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Castaway Cafe

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45 Kai Ala Dr, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9420
(808) 661-9091
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7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 197
    Excellent
  • 166
    Very good
  • 81
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A real local feel

Castaway was next to our hotel and our concierge recommended we eat there. We tried it one night and it was a good experience. The food was very good and we sat outside near the beach. Great view. We recommended Castaway's to others who were staying in our hotel.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
SergeantSniper
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West Richland
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  • Families with children
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English first
Lahaina, Hawaii
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Convenient location with parking and beach access. Food is just OK. The actual restaurant is by the Kaanapali Villas pool resort. Not a fancy restaurant. More of a place to hang out, eat and drink, relax and watch the sunset.

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West Richland
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Castaway was next to our hotel and our concierge recommended we eat there. We tried it one night and it was a good experience. The food was very good and we sat outside near the beach. Great view. We recommended Castaway's to others who were staying in our hotel.

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We stayed at the Maui Villas, so it was a natural choice to eat here. We weren't disappointed! We shared a breakfast burrito one day that we took away and ate at the beach, it was delicious. They have great happy hour drink & appy specials that we took advantage of. For dinner the surf and turf was really good,... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great staff and some of the best drinks served here. The staff is so friendly and the food is very good . The perfect place to get a little break from the sun and watch tne game.

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Overland Park, KS
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We ate breakfast here twice. We loved the Paradise pancakes with macadamia nuts, pineapple and the coconut syrup. The lanai sauce is like marshmallow fluff. So good! I tried the loco moko which is a local favorite. I liked it! We ate once on the patio and once right inside. It's right on the beach which is a great place... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This restaurant was right at our villa, so we stopped here several times for drinks and food. We thought it was very good food (for lunch and dinner), and the service...well, we felt instantly "at home" with everyone there...meaning we were treated well, and we felt comfortable.

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Irvine, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I’m giving this place 3 stars because the service is polite and the hot food wasn’t raw. Unless you have nothing else to eat I would pass. It’s the type of place where the servers are eating in the dining room while you’re having dinner.

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is a great place for lunch and I love their salads. You can request chicken or ahi on a great big garden salad and the price is right. The limited outdoor seating is great and it has a different menu--burgers and sandwiches--all reasonable priced, with VERY reasonably priced wine as well. The only time I went for dinner was... More 

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Northport, New York
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This was a nice surprise. The restaurant is on the grounds of the Maui Ka'anapali Villas Resort. Easy to park after getting a permit from the front desk(simple process). Short walk to the restaurant. The front of the restaurant was very warm but we had gotten a table outside with an amazing view of the ocean just after sunset. Service... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Fairly small place so get their early, or late. Food is expensive in Maui although this café was very reasonable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 Kai Ala Dr, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9420
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
  • Phone Number: (808) 661-9091

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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