Scallop risotto from Gannons Restaurant on Maui
Scallop risotto from Gannons Restaurant on Maui

Best restaurants and cafés on Maui

Maui has an abundance of restaurants with a focus on fresh island produce and seafood – many with magical views.
The view from Pacifico on the Beach on Maui Image Spencer Starnes
The view from Pacific'o on the Beach on Maui. Image: Spencer Starnes

Pacific’o on the Beach

The iconic Pacific’o on the Beach at Lāhainā is Maui’s only restaurant with its own farm offering a steady supply for its contemporary menu, O‘o Farm in Upcountry Maui. Recently revamped with cypress timber doors from Haleakalā and a bar countertop made from repurposed eucalyptus from the farm, its executive chef, Isaac Bancaco, was born and raised on Maui.

pacificomaui.com

Maui Brewing Co.

Maui Brewing Co. at OUTRIGGER Kā‘anapali Beach Resort serves craft beers on tap with a menu of locally-sourced, island-inspired cuisine. 

mauibrewingco.com

A fire pit at Huihui restaurant at OUTRIGGER Kā‘anapali Beach Resort on Maui at sunset
A fire pit at Huihui restaurant at OUTRIGGER Kā‘anapali Beach Resort on Maui at sunset

Huihui

Beachfront restaurant Huihui at Outrigger Kā‘anapali Beach Resort offers a modern twist on traditional cooking methods, with signature dishes reflecting the practice of Hawaiian navigation by using ingredients the Islands’ original inhabitants used to sustain themselves on their brave voyages.

huihuirestaurant.com

Cane and Canoe at Montage Kapalua Bay on Maui
Cane and Canoe at Montage Kapalua Bay on Maui

Cane & Canoe

Cane & Canoe, at Montage Kapalua Bay, also has a farm-to-table philosophy, with interiors inspired by a traditional Hawaiian canoe house.

montagehotels.com

Lineage

Lineage, at the Shops at Wailea, combines family recipes with locally sourced produce, including produce from Oprah Winfrey’s farms.

lineagemaui.com

Hali’imaile General Store

Housed in a century-old building, Hali’imaile General Store, which was founded by Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine co-founder Bev Gannon, has been a favourite for both Upcountry Maui residents and visitors to nearby Haleakalā National Park for more than three decades.

hgsmaui.com

Pā‘ia Fish Market

The former plantation town of Pā‘ia, on Maui’s north coast, also has great options. Be sure to stop at Pā‘ia Fish Market to try one of its famous fish burgers.

paiafishmarket.com

Mama’s Fish House

For a fine dining experience, Mama’s Fish House restaurant and inn showcases fresh Polynesian cuisine, with an ever-changing menu that lists the name of the fisherman and where their catch was caught.

mamasfishhouse.com

Chef Sheldon Simeon at his restaurant Tin Roof on Maui. Image: Hawai‘i Tourism Authority - AJ Feducia

TIN ROOF

Ma and pa-style eatery TIN ROOF at nearby Kahului is worth checking out for renowned Hawaiian-Filipino chef Sheldon Simeon’s counter creations.

tinroofmaui.com

Kahului food truck park

There’s also a colourful food truck park on the Haleakalā Hwy at Kahului, which is a great place to try local favourites. Kīhei also has a food truck park, known as Kīhei Food Oasis.

Maui Wine
Maui Wine

Maui Wine

Upcountry Maui is heaven for foodies, with plethora of places to discover. Try pineapple wine and other handcrafted drops at an exclusive tasting in a stone cottage that was once a jail cell at Maui’s only winery, MauiWine at ‘Ulupalakua Ranch.

mauiwine.com

Surfing Goat Dairy

Also in Upcountry Maui, you can learn how cheese is made at the award-winning Surfing Goat Dairy.

surfinggoatdairy.com

Ali‘i Kula Lavender Farm

Stroll among the perfumed purple flowers at Ali‘i Kula Lavender Farm and admire the view as you enjoy scones with lavender tea or lemonade on the deck of the cafe before stocking up on lavender soap, candles and honey.

aliikulalavender.com

Lunch being cooked in the outdoor oven at Oo Farm on Maui Image Angela Saurine
Lunch being cooked in the outdoor oven at O‘o Farm on Maui. Image: Angela Saurine

O‘o Farm

O‘o Farm offers an experience that takes the paddock-to-plate concept to a whole new level. Its “seed to cup” breakfast tour incorporates the history of coffee and a real roasting operation, while guests on the lunchtime tour wander around the farm with a guide and help pick salad before enjoying a feast served by the farmers cooked on an outdoor oven in an open-sided hut with a corrugated iron roof.

oofarm.mybigcommerce.com

Read More