Cafe O'Lei Restaurants
Amazing food and service staff for our wedding! Absolutely delicious appetizers and food. We did the buffet style dinner and the chicken/fish/steak were all equally yummy. They were very easy to work with and emailed me with a menu that fit our budget and included all the things we wanted. Our wedding guests included some picky/LA foodies and they all enjoyed the food as well!
My husband and I got married at the Olowalu Plantation House and had Cafe O'lei do the catering. We did not have any issues what so ever. Our food was amazing and the servers were very attentive and extremely friendly.
We had Cafe O'Lei as our caterer for our wedding and we were very impressed. We had lots of variety for food options, and they worked with us to modify the menu to our specific tastes. They were very professional on our wedding day, and always made sure everyone was taken care of and had enough to eat. The food was great! We also had pupus during our cocktail reception, and although I didn't get to try them all, what I did have was deicious and our guests were VERY impressed with the options and quality.
Fantastic food. My wedding planner A perfect paradise wedding booked cafe o'lei. I did not try the food prior to the wedding. I was more the happy with the service and food. My guest are still talking about the food and how great it was. I had the hawaiian buffet and it was wonderful.
We used Cafe O'Lei to cater our beautiful wedding at the Olowalu Plantation just south of Lahaina in Maui, Hawaii. Working with Cafe O'Lei was great. My husband Luke and his brother went out to Maui to meet Dana from Cafe O'Lei - the head chef, and to do a food tasting. They came back raving about her and the food! She suggested new dishes we hadn't thought of, and helped create the menu for our plated dinner. And food at the wedding was absolutely delicious!
Our Appetizers (Pupus) were:
- Coconut Shrimp w/ sweet chili and cilantro - Rave reviews from all our guests!!
- Grilled brie and bacon mini sandwiches - Yummy!
- Shrimp, papaya and avocado salad with lilikoi and papaya see dressing - it was AMAZING - one of the best salads we've ever had and worth the extra $$
- Macadamia crusted mahi-mahi
- Grilled Polynesian Check
- Duet of Filet mignon and macademia crusted island mahimahi
- Chops of Colorado Lamb
ALL delicious! The only thing is we planned dinner at sunset, when everyone wanted to take pictures, so unfortunately our food got cold before we ate it, but regardless it was still absolutely yummy!
CO'L was great and on everything. THey were professional and nice and we can't wait to go to their restaurants when we are back in Maui next time. I STRONGLY recommend...
They were absolutely fantastic!
We had a Hawaiian luau-style dinner buffet for our backyard wedding.
Their beverage service was nice, food was elegant and tasty, and the staff worked very hard to make the wedding go smoothly. I would recommend their service to anyone who's having a wedding on Maui.
Thank you, Dana and...
The food and staff were beyond amazing. It was so much fun planning with them and when it came to our actual day, I had NOT A SINGLE WORRY, knowing they were there. They can overcome any and all obstacles. The staff is amazing. Dana, Molly, Marcie, and Claire were so welcoming, supportive and treated us like family. The food was amazing, gourmet and all that we dreamed of. I can't wait to work with them again! I would recommend them to any and all brides looking for a flawless day with phenomenal food and staff! :)
We were so lucky to have chosen Cafe O'Lei for our wedding. We love their food in the restaurants and visit them each time we are on Maui. We were a little nervous about having them cater our wedding at Olowalu, but there was no reason to be nervous - the food is amazing and the service was outstanding. Trust the reviews - our guests are still talking about the food months later.
Regarding the service of Cafe O' Lei: we wish there as a 10 to select!!!
On the day of our wedding and approximately 40 mins before the ceremony - a huge gust of wind blew 1/2 of the dining tent over with all tables, chairs and service settings crashing to the ground (approximately 50 place settings). Place settings and glasses SHATTERED all over the ground at the wedding site. Needless to say - Dana and her team were AMAZING. They quickly worked with the wedding coordinators to reset (AND STAKE) the tents, tables and get new settings and glasses for the wedding. We were only an hour delayed and it was the sweetest gift anyone could have asked for. Dana and her team were calm and reassuring as they recovered the entire wedding.
I love them and would hire them for any event! You will love them too.
Delicious food, high quality service, friendly tea, good value - what more could you ask for?
Cafe O'Lei is the BEST!!! Our guests can't stop raving about the food and the service. Everything was perfect! Simply perfect!
Cafe O'Lei was amazing! They were everything we dreamed of in a catering service. The Food was raved about, their service was over the top friendly and they went above and beyond our expectations. I would recommend then to anyone. Also they are offer a great price.
Cafe O'Lei was wonderful! Donna the company owner was sweet, professional, and made us feel important. The food is to die for! We opted for 3 passed appetizers (coconut shrimp, lettuce wraps, and crabcakes) the island salad with papaya seed and Lilikoi vinaigrette, and then filet of beef or mac crusted mahimahi with bread and mashed potato's. We did a scouting trip and tasted numerous restaurants, we really liked Food For The Soul, Stella Blues, and Cafe O'Lei. We negotiated prices with all three and Cafe O'Lei gave us the lowest price so we went with them! They were our number one choice too because they do so many weddings we thought they really know what they are doing and everything went without a hitch pretty much! The only disappointment was we were supposed to get Okinawan Sweet Potato's (which are purple) and instead got regular potato's so very minor mix up. Overall, they are pricey but great!
Cafe O'Lei is not only delicious, but their service is superb!
