Restaurants in Hawaii

Joe Schmelzer

Makawao Garden Cafe is tucked off of Baldwin Avenue in a green board and batten building; the only seating is ten tables located on a shady patio... Read More

Mark Ellman was part of the movement known as Hawaii Regional Cuisine, which is based on regionally produced farm goods. He and his wife Judy started... Read More

In Maui, "Mama's" is synonymous with fine dining—and simply mentioning the restaurant's name may be enough to make your date swoon. Truly an experience... Read More

“Mama’s” is synonymous with Maui fine dining, and the mere mention of the restaurant may be enough to make your special somebody swoon. Arrive for... Read More

Chef-owner Shingo Chibana makes his house-specialty soba (Japanese buckwheat noodles) from scratch six to eight times a day at Matsugen. The master is... Read More

Lines often extend out the door at this family-owned eatery, a North Shore landmark since 1951. The homemade shaved ice is available in 36 flavors,... Read More

You never know what big name act will be playing in Maui when you visit. Artists from The Eagles to Elton John have performed here at “the MAAC,” and... Read More

This Kahului staple has been helping Maui residents wake up since 1982. Choose from 100% Kona coffee or 100% Hawaiian blends, all of which are roasted... Read More

It isn’t open often, but when it is, no other food truck can compare. Chef Kyle Kawakami weaves fresh local ingredients into a truly global menu—one... Read More

Ka‘anapali coffee beans are grown on land that was formerly covered in sugar cane, so it only makes sense to taste the beans at the base of the sugar... Read More

How fresh is the food at this kombucha brewery? Every day has a new food menu and the kombucha can change by the hour. This raw café can feature vegan... Read More

This Hong Kong-style dim sum restaurant on a corner of Honolulu’s Chinatown isn’t fancy, with an aqua awning and doors, white-clothed tables... Read More

Fresh wraps made with local produce are the specialty at Mermaids Café, a small, cash-only roadside stand located on Kuhio Highway in Kapaa.... Read More

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... Read More

Chef Peter Merriman began promoting the Hawaii Regional Cuisine movement in 1988 with the opening of this eponymous restaurant in Waimea’s Opelo... Read More

At one time, Hawaii’s farms didn’t grow much besides pineapple and sugar cane. Chef Peter Merriman set out to change that, and he has been... Read More

Want to really make an impression? Order a bottle of wine by this restaurant’s fire pit, and time its arrival exactly for sunset. This Kapalua classic... Read More

Chef Peter Merriman was one of the first to celebrate Hawaiian regional cuisine. Read More

A hole in the wall in nearly every sense of the word, Mitsu-Ken Okazu & Catering is, essentially, a nondescript, off the beaten path, shack.... Read More

This Lahaina pub (opened in 1983) was the second of three locations to open in Hawaii, three years after the original launched in Waikiki. All three... Read More

Located in Honolulu’s Kaimuki neighborhood (which has emerged as one of the city’s hottest culinary destinations), Mud Hen Water is Hawaii-born chef Ed... Read More

Alan Wong protégés (and husband-and-wife team) Wade Ueoka and Michelle Karr-Ueoka have perfected their Hawaiian-inflected surf-and-turf menu since... Read More

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... Read More

This Big Island coffeehouse and café is situated along Akoni Pule Highway, near Keawaeli Bay. The canary yellow eatery has an outdoor patio and... Read More

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