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Olive Tree Cafe

#502 of 1,853 Restaurants in Honolulu
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4614 Kilauea Ave, Ste 107, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-5309
+1 808-737-0303
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

It gets busy so go early. No reservations. Menu is limited: There is not much Greek food in Honolulu This is one of them. Casual with some out door tables. Parking lot get full fast. go early or plan takeout. No wine but liquor store next door.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I had an absolute horrible experience about 7 years ago. I had waited in line to pay after placing my phone order about 50 minutes prior (knowing it takes awhile). Waited about 10 minutes in line. When it was my turn the cashier skipped over me and helped the woman behind me. I kindly said that I was next. The... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We have been here many times and while the food is just OK the wait can be long...however last night the line to order took 30 minutes and then the wait for food was 35 minutes. We will never go back. The kitchen is small but the normal delay is impacted by a very large number of take out orders.... More 

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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99 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Can be a wait to order and wait for your food. There is limited seating but I'd recommend securing a seat then ordering your food for dining in. Or you can take your food to go and eat it elsewhere. Note that they only accept cash or check and will tell you that there is a Bank of Hawaii ATM... More 

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New Hope
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265 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Love this place. The food is made to order. It is always fresh and very tasty. It is also a BYOB. We began with the Greek Caviar otherwise known as tarama salads. It is prepared with lemon juice and garlic and served with pita bread. It was so delicious. Next we had lamb and fish souvlaki. These dishes are served... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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424 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Olive Tree Cafe is a local classic that never disappoints. Love that they are next to a wine shop that you can buy and bring into Olive Tree Cafe. It's self serve, but that's what keeps the prices low! They have a parking lot, but it's always full so allow time for that.

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Thank Hawaiian555
Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This is one of the worst value for money meals I have ever purchased. I had the chicken breast souvlaki. I'm not sure how they can justify nearly $15 for such a simplistic attempt at a souvlaki. The portion size was a joke for the price. 1/3 of a chicken breast (possibly a thigh..) folded in a small pita with... More 

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Hauula, Hawaii
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Tonight we took a family of 9 to the olive tree cafe. I had heard great reviews of the food and we were new to the area. We found seating on the porch. The food was great! But the music was so loud you couldn't have a conversation. We asked the lady taking the order to turn it down and... More 

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New York City, New York
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We had great food here last year and just had to go back when we arrived this week. I have traveled all over Greece and it's very authentic and well done. Always crowded so get there early. It's BYOB. I agree with some others..the portion sizes have gotten smaller..but not the prices (although still reasonable by Hawaii standards). We will... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Space is tight but worth the close quarters. Souvlaki is amazing as well as the hummus. BYOB very popular.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4614 Kilauea Ave, Ste 107, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-5309
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-737-0303

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