808 Grindz Cafe, 843 Wainee, in the Old Lahina Shopping Center, 808-280-8914, http://808grindzcafe.com, The menu is local food: mocos and grindz.
Alchemy Maui, 157 Kupuohi St, Ste. J1, 808-793-2115, https://www.valleyislekombucha.com/alchemy-maui Fourteen flavors of kombucha can be had here with vegan and vegetarian offerings as well.
Aloha Mixed Plate, 1285 Front St, 808-661-3322, https://www.alohamixedplate.com, This place offers local fare with paper plates, beach front and many reviews declaring them the best plate lunch on Maui.
Captain Jack’s, 672 Front Street, 808-667-0988, https://www.captainjacksmaui.com/
With a pirate theme, the whole family will enjoy this one. Try Jerk Wrap Fish, Blackbeard’s Philly Cheese Steak or their award winning Fish-N-Chips.
Cool Cat Cafe, 658 Front St #160, 808-667-0908, http://www.coolcatcafe.com, Grab a bit of retro ambiance and combine it with a burger voted the best burger on Maui for 13 years. Certified Angus beef is waiting, with salad and pick-your-own-ingredients shakes. Yum.
Feast at Lele, 505 Front St, 808-667-5353, http://www.feastatlele.com, Known at the Best Polynesian Feast and Dinner Show, this elegant dinner will present you with authentic Hawaiian food and a spectacular show.
Fleetwoods, 744 Front St, 808-669-6425, http://www.fleetwoodsonfrontst.com, Fantastic food and entertainment, a little Scotland and a little Hawaiian. Better get a reservation.
Frida’s Mexican Beach House, 1287 Front St, 808-661-1287, http://fridasmaui.com, Frida Kahlo was the inspiration behind this family owned restaurant. You will enjoy the fact that this space is made to look like Frida might have lived there.
Gerard’s, 174 Lahainaluna Rd., 808-661-8939, http://www.gerardsmaui.com, Voted by several magazines as the Number One place to eat on Maui. An extensive wine list, seafood and meats are offered in a plantation-style setting.
Lahaina Grill, 127 Lahainaluna Rd., 808-667-5117, https://lahainagrill.com/
Trip Advisor rates this as one of the top ten restaurants of 2018. Vegetarians will love this place as well as those who love fresh salads and seafood. Try the Cake Walk Trio and be amazed.
Honu Seafood and Pizza, 1295 Front St, 808-667-9390, http://www.honumaui.com, Owned by the same people and located next door to Frida’s, delicious seafood and salad choices abound along with signature drinks and pizza. Also the view is great.
Kimos, 845 Front St, 808-661-4811, http://www.kimosmaui.com, Known for it’s famous Hula Pie, Kimo’s is a treat for the entire family. The ocean lapping at your feet and the tropical cocktails make for an evening you won’t forget.
Kobe Japanese Steak House, 136 Dickenson St., 808-667-5555, http://kobemaui.com, Knife-welding chefs will entertain you as they serve up meat, seafood and veggies in the flames.
Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop, 820 Olowalu Village Rd, 808-662-3600, http://www.leodas.com, Better get in line early as these little pies are so delicious they fly off the shelves. There sandwiches and soups are yummy too.
Longhi’s, 888 Front Street, 808-667-2286., http://longhis.com, Longhi’s restaurant specializes in Mediterranean Cuisine using the best and freshest ingredients. This cuisine focuses on fresh vegetables, fish, steak and pastas.
Mala Ocean Tavern, 1307 Front St, 808-667-9394, https://www.malaoceantavern.com, How about an Ahi Bruschetta or a Carmel Miranda while you are right next to the ocean? Can’t beat that.
Old Lahaina Luau, Oceanside across from the Cannery Mall, 808-667-4332, https://www.oldlahainaluau.com, The “Best Luau” in the opinion of many that have attended, this extensive authentic Hawaiian menu pairs with the spectacle of amazing dancers and ocean scenery. Leis and drinks also await.
Pioneer Inn, 658 Wharf St, 808-270-4548, http://www.pioneerinnmaui.com, This old plantation inn relaxes in the harbor and, therefore, the fish on the menu arrive right out of the ocean. You will feel transported back in time.
Pacific`O, 505 Front Street, Lahaina, 808-667-4341, http://pacificomaui.com, With live jazz Friday & Saturday nights and beach front dining, this is not only a fun place to be entertained but is the first restaurant to use local upcountry gardeners. Other restaurants followed suit. It has an incredible view next to the beach.
Sale Pepe Pizzeria e Cucina, 878 Front St, 808-667-7667, http://salepepemaui.com, Catch up on your Italian here and enjoy pizzas, salads and other pastas while doing so. Ingredients are imported from Italy for use with family recipes.
Star Noodle, 286 Kupuohi St, 808-667-5400, Fresh made noodles and Asian specialties abound. Prices are reasonable.
Surfside Woodfire Pizza Kitchen, 505 Front St., 808-793-2650, https://www.surfsidepizzamaui.com
Lots of pizza, pizza pizza and Shaka Bread await. You can build one to match your tastes.
