Top 33 Restaurants on Maui

Aloha Nui Loa, welcome to our 2022 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.

Covid Updates: Please check with each restaurant for the most current COVID requirements. In general, please be prepared to show proof of vaccination for all diners 12 years of age and older (2 weeks past second dose), with an acceptable form of ID for indoor seating. Contact individual restaurants to stay updated on COVID policies for indoor and outdoor dining and view updates on takeout and hours of operation. For best planning, contact individual restaurants to make reservations in advance.

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 2022. 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 33 Restaurants on Maui.

Mamas Fish House Best Maui Hawaii Restaurants Review
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. 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 the sunsets are astounding. Making reservations at Mama’s Fish House should be embedded in your mind as a vacation activity that you cannot miss! 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 daily, 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 evident 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. 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… be sure to make reservations in advance! Treat a loved one to a birthday dinner on Maui, an anniversary celebration, or a romantic Maui rendezvous for two.

Address

799 Poho Place,
Paia, HI 96779

Phone

808-579-8488

Hours

Open Daily
11:00am – 8:30pm


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02

NUKA

Atmosphere
5
Taste
5
Creativity
5
Service
5
Overall
5

NUKA is the most amazing modern-Japanese restaurant in all of Hawaii. Not just the Island of Maui! Owned by the Paia Fish Market family, this is, without a doubt, 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 plan to arrive early — they do not accept reservations. 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
Miso Butterfish
Best Drink
Pom Lilikoi Martini

You will be in heaven at NUKA if you love authentic Japanese food. 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 the theme of this Maui Japanese restaurant wonder, and without a doubt, the cocktails are fabulous too. 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
Lunch
10:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner
4:30pm – 9:30pm


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03

Lineage

Atmosphere
5
Taste
5
Creativity
4
Service
4.5
Overall
4.75

Lineage is located at The Shops at Wailea in South Maui. In the theme of “Eat, Drink and Talk Story,’ this restaurant revolves around family-style dining and menu items that derive from the cultures of Hawaii’s people.

Top Maui Restaurants Lineage
Location
Wailea
Best Dish
Wagyu Kalbi Short Rib
Best Drink
Maneki-Neko

In terms of culinary aptitude, the flavors, plating, and the presentation at Lineage is top-notch. Be pre-pared to order multiple dishes at once to share with the whole table. This is how you can create the most optimum dining experience at this top Maui restaurant.

Lineage’s menu is organized with Small Plates & Salads, Share Plates, Sides & Desserts. Our favorite menu items include the Ahi Poke & One-Ton Salad, Crispy Shrimp & Scallop Toast, Korean Fried Chicken, and the Wagyu Kalbi Short Ribs. Honestly, everything on their menu is delicious so enjoy!

Lineage also has 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. It’s a vodka cock-tail infused with jackfruit, sour orange, almond liquor, ginger, egg whites, and the sweetest little Maneki-Neko aloha surprise. The Dinner Cocktail menu is also super creative, and we adore the SFO to OGG- who wouldn’t? It’s a sophisticated cocktail without a return ticket.

Address

3750 Wailea Alanui Drive,
Wailea, HI 96753

Phone

808-879-8800

Hours

Open Daily
5:00pm – 9:00pm (closed Tues and Wed)


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Spago

Atmosphere
5
Taste
4.5
Creativity
4
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 an excellent option for Hawaii fine-dining with ocean views in South Maui.

Top Maui Restaurants Spagos
Location
Wailea
Best Dish
Japanese Wagyu Ribeye
Best Drink
Hot 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 location. Since he’s been on Maui, Chef Miron has found a way to uphold the tradition of island cuisine fused with Wolfgang Puck classics.

When at Spago Maui, guests can look forward to a stylish atmosphere, top customer service, and Pacific Ocean views. The menu items are full of locally sourced ingredients and fresh-caught seafood. Spago Maui is open for nightly dinner service with award-winning appetizers, entrees, desserts, and cocktails. You can also enjoy libations and appetizers in their lounge starting at 5 pm daily.

Upon arriving at Spago, we suggest that you start by enjoying a cocktail service and an appetizer in the lounge. The cocktail menu is full of tasty drinks. Our favorite is the ‘Sexy Legs.’ For starters, we love the Kaluga Caviar and the Omakase Platter.

Entrees at Spago Maui are impressive and mouthwatering. Favorites include the 100% Japanese Wagyu Ribeye, Pineapple Coconut Red Curry, Mahi Mahi, and the Whole Colorado Rack of Lamb (for two).

Having dinner at a Wolfgang Puck establishment isn’t complete without dessert! We recommend the Hana Coconut Tiramisu or the Pukalani Popsicles- perfect for cooling down after a day in Maui’s glorious sunshine.

