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Maui Inexpensive Restaurants

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Maui's Best Inexpensive Restaurants
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CJ’S COMFORT ZONE DELI & DINER     667-0968     Kaanapali
     On the main Honoapiilani Highway, in the Fairway Shops (a small strip shopping center just north of the entrance to Kaanapali).  Delicious sandwiches and salads for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Also very good carryout box lunches to take along with you on the Road to Hana or for a picnic anyplace on Maui.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
CJ's Comfort Zone Deli & Diner


PENNE PASTA CAFÉ     661-6633     Lahaina
    Small restaurant on Dickenson Street, a couple blocks back from Front Street, in Lahaina.  Lunch and dinner every day.  Good variety of excellent pasta, interesting pizzas, plus some salads and sandwiches.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Penne Pasta Cafe


BAGUETTE BISTRO     879-5425     Kihei
    Small French restaurant for breakfast and lunch in mid Kihei.  Wonderful menu of preparations that are not available anywhere else on Maui.   More details including menu and photos at this link:
Baguette Bistro


ESKIMO CANDY    891-8898     Kihei
     A couple blocks off the main road in Kihei.  The very best take-out food in South Maui, and the best fish tacos or fish-and-chips I have tasted anywhere, at prices that are really good for Maui.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Eskimo Candy


HONOKOWAI OKAZUYA & DELI     665-0512     Honokowai
     At 3600 Lower Honoapiilani Road, in a small strip shopping center, a couple miles north of Kaanapali.  The best take-out food on West Maui.  As a matter of fact, the top-priced fish entrees here are just as good as the much more expensive fish dinners at Maui's most expensive restaurants, even though this place has less atmosphere than McDonalds.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Honokowai Okazuya


GAZEBO     669-5621     Napili
     Breakfast and lunch in a little open-air gazebo, on the ocean, behind the Napili Shores condos, in Napili.  While you’re waiting in line to get in, walk down a couple steps toward the ocean behind the restaurant, and take a look at the beautiful view of Napili Bay and beach to the right.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Gazebo


   
DA KITCHEN     871-7782 Kahului
    Delicious giant plate lunches with kalua pork or chicken or beef.  Lunch or dinner.  In the Triangle Square shopping center near K-Mart in Kahului.  More details including menu and photos at these links:
Da Kitchen Kahului


LAHAINALUNA CAFE    757-8286    Lahaina
     Amazingly delicious lunch and dinner sandwiches, salads, plates, at a little outdoor cafe in a courtyard on Front Street.  More details including menu and photos at these links:
Lahainaluna Cafe


PITA PARADISE WAILEA GATEWAY     879-7177     Wailea
     Uphill from the Shops at Wailea, in the new Wailea Gateway center.  Excellent Mediterranean cuisine in a modern setting, with table service.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Pita Paradise Wailea


LAHAINA COOLERS  661-7082       Lahaina
    On Dickenson Street, a block and a half back from Front Street, in Lahaina.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Salads, pasta, tropical pizza, tortillas, burgers, fish.  Great fish tacos.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Lahaina Coolers


LEODA'S KITCHEN AND PIE SHOP     662-3600     Olowalu
     Small casual sandwich shop with excellent small savory and sweet pies.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop


ZIPPY'S     856-7599    Kahului
     Casual inexpensive local chain restaurant with long menu and tasty food.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Zippy's


THAILAND CUISINE     875-0839     Kihei and Kahului
     Wide variety of delicious Thai foods in Kukui Mall and Maui Mall.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Thailand Cuisine


CAFE CARMEN     875-8100     Kihei
     Small cafe in an office building in the Tech Park on the mountain side of the Piilani Highway.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Cafe Carmen


COCONUT'S FISH CAFE     875-9979     Kihei
     Casual small place for fish sandwiches, fish tacos, or fish & chips, in the Azeka shopping center.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Coconuts Fish Cafe


   
CAFÉ DES AMIS  579-6323      Paia
     At 42 Baldwin Avenue in Paia.  Very tiny restaurant, but with large plates of super-tasty Mediterranean and Indian food.  From morning to evening they have crepes, curry wraps, sweet crepes and salads.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Cafe Des Amis Paia


ULULANI'S HAWAIIAN SHAVE ICE     609-5678     Lahaina Kihei Kahului
     The best shave ice on Maui is in this little stand on Front Street in Lahaina, duplicated at their other two locations in Kihei and Kahului.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Ululani's Shave Ice


