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This place cranks out great food! The fish tacos are fantastic, ad is the poke! We went there for lunch twice in a row, and would've gone back if we hadn't left town the next day. The tacos are made with one large chunk of...fish each. The guy who runs it is friendly and helpful!More
First of all it was tricky for us to find this using Google maps. It's inside the courtyard of a small shopping area with limited parking. We walked about a block from a space on the street.
We came here after a snorkeling excursion to...pick up some lunch. We arrived a few minutes after they opened and did have to wait in line to order and again for food to go. They offered lots of fresh fish and we heard the poke was excellent, but we opted for fish tacos. The fish was being cooked on the outdoor grill as we waited. We appreciated the large chunks of fish rather than chopped that other places served.
The young woman working the window was very personable and kept the line moving. There were several tables to eat on site, but we took ours to go. Very delicious. One of the best fish tacos we had that week.More
My husband posted a request for info on Reddit on getting a particular kind of fish while visiting Kihei. The owner of SMFC responded to let us know that the fish we were looking for wasn't really available at this time but come visit. We...did.
I was prepared to get some tasty fish tacos, but ended up choosing the ahi belly poke bowl, a mix of regular and spicy and the husband got the fish plate. It sounded to good to pass up, so we also got a small serving of the smoked marlin mac salad. That ahi belly poke absolutely melted in my mouth, it was so tender and delicious! The smoked marlin mac salad was pretty outstanding and my husband loved his fish plate. We mentioned to the guy at the window how we ended up there and the owner poked his head to the window to confirm we were the ones who had posted on Reddit and give us a big smile and thank you for coming by. It's a little food truck located in the center of a tiny strip mall of sorts. There is no alcohol sold there and there are about 3 tables, so you may want to plan to eat elsewhere and maybe bring your own beer/adult beverages if you do.More
We had just landed and were waiting to get into our condo. Our first choice, threes bar and grill was not open so we got lucky and found Maui Fish Co. we ordered the fish tacos and the gentleman taking our order said we had...to try the smoked marlin Mac and cheese. We took him up and the suggestion and were given a flavorful treat. The tacos were very very good, but the marlin Mac was amazing. We can’t wait to go back with a few bring your own beers ( they don’t sell beer) and enjoy the great food with some cold suds.More
This is basically a food truck stuck in an eclectic hole in the wall. But OMG is it amazing. The food is extremely fresh and the service is amazing. The fish was so perfectly cooked and the preparation lent itself to make the fish shine...through in the taco's. As is so often the case in HI the prices are not for the meek. But you get two huge pieces of fish in each taco.More
Most of the reviews on Yelp are from tourists. I am a part time resident on Maui (spend ~6 months here every year) and I visit South Maui Fish company every 8-9 days to buy fresh fish. I haven't tried their cooked food yet; I...bet its awesome given the long lines all the times. Anyhow, my review is about the fresh to-go fish that you can buy and cook at home. And their staff.
Fresh fish: As I mentioned above, I have been going to this place every so often. Their fish is good but also expensive. Most of the fishermen in Kihei are in demand and sell out their fish to restaurants or private chefs. Thats why I go to South Maui Fish Company. Their fish good and fresh no doubt but not necessarily the only option. Just that others just get sold out faster. I will still give their fish 5 stars.
Staff: Most of the staff is friendly and I tip them for courtesy - there is no special service provided compared to Safeway, Costco or any other fishermen who pick the fillet & pack it for you to take home. There is no cooking, cleaning, serving involved. Yet South Maui Fish company expects tips. Typically I tip if they are friendly but some of their staff members have started being entitled. Recently, one of their members (perhaps a newbie, never seen him before) made me wait for a long time, packaged my 3 lb fish in a sloppy manner, forgot my order of Mac salad till the very last moment adding more delay and had the audacity to ask for tip. These people forget that tips are (a) discretionary (b) dependent on good customer service and (c) typically handed for a service like cooking/cleaning and not just picking pieces of fish and wrapping in paper.
This particular guy definitely did not have any Aloha and the owner (I typically see him on Saturdays) should rethink having him at his truck.More
Our surf guide from surf shack (Keanu) gave us this reco, it was spot on. Great friendly service at a food truck that’s tucked away in a open air market place. Plenty of tables to sit and enjoy some awesome Poke. Fish Taco’s were also...excellent, large piece of fish in each taco with a yummy sauce. Totally recommend this food truck, great experience.More
Not to be missed, BEST poke and fish tacos on the island!! When they say its fresh, they mean it and it's locally caught. I have converted several NO FISH eaters to eating fish from SMFC, its that great. The crew that works there is...great too and seem to enjoy their job. You might wait a little bit to order and get your food, but it will be worth the wait.More