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Star Noodle: a Maui foodie destination

Melissa Chang takes us on a tour of this Lahaina hotspot

Posted November 2, 2010 by Melissa Chang

Welcome to Star Noodle (1 of 16)

Welcome to Star Noodle

By Melissa Chang
Nonstop Honolulu

Early this year, the owners of the Old Lahaina Luau opened a new restaurant above Lahaina Cannery Mall. It started out as a 3,500-square-foot culinary center and warehouse, but they later decided to have an intimate restaurant in front to cater to locals and visitors. The team researched hip and trendy noodle spots in Asia and New York, and brought a piece of that action to Maui.

I stopped by during a trip to Maui a few months back to see why this eatery has become a favorite among Maui locals and a destination for visitors.

Star Noodle
286 Kupuohi St.
Lahaina, Maui


  1. Posted August 14, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Looks awesome! The garlic steak looks mouthwatering!

  2. Ynaku
    Posted November 1, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Sigh when will I ever learn to not look before breakfast. Nah nice report. Need to try when we make it to Maui. Been a while. Time to visit.

  3. M
    Posted November 1, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Hello Melissa!
    You making me hungry first thing in the morning…..

  4. Melissa808
    Posted November 1, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    @M hee hee good!

  5. Melissa808
    Posted November 1, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    @Ynaku Yup, so many good places on Maui nowadays!

  6. mjc_808
    Posted November 1, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Wow Melissa, great post! Good showcase of what star noodle offers I wish I could catch a plane there today for lunch! Well me and a bunch of people so that I can sample the whole menu!

  7. Melissa808
    Posted November 1, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    @mjc_808 Thanks! And you’re right, a bunch of people is best. When I saw the menu, I couldn’t decide on what to eat!

  8. nonstopMari
    Posted November 2, 2010 at 2:27 am

    heard it’s patterned after david chang’s momofuku in nyc. COME TO HONOLULU.

  9. creen808
    Posted November 2, 2010 at 3:02 am

    looks amazing, thanks for the pix! finally going there this weekend, can’t wait!

  10. Melissa808
    Posted November 2, 2010 at 4:07 am

    @nonstopMari Yes! The chef traveled to various places to get a better idea of the trends and ingredients that make noodles successful!

  11. Melissa808
    Posted November 2, 2010 at 4:07 am

    @creen808 oooh tell me how it is!

  12. Annoddah_Dave
    Posted November 2, 2010 at 8:02 am

    Wine Gurl: Neat post. the pixs are so realistic, one wants to lick the screen. You guys really do a guud job with fuud pix. No need for dry ice smoke and/or lighted sparklers to enhance the visual flavor! By the bye, is this place more for locals or tourii?

  13. Melissa808
    Posted November 3, 2010 at 5:23 am

    @Annoddah_Dave This place is above Lahaina Cannery Mall, so in theory it would attract more tourists, but it’s really geared toward locals IMHO. As a result, I think they get a little of each.

  14. harrycovair
    Posted November 3, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Yaaay, fuud prom again. Darn… I stopped and was salivating at the Warabi salad. I haven’t seen Warabi sold in HNL in a long time. Oh that’s one winning salad, imho! Some Shoyu, little bit Sesame Oil, dash of Togarashi, then toss the salad would be my choice of dressing if I had a choice.

    The Mau`i Garlic Beef with Waipouli Green’s and one bowl of Saimin or the Garlic Noodles is enough for me! Next year when I get to Mau`i I’ll make sure to drive out to Lahaina for lunch.

  15. Melissa808
    Posted November 3, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    @harrycovair see if you can tweet up with the Maui peeps!


About Melissa Chang

Melissa has been blogging regularly since 2007 and has more than 25 years’ experience in marketing and public relations. She is currently an independent marketing consultant, specializing in social media. 

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