SLAPPY CAKES   419-6600   Honokowai
     Make your own pancakes on a griddle on your table.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Slappy Cakes


MAUI BRICK OVEN     875-7896     Kihei
     All gluten-free restaurant featuring pizza but offering many additional choices too.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Maui Brick Oven


VIETNAMESE CUISINE     875-2088     Kihei
     Wide variety of delicious Vietnamese dishes at prices that are surprisingly low for Maui.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Vietnamese Cuisine

CAFE MAMBO     579-8021     Paia
     Very casual restaurant with good food in Maui's surfer town.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Cafe Mambo


ONO KAU KAU     669-2112     Honokowai
     Small restaurant and carry-out with lengthy menu of Chinese and local plates. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Ono Kau Kau Mixed Plate


MANOLI'S PIZZA COMPANY    874-7499    Wailea
     Open-air and classier than most pizza restaurants. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Manoli's Pizza Company


ROUND TABLE PIZZA  662-0777 Kaanapali  or  874-8485 Kihei
    Excellent pizza at two Maui locations.  In the Fairway Shops just outside of the Kaanapali resorts area, and in Kihei.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Round Table Pizza


   
ITALIAN DELIGHT     662-0077     Lahaina
     Pizza and pasta in the Lahaina Gateway Center.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Italian Delight


DOLLIE'S PUB & CAFE     669-0266     Kahana
     Many kinds of pizza and a whole lot more, about 12 minutes north of Kaanapali.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Dollie's Pizza


FABIANI'S PIZZARIA & BAKERY     874-0888     Kihei
     Pizza, pasta, and panini's, plus variety of pastries, off the main road in Kihei.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Fabiani's Pizzaria & Bakery


PAIA FISH MARKET    579-8030     Paia
    Very good fish and other foods for lunch or dinner at bargain prices in a very casual meet-new-people atmosphere.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Paia Fish Market


THE FLATBREAD COMPANY     579-8989     Paia
     Unusual very flavorful pizzas with wide variety of toppings to choose from.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Flatbreads


PITA PARADISE     875-7679     Kihei
     Delicious pitas, plus kabobs and salads.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Pita Paradise


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MAUI BREWING CO     669-3474     Kahana
     Brewpub with burgers, pizza, and other simple foods well prepared.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Maui Brewing Co


SANGRITA GRILL & CANTINA     662-6000    Kaanapali
     Upscale Mexican in the Fairway Shops.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Sangrita Grill & Cantina


HARD ROCK CAFE    667-7400    Lahaina
     Typical Hard Rock Cafe like others in this international chain.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Hard Rock Cafe


CHINA BOAT     669-5089     Kahana
     Long menu of standard Chinese foods.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
China Boat

AMIGOS     661-0210 Lahaina,  879-9952 Kihei,  872-9525 Kahului
     Small casual restaurant with authentic Mexican food.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Amigos


THE FISH MARKET     665-9895     Honokowai
     Both a carry-out restaurant and a fish and seafood market.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
The Fish Market


BREAKWALL SHAVE ICE     667-7747     Lahaina
     Shave ice, light breakfasts, and hot sandwiches, just off Front Street.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Breakwall Shave Ice


TEDDY'S BIGGER BURGERS     661-9111     Lahaina
     Excellent made-to-order hamburgers in a 50's fast-food atmosphere.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Teddy's Bigger Burgers


PARADISE GRILL     662-3700     Kaanapali
     Breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a lot of choices on the menu, in a sports bar at the entrance to Kaanapali.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Paradise Grill


   
PIZZA PARADISO    667-2929     Honokowai
    Casual pizza and pasta and Mediterranean restaurant and carry-out in the Honokowai Marketplace (next to Times grocery store).  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Pizza Paradiso


THAI CHEF   667-2814  Lahaina  
     Asian food in the Old Lahaina Shopping Center behind Front Street.  Very tasty, over 80 menu choices, including 19 vegetarian dishes.  Same menu lunch & dinner.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Thai Chef


AK's CAFE     244-8774     Wailuku
     Small local restaurant away from the tourists with good food at low prices.  Lunch and dinner weekdays, closed weekends.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
AK's Cafe


MAUI THAI BISTRO    874-5605    Kihei
     Modern Thai restaurant in the Rainbow Mall.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Maui Thai Bistro


