Those venturing to Maui to hike through its lush tropical jungles, whale-watch from Maalaea Harbour, or camp overnight to watch a spectacular sunrise over ancient Haleakala will have no shortage of activities to keep them occupied. During their stay, visitors can enjoy either taking a tour or driving the winding roads up north to check out the awe-inspiring coastal lava cliffs, bamboo jungles, rainforest, waterfalls, and the seven sacred pools near a black sand beach on the road to Hana. Whether shopping at the luxurious open-air shops at Wailea or snorkelling with graceful green sea turtles in family-friendly Kihei, make certain to take time to sample the culinary delights of Indian restaurants scattered throughout Maui. To be able to indulge in delicious, exotic Indian cuisine while visiting Maui, please refer to the following list of the top Indian restaurants in Maui, Hawaii, USA prior to touching down at Kahului airport.
1. Maui Samosas
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If you want to grab a quick bite while shopping at the Maui Swap Meet, check out Maui Samosas. As the name suggests, this food stall specializes in samosa, a hearty Indian fried or baked pastry filled with savory meats, potatoes, onions, peas, herbs, and spices. You will also have the option to choose between beef and chicken, or go for the much healthier vegetarian option. Because samosas are pretty handy, you can just quickly grab one and continue shopping!
Address: 310 W Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, HI 96732, United States
Opening hours: Sat: 7am - 1pm (closed on Sun - Fri)
2. Monsoon India
After spending time sunbathing along the golden shores and swimming alongside sea turtles in Kihei, travellers should arrange to make a stop at this restaurant specializing in northern Indian cuisine. As you dine on exotic delicacies prepared with the freshest spices and ingredients, take time to enjoy the seaside views as the sun sets over the south shore of tropical Maui. Enjoy indulging in colourful and flavourful dishes such as butter chicken, beef vindaloo, and tandoori kebabs in this oceanfront cafe while watching colour outrigger canoes coast by. Finish off your delicious jambalaya style chicken masala with a cotton candy pink parfait of Falooda ice cream consisting of rose syrup, vermicelli, chia seeds, and strawberry jelly.
Address:760 S Kihei Road #109, Kihei, HI 96753, United States
Website: Monsoon India
Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 5pm - 9pm; Wed - Thu, Sun: 11:30am - 2pm, 5pm - 9pm;
Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 2pm, 5pm - 9:30pm
3. Jini's Curry - Fiji Indian Food
Be prepared to stand in line at local favourite Jini’s Curry for savoury curries, butter chicken, the freshest salads, and other specialities. This food truck business hands out many servings of amazing Fiji inspired Indian dishes each day to those willing to wait in line in the warm Maui sunshine. There are also days throughout the week where diners will be treated to themed days such as Monday’s shrimp curry and Friday’s fish curry. Take your styrofoam to-go container of jasmine rice and vegetarian roti to enjoy a beachside picnic lunch under a palm tree while watching the whales frolic in the surf offshore.
Jini's Curry - Fiji Indian Food
Address: 2050 Main Street FC 4, Wailuku, HI 96793, United States
Website: Jini’s Curry - Fiji Indian Food
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10:30am - 2pm (closed on Sat & Sun)
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After experiencing a whale-watching rafting tour from Lahaina, bounding along the waves in search of nature’s gentle giants of the sea, head over to the Haiku Marketplace to join the throngs lining up for authentic Indian cuisine at this local food truck. Indulge in northern and southern Indian cuisine prepared with only the freshest ingredients nearly every day of the week. Savour each delicious bite of curries prepared in creamy sauces, accented by cashews, tangy tomatoes, or garlic as you enjoy the warmth of the island sun. Gather your take-out plate of lemon rice, vegetable and chicken curries, and naan bread to admiringly watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean amidst pink-hued skies and sapphire waves.
Address: Haiku Marketplace, 810 Haiku Road, Haiku , HI 96708 United States
Opening hours: Sat: 12pm - 8pm; Sun - Wed: 11am - 8pm (closed on Thu & Fri)
5. Kamana Kitchen
After driving the windy mountain road and switchbacks through the clouds to reach the heavenly summit of Haleakala, upon your descent, you can head over to Kamana Kitchen tucked away in Kihei Town Shopping Centre. Enjoy having your palate tingled while you dine on delicacies such as veggie samosas, exotic Mulagatani soup filled with spices, lentils, and chicken, and shrimp tandoori. Preparing authentic Indian cuisine with local and imported spices from abroad, Kamana Kitchen delivers fresh and deliciously unique dishes to local and visiting patrons daily. The menu offers a great deal of selection including the tantalizing mixed grill of tandoori chicken, lamb, shrimp, and kebabs along with refreshing pistachio or mango ice creams for dessert.
Address: Address: Kihei Town Shopping Centre, 1881 S Kihei Road, Kihei, HI 96753, United States
Website: Kamana Kitchen
Opening hours: 11am - 3pm, 5pm - 9:30pm (daily)
6. Indian Grill N Curry
After taking a leisurely stroll along Front Street to experience the sea breeze and charming oceanfront shops, head over to Indian Grill N Curry to savour some authentic Indian cuisine fused with Hawaiian ingredients. Attain Nirvana as you indulge in dishes such as chicken pineapple tikka, tandoori roti, and masala fish curry. Watch Atlantis’ submarines sailing by as you enjoy unchallenged views of the beautiful Maui coastline from this oceanfront restaurant. After indulging in creamy coconut shrimp and jeera rice, stroll over to Ono Gelato for one of their delicious gelatos. Then, go strolling along the seawall to enjoy humpback whales splashing playfully in the tropical waters.
Indian Grill N Curry
Address: Address: The Wharf Cinema Center, 658 Front Street unit 109/110, Lahaina, HI 96761, United States
Website: Indian Grill N Curry
Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 11am - 4pm, 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Mon: 5:30pm - 9pm
7. Cafe Des Amis
As you embark on an adventure to drive along Hana Highway to indulge in stunning coastal scenery, make a stop for breakfast at Paia to indulge in a savoury ham and gruyere crepe or a sweet strawberries-and-cream crepe drizzled with chocolate sauce. This unique surfer’s paradise serves up Indian, Mediterranean, and French cuisine to patrons each day of the week. Savour each spoonful of rich beef and mushroom curry while listening to live music being played in the courtyard by local musicians. On a beautiful sunny day in northern Maui, take in the casual dining atmosphere while enjoying a bowl of vegetable curry overflowing with carrots, cauliflower, peas, potatoes, and a bouquet garni of Tamil spices and cilantro in coconut sauce.
Cafe Des Amis
Address: 42 Baldwin Avenue, Paia, HI 96779, United States
Website: Cafe Des Amis
Opening hours: 8:30am - 9pm (daily)
Aloha to Maui's exotic Indian restaurants
Enjoy sampling the exotic flavours found in Mumbai to Bombay and Calcutta throughout the tropical paradise of Maui, Hawaii. Besides traditional recipes for spicy curries, butter chicken, satays, and other authentic dishes, chefs have taken to infusing local Hawaiian ingredients to create unique specialities which combine both cultures. Before leaving behind the tropical jungles, green sugar cane fields, stunning waterfalls, and driving through the clouds to reach majestic Haleakala, take a break to indulge in the mouthwatering Indian fare found throughout the island.
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