There are too many amazing restaurants on the island to even begin to name them all, but some stand out above the rest. Here are a few of our favorite casual dining options
Paia Fish Market has been running for 26 years, and with three locations on Maui, business is booming!
Sea House is located at the northern end of Napili Bay within the Napili Bay Resort. They serve Pacific-Rim cuisine and have arguably one of the best happy hours on the island. Regardless of the killer drink and food specials, their location is stunning with outside seating for oceanfront views. Their happy hour is popular […]
This small Mexican restaurant is lesser-known and one of the most underrated eateries on Maui. They are located in Azeka Shopping Center in Kihei, open for lunch and dinner, and their food is truly outstanding. Although they are among one of the more expensive casual restaurants, you will forget all about the prices once you’ve […]
Owned by Mick Fleetwood himself, this casual-upscale dining option lies smack dab in the middle of Front Street in Lahaina. Its most attractive features include the ocean views from its rooftop and a stage and dance floor. Their menu consists of exquisite American dishes, an extensive wine list, and creative cocktails. Fleetwood’s is one of […]
This small Mediterranean-Indian restaurant is nestled into a string of shops and restaurants along Baldwin Ave in Paia. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with cozy outdoor seating, occasional live music and overall relaxing energy. Their menu features gourmet sweet and savory crepes, curries and salads. They are decently priced and the food […]
With Maui being one of the world’s top travel destinations, its culinary aspects have a high standard to live up to. Luckily, our island is home to some of the most creative, talented and forward-thinking chefs alive. They are constantly trying new and innovative techniques with their dishes, utilizing Maui’s abundance of fresh exotic fish and locally grown ingredients. The result is a collection of five-star fine dining establishments that locals and visitors alike have the privilege of enjoying. Here are some of the highest award-winning, best of the best on Maui. (It goes without saying that their food is priced to match the hype!)
This breakfast and Italian Oceanside eatery is an open-air, white-tablecloth spot for pastas, wine, tiki torches & views.
The Millhouse is an innovative fine dining venue established only in the last couple of years that has quickly gained esteem across the island. They serve sophisticated, New American dishes and are fiercely loyal to using only locally grown ingredients. A notable trait of Millhouse is its cocktail menu – they use juices from fresh […]
Morimoto Maui is a stylish sushi and Japanese cuisine fine dining venue located within the Andaz resort in Wailea on the south shore. They serve some of the best sushi on-island at a beautiful beachfront setting with 180-degree ocean vista views. This is another fine-dining option on Maui where you can expect to spend more […]
Merriman’s Maui is located on the oceanfront overlooking Kapalua bay within Kapalua Resort. Their menu features farm-to-table Hawaii regional cuisine with the unique stylings of respected Chef Peter Merriman. The venue has live music daily and is well known for its open-air Point Lounge, the ideal place to enjoy their elegant dishes. Menu items include […]
Mama’s Fish House has been the #1 pick for fine dining on Maui for years on end. It is a world-renowned, five-star venue that serves fresh fish caught daily and is popular for not only its delicious, impeccable food but its picture-perfect location. Set literally beachfront at “Mama’s Beach,” in Kuau right past Paia town, […]
Hali‘imaile General Store is the original and most acclaimed restaurant of chef Bev Gannon, and serves eclectic American food with Asian overtones, capturing the essence of modern food in Hawaii. Located on Hali’imaile Rd. on the outskirts of Haiku and Makawao, its name tends to be misleading. This is a five-star venue, with some of […]
They’re affordable, convenient, and a great way to try local cuisine while supporting small businesses. Remember that while most food trucks usually stick to one location, they are a restaurant on wheels so it’s never a guarantee that they’ll be in the same place every day. Here are some of our top picks for food truck dining around Maui:
Horhitos is located in Kihei across from Kalama Park. They’re known for super low prices and convenient late hours. The favorites are their shrimp tacos and a refreshing beverage called a mangonada. Because of their central location and low pricing they can get really busy, especially during lunchtime. If you go during peak hours you […]
This truck is highly rated mostly because of their delicious shrimp dishes. They have moderate prices that are definitely fair for the large portions you receive. They are located on Kahului Beach Rd, but their days and hours are fluid so call ahead if you plan to pay a visit.
