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Feb 22, 2007 07:52 PM

Can't Miss If In Maui (Lahaina)

I'll be at the Westin hotel in Lahaina (Maui) for 6 days. Any can't miss recommendations for seafood, steak, and plate lunches while in Maui? Thank you all in advance!!!


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  1. Aloha Mixed Plate, located behind (oceanside) the Safeway.

    If you like eating tapas-style I would also HIGHLY recommend Mala (not far down the street from Mixed Plate). The variety and preparation is excellent and a really outstanding value, considering that it's Maui. Two of us had 4 small plates, dessert and a couple of glasses of wine and got out of there for about $100.

    1. I'll second Mala! Go early for a seat out on the patio, it's lovely!

      1. I'll third Mala. Went there after it had just opened and our family of six from a ten year old to grandparents were wowed. The 14 yr old said he had the best burger (Kobe) he had ever had. I seem to remember it had Fitz Maytag's blue cheese on it.
        I also happened to like Maui Tacos which is owned by the same guy. Better than Taco Bell :). For dinner the best meals I had were at the restuarants at the golf courses at Plantation and Sea Watch down a ways. Also had a good experience at IO

        1. It is worth the drive to Sansei up in Kapalua. Fabulous and inventive sushi. If you get there early (order by 5:30 or 6?) they take 20% off the bill.

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          1. re: laurenbcl

            Totally! I completely spaced on two fave places are Mala and Sansei.

            1. re: geg5150

              There is also a Sansei in Kihei if that's more is awesome.

          2. I also like the Aloha Mixed Plate. Here are a few pics of the place and the views from my visit there in January.

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            1. re: HeatherFL

              As for Aloha Mixed Plate it's got a great location and it's cheap but don't waste a big meal there--go for a beer and a small bite to eat.

              Mala was our favorite and we also enjoyed the Feast at Lele (even though it's alittle touristy it was memorable and many of the dishes were very good/excellent)