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Island Chef

Road to Hana at mile marker 29, Nihiku Market Place, Hana, Maui, HI
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“coconut shrimp” (33 reviews)
“fish and chips” (27 reviews)
“ahi” (8 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

At the SE end of the Hana Highway on the seaward side is a collection of about 5-6 food trucks, gift shop, coffee cafe, and other shops selling coconut candy etc. In the middle is a food truck (actually immobile) called “Island Chef”. Shared a...More

Thank bigyellowdogmum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a couple of nights in Hana and loved the Ahi so much on our way to Hana that we stopped again on our way back to Kahului. It was very fresh fish, prepared upon on our order. In some more expensive restaurants you’d...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Chicken chow main, fish and chips, Hawaiian combo platter and lots more! How do you create each of these dishes to order in a food truck and have the seasonings taste like a four-star restaurant? The artistry of this chef and watching the choreography of...More

Thank Lynn G
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Portions are huge so I shared a plate with my husband. We had the combo plate which came with fish and coconut shrimp and we chose the salad as our side. Very tasty!! The coconut shrimp was the best I ever had and the fish...More

Thank etmwhite
Reviewed 28 January 2018

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 11 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 31 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 4 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
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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