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Castaway Cafe

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45 Kai Ala Dr, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9420
+1 808-661-9091
07:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This little gem has a great view of Kaanapali sunsets. And now the food selection & quality is exceptional! We had not planned on returning this trip, despite the great setting, because the food quality was declining on prior visits. But I sure am glad we did! If you want prime seating on the patio, make a reservation just prior... More 

Thank Lynda S
Victoria, Canada
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very friendly and attentive service. The owner came over and talked to us when we arrived. I ordered the mahi mahi cobb salad and it was so good. My partner had the macadamia nut mahi mahi and it was one of the best meals he's had in Hawaii. We liked that it was low key and not pretentious. Edamame hummus... More 

Thank Emily D
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food at the Castaway Cafe is good, quite basic but very tasty. They do good cocktails to sit by the pool with. Unfortunately the restaurant and bar close at 9pm, so it doesn't have as good an atmosphere or vibe as you might want on holiday.

Thank Anna C
Elgin, Illinois
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171 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful location right on the water watching the sunset. The bar is fun if you have to wait but it's well worth it. We had the macadamia crusted mahi-mahi, the fish tacos and the ahi tuna special. All were fabulous. But save room for dessert.

Thank Francy P
Medford, Oregon
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the Villas so this was just a walk away - great location, right on the beach! We enjoyed our breakfast - service was great - fast, friendly...food arrived quickly - portions adequate, price fair - nice presentation, even an orchid on the plate! Real cloth napkins. We came back for happy hour - enjoyed the entertainment... More 

Thank Jeannine F
Minden ON
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188 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Two for dinner on a Thursday night. Shrimp tacos were flavorless and the fish tacos were just average. The only thing 'premium' was the price. There are good eateries in the area, but unfortunately, this isn't one of them.

Thank Mike D
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't speak to the normal menu, but went for 2 for 1 pasta night (you can't order off the normal menu) with a group of 8. I had the clam linguine and sampled the parm chicken and both were really bad. Plain pasta with a canned sauce and very limited protein. Pretty bad and not worth the 13 bucks each... More 

Thank Riley D
Merced, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

they use tap water for there ice which really messed my tummy up. the food is sub standard I could make the rice better from a package. the burger was pretty burn't and they are really pricey I would not recommend them unless you can't get a ride to another place. they need to do some work to get up... More 

Thank fatcat4384
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walk the beach walk over to this restaurant one evening for dinner and watch the sunset from our restaurant table. Romantic!

Thank crenross
Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice veiw of the sun set as right on beach front. OK meal , was very good to child and pricing good.

Thank Davidcox429

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
American, Cafe, Hawaiian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Kai Ala Dr, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9420
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
  • Phone Number: +1 808-661-9091
Boasting ocean front dining providing a selection of menus throughout the day and leading into dinner with spectacular views of the Maui Sunset, with a knowledgeable and "Ohana" (family) friendly staff that will complete your dining experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?