Maui Thai Bistro

4.3
413 reviews
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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.
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RB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

We both got sick after eating there, so there was definitely something not good in our food or not good hygiene.

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BF
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Maui Thai Bistro and Alea (our Server) made this our best visit yet! If you enjoy Thai food, this is your place!

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DR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great fresh food at reasonable prices. The portions are good for 2 people and the service is good. Highly recommended.

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KG
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal all the dishes were exceptional. Our hand crafted cocktail were delicious. The Curry’s were amazing with fresh ingredients and lots of sauce. This is a great spot with expanded dining area and bar. Being a local it’s my new favorite anytime spot and always great with the girls. See ya there Cheers!

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L
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Not as good as a lot of other Thai restaurants I’ve been to. Small portions and not particularly authentic flavors. Rice doesn’t even come with the meal! No variety on hot teas either. Won’t go again. Spent close to $50 and quite disappointed with quality and quantity of food.

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DR
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal. I don’t do spicy, so I had fried rice with shrimp awesome!!

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BG
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

We could not understand our waitress and she couldn't understand us, we are canadian so we speak English

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MW
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, Great Service. We joined off island friends for dinner. They love it. We really enjoy Maui Thai Bistro. Mahalo

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JG
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's just a little hard to find and in a mini strip mall, but once you're inside, it's nice and the service is good. We had the salmon and yellow curry and rice. It was exquisite.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We are here twice while on Maui and loved it. Very unassuming location with excellent food. Creative And spicy!

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IT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed the food, a nice selection of food typically found in Thai restaurants with a number of chefs specialty items. Next time we are in Maui we will definitely return.

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DR
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal. All were happy with choices.

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LV
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food-with lots of flavor. The food is authentic and reasonably priced. A must try when in town.

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OT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Service is starting to slip. But overall still good.

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J
Cleveland
30 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great. Got chicken pad thai with shrimp. Very good. Try the pepper blossom drink

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LM
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I come to Maui every year for 2 months. I always go to the Maui Thai Bistro at least 4 to 5 times. This year I have found that the service is worse unless one is lucky enough to get Alea. When we went recently we waited at the table for 25 minutes with no service. I had to go to the cashier and request service. We ordered 2 different appetizers, we got one. When the food arrived, it was lukewarm. I actually asked for one dish to be reheated. Hopefully the management will take note.

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Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food would have been better if it wasn’t salty.
Surprisingly no mango with sticky rice for desserts???

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SO
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, good food and excellent service.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

It is awful. I don't know why this restaurant has high reputation. Spring rolls were reused. Spring rolls were so burned that its had black colors. Other foods were not special.

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Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, fast service. Been here a handful of times. Best thai food on the island. Masaman curry is the bomb

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall food was good. If you want something spicy make sure you ask for it. We ordered the “drunken” noodle which is supposedly very spicy according to the menu. It came quite mild and was not spicy at all, so make sure you ask for it!
Kua curry was delicious but overall the amount of meat/veggies was a bit small.
Decent for the price...definitely a tourist driven establishment.

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MC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Service was great. Server could of informed guests about added extra gratuity for group of eight.

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SK
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Maui Thai Bistro is my favorite Thai Food place on Maui. The food is always delicious. The managers are great! I have gotten to know them over time and they treat me very well every time I visit. I would highly recommend Maui Thai Bistro to anyone and everyone.

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KM
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wait staff and service. Great enjoyable meal overall.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was very good! The Ingredients they used were very fresh!

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m
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The food was decent, perhaps 3.5/5.
However the experience was overshadowed by disorganized management and an obviously understaffed kitchen, such that our food took fifty (50) mins to reach our table after ordering. The place was busy but not packed. No people waiting for tables, and several empty.
I’d not recommend Maui Thai bistro.

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P
Hawaii
74 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We try and have something different each time we go to Maui Thai and are never disappointed. The food is so fresh and tasty. Highly recommend and it won't break your wallet.

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Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food but noisy Waitress was quite busy although very nice

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SC
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and accommodating servers.

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K
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I really enjoyed having lunch there. Portions were generous. Food was fantastic.

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s
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Food was delicious and service was great.

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s
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Reasonably priced, very good Thai food, fresh fish Thai -style

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We booked though open table but when we arrived they had no record of the booking. I did receive a confirmation from Open Table. The restaurant was accommodating and gave us a table.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

We look forward to dinner at Maui Thai every year. We were disappointed this time. We ordered one dish 5 star (extra spicy) and one dish one star to accommodate different dinners. Both dishes were equally spiced at a 5 star level. The other dish was Pad Thai which was covered in a thick blah sauce. Hoping this was just a bad night and things get back quickly to the former quality

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BD
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful curry, particularly the macademia nut short rib dish which was full of flavour and superb overall. I will definitely be back!

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SL
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were outstanding. I rated “ambience” much lower due to the discomfort of the bench attached to the wall that I was sitting on. A cushion sitting on a hard, high wooden bench looking over my dinner partner with my feet dangling was very uncomfortable.

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RB
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Maui Thai Bistro is located right on the strip in Keihi across from the ocean. The food was excellent with tons of flavor. The prices are very fair for Thai food, which are some of the best deals on meals while in Hawaii. You Don' go to Thai restraints for the atmosphere , it is very plain but does the trick.

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LM
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Haven’t been back in 2 years as we didn’t come to Maui last year. It has always been one of my favorite restaurants in Maui, however, the services wasn’t quite as good and prices are a little more. Still would recommend it though.

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ML
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a must stop for Thai food! Excellent food!!

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MA
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Slow service and average food
Ordered drinks which she messed twice
Forgot to bring our food so when it came it was cold

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