Kahului Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Kahului

April 14, 2018 Moriah Teneyck

Kahului is a census-designated place (CDP) on the island of Maui in the U.S. state of Hawaii. It hosts Maui's main airport (Kahului Airport), deep-draft harbor, light industrial areas, and commercial shopping centers. The population was 26,337 at the 2010 census. Kahului is part of the Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina Metropolitan Statistical Area which includes nearby Wailuku and the town and former whaling village of Lahaina.
Things to do in Kahului

1. Geste Shrimp Truck

Kahului Beach Rd, Kahului, Maui, HI Takeout, Parking Available Seafood, Fast Food, Hawaiian Lunch, Dinner +1 808-298-7109
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 340 reviews

Geste Shrimp Truck

This is the only shrimp truck on Maui. Shrimp trucks are very popular on Oahu, so I wanted to compare/rate this business.

Reviewed By Colon_queen - Atlanta, Georgia

Went b/c of TA reviews.
Sublime.
Yeah -it's truck food. Pleasant efficient staff. Went non peak hours. Minimal wait. We found the location next to the industrial port not too pleasant aesthetically to eat our lunch . Started back to hotel. The smell was intoxicating. We folded. No pride. Had to stop asap. Burger King parking lot with a view of the mountains.
Shrimp were perfect.
I got the scampi- husband spicy pineapple.
Was very prejudicial regarding the sides.
Macaroni-mayonnaise concoction w crab. really?
To die for! Wanted a vat.
White rice scoop. Dietary guidelines say Nooooo.
But when mixed with the sauce from the shrimp- heaven.
So I did extra time on the elliptical.
So worth it.
Will definitely go back.

2. Tin Roof

360 Papa Pl, Ste Y, Kahului, Maui, HI 96732-2464 Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi Fast Food, Asian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch SGD 7 - SGD 26 +1 808-868-0753
Excellent
80%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

Tin Roof

Reviewed By asharprd - Seattle, Washington

So many amazing flavors explode when you open up your lunch at Tin Roof. Located in the most off the beaten path, one would never know where it was except the outrageous line pouring out the door, that moves exceptionally fast. The price was right, the flavors amazing and the returning crowd, impressive!

3. Da Kitchen

425 Koloa St, Ste 104, Kahului, Maui, HI 96732-2486 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover Chinese, Japanese, International, Chilean, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 18 - SGD 33 +1 808-871-7782
Excellent
63%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Da Kitchen

What do you get when you combine raw creativity with authentic Hawaiian cuisine? The answer to this question will become clear as soon as you order a meal at Da Kitchen. From the Chicken Katsu Plate to the Hawaiian Plate, our local ethnic cuisine is truly a mix of many cultures. When you’re here, you’ll be able to try innovative dishes containing all the classic Maui flavors. We even incorporate local fresh fish and veggies. You’ll also be treated to fast service and huge portions, two things we take a lot of pride in. Our restaurant is its own ohana, and we welcome foodies and families into our modern, warm atmosphere. So, the next time you’re craving a mouth-watering plate lunch in Kahului, Da Kitchen is ready to serve you something you won’t forget.

Reviewed By kimo213 - Dublin, Ireland

Local institution I always wanted to try. Lives up to the reputation. Great food, served with aloha, very reasonable prices. Mixed plate was huge, everything on it was delicious. Fish, chicken, pork, all perfect expressions of what I expected. The mac salad was surprisingly one...MoreAloha! We appreciate you stopping in and letting us know how much you loved everything from our fish to our pork. Hope we'll see you again soon. Mahalo, Keala Richards, General Manager

4. Cafe O'Lei at The Dunes at Maui Lani

1333 Mauilani Pkwy, Kahului, Maui, HI 96732-2542 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 808-877-0073
Excellent
54%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 308 reviews

Cafe O'Lei at The Dunes at Maui Lani

Reviewed By Stargazerm31 - Findlay, Ohio

We love to come here before we leave Maui or when we are in the Kahului area. We love to get there by 11:30 to get the fish special. This past trip they had Ono which is well ono.... It comes with rice and a nice Caesar salad for around $12. The portion is very large and it is tasty. The views of the west Maui mountains and the golf course fairway is a wonderful view while having a great lunch. This is a true hidden treasure.

5. Thai Mee Up

591 Haleakala Hwy, Kahului, Maui, HI 96732 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 808-214-3369
Excellent
83%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 71 reviews

Thai Mee Up

Reviewed By Ann H - Williamsport, Pennsylvania

We ordered the green curry shrimp for a snack and quickly ordered another of the same. The vegetables were hot and crunchy, the shrimp were cooked perfectly and the green curry sauce was delicious.

