Respond to Review of CLOSED: Fresh Mint
Review: On our first trip to Maui, after getting off the plane, we were seriously hungry. Based on the other reviews here, we decided to make the short drive to Paia and try Fresh Mint. When we first stepped into the restaurant, we were a little worried: it was very small, very plain, and completely empty. But we sat down anyway and scanned the menu -- not a huge selection, but enough to hold our interest. Eventually a quiet young lady came out and took our order: spring rolls, veggie kebab, pho soup, pad Thai with tofu, a soy chicken curry with sweet potatoes and carrots, and an eggplant dish (the name of which escapes me at the moment). The appetizers came first -- tasty, but extremely small servings. Then came the soup -- also tasty, and plenty of it. Finally the entrees arrived, and we were truly impressed. Absolutely delicious! I enjoyed the soy chicken curry so much, I ordered (and devoured) another plate. We also had a very pleasant experience with the owner, who came out and checked on us. When she saw our son, an embarrassingly picky eater, pulling strands of cabbage out of his pad Thai, she insisted on making him another order without the cabbage. Of course we offered to pay for both orders, but she ended up only charging us for one. And speaking of the pad Thai, my wife and I tried a few bites and agreed that it was the BEST pad Thai we'd ever had. Yep, that good. I have to concur with other reviewers who have commented on the small portions. But overall we were thrilled with the food, and we will definitely make this unassuming little place our first stop whenever we travel to Maui.