Address: 1913 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, HI 96753 Contact: Sarah Gray Phone: 808-495-0066 Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Thai Region: South Maui Price: Affordable Amenities: Outdoor Seating, Take-out, Sunset View, BYOB, Cash Only, Late Night Dining Hours: Open daily, 7 a.m-midnight Wok Star is a cozy little noodle house specializing in Saimin, fried rice and Thai red curry, as well as a few pupus. Don't forget to try the Jaffels--pressed sandwiches with either eggs, bacon and cheese or peanut butter, honey and bananas.
Best New Restaurant, Winner Wok Star Address: 1913 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, HI 96753 Phone: 808-495-0066 Website: http://wokstarcafe.com Yeah, yeah, Wok Star has great noodles. I know you can get them in all sorts of configurations from dry mein to ramen, plus plenty of flavor varieties such as teriyaki or curry. But have you tried the peanut butter and bananas? It’s called a Jaffel. Just a pressed sandwich, really—peanut butter, honey and bananas on Hawaiian sweet bread—then cut into triangles and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Very simple, straightforward and impossibly delicious. Wok Star sells them, along with the tasty noodle dishes. Get one early in the day or late in the evening, it matters not; they’re open from 7am to midnight so its your choice. Just get one.
BEST NOODLE SHOP, Winner Wok Star Address: 1913 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, HI 96753 Phone: 808-495-0066 Website: http://wokstarcafe.com It’s easy to see why MauiTime readers love Wokstar; it’s got a great, convenient location on South Kihei Road and their Asian-fusion dishes are fresh and fast. Nowhere else on the planet (that we know of) can you find peanut butter and jelly jaffel sandwiches, noodle bowls and spring rolls on one menu. They open at 9am and even have a breakfast chow fun for die-hard noodle fans. They’re also open ‘til midnight for late-night eaters; there’s nothing like scarfing a bowl of kung pow—featuring spicy chili and veggies with egg noodles—after a few beers. The noodle menu is also very vegetarian friendly: all dishes start veggie and you add meat and protein options as desired.