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Where Locals Eat On Maui

A couple of weeks ago I sent out a twit asking my Maui tweeter friends to let me know where they eat. I told them I am writing a blog post on “Where Locals Eat”. As expected, I got a lot of replies (gotta love Twitter). But I got busy, and have not posted anything about it. I planned to submit the “where locals eat” post to the blog carnival at Home Spun Honolulu  but didn’t happen. I was late.
The list is still in progress but I thought I should just upload it (the Spring Break visitors would benefit here). Uploading this halfway done will hopefully motivate me to work on this post. I am submitting this list to Tackle It Tuesday.  I know the “tacklers” at 5 Minutes for Moms are great encouragers.
Please note that this is not a comprehensive list. I will keep on improving this post – links to the web, add photos and direction, etc.
This list is compiled from my experience and preference as well as those recommended by local friends.
KIHEI
1. Da Kitchen
2. L & L
3. Bale
4. Panda Express 
5. Thai Chef
6. Cafe Ole
7. Jawz
8. Stella Blues
9. Eskimo Candy
10. Shaka Pizzaa
11. Alexanders Fish and Chips (closed 2011)
12. Sansei
13. Seawatch
WAIKAPU/WAILUKU
1. Waikapu on 30
2. Gianattos
3. Maui Tropical Plantation
4. Cafe Mark Aurel
5. Wewe Noodles
6. Sam Sato’s
7. Stillwells
8. Cupies
9. Saigon Cafe
10. Food Court
11. Tasty Crust
12. A&K
KAHULUI
1. Pinatas
2. Cafe Ole at Maui Lani
3. The Food Court at Kaahumanu Mall
4. Ruby’s Diner
5. Koho’s
6. Kau kau Corner at the Maui Market Place
7. Thailand Cuisine at Maui Mall
PAIA
1. Cafe De Amis
2. Cafe Mambo
3. Flatbed Pizza
4. Fresh Mind
MAKAWAO
1. Polly’s
LAHAINA
1. Hula Grill
2 .Barefoot Bar
3. Lulu’s
4. Aloha Mix Plae
5. Leiani’s
Feel free to leave a comment or ask questions in the comment section.
Like what I said, this is a work is progress – my Tackle It Tuesday project. Mahalo!

9 Responses to Where Locals Eat On Maui

  1. Christy March 31, 2009 at 2:27 am #

    Wish I were a local….

    Christy’s last blog post..Tackle It Tuesday – March 31, 2009

  2. L2L March 31, 2009 at 3:49 pm #

    I second that local thing, although I do enjoy eating local here on my sunny island of Okinawa

  3. Evelyn March 31, 2009 at 7:28 pm #

    You just need to send it in for the next Carnival! I’m always happy to hear and talk about food! So, send it in whenever you’re ready and we’ll share it! Yummy! 🙂

    Evelyn’s last blog post..Carnival Says Cyber Bon Voyage to Hawaii Superferry

  4. East Coast Wahine March 31, 2009 at 10:48 pm #

    Wish I were back in Maui again!!!

    East Coast Wahine’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday – Aloha Shirt

  5. Sheila @ GoVisitHawaii April 2, 2009 at 7:04 am #

    Excellent list!

    Sheila @ GoVisitHawaii’s last blog post..Hawaii Vacation Deals & News Roundup April 2, 2009

  6. Pet Snakes May 27, 2009 at 6:36 am #

    Love your writing style and the design of your blog, its very original! Well done, look forward to reading more.

  7. Jeanne May 21, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    Hi,
    I am visiting Maui in a week’s time. I would be residing in Outrigger Royal khana. I wish to know the restaurants in & around which is of affordable cost and good to eat.
    Also, which would be the best place for Honeymoon couples to dine with.
    Please, let me know.

    Regards
    Jeanne

  8. Laura January 10, 2013 at 5:51 am #

    Hula Grill! Yes, the best calarami ever! Great service, fun place to eat! 🙂

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