Koho’s Grill & Bar

Koho's Grill and Bar – Proudly Serving Kahului Great Food, Fun, and Service for Over 30 Years
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Each trip to Koho’s Grill and Bar takes you on a culinary journey through all the best local and American fare. Set in the Queen Kaahumanu Center, this Kahului eatery has proudly served as the top spot for amazing food, quality service, and a whole lot of fun for over 30 years. So, come by to watch TV and dine in style in between all your shopping adventures.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

If you want delicious American and local fare served in a chill setting, you cannot go wrong with a trip to Koho’s Grill and Bar. Conveniently located in the Queen Kaahumanu Center, this popular eatery is the place to go when you need to re-energize for more shopping fun. They’ve been proudly fulfilling that role for the past 30 years, showing their dedication to the Maui community.

Their day always starts out with a modest breakfast menu full of the classics, like Eggs Benedict, Loco Moco, and Steak & Eggs. Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, and Champagne flows freely at that time, allowing you to kickstart your day on your terms. If you come in the afternoon, you’ll need to select from their lunch and dinner options instead. They’re all just as good as breakfast, however, plus you have a whole lot more to choose from.

For the best dining experience around, always start your meal with one of their decadent appetizers and a drink. Then, while you savor those flavors, you’ll have more time to pour over the menu and make your selections. Just remember, no matter what you choose, it’s bound to land on the table in huge portions. You’re welcome to take your time in grubbing on whatever you get – or you can have them put it in a doggie bag for later.

Their casual eatery never fails to make you feel right at home with its sports bar atmosphere. They have TVs set up all around, so you can have a blast while fueling up for more shopping. Plus, the friendly patrons and servers often engage in chill banter that makes it easy to walk away with a few newfound friends. 

Swing by to fill up on:

Krabby Cake Benedict
When you want to start your morning off on the right foot, just go with the Krabby Cake Benedict. This dish comes with two tasty Krab cakes that are perfectly seasoned and fried until golden brown. Alongside that, you get your choice of either breakfast potatoes or rice.

Rib Pupu
Rich, tender, and always served in huge portions, the Rib Pupu always serves as a delightful way to whet your appetite. To create this popular appetizer, they expertly prepare baby back ribs, and then coat them in a zesty barbecue sauce. French fries come with ribs, so you can soak up even more sauce for a flavor experience unlike any other.

Lemon Caper Crème
If you’re in the mood for the catch of the day, go with the Lemon Caper Crème. This culinary journey begins with your choice of fresh dinner salad or the soup of the day. While you enjoy your selection, they grill the catch of the day and then put it on a bed of steamed white rice. Their bright creamy lemon caper sauce gets poured over the fish and rice while sauteed fresh veggies go on the side.

With such big portions coming your way, you’re going to have to try your hardest to save room for dessert. Thankfully, it’s well worth all the trouble, especially if you love ice cream. Their Kilauea Snowball, in particular, promises to tantalize your tastebuds from the first bite through to the very last. This fan-favorite begins with deep-fried ice cream set in a cinnamon tortilla shell. Over that, they drizzle on the local honey and add a generous sprinkle of mac nuts to bring it all together.

Insider Tips:
-Their restaurant stays open 364 days a year. The only holiday they take off is Christmas Day.
-The booths are a little bit on the small side, so go with a table if you want room to stretch your legs.
-If you don’t want to wait for a table to open up, ask if you can just have a seat at the bar.