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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
We just randomly happened upon this place on our trip to Maui. We are big Thai food lovers and expected very little, but WOW, were we blown away by our experience. So much so that we can back a second time! The macadamia nut panang curry (with short rib) and eggplant curry (with chicken) were spectacular. Pork laab cake appetizer was really wonderful too. Cocktails took it to another level. I had the Tom Yum martini, which was a mix of my fave flavors (lemongrass ginger chile and shochu) and the Kafir Collins were both creative and spectacularly crafted. Ambiance is nice but not fancy - which was fine by us. Would rather have great food and drinks!
Little hidden gem! Judging a book by its cover I might have likely skipped over this place, but thanks to lots of other reviewers, I thought we should give this place a chance. So glad we did because the food was outstanding. Feel like you can't go wrong with any of the entrees. My husband and I shared the Chicken Satay and Curry. Will definitely return for a visit next time on the island.
Tried chicken satay and crispy chicken as happy hour apps. Peanut sauce was excellent. For entrees, had penang curry with short ribs which was very good (short ribs made it unique) and pad thai which was just ok. Service was very good, friendly and attentive. We were there late (8:30 reservations) and last two dining. Will return for curry but not pad thai.
It was our last night in Maui before returning to the mainland. We had tried several nice restaurants in the S. Kihei area and found this one through a friend who lives here. Loved our food (and we had a few special food restrictions that could have made dining difficult or diminished the quality of the fare for others who were not so restricted. The chef accommodated the one person and ALL of the dishes were enjoyed by all of those in our group.
A very nice meal at a not exorbitant price!
Found Maui Thai the last evening of our vacation--wish we had found it sooner! Quite a surprise given it's location in the back of a strip mall. We had 5:30 reservations, but we didn't really need them for eating that early. It can be a bit noisy, but for food and service of this quality its easy to ignore it. Our server was exceptional; her recommendations were spot-on. We'll be back and we'll recommend Maui Thai to all our friends.
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