Great Restaurants Across Maui

Great Restaurants Across Maui

  • Maggie Salerno
  • 10/4/22

This list of amazing eateries across Maui has been curated by Maggie and Mick as some of their favorite go-to restaurants. In each of these locations, there are a variety of options and amazing locations. The incredible food choices with the level of quality and service that they provide, make these choices their go-to's for very good reason. These restaurants vary in pricing however, you can expect to leave each one happy and full with meals ranging from $20-$70 per person.

 

North Shore (Haiku, Paia)

NUKA ($$)

Nuka is a Japanese restaurant located in Haiku on Maui. The restaurant is family-owned and operated, and has been in business for over 10 years. Nuka specializes in authentic Japanese cuisine and offers a wide variety of dishes including sushi, sashimi, tempura, and teriyaki. The restaurant also has a full bar and offers a variety of sake, beer, and wine. Nuka is open for lunch and dinner, and they only take reservations in person. If you have a long wait time, across the street is Colleens where you can grab a drink and relax. The restaurant's website includes a menu, directions, and contact information.

 

Paia Fish Market ($)

The Paia Fish Market is a casual seafood restaurant located in Paia on Maui. The restaurant is known for its fresh seafood and offers a wide variety of dishes including fish tacos, grilled fish, and seafood pasta. The market serves fresh seafood that is caught daily. The menu offers a variety of seafood items such as fish tacos, fish burgers, cheeseburgers, calamari, pasta, and much more. The market is open for lunch and dinner. The lunch menu features items such as the catch of the day, fish and chips, and ahi burgers. Paia Fish Market also offers a variety of beer, wine, and cocktails. The Paia Fish Market is open for lunch and dinner and Pro-Tip, call ahead and order your food to-go because the lines are always out the door!

 

Cafe Des Amis ($)

 

Cafe Des Amis is a French-inspired restaurant located in Paia on Maui. The restaurant is known for its fresh and locally grown food and offers a wide variety of dishes including salads, curries, crepes, and sandwiches. Maui is a foodie paradise, and one of the best places to enjoy a meal is at Cafe Des Amis. This charming cafe has a casual atmosphere, and it's the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely breakfast or lunch. The Chicken Avocado Crepe is a must-try, and the Shrimp Curry has an incredible depth of flavor with mild spice. And of course, you can never go wrong with a nutella or banana caramel crepe for dessert. Whether you're looking for a quick bite or a leisurely meal, Cafe Des Amis is sure to please. Bon appetit!

 

Upcountry (Kula, Makawao)

Grandma's Coffee House ($)

Grandma's Coffee House is a coffee shop and cafe located in Kula on Maui. The coffee shop is known for its fresh, locally-grown Haleakala coffee, and offers a variety of coffee drinks including lattes, cappuccinos, and espressos. Grandma's Coffee House also has a full menu of breakfast and lunch items. For more than twenty years, Grandma's Coffee House has been a fixture in the small town of Keokea. The coffee shop is known for its cozy atmosphere, friendly service, and delicious Hawaiian-style coffee. Every morning, locals and tourists alike line up for a chance to enjoy a cup of Grandma's famous coffee. The coffee shop is also famous for its homemade pastries, which are made fresh daily. In addition to coffee and pastries, Grandma's offers sandwiches, salads, and hot plates for lunch. The coffee shop is open daily from 6am to 2pm.

 

Kula Bistro ($$)

 

Kula Bistro is a French-inspired restaurant located in Kula on Maui. The restaurant is known for its fresh, locally-grown food, and offers a wide variety of dishes including salads, quiche, Panini, sandwiches, pasta and entrees. Kula Bistro is a hidden gem tucked away in the small town of Kula on Maui. The restaurant has a cozy, homey feel, and the menu features fresh local ingredients. The dishes are all reasonably priced, and the service is friendly and attentive. I highly recommend the Bruschetta, Calamari Steak Pupu, and Creamy Vodka Pomodoro - this would be a great choice as a full meal! Whether you're looking for a quick bite or a leisurely meal, Kula Bistro is definitely worth a visit. The Kula Bistro is open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. So stop by anytime and enjoy a delicious meal in the relaxing Kula atmosphere.

