BEST PAD THAI
With one small room and a million choices of food to choose from, Thai Chef is one of the best sit down restaurants for Pad Thai. For some it’s hard to find but when you do finally sit down it feels like some hidden nook in a big city. The food and atmosphere are great but probably the most unique characteristic is that you can bring your own alcohol. Not just beer, either—any kind of booze. It’s nice to go out to eat and have a drink with your food but it’s even nicer when you’re not overcharged for it! Thai Chef is family-owned and run, and all the servers work together as a team to keep the customers happy. All in all, it’s one of the quaintest experiences you can have dining out in Maui. Old Lahaina Center, 667-2814.
runner-up: thailand cuisine. 1819 s. kihei rd., 875-0839. (gp)