Top 33 Restaurants on Maui

Aloha Nui Loa, and welcome to our 2019 Top 33 Restaurants on Maui blog review! Maui is not only one of the most popularly traveled to islands in the world, but it is also full of some of the most delicious dining choices in all of Hawaii.

Top 30 Restaurants on Maui

While visiting the illustrious Island of Maui, make sure to check out the different flavors of the island, ranging from trendy food trucks to the ultra fabulous 5-Star dining locales. We have carefully researched and done the groundwork for this article so that our readers can enjoy the very best Maui restaurants for 2019. So, save your appetite and get excited!

 

Don’t be shy, it’s okay to daydream about the incredibly buttery smooth Maui avocados, the sweet and aromatic fresh mangoes, the fresh organic produce, free-range meats, and the ‘oh-so-fresh’ seafood that Maui offers island-style foodies and culinary enthusiasts. Sure you’ll plan a snorkel cruise, go on jungle hikes, see the sunrise at Haleakala all fabulous Maui adventures! But, a trip to Maui isn’t complete without visiting the top restaurants on Maui.

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#1 Maui Restaurant - Mama’s Fish House

Atmosphere
5
Taste
5
Creativity
5
Service
5
Overall
5

“While sailing across the South Pacific in the late 1950s, the young Christenson family embraced the lifestyle of old Polynesia, discovering the ways of preparing fish and living the aloha spirit. They settled on Maui in 1963 and in 1973 Mama’s Fish House was born – Maui’s first fresh fish restaurant.” Check out why Mama’s won the #1 spot for the Top 30 Restaurants on Maui…

Location
Paia
Best Dish
Stuffed Mahi Mahi
Best Drink
Mai Tai Roa Ae

Mama’s Fish House is located on the North Shore of Maui in Ku’au. This restaurant is not just any ordinary dining establishment, it is a full-on culinary spectacle, one that deserves to be enjoyed by every single set of feet that land on the gorgeous Island of Maui. The North Shore view is awe-inspiring, and sunsets are astounding. Making reservations at Mama’s Fish House should be embedded in your mind as a vacation activity that cannot be missed! Just like a Whale Watching Tour in Hawaii or an adventurous Snorkel Trip in Maui, a meal at Mama’s is an unforgettable experience; a culinary gift that you will most definitely treasure for years to come.

At Mama’s, guests will thoroughly enjoy a revolving, and eclectic Polynesian influenced menu. All seafood is caught by local fishermen on a daily basis, and locally sustainable components are abundantly used throughout each dish. Only the finest ingredients are utilized at Mama’s Fish House, and it is more than obvious to the eye and your palette!

Savor an opulent, island-style 5-star meal at Mama’s Fish House on Maui. Enjoy an experience full of decadence, fabulous interior design elements, insatiably beautiful tropical floral creations, and a menu that beats every single restaurant in the Hawaiian Islands. Treat a loved one to a birthday dinner on Maui, an anniversary celebration or a romantic Maui rendezvous for two. Please don’t forget to arrive early and enjoy some ultra-fabulous Mama’s cocktails at the bar! The cocktail selections are fresh, creative and out of this world…

Address

799 Poho Place,
Paia, HI 96779

Phone

808-579-8488

Hours

Open Daily
11:00am – 9:00pm


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Koiso Sushi Bar

Atmosphere
5
Taste
5
Creativity
5
Service
5
Overall
5

In addition to being on our list of the best restaurants in Maui, Koiso Sushi Bar is also one of our favorite sushi bars on Maui. See here: Top 10 Maui Sushi Restaurants

Located in Kihei, Koiso Sushi Bar is Maui’s go-to sushi restaurant for an always pleasureful and intimate dinner in Kihei, South Maui. Here is where you’ll find fantastic service, an authentic Japanese menu (with a slight Maui twist), fresh fish and seafood, and menu ingredients that are always infused with only best of Hawaii’s local and sustainable farm culture.

Top Maui Restaurants Koiso Sushi Sushi Bar
Location
Kihei
Best Dish
Omakase
Best Drink
Rare Sake Selections

Upon entering Koiso, all guests will immediately recognize the familiarity of walking into a traditional Japanese restaurant. Sushi is served on wooden planks or Japanese ceramic dishes, you’ll see neon lighted Japanese beer signage, posters with information about varying fish species, hand written wall menus, and a traditional sushi bar managed by a Japanese head sushi chef. Koiso Sushi Bar is an exceptional Maui sushi restaurant choice, and nothing less than charming. It’s fantastic.

At Koiso, we love all of the sushi rolls, and we especially adore the 69 Roll, Salmon Skin Roll, California Roll, Unagi Nigiri, Sashimi Combo, Rainbow Roll, and the King Crab Roll. In addition, the Omakase is always a rotating and decadent choice, and we also love, love, love the Broiled Abalone (when available).

Address

2395 S Kihei Rd Ste 113,
Paia, HI 96779

Phone

808-579-8488

Hours

Open Daily
6:00pm – 9:30pm


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NUKA

Atmosphere
5
Taste
5
Creativity
4
Service
4.5
Overall
4.75

NUKA is possibly the most authentic modern-Japanese restaurant in Hawaii, not just the Island of Maui. Owned by the Paia Fish Market family, this is without a doubt, totally their tour de force Maui restaurant. Tucked away in the beautifully elusive Haiku community, NUKA is located off Haiku Road; adjacent the Haiku Post Office and the Aloha Aina Center. There aren’t many seats, so make reservations, or plan ahead accordingly. If you love authentic Japanese cuisine, you do not want to miss out on this Maui dining experience.

Best Maui Lunch Nuka
Location
Haiku
Best Dish
NUKA Roll
Best Drink
Pom Lilikoi Martini

The NUKA owners made a fabulous, and most definitely well-planned out decision to appoint Chef Hiro Takanashi the Head Chef at this North Shore locale. Hiro is a well know Maui sushi chef extra-ordinare with previous stints at Jacques North Shore Bistro and Moana Cafe.

At NUKA, guests can count on many amazing things including fresh ingredients, Maui seafood, meats and produce throughout their menu. Local, and seasonal items are kind of the theme of this Maui Japanese restaurant wonder, and without a doubt, the cocktails are fabulous too. If you love authentic Japanese food, you will be in heaven at NUKA. You will not be disappointed with anything you order, so enjoy! Do not forget to order a double scoop of either the green tea or black sesame ice cream at NUKA, it’s homemade…

Address

780 Haiku Rd.,
Haiku, HI 96708

Phone

808-575-2939

Hours

Open Daily
4:30pm – 10:00pm


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The Pint & Cork

Atmosphere
5
Taste
4.5
Creativity
4
Service
5
Atmosphere
4.75

The Island of Maui has needed a restaurant like The Pink & Cork for so long! Located in the Shops at Wailea, The Pint & Cork is where you’ll find an island-style version of gastronomy gone brewpub. Great for weekend breakfasts (they have a Bloody Mary bar), and daily lunch, happy hour, dinner and late-night dining, here’s a spot to put on your Maui rotation.

The Pint & Cork
Location
Wailea
Best Dish
The Bib Burger
Best Drink
Blue Hawaii

At The Pint & Cork, enjoy a casual environment with great food, professional local-style customer service, and excellent menu offerings. Have a bite to eat before or after beach hopping in South Maui, catch a game on one of their big screens or plan a fun date night with a new friend.

The Eat Menu at The Pint & Cork is full of satisfying selections for everyone. Off of the Burgers/Sandwiches menu, try the Ahi Sandwich, or their famous Bib Burger made with ground beef, white cheddar, charred onion, fried egg, pickle, arugula, whiskey 1000 and a melt-in-your-mouth brioche bun.

