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.
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.
We 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