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Road to Hana at mile marker 29, Nihiku Market Place, Hana, Maui, HI
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Coconut shrimp ever!

Stopped here on the way back from Hana. Ordered the Coconut shrimp, they were not cheap ($20) but were probably the best that I have ever tasted. Nice big butterflied jumbo shrimp had battered an cooked to perfection. We also had the Striped Marlin fish and chips. They were good also.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Larry H
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LUSBY
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Maui, Hawaii
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I have been to this establishment three times and every single time the owner, an older woman in her 60s is hostile and nasty if you ask her any questions, try to have a conversation with her, or have issue with food. The coconut shrimp dish is good, but never will I darken her door again OR recommend the many... More 

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Keystone Heights, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Very good food. I had the coconut shrimp and my husband had the chicken and broccoli. There also some little shops to look In while you wait for your food. It gets busy around lunch time, so you will have to wait. Highly recommend stopping and eating here.

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LUSBY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Stopped here on the way back from Hana. Ordered the Coconut shrimp, they were not cheap ($20) but were probably the best that I have ever tasted. Nice big butterflied jumbo shrimp had battered an cooked to perfection. We also had the Striped Marlin fish and chips. They were good also.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Stopped to get a bit to eat during our road to Hana trip and was not disappointed! Food was good atmosphere was awesome! Be prepared for a wait because it takes a bit for the food to get done and there are lots of hungry mouths here

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orange county
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stopped here for lunch on our drive thru Hana. Big delicious Ahi fish and chips. At a reasonable price for the large serving with fries $16. I shared it with my husband.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Nice little place with locally caught fish, great food. I had the fish and chips, my wife had the fish tacos. Be sure to tip the little lady cooking the fish, she works non stop with a smile!

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CO-USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Actually the best we had in Maui. They told us it was yellow fin. It was perfectly done. Both the fish and chips were served perfectly cooked and REALLY hot. These were amongst the best fish we had while on Maui. Other people that were there said that they had great fish so we went there too. if I were... More 

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Fairfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We were headed for the Hana Ranch to eat, but stopped by here and decided to eat the fresh fish & chips and vegetable chow mein! Everything was cooked in an old hippie bus! There was outdoor covered seating. A guy behind the bus was cleaning the fresh tuna so my husband said "let's eat!" The vegetable chow mein was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Wanted the pizza down the road, even bought some wine. Too bad it was Thursday! What to eat?! Didn't want fried food, but it appeared to be the specialty-at least fish n chips and coconut shrimp. No messing around. It was good!!! Read this before heading out of Hana because your phone won't get service out of town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Guy came from the back with a Tuna in his hand and asked if we want Tuna? The answer was Yes, I want Tuna, not only that but I want to see you fillet that Tuna! And Tuna we got! Breaded and fresh for $16 a huge plate of it with chips for the two of us, it was excellent... More 

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Address: Road to Hana at mile marker 29, Nihiku Market Place, Hana, Maui, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Hana
Cuisine: Seafood

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  • Address: Road to Hana at mile marker 29, Nihiku Market Place, Hana, Maui, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Hana

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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