Specialty plates include Shrimp & Grits (only place on Maui you’ll find this!), a Charcuterie Platter and their popular Mac & Cheese. If you love a perfectly cooked steak, make sure to order the 16oz Ribeye Steak. Don’t sleep on the Happy Hour Menu, and enjoy a welcomed sigh of relief because The Pint & Cork also has a Kids Menu (Root Beer Float included).

Let’s discuss the Drinks Menu at The Pint & Cork. Here’s your go-to place for local Hawaii beers, domestics and craft beers that you won’t be able to find elsewhere on Maui. Ordering a burger and a beer at Pint & Cork is kind of like a marriage made in paradise. If beer isn’t your thing, make sure to explore their cocktail menu. Many restaurants claim ‘mixology’ skills, but The Pint & Cork live it.

Address

3750 Wailea Alanui Drive,
Wailea, HI 96753

Phone

808-727-2038

Hours

Open Daily
11:00am – 2:00am


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Lineage

Atmosphere
5
Taste
4.5
Creativity
5
Service
4.5
Overall
4.75

Located in Wailea, Lineage Maui is Chef Sheldon Simeon’s newest culinary adventure. Famously known for his participation (and wins) in Bravo channel’s American Top Chef’s series, here’s a Maui restaurant that you definitely don’t want to miss when you’re on the Valley Isle.

Top Maui Restaurants Lineage
Location
Wailea
Best Dish
Crispy Pata
Best Drink
Maneki-Neko

Chef Sheldon has a super long history in Hawaii’s culinary scene. This includes being the first chef and menu creator at Star Noodle in Lahaina, and the owner of Tin Roof in Kahului, Maui.

In late 2018, Chef Sheldon opened Lineage, a dining establishment that’s completely dedicated to Hawaii’s unique local food culture and fine dining. The menu at Lineage is a homage to all cultures that have participated in Hawaii’s ‘local food’ cuisine; Hawaiian, Filipino, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, European, Classic American, and more. Here is where you’ll find an environment that provides a full on fusion of foods that have made Hawaii what it is today. But, more!

Menu items at Lineage derive from a broad spectrum of international flavors. In terms of culinary culture, the plating, and the presentation is top notch. In theme of “Eat, Drink and Talk Story,’ this restaurant experience revolves around family-style dining. Upon entering Lineage Maui, be prepared to order multiple dishes at once to share with the whole table. This is how you can create your optimum dining experience at this top Maui restaurant.

Lineage’s menu is organized by Snacks, Rice & Noodles, Pupu Line, Share, and Side Plates. Our favorite menu items include the Chicharon, Maui Flying Saucer, Hekka, Cold Ginger Chicken, Turkey Adobo, Huli Huli Chicken, and Crispy Pata. They also have an amazing selection of rare teas and sake choices. The cocktails are nothing less than incredible. Our favorite cocktails are the Mai’a Tai, and the super cute Maneki-Neko; a vodka cocktail infused with jackfruit, sour orange, almond liquor, ginger, egg whites, and the sweetest little Maneki-Neko aloha surprise.

Address

3750 Wailea Alanui Drive,
Wailea, HI 96753

Phone

808-879-8800

Hours

Open Daily
5:00pm – 11:00pm


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Spago

Atmosphere
4.75
Taste
5
Creativity
4.5
Service
5
Overall
4.75

Spago Maui is located at the Four Seasons Maui Resort in Wailea. It’s one of Chef Wolfgang Puck’s five Spago establishments; the sister restaurants are found in Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Istanbul, and Singapore. Perched inside one of the most amazing resorts in Maui, here’s a great option for Hawaii fine dining with ocean views in South Maui.

Top Maui Restaurants Spagos
Location
Wailea
Best Dish
100% Japanese Wagyu
Best Drink
Sexy Legs

At Maui’s Spago restaurant, guests can enjoy creative and unique menu items created by Executive Chef Peleg Miron. Before arriving on Maui, Chef Miron was also the Executive Chef at the Istanbul, Turkey location. Since he’s been on Maui, Chef Miron has surely found a way to uphold the beautiful traditions of island cuisine fused with timeless Wolfgang Puck classics.

When at Spago Maui, guests can look forward to a stylish atmosphere, top customer service, Pacific Ocean views, and delectable menu items full of locally sourced ingredients. Spago Maui is open for nightly dinner service with award winning appetizers, entrees, desserts, and cocktails.

Upon arriving at Spago, we suggest that you start off by enjoying cocktail service and an appetizer in the lounge or bar area. The cocktail drink menu is full of tasty libations- our favorite being the ‘Sexy Legs.’ For starters, we love the Spicy Ahi Poke Sesame Miso Cones, the Kona Kampachi Tiradito, and the Pork Belly.

Without a doubt, all of the Main Courses at Spago Maui are impressive and mouthwatering. Favorites include the Local Opakapaka Steamed in Ti Leaves, Chinois Style Colorado Lamb Chops, Thai Seafood and Pineapple Coconut Red Curry, and the 100% Pure Japanese Wagyu Ribeye. Having dinner at a Wolfgang Puck establishment isn’t complete without dessert service. Don’t forget to save some room for a last course ‘tour-de-force’ like the artistically satiating Chocolate Truffle with Coco Nibs and Kona Coffee Ice Cream.

Address

3900 Wailea Alanui Drive,
Wailea, HI 96753

Phone

808-879-2999

Hours

Open Daily
5:00pm – 9:30pm


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Monkeypod Kitchen

Atmosphere
4.5
Taste
5
Creativity
4.75
Service
5
Overall
4.75

Monkeypod Kitchen is one of Chef Peter Merriman’s newest culinary ventures. Located in Wailea with dramatic Pacific Ocean views, Monkeypod has quickly become one of Maui’s most popular dining destinations.

Location
Wailea, Ka’anapali
Best Dish
Kiawe Grilled Ahi
Best Drink
Monkeypod Mai Tai

Their fusion menu is diverse, blending many cultural flavors and local ingredients in a fresh new way. From their fashionable cocktail creations to their Lunch and Dinner items, Monkeypod is full of unique and delicious selections. With over 36 craft beers on tap, a kiawe wood-burning oven, and the best homemade cream pies on Maui, it is obvious that Monkeypod knows what they’re doing.

Without a doubt, Monkeypod Kitchen in Wailea has one of the best lunch and dinner menus in Hawaii. What makes their menu so unique is their twist on traditional and modern lunch classics with a fusion of Hawaii Regional Cuisine. We also lo ve how they use local Maui vendors throughout their menu! At Monkeypod, guests can choose from a tempting assortment of menu items. You may just find yourself ordering more than you need because every item is just so inviting! Their menu brings even more with yummy burgers and seafood dishes, steak plates, and gorgeous salad and sandwich options. Don’t sleep on the local style offerings- with fresh, local and sustainable ingredients, they are excellent here.

This is a fun, casual, and social Maui restaurant, a wonderful spot for a Lunch date for two, or a family meal. Without a doubt, you will absolutely fall in love with this Maui restaurant!

Address

10 Wailea Gateway Place,
Kihei, HI 96753

Phone

808-981-2322

Hours

Open Daily
11:00am – 11:00pm


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Chef‘s Table at the Mill House

Atmosphere
5
Taste
5
Creativity
4.75
Service
4.5
Overall
4.75

For a truly unique dining experience on Maui, consider booking dinner at the Chef’s Table at the Mill House. Located in the Maui Tropical Plantation, here is where you’ll find a weekly (every Saturday) interactive culinary experience enjoyed with a chef’s perspective.

Top MIll House Featured Wailuku Maui
Location
Wailuku
Best Dish
Daily Fish Entree
Best Drink
Espina De La Rosa

The Chef’s Table is an opportunity to take pleasure in a multi-course menu in an engaging environment. The evening is curated by a rotating selection of Mill House chefs, and allow guests to observe the preparation and cooking experience while learning about the menu items, their inspiration, culinary techniques, and the farms from which the ingredients are sourced from.

