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Maui Thai Bistro
Maui Thai Bistro

Maui Thai Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mauithaibistro.com
  • Phone: (808) 874-5605
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch
    Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner
    Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Thai, Asian, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Prakong Tongsod
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout
  • Catering: We will cater food for parties upwards of 20 in support Maui's wedding planners.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kamaole Beach Park
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of free parking in Rainbow Mall and adjacent area lots.
A word from 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "My wife and I have been in Hawaii for several weeks and have eaten at many locations. With absolutely no hesitation, I can say that we had the greatest meal at the Maui Thai Bistro, without a doubt. In fact, I would be tempted to fly back from Annapolis just for a repeat of that meal. I wish there was a higher rating than 5, Maui Thai Bistro has earned it. Thanks, also for our waitress Grace, who was graceful!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "It confirmed the positive reviews we had read online. We will eat there again."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Best Thai on the Island! Love this place and come here once a week at least!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We drove from Lahaina to Kihei (almost Wailea) for our spice fix. Maui Thai is hidden away at the back of a retail strip plaza, fairly non-descript, so make sure you have the address or you may not find it. The restaurant staff were all, without exception, very friendly and professional. The food was incredibly delicious and the restaurant spotless and modern. This is a find!!! I am sure, had we been situated closer, we would have returned. It is that good! The food offerings are also different from the mainland as they try to augment traditional Thai food with Hawaiian fare so don't feel like you are settling for something you could get back home. We paid $150 for 5 and even had leftovers. Go!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I love this restaurant! It is a great space feeling open and bright and the food is fantastic. Very fresh and clean. I come here as often as I can. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I love Maui Thai Bistro! The summer rolls are fantastic, the Tom Kha soup and pretty much anything you order is really good!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We came to Kihei after staying in Wailea and were excited to find this place especially after paying ridiculous prices for mediocre food. This place is kind of tucked into a little strip mall and was warry, but the food was so yummy. Had the drunken fish, pad thai shrimp, and shortribs with macadamia nuts and curry."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Very good, I am a lover of Thai food, though in actual Thailand I found the food too hot ( chillies) for my taste....but in North America I love good Thai food.wish the corkage fee wasn't so high though. I kind of liked when it was BYOB."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We have been going to Maui for over 25 years and had yet to stumble on this place redone or otherwise. The food was very good and true to form. The price very reasonable.. We will definitely be backed."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoy the Thai food here more than almost any other restaurant on Maui! Get the main mahi choo chee. Its the best dish we have had!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We live here part time and this is our favorite Thai spot. Love the Railroad rice and the Panang Curry with Mahi."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I'm from San Francisco Bay Area and have eaten in great restaurants there . Maui Thai Bistro' food prep and quality is as good as it gets. We ate there twice and both times were exceptionally good. I'd highly recommend eating here whether you live here or just visiting."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Great Food, clean newer surroundings. New owners since we were there last year. The service was very good, food was quick to the table and delicious!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "On website it stated BYOB...got there expected to pay corkage fee but not $15.00/bottle which is what they were asking Both dishes we chose tasted reheated certainly not freshly prepared as in usually is in Thai restaurants also the wrappers on the fresh spring rolls were tough which means they were sitting around for awhile We have eaten in many Thai restaurants around the world,this one did not live up to the reviews and I would not recommend it."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "This restaurant has the best Thai food I think I've ever eaten. Apparently the chef had a restaurant on the other side of the island in Hana, and folks were driving from Kihei 2 hours to go eat there. So she opened up a restaurant more in the hub of the island. I had a mango fish salad that was to die for. I also loved her tofu in a peanut sauce - scrumptious!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I have had Thai food in many locations including in Thailand, and this is the best! I went to Maui Thai Bistro for the second time on the Valentines Day 2014. The first time was New Year's Eve 2013. Each time we were a relatively big group, 9 people and 7 people, and everybody loved the food. It is authentic Thai and also innovative in Hawaiian way, using local ingredients as well as good quality imported materials such as lamb. Staff are very friendly and efficient. They were about to start serving alcohol. I look forward to going back again soon!