The Best Restaurants on Maui
With hundreds of dining options on Maui, we’ve broken it down for you by destination. Wherever you go, you’ll find delicious plantation cuisine, the mix of dishes created by waves of immigrants from China, Japan, Okinawa, the Philippines, the Azores and Korea working with Hawaiians in the vast sugarcane and pineapple plantations that dominated the economy for more than 100 years. While large-scale agriculture may be gone, Maui sugarcane and pineapple live on in spirits, so to speak: Ocean Organic Vodka is distilled from local organic sugarcane, while Pau Maui Vodka is distilled from Maui Gold pineapple.
Maui also boasts its own coffee varietal, Maui Mokka; beef from the multiple ranches of Maui Cattle Co.; and famously sweet onions, among other cool-weather produce grown on the slopes of Haleakala. You’ll find local ingredients at top restaurants created by global superstars like Wolfgang Puck and Masaharu Morimoto and local celebrities like “Top Chef” star Sheldon Simeon and Hawaii Regional Cuisine maven Bev Gannon. If we missed your favorite let us know.
Top Maui Restaurant Picks
Best South Shore Restaurants
Wailea - Kihei - Makena
Best Central and East Side Restaurants
Paia - Haiku - Hana
Best West Side Restaurants
Lahaina - Kaanapali - Kapalua
The community of West Maui is recovering from the wildfires that devastated Lāhainā. Many restaurants are no longer in business or are temporarily closed. Please check their websites for the most recent information.