Maui Thai Bistro

4.5
335 reviews
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$30 and under
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Thai
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  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Kid-friendly
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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Neighborhood
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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 335 People Are Saying
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Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Visit every year.

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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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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
1 review
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
Central Coast
1 review
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
1 review
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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OT
San Francisco
20 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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DP
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Maui Thai Bistro was a good find. Very reasonable cost and very good food! I enjoyed the service, very nice people and quick! If you like Thai food then try it out for sure.

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L
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Panang beef curry dish was our favorite. The sauce was so good over rice. Seafood Pad see-ew was just okay not too flavorful. We didn’t like the pad Thai; it tasted like tomato sauce and noodles. The cocktail and mocktail drink selection were great especially the mojitos.

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J
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food! The oxtail soup is a must try. Service is so so, but to be expected at a place like Maui Thai bistro. It's a fairly loud restaurant. Drinks are good too. It is a little pricey. Best to eat there, as Togo portions are smaller.

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PF
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything on the menu is outstanding and the service is top notch!! My favorite place on Maui.

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J
Cleveland
22 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ate on the way to the airport. Might not have been the best idea. Food was great but Looking for Tums at 2:30 a.m. not good.

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NL
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice Thai restaurant. A bit cold temperature and kind of noisy, but overall good food and moderate price for Maui.

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was really excellent. Exactly what I had in mind.

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KO
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Be sure to try one of the unique, handmaid cocktails! We love them!

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The spring and summer rolls were fantastic! The coconut soup was what I got and I’ve never had that before so for the first time having it, was outstanding! Great place to eat, go there if you get a chance

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Cleveland
20 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the Pepper Blossom drink. Tried tbe chicken Pad Thai, was very good. Friend got the eggplant dish, all who tasted said it was what they would vet next time.

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JN
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Delicious food consistently . Very pleasant server.

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TL
Central Coast
51 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is solid choice for a great dinner.!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was ok. Not the best Thai I have had.

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LB
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great selections, preparation and quality. It's become a must do for me when I'm on Maui.

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CM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We very much enjoyed our dinner at Maui Bistro. The papaya salad and panaang curry short ribs are delicious!

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J
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Thai meal. The turmeric potatoes from the appetizer menu were outstanding. Delicious Curries and Pad Thai as well.

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RG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good , service was good but the only thing that turned me off was being misled on happy hour drinks . On there website and in restaurant two different prices . I noticed this discrepancy and mentioned to manager and did nothing or gave reasons why. Won’t be back

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

The whole dining experience and the food was outstanding. Fresh ingredients. The bartender even snipped off fresh mint out of herb garden for our mojitos.
All I can say is we will definitely be back!!

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LL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem at Rainbow Mall with great food and service. Ask for Paco; excellent service.

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m
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Dinner was rushed by waitress....Dinner check was delivered before requested in 40 minutes after reservation time..I told her to slow it down but she wouldn't...I had to ask her for the dessert menu after she presented me the check..CLUELESS....The place was just half-full?I have been here to this restaurant multiple times it's been a favorite of mine ,but I'm not going to rushed...This is just rude...I told the front man about this and he said he'd never heard this before....

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LS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good casual dining with excellent service and authentic, tasty Thai food.

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NH
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Best meal I had on the island . Food was amazing and fast

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