Kalapawai Cafe & Deli - Kapolei

4.9
355 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 355 people are saying
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vipLuvOfTea
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and Ambience.
Food quality and consistency is always great. We sat outdoors and rhe sunset was nice.

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Hollywoodjoe
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food Get the Maui onion gratin eve soup so onolicious and the Burger is to die forJoe the bartender was great he even sent over a dessert for my birthday Will be going back real soon like this week before going home to Boston😎

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great staff and great food

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Limbo
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to have an early dinner and this is one of our "Go To" spots! Food is always awesome and we never have any issues with the service. They had a couple new items on the menu which my wife truly enjoyed... I had a burger and it was cooked perfectly. We will be back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Maegan was an exceptional waitress who was very attentive and gave us some good attractions to visit for our family of five. The food was outstanding. We may visit again before we leave the island. Great experience.

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TedM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality and flavor of the food was amazing. The customer service was amazing and the ability to make reservations was easy and necessary. I would highly recommend for friends and family.

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dylee
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

been there several times, never disappointed. highly recommended. 6 stars

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Vince
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great place to eat. The drinks were great, the crab and artichoke dip is amazing, the special: hebi and prawns dish were good, and the chocolate desert was wonderful.
The Irish coffee was a little too strong and we thought the $36 price for the special was a little high.

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vipbwkkd
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every time we are in the Ko Olina area we make a special stop at Kalapawai Cafe. The food is exceptional and the staff is warm and welcoming. Meghan (Maggie) and Michelle were awesome. The blackened Ahi Tuna over lemongrass risotto is a dish you cannot pass up. Thanks for the recommendations ladies.

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DougH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food was “good” this time but not amazing
My friend ordered the burger and asked to be served fresh hot fries and they were served to him cold.
One of the servers brought him some nice hot fries and that was great.

We ordered two of the chopped salads and there was very little “green” Romain lettuce in our salad. Just the white bitter pieces. This made for a not so wonderful meal.


Service was fantastic, we love Meghan but enjoyed Sarah last night!

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Waterboy
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had a wonderful time. Food was excellent and our waitress who’s from Alaska (forgive me I forgot her name) provided us with outstanding service. As a result of both food and service we will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful server, great good, awesome vibes!!

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JonathanW
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so awesome we went twice on our visit to Oahu!! Hurricane fries were great and wife had the pork tenderloin both visits!

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vipJanet
Hawaii
42 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pumpkin risotto that came with the pork medallions was outstanding. The blackened ahi also came with a lemon risotto and kale. Both dishes were well prepared and presented. We completed the meal with the lilikoi cheesecake which was great. The menu listed daily bread pudding which we were interested in trying, but they actually do not offer it so they acknowledged that they need to delete from the menu. Was overall a great dinner and we enjoyed the experience.

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AllanW
Orange County
41 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot for a casual dinner with locals.

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vipOCH4
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has wonderful innovative local dishes and fresh catch. They also have an excellent selection of beers and ciders. Very knowledgeable and attentive staff.
A hidden gem in Kapolei.

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vipBradleeS
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as always. Took out some family who were visiting from the mainland. Absolutely loved it.

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vipDowntownL
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The best meal of our trip. The food was delicious, service was excellent and the prices were very good. We probably will be back before we leave on Tuesday. The food was not what you would expect from a small cafe. Great find.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
376 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Another great dinner. We were lucky that Kaili was our server again. She is always so friendly and helpful. It is real pleasure.
Wine and food were very good.
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and will return the next time we are in the area.

MJ
MJR777
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great restaurant - if you’re staying at the Marriott, Disney or the Ritz Ko Olina resorts, make the 10 minutes trip and get great local service, food and prices - you will not be disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
376 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a reservation for a table on the patio and were seated immediately upon arrival. We were lucky that Kaili was our server. She was wonderful, very attentive and friendly. She made some excellent recommendations for the appetizer and the main dishes. Everything was very enjoyable and we will return in a couple of days and look forward to another great dinner.

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James
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kalapawai is our go-to restaurant when we want a good meal that won’t ruin our budget. The crab cakes are amazing, and don’t forget the lilikoi cheesecake for dessert!

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DanielA
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great except we had an appetizer & it had barely come when our dinner came out. Otherwise, good & service was great.

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Gino
Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelsey is an AMAZING MIXOLOGIST! Her service was outstanding which made our dinner that much more enjoyable!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Friendly staff

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

We’ve been eating at a lot of fancy restaurants during our stay..but the food here was way more delicious! Our waiter was really informative and helpful. The seafood and sausage/rice dinner was incredible, we could drink the sauce it was that delicious!

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vipJanettO
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always stop here when in Kapolei. Great food, service .

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JamesI
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome service by Megan. Everyone very friendly. Food was yum. We’ll be back!

JH
vipJoeH
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! In our experience, we finally hit a spot where the food was not over priced and was worth every penny. Will definitely be headed back here in the future!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish special was so amazingly delicious! Potato crusted Hebi fish with a seared scallop & topped with fresh crabmeat in an awesome sauce. Gluten free too 🐠

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Vince
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was conscientious and attentive. Food was excellent and our party enjoyed the appetizers and dessert. Enjoyed sitting outside bit the sun kept was in the way of seeing for a couple people at the table.

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Sunsetkismet
Northern MI
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The auction fish special was blackened ahi tuna on the night we went. I ordered the risotto preparation with the red curry and it was amazing! They were very knowledgeable and accommodating with gluten free preparation. Service was fast and the patio was lovely if a little noisy with the car traffic but we loved being outdoors so it didn’t detract at all.

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Crown2Visitor
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food. Burger large enough to share. Blacken Ahi with just enough spices to make it interesting with the perfect sear of the ahi. Friendly service all around.

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vipLuv2eat
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelli was such a pleasant server. She was very attentive to us, especially to my kids who was super hungry. Overall, our time there to include our dinner was delicious!!! Always looking forward to dining in. Their Aina Mule drink is one of the best refreshing ones I've had!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t hesitate. Make the reservation. This is the best food I have had in quite some time. We went back for seconds four nights later and were floored again. The staff is wonderfully friendly and helpful. Can’t recommend it highly enough. Go.

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vipHighStandards
Palm Springs
25 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a delightful evening and our server, Reese, was wonderful. We both had the seafood specials and both were excellent as were the desserts. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Me and my wife’s anniversary. The food was great with excellent pricing.!! Will definitely return to try something new from the menu.

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vipBrenH
Hawaii
49 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Overall the food and service was good.
But we were seated next to a really loud group that made our dinner non enjoyable and ruined our get-together.

JH
JamesH
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great. No waiting and reasonably priced

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 4.9 stars by 355 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.