 

Casanova Italian Restaurant ($$)

Casanova Italian Restaurant is an upscale Italian restaurant located in Makawao on Maui. Cassanova Italian Restaurant in Makawao on Maui is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic evening out. The restaurant is located in an intimate setting, and the menu features classic Italian dishes. The pasta is handmade, and the pizzas are cooked in a wood-fired oven. The wine list includes both local and imported wines. The service is attentive, and the staff is knowledgeable about the menu items. Cassanova is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday, and reservations are recommended. Whether you are looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion or simply want to enjoy a delicious meal, Cassanova Italian Restaurant is sure to please you.

 

East Side (Hana)

Hāna Farms Roadside Stand($)

Hāna Farms is a roadside stand and farm located in Hana on Maui. The farm is known for its fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables, and offers a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, jams, jellies, and baked goods. Hāna Farms also has a small cafe, serving breakfast and lunch items made with fresh, locally-grown ingredients. Maggie, originally from New York, boasts that Hana Farms has the best pizza on the island!

 

Thai Food By Pranee ($)

Thai Food By Pranee is a casual Thai restaurant located in Hana on Maui. The restaurant is known for its fresh, made-to-order Thai food, and offers a wide variety of dishes including curries, noodles, soups, and salads. Pranee Khruasanit Halvorsen is a noted authority on Thai cuisine, and her cookbook Thai Food by Pranee is a comprehensive guide to preparing authentic Thai dishes. In her book, Halvorsen provides clear instructions and step-by-step photos that make it easy for even novice cooks to produce delicious results. The recipes in Thai Food by Pranee are organized into sections that cover everything from appetizers to desserts, and each dish is accompanied by a beautiful full-color photo. With its delicious Thai cuisine and easy-to-access location, Thai Food by Pranee is the perfect way to explore the culinary delights of Thailand. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and they take reservations online.

 

Huli Huli Chicken ($)

Huli Huli Chicken at Koki Beach is a casual chicken restaurant located in Hana on Maui. The restaurant is known for its fresh, made-to-order chicken, and incredibly delicious yet simple meals, the Huli Huli Chicken, the Combo Plate and the Kalua Pork Sammidge. Huli Huli Chicken is a Hawaiian dish that is named after the method of cooking it. The chicken is cooked over an open fire and turned or rotated frequently, hence the name “huli huli.” The chicken is marinated in a sweet and savory sauce made with soy sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar, and ginger. The resulting dish is moist and flavorful, with a slightly charred flavor from the grill. Huli Huli Chicken is traditionally served with rice and macaroni salad (Mac Salad), but it can also be enjoyed on its own as an appetizer or main course. When in Hawaii, be sure to try this delicious dish!

 

South Side (Kihei, Wailea, Makena)

Nick's Fish House ($$$)

Nick's Fish House is an upscale seafood restaurant located in Wailea on Maui. The restaurant is family-owned and operated, and has been serving delicious seafood dishes for over 20 years. Nick's Fish House is known for its fresh fish, which is caught daily from the nearby waters. The menu features a variety of seafood items, including grilled fish of all varieties, seared diver scallops, and 12 oz lobster tails, amongst other amazing dishes. In addition to its fabulous food, Nick's Fish House also offers stunning ocean views. The restaurant is located right on the water, and there is a large outdoor deck where guests can enjoy the gentle sea breeze. Whether you're looking for a romantic dinner spot or a place to enjoy a delicious meal with friends, Nick's Fish House is a perfect choice. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and they take reservations online.

 

Monsoon India ($$)

Monsoon India is a casual Indian restaurant located in Kihei on Maui. The restaurant is known for its fresh, made-to-order Indian food, and offers a wide variety of dishes including curries, noodles, soups, and salads. Monsoon India Restaurant in Kihei on Maui is a great place to enjoy a delicious Indian meal. The restaurant offers a wide range of dishes, from classic curries to fiery tandoori chicken. The staff is always happy to recommend a dish to suit your taste, and the prices are very reasonable. It is also located directly on the water, so not only do you get authentic, delicious Indian food, but you can enjoy the breathtaking sunsets as well. The atmosphere at Monsoon India is always warm and friendly, and the food is cooked fresh to order. So if you're looking for a great Indian restaurant on Maui, be sure to check out Monsoon India in Kihei. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and they take reservations online.

