Where to Find the Best Lunch Under $20 in Kaanapali

Looking for a tasty lunch that won’t break the bank? Here’s our list of the places with the best calorie per dollar ratio in Kaanapali.

But wait, there’s more. We’re here to help demystify some of the unusual words you might see on menus like furikake, laulau and lilikoi — and explain which meat is being served and why. And possibly most importantly of all, provide the fun facts on the origins of local dishes

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Best Cheap Lunches in Kaanapali
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808 Grindz Cafe

808 Grindz Cafe is small and a bit hidden, but features some of the best breakfast and lunch on the island for your buck. If you’re in a rush, be warned — there’s often a wait, but it’s well worth it. Open daily 7am to 2pm. 808grindzcafe.com

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Joey’s Kitchen

If you’re looking for affordable gourmet food—and who isn’t—then Joey’s Kitchen is your spot. Here diners will find a scrumptiously diverse menu with Japanese, Portuguese, Filipino and Chinese influences, at some of the best prices in town. No, you won’t get a white cloth table on the beach, but you won’t care. Open daily 8:30am to 2pm and 4pm to 8pm.  joeyskitchenhimaui.com

Best Cheap Lunches in Kaanapali
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Ono Tacos

Tacos are a magical food — not too heavy, but efficient and packed with all the good stuff. At Ono Tacos, located in a Lahaina strip mall, diners will enjoy fish tacos, shrimp tacos and al pastor tacos they’ll never forget in addition to homemade salsa, all at a very reasonable price. Open Monday through Saturday 11am to 9pm. Closed Sunday. onotacos.restaurantwebexpert.com


Star Noodle

There’s a time and place for everything, from the slow-paced candlelit dinner to a meal that nourishes you and gets you on your way. At Star Noodle you’ll not only get great food and fast service, but also unbeatable prices and a gorgeous view. Win, win, win, win. Open every day 10:30am to 9pm. Reservations are required. starnoodle.com

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Sunrise Cafe

Located in a converted home, the small kitchen of Sunrise Cafe pumps out amazing platters, pancakes and breakfast burritos. Word is getting out so lines are common here, but the friendliness of the staff and bang for your buck keep folks coming back. Open every day 7am to 2:30pm and is happy to serve you. the-sunrise-cafe.com

Best Cheap Lunches in Kaanapali
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Teddy’s Bigger Burgers

Well, the name says a lot, but doesn’t give the whole story. A “Best Burger on Maui” winner for many years running, Teddy’s delivers big and delicious burgers without the price markup often found on the islands. Open daily 10am to 9pm and is grateful for your business. teddysbb.com

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