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“Simply perfect” 5 of 5 stars
Review of LahainaLuna Cafe

LahainaLuna Cafe
790 Front St, #270, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-757-8286
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Ranked #15 of 203 Restaurants in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $11
Cuisines: Asian fusion, Pan-Asian, Hawaiian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Simply perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The food and the people who work here are absolutely wonderful!! The food is so fresh, reasonably priced, and delicious. My parents had the fish tacos and my sister and I tried the chicken curry sandwich and the Korean beef tacos. Everything was so nice!
Roberto looked at the last name on my dad's credit card and seamlessly started speaking to him in Spanish. I think it impressed my dad and meant a lot to him. They talked about Mexico and their upbringing for a few minutes while finishing the payment- Roberto is just so personable. He brought out our food and noticed that my sister had left the table to run into a store. He returned with some foil to cover her plate so her food would stay warm. There is no end to how thoughtful this guy is. I asked for some tap water and he came back with four cups of delicious purified water. Later in our meal as he was checking on us, my mom raved about the salad dressing that they use and asked if she could buy some. He came back with a plastic container filled with the dressing and said 'Feliz Navidad' and refused extra money for it.
The other people who work in this restaurant are equally nice and responsible- most of our contact was with Roberto though. I think we will come back time and again just because of the small things that he and the other workers did to make our meal memorable and delicious. We are going to recommend this place to all of our relatives and friends visiting Maui.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great food and nice people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stopped here for lunch and had a great meal. The food was fresh and delicious and the kitchen seemed very clean. Would return.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Best find we've made in a while”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Robert isn't the owner, but he should be! We sat outside this joint 4 times because it is next to Ululani Shave Ice. Each time, we always read the menu and saw Robert interact with everyone. And I mean everyone. Always engaging, he took time to explain menu items, make recommendations and tailor to specific needs and requests. Tonight we went for the shave ice and his cafe. So glad we did. Better food and prices than most places in town. He hand delivers food to each table and personally takes time to engage in conversation. Wait, the food is great as well. Did I mention that yet?

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
“Yummy!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

What a great local gem! We had the brussel sprout and kale salad with grilled chicken and the fish tacos, a cheese quesadilla and crazy fries. Everything was delicious. The ambience was super cute, in a little courtyard overlooking some shops. Great people watching. And right nextdoor to the delicious Ululuani's Shaved Ice (owned by the same folks). Can't beat the wonderful prices too. The owner took great pride in his business and came to check on us personally. Great spot!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Gourmet outdoor eating at it's finest!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stumbled upon Lahainaluna and were not disappointed. Just wanted a simple, inexpensive meal (also didn't want to miss a Maui sunset by eating indoors.) The fish tacos were to die for, what a surprise for an unassuming little outdoor grill; the Korean beef was also delicious as was the hotdog and chicken quesadilla. The owner obviously has put a gourmet twist on every item, even the salad dressing was exceptional (I think it had fresh mango juice in it, so tasty!) Do not hesitate to eat here if looking for a casual less expensive place to grab a bite in Lahaina. An added benefit is that it is located beside a fabulous shaved ice shop, so you don't have to go far for dessert! Also there is a kiosk nearby that has decent prices on casual jewelry. The owner was a very hardworking man who did his best to ensure our satisfaction. We ate there twice during our stay.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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