Maui Thai Bistro

4.6
588 Reviews
$30 and under
Thai

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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 588 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was very nice and we all enjoyed the food.

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NatM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thai food was excellent! Loved the Penang curry and summer shrimp rolls especially.

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vipLincolnshiremom
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

amazing authentic Thai food! all our dishes were delicious as were the cocktails. The place is super busy & a lot of locals ordering takeout. Efficient service despite the crowds Highly recommend

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vipBetsyB
New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious here. Every dish we had was delicious especially the shrimp pad Thai and the crab fried rice. Service was pleasant and very nice. If you are looking for a casual dinner with delicious Thai food, I highly recommend Maui Thai.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a good thai restaurant. What you would expect. Food was good and service was good. Pieces were reasonable. Good spot to take the family.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was terrific. Try the oxtail soup, so tasty!

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CalRpkn
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the calamari, spring roles, and papaya salad to start. All were very good. Papaya salad a touch soggy, but spicy/sweet seasoning and flavor was on point. Had noodles and seafood chef's special which was excellent. In a small strip mall, but worth finding

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We checked in at 7pm the server said they were very backed up and our order would take 20 minutes to come out, we said no problem.
After one hour and fifteen minutes of waiting for 2 curry dishes we paid for two drinks and had to try and find somewhere else to eat.
It seems the Restaurant patrons were a lower priority than people ordering for pick up and delivery. Very disappointed with the lack of organization at this restaurant they seem to be all about packing people in and also taking non stop phone orders.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great food, not great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding value, great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great!

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PatH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a nice surprise to find this wonderful Thai restaurant in Kihei ~ so pleasant and what wonderful food…wish we had this in Tucson, Az!!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here during our honeymoon. Macadamia nut panang curry was some of the best we have ever had and we eat Thai food often. Will definitely be back.

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JuliaF
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Some unique dishes along with some standard fare.

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Karishma
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The food was amazing. Spicy truly is spicy. Wish the service was better

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Jbizzle
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Service was poor. We had a 5:45 pm reservation. We were a party of 8 with 2 kids under 2. We were forced to place our whole order and rushed to put in the order within 5 minutes. Our server told us we cannot add anything to the order since the kitchen is very backed up with take out order and other tables haven’t received their orders. Within 5 min of placing the order, the apps were on the table. We did not ever finish the apps and the entrees were on the table. The whole meal was finished within 45 minutes. They basically lied to us about the kitchen being backed up to get us out of the restaurant. There were no lines, no wait, and empty tables. Very disappointed with the service. Of course we were obligated to give an 18% tip give the size of our party.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Prepared just as we asked for! Quick service, friendly servers!

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chattdinerguy
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Restaurant was extremely busy, but the staff did a great job and the food was outstanding.

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LaniD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As my husband said, this is the best Thai food he has ever had, including in Thailand. We had calamari app- unbelievable sauce with it.. came as strips instead of ringlets. I had the chili mahi which was good; but my husband had the oxtail soup (for 4) which had such a tasty broth that I enjoyed it as well. He also had the drunken mahi which had such a great flavor, I almost switched dishes with him. Our daughter had the chicken satay and shrimp rolls- both tasty. Highly recommend- go earlier as they don’t really seem to have the service aspect down and we were at our table far longer than necessary and there were multiple people waiting for our table when we left. Worth it for the food.. tons of people doing take out, which is another option.

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vipKathyT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Best Thai food I have had anywhere. Total hidden gem on Maui. Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Supapan was our waitress last night and she was wonderful! Kind, efficient service and not to mention delicious and fresh Thai food. Would definitely recommend.

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BarrettK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing kua curry with beef short rib! The fried pork rolls and crab cakes were delicious too! A must try. Going back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Maui Thai bistro is located in a strip mall and from the outside doesn’t look like much but don’t be discouraged. The food is fabulous, the staff is attentive and the price can’t be beat. If you are looking for something a little different while in Maui, definitely check them out.

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PeterT
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Maui Thai Bistro is a good restaurant with decent food that is reasonable priced. One problem: Not enough employees. The poor waitress had to rush constantly and had to be the bartender too. The restaurant has a bar but no bartender. Another small issue, the young gentlemen delivering our soup bowls and plates had his thumb in the bowel, while putting it on the table. Maybe the owners should teach their servers about hygiene. More small issues: I was happy that they have Stella on tab. Unfortunately the beer was almost frozen and therefore tasted like nothing. Maybe the owner does not know that beer, especially European beer should never be served below 40 degrees (42 is idea. Yes Anheuser Busch beer tastes to bad, you have to almost freeze it to be able to drink it).
There are more small issues, but it looks like the owners are overwhelmed or may do not care. Too bad, Maui Thai Bistro could be a really 5-Star place.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service for moderate prices

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vipamann
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Really great authentic food, but the service was lacking towards the end of our meal. We had to ask the guy bringing out entrees for a box, and go up to the counter for our checks after not seeing our waitress for 20 minutes. Otherwise, a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Very bland curry, out of spring rolls at 4:30p, service was rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Amazing food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a hidden gem. We went there twice while we were in Maui since its food was so good. Make sure to order the chicken wings which were crispy, flavorful, and tender! The macadamia nut curry also tasted amazing, and it was different from all the other curry we’ve tried at Thai restaurants.

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barbiebun
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious curry. my friend who has a gluten allergy was pleased to see a gluten free menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maui Bistro was amazing! It feels like a little kept secret because we had reservations but there wasn’t anyone there when we arrived. Highly recommend from moctails, appetizers, and entrees!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Massaman curry with short ribs excellent. Pad Thai yummy. Great cocktails. They made my picky eater daughter a special dish of plain chicken Breast, broccoli and white rice. Lovely dining experience. We would return and recommend for a delicious Thai food.

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vipRobynG
New England
20 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Maui Thai Bistro was a great experience. We had Red Curry, Drunken Chicken, Chicken Satay and Hawaiian Fried Rice, all were amazing! Prices were great, a try value in Maui!

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service!

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vipGina
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a reservation and were promptly seated. Service was friendly and fast. The crab wontons were excellent. Shrimp spring rolls were good. My husband had the pumpkin curry (medium spicy) and he really liked it. Cocktails were very tasty. Crab fried rice was good, but I don't think I'd order it again. It was our anniversary and we received a scoop of caramel ice cream, which was excellent. We would definitely visit Maui Thai again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was amazing!!

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vipBubs
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very authentic food in a no-thrills, strip mall location. Prices a bit elevated due to being in Maui, but portions are good sized and everything tastes great. Interesting cocktails worthy of a try.

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coryh
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We were a little early for our reservation and were seated right away. Immediately the waitress pressured us to get our order in because the kitchen was backing up. We felt rushed the entire time and it was 445 in the evening with many open tables. At one point I ordered a glass of sauvignon blanc and she brought me a chardonnay instead and insisted that i drink it. We enjoyed the green curry but the service was very rushed and strange

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You can order delivery directly from Maui Thai Bistro using the Order Online button. Maui Thai Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 874-5605.

Maui Thai Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 588 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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