We had a tasting about a year before our wedding at Cafe O'Lei at The Dunes at Maui Lani. We met Dana there, and she was absolutely fabulous--so friendly and engaging. Not to mention the food, which was amazing! Since then, we communicated through email, and Cafe O'Lei was very responsive and organized. We had some last minute questions about desserts, and Dana was really helpful over the phone. Cafe O'Lei is also very flexible in terms of menu changes.
On the wedding day, their service was fabulous. We had a buffet dinner, and the servers were kind enough to get me and my husband food, since we were busy with photos and saying hi to everyone. They even boxed up a couple of meals for us at the end (since we still hardly had time to eat!).
Very highly recommended! I would definitely hire Cafe O'Lei again.
Cafe O'Lei is simply the best. I HIGHLY recommend them for catering. They did my wedding last week and everyone is still raving about the food and service. I met Dana a year ago & tasted her delicious food while on vacation. We were hooked! It was so delicious! Working out of state through our coordinator, I was concerned about how smoothly things would go but it was a breeze. They were professional, friendly and prompt. Marcy and her crew couldn't have been better. EVERYTHING I wanted or needed was taken care of it. It was perfect!
I used Cafe O'Lei catering for my wedding on 3/28/11. I worked with a wedding coordinator, so I did not deal with them directly with the catering department to book them. With that being said, the food was excellent! We went with a plated dinner and we gave everyone the choice of the beef tenderloin, macadamian encrusted mahi mahi and the chicken piccata. None of our guests ordered the chicken, but I tried both the mahi mahi and the beef and both were really good. The food was hot and the service was also excellent. I would highly recommend them.
Our wedding food was amazing! Everyone told us it was the best they have had. People had a choice of steak, Ahi Tuna, Chicken or Eggplant. We also had 3 passed appetizers and a salad to start. Amazing! It was a bit pricey, but pretty typical for HI as far as I can tell and the wait staff and chef were amazing. My guests even called the chef out to thank him. I wouldn't have changed a thing.
Cafe O'Lei Restaurants was simply put the very best that you could ask for. You will be very happy and pleased with this choice. We were so happy with the choice we made prior the wedding going with the Alfresco Dinner buffet. We had (80) people come to the island with us for our wedding. When the reception came the Cafe O'lei people went above and beyond with their service. The food was just simply as many of our guest still say. "The best meal they had while they were on the island" Fantastic! One of our guest had a child with severe food allergies when asked for Information The owner and chef came out directly to the table and spoke with them personally. I thought this to be a great touch of class on their part. Your guest will have a choice of Shrimp, Steak, Chicken and Fish all with great flavors. We paid $73 per person which includes the 20% mark up from White Orchid Weddings. They mark everything up 20% if you are having them handle your wedding. If we had gone thru Cafe O'lei directly it would have been $56 per plate and that includes the two appetizers per person that we ordered. Even at the higher price form WOW Cafe O'lei was so worth having handle our wedding. We highly recommend their service. It was money well spent! Thank you again Cafe O'lei!
They were very generous with their portions. The taste was not excellent but very good. My favorite was their coconut shrimp, which was good: crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside. You can go taste it as it's on their regular menu as well.
Most of the staff was friendly but there was a few who didn't seem happy to be there.
All in all they worked really hard to get our business. Kudos for them!
OMG! this place was simply delicious!
Cafe O lei is an excellent choice for catering for any event. Not only were they professional they were very easy to work with and attended to all of our needs. They referred us to other great vendors, and on the day of the wedding they arrived early to set-up, were very attentive to our guests, and made sure everyone had food, drinks, and anything else they might need. After the reception they stayed to clean up everything so we wouldn't have to worry about anything. I 100% recommend them to anyone looking for a caterer for their event! AAA+++
I would recomend these guys to any bride. I was in a bind, my previous caterer had canceled on me and they pulled it together with the best food in less than a month.
We worked with Dana for our Maui wedding and the food and service was fabulous. They did our "backyard" reception to perfection. Dana provided all of the help with setting the tables and offered a bar/bartender. She also had lots of recommendations for people to use for venues, flowers, videography, etc. The food was incredible and she was very flexible with the offerings. Hands-down the best caterer to use for relaxed, professional and very flexible catering service!
We ordered the Kaanapali Buffet dinner through our wedding planner (A White Orchid Wedding):
BUTLER STYLE LIGHT PUPUS
Chilled Island Vegetables with Kula Onion Dip
Snow Crab Dip
Foccacia, Crostini, Crackers
Garlic, Anchovies, Parm Reggiano
Tossed Kula Greens
Grilled Choice Top Sirloin Steak
Roast Shallots, Beaujolais
Sauteed Breast of Chicken
Capers, Lemon Beurre Blanc
Saffron Rice Pilaf
Sauteed Fresh Seasonal Vegetable
Rolls & Butter
The food was AMAZING! The service was wonderful. Our friends and family still talk about how great the food was. The plus is that the price was per person, not per plate, so we got more than our money's worth. Yum yum! We hope to have their food again!
Cafe O’Lei Restaurants is a family-owned and operated business on the beautiful island of Maui!
We also specialize in catered events just like classic movies, timeless memories get better over time. Cafe O'Lei has catered thousands of events, and each one is special and unique. Cafe O'Lei is a celebrated restaurant and catering company on Maui from the creative vision of Michael and Dana Pastula. Cafe O'Lei has catered thousands of events in Hawaii and has over 35 years experience in the hospitality business.
We started with a tiny sandwich shop in Upcountry Maui and now have 4 locations!! Whether you’re a seasoned local in Hawaii or just a visitor, come visit us and let us take care of you!
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