Address

3900 Wailea Alanui Drive,
Wailea, HI 96753

Phone

808-879-2999

Hours

Open Nightly
5:30pm – 8:30pm


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Morimoto Maui

Atmosphere
5
Taste
4.5
Creativity
5
Service
4.5
Overall
4.75
Morimoto
Location
Wailea
Best Dish
Grilled Kama
Best Drink
Casual Encounter

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. 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. Besides being one of the best restaurants in Maui, guests will also 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 the Hamachi Tacos, Sticky Ribs, Grilled Kama, the Japanese Wagyu, and a host of seasonal cocktails with a Japanese and Western flair.

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 seafood options is world famous, and you definitely need to enjoy those with the Aged Morimoto Sake. For dessert, try the Pina Haupia Brûlée– it’s a delicious coconut custard baked with roasted pineapple and chocolate ganache. The house-made “Trio” sorbet option is also to die for!

Address

Wailea Resort

3550 Wailea Alanui Drive,
Wailea, HI 96753

Phone

808-243-4766

Hours

Open Monday to Sunday
4 pm – 8 pm


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06

Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante

Atmosphere
4.75
Taste
5
Creativity
4.5
Service
5
Overall
4.75

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.

Ferraros Best Maui Hawaii Restaurants Review
Location
Wailea
Best Dish
Polpette
Best Drink
Impressive Wine List

When dining at the Four Seasons in Maui, you can’t go wrong. 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. With an award-winning Four Seasons culinary team, no attention to detail is ever left out.

Ferraro’s definitely deserves to be one of our top restaurants with their fabulous location, incredible service, and an all-around incredible menu. It’s an all-around dreamy location and a fantastic Maui restaurant!

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

Address

3900 Wailea Alanui Drive,
Kihei, HI 96753

Phone

808-874-8000

Hours

Open Daily

Lunch 11:00am – 5:00pm

Dinner 5:00pm – 9:00pm


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07

DUO Steak & Seafood

Atmosphere
4.5
Taste
5
Creativity
4.75
Service
5
Overall
4.75

DUO Steak and Seafood is another amazing restaurant located at the Four Seasons Resort in Wailea. It’s located on the resort’s ground floor and offers indoor and outdoor seating. Here, you’ll find a fantastic spot for daily breakfast and dinner. We’d also like to mention that this location is fantastic for witnessing those awe-inspiring Maui sunset views!

Duo Steak and Seafood Best Maui Restaurant Review
Location
Wailea
Best Dish
Snake River Farms
American Wagyu
Best Drink
Classic Martini

This is something super special about dining at DUO. Even though they are known as a Maui steak house, it’s a restaurant for everyone. The chefs at DUO will happily prepare vegan dishes and more customized plates for those with dietary restrictions.

This is something super special about dining at DUO. Even though they are widely known as a Maui steak and seafood house, it’s a restaurant for everyone. Notably, the chefs at DUO will happily prepare vegan dishes and more customized plates for those with dietary restrictions. In fact, this is also one of the best restaurants on Maui for a larger group or family celebration on the spacious terrace. Definitely make reservations ahead of time.

As we all know, Four Seasons properties know how to deliver in an unmatched way. DUO is a perfect example with a menu full of creative, inspiring, and perfectly cooked menu items. Whether you’re there for breakfast or dinner, you’ll surely be impressed. Favorite and notable menu offerings include the Snake River Farms American Wagyu, Smoke & Bourbon Prime Burger, Panang Curry Lobster, and the “Street-Style” Huli Chicken. Once on-island, you’ll quickly notice that Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi is a popularly seen menu item. Don’t sleep on this at DUO — it’s freshly caught and perfect in that always expected Four Seasons fashion. Savor the moment & Enjoy!

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
5
Taste
5
Creativity
4.75
Service
4.5
Overall
4.75

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 indeed find one of Maui’s best restaurants tucked amongst sugar cane fields and a lot of local history.

Haliimaile General Store Best Maui Hawaii Restaurant Review Guide
Location
Makawao
Best Dish
Paniolo BBQ Ribs
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. At Hali’imaile, foodie lovers can explore a menu full of tempting selections like Coconut Seafood Curry, Ahi Poke, a yummy Burrata & Tomato Salad, and of course Bev’s Famous Crab Pizza, which is to-die-for by the way. Since the late 1980s, Hali’imaile has been one of the top restaurants in Maui, and a vacation destination for Maui’s many loved visitors.

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 excellent bar with sweet local vibes and a host of foodie-related events that take place throughout the week, month, season and year.

