Restaurants in Hawaii

If you want to make an impression for dinner, order a bottle of wine by the fire pit and time its arrival for sunset. This Kapalua classic occupies the point between Napili and Kapalua Bays, and its outdoor perch on the end of the point has a panoramic ocean view.

Set right in the heart of historic Makawao at the only intersection in town, Polli's has been a staple of the Upcountry community since 1980.

If you're craving fish tacos on Ka'anapali Beach, look no further than Leilani's patio at the front of Whalers Village.

With live violin music drifting into the moonlight, the al fresco dining at this beachfront ristorante offers one of Maui's most romantic settings.

With a view looking out towards Napili Bay and one of the island's best happy hours, the Sea House restaurant is a local favorite for breakfast, happy hour, or dinner.

If there were an award for "exceptional Maui restaurant in the unlikeliest of locations," Hali'imaile General Store would definitely take the cake.

Impossibly romantic in every way, Capische? is the type of place you go to celebrate special occasions. Located inside Hotel Wailea, the restaurant is perched on a hillside spot that's perfect for watching the sunset.

Part bakery, part sandwich shop, and part pure isolation, Leoda's has become a Maui classic in just a few short years. With a heavy focus on local sustainable ingredients, Leoda's has burgers, sandwiches, and pot pies that are tasty, filling, and fresh.

With a 100 year-old roaster in the plantation-style kitchen, coffee trees hanging by the porch, and organic beans the family has harvested since opening their store in 1918, Grandma’s Coffee Shop is a step back in time in the rural pastures of Upcountry.

Ask a local where to get sushi and nearly everyone will tell you Sansei. Legendary for its brand of flavorful hand rolls, the restaurant also has a late-night happy hour when sushi is 50 percent off.

One of Kihei's newest restaurant options, Nalu's was instantly popular from the day it opened. Located in the Azeka Shopping Center in the heart of central Kihei, Nalu's serves up island fare in a casual, open-air setting.

What do you get when you combine macadamia nut pancakes with sweeping views of Moloka‘i? One of Maui's best breakfast spots and a 20-person line out the door. The Gazebo's breakfast is certifiably legendary—especially those pancakes and the three-egg omelets—so try to arrive by 7 a.m.

Though not Hawaiian in the traditional sense, the food served at Da Kitchen is a staple for modern-day Hawaiians. Enormous portions of chicken katsu accompany teriyaki beef, and to really stretch your opu (stomach), order a heaping “Big Braddah Combo” (Teriyaki Chicken, Kalua, and Spam).

Calling all locavores and pizza lovers: The flatbreads served at this Pai'a hot spot use locally sourced ingredients and are arranged in a medley of mouthwatering varieties to create gems such as Mopsy's Kalua Pork—this one entails free-range pork shoulder and organic mango BBQ sauce mixed with

From its opening on Valentine’s Day back in 1990, this New American bistro with a European feel has been Lahaina's most romantic restaurant.