Restaurants in Maui

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Every seat in this lobby bar faces an elaborate piece of art: The interior bar features a lava rock wall with a red, lava-inspired inlay; and the seats... Read More

Back when sugar plantations filled the area, workers would gather at lunch, and the “mixed plate” concept began when the Japanese,... Read More

Just how traditional is this favorite oceanfront haunt? It now features poi made from taro grown right on the property’s farm. You can also get “luau... Read More

Located in the typical Hawaiian version of a strip mall, Anthony's is tightly packed with a few small wooden tables and rows of wooden shelves on the... Read More

If the full espresso bar is good enough for Laird Hamilton, you’ll probably like it as well. This famous coffee shop fuels the world’s best watermen in... Read More

The bright blue exterior and dangling party lights outside Cafe des Ami set the tone for this casual cafe known for its crepes and curries. Inside,... Read More

Impossibly romantic in every way? This is your spot. Capische? is the type of place you go to celebrate special occasions. Located inside Hotel Wailea,... Read More

Bongo drums, wine carafes, salsa dancing, rhythmic house, and a Wednesday evening “Ladies Night” that is the hottest night on the island. Whereas other... Read More

For those who like breakfast with salt in their hair, this North Shore saloon is the place to re-fuel after a dawn patrol on the water. The heaping... Read More

It’s been known as “Willie Nelson’s place,” but you never know what A-list celebrity might be laughing and drinking at Charley’s. The vibe here is... Read More

Small, hidden, and out of the way, this Lahaina enclave is always packed with people who care about their bodies. Vegan soups and acai bowls keep the... Read More

This Lahaina health bar is always packed with people who care about their body. Vegan soups and acai bowls keep the blenders constantly moving, and when... Read More

Piled high with 17 ingredients, you’ll need a fork to conquer these tacos and everything that falls off the side. The fish is a combo of mahi mahi and... Read More

While it isn’t Hawaiian in the traditional sense, the food that’s served at Da Kitchen is a staple for modern day Hawaiians. Enormous portions of... Read More

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... Read More

While it’s graced the menu of this Westin Maui restaurant for years, the Dragonberry Bomb keeps racking up awards and remains a Ka‘anapali classic. The... Read More

Eskimo Candy is the nickname for the belly strip of a smoked salmon and the inspiration for this small seafood market and café in Kihei. Ocean ... Read More

Historic Wailuku is in the midst of an awakening, and the Farmacy Health bar is the natural infusion the old school town has needed. Bowls of healthy... Read More

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

With live violin music drifting into the moonlight, the al fresco dining at this beachfront ristorante offers as romantic an evening as you’ll find on... Read More

If the half-price sushi doesn’t win you over the fiery sunsets will. Sushi and appetizers are 50% off from 3-7pm, and the discount pricing kicks back in... Read More

Located in a one-story wooden building, the Flatbread Company in Paia is known for its use of organic ingredients from local farms. Under the corrugated... Read More

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... Read More

Bagpipes at sunset kick off the festivities at this rooftop bar by Mick Fleetwood. The legendary drummer can make impromptu appearances and jump right... Read More

Yes, it’s a supermarket in a nondescript shopping mall, but the diverse selection of ahi poke bowls are what make it a local favorite. If you didn’t... Read More

Happy hour is sexy again at this chic Wailea restaurant, where golfers, visitors, resort staff, and realtors mingle until 8:30pm. The $6 wine is served... Read More

Fine French cuisine on Maui goes by the name of Gerard's. This restaurant is the most formal in Lahaina, with a wine list that's a staple on Wine... Read More

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... Read More

Between the 100 year-old roaster in the plantation-style kitchen, the coffee trees hanging out over the porch, and the organic beans this family has... Read More

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

There aren’t any luaus in the jungles of Ha‘iku—but you wouldn’t know it from the “Hana Hou Plate” served at this laid-back East Maui hideout. Squid... Read More

One of two sit-down restaurants in Hana proper, this casual eatery is a practical choice for tourists staying at the Travaasa Hana hotel, only a five... Read More

Hidden in the back of a non-descript building in a town where few tourists visit, Hawaiian Superfoods might take the cake for Maui’s best vegan... Read More

Waking up early from a case of jetlag is common for Maui visitors. Luckily for caffeine addicts rising before the sun, Hawaiian Village Coffee opens at... Read More

The price is right, the taste is authentic, and it’s right across the street from the surf schools near the Cove Park in Kihei. The fish can either be... Read More

The hand-rolled sushi and local beers on tap are enough to draw you in, but it’s the view of the ocean from your barstool that will make you want to... Read More

Is it still dark but you’re jet-lagged and starving? Luckily, this casual breakfast joint starts cooking at 5 a.m. The local favorites like eggs and... Read More

Happy hour is “Aloha Hour” at this famous Front Street hangout—and the sound of waves gently crashing on rocks accompanies every meal. Relax on the... Read More

