**Update: As of 4/30/13, Sheldon Simeon is no longer Chef at Star Noodle, so it’s possible some of the menu items may change. No word yet on his next permanent spot, although he’s done collaborations at Vintage Cave and various other appearances in the months following his departure.
I was born and raised on Maui, so I’m often asked for recommendations when people visit the island. Some of my favorite things, I’ll always mention – like watching the sunrise on Haleakala, or stopping for dry mein at Sam Sato’s. However when it comes to new restaurants or hot spots, I’m often a bit out of the loop since I’ve lived on Oahu for over a decade now.
But sometimes it’s just impossible to ignore the buzz, and Star Noodle was one of the places that kept coming up in conversations with foodie friends. So I knew that on this trip to Maui, we had to make a stop there to check it out.
I have to say that I am so happy we did!!
Star Noodle is a bit out of the way at the back of an industrial area, and unless you’re heading there specifically, it is unlikely that you’d just pass by the area. So by all means, grab a few friends and set your GPS. The appetizers were the standouts for me, and they are best shared family-style alongside a few noodle dishes. And don’t forget the cocktail menu, especially if you like sake.
Some of the my family’s favorites were:
>> For all of our drool-worthy photos from our trip to Star Noodle, head over to my photo album on the Shoyu Sugar Facebook Page.
286 Kupuohi Street
Lahaina, HI 96861