Maui Mike’s – The Best Chicken In Hawaii

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

40 thoughts on “Maui Mike’s – The Best Chicken In Hawaii”

  1. tweetfind says:

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


    1. John Chow says:

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

      1. John and his food selection, simply awesome.

  2. 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?

    1. John Chow says:

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

      1. boy urbanspoon is really recommending you some nice place.

        Do you consider any special factor after seeing the list.

  3. Alex says:


    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 :^)

    1. than this place is simply for you.

    2. Abhik says:

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

  4. Gyanguru says:

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

    1. John’s food selection is simply awesome.

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

  5. jacky says:

    wow,it looks very delicious!

  6. 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.

    1. 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.

    1. PPC Ian says:

      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. :-)

      1. you are not the only one my friend.

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

        1. Abhik says:

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

  7. 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) :)

  8. fas says:

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

    1. John Chow says:

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

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

  9. AndrewStarlike


    Review?!? God damn!

  10. James says:

    Looks great John

  11. Fusiondiary says:

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

  12. PPC Ian says:

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

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

    1. Abhik says:

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

  14. Abhik says:

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

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

  16. Aaron


    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!

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

  18. Allen Walker says:

    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.

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

  20. David says:

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

  21. anitha says:

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

    1. Fazal Mayar says:

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

  22. 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.

  23. christina says:

    i love chicken its my favorite we use to fry it

  24. anitha says:

    its nice to fry chicken with lemon so tasty

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