About

Da Kitchen in Kahului, Hawaii

Da Kitchen in Kahului, Hawaii

Da Kitchen was established in 1998 with our first location in Kihei on the Island of Maui. In 2000 we ventured into opening our Kahului location, where we took the typical plate lunch in a take out container to the next level and opened our first full service restaurant. The name Da Kitchen translates from Hawaiian slang/pidgin to “The Kitchen”. The owners founded the restaurant based on a desire to bring good local food, big portions with reasonable prices to Maui. They had no previous restaurant or culinary experience.

Kihei Location

Da Kitchen in Kahului, Hawaii

Da Kitchen has become famous for its creative diverse cuisine with an emphasis on traditional Hawaiian food. The menu incorporates both traditional classic Local and Hawaiian favorites, which is inspired by the different ethnic groups established in the islands of Hawaii. Although we have a simple casual atmosphere we want our customers to feel like they are enjoying a meal with us at our home. Our menu is innovative and our restaurant is always up to date on the latest trends and technology, including Gluten Free selections. Acclaimed favorites include Hawaiian Plate, Mahi Mahi Fish Tempura, Pulehu Grilled Steaks, fresh Fish & Seafood, Pastas, Salads and a different variety of other local plate lunch favorites like Teriyaki Chicken, Chicken Katsu and Loco Moco. We can fill the palettes of many with our diverse and amazing menu selections. We strive to be more than another plate lunch place. Our customer base is purely word of mouth and we have an obligation to meet the expectations of those who recommend us. Many of our customers dine with us regularly and so our menu is extensive and we offer a large variety of dishes.
Da Kitchen was honored to cook at the Inaugural Luau in Washington D.C. during the Election of President Obama; we were featured on the The Bizarre Food Show on the Travel Channel; and have made many publications and tv shows. Restaurant Award Winner of the prestigious Ilima Award, Hale Aina Award and Aipono Award’s.

ownersWe are committed to building and maintaining a strong, people-focused culture. Our many years of success have come mainly as a result of our team members, who create great dining experiences for our guests. That’s why we work so hard to provide a thriving and sustaining environment for the men and women who make Da Kitchen a great place to work. We have developed our business standards through hard work and dedication. Da Kitchen is more than a group of restaurants dedicated to quality food and exemplary service. We are a group of individuals committed to the common goal of providing an experience for our guests and ourselves, elevating the standards and expectations of the restaurant industry and developing a secure and ideal work environment. To achieve these goals we must all work at them tirelessly, fearlessly and with the following values deeply embedded in our core.

 

Also see our appearance on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives: Da Kitchen