Maui Thai Bistro

4.4
357 reviews
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$30 and under
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Thai
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Thai, Asian, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner
Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(808) 874-5605
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Prakong Tongsod
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Catering
We will cater food for parties upwards of 20 in support Maui's wedding planners.
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Cross street
Kamaole Beach Park
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Parking details
Plenty of free parking in Rainbow Mall and adjacent area lots.
Additional
BYO Liquor, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Takeout
What 357 People Are Saying
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JR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed the evening at Maui Thai.
The service was impeccable.
The food was delicious.
The only criticism was the large chunks of ginger that I had to pick out of the entree.. along with the large chunks of onion and lemongrass. The flavor was outstanding but picking around those items was a bit frustrating.
We will continually go back but simply chose different items.

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ML
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Visited many times. Disappointed this time. No egg rolls, food quality just fair.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Owner was over the top nice.

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JC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our yummy cocktails came after our appetizer arrived, and then the main course came while we were still eating the appetizer!
We wanted our entree to be rally spicy and our server suggested medium. Well, it was like no spice at all. If you like spucy hot like we do, be sure to be firm- otherwise you will get no ‘heat’!

Otherwise, the food and drinks were terrific- very fresh, and the ambience is delightful. Very clean and tidy with color!

Would return!

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FD
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good,food and ambiance. Great local neighborhood place. Service is a bit slow.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great. A lot of variety

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K
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always great and fresh food. the specialty cocktails are fantastic. friendly staff at decent prices for Maui.

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P
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Perhaps it was our ordering but everything we received was deep fried. The taste was good but wanted fresh.

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JM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant was nicely decorated. Food was excellent as was the service.

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OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Just ordinary Thai food
Pork Laab was good. Green papaya salad was all daikon and no papaya. Fried chicken appetizer very dry and over cooked . Kayla pork spring rolls had no pork.
Overall impression was they do not prepare the food as described
There are better Thai restaurants in Kehei

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r
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I thought the fried rice and pad Thai were good, but the beef dish we ordered was all gristle. I would go back, but I wouldn’t order beef there.

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C
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fresh and authentic Thai. Also good options for vegans. Hand crafted cocktails were amazing!! The Tom Yum martini is the best drink my husband & I have ever had - we came back just to have them again. Will definitely make this regular stop when we’re on the island.

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S
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent and the food was very tasty! We had a delicious mahi curry dish that was out of this world.

Would definitely revisit this restaurant.

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BS
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant, food and services is always great.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food

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SK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Took a date and some friends. Everybody absolutely loved it. The food is delicious, full of flavor and natural ingredients. The cocktails are very ono also!! My favorite Thai place on Island. Highly recommend!

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KT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good value, good quality and good service. I would highly recommend this place!

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very delicious, healthy and quiet original thai food. Will definitely come here again...

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Our waitress was friendly, but did not answer any of our questions about the dishes. She nodded for each question and ordered everything we asked about. I am not sure she understood English. The curry was really good, but the green papaya was just ok.

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Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wanted Thai during our stay on Maui. Some of the dishes have preparations that are slightly different from standard Thai restaurants but they work very well nonetheless. Our server/bartender was attentive and helpful with suggestions. Maui Thai definitely exceeded expectations.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food, great servers, and a beautiful modern interior that keeps me coming back every week. This place holds a special place in my heart.

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D
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Visit every year.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed the chicken cashew and beef fried rice. Flavor was great, ingredients were fresh and well cooked. The Tom yum soup was ok, could be more flavored, chicken had a strong taste to it that turned me off.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, what a great meal. Our family has tried a lot of Thai food in many different city’s and Maui Thai Bistro is now at the top of our list. Great service and amazing food. They also had some unique dishes that we have not seen before. Again, the wait staff was excellent. We will be back!!!

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KW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was really good. The food was excellent. I highly recommend.

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JD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Mediocre papaya salad... they comped it because it came out so late. Penang curry sauce was solid (waitress advised me against the yellow curry, so not sure if it was a good rec haha) but the chicken was overcooked. Loved their version of a Moscow mule. Overall a sold 2.5 Stars. Will never come back though...

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LB
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. The service was exceptional.

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JS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love this Thai Bistro, been here twice and this was for sure not the last time

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WL
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

WE were looking for a good Thai food restaurant in Maui and glad we found one! Food was excellent, service and ambiance very nice as well. If you like good Thai food I would highly recommended it!
Mahalo

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S
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here many times always consistently good food. Service is great and very friendly

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TH
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious calamari appetizer along with the tasty Vietnamese mule. The pad Thai was exactly what you’d expect! My husband and I both ordered it, both chicken and shrimp, i would get a more expensive fish or the chicken if I went again

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We absolutely love this Thai food! It's the best outside of Thailand that I've ever had! We particularly LOVE the pumpkin curry. We found this place a year ago on vacation and have craved it all year long.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food for a fair price. Nice casual spot while on vacation for a change.

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LL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Here for vacation from sf. Wanted some Thai food. Found this place near my stay. Service was excellent. Food was fantastic. Reminders of home. Will visit again my next stay in Maui.

LL

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MV
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I are both vegan. The server took the time to let us know which dishes could be prepared vegan. We had the yellow curry and fried rice. Very fresh and tasty. We ordered mild hotness, would go medium next time.

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ML
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Thai food on the island !! Can’t wait to come back. Great food!!

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VC
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I liked the Pad see ew. I had their yellow curry in the past which was yummy. I like the restaurant vibe.

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DG
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my favorites, the food is excellent!
Friday night's service was outstanding, hot food and excellent waiter.

Thank you!

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CF
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Thai. Great flavors and nice service.

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KK
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

have to have a reservation , great food , very nice service , kind of loud music

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