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Crying Thaiger Maui has some of the best Asian street food

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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.

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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!


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