CJs Maui Restaurant Adds Grain Bowls and Acai Bowls to Kaanapali Menu

CJs Maui Restaurant Adds Grain Bowls and Acai Bowls to Kaanapali Menu

We’ve been working on some healthy additions to our restaurant menu and we’re delighted to announce our new Ancient Grain BowlsAncient grain in our grain bowls on Maui at CJs restaurant. and a couple new Acai Bowls! After acquiring a few difficult to obtain grain ingredients not likely to be found on most Maui restaurant menus and following a trend sweeping many mainland restaurants, I’m happy to announce we’re now offering our new Grain Bowls at my Kaanapali restaurant. Our Grain Bowls feature Ancient Grains topped with fresh vegetables, a protein (Chicken Breast, Fresh Mahi Mahi or Seared Tofu) and lightly drizzled with a luxurious house made sauce, an Asian inspired sauce or a Mediterranean sauce. The Asian sauce includes ginger, garlic and gluten free soy sauce while the Mediterranean sauce is made with yogurt, garlic, cucumber and lemon zest.

Mediterranean grain bowl with ancient rice at CJs Maui restaurant in Kaanapali.Local health food fans and organic food enthusiasts visiting Maui will be excited about our new grain bowls featuring Ancient Grains of Red Quinoa; Red Bhutan Rice; Black Forbidden Rice; Green Jade Lotus; and Organic Brown Rice topped with tasty seasonal vegetables and a protein. I worked with my sous chef Decio Dacosta to create several original new Ancient Grain Bowls we hope you’ll enjoy! Combine the ancient grains paired with fresh seasonal vegetables such as broccoli, zucchini, cauliflower and carrot. Top with a protein and make it your own with a choice of Mediterranean or Asian sauces. Each of our new Grain Bowls is available for only $15. and we can leave off or sometimes substitute items you prefer. Let us know what you like and we’ll do our best to make it for you!

Asian Grain Bowls on Maui with ancient grains, fresh vegetables and chicken topped with sesame seeds and sauce.

Goji Berries with coconut tops our Sunrise Goji Acai Bowl.In addition to our regular Acai bowl with fresh fruit, coconut water and granola, we’ve created two new Acai Bowls, too! The Goji Sunrise Acai Bowl features Goji Berries along with the Acai Berry and includes fresh banana, granola, toasted coconut and honey. The Chocolate Dream Acai Bowl is topped with a chocolate lovers dream: Banana, granola, macadamia nuts, white chocolate chips, cacao nib and honey. These new Acai Bowls are currently featured on our restaurant specials board at $10 for a limited time but may added to our regular breakfast menu.

An Acai bowl on Maui with white chocolate and cacao nibs topping.

Similar to offering locally made on Maui Life Foods Vegan Burgers on our lunch and dinner menu for vegan diners visiting Maui, you can count on the fresh fruits and toppings used in our Acai Bowls as well as vegetables and other ingredients offered with the ancient grains featured in our new Grain Bowls to be locally grown fresh products whenever possible and available. Our Ancient Grains are GMO Free!

A Vegetarian, Gluten Free or other healthy diner visiting Maui or just looking for a private chef on Maui to prepare a personal dinner utilizing healthy fresh products in the privacy of your vacation rental or private estate? Let us know what will make you happy and we’ll work with you to create a delicious custom menu matching your dietary needs. Just as I enjoy creating tasty delicious meals for my own vegetarian daughters and because my family enjoys a reduced gluten diet, I’m certain I’ll be able to design a menu your loved ones will enjoy while meeting dietary requirements or special diet restrictions. Whether celebrating a wedding with a catered reception menu or providing catering for a family reunion, all of our catering menus and private chef menus are prepared and customized for your dining event! Review our wedding reception menus for ideas and inspiration, then let us know what will make you happy! Hit the button below and we’ll guide you through the entire process of hiring a private chef on Maui: {{cta(‘646cf88d-2f70-4180-8031-ffe1b29cf7a7′,’justifycenter’)}}

Uncertain about what is included with private chef services or how to hire a personal chef on Maui? After discussing the dietary and other details of your private dinner or event, we’ll create a custom menu along with a fixed price catering quote for a complete dinner so you’ll know the final catering costs before making a final decision. In addition to doing the shopping and bringing all the groceries needed for your custom Maui private chef dinner, the chef always shares cooking tips and techniques your family will be able to use when they return home after the Maui vacation. And, after your private dinner is prepared and served, we cleanup afterwards and package any leftovers for your family to enjoy the next day or for you to enjoy as a midnight snack.

Please use the comments area below for questions about our new Grain Bowls or Acai Bowls or let us know your thoughts if you already tried one. Use this Kaanapali map for easy directions to get to CJ’s Deli & Diner in Kaanapali.

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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!

Kelley MacCabe
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.

Linda D.
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!

Aloha and Mahalo from Detroit