COLLEEN'S    575-9211     Haiku
     Delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner in a casual restaurant where the local residents eat.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Colleen's


PIONEER INN GRILL     270-4858     Lahaina
    Across the street from the harbor and the banyan tree in the middle of Lahaina, a good place for a less expensive breakfast, lunch or dinner.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Pioneer Inn


   
MAALAEA GENERAL STORE & CAFE     242-8900     Maalaea
     Small grocery store with small counter cafe adjacent to Maalaea Harbor.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Maalaea General Store & Cafe


ONO TACOS     357-3779     Honokowai
     Tiny roadside stand with a grill and a couple tables, short menu of tacos and quesadillas.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Ono Tacos

BEACH BUMS     243-2286     Maalaea
     Casual BBQ downstairs in the Harbor Shops.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Beach Bums

ONO GELATO   495-0203    Lahaina and Paia
     Ice cream store on Front Street in Lahaina and on Hana Highway in Paia.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Ono Gelato


YOGURTLAND     661-9834     Kaanapali
     Soft-serve frozen yogurt store where you make your own sundae and pay by the ounce.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Yogurtland


ULUPALAKUA RANCH STORE GRILL     878-2561     Upcountry
     Small restaurant with outdoor picnic tables in the store across the street from Tedeschi Vineyards, Maui's winery, at the south end of Upcountry.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Ulupalakua Ranch Store Grill


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BRIGIT AND BERNARD’S GARDEN CAFE    877-6000    Kahului
     At 335 Hoohana Street (south of Wakea) in Kahului.  Wonderful lunches M-F, dinners some days.  European as well as Hawaiian preparations, pastas, salads and deli sandwiches.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Brigit and Bernard's Gardencafe


LAHAINA PIZZA CO. (formerly BJ's Chicago Pizzaria)  661-0700     Lahaina
       In Lahaina.  Upstairs (second floor), just above street level.  Very good pasta & sandwiches as well as deep-dish pizza.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Lahaina Pizza Company


PIZZA MADNESS     270-9888     Kihei
     Small pizza and sandwich restaurant with mostly local diners.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Pizza Madness


GENKI SUSHI   661-0333     Lahaina
    Sushi to choose from a conveyor belt.  In the Lahaina Gateway shopping center.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Genki Sushi


JOY'S PLACE     879-9258     Kihei
     Delicious healthy food in a very small restaurant tucked away in an office building in Kihei.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Joy's Place


STILLWELL'S BAKERY & CAFE     243-2243     Wailuku
     Wonderful pastries and  baked goods, plus a tiny cafe.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Stillwell's Bakery & Cafe


POLLI'S MEXICAN     572-7808    Makawao
     Good Mexican food in the center of Makawao town.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Polli's Mexican


FRED'S MEXICAN CAFE     891-8600     Kihei
     Inexpensive Mexican breakfast lunch or dinner, Tuesday taco specials.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Fred's Mexican


STAR NOODLE     667-5400     Lahaina
     Asian noodles including Ramen, Udon, and plated, plus more, all in a modern small restaurant away from the tourist areas of Lahaina.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Star Noodle


BETTY'S BEACH CAFE     662-0300     Lahaina
     Surprising ocean view for an inexpensive Lahaina restaurant.  Can see luau free at dinner.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Betty's Beach Cafe


SAM SATO'S     244-7124     Wailuku
     Noodles and plate lunches popular with Maui residents, usually not discovered by tourists.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Sam Sato's


FAT DADDY'S SMOKEHOUSE BBQ     879-8711     Kihei
     Small restaurant with smoked barbecued beef and pork.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Fat Daddy's Smokehouse BBQ


CANNERY MALL FOOD COURT      Lahaina
    A variety of international carry-out restaurants around central tables form a Food Court in Maui's only enclosed air conditioned shopping center.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Cannery Mall Food Court


KAU KAU FOOD COURT       Kahului
    Lunch or dinner with Maui residents instead of tourists at an international food court.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Kau Kau Food Court


HONOLUA STORE       665-9105      Kapalua
     Near the Ritz Carlton Hotel.  Store with deli counter and restaurant.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Honolua Store


COOL CAT CAFE     667-0908     Lahaina
    50's-style diner, upstairs in the Wharf Cinema shopping center, across from the banyan tree, in Lahaina.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Cool Cat Cafe


