For a fast infusion of island style, head straight from the airport to this surprisingly attractive, airy cafe in a strip mall, the more polished sit-down version of its original Kihei food counter. Executive chef and co-owner Les Tomita has won an avid local following for enormous portions of island favorites such as chicken katsu (breaded cutlet), kalua pork, and saimin, as well as juicy burgers, salads, and fish and chips, all made with fresh, high-quality ingredients—lean beef, hormone-free chicken, and homemade sauces among them. Look for the chalkboard specials and slake your thirst with a li hing mui lemonade or craft beer. If there’s a wait to be seated, the host will take your cellphone number and text you when your table is ready; thanks to speedy service, the line moves quickly.
425 Koloa St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Kahului Hours Mon–Sat 11am–9pm. Phone 808/871-7782 Prices Lunch and dinner main courses $16–$31. Cuisine Type Local/Island Cuisine Web site Da Kitchen
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