Maui Thai Bistro

4.6
544 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 544 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was excellent. The only negative was the consistency in spice. We were asked if we wanted mild, medium, or hot. 3 of us choose medium and the spice level was different on each one. Mine was mild and my daughter’s so spicy she couldn’t eat it. Overall, it was a great experience.

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vipsfopentablediner2
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came really early and they accommodated us. The food was tasty and just enough. The sticky rice and mango dessert was delicious.

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mondial82
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food. Super sweet staff who were exceptionally kid friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & Service!

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GoodThai
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This place was pretty good food. Service was great until they got really busy. Then we had to wait a while to get the bill.

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Meseros
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Thai food here is excellent! Loved the flavor. The food is spicy so be mindful when you order. Servers were nice but overwhelmed. Placed was packed. We will come here again.

JW
JoyW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

My family visited Maui Thai Bistro on our first night and were all really excited given the good reviews. However, from start to finished it was a disappointment. We had made reservations because of the recent reopening of Hawaii to visitors and when we went to the hostess stand they all but ignored us for a couple of minutes and then despite having a reservation, we were not seated for another 20 minutes.

Once we were seated they quickly took our order, but then proceeded to not come back to our table for 45 minutes until our waitress came over saying she was sorry for the wait and gave us complimentary edamame. During this time we had seen many tables who got to the restaurant after us get their food.

We thought our troubles were over, but then the waitress lost our credit card! Overall they were very focused on the takeout orders and smaller parties than the families that were there. If you want Thai food, get takeout.

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vipBruceB
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are glad that COVID limitations limited our dining options so we could find and try out this amazing food.

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viptexie
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The best Thai food ever! We always look forward to visiting Maui so we can get our fill of the excellent food here. Favorites include yellow curry, fried rice and pad see yew. Service is friendly and efficient.

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ScottC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Thai Bistro is acceptable. The food is average and the service is quite slow. The portions are a bit small. We would try other places before returning again.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was really rich. A lot or heavy flavors. It was good but I probably wouldn’t re-visit the place. Only because I have tried better Thai food. If you do go I would recommend the mango sticky rice for dessert. That was delicious.

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TheoR
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Friendly service and tasty food but took a while to get the main courses out as they were very busy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

the food was FANTASTIC - the best Thai food I've had. however, the service was sub-par.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Good food. Server was very knowledgeable. However, the light above our table kept strobing. And it was a little loud. Very annoying when trying to have a conversation. Next time I’ll get takeout.

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Becky
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Thai food that I have ever had. It was delicious, and they had wonderful service.

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vipRobertS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Simply wonderful and delicious food. Restaurant is very plain and visually leaves a lot to be desired but the food totally compensates.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!!

DH
vipDavidH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Food was great. We ordered too much and wish we could have eaten it all.

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vipbrigidmartyr
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic Thai food with aa array of appetizers and entrees.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Wouldn’t go back. Service sucked

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KaylaD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Friendly staff, would definitely recommend and will come back!

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Carrie
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good food!!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, and gracious service.
Loved the cocktails too.

KT
vipKuldeepT
Sacramento
33 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

As a official connoisseur of Thai food, I should be ashamed I did not know about this place sooner! Although it is nestled in a shopping mall style lot in Kihei, tucked in the corner, it is truly a gem of Thai cuisine. It would be great to just order and take out, dining in is a little bit suboptimal as there’s no views, and the ambience is overall quite boring. The service is standard, on the day I went it was very busy, but they still were excellent in every way. The real gem here are the curries, if you are a fan try the macadamia nut Panang curry! Or you could try the red curry, but try that with mahi-mahi. The pad Thai is exquisite. We also had mixed vegetable assortment which was great. I love the crab fried rice, will be getting that again for sure. Don’t miss out on this place if you’re a fan of excellent Thai food!

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RonaldL
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Hole in a wall place. Pictures of place are false. Open table did false advertising

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipAndrewT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really loved the food and the service. The vegetarian summer rolls were amazing. Would come back again - anytime.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! We had the panang curry with short ribs and seafood stir fry. Everything was perfectly prepared. The seafood was perfect! Definitely worth a visit.

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Trent
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was good, but lacked some flavor and spice. We added chili powder and chili paste on the side. The shrimp spring roles were very good as an app and my wife enjoyed a strawberry fiz. Overall everything was good and it was a pretty peaceful atmosphere.

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JCrayton
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My experience at Maui Thai Bistro was very good. The food was tasty and staff were friendly and very helpful. I enjoyed my meal; my husband and I had the Thai wings and fried crab wontons as appetizers; both were crispy and yummy. The curry dish and fried rice entrees were also very good. When in Maui, I will definitely eat there again.

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vipKonnieP
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Thai food and wonderful service! Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for Thai food. Especially if you want an inexpensive treat.

JW
JoeW
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere and tasty food. Staff was super friendly and gave us a table away from larger parties for date night.

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NicoleR
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food is the standout here and will ruin you for other Thai restaurants. Stick to mild unless you really like spice and try the Massamun curry with short rib...so good! Also the Railway smoky fried rice is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The proprietor makes much of the deliciousness onsite. The Choo Chee Curry has mr hooked.

KR
KRAIGB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food quality. Everything tasted great. I will be back.

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BrookeD
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was good, just an average place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantasy food fantastic wait staff!

FAQs

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 544 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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