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tynosgirl Mar 29, 2011 12:09 PM

Traveling to Maui and would like recommendations on great places to eat.

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  1. DriverPhil RE: tynosgirl Mar 31, 2011 10:55 AM

    Well, what ares are you staying in, how much driving is okay with you, how much do you want to spend, and what have you looked at on this board that sounds interesting?

    1. Bill Hunt RE: tynosgirl Apr 1, 2011 04:51 PM


      I completely agree with DiverPhil. Maui is not THAT large, BUT if one is in, say Kapalua, then recommending Mama's Fish House for diner, might not work well.

      The budget is very, very important too, as there is much to enjoy at several different price-points, and to suggest Merriman's, when one wants a noodle plate, would not be useful at all.



      Mama's Fish House
      Paia HI, Paia, HI

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        healaeats RE: Bill Hunt Apr 20, 2011 06:04 PM

        We are also going to visit Maui in May, and would love recommendations. As Bill Hunt mentioned, we are staying in Kapalua

        1. re: healaeats
          Bill Hunt RE: healaeats Apr 20, 2011 08:30 PM

          Just did some recs. in the Ka`anapali - Kapalua for some friends.

          Banyan Tree @ Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua (they have done a refurbish, since I dined there last, so do not know what changes might have been made)
          I'O in Lahaina
          Gerrard" in Lahaina
          Lahaina Grill in Lahaina
          Merriman's Kapalua

          Now, that couple did David Paul's Island Grill, and loved it, while we were very disappointed, especially as we have followed Chef Paul for a long time. Hey, maybe we dined there too soon after he opened?

          For breakfast, we recommended:
          The Gazebo, Kapalua
          Sea House, Kapalua
          Plantation House, Kapalua

          On our last two trips, our disappointments were:
          Mala, Lahaina
          David Paul's Island Grill (see above)

          Travel safely, and most of all, ENJOY,


          Lahaina Grill
          127 Lahainaluna Rd., Lahaina Maui, HI 96761

          Banyan Tree
          1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Lahaina, HI

          Plantation House Restaurant
          2000 Plantation Club Dr., Kapalua, HI 96761

          Merriman's Kapalua
          , Lahaina, HI 96761

          David Paul's Island Grill
          900 Front Street, Lahaina, HI 96761

          Sea House Restaurant
          5900 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, HI 96761

          1. re: Bill Hunt
            manomin RE: Bill Hunt Apr 20, 2011 09:06 PM

            I just saw Peter and don't forget he just opened the new Monkeypod Grill in Lahaina area.

            1. re: manomin
              Bill Hunt RE: manomin Apr 20, 2011 09:31 PM

              Might be a good one. Have you dined there yet?

              When you do, please post.



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        rexster314 RE: tynosgirl Apr 20, 2011 08:15 PM

        If you haven't been to the Maui Tripadvisor forum, take a look there. It will take some time to go through all the posts about Maui dining

        1. FoodChic RE: tynosgirl Apr 28, 2011 01:15 PM

          Can I hop in here and ask for recommendations around the Grand Wailea?

          1. RWCFoodie RE: tynosgirl May 1, 2011 02:29 PM

            Well, I don't know exactly what you mean by "great places to eat" - Fancy or just good things to eat....

            My 2 cents: If in West Maui, I'd add Star Noodle to the mix. Casual, interesting food with an Asian twist. Not in Lahaina proper but up a hill into an area of mostly low-rise industrial buildings. We enjoyed it enough last year shortly after they opened, to go back for a second dinner.

            Star Noodle
            286 Kupuohi St, Lahaina, HI 96761

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              TimToyGeek RE: tynosgirl May 3, 2011 09:10 AM

              How about around Ka'anapali? I'll be staying at the Westin Ocean Resort for a week or so in mid-may, anything really Chowish and not to be missed around there?

              Ideally I'd love a couple of high end places, some local spots that may not be as well known, breakfasts, etc.

              I believe I will be going to the General Store restaurant at one point, is there anything there that's not to be missed?

              Thanks in advance


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                manomin RE: TimToyGeek May 3, 2011 01:01 PM

                I really really love the Ahi Napoleon at Hailiimaile GS, it's fabulous. Although everyone raves about the boboli and crab I was not as impressed. Her flavors are just amazing you will really enjoy yourself. I have yet to go but I hear good things about Peter Merriman's new place MonkeyPod.

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                  rexster314 RE: manomin May 5, 2011 08:34 PM

                  Next time we go to HGS, I'm just ordering 2 of the Ahi Napoleon and no entrees. Yes it's that good!!

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                    manomin RE: rexster314 May 6, 2011 01:04 PM

                    Isn't it amazing? I love it when the server breaks it up into the perfect way to eat each and every piece! And, it is THAT GOOD!!!

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