When you take a Maui vacation, you are sure to be welcomed by a variety of amazing experiences! From breathtaking sights and exciting adventures to relaxing beachside activities and mouth-watering island dishes, the memories are endless. And when it comes to Hawaiian cuisine, you have a large selection of cafes, diners, and restaurants to choose from!
But your Hawaii vacation getaway, especially if you are staying in West Maui, will not be complete if you don’t try out a local mixed plate which is available in a number of restaurants around the west side. And one of the best places to visit for a traditional mixed plate is Aloha Mixed Plate.
Asian Fusion Restaurant with Humble Beginnings
Opened in 1996, Aloha Mixed Plate has been serving plate meals for more than two decades now. Inspired by the delicious and carb-loaded meals brought by plantation workers in Hawaii, AMP started serving Asian-inspired dishes, with white rice on the side, along with a scoop of local-style macaroni salad. Inspirations came from as far away as Japan, China, Portugal, Korea, and the Philippines, wherein the concept of eating meals with rice lived on.
Located along Front Street in the town of Lahaina, Aloha Mixed Plate offers its visitors delicious food with stunning ocean views and a relaxing, laid-back atmosphere. Have fun with your friends and family as you enjoy large portions of various dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a happy hour without burning a hole in your pocket.
Mouthwatering Hawaiian Dishes from Breakfast to Dinner
Popular for their big breakfast and plate meals such as the local favorite Loco Moco, SPAMP Eggs Benedict, and the AMP (Aloha Mixed Plate) Breakfast, this restaurant has become a go-to restaurant for both locals and tourists looking for filling meals at affordable prices.
Their menu comprises of a variety of dishes from fruit platters, egg meals, French toast, or souffle pancakes for breakfast to poke bowls, steamed clams, SPAMP musubi, or coconut prawns for lunch or dinner. Their plates menu includes Kalbi ribs, Shoyu chicken, Ali’i plate, fresh island fish, farmers stir fry, and more. Each mixed plate is offered in servings that are worth every penny.
Aloha Mixed Plate also serves salads that are made using locally-sourced ingredients, as well as sandwiches that are made using potato buns from Hoaloha Bake Shop, with a house salad and Kalo and Sweet Potato Chips on the side. Aloha Mixed Plate’s fresh and house-made noodles are also a must-try. Keiki meals are also available for kids 12 and under. And for desserts, AMP’s Chocolate Pot De Creme is sure to satiate your craving for something sweet. AMP is also a great place during their happy hour, which starts at 3 pm to 5 pm.
Supporting Local and Using Only Fresh Farm-to-Table Produce
One thing that Aloha Mixed Plate takes pride in doing is that they only use locally grown and sourced ingredients to prepare healthy and delicious meals to their guests. Aloha Mixed Plate serves seafood that is freshly-caught daily, and their salads are made using locally-grown and freshly harvested vegetables from Hoaloha Farm. For their sandwiches, Aloha Mixed Plate uses freshly baked pastries, such as sweet rolls and potato bun to prepare great-tasting meals.
Outdoor Seating with a Relaxing Beachside Atmosphere
Apart from their very filling traditional Hawaiian meals, another reason why many visitors flock Aloha Mixed Plates is their “million-dollar view”. In fact, New York Times dubbed the restaurant as “paper plate meets million-dollar view.” Aloha Mixed Plate has also been awarded Bronze in Best Hawaiian in the 2019 Hale Aina Award. AMP’s streamlined space remains true to their Plantation-era roots with a bar that’s now twice its original size, a louvered roof, and an even better view of the ocean and neighboring islands.
So if you are visiting West Maui, especially the historical town of Lahaina, be sure to drop by Aloha Mixed Plate for an amazing gastronomic experience that is truly local and Hawaiian. And for accommodation that provides a truly relaxing and tropical experience, choose Kahana Village. Our Maui beach house rentals offer the living spaces, tropically landscaped acres and the best sunset views that are sure to give you a memorable stay in Hawaii.