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Island Chef

Road to Hana at mile marker 29, Nihiku Market Place, Hana, Maui, HI
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“coconut shrimp” (32 reviews)
“fish and chips” (23 reviews)
“tartare” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Hawaiian
Road to Hana at mile marker 29, Nihiku Market Place, Hana, Maui, HI
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got the combo plate that had fish and chips and coconut shrimp-YUM! It was really good. Then for dinner we bought ahi with grilled veggies-also amazing. Definitely a great place to stop on the Road to Hana or if you're staying in Hana. As...More

Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

The food here is all made to order, and portions are generous and reasonably priced. It's a great lunch stop for traveling the Hana highway.

Thank Anise_R
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

If you drive the road to Hana you must eat here! The combo plate with fish and chips and coconut shrimp was delicious and big enough for two to share. We liked it so much we ordered the chicken kung pao ( fantastic) and the...More

Thank ljacksonod
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

I’m not a big fan of coconut shrimp because there is always too much batter and very little shrimps. We came here to get a drink before heading home and thought we’d have a snack and try the coconut shrimp- cause the hubby loves coconuts!...More

Thank ilene_mao
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The Island Chef was awesome! The food was great and pretty cooked to perfection, especially the Coconut Shrimp and Seared Ahi. The flavors were perfect together with the fresh fruits. I still think about it up to this day because nothing is close to comparison...More

Thank LaarniMcc
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We stopped on our way back down to Paia. The coconut shrimp was so good, so much coconut, very little "breading" and cooked to perfection. It was $20 for 5 big shrimp and fries...I didn't touch the fries because I was stuffed from the shrimp....More

Thank jenadove
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here for lunch on the way to Hana and shared the big combo with fish and coconut shrimp and fries. The coconut shrimp had a great thick layer of coconut and the fish was good too though by no means the best...More

Thank Erin D
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We got a bit of a late start on the Road to Hana and ended up rolling into Nahiku Market about 4pm. Most of the places were closed, so we decided to try Island Chef. They have a lot of choices on their menu, but...More

Thank Natalie L
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

This roadside outdoor cafe was surprisingly good. We had the fish and chips and Szechwan beef. Ample portions.

Thank Vernalyn
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Not a lot of restaurants off the highway, so it's a good place to take a break. Can be crowded and parking can be a challenge. Covered outdoor seating on picnic benches with plastic silverware. Self serve. Had the local pork, which they served cafeteria...More

Thank Randy2353
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Road to Hana at mile marker 29, Nihiku Market Place, Hana, Maui, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Hana
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