When a restaurant has heart and soul, you can always taste it in the food. But in the best restaurants, you can also experience it in the way the staff treats you, see it in the decor, and hear it in the “buzz” of the restaurant. Heart and soul is certainly evident at Bistro Casanova, […]
Sam Sato’s Overview: Local plate lunch, saimin. Takeout, pastries. Read what local restaurant reviewers James and Molly Jacobson think about Sam Sato’s in Wailuku, Central Maui.
MauiRestaurantsBlog $, Ambience: 2 Stars, Breakfast, Central Maui, Children's Menu, Dinner, Food: 2 Stars, Local Hawaiian, Love: 1 Star, Lunch, Main Content, Overall Rating: 2.4, Pancakes, Plate Lunch, Reviewed in Top Maui Restaurants 2012 Edition, Service: 2 Stars, Value: 5 Stars, Wailuku 0
You probably have a version of Tasty Crust in your own hometown. Picture the diner that’s been open since the fifties (or earlier), hasn’t updated (or cleaned) since the seventies, serves cheap food and lots of it, and brings in business mainly because old habits die hard and food eaten in childhood automatically attains a […]
MauiRestaurantsBlog $, Ambience: 2 Stars, Central Maui, Children's Menu, Food: 3 Stars, Ice Cream, Kahului, Love: 5 Stars, Main Content, Overall Rating: 3.6, Reviewed in Top Maui Restaurants 2012 Edition, Service: 3 Stars, Snacks & Treats, Take-Out, Top Maui Restaurant, Value: 5 Stars 0
Guri-Guri is a local frozen treat that is something like ice cream, something like sherbet, but not really either one. The story is that it was made for Japanese plantation workers and sold as “goodie-goodie” (which they pronounced guri-guri). This third-generation family store is a Hawaiian institution and people visiting from other islands make a […]
MauiRestaurantsBlog $$, Ambience: 3 Stars, American, Bar Seating, Breakfast, Burgers, Central Maui, Children's Menu, Dinner, Food: 4 Stars, Ice Cream, Kahului, Kama'aina Deals, Love: 3 Stars, Lunch, Main Content, Overall Rating: 3.6, Reviewed in Top Maui Restaurants 2012 Edition, Salads, Sandwiches, Service: 4 Stars, Take-Out, Top Maui Restaurant, Value: 4 Stars 0
This be-bop diner at Queen Kaahumanu Mall is the go-to place for kids of all ages. The big burgers wrapped in paper so they don’t spill, the thick milkshakes, the reasonably good fries and onion rings, and the clean, red-boothed restaurant bring in crowds from open to close. If it’s your birthday, don’t tell them […]