Maui Restaurants

For a place the size of Maui, there’s a lot going on when it comes to the dining scene, from ethnic holes-in-the-wall to stunningly appointed hotel dining rooms, and from seafood trucks to oceanfront fish houses with panoramic views. Much of the food is excellent, but some of it is overpriced and touristy. If you’re coming from a "food destination" city, you may have to adjust your expectations.

Follow the locavore trend, and at casual and fine-dining restaurants choose menu items made with products that are abundant on the island, like local fish, beef, venison, onions, avocados, cabbage, broccoli, asparagus, hydroponic tomatoes, myriad herbs, salad greens, kalo (taro), bananas, papaya, guava, lilikoi (passion fruit), coconut, mangoes, strawberries, and Maui pineapple. You can also look for treats grown on neighboring islands, such as mushrooms, purple sweet potatoes, and watermelon.

"Local food," a specific and official cuisine designated as such in the 1920s, is an amalgam of foods brought by the ethnic groups that have come here since the mid-1800s and also blended with the foods native Hawaiians have enjoyed for centuries. Dishes to try include lomilomi salmon, laulau, poi, Portuguese bean soup, kalbi ribs, chicken katsu, chow fun, hamburger steak, and macaroni salad. For a food adventure, take a drive into Central Maui and have lunch or dinner at one of the "local" spots recommended here. Or get even more adventurous and take a drive around Wailuku or Kahului and find your own hidden gem—there are plenty out there.

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  • 1. Tommy Bahama

    $$$ | American

    It's more "Island-style" than Hawaii—and yes, it's a chain—but the food is consistently great, the service is filled with aloha, and the ambience...Read More

  • 2. Casanova Italian Restaurant & Deli

    $$$ | Italian

    An authentic Italian dinner house and nightclub—the place turns positively raucous (in a good way) on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights...Read More

  • 3. Cuatro

    $$$ | Eclectic

    Chef-owner Eric Arbogast has admirably turned this tiny space tucked into a corner of a strip mall into a comfortable restaurant serving well...Read More

  • 4. Duke's Beach House Maui

    $$$ | American

    The spot's the thing—the view is amazing—at this casual eatery just steps from the beach on the grounds of the Honua Kai Resort & Spa. The...Read More

  • 5. Hula Grill

    $$$ | American

    A bustling, family-oriented spot on Kaanapali Beach, this restaurant designed to look like a sprawling ’30s beach house serves large dinner...Read More

  • 6. Sea House Restaurant

    $$$ | Seafood

    Built in the 1960s at the Napili Kai Beach Resort, before there were laws forbidding construction so close to the beach, this restaurant is...Read More

  • 7. Seascape Maalaea Restaurant

    $$$ | Seafood

    Maui Ocean Center's signature restaurant is a great choice for seafood (aquarium admission is not required to dine here) and offers harbor and...Read More

  • 8. The Mill House

    $$$ | Eclectic

    The food is so fresh at this Waikapu standout that while seated at your mountain view table you can see the fields where the food was grown...Read More

  • 9. Kai Sushi

    $$$ | Japanese

    For a quiet, light dinner, or to meet friends for a cocktail and some ultrafresh sushi, head to this handsome restaurant on the lobby level...Read More

  • 10. Sangrita Grill & Cantina

    $$$ | Mexican

    The menu categories at Sangrita may be familiar, but the authentic ingredients and deep flavors are new. The guacamoles and salsas—all house...Read More

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