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19 Hoolai Street
Kailua, HI 96734
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Casablanca Restaurant Reviews
Unlike a certain other reviewer of this restaurant, I had a most wonderful experience here. I had never eaten Morrocan food, and for those who haven't, it's very similar in makeup to most Med/Middle Eastern cuisines.When my friend and I arrived we were shown to our table and offered drinks while we decided on the main course.I chose the rack of lamb while my friend had the kabobs.The salad plate was a little skimpy, but delicious. I would have glady given up the hummus for more of that wonderful marinated eggplant. The lentil soup was absolutely delicious. The meats on the main course were perfect. My rack (4 bones) was probably the tenderest, most delicious lamb I have eaten. My friend had the kabobs, and the meat was seared beautifully and spiced to perfection.The sweet spearmint tea was the perfect drink after this mildly spicy and delightful meal.The waitress we had was both professional and personable. She brought our courses with perfect timing, allowing us to converse and savor each course without feeling hurried. I would, and will, definitely eat here again.
I was meeting a bunch of co-workers after work and got held up at work so I was late. The waitresses were so rude we were all in shock. Several people had been there before and were surprised by the horrible treatment. We begged for a couple of glasses for the wine that we had brought in. The waitress rudely explained how we should be happy she wasn't charging my friend and I for the entire meal since we had dared to show up late. The problem was neither of us asked for any discounts and didn't expect one! She made us feel like poor homeless people begging for scraps. I was trying this place out for the first time because I wanted to bring my husband there during his RandR from Iraq next week. Needless to say this place is scratched off the list and we have also decided not to have next years office Christmas gathering there. Beware the Late Diner!
Born and raised in Kailua but had moved away. My husband and I are Hawaiian, not da kine ha'ole eitha. We heard about it when it first opened and checked it out. 1st few time (3 or 4) it was a good experience. As mentioned earlier the waitresses are pleasant. The fat old mama kine manager is a piece though. Her son looks like da cook and both of them have ATTITUDE!! They provided healthy portions, no wonda dey so momona and ono kine food but I asked that fat old lady if she could tell me what was in the mac syrup and she goes "No das one secret!". They are just ugly people and we haven't been back since. Their pancakes ain't so good anyways, I found coconut syrup which is moa betta.
I don't know where you people have been eating but Boot's and Kimo's is the greatest place I had a chance to eat at. The food doesn't take that long to come out the most 20 minutes for the entire table of four to receive their dishes. The service is remarkable, the waitress is very polite and the management is open-minded to making your meal enjoyable. They have aloha and you feel a part of the family. Also their Mac Nut Pancake is a special made sauce that runs in their family, and it ain't sweet it is so worth the wait in line or for the food. Also they do not treat anyone different. They treat locals, and tourist the same with patience and respect so please don't judge the place before you have a chance to go and eat there yourself and then make your own decision. Everybody has their own response. So go and try it out it's a great place....mahalo nui loa
I remenber one year we came and I recall our waitress was Lehua and Crystal, because we have a picture taken with them, but the service now is terrible, not because of them, they wasn't there. However the waitresses they have now are rude, cold, no personality, and just plain cocky.
First of all, this place is expensive. 6.50 for 3 pancakes, about 9 bucks for an omelette. There are only about 10 tables here so always expect a wait. I finally got my coffee about 10 minutes into my meal. Good coffee though. The staff here seemed to be more concerned with the loud hip hop music (too early in the morning for this), than taking care of customers. Poor service, decent food.
Hard to give stars for this place. We LOVED our waitress - polite, attentive, friendly, fast (granted, she had just 2 tables at our early breakfast). My side of bacon (ugly looking stuff) tasted distinctly of fish. My French toast was fine, but mere parsley sprig with it - not even a tiny wedge of pineapple or the like. My husband's pancakes with a macadamia nut sauce (just a cream poured over it really) was fine, but he said it was almost too sweet. Okay though. We he ordered orange juice, he was told that the person with the key to unlock the fridge where the o.j. was kept wasn't there yet. However, when she did arrive, we weren't offered o.j. (too late really). Then we wanted to pay with a traveller's check - which is the same as cash, NOT a check. Everyone knows that. But, it was refused. We nicely said "but it's the same as cash," the manager (?) never apologized, NEVER looked away from what she was doing, and still refused. VERY cold, rude. He didn't want to leave a tip at all, but since our waitress was the only good thing, I wanted to leave something for her. Perhaps locals get better treatment (?), but we strongly encourage you to look elsewhere.
1/6/04. Five of us went for breakfast. Got in around 9.10 minutes later orders placed. 10 minutes later, Portuguese omelet arrives. 10 minutes later Macadamia pancake. 10 minutes later Maui omelet. 10 minutes later eggs benedict. Finally, 10 minutes later, Pulehu ribs. It was amazing that our table seemed to be on the hind end of getting our food. No other restaurant in Kailua would DARE to serve a table piecemeal.
2nd best sit-down, non-buffet breakfast I have had. Get the macadamia nut pancakes with bananas and the vegetarian omelet (with sweet jalapenos-not hot). Unbelievable! (The first best was in Kauai which we discovered a week later. Don't remember the name.)
To Die For! best describes Boots and Kimo's fabulous Macadamia Nut Pancakes. If you are near, don't miss this!
If you are in Oahu, you have to come here! One of the best restaurants I've ever been too. Amazing dining experience and authentic food. Expensive but worth it.
by Lindsey W.
Be hungry when you dine here! 5 course meal is mandatory. Couscous with all meats is tasty.
by Uddhav K.
Good food. Dress comfortably. Long process. Byob!!
by Tania L.
Get a reservation, This place is always packed. House special is delicious!!
by Ryan B.
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