There is a new restaurant in Kihei – Nalu’s South Shore Grill! It is in the old Ihop location in Azeka Marketplace, next to Ace Hardware and behind the Kihei post office. Actually, it’s been more than a decade since there was an Ihop in Kihei, but if you describe it that way, it seems all locals and many repeat tourists know what you are talking about. In the past ten years there has been a steady procession of other restaurants at this location. Sadly they have come and gone. The restaurant business is tough.
Nalu’s South Shore Grill is popular with both locals and tourists – a key to making it here on Maui. Nalu’s is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You order your food at the till, pay, then choose a seat indoors or outside. The food is brought to you. Nalu’s serves breakfast all day (bonus especially with kids!) and also has a bar with several screens to watch your favorite game! Nalu’s is an open-air restaurant, I am told they are dog-friendly.
We tried out Nalu’s for lunch. Our friends had previously checked out the menu and reviews online and had plenty of suggestions. Sig ordered the burger, our friends and I all had the Ahi Club. Both were served on unique cutting boards and came with homemade chips and a tasty side salad. The Ahi Club was so good – the flavor just amazing! Sig enjoyed his burger too.
I forgot to order my desert malasadas (research for this blog, of course), by the time I was ready for desert, there was a line-up at the till. I guess I will have to go back and try those. Would anyone want to join me for a morning treat?