The plate lunch, which has its roots in Hawaii’s plantation days in the 1880s, is an economical and gut-filling choice. It includes an entrée, like teriyaki chicken or steak, served–usually in Styrofoam–with a scoop of rice and a scoop of macaroni salad. Ask any local for his or her favorite joint–everybody has one. One consistent star is Honokowai Okazuya Deli in Lahaina. You can’t go wrong with one of its lunches featuring ono or mahimahi with lemon-caper sauce.
3600 Lower Honoapiilani Rd.