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1237 Lower Main St, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-2012
808-244-8774
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • 32
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Local secret

We go to AK's Cafe for lunch or dinner to have fresh food with local ingredients. Weekends often with local entertainment. Service is friendly. Cafe is cozy. Menu is fresh fish to comfort food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
Elaine W
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Wailuku, Hawaii
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English first
Wailuku, Hawaii
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We go to AK's Cafe for lunch or dinner to have fresh food with local ingredients. Weekends often with local entertainment. Service is friendly. Cafe is cozy. Menu is fresh fish to comfort food.

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San Francisco, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My wife and I visit Maui every year from San Francisco and one of the main reasons is the wonderful food at A.K.'s Cafe. We love the crab cakes and fish entrees, especially the fish special with sweet Maui onion sauce. 2 sides are included with most entrees and we love the sweet potato fries; the steamed purple sweet potato;... More 

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Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This was my first visit with my family. It has a nice atmosphere, friendly staff. We ordered fish and chips for the appetizer ($11). Loved it because it came with waffle fries and hearty fish that was not covered in batter. We ordered baked chicken with sweet Thai chili sauce, hamburger steak and loco moco. You can pick two sides... More 

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GOODRICH
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We went to this cafe after tasting their food which they had catered at two of the concerts at the McCoy Theater. A little hard to find if you are not familiar with the area, but worth the trip. We went there for a late lunch. The owners were not busy and we had time to chat. Very friendly service.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

The texture on the fried chicken is excellent and the waffle fries have a similar quality. Not in a touristy part of Wailuku but worth the drive.

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Bozeman, Montana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

My husband and two children and I went for dinner. I was a bit skeptical and made my hubby go in to make sure it was "family oriented". He checked it out & gave it the thumbs up and am glad he did. We had a great meal with wine and appetizer for under $50. Our children loved the kid's... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

AKs has a wide variety of fresh foods cooked to order. Pupus and main course items included local, Asian, Italian and Filipino dishes as well as burgers, sandwiches, soups and salads (you can even get a half order of salad for half price!) My husband and I went to A.K.'s on the recommendation of a friend who has eaten there... More 

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

This place used to be delicious when Elaine owned it. Now it is absolutely terrible. Seriously, the sauteed mushrooms used to have us licking the bowl but this time were completely lacking in flavor. My husbands pot roast (which was wayyy overpriced) was still cold in the center, as if it had just been heated in a microwave or something.... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

My experience at A.K.'s Cafe was absolutely wonderful. My family tried it while in Wailuku for lunch one day and we liked it so much we went back the very next day. The food is amazing. I recommend the crab cakes and the banana loompia for dessert (but the fried chicken and the burgers are also great.) Nancy- the owner-... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We visited AK S cafe again after not being there for a year. On our return visit we found it has been sold to a new owner, a charming lady named Nancy. The food is as good as it was last year. The CrabCakes are still homemade & wonderful. The daily special was Mahi which was very good. The new... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1237 Lower Main St, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-2012
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Wailuku
  • Phone Number: 808-244-8774

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7
  • Cuisine: Hawaiian
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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