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Kalapawai Market
Kalapawai Market

Kalapawai Market

8.724 reviews
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Deli & Sandwich, Cafe
Ranked #4 in Kailua restaurants
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306 S Kalaheo Ave, Kailua, HI 96734,
(808) 262-4359
http://www.kalapawaimarket.com/
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Since the early 1930's Kalapawai Market has kept residents on the windward coast of Oahu well fed with a wide selection of Hawaiian favorites. They are recipients of numerous local culinary awards, ... Read more
including a recent accommodation for being some of the best high-class Hawaiian comfort food, and a top honor in the favorite neighborhood restaurant category. As they say, it's best to eat where the locals eat, and the latter of the previously mentioned distinctions solidifies Kalapawai Market's reputation as a true local favorite. Visitors here will be serviced by a friendly staff that deserve your appreciation simply after hearing them run down the list of constantly changing daily specials. The specials here aren't just entrees ether, as they offer unique flavors of coffee daily here too. They have a nice selection of wines, and sandwiches, and despite being labeled "high-class Hawaiian comfort food" the prices are fairly reasonable. If you are in the area, you can't do much better in terms of places to eat than Kalapawai Market.

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San Diego, California, USA

Great market to get fresh fruit and other foods prepared fresh on site for you and also has live music as well.

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Local from Kailua, Hawaii

Just a short beach walk away. Get your morning coffee or the deli sandwich. Convenience store bodega. Traditional Kailua stopping place on Kailua Beach. Delicious breakfast wraps, Saturday Beach Burgers, gifts.

Short drive from your beach house.

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Carson, California

A landmark for coffee in kailua - steps away from the beach, coffee is ready starting 5.30 AM. Nice sandwiches as well. Enjoy a nice walk on the beach and have your fresh coffee at Kalapawai.

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Local from Honolulu, Hawaii

Historic general store and local landmark where you can purchase various sundries including sunscreen, coffees, teas and pastries, box lunches, deli foods, wine, beer, crackers, cheese, and ready made

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Keauhou, Hawaii

Deli and coffee bar, basic grocery items, snacks, and an excellent selection of wines. A Kailua institution.

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Moss Beach

This small market carries everything you need for a day on Kailua Beach. When I was renting a place nearby I'd stop in for the morning paper, a cup of great coffee, and lunch supplies. You can hang out with the regulars on the shady side of the building and get the latest news before your kite-sailing lesson.

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Menlo Park, California, USA

A few people recommended this little market to us, although after poking my head in on the first day we didn't bother to come back until the last day. Too bad. This little market is one of the hubs of Kailua - they have a cafe where you can get good coffee and a little kitchen/deli in the back where you can order breakfast or lunch from the counter for takeaway or to eat at the outdoor tables on the side of the restaurant. We came for breakfast and got some very tasty breakfast wraps, a muffin for the kids and coffee, met a bunch of the locals and had a great, cheap and casual meal.

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Right next to Kailua Beach Park. Good for morning coffee or a sandwich from the deli on a beach day.

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Local from Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

The selection of food they had when I went was rather limited. They did have a good stock of alcohol, though. I would recommend utilizing one of the stores near town center for food. There was a nice black-and-white cat in the premises.

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Local from Kailua, Hawaii, USA

Stop there on your way to Lanikai Beach and get a picnic lunch. Say hello to the black & white cat that runs the place and sleeps on the shelves. Buy necessities and touristy stuff.

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Local from Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Kalapawai Market is NOT a Restaurant it's a MARKET PLACE, a Convenient Store which has been a STAPLE in the life of Kailua and Lanikai residents since 1932. From Snacks, drinks, wines, coffee to sandwiches…This has been the place to go before you head to Kailua Beach or Lanikai beach and it’s a great place to pick up a packed lunch before you Kayak out to the Mokulua Islands at Lanikai. They are open everyday from 6AM-9PM. Kalapawai Market has an AWESOME Deli section out back with AMAZING YUMMY Sandwiches. Make sure you pick some up before you hit the beach!

NOTE: If you don’t live here you may get confused with this location and the KALAPAWAI CAFÉ & DELI. There are two Locations for Kalapawai in Kailua…The Café & Deli location is away from the beach and closer to the center of town. It is at this location that the serve a sit down Breakfast-Dinner…and I have to say…It’s DAMN GOOD!

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Menlo Park

This is such a small market and you still can get everything! I loved it! Next to good coffee you also can get good breakfast and sandwiches either to eat outside on the patio or to take away. Very friendly and clean.

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Palo Alto, California, USA

Right next to Kailua and on the way to Lanikai. Stop here and fill your ice chest before heading to the beach. Favorites: Mango sorbet in the small freezer between the deli and main store, breakfast burritos, & Kahlua pork and black bean burrito with fresh salsa. Keep an eye out for the live-in cat. She's black/white and can usually be seen napping upon boxes near the tables. During the summer the local teen employees grill delicious burgers out front. Parking is a little difficult during peak hours; best to back into your parking spot so you don't have to back out into roundabout traffic.

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Local from Honolulu

This popular restaurant is easily among the top of the top restaurants on Oahu's windward coast. Visitors here will be greeted by a diverse menu that features just about every Hawaiian favorite you could wish for. It is a true local hot-spot, and is constantly bustling with activity from the loyal patrons residing in this area. Dinners are great here, but they don't do reservations so make sure to arrive early if you are hoping for a table. As Dan noted below, the sandwiches served here are also really great, rounding out an eclectic menu that is sure to satisfy the entire family.

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San Francisco, California

Right next to Kailua beach, this market has some of the best sandwiches on the island. I'm a big fan of the turkey cranberry. The french onion sandwich is the bomb as well.

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Local from Aiea, Hawaii

Great place for coffee, lunch, beach snacks, quick snacks

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Local from Honolulu, Hawaii

nice place for lunch

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Foster City, California, USA
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