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Castaway Cafe

45 Kai Ala Dr, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9420
+1 808-661-9091
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (53 reviews)
“pineapple” (27 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (14 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
45 Kai Ala Dr, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9420
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Reviewed yesterday

After enjoying several meals here during our week vacation, the three of us were disappointed with our dinner on pasta night. We each chose a different sauce for our pasta meal. Waited a long time for the food to come and there was very little...More

Thank BettyTacoma_WA
Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and so we ventured out to find it. Four separate dinners ordered and everyone prepared so well. There was no waiting for our seat, didn't actually even need our reservation which surprised me knowing how good the food...More

Thank dawnant03
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very peaceful location to enjoy your breakfast. We sat outside to enjoy the water views even more. This is our second time at this location and we will return on our next visit to Maui.

Thank mikew197
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great position on the beach. Option to sit inside or outside. I had the battered fish and chips which was different to my interpretation of battered fish as it was crumbed. It was still good and the chips were nice. I wasn't crazy about the...More

Thank skybluesmurf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good food! The Loco Moco was delicious and filling. I will split it next time. Avocado toast was a great breakfast too. Great crew, very friendly and wonderful service. Much better than the Royal Lahaina's food and not nearly as expensive.

Thank KarensFarm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast and lunch was awesome. Denver omelet was amazing! Burger was 5 star also. Prices are reasonable and service was excellent.

Thank Dallas C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Castaway Cafe is located right on the beachfront within the smallish (250 rooms) Maui Kaanapali Villas resort, or MKV as it's locally known. This is an older but well maintained resort that started its life 50 years ago as the Maui Hilton. The restaurant also...More

Thank Kai-Ala
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was okay, menu was very limited. The servers acted like we were bothering them. Also I was disappointed there was no yogurt available on the breakfast menu.

1  Thank Debbie66MonroeCT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch, and fish and chips and fish tacos were all so-so. The fish was dry and overcooked. There are better places around to have a really good lunch.

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been visiting Maui and Castaways Cafe for over 25 years and it still is a secret spot on Maui. Located ocean front and poolside on the grounds of the relatively small MKV resort. The cafe for the time being still remains hidden, but...More

Thank al0hagreg
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hello Doug, Would you be able to tell me how far is this restaurant from the Royal Lahaina? Is it walking distance? Thanks
27 February 2016|
Response from CohnRestaurantGroup | Property representative |
Hi, The Royal Lahaina is about a 5 minute walk from the Cafe! We hope to see you soon and we just made some great changes to our menu. Aloha, Billy Anderson Castaway Cafe Cohn Restaurant Group
Why are there no prices on the menu? Thanks
22 February 2016|
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Response from CohnRestaurantGroup | Property representative |
Hello, Thanks for your feedback! We have gone back and forth about adding prices back to our menu(s) on TripAdvisor. We are rolling out a new menu in the next few weeks and will most likely add the prices back shortly... More
Sharon W
Do they serve hula pie?
16 August 2015|
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Response from Lara K | Reviewed this property |
No they do not. But check out Leilani's at Whaler's Village. They even give a free slice on a return visit. Go on Taco Tuesday, they are delicious
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Kai Ala Dr, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9420
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
  • Phone Number: +1 808-661-9091
  • E-mail
Boasting ocean front dining providing a selection of menus throughout the day and leading into dinner with spectacular views of the Maui Sunset, with a knowledgeable and "Ohana" (family) friendly staff that will complete your dining experience.
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