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Reviewed 27 November 2021 via mobile

In the search for our Anniversary restaurant, my husband and I decided to try this place this year. We were lucky enough to be seated just inside the doors to the outside eating area and so was able to see the sun set over the...golf course. It was spectacular! For dinner we chose the Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi with lemon caper sauce and the Prime Rib special. Both were very good. I also chose to drink the Passion Fruit Mai Tai, though I should have had the regular one as the taste wasn't really to my liking. We both also enjoyed the pineapple upside down cake with macadamia nut ice cream. The service was excellent and we were happy to have our vaccination cards verified at the door.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 18 July 2021 via mobile

We made a curbside pickup order through the convenient online order platform. Our food was ready when promised and it was brought out as soon as I called to say that we had arrived. We ordered Kula Ranch burgers that include cheese and fries and...they were delicious.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 18 June 2021 via mobile

Mahalo to our wonderful server Sammie! 🌺 The restaurant was dealing with an unusual number of takeout orders since customers were opting to order pickup rather than sitting in the restaurant for their Mother's Day meal (during a pandemic.) Consequently, the wait for meals was...taking longer than normal. We appreciated Sammie explaining the situation to us and keeping us apprised with progress in the kitchen. Additionally, she relayed this predicament to her manager George who personally came to wish my mom a Happy Mother's Day. It made the celebration more special because of their authentic care. And the food was awesome! Two of us had the tender Asian Style Shortribs and one person ordered the fresh fish special. All reported delicious meals!!! Definitely will return.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 16 May 2021

Could be the pandemic and shortage of staff, but the food preparation seemed like it took forever -- as measured by consuming two full glasses of ice tea before we got salads and burgers. Lots of tables both inside and outside and an open breezy...atmosphere. Plenty of parking.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 20 April 2021 via mobile

A wonderful prime rib dinner before our flight home. My wife and I stopped in for a nice meal and was pleasantly surprised to be seated at a table just inside the double French doors overlooking the golf course. Their French soup was superb, very...cheesy and loaded with sweet Maui onions.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 23 March 2021

Salads for lunch were both great. Fresh ingredients, good friendly service. Its a big room and can be noisy. So not so much ambience.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 20 March 2021

My goal was to have a great corned beef and cabbage meal on St. Paddy's Day. I called several favorite places. Due to Covid some were not open, had limited hours, etc. The fourth place I called told me No! But we do have a...Reuben Sandwich. I wondered if Cafe O'Lei was open so I called first. The person told me 'Yes, we are open and we have corned beef and cabbage. Ten minutes later I was there. Five minutes after that I was among the happiest people on Maui. It was the best ever corned beef and cabbage - really - that I ever had. Amazing. The food and service there are always great. But that corned beef - Wow!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 19 July 2020

Always great food. Tonight we enjoyed fish and chips and crab stuffed prawns. Both were delicious and well prepared. So glad that they are open for table service again.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 6 April 2020

We dined at Cafe O Lei on March 14, prior to the pandemic. The manager, Chris, was very friendly and accommodating as was the wait staff. The casual setting overlooks the golf course. The menu looks to please all palates and budgets with choices from...burgers to prime rib. We enjoyed the calamari appetizer, and the weekend specials of Shoyu Short Ribs and Prime Rib...all delicious! Other recommendations did not disappoint. Prices seemed reasonable, especially compared to other restaurants we had dined at during our vacation. This was one of our favorite meals in Maui.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 1 March 2020 via mobile

We stopped by this restaurant on a golf course after reading other reviews on trip advisor. We arrived at lunch time. We did not have reservations, so we had a brief wait for a table. The dining room has a nice view of the golf...course. Our waitress was friendly and pleasant. The food and drinks were excellent. We had shrimp linguine and blackened mahi-mahi. Prices were fair. We had an enjoyable time, would recommend to others.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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19 June 2020|
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Response from B5796KIdavidy | Reviewed this property |
I just called them to find out, for dinner, they're having three types of ribs, prime rib, short ribs and a mango ribs. They'll have two luncheon specials, but you'll have to check their website later on today, not posted... More
21 October 2019|
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Response from foxmusician | Reviewed this property |
If they're open? Check way in advance.
15 August 2017|
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Response from Rachel R | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't know. We only went there for dinner.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cafe O'Lei at The Dunes

Yes, Cafe O'Lei at The Dunes offers takeaway services.

Cafe O'Lei at The Dunes is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4