At the Maui Chef’s Table, diners gather in the Mill House to share a foodie experience full of tantalizing flavors and locally grown Maui foods. It’s a fantastic opportunity to savor meats, seafood, produce, cheeses, fresh cut herbs, and more ingredients grown right here on the Valley Isle. Guests are encouraged to walk up to the chef’s table to meet the chefs, take photos, and ask questions. Without a doubt, all will savor incredible dishes, and delight in the wine pairings and mixology cocktails. It’s truly a Maui dining experience like no other.

In addition, visiting and local foodie enthusiasts can enjoy the Mill House restaurant every day from 11am-9pm (Happy Hour is 2-5pm daily). The menu offers something for everyone and is broken down by creatively curated menus: Bites, Chef’s Plates, Garden + Grains, and Fish + Livestock. The menu items rotate based on seasonal ingredients, but you can always count on fresh and delicious items like charcuterie boards, crudos, salads, pasta, flavorful local seafood and meat dishes.

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Address

1670 Honoapi’ilani Hwy,
Waikapu, HI 96793

Phone

808-270-0333

Hours

Chef’s Table

Saturday
6:00pm – 9:00pm

The Mill House

Open Daily
11:00am – 9:00pm

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Roy's Ka'anapali

Atmosphere
4.25
Taste
5
Creativity
4
Service
4.5
Overall
4.5

Roy’s restaurants are one of the most critically acclaimed Hawaiian fine dining establishments in the world. In 1988, Roy Yamaguchi opened his first signature restaurant in Hawaii Kai, Honolulu (Oahu), and it’s now grown to over 30 international locations. In fact, Roy’s in Kaanapali was the second flagship location ever to be opened.

Top Maui Restaurants Roy's
Location
Ka'anapali
Best Dish
Whole Hawaiian Moi
Best Drink
Ka'anapali Point

When at any Roy’s restaurant, guests can expect gourmet consistency with European cooking techniques. The menu blends Asian-fusion cuisine with the distinct flavors of Hawaii. Each location offers a beautifully low-lit and spacious interior- perfect for a romantic date night, or a family celebration. On Maui, Roy’s is nestled in the Kaanapali resort area with views of the golf fairways.

No other restaurant in Hawaii can mimic Roy’s ‘Signature Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine.’ Only the freshest local ingredients are used, and each dish leaves you with the feeling that you’ve just found paradise. One of the best things about Roy’s is that each location features menu ingredients that are sourced from local farms. At Roy’s in Kaanapali, the chef collects fresh produce, seafood and meats from Kona Cold Lobsters, Kumu Farms, Ma’o Organic Farms, Hana Herbs & Flowers, Kawamata Farms, Maui Cattle Company, and more. In addition, each chef at the many Roy’s locations have been trained under the direction of Roy Yamaguchi himself. This allows a consistent approach to his unique culinary style at all restaurants.

When dining at Roy’s Kaanapali, there’s a huge menu selection to choose from: Starters, Dinner Pupu’s (Family Style Appetizers), Sushi, Entrees (From the Sea & From the Land), and Mixed Plates. Every item is more than impressive, and we absolutely love the diversity of the Family Style Appetizers. Favorite items include the Dim Sum Canoe for Two, Misoyaki Butterfish, Poke Duo, Whole Hawaiian Moi (cooked Crisp), Roy’s Blackened Ahi, Surf & Turf, and the Duck Duo. For those that want to take advantage of the best menu items with a full course, we definitely suggest that you order the Prix Fixe Menu ahead of time. Each course is paired with a wine (including the dessert service).

Address

Kaanapali Golf Course
2290 Kaanapali Parkway,
Lahaina, HI 96761

Phone

808-669-6999

Hours

Daily

Breakfast Service 6:00am – 10:30am

Lunch Service 11:00am – 2:00pm

Pupus in the Bar 2:00pm – 4:40pm

Dinner Service 4:30pm


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Morimoto Maui

Atmosphere
4.25
Taste
5
Creativity
4
Service
4.5
Overall
4.5
Morimoto
Location
Wailea
Best Dish
Morimoto Omakase
Best Drink
Premium sake

Located at the Andaz Maui Resort in Wailea, Morimoto is named after the highly-acclaimed celebrity Chef Masaharu Morimoto of Iron Chef and Iron Chef America. Besides being one of the best restaurants in Maui, guests will also surely enjoy breathtaking views of Mokapu Beach while savoring a tasty meal. Morimoto’s menu is full of local, farm and ocean fresh ingredients. Popular items are hand-rolled sushi, fresh fish, steak and seasonal cocktails with a Japanese and Western flair.

Morimoto’s menu is full of local, farm and ocean fresh ingredients. Popular items are hand-rolled sushi, fresh fish, steak and seasonal cocktails with a Japanese and Western flair. Check out why Morimoto’s won the #1 spot for the Top 30 Restaurants on Maui…

While mouthwatering Lunch and Dinner options are offered daily, we suggest making reservations for Dinner to watch the magnificent sunset fade into Maui’s glistening Pacific Ocean. The assortment of delicious sushi and sashimi is world famous, and you definitely need to enjoy those with the Aged Morimoto Sake. For dessert, try the Doughnuts, which come in a variety of flavors like Waialua chocolate, sake caramel, and apple-banana cheesecake. The house made sorbet is also to die for!

Address

Wailea Resort

3550 Wailea Alanui Drive,
Wailea, HI 96753

Phone

808-243-4766

Hours

Open Daily

Lunch 11:30am – 2:00pm

Sushi & Cocktails 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Dinner 5:30pm – 10:00pm


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Taverna

Atmosphere
4.5
Taste
5
Creativity
4.5
Service
4
Overall
4.5

Located in the Kapalua Resort is one of Maui’s newest and most amazing restaurants, Taverna. Taverna is open Monday-Friday for Lunch, daily Dinner Service (after 5:30 pm), and Weekend Brunch. With huge Pacific Ocean and award-winning fairway views, here’s a hot spot to put on your Maui dining bucket list. It’s quite a large restaurant with a huge wrap around bar and a spacious dining room. Without a doubt, attention to detail and eye for the interior design were definitely applied when creating this Maui restaurant.

Location
Kapalua
Best Dish
Linguine con Vongole
Best Drink
Impressive Wine Menu

Taverna’s menu is a total culinary journey through rustic Italian classics fused with locally grown ingredients; organic produce, freshly caught seafood and local meats. Dishes are organized by Antipasti (starters & pizzas), Share Plates, Contorni (sides), Primi (pasta) and Piatti Principali (main dishes). There are so many amazing things on their menu; we suggest you order a selection.

The dressing on their Insalata Cesare is out of this world- it’s truly a perfect Caesar. The Fritto Misto is also impressive offering no just fried calamari, but crusted shrimp a spicy tomato jam, arugula, and aioli. We also loved sharing the Taverna Polpette: beef and bacon meatballs with tomato sauce and grilled ciabatta. Plate portions are pretty much spot on here- not too much and not too little, allowing you to continue to the main dishes. We highly suggest ordering the Linguine con Vongole, Saltimbocca di Pollo or the Costine Corte di Manzo, a slow braised beef short rib.

The wine list is extra impressive with beautiful varietals from California Central Coast areas (Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, etc), various Italian regionals and more. If you love a rich Barbera Asti, crisp Chardonnay or satiating Moscato with your Italian cuisine, they have you covered.

The cocktail list at Taverna isn’t just award-winning but features a true selection of mixology masterpieces. Try one of their Aperol Spritz and Negroni options, and taste the ‘Bankolada,’ a craft cocktail that won the ‘Best Cocktail’ award during the 2018 Kapalua Wine & Food Festival. Others winning libations include the ‘Burning Man-Hattan’ (Bulleit Rye, Carpano Antica, House Bitters, and Smoked Seasonal Wood).

