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“Best shrimp papaya salad ever!”
Review of Cafe O'Lei Kihei

Cafe O'Lei Kihei
Ranked #28 of 195 Restaurants in Kihei
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The front desk girls at our hotel recommended this local favorite in Kihei. They even recommended the macademia crusted chicken with garlic mashed potatoes. Delish! But the shrimp papaya salad, a meal in itself, was even better. Half a papaya filled with avocado, shrimp, chopped tomatoes and onions, all on a huge bed of fresh spring lettuce with a tasty vinagerette dressing. Yum!

Thank Cindy M
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Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

It was a bit crowded but still had pretty good service. Food was delicious and plentiful. The Maui onion soup was delicious, not overly salted. My husband ordered the plate special, fish crusted with panko and macadamia, served with rice, and Caesar salad. He said it was very good as evidenced by his clean plate! Planned on getting dessert, but we were too full. Easy to find and plenty of parking.

Thank bts4mesd
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

5 stars for food and cocktails - 2 stars for table location in the back corner, totally out of the loop from the main dining area and the bar. We had reservations a few days ahead and weren't just street walk ins.

Thank Judy B
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Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

We went for lunch.... had the fish lunch special of mahi mahi and the burger with fries---both cooked to perfection and were delicious. Prices were reasonable and service good. We would have come for lunch everyday of our vacation in Maui but there were too many other places we wanted to try. In hindsight, we should've eaten here more and not have gone to some of the places we did go to...food, value and service just did not live up to Cafe O Lei! Will definitely be back on next trip to Maui.

Thank sfgogirl
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Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

The food was absolutely delicious. We had the crab cakes to start and the tempura shrimp & mahi mahi. Everything was delicious. The service was excellent!

Thank Danielle M
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