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17 Days on Maui - longish

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17 Days on Maui - longish

Wayne | Oct 24, 2003 08:22 PM

I've been there too many times but this is the first time I've felt myself motivated to report on chow.

I'm not very wordy gang - so you won't get the color and detail that others might provide. But for what it is worth here are our experiences:

Mama's Fish House. We had two meals here - lunch and dinner. Both were excellent and quite expensive ($130 for two). The location is superb and our service was top notch. Lunch and dinner are priced about the same but, at least on a weekday, it was less crowded at lunch which meant a better table and a more relaxed dining scene.

Chez Paul - this little place was even more expensive than Mama's ($150 for two). Service the night we were there was less than wonderful, and the bread was either stale or inferior which is a sad state of affairs for a French restaurant. Everything else was fine but we let shaking our heads over the dining experience.

Maalea Waterfront Restaurant. A bit hard to find but excellent value. Tableside Cesar salad. We had fish - that's what we go to Maui for - I would highly reccomend this restauant for a good meal at a fair price.

Pacific'O - good meal, nice location and a bit pricey.

Roy's Nicolina - had a very disappointing meal here. The waitstaff was on automatic that night and gave us the feeling that their day job was at Mickey D's. Food was fine though.

Sam Sato's - this is a local food joint in Wailuku. If you want good food at a cheap price, eating with the locals, this is your place. Try the Dry Saimin. Open for b'fast and lunch only - we made it here three times drving over from Napili.

Vino - Wine and Italian food in Kaapalua. Better luck next time with this space with used to be Fleming's. Skip this place is my advice.

Plantation House - great view. The meal we had was ordinary.

Kimo's, Lelani's on the Beach, Hula Grill - we had lunch at these places. Good food and service, fairly priced. We'd go again.

Rusty Harpoon - restaurant and sports bar. Look for the discount coupons in most of the tourist rags. It's okay there but nothing special.

Aloha Mixed Place. They have a nice location but the food is very ordinary. Go to Sam Sato's for the real thing. No Spam on the menu which is the obvious clue that their food is for the tourista's only.

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