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“Tasty food, good prices” 5 of 5 stars
Review of A.K.'s Cafe

A.K.'s Cafe
1237 Lower Main St, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-2012
808-244-8774
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Ranked #22 of 87 Restaurants in Wailuku
Price range: $0 - $7
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Dining options: Dinner
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Dining options: Dinner
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133 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Tasty food, good prices”
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 from sweet potato, salad, rice or other vegetable or starch. The kids had Mac and cheese and chicken tenders with fries. The portions are generous and tasted great! Loved their gravy..thick and well seasoned. A must to try!!! I'm definitely going back!

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GOODRICH
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Hidden Treasure”
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. I had their daily lunch special and it was great! My wife said the the crab cakes were the best ever. Prices are very reasonable, and the place is clean and neat. We found out later that some of the long time owners of the condo we are staying at knew of the place and visit regularly. Make sure that you take the time to find it while in Maui.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great fried chicken”
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
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great, affordable food and wonderful service”
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 menu and there were quite a number of healthy options which is sometimes difficult to find when traveling. The staff was very helpful and tolerant of our toddlers.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Denver, Colorado
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“AK's Cafe is a Hidden Gem”
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 many times. Despite being tempted by all the yummy options on the menu, we both ordered from the healthy eating lineup at the bottom of the menu: mahi mahi, ono, chicken or turkey with Hawaiian sweet potato or brown rice and your choice of steamed veggies or green salad all for $7.25! The meat and fish we ordered was perfectly prepared and seasoned. The sides were beautiful and tasty (unlike the healthy options at most restaurants). We have been trying to eat more healthfully, and this is a huge challenge on vacation. We were thrilled to find AK's Cafe and plan to eat there often. The owners (who were also the chef and waiter) were amazingly warm and helpful. This place is a gem! Open only for lunch and dinner Monday thru Friday (11 am to 1:30 / 5 to 8:30 pm) the cafe is in a small plain building with the only sign as a small bright yellow "street sign" by the curb that reads "A.K.'s Cafe." Make sure to bring the address with you or you might drive by a few times. Don't let that prevent you from trying it. This place is wonderful!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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