Though Maui was once homogenously Hawaiian, field laborers who arrived to work the plantations brought their flavors with them. At Kō restaurant in the... Read More

Like a sliver of French countryside transplanted in Kula, this rural bakery has all the charm of a patisserie in Provence. Enjoy a warm, flaky, freshly... Read More

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. Fine china... Read More

From the moment it opened on Valentine’s Day back in 1990, this New American bistro with a European feel has been the most romantic restaurant in... Read More

When it comes to fish tacos, the overall vibe plays a big role in determining the strength of the taco. In the case of Lahainaluna Café—a takeout window... Read More

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

The Maui vote is unanimously in favor of these Ka‘anapali fish tacos. Served in large, flour tortillas with pico de gallo and cheese, the sour cream,... Read More

Part bakery, part sandwich shop, and part pure isolation, Leoda's has become a Maui classic in just a few short years. Leoda's has burgers, sandwiches,... Read More

This colorful truck in the Kahului oasis specializes in Hawaii’s favorite fish dish, and features local twists such as ahi katsu and everyone’s favorite... Read More

It’s sexy, it’s swanky, and there’s live music each night—just what you’d expect from a Four Seasons Bar. Stop by at sunset for the evening hula shows... Read More

Behind an ordinary green stucco storefront on Wailuku's central thoroughfare, Main Street Bistro serves contemporary Mediterranean and American dishes... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Hawaiian, “No Ka Oi” simply means “the best,” and it’s a fitting name for this smooth martini, poured by the bartenders at chef Peter Merriman’s... Read More

Set on the south end of Front Street on the beach at 505, Pacific'O is where you go to pair your fish with wine and the sunset. It's one of Lahaina's... Read More

If the line out the door isn't a dead giveaway, then the first bite into an ahi fish burger should be: This restaurant's menu is full of succulent... Read More

Does it get better than a sports bar set right on the beach, screening football at 7 a.m.? The nine TVs in this Ka‘anapali pool bar mean you’ll never... Read More

Some nights of the week are mellow and casual here, but the Thursday and Friday live music jams are as authentic as Hawaiian music gets. It’s common for... Read More

This curious and casual Pa‘ia enclave opened in 2013, and has been turning heads with its cross-cultural creations and Korean inspired cuisine ever... Read More

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. At this... Read More

Tacos are served with chunks of ono and are topped with Maui avocados, and to add a tropical buzz to the meal, pair with the restaurant’s highly lauded... Read More

Locally-made spirits and locally-sourced fruit have become common in Maui cocktails, but this bar at the Makena Beach and Golf Resort goes a step... Read More

Deliciously absent of tourists (and even lacking a sign), this no-frills diner is always packed to the gills with hungry islanders scarfing down pho ... Read More

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... Read More

Sansei Kapalua has Maui’s best sushi—and any local will agree. What’s even better is getting discounted rates, and happy hour from 5:15-6pm is 25% off... Read More

A lot of Maui restaurants look out at the beach, but Sarento’s is one of the only places with tables right next to the sand. If possible, arrive before... Read More

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... Read More

Shhh…don’t tell anyone, but the afternoon happy hour at this oceanfront patio is one of the best deals on Maui. All appetizers are 50% off between 2-5pm... Read More

Named after the popular Lahaina surf spot, “The Pit” creates a land-based feeding frenzy every day around lunchtime. Fish and shrimp tacos are drizzled... Read More

Perched at 3,200 feet on the slopes of Haleakala, this Kula restaurant offers a romantic escape for watching a storm roll through. Combat the chill with... Read More

The name itself is somewhat of a misnomer, as “delicious,” “surprising,” and “borderline ridiculous” would be a better fit for the name. The crab cake... Read More

Maui has a rule that prohibits dancing in an establishment without a dance floor (weird, we know). Luckily, not only does the “Tiki Lounge” have a... Read More

It's safe to say the secret is out: Star Noodle is one of Maui's absolute must-visit restaurants. Given the venue's explosive success since opening in... Read More

The terrace of this oceanside global restaurant at the exclusive Ritz-Carlton Kapalua overlooks Pailolo Channel and Molokai Island. Decor is minimal,... Read More

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... Read More

What do you get when you combine macadamia nut pancakes with a sweeping view of Moloka‘i? A 20-person line before the restaurant even opens. The Gazebo... Read More

Not only does your table look out towards Moloka‘i and the famous Plantation golf course, (which hosts the annual PGA Hyundai Tournament of Champions),... Read More

In partnership with the popular South Kihei restaurant, this truck features genre-bending culinary concoctions that are worthy of a fine dining kitchen.... Read More

While nearly every Maui bar has some sort of award-winning Mai Tai, there’s something to be said for consistency. Dale, the bartender at the Ka‘anapali... Read More

Just a few doors down from Maui Kombucha, Veg Out is a vegetarian restaurant with a number of vegan options. Falafel and avocado wraps accompany... Read More

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