Top Restaurants in Maui

Nothing tops off a day in the sun like a delicious meal. With delectable restaurants along top-notch coastal coves and jetties, Maui does food almost as well as it does beaches.

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Chef Gerard Reversade spearheads this culinary destination in Lahaina. It has been hailed for its elegant French platters that bring the flavors of the City of Love to the shores of Hawaii. All the meals are crafted from fresh island products - only one of the reasons Gerard’s has been awarded four stars from Forbes for five years in a row, and Fodor’s Choice in 2009. The only disclaimer is that with royal foods come at royal prices. Eat inside with air-conditioning or experience the romantic ambiance of the tables on the veranda.

Mama’s Fish House  

For some of the freshest fish in the country, head to Mama’s Fish House on Poho Place in Paia. The eatery reels in wild fish caught by its own fisherman. Mama’s is tucked in a coconut grove on a remote white sand beach, though locals and tourists alike tend to flock here. The insides of the converted beach house restaurant are decorated with beautiful Polynesian artifacts. Opakapaka, Opah and Ono are some of the delicious fish you’ll find on the menu.

Hula Grill Ka’anapali  

A vacation isn’t complete without a few glasses of wine on the beach. Hula Grill Ka’anapali packs an extensive list of white and red wine and champagne from all over the world that’ll leave your pallet primed and ready to go for dinner. Enjoy charred short rib, lemon ginger roasted chicken or the crowd-favorite coconut seafood chowder, which blends lobster, shrimp scallop and fresh fish in a coconut cilantro broth. Is your mouth watering yet? Besides the food, Hula hosts live music almost every night of the week.

Cool Cat Cafe  

You’ll feel like you’re back at home in the states at this 50’s diner. Located in downtown Lahaina, Cool Cafe Cafe serves up award-winning burgers made from Angus Beef with a mix of local spices. The restaurant has a wide selection of juicy burgers, but if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, there is also vegetarian options and fish to feast on. Live Rock ‘n’ Roll, jazz or island sounds fill the bar every evening.

Star Noodle  

Spice up your life at Star Noodle, an Asian restaurant a couple minutes from the beach in Lahaina. With great service and zesty specialty dishes, this place takes pork plates to a new level. From crispy pork belly to steamed pork buns to ground seasoned pork, there’s never enough. Once you’re satiated, stick around for the house's A-list cocktails.


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