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Some foodies in Maui

A May 2007 trip to Maui by Micahs22action

Quote: A few different eateries

Kahana Sands Restaurant & Bar

Restaurant | "Kahana Sands Restaurant & Bar"

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Kahana Sands Restaurant, in my book, is a hidden gem. Probably the best mahi mahi I've ever had. I know, that's a bold statement. This place is secretly located in the back of the Sands of Kahana Resort and Condominium complex. It literally brushes up right next to the resort pool. The resort is beach side and right across the street from the pink Kahana Falls resort. I stayed at Kahana Falls five years ago and found this restaurant by accident.I will post pictures eventually, but they offer an amazing macadamia nut-encrusted mahi mahi. You will be forking out around $25 for the dish, it came with purple sweet potatoes (yes, purple), mango salsa, and some veggies. The seared ahi is ab...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 3, 2007

Kahana Sands Restaurant & Bar
4299 Lower Honoapiilani Highway
Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
(808) 669-5000

Aloha Mixed Plate

Restaurant

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What a great place! This is an open air restaurant right next to the Old Lahaina Luau and behind the Lahaina Cannery Mall. There may be a small wait when you get there if you're planning on dinner.

We ordered the furikake garlic fries for appetizer, which were delicious! I would've never thought furikake on french fries! I ordered the Aloha Mixed Plate which came with beef, chicken, and fish. Quite the filling meal for myself. My wife ordered a beef mix plate I believe.

Great value, fast service, and the fact that you're dining on a wooden patio near the ocean ain't too bad either.

This place will be a regular stop for me when I'm out in Maui.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 3, 2007

Aloha Mixed Plate
1285 Front St
Maui, Hawaii 96761
(808) 661-3322

Hula Grill Kaanapali Beach

Restaurant | "Hula Grill"

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Hula Grill is located in the back of Whaler's Village in Kaanapali. Park in the structure and just make sure you get your ticket validated. You have a choice of the fine dining (seafood, steak, etc) or the barefoot bar (sandwiches, fish and chips, etc.). We went for the barefoot bar, I had the ahi sandwich and my wife had the fish and chips. We were both happy with our meal and the atmosphere definitely added to the experience. We were able to kick off our sandals and watch the sunset and listen to some great live, local music. There's usually a pretty good wait for both dining areas so my suggestion is to put your name down on the list then go shop or take a stroll down the beach for a little b...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 3, 2007

Hula Grill Kaanapali Beach
Whaler's Village
Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
(808) 667-6636

Buns of Maui

Restaurant

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This is a little place in the back of one of the downtown Lahaina shopping centers. I wish I had better directions for you, but all I can remember is it's behind the grocery store that's in the center across from Ace Hardware. I hope that helps. The drawback to this center is you have to pay to park, but I'll let you in on a little something: if you're planning on just picking something up, there are usually spots free on the back side of the grocery store towards the left of Buns of Maui. I just parked there for about 5 minutes, ran in, bought a couple cinnamon rolls and took off; it saved me $4. Try at your own risk. The cinnamon rolls were very good, the guy working there, however,...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 3, 2007

Buns of Maui
878 Front St.
Maui, Hawaii 96761
(808) 661-4877

Honokowai Okazuya & Deli

Restaurant | "Honokawai Okayuza & Deli"

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My wife and I are staying at the Ka'anapali Beach Club which is right off Lower Honoapiilani Rd. Honokawai Okayuza & Deli was actually a place I first found in a book then confirmed online. This is just a small joint where even the locals will come in to grab food. To be honest, this isn't a great place in terms of ambiance if you want to "go and eat somewhere." They do have a few tables outside you can sit at, and some stools with a shared table along the wall. If you're staying somewhere along L. Hono Rd., this is an excellent place to just order and take back to your hideaway. I ordered the mahi mahi sautéed in lemon and butter sauce. It was good, but wasn't as flavorful as my wife's katsu d...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 3, 2007

Honokowai Okazuya & Deli
3600-D Lower Honoapiilani Rd.
Maui, Hawaii 96761
(808) 665-0512

Da Kitchen

Restaurant

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Our experience with this place was only so-so. My wife and I went on an early snorkel trip to Molokini at 7am. We got back around 10am and got to Da Kitchen around 10:30am. My wife was dying for some Portuguese sausage and eggs. Luckily breakfast didn't end until 11am. Unfortunately, they decided to stop serving breakfast at 10:30. That was a bummer on top of the fact that this place has no bathrooms. I attempted to run over to the next center and use the Denny's bathrooms upstairs, but they are code-locked for paying customers only.The captain from the boat suggested Kihei Cafe which is just down the street. I kind of wish we had gone there instead, maybe my wife would've gotten her me...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 3, 2007

Da Kitchen
2439 South Kihei Road
Maui, Hawaii 96753
(808) 875-7782