Address
Kapalua Resort

2000 Village Rd.,
Kapalua, HI 96761

Phone

808-667-2426

Hours

Show me when it’s open


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Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante

Atmosphere
5
Taste
4.5
Creativity
4
Service
5
Overall
4.5

Located at the Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea, Ferraro’s offers daily oceanfront dining for lunch and dinner. With live music Tuesday-Saturday, and one of the best vantage points in South Maui for a magical maui sunset scene, this is one of the most romantic places to enjoy an outdoor meal on Maui. Sit back, relax, and order a crisp New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, or a refreshing muddled cocktail before your meal.

Location
Wailea
Best Dish
Papparadelle Lamb Ragu
Best Drink
Impressive Wine Menu

With a menu that highlights classic and re-imagined Italian and Pacific-Rim fusion dishes, we recommend everything! The whole menu is tasty and innovative with an Italia rustic twist. The service at Ferraro’s is always spot on, and the menu has something for everyone with a special “Wellness Menu,” vegan and vegetarian options. When dining at the Four Seasons in Maui, you can’t go wrong. With a culinary team headed by Executive Chef Craig Dryhurst, and Executive Sous Chef Marco Calenzo, no attention to detail is ever left out.

Ferraro’s is definitely deserving of being on the top of our best restaurants in Maui list with their fabulous location, incredible service, and an all-around incredible menu.

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

Address

3900 Wailea Alanui Drive,
Kihei, HI 96753

Phone

808-874-8000

Hours

Open Daily

Lunch 11:00am – 4:00pm

Dinner 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Beverage Service 11:00am – 9:00pm


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Down The Hatch

Atmosphere
4.5
Taste
4.5
Creativity
4.75
Atmosphere
5
Atmosphere
4.5

Located on Front Street’s ‘Restaurant Row’ in Lahaina Town, you’ll find Down the Hatch. This West Maui restaurant is surely more than meets the eye with its full spectrum of offerings; full menu, lively bar, adult shave ice, and daily events. For breakfast, lunch, happy hour, or dinner, it’s s a perfect destination for all Maui visitors.

Top Maui Restaurant Down the Hatch
Location
Lahaina
Best Dish
Chicken & Waffles
Best Drink
Lahaina Sunrise Carafe

Down the Hatch was created by three friends from Georgia. After living on Maui for a few years, they had the super entrepreneurial idea to open a restaurant that showcases Maui’s beautiful seafood and locally grown items, but with a Southern-aloha twist.

Exceptional seafood menu items at Down the Hatch include their Fish n’ Chips, Mahi Mahi Tacos, Shrimp Po’ Boys, Calamari, and Lobster & Crab Grilled Cheese. As of late, this West Maui eatery has also become island famous for their Chicken & Waffles (which are also served 7 days a week for breakfast). For national acclaim, Down the Hatch has been featured on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives, a show that was hosted by Guy Fiari on the Food Network in 2017.

Down the Hatch also has a neighboring sister business called Breakwall Shave Ice. Here is where visitors and residents of all ages can enjoy a traditional, yet modern take on Maui’s favorite refreshing treat. In fact, adults 21+ can savor boozy shave ice drinks made with local fruit juices and premium spirits.

When venturing to Lahaina’s Front Street, make sure to stop into Down the Hatch to see what they’re up to! On any day of the week, in their private courtyard, you can join in on their fun with karaoke, pajama brekkie parties, open mic nights, trivia, theme parties, and more.

Address

Wharf Cinema Center Shops
658 Front St #102,
Lahaina, HI 96761

Phone

808-661-4900

Hours

Open Daily
7:30am – 2:00pm


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DUO Steak & Seafood

Atmosphere
5
Taste
4.5
Creativity
4
Service
5
Overall
4.5

DUO Steak and Seafood is another amazing restaurant located at the Maui Four Seasons Resort in Wailea. DUO is located on the ground floor of the resort, and offers both indoor and outdoor dining options. Here, you’ll find an ala carte menu and breakfast buffet daily, and magical dinners. This Maui steakhouse restaurant offers a full dinner menu from 5:30-9pm 7-days a week.

Location
Wailea
Best Dish
American Wagyu Flat Iron
Best Drink
Impressive Wine Menu

The chefs (including the amazing pastry chef, Chef Emily) at DUO also have a gracious willingness to prepare vegan dishes, and more customized plates pending dietary restrictions. This is definitely something super special about dining at DUO.

Every Friday Night is ‘Market Night,’ which provides and additional Maui farm-to-table buffet-style assortment of artisan cheeses, a meat carving station, seafood station and a beautiful salad bar. Market Night at Four Seasons Maui is a pretty incredible offering for both residents and visitors, also providing a special child care area and a keiki buffet.

With impeccable service, proximity to live music, amazing Maui sunsets and a pleasant tropical atmosphere, DUO will easily become part of your Maui restaurant repertoire.

Address

Four Seasons Resort Maui
at Wailea

3900 Wailea Alanui Drive,
Wailea, HI 96753

Phone

808-874-8000

Hours

Show me when it’s open


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Hali’imaile General Store

Atmosphere
4.25
Taste
4.75
Creativity
4
Service
4
Overall
4.25

There are many spectacular things in prospect for you if you’ve never been to the Hali’imaile General Store in Upcountry-Maui. For those that have been here, perhaps even numerous times, you know what we’re talking about. Located just a 10-minute drive up Baldwin Avenue from the Historic Paia Town, guests will surely find one of Maui’s best restaurants tucked amongst sugar cane fields and a lot of local history.

Location
Makawao
Best Dish
Coconut Seafood Curry
Best Drink
Lemongrass Ginger Frost

Hali’imaile General Store is Chef Bev Gannon’s first and most renowned restaurant in Maui. Here, you’ll find a menu full of creative American-Pacific, Pacific- Hawaii Regional, and Asian-style cuisine. Yes, that sounds like a lot in the mix, but in Hawaii, this is the creme de la creme for soul food island-style. Since the late 1980s, Hali’imaile has not only been one of the top restaurants in Maui, but also a vacation destination for Maui’s many loved visitors. At Hali’imaile, foodie lovers can explore a menu full of tempting selections like the Kalua Pork & Goat Cheese Wontons, Popcorn Shrimp (the best ever!), Togarashi Shishito Peppers, Furikake Crusted Ahi & Coconut Shrimp, Paniolo Pork Ribs, Hali’imaile’s Tri-Tip “Plate Lunch,” and of course Bev’s Famous Crab Pizza, which is to-die-for by the way.

The cocktail list is superb with a handful of amazing libations, and the dessert menu is a real winner with items like the Lilikoi Creme Brûlée and a lovely Pineapple Upside-Down Cake. More fabulous things about the Hali’imaile General Store include an awesome bar with a conveniently cool daily happy hour from 3-5:30 pm, sweet local vibes, and a host of foodie-related events that take place throughout the week, month, season and year.

When you visit Maui, you just have to got to Bev’s Hali’imaile General Store. Housed by Old-Hawaii plantation architecture, and offering a fabulous menu, you cannot go wrong here.

Address

900 Hali’imaile Road,
Makawao, Hawaii 96768

Phone

808-572-2666

Hours

Open Daily

Lunch: Mon – Fri 11:00am – 2:30am

Dinner: Nightly 5:00pm – 9:00pm


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Merriman’s Kapalua

Atmosphere
4.75
Taste
4.5
Creativity
4
Service
4
Overall
4.25

Merriman’s Kapalua is located in West Maui at one of the most incredible oceanfront locations within the Kapalua Resort. Merriman’s on Maui offers a wonderful farm-to-table style menu, using only the finest organic and sustainable products from the Hawaiian Islands. 90% of their award winning menu is locally sourced, and their culinary creations are outstanding.

