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Up in Smoke

Barbecue, Hawaiian
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Hana Highway, Hana, Maui, HI
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
It ain't Mama's

So you're driving the Hana highway and you're following the guidebook and here it is, a series of well, kind of shacks really. Several of them. It's a shack food court right here on the Hana highway and there's not a mall in America offering food like this. Yowza! The husband was set on Up in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Karne B
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Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Close to Hana. Definitely stop here for a break. We got the island style tacos - fish and kalua pork for $7.50 and $8.50 respectively. Bit pricey but everything is in Hawaii. They were delicious. Quick snappy service. There are toilets around the side, but they are portaloos that dont flush so they arent the cleanest and are quite smelly... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

So you're driving the Hana highway and you're following the guidebook and here it is, a series of well, kind of shacks really. Several of them. It's a shack food court right here on the Hana highway and there's not a mall in America offering food like this. Yowza! The husband was set on Up in Smoke because he's a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Was able to get some veggie tacos here that were delicious. Thanks for offering a vegetarian option at a reasonable price!

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Kenyon, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

It took our third trip on the highway to finally time it right so we could eat here! The fish tacos are huge and delicious. Other people in our group had the chili over rice and said it was one of their best meals so far on the island. I highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stopped by on our way to Hana, the place was 5mins from the airport in Hana The place was pretty busy with lots of people ordering the pork tacos and fish tacos. I ordered the fish tacos, they were pretty generous with their fish, it had beans and some cabbage. The fish tastes fresh. I ordered two tacos but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We stopped because after the Black Sand beach, I had a craving for some fish tacos. Unfortunately, they take cash only, so all we could afford were hot dogs, though they were delicious. There are a few food stands that make up this little compound. Oddly, only one of the stands serves beverages so you might have to go to... More 

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New Castle, Delaware, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

On the road back from Hana there are only a few places to eat. We caught this one just as they were about to close at 5pm. (Several other people arrived after us and they continued to serve them even after 5.) Cash only. Chickens walking around free range right next to us was a little unnerving for a city... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

Amazed that in the middle of a tropical rainforest this little group of vendors exists. Enjoyed my fish taco and watching everyone coming and going. It was a great spot to stop along the road to Hana.

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Carmel, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We are staying in Hana and drove to " Up In Smoke" for Fish Tacos. Both of us had the worst Fish Tacos we have ever tasted. The fish was NOT fresh, we could not even identify it as fish! Both tacos ended up in the garbage can. We drove back to Hana and had lunch at another restaurant.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The fish and pork tacos were both tasty and made for a satisfying lunch stop on the way to Hana. Definitely worth trying!

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Address: Hana Highway, Hana, Maui, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Hana
Cuisine: Barbecue, Hawaiian

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  • Address: Hana Highway, Hana, Maui, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Hana

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  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Hawaiian

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