Kalapawai Cafe & Deli - Kapolei

4.7
246 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
Kalapawai Cafe & Deli offers residents and visitors to Kapolei a friendly place grab anything from a morning cup of coffee, a delicious deli sandwich or pizza to an award winning full service dinner that includes burgers, locally caught seafood and the freshest salads. We are proud to feature locally sourced ingredients whenever possible on our menu and we focus our wine and beverage program around small, family owned wineries and breweries.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 246 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KristinaH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service and excellent food. Like eating outside on the patio, road noise isn’t too loud

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BrendaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was awesome. We had the steak special & lamb chops, excellent. Loved the veggies & sauce. Also had crab dip, delicious.

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vipBrenH
Hawaii
41 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously the best place on the island to eat.
You want a nice, relaxing, and casual experience with excellent food and excellent service, then this is the place to be.
You won't be disappointed. Unless they've run out of something.

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vipMark
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service here is always outstanding. Kalapawai is one of our "go to" restaurants every week.

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TMY888
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our waitress Meagan was very personable, offered suggestions and attentive. Host staff a little rough could be more gracious. Food and drinks were onolicious.

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vipKBru
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. We had the salmon stuffed with crab which was perfectly prepared. Would definitely recommend this gem, not crowded and nice atmosphere.

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KellyF
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service. We went there twice for dinner during a recent vacation and picked up some yummy bakery items for breakfast.

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vipSteveandJackieD
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always a good experience- had out of towners and everyone enjoyed themselves.

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Rob76
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our group enjoyed the fish and pasta dishes. Friendly and very attentive staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the salad and bakery items! Delicious

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Subaverage
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT OUTDOOR SEATING OPTION

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TiffanyO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great, quick and efficient! However, gone are the days when parents took their noisy kids out for the sake of others and there were some noisy ones in there. Nothing you can do about that!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The daily special was kajiki and kauai prawns.
Fish and shrimp was over cooked and rubbery, but sauce was flavorful.

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Kiele
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, good food. They got us seated at the bar right away. Nice atmosphere. Been to both Kailua locations and I like Kapolei even better!

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JKLM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff at Kalapawai Kapolei ALWAYS are outstanding. We have been there numerous times. Only once was my food a little off, but that is because I am picky. Every other time, it’s so good.

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Abijo
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always great when we come here. It’s pretty casual but the food is almost fine dining quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The reservation they Open Table was easy and the restaurant experience was perfect. Granted it was slower due to the Covid hoax but this restaurant service level didn’t miss a beat. Food quality was top notch and prices were similar to others.

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JulieN
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad experience when we dine at Kalapawai. The food is bomb the drinks , on point and the service is always top notch!!

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KimM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The food was good, but the service was lacking. No refills on our drinks, and after another server cleared our plates and packed our leftovers our server finally came and asked if we were interested in dessert, we passed. Then we sat another 15 minutes just waiting for our check. Maybe it was an off night for her, but I’m not likely to return.

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Kat82
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved their menu!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant and our go-to for all special occasions and frequently for date night! The chef specials are always delicious, creative and very well priced compared to other restaurants on the island. We love the drink and beer selections and the staff are extremely friendly! We can’t recommend this wonderful cafe enough!

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Pepe
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very nice dinner with friends:) Thank you!

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vipSluggo
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch with my cousin service was great and food tasty. I would definitely go back again...The Fish tacos and the cookie with ice cream really hit the spot...maybe I will try their dinner menu

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great diner with tasty dinner options. Drinks were awesome too! We will be back.

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JazminH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very nice. I love the ambiance. We had reservations and our table was reserved with a sign. We came for lunch. The food was out of this world. Delicious! Great place to come for a date.

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BeverlyC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good drinks and very friendly staff. We eat here as often as we can!

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vipReviewswithaloha
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good comfort food in comfortable place with good service...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails are always great at Kalapawai!

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vipGolfer
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Great cookie dessert.

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ChristopherB
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only second time eating out since the start of the pandemic. Great decision!

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vipRobertS
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant is much improved from a year ago, when we were last on Oahu. My wife's fish with lemongrass risotto and my wagu burger were just terrific/perfectly prepared. We ate outdoors and service was fine. We're going to go back at least once more this trip.

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vipBrenH
Hawaii
42 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want good comfort food, Kalapawai is the place to go. The West Side burger and shrimp penne pasta are my absolute favorites.
Kalapawai is usually a nice and relaxing place to eat and enjoy your meal.

Only downfall is when there's inconsiderate and obnoxious patrons who feel they must shout to talk and laugh so the whole neighborhood can hear them even though they are sitting within an arms length of one another.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s Birthday

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience here, looking to come back for great tasting food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Kalapawai the food is soo good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our meal, one of the best we enjoyed during our week! Service was outstanding and our food delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to try a local place and we are very thankful to have found this place. The food was exquisite, the staff was extremely nice. They have a great bar selection. We will definitely be going back.

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VivatheZeebra
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little neighborhood cafe. We love coming here for lunch. Food is yummy and the service is good. We like their skinny fries! The online reservation is convenient and recommended as there’s usually a line during peak hours.

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LizaS
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I loved their foods. That's why I keep on coming back.
But i was disappointed when we went on 2/13 for dinner and requested to dine in outside the patio and there was one particular costumer that talks so really loud like constantly talking stories with her friends and sounded like she was really drunk and we wanted to go back inside or leave already because it felt uncomfortable but we decided to stay. Food and service was great but ambiance, it was loud almost the whole time not only the sound of bus passing by but this woman behind our table was louder.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Kalapawai Cafe & Deli - Kapolei using the Order Online button. Kalapawai Cafe & Deli - Kapolei also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 674-1700.

Kalapawai Cafe & Deli - Kapolei is rated 4.7 stars by 246 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.