About Maui Thai Bistro
Kihei, HI 96753
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, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Takeout
Maui Thai Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Little hidden gem! Judging a book by it ...
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 a ...
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.
We were looking for a place to take a fr ...
We were looking for a place to take a friend who is vegan. We really enjoyed the Tom Yum soup and the yellow curry. The flavors were amazing!! Thank you for having vegan options! We will definitely come back to enjoy more of this amazing food. Thank you!!!
It was our last night in Maui before ret ...
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 ...
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.
We ate there about a week ago and had th ...
We ate there about a week ago and had the best experience. Everyone loved their food, the level of spice was just right. Tonight, was a bit more spicy. Even though we all ordered the same thing. A little inconsistent, but still great.
Food was delicious! I ordered the drunke ...
Food was delicious! I ordered the drunken fish (medium,wasn't as hot as I was told. So if you like a kick go up to spicy),and my daughter ordered the pad Thai. We both enjoyed our meals. It was 7pm on Christmas night and service was pretty quick. I could tell some people were complaining about not getting their food as fast as they wanted... bigger problems in the world folks!!! Our waitress was sweet and extremely helpful. Wish I got her name but she was the only elf in there ;)
Had received this a recommendation from ...
Had received this a recommendation from several people including locals. The food was quite good overall. Service unfortunately was poor. In all fairness, it was Christmas and they may have been understaffed, but we had to ask for menus, call the waiter over 4 separate times for various issues, and it took almost 2 hours. My father in law ate here a few days prior around 2 pm and raved about it. So, multiple dishes were quite good and it may have been an off night, but because of service I was a bit disappointed honestly (this was the universal group feel after several nights of stellar service at other establishments).
Great find in Maui while we were on vaca ...
Great find in Maui while we were on vacation. Food is great, service is great, prices are very reasonable. Only complaint is the time it took to get the order, but it was well worth it. We came back to dinner two days later...just called ahead our order and we were eating in < 5 mins!!!!👍😊
My favorite Thai place on the Island of ...
My favorite Thai place on the Island of Maui. We've been coming here for years now and for this visit, I had started a Whole30 way of eating (no dairy, sugar, legume, grains or alcohol for 30 days) so I was a bit nervous how and what to order. As it turns out, there were a lot of options for me to chose from and the restaurant is more than happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions. The Pumpkin coconut curry with grilled chicken was the best curry I've had anywhere. And their green papaya salad was great as always. Just couldn't eat any rice with my dinner which was a bummer but still everything tasted fantastic.
I would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting to have a nice Thai food while in Kiehi, Maui.
I was really pleased with the food quali ...
I was really pleased with the food quality at Maui Thai. Probably one of the best Thai food experiences I have had. Had the house curry with Shrimp that was simply delightful. Had a group of 7 others that also felt the same way. The service was decent but could be improved.
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