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Monsoon India

  • Veg-friendly Veg-friendly
    ( 2 reviews )
Contact 808-875-6666

760 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Hawaii, USA, 96753

Serves meat, vegan options available. Indian restaurant at Menehune Shores with 9-item vegetarian section, several of which are vegan suitable - ask. Buffet contains vegetarian items on a different side of the table from meat-containing items. Mon-Thur lunch special comes with a vegetarian (or non-veg) dish, lentils, small salad, basmati rice, and naan. Ocean view seating.

Category: Lacto, Indian, BYOB, Non-veg

Reviews (2)

First Review by groovyvegan

very good; best eggplant - Edit

The cafe itself is very nice, situated w a great ocean view. The staff was very nice, accommodating and helpful.

Some of the food was outstanding. In fact, the eggplant dish (baigan bartha) was the best we ever had. I think they must roast it in the tandoor, perhaps? They definitely did not obliterate the onions like most other places, and Maui onions are very sweet and tasty.

The other dish was less successful, the veggie vindaloo. It did not taste fresh or authentic. So I would not order that again. Part of going out is getting the right dish, we happened to stumble on their best and something that was passable.
They did charge for rice. We liked the apps too.

Good spot, hopefully we go back to Maui and we would stop again.

Pros: eggplant, ocean view, staff

Cons: vindaloo

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Enjoyed by veg*n and omnivorous friends and family - Edit

I've eaten here 3 times: regular dinner, Sunday brunch buffet, and Friday night dinner buffet, and have greatly enjoyed my meal each time. For our last night on Maui, we invited a group of over a dozen friends and family: one other vegan, one vegetarian, and the rest omnivore. Everyone was raving about the food and the atmosphere. One of the omnivores said he enjoyed the vegan food more than the meat side of the buffet.

BTW, the vegetarian side of the buffet at the Friday night dinner was all vegan except for the naan bread which had dairy in it. (The Sunday brunch buffet had at least 3 or 4 vegan choices.) The korma, made in many Indian restaurants with dairy, was vegan and made with conconut. Every item was delicious, including the korma, channa masala, and vegetable dishes. Buffet items are not labelled as to what is vegan, but the friendly knowledgeable staff will point out which dishes are.

The atmosphere is awesome, particularly if you get there just before sunset, and watch the sunset over the ocean thru the west side which is open to the outdoors. The strings of small lights add to the festive atmosphere. Despite the place being more than half full, acoustics were good and we didn't have to shout to be heard.

Plenty of restaurant parking in the designated area of the lot, all 3 times we were there.

The only drawback I see is that the buffet price is double the buffet price back home in Maryland, but it is moderate by Kihei standards.

Pros: Delicious Food, Lots of vegan options., Awesome ocean view

Cons: Expensive by mainland standards, (But moderate for Maui.)

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