Hi rwc, nice to see you here. Off the top, we’re here in W. Maui two more days so still open to any new suggestions.
Had our second lunch today at Honu, on arrival two weeks ago we first visited and had the Ahi Bruschetta on flaxseed bread (1/2 order) and split a fish sandwich. Today we split an app of the brussel sprouts (wouldn’t order again, wasn’t aware it came in a sauce) and split the Dungeness (fr WA) Mac 'n Cheese and the smoked Kobe Apple Bacon burger with 1/2 n 1/2 french and sweet potato fries, very good and came home with enough leftovers to have with a small salad. and a little Tako salad we picked up at the Fish Market.
Had dinner last night with a couple of friends at Mala, they each had the seafood noodles and were very happy (didn’t get a taste), Lady PB had the fresh fish (Monchong, iirc) and loved it. I ordered the whole Wok Fried Fish ($99 for two, or $59 single) was then advised that the single one was larger than normal and would be $69 if I still wanted it, or they could do another with the same prep (ginger, black bean sauce) for $49 if I wished. Went with the latter which was excellent, good thing otherwise we would have missed our show time at Warren and Annabelle’s (best magic/comedy show ever).
Both are pricey and owned by the same person as is the new Frida’s next door, very pricey Mexican food, we’re taking a pass on that one this trip.
BTW you can pick up gift cards for Mala/Honu at Costco that get you 20% off.
We’ve BBQ’d a lot of fresh fish from the Fish Market (3636 Lower Honoapiiliani Rd) that also carries great Tako,Poke, and ceviches.
Farmer’s Market just north is good for produce, spices, fresh pineapple, papaya, etc. There’s also a little Mexican market there (3600 L H Rd).
A little further north during the lunch hours look for the black Taco Truck with red letters on the left near a little beach,fish tacos are $5 and very tasty, likewise the al Pastor (tho not carved off the spit). I saw he has a hot dog covered with jalapenos I’ll have to go back for. We also spotted him during dinner hours on the right hand side (heading north) a little further up in one of the larger condo parking lots.
We’ve hit the Gazebo (Napili Pt) for Macademia Nut pancakes, shrimp salad, and pork fried rice, omelets are supposed to be good as well (B/L only).
Had lunch yesterday at the Sea House, north end of Napili Beach, good Reuben and Cheese burger, reasonably priced, $12, iirc. Supposedly have a new chef that was at the Plantation House for years so hoped to see something inspiring on the dinner menu, but was not to be.
Lunch at Star Noodle was pretty good, was hoping to try one of the Udon or other noodle dished but ended up with more of the Korean dishes.
Just down the street is Tamura wine and spirits shop, enormous selection from all over the world.
Both the above are just off Keawe St. which is also the new Hwy 3000 aka the Hwy 30 bypass which cuts out about 6-7 traffic lights to the south. Be sure and observe the speed limit, locals say it was just put in to make money.
The former Lahaina Market (off Keawe) is now Foodland Farms, great market for stocking up, OK selection of wines and spirits. Give your phone number to get the members discount while you’re there.
Lacking any further incoming info will probably make our last dining at the Taco Truck and fresh fish items from The Fish Market.