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Maui Thai Bistro

4.4
294 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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 294 People Are Saying
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4.3
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3.9
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RBubba (Phoenix)
1.0  Dined 7 days ago

Food was horrible and flavorless. Nothing like any authentic Thai I’ve ever had before and the strawberry mojito nasty. Service was very poor. Never came back to table after food delivered. We were only table at 4pm and took over 10 min for someone to even approach our table. Had to ask for check as they didn’t seem concerned about the experience we were having tonight

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vipBirdman (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

We so much enjoyed the fried rice which we got as a takeout go-with for a meal in the condo that we went back for lunch on our last day in Maui. The shiitake spring rolls and Pad Thai were excellent. We look forward to dinner when we return next year. We have tried other Thai restaurants in the Kihei area, and this is by far the best.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Very good Thai excellent bright fresh flavors. Pineapple curry used fresh pineapple.

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B787851 (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We made a same day reservation and walked in for a two course dinner. We enjoyed two house cocktails. Every bite on each plate was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (Leipzig)
2.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Soup Tom Ka very tasty other dishes average.

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vipnewladyca1 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Service was amazing. All food was delicious and cocktails were unique.

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vipnightout42 (Hawaii)
2.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

This was a surprise, never had a bad meal there before. Not sure if there is anew chef but the dishes lacked any flavour this time around and were disappointed.

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vipjagger (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Had the coconut milk based soup which was excellent! Pork salad, beef Stirfry very tasty. Was disappointed with the pad Thai as tasted like sauce was tomato based.

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k8k8 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

This is one of our favorite places to eat in Kihei. The food never disappoints and the service is great.

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gtwgone (Houston)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We have eaten here once each year for the past several years as we vacationed on Maui. This would be the first time that the food has disappointed. The Tom Kha soup was excellent but it was downhill from there - summer rolls were room temperature and the dipping sauce for them was “three alarm” and the green curry with chicken had none of the refined blending of flavors that we have so enjoyed in the past. Saturday night and not very crowded; something has changed.

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vipelusiveluck (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Awful. The service was poor. Entree arrived before appetizer and drinks arrived last. Lighting over tables in the front room is glaring. Will never return, even though the papaya salad was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Portland)
3.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Ordered cocktails which never came, even though I asked twice about when they were coming. Food was flavorful, especially the short rib curry.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Have dined here many times and never been disappointed. Great authentic Thai food at a great price. Great Happy Hour Pu-pu's too. Highly recommended.

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vipLouB (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Great food served your way(heat) but tasty none the less. Nice casual environment and great service.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

We LOVE Thai food and are often disappointed, so we rarely try new places. But we’ve not had Thai on the islands and decided to give it a try. We were NOT disappointed❣️ This place is legit Thai and everything was delicious! EVERYTHING! Pad See Yew, Pumpkin curry, Panang curry, fried rice and a house speciality cucumber pupu. Delish❣️

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