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.
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, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout
Maui Thai Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Fantastic food and service. The short ri ...
Fantastic food and service. The short rib Panang curry is awesome!!!
Great hidden gem in Kihei! Food was amaz ...
Great hidden gem in Kihei! Food was amazing and served fast. On the other hand, AC was too high and our side of the restaurant seemed a little less comfortable than the otherside where it was more lounge-like (no crying kids). Would definitely go back! Sign up for their newsletter and get a great promo offer for your first visit!!!
We love Maui Thai Bistro, great food, nice new bar! Our favorite Thai food on Maui.
This is definitely a neighborhood gem. The food was outstanding, many selections and the happy hours options are not to be missed. It's nice to find a reasonably priced restaurant on the island that has great food. We will definitely return.
We enjoyed the tom yum soup and drunken ...
We enjoyed the tom yum soup and drunken noodles - both great! The yellow curry with halibut was outstanding!! Fresh and bright flavors - we'll be back for sure!
This place is awesome!
The food is FABULOUS. The setting is kind of ordinary, but you should definitely eat here now because they deserve a much better setting (although it's just fine as it is). Service is friendly and gracious and quick. The fish salad was super fresh tasting and my daughter's curry was delicious.
food was good but portion size is small
food was good but boy, order up because portion is very small...and we are not big eaters!
Excellent food. Excellent service. Del ...
Excellent food. Excellent service. Delicious drinks, too!
Surprised and happy to find great Thai food on Maui! It's definitely on our list for the next trip!
Wonderful Thai Food
Our family of 5 really enjoyed our dinner at Thai Bistro. It was our last night in Maui and we are all really picky when it comes to Thai food but let me just say, there was not a morsel left over - everything was spot on and exceeded our expectations. My two favorite dishes were the Pad Thai and the Panang Beef, both were so flavorful and just fantastic.
Really delicious Thai food with just the right amount of heat. We had a hard time finding them in the back end of a strip shopping center but so glad we did!
One of the best Thai restaurants that we ...
One of the best Thai restaurants that we have been to. Food was very fresh and delicious!
Tasty delicious Thai food. Great service. Will be back soon.
Very good authentic Thai food
Locate and in the far back of a strip mall perpendicular to the road, this restaurant is a bit hard to find. The appetizers and main dished were excellent. The menu has many choices. There are even 7 different curries to select from. The Pad Thai was one of the best I've had. The service is attentive. We definitely will be back.
Our favorite Thai restaurant on Maui, great food
Friendly service and consistent delicious dishes, can't miss this spot when you visit or live on Maui!
Very kind wait staff. Excellent Food. Curry Short rib was out of this world!
BEST THAI FOOD EVER!
Best Thai food I have ever had! We've been there 3 times: one lunch and 2 dinners. You'll not be disappointed. It is quite popular, so for a quieter experience go after 7.45pm for dinner and 1.30pm for lunch.
This place serves excellent Thai food. S ...
This place serves excellent Thai food. Service was also superb.
In a place where most of the restaurants serve either American, Hawaiian, seafood it was great to find some thing with a bit of spice. Green curry was great .. massamum curry was little bland.
We ate here two times during our recent visit to Maui. Both times food and service were great! Highly recommend the Penang red curry, tom yum story fry, and the sticky rice. Our waiter ( Paco according to our receipt) was great. Don't miss this little gem tucked away at the back of the Rainbow strip Mall- you will regret it.
Excellent food, a great choice
Great Thai food and good service, location not ideal but every thing else well above average.
This place is busy but they handle the crowd well. Service was excellent. The satay, curry, and eggplant basil were very good and had a nice variety of flavors. The pad Thai was just ok. We ordered two plates of the papaya salad. The spicy version was too spicy for most of us, but the mild one was very good. Even better is that it didn't cost an arm and a leg like many of the places in Maui serving food that is half as good. We will be back!
Great food and service every time! Our T ...
Great food and service every time! Our Thai waitress is always the best!!!!
Recommended by a bartender...and we agree!
