Come in or drive through Maui Pho
February 7, 2008
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Maui Pho Fusion Barbecue Grill is a new “fastaurant” that catches your attention as you drive on busy Ming Avenue.
I call it a “fastaurant” because the food can be purchased at the drive-thru like a fast-food restaurant, or eaten inside a nice interior. The food is cooked to order similar to a sit-down restaurant.
The restaurant featured a very modern look, complete with a plasma screen television and a colorful decor that gave the restaurant a ’60s twist.
I entered the restaurant at about noon with high expectations. I have eaten at many Chinese restaurants and have developed a very high standard for food of this type.
I opened the very tall glass doors and was amazed at the modern look that the little building had. I immediately noticed how clean the restaurant was and the new amenities the restaurant featured.
I arrived at the main counter eager to see what was on the menu. The person who was in charge of taking the order did not greet me, and seemed as though he was growing very impatient with his job in general.
I noticed at the front of the counter were free samples of won tons that were covered in cinnamon and sugar. I took a won ton and tried to decide what to order as I stepped back to look at the menu, which featured many other foods like teriyaki chicken, orange chicken, and even some Vietnamese dishes.
I decided to order the pineapple chicken. The meal included a single egg roll and white rice.
My food was brought out to me in about ten minutes on a plastic plate and was steaming hot.
The pineapple chicken was very fresh, juicy and tasted as if it was hot off the grill; it was smothered in pineapple syrup and also had large chunks of fresh pineapple in it.
The egg roll was filled with different vegetables that tasted very fresh, and it was also hot and crunchy.
The white rice was also warm and was served in a large portion.
Maui Pho Fusion Barbecue Grill was very clean and had no tables that were unclean or unset; all tables had utensils and were cleaned promptly.
The food was excellent, the atmosphere was modern, and the price was fair. My total came to $9.62, including a drink; this was not bad for a large portion of fresh food and an extremely clean atmosphere.
The customer service was probably the worst I have had in a long time. The cashiers were very unenthusiastic and didn’t smile or seem personable at all.
The food and cleanliness overlooked the bad customer service, and for that reason I would recommend Maui Pho Fusion Barbecue.