Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone. I hope you’re all enjoying your day and gearing up for a great weekend. I’m super excited because my three boys have officially started their Spring Break, so that means I get to sleep in an extra hour and have a full day to have lots of fun with them. Today, I wanted to share with you another Maui Eats food establishment that I’ve been loving lately. When it comes to Food Trucks, Maui seems to be seeing a huge increase of them around the island. I think Food trucks are not only fun and unique, but give a chef a chance to create delicious food while still offering it at a reasonable cost to consumers like myself. A month or so ago I found myself journeying over to the Food Truck site off of Old Haleakala Highway (across from Costco’s Gas Station) and I have found these places to be some of my favorites to eat at. Today, I’ll be sharing with you Wayne’s Sushi Fresh Off The Boat Food Truck and my thoughts on the grinds I had a chance to try there.
Wayne’s Sushi used to be in Haiku and off of Honoapi’ilani Highway previously, but has since moved to the Food Truck Lot across from Costco’s Gas Station. What is so cool about this food truck is it utilizes a boat, a real boat – named Fresh Off The Boat. The boat is sitting on a boat trailer and has been repurposed into a food truck. Owned and operated by Wayne Miyahira, this food truck is becoming one of my favorite spots to grab a bite to eat.
It’s pretty obvious that when it comes to seafood, my family and I love to eat it and we want it as fresh as we can possibly get it. I’ll be honest, when I heard some of the raves for this little food truck, I thought to myself – hmmm… how could a food truck offer fresh fish? This certainly couldn’t be, in my humble opinion. Then, I found myself at the food truck location and decided I would give it a try.
With selections like Shrimp Tempura, Steak and Shrimp plate, King Salmon, Grilled Shrimp Salad and fresh Ahi, Mahimahi and Hamachi, I was definitely excited to try the various selections of seafood. I tried the Nigiri Sushi (pictured above) which my sons loved and the fish was fresh, tasty and definitely worth the try. One of my favorites is the Hawaii Goes Fishing roll (pictured with the nigiri above) which is a soft shelled crab and spicy tuna roll that is topped with spicy crab, cajun escolar and avocado. It’s served with a creamy eel sauce ($16.00).
Out of all the sushi rolls, I think the Itsy Bitsy Spider Roll is my favorite. If you are a fan of soft shell crab, you’ll absolutely love this roll. The soft shell crab fills the entire roll and it’s beautifully created. Lots of flavor, a ton of seafood and stuffed to perfection. It’s probably my favorite that I’ve eaten out of the sushi rolls I’ve tried.
We also tried the tempura spicy tuna roll (which my sons loved and devoured). This sushi is a spicy tuna and cucumber roll that is prepared tempura style, sliced and served. ($10.00)
Sushi is not the only thing that Fresh Off the Boat offers. They have a wide range of fish plates that I had the opportunity to try as well. If you are a fan of fresh Ahi – you’ll surely enjoy the Ahi Belly Plate ($12.00). The plate comes with several pieces of Ahi belly, rice, spring greens with their sesame dressing and seasoned cucumbers.
But, one of my favorite plates is the Go Fish Combo ($16.00) which offers you ahi belly, miso walu and tempura mahimahi served with rice, their spring salad mix and sesame dressing as well as the seasoned cucumbers. It’s delicious and you get a lot of food for the price.
Whether you are looking for fresh seafood, delicious fish and sushi or steak – Wayne’s Sushi Fresh Off The Boat has you covered. Since they are located in the Food Truck Lot across from the Costco Gas Station, there really is a lot of parking. You are looking at about a 10 – 20 minute wait depending on the number of people ahead of you, but keep in mind that everything is made to order – including your sushi. You get it fresh, so the wait is well worth it.
The Food Truck Lot offers seating as well as other trucks that you can choose from (I’ll be featuring more here in the next few weeks) and you can always call ahead to place your order from Wayne’s Sushi if you can’t wait. What’s so great about this location and the fact that you’re eating at a food truck, is that it’s casual dining. You could be dressed up or wearing a bikini and can still enjoy a great meal.
I have had nothing but great service at Wayne’s Sushi Fresh Off The Boat. I’m always greeted by name and the food I get is consistently delicious, fresh and presented well. Wayne aims to avoid the same old sushi that other bars make and recreate them, taking the flavors and the look to another level. I’m definitely impressed and always look forward to ordering my next meal at this truck.
Did I mention that this cool truck is shaped like a boat? A very cool fishing boat turned food truck with a fun design and I just love the overall appeal of it all. The ingredients and quality of seafood is always on par and if you are looking for casual dining – this is definitely someplace you should check out.
Note that this is not fine dining – it is a food truck after all. Call ahead at: 808-281-8810
Check out Wayne’s Sushi on Facebook to get details on their closures and updates.
I hope you enjoyed this post and my Maui Eats series. I’ll have more posted soon.