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Dec 19, 2006 05:52 PM

One Nice Meal In Maui

Looking for one great meal in maui (does not have to be expensive to be great). I do not mind spending a couple of $$$ for a really good meal.

Also please give any favorite "local" spots.

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  1. For a "nice" meal, most people love Mama's Fish House in Paia. I was just there a couple of months ago and I have to say that the best meal I had in the entire two weeks was at Saigon Cafe in Wailuku. There's no sign on the building (just Christmas lights and a star) and it's definitely a local hot spot. We went back several times and it's definitely worth the trip! Plus, if you're near the airport area at all, it's not that far out of the way. Enjoy your stay!

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    1. re: LAcupcake

      Thanks, Guess by "nice" I should have said the one best place on the island.

    2. I would go to Spago and make sure that Cameron Lewark is in the kitchen.
      Tell your server you want him to cook something just for you, I can tell
      you this is the way to go and you will not be dissapointed. He blew us
      away this year, just unbelievable, don't listen to some of the negatives
      that are so often repeated here. Bon Appetit!

      I would also go to Hailiimail General Store, worth the senic drive!

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      1. re: manomin

        Spago wasn't in existance on my last trip to Maui, but I've heard very good reports. I will second the comment on the Hali`imaile General Store. Bev Gannon is great and this is a spot well worth the drive for either lunch or dinner.

        In Lahina Town, my best meal has been at David Paul's, but that was some time back. Pacific-O's has always been a favorite for slightly down-scale dining.


        1. re: Bill Hunt

          We had a great meal at Pacific 'O on our last trip there. Incredibly fresh fish, interesting preparations, and a lovely ambience.

          1. re: Bill Hunt

            Pacific O' would be my choice for nice view, great ambiance and wonderful food.

        2. I just had to add my 2 cents worth................ we just visited Maui in February. We loved loved loved our Roy's dinner. No view but a terrific meal from beginning to end.

          Roy's - Kihei
          (808) 891-1120 303 Piikea Ave., Bldg. 1
          Kihei, HI 96753

          1. I really feel Spago is totally over rated - a small sad shell of the original & shadow of the Beverly Hills location. Just don;t get why people think this is acceptable food. Ever had the wine - paired tasting menu at the BH Spago?

            1. Ahhhhhh, and I was under the impression record players no longer existed
              to cause recordings to skip over and over again.