We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Olelo

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Hawaiian, Polynesian
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
92-1185 Aliinui Dr, Kapolei, Oahu, HI 96707-4434
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

140 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 126: English reviews
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
118 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband I love this place! It's only open in the evenings. One can set inside at tables or out in the open on comfortable chairs listening to to great Hawaiian music, eating appetizers and having a nice drink. Very relaxing. Olelo means language in Hawaiian and inside you find not only a beautiful bar but you find cubicles and... More 

Helpful?
Thank bruce120
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very relaxing atmosphere, including live music nightly. To make it worth your while, show up during their "Sunset Hour" (Happy Hour) between 5 pm and 7 pm. The food menu is pretty limited, but there were plenty of good drinks.

Helpful?
Thank Joe L
Pittsburg, California
Level Contributor
54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to hear music and get a drink here one night of our stay. The music was excellent. The drinks were not! No flavor at all. I sent mine back my husbands was slightly better and he finished his. We did not however repeat our order on any other night.

Helpful?
Thank rmsanch
Waipahu, Hawaii
Level Contributor
129 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us went to the Olelo Bar at the Aulani hotel to relax and listen to Jerry Santos and Kamuela Kimokeo. The music was outstanding as usual, they play well together. The biggest disappointment was that there were no mixed drinks that night - something about gnats ... We got by okay, actually ended up saving some money,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cattayhi
Ohio
Level Contributor
119 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each night there is musical entertainment that was always quality, always fun. The bar serves local style drinks and small plate appetizers that were very good. We enjoyed it each evening.

Helpful?
Thank peachpitOhio
Las vegas
Level Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Cool bartenders and servers with live music and happy hour menu prices get the pork nachos they are really good huge portion for only 9$! And the music is great as well

Helpful?
Thank Disneylover1008
Prairieville, Louisiana
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We dined here several times for breakfast and once for dinner. The food is amazing. It is buffet but the quality is top notch. Our server Charlene was awesome. She took very good care of us and offered advice on what to do while visiting the island. Do make reservations as they are needed.

Helpful?
Thank kna3974
Windermere, Florida
Level Contributor
48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a nice lounge with entertainment at night, usually a duet playing Hawaiian music. Very relaxing. Good nacho's $9 (enough for 2), tempura $16, and sliders. Drinks are about $13 at all the lounges & bars. We bought the soft drink refillable mugs and added our own rum. Saved a lot.

Helpful?
Thank Marcel M
Level Contributor
111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Olelo mean "to converse" in Hawaiian... and with the great bartenders and strong drinks, you'll be talking up a storm! It's located on the ground floor of the Aulani hotel and has awesome views of the koi pond! They have an amazing mango sangria that I can't get enough of! And I can tell you with conviction that the Pau... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jason T
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Good snacks foods and appetizers. Also has a good selection of drinks. Just ask what you want and they can usually make it. The place is fun with all the Hawaiian words all around, if you want to learn some of the language.

Helpful?
Thank Aldous S

Travellers who viewed The Olelo also viewed

 
Kapolei, Oahu
 

Been to The Olelo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Hawaiian, Polynesian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92-1185 Aliinui Dr, Kapolei, Oahu, HI 96707-4434
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kapolei

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Olelo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?