Thanks to a 19th-century influx of global plantation laborers, Maui is blessed with a culinary scene unlike anywhere else in the world. Yo... Read More
Thanks to a 19th-century influx of global plantation laborers, Maui is blessed with a culinary scene unlike anywhere else in the world. You’re just as likely to find Filipino flavors as you are a burger by the beach, or Pacific Rim medleys of sushi and fish from award-winning, island-based chefs. Try a local hole in the wall for affordable island favorites, or splurge with a plate of fresh island fish that was caught offshore that morning. Satisfy your sweet tooth at Maui’s best bakeries—or simply get some shave ice—and sample a wide range of global cultures whenever you sit down to dine.
The best restaurants in Maui offer an exotic blend of savory dining. With its own farms, sugarcane plantations, and fresh seafood caught daily, the dining scene has impressive range. Mama’s Fish House is synonymous with fine dining, and one of the best places to sample what’s been caught that day from the local waters, while locals head to Gerard’s when it’s fine French cuisine they’re after.
Paia Fish Market is tucked away, occupying half of a building that's home to a general store. Don't let the long line deter you; the mahi mahi burger, fish and chips, fried calamari, and sashimi are all fresh as can be. It's casual and worth it. There are so many great places to eat in Maui that it’s best to pack your appetite and make meals a big part of your trip.