Java Jazz is the place to go in Lahaina when you want homecooked goodness served with a smile. At this hole-in-the-wall eatery, the quirky décor sets the mood and lets you know you’re in for a wild ride. With its racy image front and center, their logo says it all, although the artwork inside goes even further into the theme. In between all the beautiful works of art, they have tons of Polaroid pictures lining the walls, showcasing all their valued customers with big smiles on their faces.
As you gaze in wonder at the mishmash of decorations, you’ll hear warm welcomes coming your way from Farzad, the proud owner of the establishment. He goes big on the hospitality for all to ensure everyone feels right at home in an instant. After making fast friends, you’ll get to choose your preferred seating and explore the menu in full. As you do that, your server will bring out whatever drinks and apps you want to keep you cozy while you consider each entrée.
Although they have a full bar open for your enjoyment, their coffee and smoothies are well worth trying as well. They only use grade A beans to brew up each cup of coffee plus put plenty of fresh tropical fruit in their smoothies. Just as much care goes into creating all their homecooked food, too. Farzad dreams up all the delightful recipes, and then the chef, Uncle Mike, brings them to life using fresh, local ingredients.
For the ultimate dining experience, swing by for happy hour from 3pm to 5pm daily, and then stay for live music at 7pm every night. If you wait to get a table right before the music starts, you’ll probably be out of luck. Their restaurant fills up fast in the evening hours, especially when local favorites hit the stage.
Top-notch items on the menu include:
For all the best island flavors in every bite, treat yourself to the Hawaiian Omelette. They create this breakfast dish by enveloping ham, onion, pineapple, and jack and cheddar cheese in whipped eggs. Then, they serve it up with seasoned potatoes and rye, sourdough, white, or wheat toast.
Uncle Mike’s Loco Moco
A true local treasure, Uncle Mike’s Loco Moco never fails to tantalize your tastebuds. This entrée starts with a 10-ounce beef patty grilled to perfection. Then, they put it over a bed of white rice before adding sauteed onions, mushrooms, two eggs, and homemade brown gravy.
Our Signature Trio
If you’re craving all the most delightful ocean flavors, go with the Our Signature Trio. To create this dish, they perfectly prepared fresh ono, scallops, and shrimp. The seafood goes in their signature house sauce, and then lands on the plate alongside garlic mashed potatoes or rice pilaf. Sauteed vegetables join the party to round out the flavors and add a bit of brightness to your plate.
You can never go wrong by treating yourself to one of their many scrumptious desserts. Bread pudding, cheesecake, and flourless chocolate cake are all surefire winners, no matter what flavors you’re craving. If you really want to go all out, however, then set your sights on the ever-fantastic Nader’s Award Winning Tiramisu. They build big flavor in every bite using their roasted coffee and many other awesome island ingredients. So, you’ll undoubtedly walk away fully satisfied yet wanting to come back for more.
-If you crave their coffee beans upon returning home, just go to their website to put in your order. They have all their most popular grade A gourmet beans available in ½ to full pound containers.
-In addition to their beans, they have many fantastic works of art in their online shop plus branded swag, postcards, bumper stickers, and so much more.
-Want to support their mission of gifting US soldiers all-expense-paid trips to Maui? Just go online to buy their music albums by Farzad & Friends.