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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Our first meal in Maui was a solid one.
We arrived in town starving and I already had a plan to try out Da Kitchen first thing.
We arrived and the places was bustling for lunch, but we were seated quickly and given menus. My fella and I decided to share some appetizers since we didn't want to get too full for dinner.
We tried the kim chee crab cake, deep fried spam musubi and the wontons. We also tried the Macademia nut cream pie for dessert.
Everything was really good and there were so many different items on the menu that looked amazing, so we were actually interested in returning a second time during our trip to try a full meal, but didn't get a chance.
Da Kitchen is definitely worth a visit when you're ever in Maui.
With so many rave reviews and a visit to Maui on the horizon, choosing Mama's Fish House for my birthday dinner was a no brainer.
We arrived early for a 7pm reservation, hoping they would be able to seat us early. They had a packed house, so we instead enjoyed some cocktails at the bar while we waited.
Service at the bar was superb and the wait time flew by. 7pm finally came rolling by and we were seated at a lovely table with a personalized birthday card.
Our server came by quickly to introduce himself, take our drink orders. Throughout our entire meal, our server and all the other employees made were wonderful. Attentive, friendly and they seemed to predict what we needed and wanted telepathically.
We started with the lobster guacamole with taro chips and sashimi trio. My fella who doesn't even like avocado, was practically licking the bowl to savor every last morsel. The sashimi was so fresh, it melted in my mouth and every bite made me smile.
For entrees, I opted for the opakapaka with Maui onions and avocado and my fella order their famous macademia nut crusted mahimahi stuffed with crab and lobster. This dish was a star, but both dishes were so incredibly fresh and delicious, there are really no words to describe how wonderful our food was.
When it was time to decide on a dessert we ended up with a macademia nut and banana crisp. They also brought us some guava and strawberry ice cream as a birthday treat. Both desserts were incredible, but we were so stuffed from our meal, we weren't able to finish either, despite our best effort.
All in all, this was the best meal of our entire visit to Maui. It lived up to all our expectations and we will be back the next time we visit the island.
This is a great little restaurant with a view to die for. When walking up there was a short line, which was only about a 10 minute wait. The line got crazy after we arrived, so we were lucky to get there at the perfect time.
We finally for a seat and enjoyed the beautiful ocean view while we decided what we wanted for breakfast.
My fella and I decided to share the fried rice omelette and a combination pancake with bananas, macademia nuts and coconut. The pancakes were fluffy and very tasty. The fried ride was solid. Not the best fried rice I've ever had, but everything tastes better with an amazing view like that. Portions were extremely generous and even with a small order of pancakes and a half order of the fried rice, we had a lot leftover to take back to the hotel with us.
The service was friendly and attentive, making our meal all the more enjoyable. Definitely worth the trek. They even have umbrellas for those waiting in the sunny line for a table.