Review of Star Noodle restaurant in Lahaina

The following is a review of a restaurant that we ate at during a recent trip to Maui written by my wife Dealmom.

Star Noodle

Mixed flare asian cuisine in Hawaii. I ate here three times on my Maui vacation. I really thought it was amazing. I liked the toasted garlic in the Garlic Noodles-1/2 or full order. The Steamed Pork Buns had crispy pork belly-I expected dim sums, however these came out more of an open faced sandwich bun–a nice appetizer. I also had the Yakitori chicken. Singapore Noodles-I had these twice the first time the yellow curry was a little stronger compared to my second order of Singapore Noodles. This dish is at its best when you squeeze some of the provided citrus juice atop. At the servers recommendation I tried the Karaage Chicken-I did not expect to like it and I did! Star Udon noodles had a really savory pork broth. Desserts-I tried the Malasadas-kind of like a donut accompanied by chocolate, butterscotch and caramel sauces; and peanuts. And the trio of gelato-the flavors that day were ginger, a salty pineapple and apple pie. All were amazing-the apple pie gelato was like being Charlie in the Chocolate Factory-I could taste a crumb topping apple pie in the texture of gelato. Yum!

The decor is modern, simple-You can see the ocean but it is not dining with a view. It is located in a lightly industrial area. They have bar seating, a long communal table down the center and average tables along the windows. If you arrive after 4:30-5:00 PM expect to wait 30-60 minutes.

Funny Story-my second dining experience the server looked familiar. I realized she had been our server at another restaurant. I got her attention and she affirmed I indeed was not not crazy, that she was a manager at the other restaurant as three brothers own three restaurants. Of course, I had to ask what is the third-alas, I had eaten at all three and loved them all. More on those later.

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Pork Belly Buns

Pork Belly Buns

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Comments

  1. My wife was saying just yesterday how she needs more Star Noodle in her life…sounds like it’s time to plan another Maui trip!

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