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Crying Thaiger Maui has some of the best Asian street food

Crying Thaiger Maui offers a good selection of foods from Southeast Asia.
Crying Thaiger Maui offers a good selection of foods from Southeast Asia.
Steven K Scott

Crying Thaiger Maui is a new food truck that specializes in Southeast Asian cuisine street food, and it's quickly building a following of locals and tourists through word-of-mouth advertising.

Located on Waine'e Street, Crying Thaiger Maui is only a block off of famous Front Street in the west Maui town of Lahaina. It's located between Dickenson Street and Lahainaluna Road in an easy-to-see parking lot.

Entrees include Pad Thai (chicken, prawns or double veggie), a Chicken Plate, Top Sirloin Plate, and a Garlic Lovers Big Shrimp Plate. Of course, they offer an excellent Green Papaya Salad and a Spicy Minced Chicken Salad, staples in the Bangkok, Thailand street food carts.

Open Wednesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Crying Thaiger Maui offers authentic Asian food with a bit of flair. It's a simple menu, but each item carries a lot of fresh, local flavors. Some items can be a bit "spicy", so talk to the owner (Steve) about your level of comfort.

Looking for good food at great prices, with ample parking and take-out service? Visit Crying Thaiger Maui in Lahaina for some "real Asian" food. Be prepared to come back again for more!

Crying Thaiger Maui

741 Waine'e Street

Lahaina, HI 96761

(808) 298-0829

Tripadvisor Reviews are a good place to see what others have to say about Crying Thaiger Maui and their experience.

Yelp! also has some good reviews about Crying Thaiger Maui.


  • Spend some time shopping on Front Street and then make the leisurely walk over to Waine'e Street. It's less than 5 minutes from Front Street. It's conveniently located between Dickenson Street and Lahainaluna Road.
  • If you ask directions from a local, tell them Crying Thaiger Maui is near the Maui Jim's building. Everyone knows where this building is located.
  • There's plenty of parking in the lot where Crying Thaiger Maui is located.
  • Enjoy dinner around 6 p.m. Then walk Front Street and enjoy Lahaina's mixture of art galleries, jewelry stores, gift shops, and souvenir stores.
  • After dinner at Crying Thaiger Maui, try a Hawaiian tradition with a shave ice from Ululani's Shave Ice. There are two locations on Front Street, both near Cheeseburger In Paradise.
  • Fulfill your urge for chocolate after spicy Thai food, with fudge from Hawaii Fudge Company. Also grab a bag of the Hawaii Flavors of salt water taffy made by Big Wave Taffy.
  • Take-out is certainly an option, if you're in a hurry to return to your condo or resort. Call ahead and they'll have it ready for you!

Top 10 Maui Restaurants.

  • Mama's Fish House is one of the most well-known restaurants on Maui.
  • In Lahaina Town, try Lahaina Grill. It's one of the best restaurants on Maui.
  • Merriman's Hawaiian Restaurant in Kapalua has won many awards for outstanding food.
  • The Pineapple Grill in Kapalua is a popular, upscale restaurant popular with locals and tourists alike.
  • On the west side of Maui, try Star Noodle. It's one of the most popular restaurants on the island.
  • The Plantation House in Kapalua offers an excellent fine dining experience.
  • Sarento's On The Beach in the Kihei area of Maui is always recognized for outstanding food and service.
  • Hali' imaile General Store has pleased customers since opening in 1988 with its upcountry location.
  • Japengo At The Maui Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa is a recent addition to the Top 10 Restaurants on Maui.
  • Roy's in Ka'anapali has consistently been one of the top restaurants on Maui, Hawaii.

Maui's Top Attractions.

  • Haleakala National Park lets you visit one of the most rare sights in the world at over 32,000 feet.
  • The Road To Hana takes a full day but is one of the most famous drives in the world.
  • One of the wettest and most beautiful valleys on all the Hawaiian islands is at Iao Valley.
  • Visit 7 Sacred Pools (Ohe'o Gulch) past Hana on the far windward side of Maui.
  • A "must-see" beach is Big Beach at Makena State Park on the southwest side of Maui, Hawaii.
  • Lahaina Town & Banyan Tree on the west side of Maui is a historic whaling town with much to see.
  • Stroll through gardens with over 45 varieties of lavender at the Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm.
  • One of Maui's top-rated family attractions in the Maui Ocean Center.
  • Maui Tropical Plantation offers rides through a tropical plantation and has a fun zipline.
  • The Sugar Museum is located on Hawaii's largest working sugar factory.
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