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The Olelo

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$$ - $$$
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92-1185 Aliinui Dr, Kapolei, Oahu, HI 96707-4434
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265 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just finished our 6th stay at Aulani and we are no longer fans of the Olelo. The happy hour choices are now very limited and they changed their tacos...now with taro chips...Happy hour now only have 3 snack choices. No longer specials on tropical drinks, just beer and wine. In the past we visited the Olelo room nightly, this... More 

Thank we_out
Orange County, CA
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123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for drinks after a fun day at the resort. Good drinks with great bartenders. There is nightly music there. Never tried their food.

Thank rkmoy
Houston, Texas
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121 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

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 

Thank bruce120
Portland, Oregon
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

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.

Thank Joe L
Pittsburg, California
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

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.

Thank rmsanch
Waipahu, Hawaii
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129 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 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 

Thank Cattayhi
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119 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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.

Thank peachpitOhio
Las vegas
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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

Thank Disneylover1008
Prairieville, Louisiana
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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.

Thank kna3974
Windermere, Florida
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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.

Thank Marcel M

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?