Teddy’s food truck is located in Kihei in a food truck pod behind the Azeka Shopping Center. Their burgers are truly outstanding, and even though their food truck is relatively new on the road, they are already staying busy. Their fries are very good as well, with large portions. Their prices are a bit higher, […]
With limited eating options in Hana, this food truck is a lifesaver. Their dishes average about $15 each which is a little pricy compared to others, but the portions are large and as far as Thai food is concerned, they stay fairly authentic. They have an extensive menu for such a little truck, and their […]
This truck is best known for its ono fish sandwich, garlic fries, and the chef/owner, Dino. He’s very hospitable and seems to make an impression with nearly every person he serves. Prices are decent and the quality of food is generally great, with a pretty wide variety of dishes to choose from. Dino is awesome, […]
Poke has become somewhat of a national craze the last couple of years, but you won’t experience real poke until you’ve tried it in Hawaii. As their name suggests, this food truck is known for their poke, and also their delicious furikake fries. If you’ve never tried poke and you like seafood, this truck might […]
Road to Hana
It was an epic road trip. We got a camper van. We drove on the road to Hana with no issues, camped in the rain, camped in the wind, by the beach, under streetlights and in the middle of nowhere. We loved exploring the road to Hana at a much slower pace. This was an incredible experience. Thanks, Aloha!
Sea Escape Maui Boat Rental
“Yeah, perfect day, we saw two big humpback whales, thousands of fishes, turtles, the cliffs and much more! We were able to see 150 meters down in the sea. All in all, it was an awesome experience, without any ripple out there. It could not be any better!”
We went to the south east side. Then we went to Molokini. We saw a 5-feet white shark. Water clarity was amazing. Then we just cruised around. We also caught a couple of fishes. It was a great experience all around! Thanks!”
“Well! We took the kids to Molokini, we did Snorkeling, and we were lucky to see some whales. The boat was wonderful to drive, this is our third time with your service, and we will try to be back.”
Sea Escape Maui Boat Rental – Captain Steve!
Hey, this is caption Steve here. Just got back from the trip to Molokini. We saw whales, jumping, spinning, playing, and it is a great time!
Caroline and Sabastian
“Well what can I say about the trip of a lifetime? We got engaged. We spent a magical time at a National Park. Aloha Outdoors was totally cool and showed me everything. We spent less for a home and car than anyone could manage with a hotel and rental car.”
Joel and Tanya
“Being able to rent the camper van for a full 10 days made our Maui experience so much more!! In fact I have sent dozens of people your way already, so expect a few more people from Juneau Alaska! Thank you sooo very much it was the best way to travel! Oh, and keep the extra food and drinks!”
Sally, Sarah, and Suzan
“We rented a camper for my fiancé’s birthday and had a such a great and memorable experience! What a beautiful and unique way to see the island. Our friends rented a second van a we toured the island as a group. It was an opportunity of a lifetime on a minimal budget. Thanks Aloha Outdoors.”
“What a great time on the water, the boat was fantastic and ran flawlessly. They gave us great instructions and recommendations on where to go. We went to Molokini crater and did some snorkeling, fun time and beautiful fish galore. Then on the way to turtle town the Humpback whales put on a show of a lifetime. I just love the whales and dolphins. How incredible to see them breach so close. Nothing better than having your own boat and the freedom to go where you want and when you want. 5 Hours was just the perfect amount of time.”
“Just got done with the boat rental from a few hours ago. In a word, AWESOME! We started at 6am so we beat the crowds for snorkeling at Molokini, then just cruised around looking for whales. We saw at least 10, with a few of them fairly close. I will recommend this to anyone coming to Maui. The staff was great at setting us up and made it a breeze. The boat was very nice and we only had to spend $31 on gas, although we didn’t go as far as most people might. If you’re thinking about doing it, do it!”
We live here and we’re looking for a way to get on the water without buying our own boat. They gave us an awesome orientation, launched the boat, and off we went. So many whales! Went over to Molokini, then over to Wailea to cruise the coast. Found a mooring, went swimming & ate lunch. Coming back, they were right there to take our lines, and take over from there. So nice to just show up, take off, and then leave the clean up to them! Looking forward to doing it again! Highly recommend this avenue to all!”