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Wow-Wee Maui’s Kava Bar and Grill

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Wow-Wee Maui's Kava Bar and Grill - Classic Hawaiian Flavors Without The Bells And Whistles
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Wow-Wee Maui's Kava Bar and Grill is the perfect Hawaiian eatery for folks looking for a casual, laid-back, and relaxed environment. A unique combination of American and Chinese elements make this a sports bar you won't find anywhere else, and is a popular haunt for local Maui residents. Kick up your feet to enjoy some Kava, watch a game on the big screen, and order a platter of sushi for everyone to enjoy.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

If you ever find yourself in the Kahului area of Maui, you’ll want to stop by Wow-Wee Maui’s Kava Bar and Grill for an unforgettable meal! This tiny dive might not look like much, but for Maui locals and frequent travelers, this bar and grill serves some of the most iconic Hawaiian food all week long.

One of the biggest things that Wow-Wee Maui’s Kava Bar and Grill is known for is its 100% authentic Kava. This unique perennial plant has been used for thousands of years as a tonic, mood improver, and sleep aid. Scientific studies have proven some incredible benefits when Kava is used correctly, particularly with restful sleep, muscle relaxation, and headache reduction. Best of all, this drink is totally alcohol-free, which makes it friendly for folks of all ages. It’s something that every Maui visitor should try at least once, especially at the end of a long day in the sun!

The Wow-Wee Maui’s Kava Bar and Grill is just a few miles from the Kahului Airport, located on the intersection of Airport Road and Dairy Road. Its convenient location is by some of Maui’s greatest attractions, including the Kanaha Beach Park, Air Maui Helicopter Tours, and The Dunes Golf Course. It’s the perfect component of any Hawaiian vacation!

Visitors can enjoy takeout or dine-in options both inside and outside. Order up a plate to share, grab a uniquely Hawaiian burger, or indulge in some fan-favorite Chinese food to round out the evening.

Locals and tourists alike just love these menu items from Wow-Wee Maui’s Kava Bar and Grill:

Kava
Make no mistake, Kava is one of the most popular drinks at Wow-Wee Maui’s! This cold, clean, coconutty mixture will leave you more relaxed than ever and goes down perfectly with both Chinese and Americana fare.

Haiku Roll
Leave a lasting impression on all members of the group with sushi that’s sure to please. Perfectly cut rounds are set out in a beautiful presentation, slathered in a mixture of tasty sauces and spices.

Katsu
Those unfamiliar with Katsu’s incredible flavor combo will love eating this unique breading on a choice of chicken, fish, or pork. Some locals like it so much that they bring a second-order home!

Honey Walnut Shrimp
Sweet? Savory? Nutty? You bet! Get this classic Asian dish served with greens and a lovely sauce.

The Hawaiian Burger
Looking for classic American comfort food with a tasty Hawaiian twist? This burger won’t disappoint! Enjoy a juicy patty topped with a delicious combination of mushrooms and pineapple. 

No matter how long you’re planning on staying in Maui, Wow-Wee Maui’s Kava Bar and Grill absolutely deserves a portion of your time.

Insider Tips:
-Outdoor seating makes the Wow-Wee Maui’s Kava Bar and Grill a great place to eat while drying off damp swimsuits! Let yourself air dry in style, without being uncomfortable in cool or cold environments.
-Thanks to its convenient location right next to the airport, Wow-Wee Maui’s Kava Bar and Grill is the perfect pit stop before or after a long flight.
-Does someone in your group need a bathroom break? Restrooms are located off-site near a small shop and locked with a special key. Be sure to ask a member of staff before skipping off to the Powder Room.
-Because the Wow-Wee Maui’s Kava Bar and Grill is a smaller establishment, keep in mind that wait times may be a little more exaggerated than other restaurants. If you have a group size in the double digits, you may want to look elsewhere for lunch or dinner.