No matter what our individual tastes, when it comes to eating on Maui, we all want the same thing: Delicious food at reasonable prices. Finding an affordable restaurant in West Maui isn't easy, but CJ's Deli & Diner in Kaanapali offers a Comfort Zone from tourist restaurant prices!
You'll find our Maui restaurant conveniently located in The Fairway Shops at Kaanapali. CJ's is Maui's neighborhood family deli and diner. The restaurant features "comfort foods" that are homemade and simply delicious! Chef CJ's menu will make you feel good inside! The menu includes traditional comfort foods like meatloaf, ribs, deli sandwiches and also local favorites like coconut prawns, mahi mahi and freshly baked pastries, pies, cakes and desserts. With our wide array of reasonably priced menu items there is something for everyone. Families are welcome and we offer a kids menu too!
You can enter the comfort zone of CJ's during their daily business hours of 7:00 am to 8:00 pm for dining in or take-out service. CJ's Deli & Diner serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant offers fresh bakery items and full commercial baking services.
The owner has extensive background in the restaurant business. At age 12, Christian Jorgensen (Chef CJ) fell in love with the business through his grandparents' restaurant in his native country of Denmark. It became his dream to own his own one day. Over the next 20 years he worked hard to perfect his ability to open and run a successful restaurant. After graduating as a chef with top honors from The Hotel and Restaurant School in Copenhagen, Christian began a career that has spanned the globe. He has worked in restaurants and hotels in Denmark, Switzerland, Chicago, Guam, Macau (China), and Maui, sharpening his skills as a chef and manager. With each move, he took on greater responsibility, eventually becoming Executive Chef at Maui's Westin hotel. There he planned and oversaw the opening of the popular Tropica restaurant. Now Christian is living his dream by serving Maui's residents and visitors in his own restaurant.
Chef Christian's wife Marilyn is the co-owner and manager of the restaurant. You'll often meet Marilyn cashiering at CJ's and serving as matre'de at catered events on Maui. Marilyn's a graduate of Penn State with a degree in restaurant management and extensive experience as a food and beverage manager with the Hyatt Hotel corporation prior to opening CJ's restaurant with Christian. The hard working couple met in Chicago while Marilyn was working as an F&B manager and Christian as a chef at the Hyatt in Chicago. After marrying the couple combined their love of travel with culinary professions working in resorts and resturants in Guam and Macau (China) before setttling in Maui.
Chef Christian and Marilyn are raising their family here with two vegetarian teenage daughters, own their west side home and have strong ties to the Maui community. As a family man, chef CJ noticed a need on West Maui for a restaurant offering moderately-priced comfort foods, a warm and comfortable atmosphere, express service with a smile, and an accessible location. For today's busy families, eating away from home is no longer a luxury, it is a necessary part of their lifestyle. With the comforts this Maui restaurant offers and its convenient location along the Honoapiilani Highway in Kaanapali, CJ's Deli & Diner is ready to be part of your lifestyle. ENTER THE COMFORT ZONE TODAY!