You have to go to Bev’s Hali’imaile General Store when you visit Maui. Housed by Old-Hawaii plantation architecture and offering a fabulous menu, you cannot go wrong here. Make reservations ahead of time!

Address

900 Hali’imaile Road,
Makawao, Hawaii 96768

Phone

808-572-2666

Hours

Open Tues – Sat (Closed Sunday & Monday)

Lunch: Tues – Sat 11 am – 2:30 pm

Dinner: Tues – Sat 5 pm – 8 pm


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Lahaina Grill

Atmosphere
4.25
Taste
5
Creativity
4
Service
4.5
Overall
4.5

Lahaina Grill is located 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 in Maui. Lahaina Grill specializes in New American cuisine created with locally sourced foods.

Lahaina Grill
Location
Lahaina
Best Dish
Osso Bucco
Best Drink
Maui Mule

If you’re celebrating a date night, birthday or anniversary on Maui, we definitely recommend making dinner reservations at Lahaina Grill. The atmosphere is chic with dimmed lighting, the menu is fantastic, and the service is always exceptional.

Popular appetizers at Lahaina Grill include the Maui Onion Soup, Wagyu Beef Ravioli, and their Ahi Poke. Favorite entrees are the Veal Osso Bucco, Kona Coffee Roasted Rack of Lamb, and the Sautéed New Zealand Ora King Salmon.

Another amazing thing about Lahaina Grill is that they have a fantastic wine menu with regional varieties from around the world. The cocktail menu is award-winning, and the Maui Mule is a fantastic spin on the Moscow Mule. It’s served in a copper cup and made with locally distilled Ocean Vodka, fresh lime, ginger liqueur, Maui Brewing Company’s ginger beer, and crystalized fresh ginger.

Address

127 Lahainaluna Road,
Lahaina, HI 96761

Phone

808-667-5117

Hours

Open Nightly
At 5:00pm


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Paia Fish Market

Atmosphere
4.25
Taste
5
Creativity
4
Service
4.5
Overall
4.5

Paia Fish Market’s flagship location, established in 1989, is at 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. Everything on their menu is tasty and fulfilling, but these two sides steal the show. Please do not leave without ordering their French fries and coleslaw, no matter what you order.

This Maui eatery is casual, cool, and satisfying. They always have great tunes, and the vibe is welcoming. The dining area is super laid back with share picnic table-style seating, and the menu prices are reasonable. 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 are many 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 add 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
10:30am – 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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Star Noodle

Atmosphere
4
Taste
5
Creativity
4.5
Service
4
Overall
4.5

“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 right on Front Street 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
Ahi Belly
Best Drink
Kamuela Fizz

Dining at Star Noodle is so fabulous, the food is so finger-licking good, and the environment is literally breathtaking (especially if you’re there for sunset). 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 and Star Noodle.

Address

1285 Front Street,
Lahaina, HI 96761

Phone

808-667-5400

Hours

Open Daily
Lunch & Dinner: 10:30am – 10:00pm, Monday-Sunday


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Nalu’s South Shore Grill

Atmosphere
5
Taste
4.5
Creativity
4
Service
5
Overall
4.5

Next time you cruise 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.

Nalus Best Maui Hawaii Restaurant Review
Location
Kihei
Best Dish
Poke Bowls
Best Drink
Local Kombucha & 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 makes 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 Bowls are fantastic, and their volcano fries and calamari are the best on the 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 3-6 pm daily, and they have live music nightly throughout the week with a selection of super talented Maui musicians. It’s a perfect Maui restaurant for a casual meal out 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 – 9:00pm


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The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea

Atmosphere
4.5
Taste
4.5
Creativity
4.75
Service
5
Overall
4.5

The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea is a fantastic choice for fine dining on Maui. Guests can enjoy a menu full of locally grown ingredients: organic produce, free-range meats, and local seafood.

Hotel Wailea
Location
Wailea
Best Dish
Kona Kanpachi & Manila Clams
Best Drink
Impressive Wine List

The menu at The Restaurant is Hawaii Regional cuisine mixed with culinary artistry. Executive Chef Bryan McMahon has successfully created a ‘culinary casual’ menu infused with island-sourced foods mixed with classic American, French, Italian, and Japanese menu items.

The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea is currently offering a Prix Fixe Menu that includes three courses. From the first course, guests can enjoy items like Beets, Gazpacho, Hamachi,
Ahi Crudo, Pork Ribs, or Squash Risotto. Main courses include selections like fresh Mahi Mahi, Kona Kanpachi & Manila Clams, and Lamb Chop.

