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About Maui Thai Bistro
Brilliantly innovative Thai cooking on the world's favorite island! Chef Prakong brings her artisan's skills to Maui Thai Bistro, a contemporary (and kitsch-free) Thai restaurant in South Maui. Brilliant lunch fare includes exotic tomyum fried rice, kao mun gai (chicken rice w tangy sauce), kiawe-smoked ribeye fried rice, drunken rice noodles, a truly authentic padthai, and much much more. Dinner features Prakong's artisanal homemade curries with a modern island twist, including to-die-for dishes as macnut short ribs panang, seared ahi choochee, pineapple kua curry, and plenty more.
Kihei, HI 96753
Thai, Asian, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Kamaole Beach Park
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
We will cater food for parties upwards of 20 in support Maui's wedding planners.
Plenty of free parking in Rainbow Mall and adjacent area lots.
BYO Liquor, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Takeout
Maui Thai Bistro Ratings and Reviews
The service was nothing short of excellent. I would recommend them just for service alone. The ambience is nice, the place wasn't too loud for us. The tables were a little small because we ordered a lot of food. The drinks were ok, better than we expected considering the location but not a lot of variety and their well alcohols were horrible. Automatic upgrade to top shelf for us. Bummer that some of the items we asked about were not being served as they had run out of the ingredients. A major bummer was the dessert menu. 90% of the selection was Italian gelato..... and the only thing that looked good they weren't serving, again because of lack of ingredients. Food was better then average for Maui. I hope they make it, I would go back again just to try the items they didn't have the first time.
The food that we ordered was tasty, but there were some issues with our dining experience. We arrived fairly early, and the restaurant was already sold out of spring rolls, which we thought was rather strange. The waitress was difficult to understand, and when we asked questions, she kept pointing to the menu items on the computer tablet that she used to take our order. However, the font size on the menu items on her computer was difficult for us to read, but eventually we were able to place our order. On the plus side, the restaurant does give diners the option of ordering the spice level for the food; diners can choose mild, medium, or hot.
We were staying in Maui as part of our anniversary. The people that took care of the condo we were staying at recommended this restaurant and we are so thrilled that we tried it! We made a reservation at 5 that wasn’t completely necessary because it doesn’t get too busy until almost 7 PM. We were promptly seated and greeted by various employees. Our waitress was the best and had a lot of great recommendations for food and was extremely pleasant. The food was phenomenal. If you are ever on the fence for whether or not to get Thai food, if you are considering this place you MUST. We went at happy hour, which they have 2 different times for it and as expensive as everything seemed to be in Hawaii, this meal could easily have been $100 for just my husband and I. We were so pleased with the food and the service and the price that we were beyond happy to tip really well.
All food was excellent. We had a variety of curries and fish. All were excellent. For those of us who don't usually have spicy food, the mild versions were at the top end of our taste. We had the spring rolls and summer rolls for pupus, both were excellent. Service was very personable and efficient.
We went there not knowing what the restaurant would be like and were pleasantly surprised. The food could be as spicy as wanted or not spicy at all. Everything we had was flavored very well using a "1" in the spice selection. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. She even had a tablet with pictures of the various dishes just to confirm that is what we wanted to order.
You can pick your protien and your curry, as well as the amount of spice (heat) you want. They also will make suggestions for best combinations. They also have 3 kinds of rice that you can pick from to add to your dish. This restaurant may not appear from the outside to be much, but when you are inside it is noticably clean and comfortable to dine in. The staff is also very excellent.
We were pleasantly surprised - service was excellent- all menu questions were compentently answered (including spice levels), the portions of the main (pumpkin curry (for me) and drunken noodles) were generous, and it was delicious. If you're craving Thai go here. Yum
This place is a real gem hidden in the back of a strip mall in Kihei town. Its location does not bespeak its quality which is quite good. Terrific tapas, 2 happy hours, delightful entrees and attentive & caring service make this place a must on your Maui dining list.
Great Thai food - and they offer "Thai spicy" to boot. Great meal... best fried rice on the island (from the pickiest friend ever), the chicken laab was fabulous, the crispy fish was really good, and the parang macnut curry with shoe rib so very good. The stay was fabulous and the kalua pig spring rolls pretty darn good.
The food was very good and service was quick and efficient. Cheerful atmosphere- liked pthe colorful lighting and napkins. The open ceiling made it noisy at busiest time; ceiling tiles could really help the sound level. Was difficult for conversation, especially with elderly customers.
My family and friends ate at the Maui Bistro twice. Given that we had a condo to prepare our own food and 3 children under 4 years of age, our repeat business was a compliment to the service and food quality. The sticky rice was perfect at both meals and the waitresses were very friendly amidst the busy environment. The local gelato desserts added a touch of Maui charm to the meal.
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