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There are so many excellent restaurants on Maui, and many of them are located within a fifteen minute drive of the condo.  Here are some of our local favorites, in all price ranges. These are listed in order of proximity to Kahana Reef.
Also, see our tips at the bottom of the page.
  Restaurant: Known for: Price Range


  Miso Phat
4310 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Ste 111

excellent sushi + BYOB
When you factor in the BYOB, the prices are very reasonable



Honokowai Okazuya & Deli
3600 L. Honoapiilani Rd., Honokowai
island cuisine, takeout




  Slappy Cakes
Times Market Shopping Center
breakfast or lunch
with a really fun, do-it-yourself twist.
...and the food is good!



  Mama's Ribs & Rotisserie,
Napili Plaza, Napili


$-$$ 665-6262
  Maui Tacos,
Napili Plaza, Napili
Lahaina Square, 840 Wainee St, Lahaina
local fast food,
fish tacos that are
delicious and affordable
$-$$ 665-0222
The Gazebo
5314 L. Honoapiilani Rd., Napili
behind Napili Shores Outrigger
b'fast/lunch with a view
Be prepared for a line,
but it's worth the wait!
$$ 669-5621
  Sea House,
Napili Kai Beach Club, Napili
Ahi Poke Nachos are incredible! Also, island drinks and a view of our favorite local bay
$$ 669-1500
1 Bay Club Pl., Napili/Kapalua
seafood and stunning views;
go for brunch, lunch, or happy hour (3-5)
$$$-$$$$ 669-6400
  Pineapple Grill
Kapalua Resort, Bay Course
delicious burger &  reasonable prices
with a golf course or ocean view


  Honolua Store
502 Office Rd., Kapalua
real local cuisine


$-$$ 665-9105
Sansei Seafood & Sushi Bar
600 Office Rd., Kapalua
sushi the best on Maui! Great happy hour and late night sushi specials, too.
$$-$$$ 669-6286


2000 Village Rd, Kapalua
with an island flair
$$-$$$ 667-2426
  Hula Grill
Ka'anapali Beach
lunch "on the beach"


$$-$$$ 667-6636
  Plantation House
2000 Plantation Club Dr., Kapalua
ambience & views


$$$$ 669-6299
Mala Ocean Tavern
1307 Front St., Lahaina
weekend brunch;
cocktails and tapas
$$-$$$ 667-9394
1287 Front St, Lahaina
"Maui-Mex" with a
killer chili relleno;
great views, too
$$ 661-1287
  Aloha Mixed Plate
1285 Front St, Lahaina
$3.50 Happy Hour
Mai Tai's; and coconut shrimp
is back!
$-$$ 661-3322
Old Lahaina Luau
1251 Front St, Lahaina
The best and most authentic luau on the West side. Go early for great cultural history & demos
$$$ 667-1998
Star Noodle
246 Kupuohi St., Lahaina
Asian fusion noodles,
and more. Delicious!


  Pi Artisan Pizzeria,
900 Front St., A1,
Lahaina Town
delicious pizza
featuring home-made cheeses and very reasonable prices

$-$$ 667-0791
  Ruth's Chris Steak House,
900 Front St.,
Lahaina Town


$$$$ 874-8880

Koa's Seaside Grill
839 Front St.,
Lahaina Town
The Gazebo's sister restaurant with a great view of Lanai.


  Lahaina Fish Co.
831 Front st.,
Lahaina Town
fish & chips
with a view
$$ 661-3472
  Cheeseburgers in Paradise
811 Front st.,
Lahaina Town
nice harbor view;
good burgers and fries
$$ 661-4855

808 Grindz Cafe
843 Waine'e St,
Lahaina Town
In the same shopping
center as Foodland
Onolicious Breakfast!
This 'hole in the wall' has great food, no view, and lots of island atmosphere!
No reservations.
Expect a line, or else come at 11:45
$ 280-8914
  Lahaina Grill
127 Lahainaluna
Lahaina Town
'nouvelle Hawaiian'


$$$$ 667-5117
  Lahaina Pizza Company
730 Front St.,
Lahaina Town

Chicago-style pizza; live music




Cool Cat Cafe
658 Front St., "The Wharf"
Lahaina Town
burgers, fish sandwiches


$$ 667-0908

Betty's Beach Cafe
505 Front St., Lahaina
Kalua pork sandwich;
live Maine lobster on Wednesday nights; Sunday brunch.
Dining with a view


Leoda's Kitchen & Pie Shop
Rt. 30, Olowalu
the BEST sweet and savory pies!
$$ 662-3600
Las Pinatas
395 Dairy Rd, Kahului
Best Mexican on the Kahului side -
hands down!
$-$$ 877-8707
Paia Fish Market & Restaurant
632 Front St, Lahaina

100 Hana Hwy, Paia
best fresh fish sandwiches and platters, bar none!




 * New to our list within the last 6 months

On Deck we've heard these restaurants are good**:

Beach Bum's,
  Napili Plaza

The Mill House Restaurant
  Maui Tropical Plantation, Waikapu

Casual American Beach Food & BBQ

Gourmet "Farm to Table"


 ** These are relatively new restaurants that we haven't had a chance to visit, yet. If you go to one of them before we do, let us know about it!

Some restaurants, like Sansei, offer "kama'aina" (local) specials the island equivalent of the "early bird special." Arrive before 5 or 6 pm, and get up to half off your meal!  These vary, and are always subject to change, so call to inquire.  Keep an eye out, because kama'aina rates are hard to beat and can be found at some of the best restaurants in the area!

If you love sushi, here's a great take-out tip! The Times Market in Honokaowai has some of the most delicious fresh-made sushi you can get, and the prices are very reasonable. Check it out in the refrigerated display near the entrance.

Arriving & Departing
We're always hungry after a long flight to Maui, and if it's not too late in the day, we head off to a restaurant in Kahului or Paia. Likewise, when we fly home we plan extra time to enjoy a tasty meal at one of these restaurants before we take off.

Here are a few notables restaurants to check out after you arrive or before you leave Maui. And, remember, there's no law against taking these on the plane, unless, perhaps, the TSA Agent is hungry, too. ;-)

Olowalu Leoda's Kitchen & Pie Shop
(approx. halfway between Kihei and Lahaina)
These nice folks make the best savory and sweet pies. Words alone cannot do them justice. You must try Leoda's at least once during your stay!
Paia The Fish Market
110 Hana Hwy
at intersection with Baldwin Ave.
The best fresh fish sandwiches, period.
New location in Lahaina by the banyan tree is now open!
  Mama's Fish House
Hana Hwy, past Paia,
left at mile marker #8
The ultimate in Hawaiian atmosphere and cuisine. You must go to Mama's at least once in your lifetime! The downside is it's become so popular that it's quite expensive.
Kahului Las Pinatas
295 Dairy Rd
Just great Mexican! This is a favorite when when we're over in Kahlui around lunchtime and we have an appetite for Mexican. Never a bad meal! 
  Marco's Grill & Deli
70 E Kaahumanu Ave
at intersection with Dairy Road (Rt 30)
Delicious deli sandwiches, large portions and good prices.
Get it to go and eat it on the plane!
  Tiki Tiki Thai
395 Dairy Rd
Excellent Thai cuisine on the way to the airport $$
  Thailand Cuisine 2
Maui Mall
70 E Kaahumanu Ave
Authentic, delicious Thai dishes
at great prices. Don't let the Mall setting dissuade you.

Maui restaurants are constantly changing, and we do our best to keep up with them. If you happen upon a good West Maui dining spot that we don't have listed, please let us know the who, what, where and why. Mahalo!
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