Honokowai Okazuya & Deli

Honokowai Okazuya & Deli – A Chill Takeout Joint Serving Pure Decadence in Lahaina
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

When you want stick-to-your-ribs deliciousness served in the biggest portions around, jet on over to Honokowai Okazuya & Deli. At this chill Lahaina eatery, they have all the fan favorites on tap, including burgers, rice bowls, and plate lunches. Their friendly service is second to none as well, although you’ll want to take your takeout containers to the beach for an incredible dining experience.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

For truly delectable island fare done right, you cannot go wrong with a trip over to Honokowai Okazuya & Deli. A definite Lahaina favorite, this eatery rolls out the Hawaiian classics in huge portions, all while sending plenty of aloha your way. They only have minimal seating inside, but their food is best enjoyed as takeout anyway. With so many wonderful beaches nearby, it’s always easy to find a great place to chow down while enjoying the view.

Before you can do that, you have to figure out just what to order, of course. And that’s no easy feat, for sure. They have so many incredible items up for grabs at all times, including sandwiches, burgers, pasta, and rice bowls. Their plate lunches are the star of the show, however, especially when you’re craving stick to your ribs goodness in every bite. Want island vegetarian fare instead? They can do that, too.

Since they’re always super busy from open to close, it’s best to browse their menu online before leaving your hotel room. Then, give them a call to put in an order once you decide between all their offerings. By the time you make your way over there, your food will be ready to go, all plated up in a takeout container for your convenience.

That’s great news, too, since their portions are so big, you’d likely need a doggie bag anyway. The leftovers taste wonderful straight out of the container cold. Or you can put them on a paper plate and microwave the rest when you’re feeling hungry later on. Either way, you’re sure to fall in love with all the excellent flavors all over again, getting you thinking about when to go back before you finish off the meal.

Check out their:

Pupu Platter
The Pupu Platter treats you to a smorgasbord of delightful tidbits designed to start your meal off right. When you order this dish, they get to work in frying up two pieces of panko-crusted Mahi-Mahi. Alongside that, you get three crispy coconut shrimp and two egg rolls.

Mahi Mahi Lemon Caper Sautee
The Mahi Mahi Lemon Caper Sautee is always getting rave reviews, and for good reason. Their bright lemon caper sauce beautifully complements the fish, taking that iconic flavor combo to the next level. With your order, you’ll get sauteed mahi-mahi topped with a sauce made using fresh lemons, wine, butter, garlic, and mushrooms. Rice goes on the plate as well, along with your choice of either stir-fried veggies or mac salad.

Grandma’s Tofu
When you’re craving vegetarian fare but want to go big on flavor, get Grandma’s Tofu. This dish centers around a time-honored recipe passed down through the generations. Through their expert preparations, they create braised tofu covered in a delightfully spicy chili garlic sauce. Next to that, you get a big scoop of white rice plus fried veggies or macaroni salad.  

If you’re not sure where to take your meal, set your sights on Honokowai Beach Park. You can grab a picnic table if you find any open or just settle down on the beach to enjoy your meal. As you dine, you’ll get to watch your fellow beachgoers have fun in the sun, all while taking in the breathtaking ocean views.

Insider Tips:
-They only accept cash, so cards simply won’t do. But you can get money out at their onsite ATM if need be.
-The parking lot can get a bit hectic during the lunch and dinner rush. So, time your visit outside those hours if want to avoid the chaos.
-They’re happy to sub in either stir-fried vegetables or macaroni salad for your rice. It’ll just be an extra charge.