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Castaway Cafe

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45 Kai Ala Dr, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9420
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to Maui for a month every year. 2 or 3 times a week I would have breakfast at the cafe. It was that good. great service good food and on the beach. You felt like you got a good value for your money. This year I went 3 times. First time: Slow service, portions smaller and not very... More 

1 Thank Bob D
Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We initially found ourselves at the Castaway Café for a wedding reception (which was very nice), and were convinced to come back by one thing: the coconut shrimp and Lillikoi sauce. I mean, goodness! The way it is butterflied, battered, and fried... It was magical. Among the best pieces of food we ate the entire trip. We also tried the... More 

Thank Kaysonwel
Graham, Washington
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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After I blasted this place in a review last year, I reluctantly returned this year. I must say i was pleasantly surprised!! There were five of us, and the two for one special appealed to all of us. It included a bottle of either red or white wine with a short rib entree with mashed potatoes and a veggie. The... More 

2 Thank drpepperi
Lahaina, Hawaii
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

2 of us went for late lunch around 3pm on Sunday 10/9/16 . Only 2 other tables with people in the entire place and it took 10 min for server to come to our table. Ordered wine and an iced tea. 5 min later wine arrives but no iced tea. 5 min later iced tea comes but still no menus.... More 

Thank Debbie S
Princeton, West Virginia
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114 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here after learning about it from TripAdvisor reviews. Unfortunately, the place did not live up to the expectations we got from its high ranking for local eateries. First of all, finding the place is a challenge as it's located inside a resort property. We didn't pay enough attention to the directions on the restaurants website and wound up at... More 

Thank GatorDWV
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First a big thanks to Manager Laurie! And next the staff! A small little restaurant just off the beach surrounded by palm trees and lush grounds. No to the best stuff. Food. Lots of it. Great tasting and served with smiles and aloha spirit. I had the shrimp fried rice with kimchee. The right amount of hot, spicy and then... More 

1 Thank Brian J
Fresno, California
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is located at The Aston Ka'anapali shores resort. Parking can be difficult, so go early. Great breakfast, macadamia nut pancakes are good. Quick and reasonable prices.

Thank TravelnJoanna
Sunnyvale, California
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came back after almost always visiting for breakfast when we come to Maui. With such a great location and view it could be so much more. The menu selections are nice, and the quality of the food is above average. It's the service and attitude that needs to be ratcheted up. For example, we ordered hot tea that came... More 

Thank Marc K
Everett, Washington
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268 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Villas, so this was our on site restaurant and bar, it was a big disappointment. The drinks were the worst of our whole trip, out of the 4 cocktails I ordered, only one was enjoyable. The calimari was chewy and over cooked, the rib eye steak was badly prepared, limp, the sauce seemed leftover from days... More 

Thank SeaSalted
paradise, ca
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first night, after a long travel day, we decided to eat where we were staying. My wife had Macadamia encrusted Mahi Mahi and I had Seafood combination. My was good, hers was excellent. Our dinners came out so hot you had to let them cool slightly to eat. Good sized portions and our service was very good. We also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Cafe, Hawaiian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Kai Ala Dr, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9420
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
  • Phone Number: 18086619091
Boasting ocean front dining providing a selection of menus throughout the day and leading into dinner with spectacular views of the Maui Sunset, with a knowledgeable and "Ohana" (family) friendly staff that will complete your dining experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?