5 best restaurants in Maui
Our favourite places to eat. Enjoy awesome food and stunning decor.
It’s a mouthful but so is the food
Who would have thought that Hawaii’s state fish has such a long name? Well, that name is also the name of this gorgeous Polynesian-style, open-air restaurant. Relax, just tell your driver you want to go to Hoo-moo-hoo-moo, and he’ll know the spot. And what a spot it is! It floats atop a saltwater lagoon: exotic, romantic, with the freshest of fish and the most heavenly of sunsets. Still hungry? Top off your meal with a coconut rice pudding tower!
Grand Wailea, 3850 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea
Tel: +1 808 875 1234 www.grandwailea.com
Leis Family Class Act Restaurant
Next generation cooking
Where can you taste the food of the future? Or get a four-course fine dining meal for just $30? Hawaii! Eat out at the Maui Culinary Academy, where the students are your chefs and servers. Under the watchful eye of their instructors, the globally influenced menu is a real treat and changes weekly. Particularly enjoyable is the passion and friendliness of the students – and the thought that you’re giving them the opportunity to perfect their art. Book well ahead.
310 W. Ka'ahumanu Ave, Kahulu
Tel: +1 808 984 3280 www.mauiculinary.com/
Tel: +1 808 667 4506 www.sonzmaui.com
Son'z Maui at Swan Court
Maui’s most romantic restaurant
Waterfalls, tropical gardens and lagoons. Black and white swans. The rolling surf of the Pacific. For a restaurant to be called the most romantic in such a gorgeous destination takes some doing. Well, they’ve done it here, serving up head-over-heels dishes, including sublime goat-cheese ravioli with Kula corn, grilled beef tenderloin marinated in coffee and, crucially, Hawaii’s largest wine cellar with over 3,000 bottles.
Hyatt Regency Maui, 200 Nohea Kai Dr., Kaanapali
Delightful gem sparkles above Maui
Get to know the real Maui. Star Noodle has, in a twinkle of an eye, become one of the island’s favourite restaurants. Don’t be put off by its location above the highway in an industrial park. That’s just part of its unassuming allure. Instead, go there for the friendliest “Aloha”, hip, communal dining, delicious Maui-Eastern cuisine and a cocktail list which is the envy of the town, including, quite probably, the island’s best lychee martinis.
286 Kupuohi St., Lahaina
Tel: +1 808 667 5400 www.starnoodle.com
Mama's Fish House
Authentic is beautiful
Mama's on Maui is everything the pictures of Hawaii promised you: a rustic beach house surrounded by swaying coconut trees on a deserted white beach. But the food is the real treat here: a wide variety of delicious fish so fresh that it was swimming in the sea that very morning. Polynesian artefacts and original artwork adorn the hardwood walls and the rooms blossom with kaleidoscopic flower arrangements. This is the reason you came to Hawaii!
799 Poho Place, Paia
Tel: +1 808 579 8488 www.mamasfishhouse.com/