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Road to Hana at mile marker 29, Nihiku Market Place, Hana, Maui, HI
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great fish and chips

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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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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Toronto, Canada
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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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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

At a time when we were getting really desperate for food we would have eaten anything. Luckily we came across this place and got fantastic food at a great price. The pork taco was delicious, make sure you try the sweet chili sauce.

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La Mirada, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a cool little spot in the rain forest on the road to Hana. The kitchen is an old bus and the dining area is a canopy, but don't let fool this was yummy! He was super busy and the on,y one working but was typical friendly Hawaii the whole time. Lost track of our order and when I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Wife ordered the small order of Blue Marlin Fish and Chips. The food was cooked right after we ordered it, extremely fresh! The fish was absolutely perfectly cooked, batter was well cooked as well. The order came with some good fries. The tater sauce was fantastic as well. We waited about 10-15 minutes for our food but it was worth... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were near the Hana Airport on a Thursday when lunch time came and we drove back to Nihiku Market Place around mile marker 29. We decided on Island Chef. It was very busy and there was only the one lady working at the time we ordered. She essentially was making one dish at a time in her wok so... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We had what the travel guides had recommended at this casual roadside stall -- Kalua pig tacos, with slow-cooked pork that's shredded -- and they were amazingly good, and unbeatable value at just $7. I normally have fish tacos but decided to go with the advice, and glad I did!

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Lombard, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Stopped in here while driving around the island. There were 6 of us and the food was served quickly. It was all good food. And then we were quickly back on the road. A nice stop.

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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