$-$$Big Wave Café Longs Shopping Center
1215 South Kihei Road
Kihei, HI 96753
Hours: 7:30 am to 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Local, American Favorites
The Big Deal: 2 for 1 entrees on early bird 5-6:30, Keiki eat free Tuesdays, Friday plate lunches.
WCM Deal: Tell them you read it here!! Free appetizer or dessert for WCM readers after 7 p.m.!
Hours: Brunch/Lunch 7:30 – 2 p.m. Late Lunch 2-5 p.m. Dinner 5-9:00 p.m.
Waist Whittler: Grilled Mahi Salad – $11
I’ll Work Out Twice Tomorrow: Braised Pork Ribs with Orange Mango BBQ Sauce – $18.00
Vegan Delight: Roasted Sweet Potato, Marinated Tofu, Sautéed Spinach, Grilled Vegetables, Sun Dried Tomato Pesto and Balsamic Syrup – $17.00
Editor’s Fav: Banana Crusted Chicken Breast with Aromatic Jasmine Rice, Sweet Curry and Thai Chili Sauce and Vegetable its Banana. – $18.00
Kale Raves: Three Mahi Mahi Tacos with Black Beans, shredded Cabbage, Tomato, Pico de Gallo and mild Chipotle Pepper sauce garnished with Mango Salsa – $10.00
Super Nouvelle: Traditional California Roll lightly dipped in Tempura and Wok Fried with Wasabi, Pickled Ginger and Ponzu Sauce – $7.50
Better than expected: Rueben with a spicy surprise – KIM CHEE, on grilled Rye gives this traditional favorite a “local” twist – $8.25
Don’t Expect: An ocean view
Insist On: A take-home bag – the portions are HUGE
Big Wave Café has everything covered to satisfy Hawaii’s hungry. Whatever it is you love to eat, island-style, is prepared here with aplomb; loco Moco, plate lunch, fish tacos, even the Reuben Sandwich represents with Kim Chee in the mix. American favorites, steaks, burgers, plank salmon, salads and eggs Benedict also rule on Big Wave’s all-day menu. Sleep in, surf early, simply prefer breakfast at noon? Big Wave has your back for middle of the day breakfast cravings. The same goes for late afternoon lunch which is served from 2-5 p.m.
Chef Raul Bermudez cut his culinary teeth at great restaurants like the Fairmont Kea Lani and Hyatt Regency’s Swan Court before opening his own restaurant – and it shows. He seeks out the best from local gardens and fishers putting it all together in favorite preparations at Big Wave.
When asked what he enjoys most about cooking in Hawaii, he’ll tell you that it’s the versatility of the product. “Hawaii Regional cuisine is such a diversified style of cooking that there really are no boundaries. I use a lot of Maui-grown fruits, vegetables and organic herbs”. A main focus of his menu includes the use of fresh local seafood and Hawaiian fish. “If it were possible, we wouldn’t even have a freezer in the kitchen.”
You really can’t go wrong with this approach to food. Big Wave’s menu is jam-packed with favorites — nothing over $25 with soup and salad included with entrees. Stop in soon and mention the exclusive What’s Cooking Maui reader bonus – free appetizer or dessert. What more could you ask for?