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“If in Maui, worth the trip to explore a bit of where the locals eat”
Review of Star Noodle

Star Noodle
Ranked #13 of 274 Restaurants in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Serving Fresh House Made Noodles & Asian Specialties.
Reviewed February 11, 2014

Recommended several people in Maui, we drove to Lahaina to try it. Somewhat off the beaten path in a office park like area near a trapeze park. It was full and we were offered the last 2 seats at the bar. Bartender was great and we enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was very good. Noodles tasted very fresh and really enjoyed the vietnamese crepe. Also, you can't beat that the noodles are made fresh everyday. BTW, we were told that the top chef Sheldon apparently sold the place and is now executive chef at a hotel in Wailea.

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Reviewed February 10, 2014

Arrived in Maui with a craving for noodles. Our part-time resident pals said they'd heard about a new place...but it was in an industrial park so it could be " just a little dive." WRONG! Arrived to find a very upscale (and yes industrial looking) space with a very long line of folks waiting to get in! (Reservations are recommended! ) As stated in other reviews...the food and service was well worth the wait! Welcomed warmly by lovely Nina who made us feel the wait was part of the exciting groove, we chose the quicker seating at the community table and loved meeting new folks and sharing oohs and ahhs over the amazing food! It was fabulous! We had the Vietnamese crepe, the Hana noodles and Singapore noodles..all were so fresh and beautifully served but the crepe is not to be missed! I hope we get to go back before heading back to the Mainland, if not, next trip for sure!

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Reviewed February 10, 2014

We went to the Star Noodle on a Sunday evening at 5:15 and had to wait an hour and a half to be seated. There was a private party taking much of the center (communal) table and people weren;t in any hurry to exit. The wait staff, although very friendly, were harried. The food, however, was delicious - hot and fresh! We enjoyed the tempura prawns - very large and tasty. The hot & spicy soup with prawns was very hard to eat and to serve since we had no tongs. The special of the evening was the ahi belly - which was very good. The Phad Thai was boring but predictable. All entrees were shared by the three of us. We finished with the donut balls covered in chocolate and nuts - get them with sauce on the side if you are game to try.

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Reviewed February 10, 2014

After Sheldon's Top-Chef notoriety, we had to try it. Although out of the way in an office park type setting, the place is very modern, attractive, and crowded if you don't come early. Drinks were phenomenal -- tasty and visually appealing -- especially the macerated strawberry cocktail. While the food was good, we weren't wowed. The pork buns were the star attraction -- but the best part of the meal was over after this wonderful appetizer. The fried noodle dish was ordinary -- large, starchy, and underseasoned. Maybe ordering pad thai was a mistake -- the dish was a light version and tasted good but was not better than most Thai restaurants. The Hapa Ramen was good. Other than the fried noodles, everything that we had was good, but nothing that we had (other than the cocktails and pork buns) was memorable.

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Reviewed February 9, 2014

At 4:45pm there was a 20-30 minute wait, but boy was it worth it. It was me and my husband and we shared 4 things:

Fried brussel sprout leaves - TO DIE FOR! Best dish in Hawaii so far
Hot and Sour Soup - Meh, could have been better, but tasty
Pad Thai - We ordered it vegetarian and it was excellent, full of flavor
Miso Salmon - Tastes great, but could have been served with a few greens or slaw or something. A bit lonely on a plate by itself
Malasadas - Perfect end to the meal. Not too sweet but totally satisfying

Super nice environment and outstanding service,

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