The cocktail, wine, and dessert menus are all amazing at The Restaurant. This is a great place to celebrate an anniversary or a date night in Wailea. The sunset view is insane, the service is fantastic, and the menu will have you craving more.

Address

555 Kaukahi St.,
Wailea, HI 96753

Phone

808-874-0500

Hours

Open Daily
Breakfast, 7 am – 11 am Dinner, 5 pm – 9pm


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Merriman’s Kapalua

Atmosphere
5
Taste
4.5
Creativity
4
Service
5
Overall
4.5

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

Merriman’s
Location
Kapalua
Best Dish
Macadamia Nut Crusted
Mahi Mahi
Best Drink
Impressive Wine Menu

When dining at Merriman’s in Kapalua, savor all parts of their menu as it has been carefully devised to tantalize your senses. Marvel in the Toasted Coconut Creme Brulee or the Waialua Chocolate Macadamia Nut Tart for dessert. Last but not least, definitely make sure to peruse Merriman’s Wine Menu, it is an overtly impressive assortment. 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.

Please note: Merriman’s Kapalua is currently offering only a Prix Fixe Menu. Make sure to make reservations in advance.

Address

One Bay Club Place,
Lahaina, HI 96761

Phone

808-669-6400

Hours

Open Daily

4:00pm – 8:00pm


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Taverna

Atmosphere
4.25
Taste
4.75
Creativity
4
Service
4
Overall
4.25

Located in the Kapalua Resort is one of Maui’s most notable restaurants, Taverna. Taverna is open for Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner, and Sunday Brunch. 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. With the huge Pacific Ocean and award-winning fairway views, here’s a hot spot to put on your Maui dining bucket list.

Taverna Best Maui Restaurant Review
Location
Kapalua
Best Dish
Costola Breve di Manzo
Best Drink
Burning Man-Hattan

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, Gnocchi alla Norcina or the Costola Breve di Manzo, a slow Chianti 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 Burning Man-Hattan made with Bulleit Rye, Carpano Antica, and house-made bitters. Other winning libations include their delicious Mai Tai (you can never go wrong here!) or their seasonal cocktails.

Address
Kapalua Resort

2000 Village Rd.,
Kapalua, HI 96761

Phone

808-667-2426

Hours

Show me when it’s open


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Monkeypod Kitchen

Atmosphere
4.75
Taste
4.75
Creativity
4
Service
4
Overall
4.25

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

Best Maui Restaurant review
Location
Wailea, Ka’anapali
Best Dish
Pumpkin Patch Ravioli
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 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 love 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 offering — 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, happy hour, or a family meal. Without a doubt, you will absolutely fall in love with this Maui eatery!

Address

10 Wailea Gateway Place,
Kihei, HI 96753

Phone

808-981-2322

Hours

Open Daily
11:00am – 10:00pm


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Marlow

Atmosphere
5
Taste
5
Creativity
4.75
Service
4.5
Overall
4.75

Located off the beaten path in Maui’s gorgeous Upcountry, Marlow is renowned Chef Jeff Scheer and his wife Kaili’s wood-fired kitchen. Specializing in Neapolitan-style sourdough pizza, Maui’s 2015 Chef of the Year, Jeff Scheer, designed Marlow around his passion and knowledge of locally grown and produced products. With its winning combination of fresh Maui ingredients, dedication to supporting local, and casual yet stylish vibe, it’s no surprise that Marlow is becoming one of Maui’s best pizza spots.

Best Places To Eat Maui Marlow
Location
Makawao
Best Dish
Prosciutto Pizza
Best Drink
Old Fashioned

The Neapolitan pizza is served hot in just minutes with a perfectly charred crust and a slightly soft middle, making this authentic crust so flavorful and airy. The pizzas are hand-stretched and cooked in the kiawe wood-burning oven from Italy at 900 degrees. Guests will enjoy watching their pizza made from the open kitchen when dining indoors. They offer a small outdoor seating area on the lanai. Guests are welcome to order a to-go pizza and wander on over to Mahalo Aleworks to enjoy their pizza with a locally brewed beer.

The must-tries at Marlow include the Prosciutto Pizza, a white pie topped with thin-sliced salty prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, lemon, olive oil, and toped after bake with locally grown lapa’au arugula. The Potato, basil pesto with mozzarella, and Parmigiano pizza are mind-blowingly delicious. Meatball lovers make sure to order the meatball en sugo. These two jumbo-sized meatballs made from beef and pork are juicy and airy with a perfectly balanced savory tomato sauce, served with a slice of chewy fire-roasted sourdough bread. All of the salad ingredients are fresh local ingredients. The Little Gem Salad is a mouth-watering combo of Kupa’a farms tender gem lettuce and crisp radish tossed in a buttermilk herb dressing and topped with house-made croutons. One thing is for sure, Marlow’s is not your typical pizza joint; it’s the breath of fresh air that Maui’s upcountry needed. Because Marlow is Maui’s newest top pizza restaurant and does not take reservations, guests want to arrive early to add their name to the seating list.

