Address: 1792 Main St., Wailuku, HI 96793 Phone: 808-243-9560 Cuisine: Deli, Vietnamese, Lunch, Dinner Region: Central Maui Price: moderate Amenities: Outdoor Seating, Take-out, Bar Seating Hours: M-Sa 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. and Su 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Saigon Cafe offers fresh and flavorful Vietnamese food: hearty platters of spring rolls, green papaya salad, pho and vegetarian Nuhng Dam cooked right at your table. Although the restaurant lacks a sign and therefore is easy to miss, the food and atmosphere is not one to be forgotten. The restaurant is neatly decorated and even has a few cute bar seats. Seating is also available outside in a separate room for small gatherings. Find them tucked away below the bridge in Wailuku.
Address: 1792 Main St., Wailuku, HI 96793 Phone: 808-243-9560 It’s easy to miss A Saigon Cafe. It doesn’t really advertise its location and is tucked under a busy bridge. But—with its yummy Vietnamese “burritos,” authentic, veggie-infused dishes and friendly staff—it’s worth seeking out. At Saigon, there’s something for everyone, be it the spring rolls, sweet and sour mahi mahi, crispy egg noodles, lemongrass chicken or hot clay pot dishes. If you’re tired of Vietnamese places that only serve pho, Saigon Cafe (and its extensive menu) is the place to go. 1792 Main St., Wailuku, 808-243-9560. YT
Address: 1792 Main St., Wailuku, HI 96793 Phone: (808) 243-9560 Word of mouth counts for a lot in the Maui restaurant community. Just ask regular customers of A Saigon Café. Located in sleepy Wailuku—under a bridge—it has still managed to be on the Best of Maui list multiple times. It probably has a lot to do with dishes like their ever-popular burritos. No beans or cheese here—these are Vietnamese-style, rice papers wrapped around sprouts, mint, basil, veggies and tofu, beef or chicken. There’s pho, the Vietnamese version of beef noodle soup and clay pots with either chicken or shrimp and so much more. One of my personal favorites? Sweet Thai iced tea, heavy on the sweetened condensed milk. Great with anything you order. Don’t let their out-the-way location fool you. This place is worth finding.