Merriman’s
Location
Kapalua
Best Dish
Lamb from Kahua Ranch
Best Drink
Merriman’s Mai Tai

Here, guests can enjoy indoor and outdoor seating, and relax to the sounds of Live Music and the hypnotic rolling waves of Kapalua Bay each evening. When dining at Merriman’s in Kapalua, savor all parts of their menu as it has been carefully devised to tantalize your senses. For dessert, marvel in the Toasted Coconut Creme Brulee or the Maui Gold Pineapple and Toasted Macadamia Nut Brioche Pain Perdu. Last but not least, definitely make sure to peruse Merriman’s Wine Menu, it is an overtly impressive assortment.

Address

One Bay Club Place,
Lahaina, HI 96761

Phone

808-669-6400

Hours

Open Daily

Dinner: Nightly 4:30pm – 9:00pm

Sunday Brunch 9:30am – 1:00pm


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Lahaina Grill

Atmosphere
4.5
Taste
4
Creativity
4
Service
4
Overall
4.25

Lahaina Grill is located in West Maui in the heart of the Historic Town of Lahaina. For over 21 years, Lahaina Grill has maintained its status as one of the best restaurants on Maui and rightfully deserved. Lahaina Grill is a wonderful culinary establishment, and they have definitely perfected their version of New American cuisine, blended with the freshest island ingredients and international culinary techniques. When dining at the Lahaina Grill, enjoy their menu full of tantalizing selections.

Lahaina Grill
Location
Lahaina
Best Dish
Surf & Turf
Best Drink
Black Manhattan

If you love escargot, Lahaina Grill is definitely the spot for this on Maui. They’re mouthwatering, baked and served in a light curry, herb and garlic butter sauce. The Wagyu Beef Ravioli is also divine with a mushroom brandy cream sauce* More starting plates that you shouldn’t miss out on are the Bufala Tomato Salad (Big Island Kamuela tomatoes), the Golden and Red Beet salad and the Maui Onion Soup- a perfectly executed version of this classic. For entrees, you’ll have a hard time deciding because there are so many fantastic options! Choose from gorgeous selections like the Filet Mignon, Osso Bucco, Kona Coffee Roasted Rack of Lamb, Surf & Turf and the Maui Onion and Sesame Seed Crusted Seared Ahi. Do not forget to order a side of the Keahole Lobster Risotto- it’s so amazing!

Here, the desserts are also heavenly which should not come as a supers…our favorites are the Road to Hana Vintage Hawaiian Cake and the Kula Lime Tart. Lahaina Grill also has a superior wine menu with fantastic regional varieties. We know that you’re really going to enjoy your dinner at Lahaina Grill!

Address

127 Lahainaluna Road,
Lahaina, HI 96761

Phone

808-667-5117

Hours

Open Nightly
From 5:00pm


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The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea

Atmosphere
4
Taste
4.5
Creativity
4.5
Service
4
Overall
4.25

The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea is located in the same space that was once known as the Capische restaurant. The resort didn’t just re-brand the restaurant, they completely changed gears. When at the Restaurant at Hotel Wailea, look forward to a menu full of locally grown and sourced Hawaii ingredients: organic produce, free range meats and locally caught seafood options.

Hotel Wailea
Location
Wailea
Best Dish
Local Snapper
Best Drink
Wailea Winds

Overall, the menu is pretty impressive here. Although you’ll most definitely find some twists on classic Hawaii Regional cuisine, there’s also very creative elements that can only come from a chef with a background in many culinary lineages; Classic American, French, Italian and Japanese.

For starters, order the Oysters on the Shell, Hawaiian Ahi Poke Crackers, Hirabara Farms Young Kale Salad and the Ginger Rubbed Tako. That should get your taste buds prepared for what’s next! All of the entrees are appetizing; our favorites being the Local Snapper, Macadamia Nut Crusted Lamb Chops and the Center Cut Prime Tenderloin.

The cocktail, wine and dessert menus are all divine. Dinner with a view in Wailea is never a bad idea, but dinner with a view from Hotel Wailea will definitely become a fast favorite. This is a great place to celebrate an anniversary or delight in a date night. They also have live music on Fridays with one of Maui’s favorite musician’s on the piano keys- Mark Johnstone.

Address

555 Kaukahi St.,
Wailea, HI 96753

Phone

808-874-0500

Hours

Open Daily
5:00pm – 9:30pm


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Nalu’s South Shore Grill

Atmosphere
4
Taste
4.5
Creativity
4
Service
4
Overall
4.25

Next time your cruising through South Maui, make sure to stop for a meal at Nalu’s South Shore Grill. Whether you choose to check them out for breakfast, lunch, happy hour or dinner- it will always be amazing! Located near the Ace Hardware store in the Azeka Plaza, you’ll notice that just the sight of Nalu’s is both enticing and inviting. Here, you’ll find that the vibes are just as full of aloha as the menu.

Location
Kihei
Best Dish
Island Style Ribs
w/ Respect
Best Drink
Local Craft beers

At Nalu’s, savor an innovative island-style menu full of healthy and fresh ingredients: locally grown produce, healthy meats, fresh caught seafood, Maui made food products and more. Want to stay hydrated? Make sure to try all of their infused waters that are available as a courtesy (more like a gift) to their clientele. Our favorites are the Pineapple Lemon and the Cucumber Mint- they are so refreshing! They also have kombucha and handcrafted Maui beers on tap, plus an amazing cocktail menu with a mouthwatering Kim Chee Bloody Mary, a delish Mai Tai and a Hawaiian Superman!

It’s not just that Nalu’s is a cool restaurant with an amazing menu and staff, they also have this really incredible attention to detail throughout their menu and customer offerings. Sometimes it’s those kinds of surprises with a streamlined approach to customer satisfaction that really make a restaurant stand out from the rest. That is why they are at the top of our list! When at Nalu’s, make sure to try some of their most popular menu items like their Apple Brie Burger with homemade chips or the Fried Chicken and Waffles. Their Poke Bowl is fantastic, and their volcano fries and calamari are the best on island, for sure. For dessert? Just go for it! Try all of their malasadas- you definitely won’t regret it.

Nalu’s offers both indoor and outdoor seating in their spacious and clean restaurant. Happy hour is from 3-6pm Monday through Saturday, and they have live music on Sundays with a selection of super talented Maui musicians. It’s a perfect Maui restaurant for celebrating birthdays, for couples, families, kids, everyone! DO NOT miss out on a chance to eat at Nalu’s South Shore Grill…

Address

Azeka Shopping Center – Makai

1280 South Kihei Road,
Kihei, HI 96753

Phone

808-891-8650

Hours

Open Daily
8:00am – 10:00pm


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Maui Brewing Company

Atmosphere
4.25
Taste
4
Creativity
4.5
Service
4
Overall
4.25

Maui Brewing Company is Maui’s premier handcrafted craft beer maker. With a tasting room in South Maui and a great brewpub restaurant in Kahana, we highly recommend that you check out both spots during your next foodie adventure in Maui. At the Kahana brew-pub, guests can taste all flavors of Maui Brewing Co. craft beers; accompanied by a unique menu.

Fish n' chips
Location
Kahana, Kihei
Best Dish
Bikini Blonde
Fish n’ chips
Best Drink
Local Craft Beers

Here, guests of all types can choose items off of their menu, even vegans, and vegetarians, which is a really unique offering for a brewpub. The menu is broken down by salads, burgers and sandwiches, flatbreads, entrees, sliders and ‘share, pair and taste’ plates. They even have a kids menu with easy options for the Keiki like cheese pizza, fried chicken bites, mac and cheese and a burger. If you like a little bit of spicy with your frothy beer, definitely order the Shishito Peppers.

When at the Maui Brewing Company restaurant in West Maui, consider ordering items “family-style.” The casual environment invites menu exploration, and it’s super fun to pair items off of their menu with beer selections. The staff is all very beer knowledgeable, so don’t be afraid to ask for recommendations. This is a perfect spot for lunch, happy hour and dinner in West Maui.

