BEST LOCAL FOOD
Oh man, the chicken long rice here is so ono. I could come here to Da Kitchen if only to eat the chicken long rice. But the menu is extensive, featuring your favorite local plates, great sandwiches like teri-chicken and fish, plus a great selection of salads like the Chinese chicken. If you want to immerse yourself in some local culture and foods, a trip here for lunch or dinner is in order. Their portions are Hawaiian-size and I can never finish everything on my plate. No matter, leftovers here make an excellent midnight snack. 425 Koloa St., Kahului, 871-7782; 2439 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, 875-7782.
runner-up: aloha mixed plate. 1285 front st., lahaina, 661-8330. (jr)