At our catered events and weddings on Maui, one of the most common questions asked by visitors is what they should eat while visiting the islands. As a professional chef, here are eleven of my favorite recommendations of what a food loving visitor should try to...
A Catered Maui Wedding at the Olowalu Plantation House Private Estate
After nearly a year of planning and preparation, this past June we catered a wedding at the Olowalu Plantation House private estate in West Maui. The bride had heard about our wedding catering and planning services and was set on getting married at the west Maui...
A Maui Chef Shares 5 Wedding Tips for Couples Getting Married on Maui
While wanting to know the cost of a Maui wedding is where most couples begin, my advice is to make a few other decisions about getting married on Maui before asking about fees. Accurate wedding costs cannot be determined without an estimate of the guest count and...
Maui Wedding Food Stations for Receptions and Catered Events
Make your wedding reception a little different and more fun for guests by including one or more Maui wedding food stations. Guests will love interacting with a professional chef preparing their food to order. Wedding guests may want to to ask about preparation, local...
6 Places to Enjoy Maui Picnics in Addition to the Road to Hana
After enjoying picnics under the Eiffel tower on Bastille Day in France during a recent family vacation, I was inspired to encourage more visitors to Maui to enjoy a picnic at one of their favorite Maui adventure spots. Just about everybody who has ever been to Maui...
A Catered Maui Wedding Reception at the White House in Lahaina
Most couples thinking about getting married in Maui start by asking What does getting married on Maui Cost? Though we understand it is a natural question since there is no point in planning a destination wedding if it isnt within the wedding budget, we recommend...
Maui Chef Prepares Fish You Catch Inclusive Grand Tasting Dinner
You Catch it! We Cook It! You want to go sport fishing on Maui and think youll catch the fish of your dreams. Ready to catch a Big Game Yellowfin Tunu or Ahi? Or, maybe you want to go Marlin fishing? Whether you want Ono or Mahi Mahi, a Maui fishing charter from...
3 Maui Catered Events for an Olowalu Plantation House Wedding
Its always fun to cater a Maui wedding reception and even more exciting when we get to cater the welcome guest dinner as well as a day after wedding brunch. Catering three separate events over three days provides plenty of opportunity for the couple getting married...
Maui Chef CJ Suggests 6 BLT Variations for a 4th of July in Kaanapali
What can be more American than a good old fashioned sandwich? And there may not be more American classic sandwich than the BLT. Still, who says a good thing can't be improved or altered to create something new? Accordingly, below you'll find the 6 variations of the...
3 Reasons Maui Weddings Should Include a Chuppah Rental or Arch
Imagine getting married in Maui: As the sun begins to set into the blue ocean with majestic views of neighbor islands, you pause reflecting how easy planning a Maui wedding was. Palms sway gently in a gentle breeze lightly scented by the sweet fragrance of fresh...
Maui Catering Makes A Maui Wedding Day Dream Come True
What better way to make dreams of a Maui wedding day reality than a beautiful beachfront wedding on Maui!
We'll help you every step of the way, from finding a Maui wedding venue or event location and matching event and wedding service providers to preparing and serving our catered dishes at your Maui event or Maui wedding reception.
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CJ’s Kaanapali Diner Review
My daughter and I visited Maui a couple of weeks ago and came to your restaurant 3 times. I just wanted to thank you for your willingness to meet our gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free requirements. We loved being able to eat out safely and wish we had a CJ’s at home! I just wrote you a stellar review on Trip Advisor. Hope you have a wonderful rest of the summer!
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Review
Wonderful for a Sunday Brunch since you can order breakfast until 11:00am! Had a ‘custom’ 3 ingredient omelette (I chose mushrooms, feta and spinach) with nicely crunchy on the outside and soft inside home potatoes, yummy. Hubby had the pancakes with fresh fruit! These are light fluffy slightly sweet batter pancakes, not those heavy bland ones (OK I admit it, I had to have a few bites of his breakfast…) Service was fast and friendly :0). The menu is EXTENSIVE, we live here and love it!
Kathy, Lahaina, Maui
CJ’s Deli and Diner Maui Restaurant Review
Fact: CJ’s Maui onion soup will melt your face off it’s so good. Best I’ve ever had. It gets 20 stars.
Alas, it’s not on the menu every day… But when my fiancee and I went this past summer and were lucky to meet Chef CJ in person and mentioned that we had been thinking about the onion soup since the last time we visited two years earlier, he was kind enough to put it on the next day’s menu. We went back the following day and ordered it, and it was amazing, just as we had remembered. Another fact: the onion soup at CJ’s is better than the onion soup at Mama’s Fish House (and at like 1/4th of the price). Really. It’s that good. Part of me wants to reverse engineer CJ’s onion soup recipe, quit my job, and make millions selling onion soup to the mainland masses! (or: CJ, wanna make a deal?)
I think that the loco moco gravy is made from the same goodness. So that’s great too. The potato salad is tasty as well.
The to-go lunch plate is respectable.
Jonny S, San Diego, CA
Maui Chef CJ Prepares Mushroom Soup for Kaanapali Restaurant Guest
On a previous visit to Maui, I had the most delicious mushroom soup at CJ’s Deli and Diner in Kaanapali. When I arrived in Maui this week, I emailed the restaurant and asked what day they might have the soup. The owner and chef, Christian Jorgensen (CJ), promptly replied even though he was on vacation in Vegas. He gave me a number to call to check on the soup of the day. Then when he returned to Maui on Friday, he emailed me to let me know he would have the soup for me on Saturday. When I got there, he was so friendly and the soup was even more scrumptious than I had remembered. I really appreciated how valued he made me feel as a customer.
CJs Maui Restaurant Customer
Good Morning, My wife and I spent last week in Maui. Your early bird special was the best. After we found you, we ate breakfast there every morning. You had two regular coffees that we just loved.
James T Wilson Jr
Maui Restaurant Customer
The best burger I ever had! Great Service! Fantastic Food!! Simply Awesome.
Pat Janostin, Champlin MN
Kaanapali Restaurant Customer Comment
Thanks for all the Good Food. Best we have ad since we hit the island 5 days ago!
Jeff and Myra V., Ontario, Ohio
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comments on CJ’s Private Luau in her Blog
Aloha, Just wanted to let you know that this post was up last Friday and it will be included (linked) with all of our Hawaii properties. Thank you both for excellent service. You made our trip to Maui very memorable! Feel free to comment on the post. It’s always good to have additional information and your input.
Nancy Solomon, Travel Writer
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comment
Aloha, We were in to see you many times during our stay last month in Ka’anapali, couple of things for you:
Need to order some more of your CJ’s roasted Kona Coffee. I see it’s not yet on your website, only the Maui Coffee Co. stuff. We ran out last weekend and are having withdrawls, please help!! Need 2 bags urgently!!
Secondly, your claim about having the best corned beef hash on the island. I think you’ve understated this because it’s the best I’ve had any where in the world! And that covers a lot of ground as I’ve been to every continent multiple times. Just the best anywhere, period!! Don’t suppose you would have that for delivery to Indiana would you? Maybe by the pound(s)?
Great people and even better food, Mahalo CJ’s. Seriously though, please let me know about that coffee. How do we get some ordered and shipped to Indiana?
Bill Clark, Valparaiso, In.
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comment
CJ’s Deli & Diner Rocks! Been here several times while visiting Maui – each time we tried different meals and each time we LOVED the food, service and atmosphere. Only suggestion would be to provide regular dinner napkins along with this paper type – because we’re messy!