Lahaina

Address

Kahana Gateway Center

4405 Honoapiilani Highway,
Lahaina, HI 96761

Phone

808-669-3474

Hours

Open Daily
11:00am – 10:00pm

Kihei

Address

MBC Brewery HQ

605 Lipoa Parkway,
Kihei, HI 96753

Phone

808-201-2997

Hours

Open Daily
11:00am – 11:00pm


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The Plantation House

Atmosphere
4.25
Taste
4.25
Creativity
4.25
Service
4.25
Overall
4.25

Enjoy endless culinary possibilities at the Plantation House restaurant at the Kapalua Resort. All guests will surely dine in style and lavish in luxury with Maui’s Pacific Ocean, Kapalua fairway, and outer island views.

Top Maui Restaurants Plantation Price
Location
Kapalua
Best Dish
Hawaii Ranchers Short Rib
Best Drink
Impressive Wine List

Without a doubt, Executive Chef Jojo Vasquez has really succeeded at creating the award-winning, and innovative Hawaiian Pacific Rim-Mediterranean fusion menu at the Plantation House. His artistic perspective of island-style cuisine is super impressive with an abundance of menu items that are full of island grown ingredients.

At the Plantation House, Maui golfers, visitors and residents can savor daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a delicious selection of menu items. For breakfast, we love the many Eggs Benedict options: Classic, Pork Belly, Short Rib, Soft Shell Crab and Seared Ahi. The lunch menu is broken down into ‘Temptations,’ ‘The Greens, and ‘The Favorites.’ You can delight in a light mid-day bite, or re-fuel from the morning golf action with appetizers and salads, wraps and sandwiches. Our favorite lunch items are the Thai Beef Skewers, the Classic Caesar with Blackened Mahi Mahi, and the Planation House Burger. The burger is island famous, and loaded with caramelized Maui onion, sautéed mushrooms, applewood bacon, and served on a brioche bun.

Dinner at the Plantation House is extra special, and the menu steps up by offering items from a variety of categories: Shareables, Salads & Soups, Butcher’s Block, From the Water, and Comfort Food. We suggest you order an assortment for the table because there are so many mouthwatering choices! Our top dinner items include the Smoked Kona Kampachi Crudo, Pork Belly, Coffee-Roasted Beet Salad, 16oz Ribeye, Grilled Australian Rack of Lamb, the Dayboat Scallops (served with shishito peppers), and the Hawaii Ranchers Short Rib. Don’t forget to save room for dessert!

Address

2000 Plantation Club Dr,
Lahaina, HI 96761

Phone

808-669-6299

Hours

Open Daily

Breakfast & Lunch 8:00am – 3:00pm

Grill Menu 3:00am – 5:30pm

Dinner: Nightly 5:30pm


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Star Noodle

Atmosphere
4
Taste
4
Creativity
4
Service
4
Overall
4

“Oh, Star Noodle… let me count the many ways that I love thee….” Yes, words like those will enter your mind as you thoroughly enjoy dining at Star Noodle. Star Noodle is located off the beaten path in Lahaina, West Maui. This super delicious and trendy Maui restaurant is popular for many reasons, including the fantastic Pan-Asian menu and the the stylish setting.

Star Noodle
Location
Lahaina
Best Dish
Ika mazemen
Best Drink
Calamansi cooler

Dining at Star Noodle is so fabulous, the food is so finger-licking, and the environment makes you feel transported to the “coolest restaurant ever.” Nothing on the menu could ever possibly disappoint you, from the genius Sake Cocktail creations to the Shared Plates, Noodles, Sweets, and Wine List.

When at Star Noodle, make sure to savor every bite. But no worries, you can always plan another trip to Maui just for another fabulous Star Noodle Dinner.

Address

286 Kupuohi Street,
Lahaina, HI 96761

Phone

808-667-5400

Hours

Open Daily
10:30am – 10:00pm


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Ka’ana Kitchen

Atmosphere
4
Taste
4
Creativity
4
Service
4
Overall
4

“Ka’ana means to share, and here we share from our heart. Using techniques from around the culinary world and through partnerships with local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen, we provide safe and local harvest while honoring the traditions of Hawaii’s diverse culture. Welcome to Ka’ana Kitchen…” (Ka’ana Kitchen Menu, 2016)

Ka'ana Kitchen Ahi Bigeye
Location
Wailea
Best Dish
Ahi Bigeye
Best Drink
Southside fizz

Ka’ana Kitchen is located at the stunningly gorgeous Andaz Resort in Wailea. Recently opened in late 2013, everything Andaz offers guests is uber-modern and cutting edge for a luxurious vacation lifestyle. Ka’ana Kitchen is Andaz Maui’s signature family-style restaurant. Open for breakfast and dinner, this Maui restaurant is perfection with its delicate version of old world flavor and modern culinary innovation. For Breakfast, guests will surely enjoy waking up to freshly brewed Maui coffee, Maui Mimosas, and traditional brekkie items with a Hawaiian twist like Bacon & Eggs with paniolo potatoes, and the Kalua Pork Eggs Benedict served with a ponzu hollandaise sauce and an heirloom tomato salad. For dinner? Be ready to fill your belly with lots of enticing menu items…

In addition, Ka’ana Kitchen is famed for its use of locally grown Maui ingredients from the Ka’ana Farm, Ono Farms, Surfing Goat Dairy, Waipoli Hydroponic Napili, Ho’opono Farms, Kapa’a Farms, Flo Farms, and Evonuk Farms. We adore the Maui restaurants that support local!

Address

Andaz, Maui at Wailea Resort

3550 Wailea Alanui Drive,
Wailea, HI 96753

Phone

808-579-8488

Hours

Open Daily
11:30am – 9:30pm


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Japengo

Atmosphere
4
Taste
4
Creativity
4
Service
4
Overall
4

Japengo is celebrated for serving up some of Maui’s most delicious and exotic Pacific Rim cuisine. Offering an Asian inspired menu that is infused with Hawaiian flavors, this renowned world-class restaurant is located at the Hyatt Regency Maui in Ka’anapali.

Japengo
Location
Ka’anapali
Best Dish
Miso Glazed Salmon
Best Drink
Halona Kai Sunset

Situated next to the resort’s waterfalls, and overlooking the gorgeous Ka’anapali Beach, you just can’t beat the location! Japengo is the perfect place for a romantic dinner for two, or for a gathering with friends and family. In fact, you, and your guests will definitely enjoy a gorgeous Maui sunset while sipping delicious handcrafted cocktails on their outdoor patio.

Sushi connoisseurs will love sitting at the Sushi Bar at Japengo. Here, you can watch top-notch sushi chefs create the most mouthwatering sushi rolls and sashimi at their contemporary Sushi Lounge. We suggest ordering the Omakase (chef choice). You won’t regret it! Here, the local fish and seafood is some of the freshest we’ve tasted on island. It’s all sourced from local Hawaiian Islands as well as Japan.

If sushi is not your thing, don’t worry, you will not be disappointed. There’s a huge variety of tasty ‘cooked’ dishes on the menu. Try the Ribeye or the Pork Belly, both are sophisticatedly prepared using only the freshest ingredients. We highly recommended making reservations in advance, as Japengo tends to book- up fast, especially during the sunset hours.

Address

Hyatt Regency, Maui Resort & Spa

200 Nohea Kai Drive,
Lahaina, HI 96761

Phone

808-667-4909

Hours

Open Daily
5:00pm – 9:30pm


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Honu Seafood & Pizza

Atmosphere
4.25
Taste
4
Creativity
4
Service
3.75
Overall
4

Honu Seafood & Pizza is owned and operated by Mark Ellman, a well known Maui restauranteur. Honu is located on Front Street behind the Lahaina Cannery Mall. It’s a perfect spot to enjoy a tantalizing menu, awesome customer service, Pacific Ocean and outer island views, sunset, and a glimpse of Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles on the shoreline.