Address

30 Kupaoa Street, A104
Makawao, HI 96768

Phone

808-868-3366

Hours

Open Daily

4:30pm – 9pm for dinner

Wed-Sun, 11am-2pm


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Koiso Sushi Bar

Atmosphere
4
Taste
4.5
Creativity
4.5
Service
4
Overall
4.25

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 the best of Hawaii’s local and sustainable farm culture.

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

Koiso Sushi Bar is an exceptional Maui sushi restaurant choice and nothing less than charming. 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, handwritten wall menus, and a traditional sushi bar managed by a Japanese head sushi chef. It’s fantastic.

Here’s an opportunity to enjoy authentic Japanese food infused with locally sourced ingredients! At Koiso, we love all sushi rolls. 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 Monday-Saturday (Closed on Sunday)
6:00pm – 8:00pm


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Ka’ana Kitchen

Atmosphere
4
Taste
4.5
Creativity
4
Service
4
Overall
4.25

“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…” (Andaz Maui website, 2022)

Ka'ana Kitchen Ahi Bigeye
Location
Wailea
Best Dish
Wagyu Hanger
Best Drink
Impressive Wine List

Ka’ana Kitchen is located at the stunningly gorgeous Andaz Resort in Wailea. Everything Andaz offers their guests is clean, minimal, and quality for a luxurious vacation in paradise. 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 Kalua Pork Eggs Benedict.

For dinner? Be ready to fill your belly with lots of enticing menu items. We love the Watermelon Salad, the Big Eye Ahi, and Grilled Octopus Salad. For dessert, try the Kula Strawberry Cake.

In addition, Ka’ana Kitchen is also 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 a Maui restaurant that supports locals!

Address

Andaz, Maui at Wailea Resort

3550 Wailea Alanui Drive,
Wailea, HI 96753

Phone

808-579-8488

Hours

Open Daily

Breakfast 6:30am-11am

Dinner 5:30pm-9pm


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HONU Oceanside

Atmosphere
4.25
Taste
4
Creativity
4.5
Service
4
Overall
4.25

HONU Oceanside is owned and operated by Mark Ellman, a well-known Maui restaurateur. Honu is located on Front Street behind the Lahaina Cannery Mall. It’s a perfect spot to enjoy a tantalizing menu, excellent 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
Grilled Spanish Octopus
Best Drink
The Felon

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 Oceanside’s menu is full of locally sourced seafood, meats, and produce. A handful of our favorite menu items include Oysters, Grilled Spanish Octopus, Green Goddess Caesar, Bikini Blonde, Battered Fish & Chips, Ali’i Hamakua Mushroom Pizza, and the Whole Wok Fried Fish.

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

Address

1295 Front St.,
Lahaina, HI 97661

Phone

808-667-9390

Hours

Open Monday-Saturday
11:00am – 9:00pm


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The Plantation House

Atmosphere
4.25
Taste
4.25
Creativity
4.25
Service
4.25
Overall
4.25

The Plantation House restaurant is located in the Kapalua Resort. The restaurant is classy, and all will enjoy the Hawaiian hospitality. Guests can enjoy the gorgeous West Maui coastline, the Pacific Ocean, and fairway views from the restaurant.

Top Maui Restaurants Plantation Price
Location
Kapalua
Best Dish
Brown Sugar Togarashi
Seared Ahi
Best Drink
Local Beers & Craft Cocktails

At The Plantation House, Maui golfers, visitors, and residents can enjoy daily brunch/lunch and dinner. Guests of all dietary needs can easily find tasty things to eat, and the chefs are more than happy to customize orders. The menu offers a little bit of something for everyone, and the plates are generous.

We recommend that you make early dinner reservations at The Plantation House so you can enjoy a beautiful West Maui sunset. The vantage point is epic and sets the stage for perfect vacation photos.

Favorite starters on the dinner menu include the Hawaiian Ahi Poke, Beet & Arugala Salad, and a satiating Shrimp Scampi. Our favorite entrees are the Brown Sugar Togarashi Seared Ahi and Hawaiian Short Ribs. Do not forget to order dessert, and when you do, do not miss out on the Coconut Lemongrass Panna Cotta. It’s as fragrant as it is divine!

