A SAIGON CAFÉ Vietnamese’. Find great seafood and vegetarian selections at this affordable restaurant that is popular with locals. asaigoncafe.com. 1792 Main St., 808.243.9560.
DA KITCHEN Regional. Famous for its plate lunches, Da Kitchen has been a staple on Maui for quick and filling Hawaiian and “local style” food at good prices. da-kitchen.com. Triangle Square, 425 Koloa St., 808.871.7782; Rainbow Mall, 2439 South Kihei Rd., 808.875.7782.
DOWN TO EARTH Vegetarian. Hot and healthy food is served up buffetstyle at this vegan establishment. downtoearth.org. 305 Dairy Rd., 808.877.2661.
TASTY CRUST RESTAURANT Regional. Another Maui institution, the sign outside says “world famous pancakes” and the residents and visitors who have been dining here for the past 50 years know exactly why. Also serving a lunch and dinner menu of local favorites. Open at 6 a.m. daily, no credit cards accepted— debit cards and cash only. 1770 Mill St., 808.244.0845.