MORE MAUI RESTAURANTS
Aloha Mixed Plate
Voted "best plate lunch on Maui" this casual dining restaurant offers a mixed plate of traditional Hawaiian cuisine like the kalua pig combined with a variety of traditional favorites from around the world including teriyaki beef with rice and pickled vegetables, adobo, pork or chicken stew, kalbi or marinated ribs and the Chinese a rice noodle and vegetable dish, chow fun. These "mixed plates" can be enjoyed beside an ocean view any time of the day.
Set against a luxurious poolside backdrop, DUO is Maui's newest culinary jewel, serving a robust menu of steak and seafood masterpieces. Its intimate and inviting bar, stocked with an impressive international wine list, greets guests as they arrive, and its mixologists prepare refreshing specialty cocktails. Under the direction of Executive Chef Roger Stettler, the menu focuses on an array of prime cuts of steak, including Japanese Kobe beef, as well as the freshest seafood and seasonal island produce. Dinner reservations recommended.
Ferraro's Bar e Ristorante
The soft sounds of a violin and guitar are heard throughout this restaurant situated on a golden sandy beach. Enjoy a sophisticated and eclectic wine list while relaxing in the fresco-filled dining room or dining under the stars while tasting world-class Italian cuisine. Dinner reservations recommended.
Five Palms Beach Grill
Sitting on the beach by the clear blue Pacific this open-aired restaurant provides the diner with a casual yet elegant setting and a panoramic view of the world-famous Wailea coastline. Surprises from Thailand, nuances of Japan and the flavors of America are perfectly blended in menu items including barbecue pork spring rolls and six spice braised beef short rib. At night, with the torches lit on the beach and the main dining room open, the ambience shifts to evening romantic but still casual. Dinner reservations recommended.
Chef Gerard graciously combines classic French cuisine with the unique flavors of Hawaii earning him top honors for his fusion dishes. Featuring an award winning wine list and extravagant dessert menu Gerard's is the perfect place to indulge. Guests can dine, in air-conditioned comfort, or choose one of our roman tic tables situated on the veranda. Garden Patio tables are available upon request. Reservations recommended.
Hali'imaile General Store
Dine on old wood floors under high ceilings in a room emblazoned with works by local artists. The food, a blend of eclectic American with ethnic touches, puts an innovative spin on Hawaii regional cuisine.
Set in a re-created 1930s Hawaiian beach house, this open-air dining room on the beach features a nostalgic setting with warm koa walls, antique koa canoes and memorabilia that evoke memories of old Hawaii. The menu includes Chef Peter Merriman's coconut seafood chowder, scallop and lobster pot stickers, and ahi poke tacos – raw ahi with shoyu, Maui onions and chili flakes. Enjoy a variety of menu items and sunset views with gracious hospitality. Dinner reservations recommended.
Artfully-prepared Japanese cuisine is served in an elegant setting overlooking the lahaina and napalm pools as well as the Pacific Ocean. Choose fresh and tasty dishes that include not only classic nigiri sushi and creative maki sushi rolls, but also a sampling of Pacific-Rim inspired fare ranging from lobster mango summer rolls to coconut crème brûlée, a local favorite. Dinner reservations recommended. Sushi Bar is served on a first-come, first-served basis.
Treat yourself to a relaxing meal served at an umbrella-shaded table on the open-air lanai and sip pineapple-passion-fruit-guava drinks and watch sailboats glide in and out of the harbor. The friendly wait staff will be happy to serve you one of the four fresh fish dishes offered daily and the signature dessert, Hula Pie: a vanilla-macadamia-nut ice cream topped with chocolate fudge and whipped cream in an Oreo-cookie crust. Dinner reservations recommended.
This million-dollar vista spans the flanks of Haleakala, rolling 3,200 feet down to central Maui, the ocean, and the West Maui Mountains. Go for sunset cocktails and watch the colors change into deep end-of-day hues. When darkness descends, a roaring fire and lodge atmosphere add to the coziness of the room. Reservations recommended.
This ultra-casual indoor/outdoor café with a "surfer décor" serves something for everyone. Encompassing Hawaiian regional, Thai, Mexican, French, Greek and Italian, this eatery offers inventive and fun fare including favorites such as evil jungle pasta and fresh fish tacos as well as tasty vegetarian and vegan dishes.
Leilani's on the Beach
Leilani's offers the perfect vantage point for viewing amazing sunsets framed by the islands of Lanai and Molokai. The open dining room offers sweeping ocean views, and has long been a popular place for both residents and locals to enjoy their favorite casual fare while sipping exotic cocktails and enjoying live entertainment. Menu offerings include appetizers, salads, sandwiches, Hawaiian local plates, and, for dessert, Kimo's Original Hula Pie.