Address

2000 Plantation Club Dr,
Lahaina, HI 96761

Phone

808-669-6299

Hours

Open Daily

Brunch & Lunch 8:00am – 2:00pm

Dinner4:45pm – 8pm


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Papa'aina

Atmosphere
4
Taste
4
Creativity
4
Service
4
Overall
4

Located in the heart of Old Lahaina, Papa’aina at the Pioneer Inn is home to Top Chef All-Stars, Chef Lee Anne Wong’s newest culinary adventure. With Executive Chef Wong at the helm, it’s no wonder that Papa’aina is becoming one of the favorite brunch spots in Maui.

Best Restaurants in Maui Papa'aiana
Location
Lahaina
Best Dish
French Toast
Best Drink
Papa Mai Tai

Chef Wong’s seasonally created menu is built on the freshest Hawaiian-grown ingredients and promises a unique foodie experience. Her dedication and partnership with local farmers, fishers, and ranchers guarantee guests will enjoy Maui’s best grown and raised foods at this local farm-to-table gem.

Favorite items on the brunch menu at Papa’aina include the French toast with creamy maple butter. This cornflake-crusted coconut fried sweet bread, topped with billionaire bacon, is a house favorite that you can’t skip on your visit to Maui.

Open-air courtyard seating and spectacular ocean views make Papa’aina a perfect brunch spot for families and couples alike. Currently, they do not take reservations for brunch. The best option is to join their waitlist on the “Yelp Waitlist” app. For special events and limited dinner series, visitors can make reservations on OpenTable.

Address

658 Wharf Street Lahaina,
Paia, HI 96761

Phone

808-661-3636

Hours

Open Daily
8:00am – 2:00pm


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Gannon‘s Restaurant

Atmosphere
4
Taste
4
Creativity
4
Service
4
Overall
4

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

Gannons Best Maui Restaurant Review
Location
Wailea
Best Dish
Joe's Famous Meatloaf
Best Drink
Wailea Spritz

Undoubtedly, the service and beautifully prepared foods 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, Kalua Pig Spring Rolls, and the delicious Seared Ahi 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. The Iceberg Wedge Salad is classically nostalgic, and the Blackened Citrus Ahi is fantastic. Carnivores will be in heaven here with mouthwatering choices like the Ginger Hoisin Beef Short Ribs, Joe’s ‘Famous’ Meatloaf, and more.

This Maui restaurant is ideal for holiday meals, anniversary celebrations, and large group dinners. Enjoy happy hour specials in their Red Bar, movie nights, and live music when offered. The restaurant is open Tuesday-Saturday, and they offer many special engagements throughout the week.

Address

Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course

100 Wailea Golf Club Drive,
Wailea, HI 96753

Phone

808-875-8080

Hours

Tues – Sat/span> 3:00pm – 10:00pm


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Cane & Canoe

Atmosphere
4
Taste
4
Creativity
4
Service
4
Overall
4

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
Kona Kanpachi & Kauai Shrimp
Best Drink
Awesome Blossom

Led by Chef de Cuisine Ryan Ferguson, 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. They offer three main menus: Breakfast, Grab & Paddle, and a Prix Fixe Dinner Menu.

Delicious entree items off Cane & Canoe’s dinner menu include the Charred Spanish Octopus, Beet & Burrata Salad, Hamachi Aguachile, Kona Kanpachi & Kauai Shrimp, Jidori Chicken, and the Farro Risotto.

Here, you’ll learn that the cocktails are not just impressive, but awesome! Great options include island-inspired libations like the Montage Mai Tai, Tradewinds, Lilikaloma (Lilikoi Paloma), and the Awesome Blossom made with vodka, candied hibiscus blossom, ginger beer, and lime.

When delighting in the amazing scenery with a cocktail in hand, make sure to nibble from their bread basket selections. They make amazing seeded bread, poi rolls, and lavash. These baked wonders are provided alongside salted butter, Maui olive oil, and Mauna Pua Wai honey. Do not miss out.

Address

1 Bay Drive,
Lahaina, HI 96761

Phone

808-662-6600

Hours

Open Daily

Breakfast 7:00am – 11:00am

Dinner 5:30pm – 9:00pm


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Casanova Makawao

Atmosphere
4.25
Taste
4
Creativity
4
Service
3.75
Overall
4

Casanova’s Italian Restaurant has a rich history in Upcountry Maui. The restaurant first opened in 1986 and is still as popular as the day it opened.

Casanova Makawao is the go-to restaurant for authentic Italian dining in Maui. What makes their restaurant extra special is that the menu is full of classic favorites and locally grown produce, meats, and fresh seafood. For Sunday brunch, guests can choose from various Omelets, Pancakes, Homemade French Toast, a Breakfast Pizza, or one of their delicious Benedicts like the Caprese Pesto Benedict. The dinner menu includes a wide variety of freshly made salads, pasta, entrees, and meat dishes. P.S. They also make their own pasta.

