviewed April 20, 2013

My wife and I were staying at Aulani with our children the week of Thanksgiving break and we found this amazing night spot. Live music every night with hawain flare. You must try the sweet potato tater tots they are absolutely delicious. Also my wife says they make the best BBC (baileys banana colada w/rum on top). I happen to be a fan of IPA and they have Big Swell IPA from the maui brewing company which is delicious. A great place to go to have a nice drink and enjoy music with your partner.

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