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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Shopping Mall
“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
Hawaiian Restaurant
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“You can't go wrong with the authentic Hawaiian cuisine at this local favorite. Try the Lau Lau plate or the spicy kalua pork.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“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
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“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
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“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
“Amazing place in the heart of Wailuku to jump start your day with a health boost. Acai bowls, juice, smoothies, etc. I never leave without ordering a health shot!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“One of the Best Happy Hours around, $5 carafe of wine and discounted beers with great selection of Italian dishes. ***Also in Makawao. Reservation suggested.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“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
Bar
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“If you have never been to Hawaii and are not familiar with the culture than this may not be the place for you. That being said if you frequent Asian Karaoke bars you may enjoy this little dive. They have a full bar and excellent food. All the locals enjoy the same things. It is family style so you order a large plate to share with the table. The Kim Chee Fried Rice is outstanding! I love the Steak Bites that come out sizzling on a hot plate, and the Honey Walnut Shrimp is really popular with kids and adults alike. You can't beat their prices and portions. 20 minute walk or 5 minute drive. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“ 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
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“Awesome lunch menu. Get there early or place your order online and pick up from the counter. This is not a sit-down restaurant. It’s only open for lunch and for 4 hours only ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Food Truck
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“Right down the street from our B&B- some of the best Shrimp on Island. ***Other food trucks in the same area off Kahului Beach Road.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
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“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!!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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“ Located on a Golf Course. When we visited, it was VERY windy! Close enough to the airport that this could be where you have your last meal before heading to your next destination.”
  • 4 locals recommend