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Yummy Thai food. Plus a very warm and welcoming dining experience. It was valentines day and each woman was given a rose and a complimentary and delicious chocolate mousse for dessert? Lovely."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The springroll appitizer came out quickly and was great. But our dinner order took some time to arrive, service was a bit forgetful. The cashew chicken was okay. Would have liked a bit more chicken in the dish for the price. And the fried rice was typical, however it was made with canned pineapple which seems a little odd, given we are on Maui and this fresh fruit is pretty available. Overall I feel our experience at Maui Thai Bistro was just ok. Be willing to go back again and give a second try, maybe for lunch."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I brought a group of 12 Red Hat ladies for our monthly lunch. The table was set for us with red napkins (by my request). The service was outstanding, as was the food. We will all return. Chef Prakong prepared food specifically for the "fussiness" of elderly ladies desire for little spice. Every dish was perfect. We especially appreciated the friendliness of the servers, who catered to our every need. I hope we can return again as a group. My neighbors and daughters also love the food. The wine was superb, matching the food perfectly."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Heard great things, but I thought food could have had more flavor. It felt a little generic. Staff was very friendly & it's BYOB."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "We greatly enjoyed the Mahi Mahi Cho Chee dish. A smaller portion size but never lacked flavor! Very special dish! Also shiitake mushroom spring rolls are very fresh and the sweet chili peanut sauce that came with it really added that extra complexity that it needed. Service was great! They were very accomodating to us and our needs. Also they give Kamaaina which is always the best part. The ambiance is minimalistic and modern. Prime colors, clean cut modern lines, the napkins are all different colors which makes them look like clown scarfs but it pulled the them together."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Maui Thai Bistro is the best Thai food restaurant I have found to date! The menu is full of delicious gems that leave you wanting more!"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Mau Thai in Kehei was a great find. It was as good as my favorite Thai restaurant in the Boston area. And it's locally owned and run. The dishes were tasty and nicely presented, the ingredients were fresh,, and the portions were plentiful. The staff was friendly and the service was reasonably prompt especially considering that we were there on a busy Saturday night. There is no liquor service at the restaurant, so it's BYO. The staff provides necessary openers and glassware. The only caveat I'd offer was that the ambiance is noisy when the restaurant is full."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "This was my second trip to the Thai Bistro. Food was great. Enjoyed it"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "This new South Kihei restaurant has been open for a couple of months, and it is worth a visit or two. The service is efficient and friendly, though when it gets really busy things can take a bit longer - not a problem for those of us on a relaxing Hawaiian holiday. The menu has lots of interesting choices, and the food is tasty and reasonably priced. It's BYOB, so if you like wine or beer with your Thai food, bring it along. I definitely recommend this as a place to eat in Kihei."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Broad menu with really nice food, but the kitchen seemed to have difficulty in getting all our dishes out to our whole group."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "I honestly recommend this restaurant without reservation! Often disappointed with food on Maui- A first since NYC- we've found a Thai restaurant with food we truly enjoy! Clean simple decor- refreshing for so many who try and end up looking like an estate sale- & the ambiance carries over to the cooking philosophy- clean, fresh, simply good food! We often try "safe" items first-Very fresh summer rolls, curried potatoes in rice paper (I'd suggest a vinegar and sweet chile sauce) were a subtle and well balanced mix. The Pad Thai-very fresh with each flavor complimenting each other, not competing! The Panang Curry did not resort to heat to carry it- instead fresh, clear tastes of Kaffir lime, coconut milk & bell pepper blended perfectly."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Excellent Thai food with some creative spins on traditional dishes. The owner and wait staff were incredibly friendly. This restaurant deserves an ONO!"
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "Best place for Thai on Maui We love it!! Awesome staff! We went twice this week!"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "On two visits we have had the same experience. Very tasty food but very poor service. Everyone is pleasant but it took 45 minutes or more to get simple dishes out of the kitchen. Also seems random who gets their food first-tables who came in and ordered well after we did got their food 15 minutes ahead of ours."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "Freshest home cooked Thai food we have ever had. We are recommending Maui Thai Bistro to everyone we know."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "We are so happy to have such a great restaurant in South Maui. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 11/14/2013