Spend a few days in Hawaii and you’ll discover the popularity of the “plate lunch” or “bento”- local food served up takeout style. But sometimes you want to enjoy high-quality local food within a nice dining atmosphere, and this is where Da Kitchen comes in. Da Kitchen offers the best of both worlds – plate lunch style food within a full-service restaurant. But don’t just take our word for it. Da Kitchen has been featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Food Show and Man v. Food, and they provided the meal at the Inaugural Luau for President Obama’s election.
The food served up at Da Kitchen in Maui reflects both traditional Hawaiian dishes as well as the variety of Asian influences that permeate Hawaiian culture and cuisine. To go the traditional route, order the Hawaiian Plate, which includes pork lau lau (steamed pork wrapped in taro leaves), kalua pork, chicken long rice, and lomi salmon. If you haven’t yet tried a loco moco, a local comfort food consisting of white rice topped with a hamburger patty, fried egg, and brown gravy, this is the place to try it. An entire section of Da Kitchen’s menu is centered around variations of this local favorite. Come hungry, because it isn’t local style if the portions aren’t plentiful!
Planning Your Excursion with Da Kitchen in Maui
Da Kitchen has two Maui locations. Da Kitchen Café is located at Triangle Square in Kahului at 425 Koloa St. #104 and is open Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm. Da Kitchen Express is located at Rainbow Mall in Kihei at 2439 South Kihei Rd. #A107 and is open Tuesday-Sunday 11am-9pm. Visit their website to check the live waiting time and put yourself on the waitlist before arriving.
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