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Food and restaurants in Kahului

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Hawaiian Restaurant
“Excellent Hawai'ian-style food. Huge portions. I once got 3 additional meals from one of their loco mocos! I love the mix plate, sandwiches, siracha bowls, fish & chips....I've never been disappointed! I always bring visitors here, and eat here a few times each time I'm on island.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“In this shopping center you will find Macy's, Sears, Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, Starbucks, Jamba Juice as well as local vendors. There is also a movie theater and a large food court upstairs. They have a great Farmer's Market during the mornings to be able to by local produce for your stay”
  • 12 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Vegetarian Healthy Foods, market, and Great Selection of Food, Dine in or take out.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Small locally-owned grocery store with nice prepared foods and juices, etc.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Tasty Crust hands down takes the title of the “neighborhood diner” of Maui. You won’t find a lot of frills, no fancy menu or décor, but you will find some of the most delicious comfort food and traditional diner menu favorites, but with an island spin. The Tasty Crust is a legend on Maui, and has even been showcased on Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown.” We recommend coming for breakfast and trying their famous Banana Pancakes, or the very popular island favorite, the Loco Moco. The Loco Moco consists of white rice, topped with a hamburger patty, a fried egg and gravy. If you want to get away from all the tourist and dine where the locals eat, it can’t get more local than the Tasty Crust.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“A Saigon Café is one of the most popular Asian restaurants on Maui. This unassuming restaurant has gained attention from all over the world, including Rachel Ray. If you are planning on visiting the other side of the island, or flying home from Kahului airport, we strongly suggest stopping by and enjoying an unforgettable meal. The prices at A Saigon Café are very affordable, which means you can sample many items on their menu. You cannot leave the restaurant without trying their famous “Vietnamese Burritos.” This is by far their most popular dish on the menu, and was even featured on The Food Network. We also recommend the Fried Spring Rolls and their Flat Rice Noodles with Chicken. There are far too many dishes to mention, the best thing to do is sample their menu yourself! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ Sam Sato’s is located in Wailuku, but is well worth the drive! Sam Sato’s is an institution on Maui, and is probably one of the most popular restaurants for locals. Sam Sato’s is not fancy by any means; they do not serve a giant menu but they do serve the BEST “Dry Noodles” you will ever have! If you have never tried Dry Noodles, now is the time. Sam Sato’s serves up their house made noodles, fried with char siu, been sprouts, green onions and a bowl of dashi on the side. Sometimes it is the simple things that prove to be the most memorable. This spot is one of them. This counter-service restaurant serves both breakfast and lunch, but it is the lunch that you should not miss. While on that side of the island, be sure to reserve a bit of your day for Sam Sato’s. The hours are from 7 am to 2 pm.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Comfort Food Restaurant
“SO GOOD! It's take out so order in advance on their app. Mochiko chicken is my favorite. Closes at 2 pm. Add a 6 minute egg on top! Chicken sandwich is good. Daily specials......Never had a dud from Tin Roof! Highly recommended. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

Cafes

Coffee Shop
“This is one of our favorite local coffee shops! We love to sit and chat over breakfast and coffee. Lora's favorite: A cold brew and Veggie Bagel – Cream cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, capers & sprouts (Add Avocado – $1.25) Charles' favorite: A medium roast coffee Bacon, Tomato, Avo Bagel – Cream cheese, bacon, tomato & avocado”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A favorite spot in Wailuku Town for fantastic sandwiches. Offering panini’s, sandwiches, salads, soups and a few ono special plates. Happy hour menu from 3 - 6 on weekdays”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Local favorite- comfy little cafe in Kahului with free wifi and locally sourced and roasted coffee to take home or drink there. Also a yummy selection of pastries and light eats. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Awesome Mom and Pop coffee shop; great for lunch or snacks. Offers some performances different times of days. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“We always call ahead and order a coconut cake or lilikoi cake to have in the fridge for our visits. So delicious. We always also pick up a bag pecan sandies which are awesome with coffee. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
Café
“Ululani's is the best shave ice on the island! Try their local / tropical flavors. Other locations in Lahaina town and in N Kihei”
  • 1 local recommends
Coffee Shop
“Starbucks is pretty familiar to everyone in the US. It is a chain coffee shop that you can find sprinkled all over the island. We have 2 drive through Starbucks on the island. One is in Kahului and one is in Lahaina. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Bakeries

Bakery
“Foodland is a more local grocery store and you will see them dotted across the Island. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“We always call ahead and order a coconut cake or lilikoi cake to have in the fridge for our visits. So delicious. We always also pick up a bag pecan sandies which are awesome with coffee. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Best Doughnuts ever!!!! All doughnuts are made in house and all the glazes, crumbles, etc are handmade by Madame Doughnut herself! She uses a brioche bread that just melts in your mouth!! These doughnuts are extraordinary and are a must and they do sell out so go early!!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“The Manapua Bakery in Wailuku sells amazing manapua--but you have to get there early because they sell out fast!”
  • 1 local recommends