Honu Seafood & Pizza
Location
Lahaina
Best Dish
Fresh Oysters
Best Drink
Martini's

Here, you’ll find an eclectic and delicious menu full of crowd pleasers. With an array of enticing options, you’ll surely be tempted to order more than your belly can hold. Go for it! The lunch and dinner menus are similar with great starters, salads, seafood sandwiches, burgers, entrees, and brick oven pizzas. They also have a special gluten-free menu with a ton of choices for the gluten intolerant folks, or those avoiding wheat. The brick oven pizzas are all amazing, and can also be made with gluten free crusts.

Honu Seafood & Pizza’s menu is full of locally sourced seafood, meats, and produce. A handful of our favorite menu items include: Washington Oyster Shooters, Grilled Spanish Octopus, Green Goddess Caesar with Ahi Tataki Sashimi, Bikini Blonde Battered Fish & Chips, Ali’i Hamakua Mushroom Pizza, Maui Cattle Burger, and the Hawaiian Fresh Fish of the Day.

During the day, you can see honu, Maui’s Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles right swimming right below the dining area. Sunset here is also awesome, and at night you’ll definitely see a star-filled Maui sky. This is a great place to go for lunch, a dinner date, or with your whole family in tow.

Address

1295 Front St.,
Lahaina, HI 97661

Phone

808-667-9390

Hours

Open Daily

Lunch 11:00am – 3:00pm

Dinner 4:30pm – 9:00pm


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Casanova

Atmosphere
4
Taste
4
Creativity
4
Service
4
Overall
4

A Makawao local favorite since 1986, Casanova’s in Makawao started as a deli with morning lattes and freshly baked pastries. They have since grown into what it is today, a fabulous full-service cafe and restaurant that’s busy from breakfast to dinner. They’re also well known for awesome happy hours, live dinner music, and some super cool rotating club-like nights throughout the week (Makawao location).

Casanova
Location
Makawao & Kahului
Best Dish
Cioppino / Bouillabaisse
Best Drink
Italian Wines

Known for always providing amazingly cooked honestly Italian food, guests will also adore their brick oven pizzas. Served at every table upon seating, the focaccia bread is extremely flavorful and served with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. The salads, pastas and entrees are all amazing; the desserts change constantly at Casanovas. Just ask your server for recommendations if you’re overwhelmed with choices. They are all more then willing to help you create a full-on incredible homestyle Italian dinner in Maui. We love Casanovas!

Casanovas has two main locations; Casanova Restaurant & Deli (Makawao), and the ultra-swank Bistro Casanova (Kahului), great for a power lunch or extended happy hour. The menus at these locations have some similarities with key pasta dishes, but there are a few differences. It’s definitely worth it to check them both out. They’ll easily slide into your go-to Maui restaurants repertoire.

Casanova Italian Restaurant & Deli
Upcountry Maui in Makawao

Address

1188 Makawao Ave.,
Makawao, HI 96768

Phone

808-572-0220

Hours

Open Daily

Lunch 11:30am – 2:00pm

Dinner 5:00pm – 9:30pm

Bistro Casanova
Central Maui in Kahului

Address

33 Lono Avenue,
Kahului, Maui, HI

Phone

808-214-5590

Hours

Mon – Sun

Lunch 11:00am – 2:30pm

Dinner 5:00pm – 9:00pm


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Milagros

Atmosphere
4.25
Taste
4
Creativity
4
Service
3.75
Overall
4

Smack dab in the center of the trendy bohemian town of Paia, visitors will find Milagros Food Company. You definitely will want to check out this amazing family run restaurant with its covered sidewalk seating right in the heart of Paia.

Location
Paia
Best Dish
Fajitas
Best Drink
Hibis*Kiss

Located on the corner of Hana Highway and Baldwin Avenue, Milagros is the perfect spot for a date night and/or hanging out with friends and family. Everyone will enjoy front row seating to some of the best people watching on island. Plus, there is nothing more satisfying then a refreshing margarita paired with a giant pile of kalua pork nachos, after spending an afternoon of shopping at Paia’s chic boutiques.

Milagros is serving up some tasty flavors that harmoniously combine Southwestern cuisine with Maui’s freshest locally sourced foods. Signature dishes include lots of fresh fish! One of our favorite lunch items is the mouthwatering fresh fish burrito, made to order grilled or blackened. What really makes Milagros’ burritos pop is the delicious combination of their homemade beans and famous guacamole. If fish is not your thing, the fire grilled burger is hands down one of the best burgers on island! The dinner menu also offers many delectable seafood dishes. The spicy shrimp and panko crusted Mahi Mahi are a couple of our favorites, and don’t forget to ask your server about the daily specials. The Keiki (children) menu is sure to please both kids and parents, offering affordable simple dishes that all kids love.

Open for lunch and dinner, and don’t forget happy hour! Offered daily from 3-6pm, you don’t want to miss this one! Featuring special prices on their delicious house margaritas, Maui Brewing Company beer, glasses of red and white wine and of course a specialty cocktail of the day. They also have a daily happy hour food special that never disappoints. For daily happy hour specials check out Milagros Instagram page!

Tequila enthusiast will love the outstanding selection of tequila here. Last, we visited, we counted more than 10 different kinds of tequila ranging from traditional labels and mango flavored to ultra-premiums that are sipped from a sniffer.

Address

3 Baldwin Ave.,
Paia, HI 96779

Phone

808-579-8755

Hours

Open Daily
11:00am – 10:00pm


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Paia Fish Market

Atmosphere
3
Taste
4.25
Creativity
4
Service
3.5
Overall
3.75

Paia Fish Market’s flagship location, established in 1989, is on the corner of Baldwin Avenue and Hana Highway in Paia Town. They also have two other locations in Kihei and Lahaina.

Best Maui Lunch Paia Fish Market
Location
Paia / Kihei / Lahaina
Best Dish
Ono Burger & Fries
Best Drink
Local Craft Beers

Paia Fish Market is a Maui institution. No matter what you order, do not leave without ordering their French fries and coleslaw. Everything on their menu is tasty and fulfilling, but these two sides steal the show.

This Maui eatery is casual, cool and satisfying. The dining area is super laid back with share picnic table-style seating, and the menu prices are reasonable. They always have great tunes, and the vibe is welcoming. Here’s an excellent place for the whole family.

Whether you’re at a Paia Fish Market for Lunch or Dinner, the menu is the same. Although there’s quite a lot of menu choices, their most popular items are their Fish Burgers, but you can also order a chicken burger if you’re not into fish. The burgers are garnished with their fantastic coleslaw, tomato, jack cheese and house-made tartar sauce. The burgers don’t come with fries, so just add-on a side for a couple of bucks.

Pasta, Quesadillas, Fajitas, Fish & Chips and Shrimp & Chips are also smart ideas at Paia Fish Market. In fact, if you love a good Caesar Salad, they have a great one here. For Fresh Catch Plates, guests first choose a fish type and then a preparation style. Fresh Catch Plates come with their yummy coleslaw, tartar sauce and a choice of Cajun rice or French fries.

For drinks, Paia Fish Market has your usual array of refreshments, but you can also order a glass of wine or a Maui craft beer to partner up with your amazingly satisfying meal.

Pa’ia

Address

100 Hana Hwy.,
Paia, HI 96779

Phone

808-579-8030

Hours

Open Daily
11:00 am – 9:30 pm

Lahaina

Address

632 Front St.,
Lahaina, HI 96761

Phone

808-662-3456

Hours

Open Daily
11:00am – 9:30pm

Kihei

Address

1913 South Kihei Road,
Kihei, HI 96753

Phone

808-874-8888

Hours

Open Daily
11:00am – 9:30pm


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Flatbread Company

Atmosphere
3
Taste
4.25
Creativity
4
Service
3.5
Overall
3.75

Flatbread Company is the best casual, family-style restaurant on Maui. Located on the North Shore in the Historic Town of Paia, this restaurant provides guests with the best flatbread pizza and salad selections in all of Hawaii, made with local organic ingredients.

