Nutcharee’s used to be an ocean-side food stand in a secluded town over two hours away, but it’s now conveniently located in South Kihei’s Akeza Shopping Center - which means you can get some of the best Thai cuisine in the middle of the Pacific without the treacherous drive along the Hana Highway. Sip your Thai tea slowly to tone down the heat from their drunken noodles, or pair one of their many curry dishes with a local beer. There are also fresh catch specials that change daily and mango sticky rice for dessert (when it’s in season). Stop in for lunch or dinner, or order for pick up to eat while you take in the sunset view from Waipuliani Beach Park just down the road.
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