KIHEI CAFFE     879-2230     Kihei
     Famous popular breakfast restaurant with outdoor tables.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Kihei Caffe


MARKET FRESH BISTRO     572-4877    Makawao
     Small restaurant in a courtyard near Hot Island Glass.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Market Fresh Bistro


CHARLEY'S   579-9453        Paia
    Popular restaurant on the Hana Highway in the north shore town of Paia.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Charley's


ISLAND FROYO     667-7558     Lahaina
     Soft-serve frozen yogurt sundaes you make yourself and pay by the ounce.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Island Froyo


MOOSE MCGILLYCUDDY'S    891-8600       Kihei
     Only in Kihei since the Lahaina location closed.  Generous servings, wide variety of lunch and dinner choices.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Moose McGillycuddy's


MISO PHAT SUSHI    669-9010    Kahana
     Tiny sushi restaurant known for carryout and delivery, about ten minutes north of Kaanapali.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Miso Phat Sushi


MAMA’S RIBS & ROTISSERIE  665-6262     Napili
     In the Napili Plaza.  Great carry-out chicken, ribs, chili and beef, either just the meat or complete dinners.  Closed Sundays.


MAIN STREET BISTRO     244-6816     Wailuku
     At 2051 Main Street in the town of Wailuku, near the entrance to Iao Valley.  Casual lunch or early dinner.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Main Street Bistro


GRANDMA'S COFFEE HOUSE    878-2140    Keokea (Kula)
     Famous old-fashioned little coffee shop with sandwiches and desserts in Upcountry.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Grandma's Coffee House


MAUI TACOS    Lahaina Kihei Kahului Napili
     Chain of fast-food Mexican restaurants.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Maui Tacos


FRESH MINT     579-9144     Paia
     Vegetarian Vietnamese at 115 Baldwin in Paia.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Fresh Mint


ALOHA MIXED PLATE  661-3322        Lahaina
     At 1285 Front Street in the north end of Lahaina, across the street from the ocean side of the Lahaina Cannery Mall.  Traditional Hawaiian style plate lunches of pork, beef, chicken, or fish, with rice and macaroni salad.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Aloha Mixed Plate 


NIKKI'S PIZZA    667-0333    Kaanapali
     Pizza, pasta, sandwiches, in the food court on the lower level of Whalers Village shopping center.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Nikki's Pizza


PEGGY SUE'S     875-8944     Kihei
     1950's-style diner at 1279 South Kihei Road in the Azeka shopping center.  Burgers, fries, shakes, and 50's music.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Peggy Sue's


OHANA TACOS    283-6700    Honokowai
     Inexpensive fast Mexican food.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Ohana Tacos


SMOKEHOUSE BBQ    667-7005    Lahaina
     Barbecue ribs and other.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Smokehouse BBQ


CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE  661-4855       Lahaina
    Busy noisy fun restaurant at one end of the seawall in the middle of Front Street in Lahaina.  The atmosphere is better than the food.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Cheeseburger In Paradise


JAWZ FISH TACOS     874-8226     Kihei
     Mexican food indoors on Lipoa or outdoors from a truck.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Jawz Tacos


JAY'S PLACE     661-6699     Lahaina
     Pizza, pasta, subs, sandwiches, in the back of the Wharf Cinema Center in Lahaina.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Jay's Place


L & L HAWAIIAN BARBECUE     Multiple locations
     Fast food plate lunches in several shopping centers on Maui.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
L & L Hawaiian Barbecue


WOW WEE MAUI'S KAVA BAR & GRILL     871-1414     Kahului
     At 333 Dairy Road in Kahului.  Many choices for lunch and dinner, as well as the Wow Wee Maui candy bars and kava drinks.  More details including menu and photos at this link:
Wow Wee Maui's Kava Bar


FOOD TRUCKS
     Ohana Kine Grinds Food Truck in Kahului   757-1208
     Kalamas Food Truck in Kahului   264-4462
     Gyro's Food Truck in Kahului   205-0887
     Three's Food Truck in Kahului   879-3133
     Slightly Salty Food Truck in Kahului   310-913-1845
     Like Poke Food Truck in Kahului   757-2239
     Geste Shrimp Food Truck in Kahului   298-7109



The above list is Maui's best inexpensive restaurants     $

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And here are Maui restaurants suggestions for vegetarians


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