Flatbread Company
Location
Paia
Best Dish
Mopsy’s Kalua
Pork Flatbread
Best Drink
Cocktail Specials

The permanent menu is simple and streamlined, with a solid selection of flatbread pizza and salad choices. Each week, Flatbread provides one “Carne,” and one “Veggie” special, allowing guests the rare chance to taste the many flavors of sustainable Maui ingredients. The cocktails are brilliant, bartenders are awesome, the crowd is social and fun, the service is professional and friendly, and the music is the best.

Address

89 Hana Hwy.,
Paia, HI 96779

Phone

808-579-8989

Hours

Mon – Thur
11:00am – 9:30pm

Fri – Sun

Lunch 11:00am – 10:00pm


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Cuatro

Atmosphere
4
Taste
4
Creativity
3
Service
3
Overall
3.5

Located between Sansei and Foodland in Central Kihei, Cuatro is a local favorite for happy hour and dinner on Maui. It’s one of the most popular restaurants in Kihei, and a great place to enjoy a relaxing and impressive meal in South Maui.

Cuatro
Location
Kihei
Best Dish
Asian Style Pupu Steak
Best Drink
BYOB (Corking Fee)

Besides an awesome menu, one of the best things about Cuatro is that it’s BYOB (with a $10 corkage fee). So, you and your friends can grab your favorite bottle of wine or beer at Foodland right next door to this restaurant. The menu is streamlined and fresh, and there’s a certain ‘Cuatro’ twist to classics. This is a perfect place to enjoy a pre-sunset meal before walking across the street to enjoy the views from Kihei’s Cove Park.

Address

799 Poho Place,
Paia, HI 96779

Phone

808-879-1110

Hours

Open Daily
4:00pm – 10:00pm


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Gannon‘s Restaurant

Atmosphere
4
Taste
3
Creativity
3
Service
4
Overall
3.5

Gannon‘s Restaurant, located on the Wailea Gold and Emerald Golf Course, boasts amazing views and Hawaii-sourced fresh ingredients. Another Bev Gannon marvel (Hali’imaile General Store), the classic and contemporary dishes are both creative and delicious!

Location
Wailea
Best Dish
Surf n’ Turf
Best Drink
Impressive Wine list

The service and beautifully prepared food are enough to keep you coming back again and again, but the views just take it to another level. Gannon’s Restaurant in Wailea is one of Maui’s top restaurants for many reasons. Voted as one of OpenTable’s Top 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in America, here you’ll find incredible Pacific Ocean views and a menu full of local Maui ingredients. The restaurant takes its namesake from its award-winning owner, Chef Bev Gannon. Chef Gannon is not only known as a local restauranteur but also as one of the innovators of ‘Hawaii Regional Cuisine.’

For Lunch, visitors can enjoy a family-style meal by choosing a variety of share plates, or order per guest. The appetizer menu offers incredible first tastes with Bev’s Famous Crab Dip, Coconut Curry Mussels, Kalua Pig Spring Rolls and the delicious Haiku Caprese Salad. Off of the Makai (ocean), Mauka (land) and Wailea Classics menu, guests can order fish and steak plates, salads, pasta, burgers, and sandwiches.

The Dinner menu at Gannon’s is quite extensive and even includes gluten-free and vegetarian options. Every guest will fall in love with selections off the Appetizer, Raw Bar, Salad, Makai (ocean) and Mauka (land) menus. The Iceberg Wedge Salad is classically nostalgic, and the Sesame Crusted Ahi is a great item to order for those that love to explore the more traditional flavors of the island. Carnivores will be in heaven here with mouthwatering selections like the Ginger Hoisin Short Ribs, 14 oz. Aged New York Steak and the Sonoma Lamb Rack.

The restaurant is open daily, and they offer many special engagements throughout the week like happy hour specials in their Red Bar, movie nights and live music. It is also an ideal Maui restaurant for holiday meals, anniversary celebrations, and large group dinners.

Address

Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course

100 Wailea Golf Club Drive,
Wailea, HI 96753

Phone

808-875-8080

Hours

Open Daily

Lunch 11:00am – 3:00pm

Happy Hour 3:00pm – 8:00pm

Dinner 5:00pm – 9:00pm


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32

Cane & Canoe

Atmosphere
4
Taste
3
Creativity
3
Service
3.5
Overall
3

Just as you’d expect from the emerging, artistic and modern Montage Resort, this top Maui restaurant is pushing all expectations for fine dining on Maui. Cane and Canoe is set upon one of the most prime pieces of Kapalua land; the sunset magically falls right in front of the resort, with a glimmering Pacific Ocean coastline before you. All of the staff at this Maui restaurant are more amazing than you could even expect. There is a heavy presence of the aloha spirit in everything they do, and from the chef to the sommelier, servers to hostesses, they do their best to supersede guest satisfaction.

Top Maui Restaurants Cane & Canoe
Location
Kapalua
Best Dish
Wagyu Ribeye
Best Drink
Kamuela Fizz

The theme of Cane and Canoe is “from land to ocean.” With Maui-grown ingredients that come from the ‘aina and the makai,’ guests will surely savor satiating, creative, and trend-setting locally-sourced menu items.

Delicious entree items off the Cane & Canoe menu include the Ora King Salmon, Domestic Lamb Chops, and the 18oz Wagyu Ribeye. We also love the Keahole Lobster Pot Pie, and the Fennel Sausage Rigatoni.

Here, you’ll learn that the cocktails are not just impressive, but awesome! Great options include island-inspired libations like the Kamuela Fizz, the Kapalua Butterfly circa 1978, or a modern cocktail like the Radcliffe made with Bulleit Rye Whiskey, yellow Chartreuse, Carpano Antica, Absinthe and large ice cubes.

When delighting in the amazing scenery with a cocktail in hand, make sure to nibble from the bread basket selections. Yummy homemade focaccia bread and Molokai sweet potato rolls are served alongside a taro leaf pesto spread, and Hawaiian red sea salt butter.

Address

1 Bay Drive,
Lahaina, HI 96761

Phone

808-662-6600

Hours

Open Daily

Breakfast 7:00am – 11:00am

Sunday Brunch 10:00pm – 12:00pm

Dinner 5:00pm – 9:00pm


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Matteo’s Osteria

Atmosphere
3
Taste
3
Creativity
3
Service
3
Overall
3

Matteo’s off the beaten path in the Wailea Town Center. This top Maui restaurant has a lovely menu and a spectacular wine bar with over 64 wines available by the glass. It’s a wine lovers dream come true on Maui! There are some very impressive wines from Italy, California and Argentina, so a wine lover will surely feel at home here.

Location
Wailea
Best Dish
Blackened Mahi Mahi
Best Drink
Local Craft Beers

Chef Matteo is the man who started it all, and after many years in top notch kitchens around the world he’s effectively created a welcoming space with design and décor that says, ‘I’m from the old country’ but with a ‘living it up in paradise’ kind of a vibe.

Matteo’s Lasagna is a super thin homemade pasta in a perfect meat sauce; it’s considered by many to be the best lasagna on Maui. If you enjoy a classic executed Tiramisu, Matteo’s is the place to go. The Apple Tart is a puff pastry, with thin slices of almost sweet apples, a Chianti strawberry glaze, and a small scoop of rich vanilla gelato. Simply delicious.

With great service, fantastic food, and an array of delicious wines to choose from, Matteo’s is a great choice for premium Italian food in Maui while on a dinner date, or for meeting with friends for Happy Hour.

Address

161 Wailea Ike Place,
Wailea, HI 96753

Phone

808-891-8466

Hours

Open Daily
5:00pm – 9:30pm


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Mahalo for reading our list of the Best 30 Restaurants in Maui for 2018! Now that we’ve tempted your taste buds again, it’s time to plan your next amazing vacation on Maui, then plan your next meal out!