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Kalapawai Cafe & Deli

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750 Kailua Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2821
+1 808-262-3354
07:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 21:30
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't know why some people said is expensive, well we had breakfast for 2 for 15 dollars, and first italian espresso, I don't think is that much, for Hawaii Price.. the place is very nice, lovely interior and very cosy.. the lady that served us, she was so kind and gentle, and the biggest blueberry muffin i ever had..... More 

Thank mariapiadellicarri
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fun friendly small place to snack of eat a full meal. Coffee is good and the gluten free muffins are to die for. Limited outdoor tables bur worth it if you don't mind traffic noise. Inside is small and cosy. Great service and again very friendly.

Thank itpara
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260 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After exploring the north side of the island, we found this place for a quick bite of lunch before continuing our drive. Parking is a trick but can be found nearby. My spicy roast beef sandwich with a strawberry smoothie was perfect for lunch while she did the turkey sandwich. Little pricey, but hence Hawaii... Sit outside and enjoy the... More 

Thank Chris M
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow. The food here is fantastic. Great flavors and interesting combinations. We all did something different and everyone left here happy. Our daughter and husband live in Oahu and knew to go here. They do not do reservations but the wait was not too long (Monday night). The food here is spot on. I really wish I had this place... More 

Thank tarwillie
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It never disappoints, quality food every time! I always order the special. My husband and I always come here for special occasions.

Thank Casey C
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat at Kalapawai about 3-4 times per month and are never disappointed. Their specials are always delicious (fish or po kua kina always awesome!) and the service is always spot on. If you want to eat great food, with great service this is the place!

Thank lilynoe
Honolulu, Hawaii
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421 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Kalapawai Cafe & Deli for dinner and had a wonderful evening. There's outside seating both in front of the cafe and behind the cafe. We prefer to sit indoors and absorb the pleasant atmosphere. This is a casual local establishment with a good wine list. Sometimes we come to the Sunday wine tastings and stay for dinner.

Thank Hawaiian555
Kailua, Hawaii
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is usually quite good. Good quality & quantity for the price. Can be a bit noisy & congested at times. For the most part a friendly & clean place. 👍 👏 🎉

Thank E M C
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down if you find yourself itching for a chai tea this is the place! Has great ice cream and sandwiches also!

Thank Modus P
Kailua, Hawaii
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for coffee and bagels in the morning, delicious sandwiches and salads for lunch, or a wonderful quaint yummy place for dinner! It isn't too big, and parking can be a bit tight, so be sure to get in there early! Highly recommend!

Thank ShariL5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 750 Kailua Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2821
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-262-3354

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