Casanova
Location
Makawao
Best Dish
Linguine Al Funghi
Best Drink
Impressive Wine List

Throughout the week, restaurant patrons can enjoy brunch or dinner at Casanova. They have cozy indoor seating, space for private events, live music, and large family celebrations.

Known for always providing amazingly cooked, honestly Italian food, guests will adore their menu. The focaccia bread, served at every table upon seating, is exceptionally flavorful and served with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. The salads, pasta, and entrees are excellent; the fantastic desserts rotate pending seasonal ingredients.

We love Casanovas! If you’re overwhelmed with the many incredible choices, ask your server for recommendations. They are all more than willing to help you create a full-on fantastic homestyle Italian dinner in Maui.

Here’s a dining spot that will easily slide into your go-to Maui restaurant repertoire.

Address

1188 Makawao Ave,
Makawao, Maui, HI

Phone

808-572-0220

Hours

Mon – Sat, 5pm – close

Sun 10am – 2pm


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Matteo’s

Atmosphere
4
Taste
4
Creativity
4
Service
4
Overall
4

It’s a wine lover’s dream come true on Maui! Matteo’s is located 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. Some very impressive wines from Italy, California, and Argentina, so a wine lover will indeed feel cozy here.

Matteos Best Maui Restaurant Review
Location
Wailea
Best Dish
House-Made Lasagna
Best Drink
Impressive Wine List

Chef Matteo is the man who started it all. 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 famous house-made lasagna is a super-thin pasta enveloping 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.

Matteo’s is an excellent choice for premium Italian food in Maui with exceptional service, fantastic food, and an array of delicious wines from which to choose. Visit this restaurant solo, on a dinner date, or with your family. It will not disappoint.

Address

161 Wailea Ike Place,
Wailea, HI 96753

Phone

808-891-8466

Hours

Open Tues-Sat
4:45pm – 8:00pm


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Maui Brewing Company

Atmosphere
4.25
Taste
4
Creativity
4
Service
3.75
Overall
4

Maui Brewing Company is Maui’s premier handcrafted craft beer maker. At the Kahana brewpub, guests can taste all flavors of Maui Brewing Co. craft beers; accompanied by a unique menu. They also have a fabulous daily happy hour with more tasty share plates. With a tasting room and restaurant in South Maui and an excellent brewpub restaurant in Kahana, we highly recommend that you check out both spots during your next foodie adventure in Maui.

Fish n' chips
Location
Kahana, Kihei
Best Dish
Bikini Blonde
Fish & Chips
Best Drink
Craft Beers

Here, guests of all types can choose items from their menu, even vegans and vegetarians, which is a unique offering for a brewpub. The menu is broken down by salads, burgers and sandwiches, flatbreads, entrees, sliders, and ‘share, pair and taste’ plates. Both locations 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. They’re delish.

When at either of the Maui Brewing Company locations, 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 on Maui. Don’t forget to grab a growler as a perfect beer-loving Maui souvenir.

Lahaina

Address

Kahana Gateway Center

4405 Honoapiilani Highway,
Lahaina, HI 96761

Phone

808-669-3474

Hours

Open Daily
11:30am – 10:00pm

Kihei

Address

MBC Brewery HQ

605 Lipoa Parkway,
Kihei, HI 96753

Phone

808-201-2997

Hours

Open Daily
11:30am – 10:00pm


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Down The Hatch

Atmosphere
3
Taste
4.25
Creativity
4
Atmosphere
3.5
Atmosphere
3.75

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 a late breakfast, lunch, happy hour, or dinner, it’s a perfect destination for all Maui visitors.

Top Maui Restaurant Down the Hatch
Location
Lahaina
Best Dish
Seared Ahi Tacos
Best Drink
Adult Shave Ice

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

Tasty seafood items at Down the Hatch include their Shrimp Po Boys, Lava Lava Shrimp, and Lobster & Crab Grilled Cheese. Little known fact: This West Maui eatery has also become island-famous for its Chicken & Waffles. Insert brunch and a mimosa!

For national acclaim, Down the Hatch has been featured on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives, a show that was hosted by Guy Fieri on the Food Network in 2017.

