The Best Restaurants on Maui
Collected by AFAR Editors , AFAR Staff
The Valley Isle embraces a mélange of food influences, highlighted by an abudance of fresh fish and locally sourced produce; eat like a local at a mom-and-pop noodle house, cool down with a tropical fruit shave ice, and splurge on a dinner with unmatched views.
799 Poho Pl, Paia, HI 96779, USA
Tiki bar meets restaurant meets the best food on Maui: foodies flock to Mama’s for the freshest, ocean-to-plate dishes in a postcard-perfect setting. It's so locavore that the menu even names the angler who caught your fish that day! Mama's...
845 Front St a, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
This airy oceanfront restaurant in Maui can get crowded; expect a wait whatever time you go. It's popular for a good reason, though—namely, the stellar menu of Hawaiian seafood dishes. The tropical cocktail menu alone merits a visit! Try a...
819 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
Once a delicacy of Japanese royalty, shave ice went mainstream in the 1920s. The refreshing treat then crossed the Pacific with immigrants—workers bound for the sugar plantations and pineapple fields of Hawaii. Now a classic way to cool down...
3674 Baldwin Ave, Makawao, HI 96768, USA
Opened in 1916, this Upcountry Maui icon draws hordes of locals and savvy visitors. Racks of sweets line the shop, including T. Komoda's legendary cream puffs—recently eclipsed by the amazing stick doughnuts. The menu also includes pies,...
2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
When it comes to fish, Maui does it right. Whether it's seared, fried, raw, baked, or simply stuffed in a taco, Maui has some of the freshest fish you can order anywhere in the world. While here, order a refreshing drink from the bar, and watch as...
820 Olowalu Village Rd, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
For most visitors to Lahaina, Olowalu is simply a blip on the road between the airport and their resort or hotel. There's one general store, a popular snorkeling site, and that's really it. But there's also a small kitchen and pie shop that might...
658 Front St #160, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
Front Street, Lahaina, is home to two famous burger joints. One has an oceanfront location and the name of a Jimmy Buffet song, and the other simply has the island's best burgers. While there's no denying the popularity of famously-named...
286 Kupuohi St, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
Blink and you'll miss this fantastic Asian restaurant, located in an unassuming industrial park near the Lahaina resorts. There's a little of everything here: Korean meets Chinese meets Japanese meets Malaysian cuisine. Don't miss the housemade...
425 Koloa St, Kahului, HI 96732, USA
Specializing in local comfort food with a twist. The food was good, but beware the giant portions and plan accordingly. I swear my kalua pork was like an impenetrable mountain and was way too much for someone of my petite size.
Maui, Hawaii, USA
Our last night we decided to splurge a bit and treat ourselves to this restaurant that is known for its outstanding seafood dishes. I still cannot stop thinking about the kalua pig potstickers and my husband says his Hawaiian Opah was the best...
5900 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
When eating at the Sea House Restaurant, it's hard to decide what is actually better: the view of Molokaʽi across the water, or the Molokaʽi sweet potatoes used in the frittata. Either way, both combine for a memorable breakfast on the island's...
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