Maui Tacos was the brainchild of Mark Ellman, the superior Maui chef (Mala, Penne Pasta, and Honu). It has since become a national chain, but the Maui locations — of which there are several — are still making every dish to order and using good, fresh ingredients. Has the love left, now that Mark Ellman […]
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 […]
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: 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 […]
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.