A chance recommendation by a hotel bartender about this great Thai restaurant led us to this small and somewhat hard-to-find tasty treat. I ordered a larb (shrimp salad) which was spicy, fresh, and tasty. My wife ordered the pad thai which she enjoyed immensely. Take a family or take a date...the food is great!
Excellent food, great service, and reaso ...
Excellent food, great service, and reasonably priced for a resort town!
Great selections , authentic and fresh
The choices are numerous and made with fresh local ingredients . Good service and reasonably priced . Mahalo for the happy hour prices offered before 6pm
Panama curry was fantastic!
Panama curry was fantastic!
Excellent food! Great service!
The best Thai Restaurant on Maui! I like to get the fresh summer rolls. They add avocado to them which is a nice touch. Everything is good. I especially like the Thai Basil Eggplant and the Coconut lemongrass soup! Yummm!
Thai One On In Kihei
The other evening I had the pleasure of joining a couple of my friends, and have dinner at the Maui Thai Bistro. I read some great reviews so I was excited to try Maui Thai Bistro. I we were greeted with a warm welcome from the staff. Our waitress was knowledgeable about the different dishes on the menu. I go more for a mild flavor, so she recommended how I should order. I ordered the Kalua pork spring roll, for an appetizer and it was delicious. For my main course I ordered eggplant with chicken in a medley of stir fried vegetables, with steam rice on the side. My dinner was delicious. One of my friends ordered a shrimp stir fry, and enjoyed his meal. The other party ordered the cashew chicken and also enjoyed his meal. The only disappointment was when we ordered an order of the fried rice. It was good, however we feel that it was over priced. As far as the rest of the dinner the food and presentation was excellent. I do plan to visit Maui Thai Bistro in the near future.
Food was amazing. Service was great.
Food was amazing. Service was great. A tad pricey, but the menu reflected local availability and tastes.
Thai Restaurant New Style
I invited friends with whom I had dinner there a few years ago and didn't realize until we were there that the owner and layout of the Restaurant (now called Bistro, but still showing the "Maui Thai Restaurant" sign) had changed. We much preferred the previous setting and ambiance (there wasn't much of it to speak of that evening). It is basically a Bistro, read basic chairs and table, no table cloth that I can remember and pretty noisy without the old style decorations of the previous restaurant. No air conditioning. The menu was varied and food was excellent, but handling of wine was approximate (my glass was brought empty and the waitress just plopped the content of a flask in the glass at the table). Times change.
Best Thai tastes ever, wonderfully imaginative. Order curry anything, wherever it shows up on the menu.
Great food, great service, clean pleasing interior. Would definitely go back again!
Excellent hidden gem!
This place is amazing. It's kind of hidden in the back of the parking lot by cafe o'lei, but I couldn't be happier with the service, quality of food, and ambiance. You have to try this place. My girlfriend and I loved it and will definitely be back. She got the Pad Thai noodles and I had the Drunken Noodles. Both delicious!
If your tired of all the mediocre and ex ...
If your tired of all the mediocre and expensive tourist restaurants in Wailea, this is a great spot for tasty, fairly priced Thai food. Nice, modern room and pleasant service.
Fresh, fast, and friendly.
Happened across this find when the family was in the mood for fresh Asian food, but ended up going back on 2 other evenings because the kids loved it.
Very poor AC
Good service and food, however I was sweating heavily 1/2 way through the meal as were others at our table. I wish they would have turned the air conditioner up to make it comfortable. Hot day outside. I'll go somewhere else instead in the future.
My wife and I visited Maui Thai Bistro during a recent vacation. The Bistro exceeded all expectations and delivered a delicious, veggie packed, meal.
Food, service, and atmosphere were all o ...
Food, service, and atmosphere were all ok. Nothing spectacular. Food came out quick which was nice. Not a special occasion destination for sure, but does the job if you're looking for large portions of decent food at a fair price.
We come to Maui every year, and Maui Thai Bistro is always on our list of great places to eat. The food is consistently fantastic across the menu, and the service if wonderful. We ate here two nights ago with a party of 11, which they handled perfectly even though the restaurant was full. The prices are reasonable, the food is first rate, and the service is devoted and friendly. If you love Thai food, don't miss it. If you are new to Thai food, no better place to start than here. Will be back next year.
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