The Valley Isle, Maui, is the second largest among the islands of Hawaii. Aside from its breathtaking nature, friendly people and beautiful beaches, this island also houses a wide array of restaurants that are worth visiting. With cuisines including a mixture of both traditional and modern dishes, the island of Maui has also been considered a foodie’s paradise. Whatever sort of cuisine you are craving for, there is a restaurant that is perfect for your next meal and well worth a trip out from your Maui beach resort.
To make the most of your visit to Maui and your stay in one of our 2 bedroom or 3 bedroom beachfront rentals, you should experience more than just the sun, the sea, the people and the amazing views. Part of Maui’s beauty includes fresh and locally produced ingredients that will make every meal a gastronomic paradise. But if you are looking for some of the best restaurants to visit on the island, here’s our top ten list of the great places to eat in while visiting the island of Maui.
Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop – West Maui
Looking to grab a bite on your way from the Kahului airport to your home away from home? Satisfy your cravings for some home-made specialties by visiting Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop. This restaurant provides guests a casual, family-style dining experience in a comfortable plantation era atmosphere. Using only farm fresh and sustainable ingredients, Leoda offers a selection of handcrafted sandwiches, baked goods, salads and their special sweet and savory pies that you can bring home and enjoy.
Lahaina Grill – West Maui
Established in 1990, this contemporary bistro features a New American cuisine in its venue setting, atmosphere, and dishes. With your oceanfront vacation rental just minutes from this fine dining restaurant, you are sure to enjoy surf and turf style meals like their signature dishes including sautéed local mahi-mahi, wagyu beef ravioli, bufala tomato salad and so much more!
The Plantation House – West Maui
Owned and operated by the Cohn Restaurant Group, The Plantation House provides its guests with island-inspired cuisine that you can enjoy with an overlooking view of the legendary Kapalua golf course. With their menu boasts a large selection of breakfast, lunch, grill or dinner meals, it’s the perfect place for a celebration or even for a sweet, relaxing date for you and your loved one. The Plantation House is also a great place to hold weddings, social events, and corporate gatherings.
Sansei Sushi – West Maui
Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar is one of the most popular restaurants in the islands of Hawaii, with its selections including Asian-inspired cuisine and modern-style sushi. If you are looking for seafood meals that are a delight to all your senses, then Sansei’s signature dishes are sure to satiate your cravings. Their panko crusted ahi roll and the Kapalua butterfly roll are some among the favorites of frequent guests. You can also try their multi-award winning Asian shrimp cake with ginger lime butter and cilantro pesto.
Tin Roof – Central Maui
This new generation mom and pop shop is owned by Chef Sheldon Simeon and his wife Janice. As a local and home-inspired restaurant, Tin Roof provides its diners with delicious and affordable meals, including their kau kau tins (rice bowl meals) with your choice of topping, as well as their noodles, salads, sandwiches, and desserts. As a guest of Tin Roof expect to be provided with honest, ono food, with ingredients sourced from the island’s local farmers, purveyors, ranchers, and fishermen.
Mama’s Fish House – North Shore Maui
This family-owned restaurant has been a local go-to place on the island since the year 1973. Their Polynesian-inspired menu selection includes seafood dishes, cooked using nothing but the freshest ingredients. Among the favorites are the Tahitian ceviche, ahi sashimi salad, and stuffed mahi-mahi. They are among the few restaurants on the island that offer fresh sea-to-table meals, with a guarantee that all the seafood that they get are prepared and served within 24 hours of being caught.
Kula Bistro – Upcountry Maui
A casual, family-style bistro, Kula offers its diners a wide array of breakfast, lunch and dinner meals served homestyle, with an Italian flair. Their meals are made using fresh, high-quality ingredients that are sourced locally. Their selections include local favorites, special entrees, authentic pastas, specialty pizzas, burgers and more. So if you’re looking for fresh and flavorful meals at affordable rates, served in a comfortable atmosphere, check out Kula Bistro!
Kihei Caffe – South Maui
If you are looking for a great breakfast to start your day in Maui, then this is the place to be. Kihei Cafe has been a favorite breakfast spot on the island for years, serving more than 40 breakfast choices from 5 am to 2 pm. In case you need a little extra convincing, the Kihei Caffe also offers one of the best cups of coffee on the island. So if you are searching for some satisfying meals at affordable rates, this is the place to go!
Morimoto Maui – South Maui
Inspired by a modern Japanese beach house, this scenic restaurant provides its diners with an intimate and relaxing experience. As a good choice for either lunch or dinner, Morimoto Maui is owned and operated by Chef Masaharu Morimoto. His dishes include a mix of both Western and Japanese ingredients, from sushi and maki to salads and sandwiches, all of which are served in a unique culinary flair. Aside from the meals, they also feature an outdoor liquor bar where they serve a large selection of sake, specialty cocktails, and other spirits.
Ka’ana Kitchen – South Maui
If you are craving for some Hawaii-style farm-to-table meals, Ka’ana Kitchen at the Andaz Maui is the right choice. Using ingredients sourced from the local farmers, fishermen, and foragers in Maui, Ka’ana promises its guests sumptuous breakfast and dinner meals that will stimulate the senses, all served family style. Their classic meals include grilled octopus, ahi tataki, and their best-selling fried chicken. Ka’ana also offers vegetarian meals such as the black sesame noodles, Szechwan eggplant, and watermelon salad.
The scenic island of Maui offers its visitors a one of a kind adventure-packed experience. Whether you’re backpacking alone or traveling with your significant other, your friends or your family and kids, there’s a wide selection of activities to sign up for. And what better way is there to make the most of your visit than by enjoying the most wonderful food and drink the island has to offer.
And to make the most of your stay, contact us today if you are looking for some of the best Maui vacation rentals. We can help you find the perfect place to stay in as you visit the magical island of Maui.