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Reviewed 11 May 2024

Paid for a cup of coffee and she told me to leave before I could even finish pouring it. I never even said anything to her. Avoid this place very rude and disrespectful.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 24 April 2024

If you're looking for authentic local fare with a flare, this place is for you! We stopped in here for lunch one afternoon while we were seeing some sights and visiting my daughter who lives on the island. The place is somewhat small, and you...order from a counter. Seating is first come, first served. I ordered the Fish Bites and Bruschetta. They were both amazing!!! As we were leaving, I happened to thank the chef. Amazing food!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 March 2024

This was a great mini-cafe in the back of a market on the east side of the island. We got good vegetarian veggie and rice bowls. The portions were generous and the people were friendly. This is a good stop between Waikiki and Kualoa Ranch.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 January 2024

Fun little cafe in the back of a neighborhood market. Sandwiches are fine (kudos for the French Dip sandwich). Outside dining under a porch next to the store. Just a short walk to the beach as well so this is a great spot to grab...some quick food on the way. Friendly staff.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023 via mobile

We reserved a table outdoors which we enjoyed! Food was good, somewhat limited and quirky (in the style of a cafe); husband is a picky eater and ordered the pork schnitzel which he liked. I had the wago burger, good but a touch overcooked. We...had sangria which was quite tasty. Menu selection is seasonal, my son had a crab dip he was wild about here hut wasn’t available the evening we went. If you have picky eaters, check the menu before heading over.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 24 October 2023

Outstanding fish tacos. Lena very friendly and out going. $18 for 2 tacos but they were very large and filling.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 July 2023 via mobile

Dinner was excellent. Fresh creative fish dishes. Excellent service. Laid back atmosphere and affogatos on the desert menu!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 15 June 2023

We have visited this local cafe previously on prior trips and have always had good experiences here. The food, atmosphere, and value were still as good as we remembered. However, the service crew was always present and seemed to be rushing us for most of...the meal. We indicated we wanted to enjoy our drinks and appetizers first, and yet our server, who was very friendly, kept coming by asking if we were ready to order yet. The table cleaner tried removing food we hadn't completed. And one member of our family wasn't served until about ten minutes after the rest of us had received our meals. While the food is very good with generous portions which makes this a good value meal, the pushy staff made our experience less than enjoyable this visit. We will try to dine here again when we return to this area, but we will be more up front with our expectations with the staff.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 16 May 2023 via mobile

Great atmosphere, easy to find. Indoor and outdoor dining available. Food choices good. I had the French dip. Served on a garlic roll, which was tasty. My wife had the grilled chicken sandwich. It was served on ciabatta bread, which she isn’t a fan, but...enjoyed the chicken without the roll. Sides were limited. Greens, sea salt chips (in a bag) and one other. I had the chips, she had the greens. Chips were chips, but she enjoyed the greens. Biggest plus was they told us hot food was 40 minutes, but really came in less than 15. Service was pleasant and good. Issue we had was rectified quickly. Would recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 25 March 2023

Stopped by for lunch while we were touring the island. Good variety of sandwiches to choose from. Finally decided on the fish tacos and the Kapolei club. They were both excellent. Ample sized portions so you will not go hungry. The atmosphere is very casual...and relaxed which was really appreciated. If you are in the area, it is a great spot for lunch. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 24 January 2023 via mobile

Amazing Chocolate chip cookies! Friendly staff. Highly recommend for a great meal or light snack. Cafe has offroad parking.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 23 November 2022 via mobile

Well executed menu with enough options to keep the whole family happy. Good beer (plenty of local craft) and cocktail menu as well. Actually came back for coffee the next few days in the mornings too.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 6 October 2022 via mobile

Looked Cute & Tasty, but Not Family Friendly We tried going into this place to grab a bite, but despite their upscale appearance and options, do not have a single high chair option — so not really an option for families which require one.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 13 August 2022

Perfect stop for us before heading to Kailua beach. Honestly some of the best coffee we have had, and my boys still ask about the muffin.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 27 March 2022 via mobile

Please grill the Eggplant parmesan a little longer. It was hard and tough. We have eaten here many times over the previous 15 years. Every other time, it has been great. My wife really enjoyed the special of the night. The service was fantastic. The...staff is friendly, talented, and efficient. I am writing this review because we have a high regard for your restaurant and want you to be successful. If you are a guest in Hawaii and reading my review, I highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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It was poorly written. I meant the staff. I was not put off until I returned to get my truck and found int to bemblocked in by an employee.
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call them. (808) 262-4359. they are open Hawaii time from 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
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KALAPAWAI CAFE & DELI, Kailua - 750 Kailua Rd - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Reservations - Tripadvisor

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Kalapawai Cafe & Deli is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4
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