On your next trip to Maui, your first grub stop must be to South Maui Fish Company for the freshest Poke Bowl! With the establishment being ranked #1 out of 675 restaurants in Maui on TripAdvisor, I had to taste the hype! Once I hopped in my rented mini-SUV from the Kahului airport, I drove 20 minutes down Kihei Road where I located the Food Truck. It is conveniently located in an unassuming shopping center behind the 76 gas station and across the street from the beach. One could easily pass by and assume ‘just another food truck‘ but they’d be completely wrong.
At the prime time of 12:30pm, there were about 6 people ahead of me in line (10 minute wait). Just by the truck is a dozen friendly smiles sitting at the sectioned off garden area chomping on fish, sunbathing on their lunch break. The BBQ man and his grill is attached right by the truck as they grill fish for the cooked options. The menu is simple, which makes the decision-making that much easier.
South Maui Fish Company always serves the fresh catch of the day. Possible Options: Ahi, Marlin, Ono, Mahi, or Opaka.
South Maui Fish Company Menu
Choose from Poke (the most popular), Ceviche, Fish Tacos, Fish Plates or Curry Bowls. Pricing and items subject to change depending on season:
- By the Pound $29
- Poke Bowl $18
- Poke & Rice $13
- GRILLED FISH
- Curry Fish Plate $19
- Fish Plate $16
- Fish Tacos $11
- Curry Fish Bowl $15
- Vegetarian option $11: “Vegetarian curry”, decent comfort food (slather on some Sambal or Sriracha for extra flavor)
- Curry Over Rice $8
- DRINKS in a cooler at $1
I ordered the 1/2 lb Ahi Poke Bowl, with the Spicy option (other option is ‘Traditional’ for a sweeter flavor). Topped with chopped jalapeños, tobiko, spicy aioli, wasabi sesame seeds and spicy chili flakes for the ultimate kick and savory flavor. On the side, it comes with Rice (sprinkled with teriyaki sauce & sesame seeds), and Cole Slaw mixed with fresh pineapple bits.
Curry Bowl / Plate
South Maui Fish Company is opened daily from 11am-8:30pm or until the fish runs out. Call ahead to double check.
Their Mission / Story:
“You would think being on an island that all of our fish would be fresh but it’s just not true. We wanted to create a unique dining experience with fresh local catch that would be affordable and something that everyone could enjoy. We wanted to serve you something that is different from the rest. Not previously frozen and not deep fried. Fresh catch cooked to order or take home to cook yourself. All caught by local fisherman.”