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Local Food

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Hawaiian, Fast food, Polynesian
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222 Papalaua St, Ste. #202, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-2315
+1 808-667-2882
Today
10:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 15:00
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Santa Cruz, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This place is great! The chicken was amazing, we even went back the next day to get more but she was out :( the owner is super nice, it's a laid back little spot. you can kind of see it from the road, but it's just a block of two up from downtown lahina. We'll be visiting next time for... More 

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Thank Kelsey B
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Best food in maui. And great value. The spam masubi was surprisingly delicious. Came back the next day.

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Thank Alibaba255100
Illinois
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82 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Small place but really good food. Stopped in for a plate lunch and had the kalua pork and cabbage and LOVED it. Open for breakfast and lunch only

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Thank Michael T
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

I love eating here. We actually live down the street from local food and for some time, we were eating here 2 - 4 times a week. We always get the kalua pork plate. Just spectacular. I didn't even like kalua pork before I started eating it here. We heard that she will be leaving her current location due to... More 

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Thank mahalonicole
Carlsbad, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The name of this walk-up eatery simply says what it offers: "Local Food." Situated just inside the corner strip center at 222 Papalaua St, this one-person/one-cook gastronomic epicenter is the go-to eatery for locals and tourists in search of authentic, non-pretentious, absolutely delicious local Hawaiian food. The menu board is limited and everything is made to order, served in take-out... More 

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1 Thank carlsbadexplorer
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Local food was great, so much so that we went back a second time. The food was fresh, delicious, and was a good sized portion. Definitely a solid lunch option!

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Thank Evan S
Fairview, OR
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Stopped by for a quick authentic lunch, and got half of the bargain. With only one friendly woman running everything, it took quite a while to get our 6 orders together. Park with cabbage and Kalua pig were great, but the Shoyu Chicken stole the show! So tender and delicious - don't miss it! She was out of the lau... More 

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Thank Mike A
San Francisco
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We ordered food 4 times during our week stay in Lahaina. The quality of the food is so much better than places like L&L. The Kailua pork is tender and delicious - better than I make it! The local woman who owns it is very nice. Eat here.

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Thank Pigandeel
WA State
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215 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

Best way to describe this place is a stationary food cart. You get your food and can eat it at one of the picnic tables in the parking lot or take it with you. The food was excellent and authentic - for as far as I could tell not being an expert on Hawaiian food. We had the Kalua Pork... More 

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Thank Semibum
Normal, Illinois
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148 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

We heard rave reviews about this hidden gem and wanted a lunch plate, so we checked it out. We had to eat outside on a bench - which is fine with us. I don't think you have an option to eat elsewhere, but we didn't get a straight answer from the woman helping us. We asked for Kalua Pork plate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Hawaiian, Fast food, Polynesian
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 15:00
Thursday
10:00 - 15:00
Friday
10:00 - 15:00
Saturday
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 Papalaua St, Ste. #202, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-2315
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
  • Phone Number: +1 808-667-2882

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?