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Kalapawai Cafe & Deli

750 Kailua Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2821
+1 808-262-3354
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bruschetta” (24 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
750 Kailua Rd, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2821
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Reviewed 2 days ago

During the day this restaurant is a very good deli. We stopped for lunch and ordered hot pastrami sandwiches. The very lean pastrami was piled high on toasted rye bread. The deli/ cafe has an excellent choice of beer and wine. At 5:00 PM, the...More

Thank William J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great quick stop for lunch or beach snax. Parking limited, and can be a little tricky getting in and out when busy.

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us visited here last night and we had a great meal. The selection of fish is excellent, the bread is fresh and not sugary, the Maui Onion Soup was incredible and the Ribs with Pineapple Chutney were meaty, succulent and filling. Although we...More

Thank Damien T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very together cafe combining a nice building facade, kind of a mix of plantation island chic, with a busy eclectic interior split between the coffee/drink/cash counter and the food/ordering/pick-up counter and open eating area at the rear. We've been coming to Oahu every year...More

Thank design49er
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Anytime of day this place is a winner (this location and the other one a couple miles away)..Parking can be tricky but....yummy, inexpensive cup of coffee in the morning, tasty deli lunches and the larger restaurant has delicious steak and catch of the day.

Thank Kailia82
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Don't be fooled by appearances, Kalapawai market is a simple little café with indoor and outdoor seating located on the main drag as you enter Kailua. They serve the best coffee, great lunch selections to eat in or take out, as well as delectable sweet...More

Thank Tiare C
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Had a great turkey cranberry sandwich. Just a really cool vibe at Kalapawai. The staff is wonderful.

Thank James D
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Since living in Kailua, we visit Kalapawai at least once a month for date night. The food is consistent and never let’s down. The restaurant is small and intimate. They offer both outside/patio seating and inside seating. Kalapawai does not take reservations so if you...More

Thank primmyb
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Found this on Trip Advisor and decided to check it out for lunch. Needed to be careful parking because of the roosters, hen and chick in the parking lot. Great staff! One recommended the Rueben and it was one of the best that I've had....More

Thank radmerm
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Great pastrami, but bread was a bit toasty on the sandwich. Iced coffee was very good. Cookie we had for dessert was great too. This was a nice stop for us vacationing tourists from Cali...This is my first post ever for a review, just saying!

Thank Rocknspector
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17 December 2014|
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Response from OahuBandMom | Reviewed this property |
call them. (808) 262-4359. they are open Hawaii time from 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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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