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Best Food in Maui

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I'm not sure I've ever been anywhere quite as yummy as Hawaii, and the best these islands have to offer is available in a delicious array on Maui.

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  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Foodie
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

9 Places

3 City Tips

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9 Places

Coconut's Fish Cafe

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Hali’imaile General Store

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Mama's Fish House

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Merriman's

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Monkeypod Kitchen

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Morimoto

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Sam Sato's Incorporated

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Star Noodle

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Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice

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Chris O's City Tips

  • A little "aloha spirit" goes a long way anywhere — especially in Hawaii.
  • Keep in mind that the lifestyle is sweet on Maui but that wages are low and expense high. Be kind with your tips. Folks are working hard to make your stay in paradise as perfect as possible!
  • Distances between places on Maui may suggest shorter driving times than in reality. Maui's roads are windy, the topography is extremely varied, and weather conditions can change at nearly every bend. Take your time and enjoy the stunning scenery.
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    Coconut's Fish Cafe
    Restaurants (American, Seafood, Soups, Hawaiian)
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    Chris O Says:

    People love Coconut's Fish Cafe, especially its 'famous fish tacos' that can be assembled with any combo of 17 ingredients including their celebrated coleslaw and mango salsa.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Can’t make it to Maui? A few franchises of Coconut’s have now opened in Texas.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 739 restaurants in Maui
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Poke and more 17/11/2017
    • Fish Taco Heaven!!! 17/11/2017
    • Coconut's Fish Cafe
    Address:
    1279 S Kihei Rd
    Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-5228
    Phone:
    +1 808-875-9979
    Price range:
    US$9 - US$12
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    Hali’imaile General Store
    Restaurants (American, Seafood, Hawaiian)
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    Chris O Says:

    Set within a pineapple field along the lower slopes of Haleakala, Chef Beverly Gannon’s original award winning restaurant has been a mainstay of the Maui dining scene for more than a quarter century, and offers guests a brilliant blend of gourmet and gourmand dishes highlighting the best of the island’s delectable bounty.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Hali’imaile is a great place to taste local produce such as Maui’s famed sweet onions.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #42 of 739 restaurants in Maui
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great food 12/11/2017
    • Can't miss experience in Maui 12/11/2017
    • Hali’imaile General Store
    Address:
    900 Haliimaile Rd
    Maui, HI 96768-9711
    Phone:
    +1 808-572-2666
    Price range:
    US$31 - US$50
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    11:00 - 21:00
    Sat - Sun
    17:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    Mama's Fish House
    Restaurants (American, Hawaiian)
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    Chris O Says:

    Probably Maui’s most popular restaurant (and with good reason), Mama’s is world famous for its cozy setting, super friendly service and (most importantly) its amazing food. Seafood lovers will be especially in their element here.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Reservations are strongly recommended.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 739 restaurants in Maui
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wonderful fish, great setting - at a dear price. 17/11/2017
    • Expected better 17/11/2017
    • Mama's Fish House
    Address:
    799 Poho Pl
    Paia, Maui, HI 96779-9708
    Phone:
    +1 808-579-8488
    Price range:
    US$25 - US$100
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    Merriman's
    Restaurants (Seafood, International, American, Hawaiian)
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    Chris O Says:

    This popular oceanfront restaurant wows guests with a farm-to-table approach to fine dining.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Family
    Tips
    • 90% of the menu at Merriman’s is locally sourced fresh line-caught fish, grass fed meats and Hawaiian grown produce.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 739 restaurants in Maui
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best restaurant I ate at in Maui! 17/11/2017
    • Our favourite Maui restaurant! 17/11/2017
    • Merriman's
    Address:
    1 Bay Club Pl
    Kapalua, Maui, HI 96761-8760
    Phone:
    +1 808-669-6400
    Price range:
    US$20 - US$40
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    15:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    Monkeypod Kitchen
    Restaurants (American, Bar, Seafood, Hawaiian)
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    Chris O Says:

    From the folks behind Merriman’s, Monkeypod Kitchen is a fun and laid back place to unwind and enjoy a wood fired pizza, homemade cream pie, craft beer, 'culinary' cocktail — or whatever else your taste buds crave.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Want beer? Monkeypod Kitchen boasts more than 30 craft beers — on tap!
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #55 of 739 restaurants in Maui
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lunch 16/11/2017
    • Monkey pod 15/11/2017
    • Monkeypod Kitchen
    Address:
    10 Wailea Gateway Pl
    Wailea Gateway Center
    Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-6527
    Phone:
    +1 808-891-2322
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$30
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:30 - 22:30
    Other:
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    Morimoto
    Restaurants (Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian)
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    Chris O Says:

    This 'casual elegant' establishment from Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto is a hit for all the right reasons.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Weren't able to make a reservation? Try rocking up to the sushi bar for a more casual dining experience.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #113 of 739 restaurants in Maui
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • My Last Visit was a Disappointment 16/11/2017
    • Meh 15/11/2017
    • Morimoto
    Address:
    3550 Wailea Alanui Dr
    Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-9518
    Phone:
    +1 808-879-1234
    Price range:
    US$31 - US$50
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:30 - 14:00
    17:30 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Sam Sato's Incorporated
    Restaurants (Hawaiian, Asian)
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    Chris O Says:

    Hawaii’s diverse immigrant makeup is on delicious display amid the reasonably priced items on the menu at this low key Wailuku eatery. For 'ono grindz' in an unassuming and authentic island style setting, there's nowhere better than Sam Sato’s.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The dry noodles and plate lunch come stacked high, and are highly recommended.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #248 of 739 restaurants in Maui
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Hidden gem for delicious and expensive local food in Wailuku 15/11/2017
    • Wow. Delicious local food! 04/11/2017
    • Sam Sato's Incorporated
    Address:
    1750 Wili Pa Loop
    Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-1288
    Phone:
    +1 808-244-7124
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 14:00
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    Star Noodle
    Restaurants (Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Vietnamese, Singaporean)
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    Chris O Says:

    As affordable (for Lahaina) as it is tasty, Star Noodle makes awesome noodles and a variety of other Asian specialties from scratch daily.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Despite the noodle namesake, lots of folks swear by the steamed pork buns.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #39 of 739 restaurants in Maui
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Sweet Mother of Pork 17/11/2017
    • Hidden gem in Lahaina 16/11/2017
    • Star Noodle
    Address:
    286 Kupuohi St
    Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-2742
    Phone:
    +1 808-667-5400
    Price range:
    US$7 - US$15
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:30 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice
    Restaurants (Fast food, Hawaiian)
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    Chris O Says:

    Chill out with a shave ice — Hawaii’s most refreshing sweet treat. Locals and visitors alike love Ululani’s ultra yummy version and reckon it’s the tastiest Maui has to offer.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • For the ultimate in snowy fluffiness, try the “Haleakala” flavor combo — topped with sweetened condensed cream and cream mix.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 739 restaurants in Maui
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Can't get enough of the shaved ice. 17/11/2017
    • It’s okay 15/11/2017
    • Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice
    Address:
    790 Front Street
    Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-2358
    Phone:
    +1 808-877-3700
    Price range:
    US$4 - US$8
    Hours:
    Sun - Fri
    10:30 - 21:00
    Sun - Sat
    10:30 - 21:30
    Other:
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