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Store history

35 Years ago …Thai Chef Restaurant first opened its door to customers in 1985.It is the first Thai restaurant in Lahaina Maui ,to give patrons a taste of true authentic Thai food. A Thai ambiance ranging from a modern classic and traditional old-style can be found here. And now we are 3rd generation brought every detail taken into consideration whether it being the interior of the restaurant to the presentation of the food served to customers. We are well known for the freshly cooked-to-order foods ranging from signature traditional Thai dishes like Papaya Salad, Pad Thai, to Curry .The flavor, spiciness, and authenticity of the dishes, ambiance, and service are what keep all coming back for more at Thai Chef Restaurant.


Serving superb Thai food since 1985
Thai Chef Restaurant is a BYOB restaurant that caters to both meat lovers and vegetarians. With 20 vegan dishes on our menu, everyone can taste the explosive flavors Thai cuisine has to offer.

Fresh fare

All of our dishes are freshly made so you get the best tasting food possible from our kitchen. 

Our chefs use homegrown herbs and tongue-tingling spicy flavors to awaken your taste buds and palate. You'll never taste better Thai food anywhere else!

Awards we have won
• Maui News — Best of Maui: voted Best Thai Restaurant from 1997 to present
• Maui Time: voted Best Asian/Thai since 2001 to present
• Maui No Ka Oi: voted Best Kept Secret since 2003 to present
• Honolulu Magazine Hale'Aina Award Finalist in 2010

Aipono Awards 2020 : (one)First place gold best Southeast Asian food in Maui.


Dine in a lovely atmosphere
Our restaurant is cozy and intimate, which can set a wonderful tone if you're out on a date or celebrating a romantic occasion. All of our tables are decorated with original tablecloths from Thailand for an authentic experience!