Maui Eats: Leoda’s Kitchen & Pie Shop

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Most times, if you’re visiting Maui, you’re headed for Kaanapali. Lucky you: this means you have to pass Leoda’s Kitchen & Pie Shop, which is one of the hot new restaurants along the way.

Dania Katz (@DaniaEdibleHI) of Edible Hawaiian Islands magazine drove me there from the airport, and we met up with Kaala Buenconsejo and Julie Yoneyama (@JulieYakacoco) to get a taste. I’ll be up front and say that Kaala and Julie bought us lunch, since they work for the company that owns Leoda’s (@LeodasMaui), Star Noodle (@Starnoodle), Old Lahaina Luau (@OldLahainaLuau), and Aloha Mixed Plate (@AMPMaui). But I would go back to Leoda’s in a heartbeat, and everyone in town says the same — in fact, one of the chefs from Sansei came in while we were there and mentioned that his mother claimed Leoda’s serves the best ham sandwich she’s ever had in her life. Chef Sheldon Simeon, the mad genius behind Star Noodle, is also the mad genius behind the creations at Leoda’s, and as you’ll see in the following photos of our lunch, this is no ordinary pie shop.

Leoda's Kitchen & Pie Shop

Leoda's Kitchen & Pie Shop occupies the space that used to be Chez Paul for decades. In the years in between, the space stood vacant. It's ideal, though, because after that long drive in from Kahului, this is a great pitstop before heading to your Kaanapali hotel room. A lot of locals from the west side are also regulars at this restaurant.

Leoda's Kitchen & Pie Shop
820 Oaluwalu Village Rd.
808-662-3600
http://www.leodas.com

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36 comments
kyleepuu
kyleepuu

I AM SO EXCITED!! Off to Ka'anapali in a couple of weeks, this will be my first stop before the hotel!!! :D

harrycovair
harrycovair

Major fuud p0rn! I'm checking out their web page: http://www.leodas.com/ Definitely a must try next time I'm on Mau`i.

So Leoda's is between Kahului and Lahaina? It's that "shack" on the right (mauka) side of Honoapiilani Highway?

spldrttngrl
spldrttngrl

Everything looks delicious! I must try that place when I go to Maui, I haven't been off this rock for years but when I do.......LOL!

kfinches
kfinches

I'm going to Maui next week (yeah) and will give this a look. esp the ice tea.

deniset73
deniset73

wow! everything looks amazing and worthy of a day trip to Maui (now if I can only convince a few friends to come along...). btw...went to school with Kaala til my family moved to Oahu. good to see he's doing well.

ParkRat
ParkRat

Dry blood soda?! What the heck does THAT taste like?!

turkfontaine
turkfontaine

Oh,,,mmmmm, gee! the quality jumps off the page and the detailed descriptions bear it out. this is the @Paradis of Maui. i'm floored. Inez is floored. my ribs are still sore from her poking me 19 times; " now THAT's a chicken pie"

LenaHanson
LenaHanson

I want to try one of everything please! Looking at these photos ad watching travel channels "all about pies" epi makes me hungry for pies!!!! Oh my gosh! Looks mighty tasty!

HuyVo
HuyVo

Mmmmmm I want to try the lumpia.

snow
snow

dang! i haven't been to maui for a while and we've been talking about going. this is gonna sway me towards going for sure! btw, add me to the list of people jealous of your adventures... ;) (hi @jlieu !)

jlieu
jlieu

ALOHA! Talk about a super cute place! I think I am going to take a day and go visit! I wanna try Leoda's orange pekoe iced tea! Looks delicious! BTW I am so jealous of your adventures :)

Annoddah_Dave
Annoddah_Dave

Delicate Blossom: Thanks...guud timing, planning to go to Maui in the next couple of weeks.

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

i'm not understanding why u didn't bring me a yuzu tart.

gyee
gyee

After seeing all these food pics, looks like definitely a place to try on our next trip to Maui.

chant808
chant808

OMG, those desserts look unreal. And I really wish I could get that seared ahi sandwich somewhere around here! Nice pics, Mel!

trulyjoannies
trulyjoannies

I have friends from abroad who are contemplating visiting Maui. I'll have to show them this!!

DianeSeo
DianeSeo

Okay, Maui is calling now.

MelissaChang
MelissaChang

@turkfontaine I would take credit for the photos, but the food presentation & lighting is idiot-proof! Oh yeah, and it's good, too.

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

@snow@jlieu LOL thanks! Anyone can take the adventures! But yeah, seriously can't stop thinking about Leoda's.

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

@Annoddah_Dave thanks! I got more content coming, just in the middle of a computer system upgrade now.

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

@nonstopmari because from Kaanapali I went to Hana (more blog posts coming) and from Hana went to Paia & Kahului to go home. I couldn't keep your tart for three days!

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

@chant808 Thanks!! Isn't that colorful? I liked the ham sammy a lot, though, more than the ahi.

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

@DianeSeo This was definitely a food highlight of the trip. I'm still dreaming of it.