6. Tante's Island Cuisine

100 W Kaahumanu Ave, Maui Seaside Hotel, Kahului, Maui, HI 96732-1607 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations American, Polynesian, Hawaiian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 808-877-0300
Excellent
35%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 344 reviews

Tante's Island Cuisine

Reviewed By Kosta-Macedonia - Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Nice restaurant within the hotel I stayed, there are lots of locals eating there. The food is alright, nothing special, and the amount of food is pretty big. The prices are doable, at least for diner, I didn’t go there for breakfast.

7. Down To Earth

305 Dairy Rd, Kahului, Maui, HI 96732-3416 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner SGD 26 +1 808-877-2661
Excellent
58%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 102 reviews

Down To Earth

Reviewed By mwooduk - Miami

Hubby wanted dinner at KFC ( which I don't eat) so he took me to Down to Earth first - what a beautiful grocery store and restaurant! All vegetarian and organic. I had vegetarian lasagna, curried veg and Brussels sprouts from their hot food to go bar. $11.95 a pound I believe it was. Food was very tasty and hot - delicious! In Kahului close to the airport. They also had a soup and salad bar and sandwiches to go too.

8. Acevedo's Hawaicano

190 Alamaha St, Suite 7A, Kahului, Maui, HI 96732-3400 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 808-871-7766
Excellent
98%
Good
2%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 34 reviews

Acevedo's Hawaicano

Reviewed By Hengchi_L - Hong Kong, China

We ordered garlic shrimps and roasted pork. Both were very good!!! Recommend tourists to stop by and support this small nice restaurant!

9. Bistro Casanova

33 Lono Ave, Ste 150, Kahului, Maui, HI 96732-1633 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating Mediterranean, Italian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner SGD 26 - SGD 66 +1 808-873-3650
Excellent
42%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 302 reviews

Bistro Casanova

Bistro Casanova is located at the ground floor of the Kahului office building, a four stories property across the street from Kahului beach, just one mile from Kahului airport. Your GPS device will probably lead you to the large parking space behind the building. You can gain entrance to the Restaurant both from Kaahumanu Avenue, where a large awning with the sign Bistro Casanova will guide you from the parking stalls to the front door, and from Lono Avenue, where a large sign shows the entrance from its main address: 33 Lono Avenue. In both cases, you'll have no problem in finding parking, day or night time. See you inside, where you'll be able to choose a table in the air conditioned dining rooms or "al fresco", in the lanai. Bistro Casanova awards winning cuisine is often recognized as the best option for a memorable meal in busy Kahului, before or after a trip to the airport or a show in nearby theaters and movies houses. Since 2009 Bistro Casanova is a very popular destination because of its tapas, pastas, steaks and fresh seafood. Discover why.

Reviewed By Travelsak - Vancouver, BC

Enjoyed the band and the lovely unrest ambiance of the restaurant. Regular menu not available, but shared a delicious smoked salmon thin crust pizza.
Very friendly atmosphere, although essentially full when we arrived, some nice local people invited us to join their table. We enjoyed chatting with them and folks at a neighboring table during the break between sets. Friendly atmosphere was continued after the show when cake was served to all patrons to celebrate one of the band member's birthday .

10. Pizza In Paradise

60 E Wakea Ave, Suite 101, Kahului, Maui, HI 96732-2466 Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Television, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 808-871-8188
Excellent
57%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 153 reviews

Pizza In Paradise

When it comes to high-quality pizzas, pastas, salads or subs with a local twist that are delicious, it doesn't get any better than Pizza in Paradise. We are a family owned and operated restaurant for over 15 year on Maui. No matter what flavor of pizza you try, from classic pepperoni to our favorite gourmet pizza, like the Mediterranean Melody, we'll make sure every bite says "Fresh Taste at a Great Price!" With our family recipes and over 30 toppings to choose from, we are confident that you will find something that you will enjoy. We make fresh food as fast as we can so you can be assured that you are getting the finest local ingredients skilfully prepared when you order and the way you like it.

Reviewed By Voyageur935 - Ottawa, Canada

Hungry at the end of a long day, we stopped here on a whim and discovered a real gem. Not only was the food delicious, but the place looks beautiful and welcoming. The kids enjoyed the giant, beautiful fish tank while waiting, and the friendly...MoreThanks for the amazing review and rating, Voyageur935! I hope to see you and your family back again soon! Best, Ken (Owner)

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