Castaway Cafe, 45 Kai Ala Drive, 808-661-9091, http://castawaycafe.com, From pineapple upside down pancakes to prime rib, you will find something delicious to eat with a great view of the ocean. An award winning wine list is included.
Dukes Beach House, 130 Kai Malina Parkway, 808-662-2900, http://www.dukesmaui.com, Hawaii’s most famous surfer, Duke Kahanamoku, is the namesake for this beach house. Find delicious seafood and locally sourced ingredients.
Hyatt Regency Maui, 200 Nohea Kai Drive, 808-661-1234, http://maui.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining.html, The Hyatt’s Aloha Services Desk will assist in making reservations and take special requests for their restaurants:
- Drums of the Pacific Lu’au, if you would like an island fashion show and hula lesson with your luau, try this one
- Japengo, one of Maui’s best places for sushi and world class steaks
- Umalu, dine under the stars with salads, fish and lighter fare
Hula Grill and Barefoot Bar, 2435 Ka’anapali Parkway, Bldg. P1, 808-667-6636, http://www.hulagrillkaanapali.com, Put your feet in the sand and enjoy not only the entertainment but the diverse menu.
Legends of Ka’anapali Lu’au, 808-667-0128, https://www.kbhmaui.com/dining/luau, The stories of this area is told as you enjoy an abundant Hawaiian feast.
Leilani’s on the Beach, , 2435 Kaanapali Parkway, Bldg. J1, 808-661-4495, http://www.leilanis.com, A longtime visitor favorite, this spot has an extensive collection of craft beers and the Original Hula Pie.
Mauka Makai, 45 Kai Malina Parkway, 808-662-6400, http://www.westinnanea.com/maukamakai, Located in The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas you will have to try one of their signature dishes such as the Smoked Tako Ho’io Salad.
Royal Lahaina Resort, 2780 Keka’a Dr, 808-661-3611, http://www.royallahaina.com, A local favorite, you will enjoy their award winning fish tacos and fresh seafood.
Roy’s Ka’anapali, 2290 Ka’anapali Pkwy., 808-669-6999, http://www.royshawaii.com/roys-kaanapali.html, Surrounded by two golf courses and the West Maui Mountains, enjoy an exquisite meal overlooking the 18th hole of the Ka’anapali Gold Course.
Sea House Restaurant at Napili Kai, 5900 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, 808-669-1500, https://www.seahousemaui.com, How about Pele’s Potatoes for breakfast and Italian Huli Huli Lamb Chops for dinner? This restaurant has celebrated a gorgeous view on the beach for 50 years.
Tiki Terrace, 808-667-0124, 2525 Kaanapali Parkway, https://www.kbhmaui.com/dining/tiki-terrace, You can dance under the stars after a torch lighting ceremony and fresh meal. Children will like the hula show.
The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas, 6 Kai Ala Dr, 808-667-3200, http://www.westinkaanapali.com/dining. There are plenty of places to eat here such as:
- Pulehu, an Italian Grill, three course meals available here
- Pailolo Bar and Grill, for all you sports fans
- Auntie’s Kitchen, found poolside and catering to both and adult food choices and sizes
Cane and Canoe, 1 Bay Drive, 08-662-6681, All your taste buds can accommodate will be found here with such foods as Maui coffee-crusted beef tenderloin and purple sweet potato pancakes with banana.
Ritz Carlton Kapalua, 1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Kapalua, 808-669-6200, http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/KapaluaMaui/Dining/Default.htm
With six different ways to enjoy a meal and a view, you will find one to never forget.
- Burger Shack right on DT Fleming Beach serves up signature burgers, http://burgershackkapalua.com
- The Banyan Tree will delight you with authentic Hawaiian food and stunning presentations, http://ritzcarlton.com/banyantree
- The Terrace for breakfast cuisine
- Alaloa Lounge, drinks and light fare
- Pool Bar and Cafe, lunch service
- Kai Sushi, for the freshest grades of sushi
Kapalua Resort, 200 Kapalua Dr
- Pineapple Grill, 808-669-9600, http://www.pineapplegrillmaui.com, Steps away from the famous golf course grab breakfast, lunch or dinner
- Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar, 808-669-6286, http://sanseihawaii.com/kapalua, This place has won numerous awards for its sushi
- Taverna, 808-667-2426, http://www.tavernamaui.com, This rustic resort serves fresh pastas and wood-fired pizzas
The Hideaway, 808-662-6690, Montage Kapalua Bay, https://www.montagehotels.com/kapaluabay/dining/
Casual dining is tucked away at this locationl Grilled Chicken Sandwich and Lobster Macaroni are two of their signature dishes and well worth a taste.
The Plantation House, 2000 Plantation Club Dr, 808-669-6299, https://theplantationhouse.com
Overlooking the 19th hole at the Kapalua Golf Course, try Kampachi tartare and Maui Pineapple cake with coconut ice cream.