 

Spago ($$$)

When it comes to world-renowned dining, Maui definitely delivers. The island is home to a number of acclaimed restaurants, one of which is the James Beard Award-winning Spago by Wolfgang Puck in Wailea. Located on the ground floor of the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Spago offers stunning ocean views and an innovative menu that highlights the best of local produce combined with culinary flair and amazing flavors. Dishes like kampachi crudo with pineapple relish and roasted Maui onion are fresh and flavorful, while the poke cones and tomahawk steak are simply unforgettable. With its breathtaking setting and exceptional cuisine, it's no wonder that Spago is one of the most sought-after tables on Maui. The restaurant is open for dinner, and they take reservations online.

 

Gannon's ($$$)

Gannon's is a seafood restaurant located in Wailea on the island of Maui. The menu features fresh, local seafood as well as an extensive wine list. The restaurant has a casual atmosphere, and the service is friendly and attentive. The views from the patio are stunning, and the sunsets are simply beautiful. If you're looking for a romantic setting or a place to celebrate a special occasion, Gannon's is a perfect choice. We highly recommend the seared ahi poke and the lobster risotto. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and they take reservations online.

 

West Side (Lahaina, Kaanapali, Napili)

Star Noodle ($$)

Star Noodle is a casual Asian noodle restaurant located in Lahaina on Maui. The restaurant focuses on Asian-inspired dishes, using fresh ingredients sourced from the island. The menu features a variety of noodle bowls, including pho and ramen, as well as stir-fries, curries, and more. There's something for everyone at Star Noodle, making it the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal on Maui. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and they take reservations online.

 

Frida's Beach House ($$$)

Frida's Beach House is a Mexican restaurant located in Lahaina on Maui. Frida's Beach House is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal while taking in the stunning views of the ocean. The menu features a variety of seafood and local specialties, all prepared with fresh, ingredients. The outdoor patio is the perfect spot to enjoy a Mai Tai or glass of wine, and the friendly staff will make sure you have everything you need to relax and enjoy your stay. Whether you're looking for a romantic dinner for two or a place to host a large group, Frida's Beach House Restaurant will exceed your expectations. Make sure to add this gem to your list of must-visit restaurants when you're in Maui! The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and they take reservations online.

 

Māla Tavern ($$$)

Māla Tavern in Lahaina is one of Maui's best-known and most beloved restaurants. The restaurant is known for its delicious seafood, which is caught fresh daily from the nearby waters. The menu also features a variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables, as well as meats and poultry that are raised on Maui. In addition to its great food, Māla Tavern is also famous for its beautiful location. The restaurant is situated on the Lahaina waterfront, offering stunning views of the harbor and the island of Lanai. Visitors to Māla Tavern can enjoy their meal while watching the sunset over the water or strolling along the shops and cafes that line the harbor. I highly recommend the Ahi Bruschetta followed by Steak Frites as an appetizer and entree. With its wonderful food and fantastic location, it's no wonder that Māla Tavern is one of Maui's favorite restaurants. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and they take reservations online.

 

Fleetwood's On Front Street ($$)

Fleetwood's On Front Street is an upscale American restaurant located in Lahaina on Maui. Fleetwood's on Front Street Restaurant in Lahaina in Maui is a must-go for any visitor to the island. The food here is amazing, with fresh seafood and produce sourced directly from the surrounding waters and farms. The menu changes daily, so there's always something new to try. And the views are simply stunning, with expansive ocean vistas that are perfect for enjoying a meal or cocktail at sunset. However, it's not just the food and views that make Fleetwood's so special. The staff here is warm and welcoming, always ready to help you choose the perfect dish or drink to enjoy. Whether you're looking for an intimate dining experience or a fun night out with friends, you'll find everything you're looking for at Fleetwood's on Front Street. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and they take reservations online.

 

We hope you found this article informative and that you try some of these wonderful restaurants during your next trip to Maui or if you live here and have yet to try these, they are all worth trying.

 

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