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Maui Mike’s – The Best Chicken In Hawaii

written by John Chow on February 26, 2011

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After our visit to the Dole Plantation, we stop by Maui Mike’s to sample the best fire roasted chicken in Hawaii. I’m not exactly sure why the place is call Maui Mike’s when Mike doesn’t have a location in Maui. I guess Oahu Mike’s just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

What makes Maui Mike’s stand out is their chicken. It really is the best tasting chicken I’ve ever tried. Mike’s chickens are 100% fresh and natural. They contain no steroids, hormones, antibiotics or any other artificial or synthetic additives of any kind. They are raised in huge free-roaming enclosures, each larger than a football field. They are never caged, and enjoy a healthy all-natural diet. Not only does this produce a better tasting chicken but it also makes you feel better knowing it lived a healthy life before it became your dinner.

The chickens are made to order. They don’t put it in the fire until your order it. Once you place your order, the chicken are roasted over an open flame and come out so tender and juicy that it makes your mouth water just thinking about it. The chicken are served with a selection of dipping sauces, not that it’s needed. The service staff is very friendly. They even offered to turn my whole chicken into all white or dark meat.

Best of all, the prices are ridiculously low. A half chicken with drink cost only $7.99. A full feast with one whole chicken, two sides and four dipping sauces cost only $13.95. It’s the best chicken value in Hawaii. Maui Mike’s is located off the beaten path in Wahiawa. This is about a 30 minute drive from Waikiki. It is well worth the trip! Your Hawaiian vacation would not be complete with a trip to Maui Mike’s.

Maui Mike's

Maui Mike's

Maui Mike's

Maui Mike's

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tweetfind February 26, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Looks yummy John! I did notice the prices. Wow what a bargain!


John Chow February 27, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Ya it’s awesome. I am for sure going there again before I leave Hawaii.

Zk @ Web Marketing Tips February 27, 2011 at 7:09 pm

John and his food selection, simply awesome.

Email List Building February 26, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Hey John,

You continue to find great eating places. The chicken does look very tasty and the way you describe it, it feels like it’s worth going there for sure. Even all the way from Waikiki.

Did you just stumble on Maui Mike’s or did somebody recommend it to you?

John Chow February 26, 2011 at 11:54 pm

I use my best friend when it comes to finding great places to eat: The Urbanspoon iPad App! :)

ZK @ Web Marketing Tips February 27, 2011 at 11:57 pm

boy urbanspoon is really recommending you some nice place.

Do you consider any special factor after seeing the list.

Alex February 27, 2011 at 1:07 am


I’ve got to go there next time I visit Haway! Typically in the Islands, chicken is very popular amongst menus. I’ve lived in Bermuda for one year and that’s all Bermudians ate, chicken and lobsters :^)

ZK @ Web Marketing Tips February 27, 2011 at 11:59 pm

than this place is simply for you.

Abhik February 28, 2011 at 5:12 am

Lobsters are lot cheaper in sea areas.. I always go with lobsters when I visit such places.

Gyanguru February 27, 2011 at 5:54 am

Not speaking of article, the images bring water in my mouth.. :)

ZK @ Web Marketing Tips February 28, 2011 at 12:02 am

John’s food selection is simply awesome.

If you want to see more than go to ed’s food blog. Simply amazing.

jacky February 27, 2011 at 6:29 am

wow,it looks very delicious!

Penny Bid Auction Sites February 27, 2011 at 6:42 am

Wow, that’s an insanely low price for a meal in Hawaii. Just goes to show you need to get off the beaten path to have a great vacation.

ZK @ Web Marketing Tips February 28, 2011 at 12:04 am

yes Hawaii is one of the best tourist spot and such price at there is simply amazing.

You pick the great place and thanks for sharing with us.

Javahostindo Web Hosting Indonesia February 27, 2011 at 6:51 am

Yummmy I want one :D

PPC Ian February 27, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Me too! That looks so tasty. I’m always coming to John’s blog to learn about online marketing times, but then go away feeling hungry after one of these food related posts. :-)

ZK @ Web Marketing Tips February 28, 2011 at 12:07 am

you are not the only one my friend.

We also feel same way … Let me see my refrigerator … Lolllzz

Abhik February 28, 2011 at 5:09 am

You know what!!?
I surprisingly found half of a pizza in my fridge!! :)

Garin @ Facebook Tips February 27, 2011 at 7:25 am

Mmmm that Chicken looks delicious! Hopefully I’ll get a chance to stop in at Maui Mike’s when I go to Hawaii (I’m planning to go next winter) :)

fas February 27, 2011 at 7:47 am

Another advantage of apps in todays world. The chicken looks yum.

John Chow February 27, 2011 at 12:06 pm

The Urbanspoon app has proved invaluable on all my trips. It always finds me the best places to eat at.

ZK @ Web Marketing Tips February 28, 2011 at 12:12 am

and how do you pick from such list … What things you consider ??

AndrewStarlike February 27, 2011 at 8:35 am

Review?!? God damn!

James February 27, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Looks great John

Fusiondiary February 27, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Prices in US appear to be so reasonable and by the looks food appears Yummy!

PPC Ian February 27, 2011 at 8:19 pm

That chicken looks absolutely amazing! That’s one of the best things about Hawaii – the tasty organic food. :-)

ZK @ Web Marketing Tips February 27, 2011 at 11:55 pm

boy at such a low price, I surprise how much they are making.

Abhik February 28, 2011 at 5:05 am

Yes!! The prices are surely much lower than KFC.

Abhik February 28, 2011 at 5:04 am

WOW!! Delicious!!
Looks better than KFC’s roasted chickens.

semmy @ Make Money Online February 28, 2011 at 10:36 am

Yummy…Yummy.. I think when I go to Hawaii I should try it..

Aaron February 28, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Looks like I missed out. I just drove around Oahu yesterday before catching an 11:59pm flight back to SF. I definitely saw/smelled a lot of chicken on the drive. Next time!

Make Money Online March 1, 2011 at 3:33 pm

That Chicken lookkkks tasttyyy! But I’m not much of a fan for chicken, I really like Chicken Wings though.

Allen Walker March 1, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Wow wow! Really makes my mouth water. Lol! :)

It’s not everywhere that you can eat chicken that’s both tasty and healthily bred at a low price. :O

Wish they had one here.

Red Light On Ps3 March 1, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Looks great…. but it can’t be better than southern chicken. which is simply the best

David March 2, 2011 at 1:39 am

Nice tasty maui chicken ——- yes i must try this chicken when i go to hawaii

anitha March 7, 2011 at 10:50 pm

fried chicken is really tasty one if you have them with chapati its too tasty

Fazal Mayar March 16, 2011 at 10:41 am

yeah thats not bad but how about chicken on grill with hot sauce and salad? thats the best.

Masterinformation March 8, 2011 at 5:59 am

That chicken actually looks pretty darn good. Could Mike be from Maui? For those prices I can’t believe those are straight out of the farm chickens.

christina March 13, 2011 at 10:51 pm

i love chicken its my favorite we use to fry it

anitha March 22, 2011 at 7:20 pm

its nice to fry chicken with lemon so tasty