Longhi's sets the benchmark for impeccable dining and has been a Maui landmark and a culinary leader in Hawaii since 1976. Award winning cuisine includes: fresh island fish, prime steaks, giant lobsters, fabulous pasta dishes and the most succulent desserts.
Mama's Fish House
Guests will thoroughly enjoy an eclectic Polynesian influenced menu. It is obvious to the eye and the palette that only the finest ingredients are used in Mama's recipes. Fine favorites include: Tahitian ceviche with fresh lime and coconut, oysters on the half-shell with a mango mignonette, ahi sashimi salad with pohole ferns and wasabi goat cheese, and the mahimahi stuffed with lobster and crab baked in a macadamia nut crust. Reservations recommended.
Maui Brewing Co.
Offering handcrafted ales and lagers this brewpub uses as many local products as possible to ensure freshness. To create a unique pub dining experience, handcrafted beers are used in many of the pubs menu items. Basic menu covers: salads, fish and chips, fish sandwiches, cheeseburgers, pizza as well as heavier fare of beef stew, jambalaya, and a kalua pig plate lunch. The late-night menu offers sliders, pizza slices, and lighter fare.
Milagros Food Company
Milagros home-style cooking, upbeat atmosphere, and highly publicized margaritas make for a great meal any time of the day. Their menu features a combination of Southwestern and Pacific Rim styles and flavors accompanied by fresh veggies and Kula greens. Lunch favorites include ahi burgers and a mac-nut grilled salmon salad. The dinner menu features a grilled ahi burrito, seafood enchiladas, New York strip steak, shrimp pasta, and Chesapeake Bay crab cakes.
Nick's Fishmarket Maui
This classic seafood restaurant sticks to the tried and true. They boast a high degree of professionalism in both service and preparation, and it's hard to beat the fantasy setting on the south Maui shoreline. Fan favorites include The Greek Maui Wowie salad, fresh fish like opakapaka, grilled opah, and Hawaiian spiny lobster. For those who don't eat fish, they offer rack of lamb, roasted chicken, and dry-aged New York steak. Reservations recommended.
Sitting outdoors at an umbrella-shaded table near the water's edge or at a spot in the breezy, marble-floored interior, customers are sure to enjoy a whimsical dining experience. Exciting fare is created with a passion for freshness. Signature dishes include "Hapa" tempura, coconut macadamia nut crusted catch of the day and pink-peppered beef. Reservations recommended.
California meets Hawaii in this contemporary-designed eatery featuring fresh, local Hawaii ingredients prepared under the culinary watch of master chef, Wolfgang Puck. This inspired menu offers Wolfgang Puck's classics and many locally inspired dishes including the hana hearts of palm salad, Hawaiian-style ceviche of opakapaka, pan-roasted uku with lobster sauce Americaine and Hawaii's best caramelized pork chop with lomi lomi tomatoes. The wine and beverage list is well-thought-out and extensive. Reservations required.
Roy's Kahana & Napili Bar and Grill
These sibling restaurants are next door to each other, offer the same menu and are busy, busy, busy. They bustle with young, hip servers impeccably trained to deliver blackened ahi or perfectly seared lemongrass shutome hot to your table, in rooms that sizzle with cross-cultural tastings. Reservations recommended.
This unmarked dining room (look for the neon sight that says, Wailuku) in an odd corner of Wailuku is always packed, a tribute to the chef's clean, crisp Vietnamese cuisine – and the Maui grapevine. Grab a round of rice paper and wrap your own Vietnamese "burrito" of tofu, noodles, and vegetables. Lemongrass shrimp, curries and Nhung Dam, the Vietnamese version of fondue, are among the solid hits, but the spicy, crisped Dungeness crab is tops.
Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar
This perpetual award-winner offers an extensive menu of Japanese and East-West delicacies. The menu consists of furiously fusion, part Hawaii Regional Cuisine, and all parts sushi. Maki is the mantra here. Dining choices include panko-crusted ahi sashimi, ahi carpaccio, Asian rock shrimp cakes, and traditional Japanese tempura, as well as simpler fare that includes shrimp tempura, noodles, and wok-tossed upcountry vegetables. Desserts are not to be missed – opt for tempura fried ice cream with chocolate sauce. Reservations recommended.
The Feast at Lele
The Feast at Lele is a culinary and cultural experience that sizzles. Dances from Hawaii, Tonga, Tahiti and Samoa are presented, up close and personal, in full costumed splendor. Chanting, singing, drumming, dancing, the swish of ti-leaf skirts, the scent of plumeria – it's a full adventure. Guests sit at white-clothed, candlelit tables set on the sand and dine on a five-course meal that features entrees from each island. Reservations required.
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