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

Address

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

Phone

808-661-4900

Hours

Lunch/Dinner

Mon-Thu 10:30am-10:30pm

Fri-Sun 10:30am-11:30pm


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Milagros

Atmosphere
3
Taste
4.25
Creativity
4
Service
3.5
Overall
3.75

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

Milagros Best Maui Restaurant Review
Location
Paia
Best Dish
Blackened Mahi Mahi Tacos
Best Drink
Top Shelf Margarita

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 than a refreshing margarita paired with fresh fish tacos after an afternoon at the beach or 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. One of our favorite lunch items is the mouthwatering fresh fish burrito, made to order grilled or blackened. If fish is not your thing, the fire-grilled burger is hands down one of the best burgers on the island. What really makes Milagros’ burritos pop is the delicious combination of their homemade beans and famous guacamole. 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! You are offered daily from 3-6 pm, and you do not want to miss out. They feature special prices on house margaritas, draft beer, and of course, there’s a specialty cocktail of the day. They also have a daily happy hour food special that never disappoints.

Address

3 Baldwin Ave.,
Paia, HI 96779

Phone

808-579-8755

Hours

Open Daily
11:00am – 9:00pm


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The Pint & Cork

Atmosphere
4
Taste
4
Creativity
3
Service
3
Atmosphere
3.5

The Island of Maui has needed a restaurant like The Pint & 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 brunch and a game, lunch, happy hour, and dinner. Here’s a spot to put on your Maui rotation.

The Pint & Cork
Location
Wailea
Best Dish
The ‘Bib Burger’
Best Drink
Draft Beer Selection

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 the Burgers/Sandwiches menu, try the “Badwich,” 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.

Don’t sleep on the super reasonably priced daily Happy Hour Menu, and enjoy a welcomed sigh of relief because The Pint & Cork also has a Kids Menu with more items than expected. Notable plates include the Lobster Mac & Cheese, Kalua Pork Sliders, and yummy salads. If you love a perfectly cooked steak, make sure to order the 16oz Ribeye Steak.

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

Monday-Saturday, 12pm-8pm

Sunday, 8am-8pm


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Roy's Ka'anapali

Atmosphere
4
Taste
3
Creativity
3
Service
4
Overall
3.5

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
Yamaguchi Spicy Ahi Sushi Roll
Best Drink
Impressive Wine List

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 Szechuan Baby Back Ribs, Yamaguchi Spicy Ahi Sushi Roll, Misoyaki Butterfish, Mac Nut Crusted Local Catch, and the Kaanapali Mix Grill (think Surf & Turf extra special).

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 wine and includes dessert service.

Address

Kaanapali Golf Course
2290 Kaanapali Parkway,
Lahaina, HI 96761

Phone

808-669-6999

Hours

Daily

Lunch 11:00am – 4:00pm

Happy Hour 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Dinner 4:00pm – 8:00pm


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Japengo

Atmosphere
4
Taste
3
Creativity
3
Service
3.5
Overall
3

Japengo is celebrated for serving up some of Maui’s most delicious and exotic Pacific Rim cuisine. Offering an Asian-inspired menu 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
Fujin Roll
Best Drink
Classic 1944 Trader Vic’s Mai Tai

Japengo is the perfect place for a romantic dinner for two or a gathering with friends and family. Situated next to the resort’s waterfalls and overlooking the gorgeous Ka’anapali Beach, you just can’t beat the location! In fact, you and your guests will enjoy a beautiful 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 the island. Most of the seafood is sourced from the local Hawaiian Islands and Japan.

If sushi is not your thing, don’t worry, you will not be disappointed. There’s a wide variety of tasty ‘cooked’ dishes on the menu, including yummy noodles. Try the Miso Braised Shortrib or the Snake River Farms Kobe Beef. 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 – 9:00pm


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Flatbread Company

Atmosphere
3
Taste
3
Creativity
3
Service
3
Overall
3

Flatbread Company is one of the best casual, family-style restaurants in Maui. Located on the North Shore in the Historic Town of Paia, some would say that this restaurant provides guests with the best flatbread pizza in all of Hawaii. This place is legit with local and organic ingredients.

Flatbread Company
Location
Paia
Best Dish
Mopsy’s Kalua Pie
Best Drink
Craft Cocktails

The permanent menu is streamlined and straightforward, with a solid selection of flatbread pizza and ‘make your own’ 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. Order a special, and if you’re lucky, they might have a delicious Veggie, BLT, or Cheeseburger flatbread.

The cocktails are brilliant, the bartenders are fantastic, and the crowd is social and fun. Their widely known J&J service is professional and friendly, and sometimes they feature local Maui musicians when the night is right.

Address

89 Hana Hwy.,
Paia, HI 96779

Phone

808-579-8989

Hours

Daily
11:30am – 9:00pm


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Mahalo for reading our list of the Best 33 Restaurants in Maui for 2022! 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!