Five of Kapalua's Best Places to Eat
First time visitors to Maui have a long list of pleasures waiting to welcome them. There are the stunning beaches, and many to choose from, along the coastline of this gorgeous island. There is also an incredible variety of entertainment, nightlife, and shopping. No trip to Maui would be complete without indulging in the culinary scene. The island has access to a wide range of fresh fish, produce, and some of the best tropical fruit that will ever pass your lips. For a treat, there’s nothing quite like dining al fresco at one of the best Kapalua restaurants.
1. The Plantation House
There are few restaurants where the views and the food are equally outstanding. The Plantation House in Kapalua is one of those restaurants. If you’re craving a romantic night out or are planning a special celebration, the Plantation House will provide a memorable meal from start to finish. All year long you can watch incredible sunsets from here, but during the winter, guests have the special treat of watching migrating whales swim by as well.
2. Sansei Sushi Bar
Our environment definitely makes us crave certain foods. If after a day in the sun you’re looking for a special meal out, but don’t want to eat heavy fare like steaks, make a reservation at Sansei Sushi Bar. Voted one of the best Asian restaurants on the island by several publications, Sansei Sushi Bar is known for its Pacific Rim Specialties along with its fresh sushi. If you’ve never tried sushi before, Hawaii is definitely the place to give it a try. The fish couldn’t be any fresher for your first sushi experience.
3. Pineapple Grill
Who could resist a restaurant called Pineapple Grill? Besides the appealing name, this restaurant is also known for its locally-sourced, quality ingredients. This is definitely one of the best places to taste the bounty of produce that Maui is famous for. If you’re a wine enthusiast, the Pineapple Grill should be on your list as well. This restaurant has received awards from wine magazines for its global wine list to accompany their excellent cuisine and nightly live music. It’s definitely worth visiting this restaurant that has earned the title of "best restaurant of the year."
4. Merriman’s Kapalua
Do you want a taste of what local chefs have up their sleeves in Maui? Merriman’s Kapalua is one of those restaurants that has been gaining attention from the media for its farm to table approach to cooking. Other appealing features include the availability of both indoor and outdoor dining, a wide selection of wines by the glass, and the fact that just about everything on the menu is made in house. That’s right, everything down to the artisan bread, ice creams, and pastries, are all made right here.
5. The Banyan Tree
For the nights where you’re craving something a little different, check out the Banyan Tree, serving up Asian cuisine. An outdoor bar and lounge will be a place you will want to spend some time after dinner over a few cocktails. Local Hawaiian ingredients are what make this Asian restaurant so special. Here you have the opportunity to sample the bounty of produce that will surrounds your Kapalua vacation rental condo.