Dining on Maui
We will be visting Maui next month and we be staying in Kapalua but don't mind driving. We are pretty familiar with Maui, although we haven't been in the past three years. We love everyting from fine dining to shacks on the side of the road, so long as they have good food.
Any suggestions for "real" Hawaiian food? We generally visit Aloha Mixed Plate and DaKitchen. Any other places we should try? I would love to try a Luau sponsored by a local church or something like that where there are few tourists.
Also, we generally go to the Plantation House, but I heard that they had some pretty significant changes. What do you think?
We always visit Mama's Fish House, Sansei, the Paia Fish Market and the Gazebo for breakfast. There appear to be some new places close to Kapalua, such as Shark Pit, Miso Phat, Iron Imu BBQ and the Huli Huli Chicken Shack. Any other suggestions? Sorry in advance if this has been covered before and I appreciate any feedback you provide!!!
I assume you'll be doing Merriman's? Sea House for breakfast or Happy Hour?
The folks who own Gazebo also now have Koa's in Lahaina.
Fish Market Maui?
Try these for local food.
Waikapu on 30
1486 Honoapiilani Hwy, Wailuku, HI 96793
Mon-Fri 6:30 am - 5 pm
Lau lau, saimin, poi
Poke and bentos, tako poke
359 N Market St, Wailuku
Mondays - Saturdays 5:15am - 6:30pm
Malasadas and plate lunch, butter rolls, manapua
7am-2pm, Monday through Saturday (closed Sundays)
2062 Vineyard Street (directly across the county parking lot)
Friday lunch Hawaiian Plate: kalua pig, lau lau, chicken long rice, squid luau, lomi lomi salmon, mac salad, rice
Home Maid Bakery
Pastries and bentos/plate lunches
1005 Lower Main Street
Hot malasadas made daily from 5-10 a.m. and 4-10 p.m.
Open 7 days a week, 5 a.m.-10 p.m.
1750 Wili Pa Loop, Wailuku, HI 96793
7am-2pm daily except Sundays
Poke and bentos
Monday - Friday 5:30 am - 9:00 pm, Saturday 6:30 am - 9:00 pm, Sunday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
15 Makawao Avenue, Pukalani, Hawaii 96768
Kalua pork, spam musubi, shoyu chicken
Mom and pop hole in the wall, outdoor seating in strip mall
222 Papalaua Street, Lahaina, HI, (808) 667-2882
Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm
Okazuya & Deli Honokowai
3600D Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Ste R
Call ahead for takeout, cash only
Mon-Sat 11 am - 2:30 pm, Mon-Sat 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Huli Huli Chicken at the Keolahou Hawaiian Church
177 S Kihei Rd
Wednesdays & Saturdays for lunch
Outside tent vendor
Home Maid Cafe
1280 South Kihei Road, Azeka Plaza
Malasadas and plate lunch
Mon-Fri 6 am - 3:30 pm, Sat 6 am - 2 pm, Closed Sundays
1993 S. Kihei Road, Maui
Open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; closed Sunday.
We'll probably have a lunch at Merrimans and dinner at Sea House. Are you not familiar with Fish Market Maui? Its at 3600 Lower Honoapiilani Rd. and is a tasty lunch spot.
I have not heard of most of your suggestions for local foods and will eagerly try as many as possible. Thanks for your thorough post!!!
1770 Mill St, Wailuku, HI 96793
Home Maid Bakery (see also their Kihei location
)Lower Main Street: 1005 Lower Main Street, Wailuku
Dairy Center: 395 Dairy Road, Kahului
Maui Swap Meet is in Kahului, every Saturday, 7am-1pm.
http://mauiexposition.com/artistsans.... (I think their site might be down right now)
For us, it isn't a visit to Maui without making a visit to Wendy the barmaid at Halimaille General Store. She always insists we have the daily soup, and she is always right. And then we have the mandatory sashimi napolean.We've actually flown to Maui for a couple of days just to have this meal. We are in her ohana photo book multiple times.
You hit up a lot of the places we go to and we'll be there in a couple of months and we are going to a sushi place in Kihei that Kathryn recommended..Koiso.
Happy hour at Hula Grill or Duke's is always a good time.
Breakfast is either Plantation House for the best Ahi Benedict w/wasabi hollandaise, Gazebo or Sea House.
If you find something different, without a long line and good..please report back.
Maui tacos or the Jawz food truck at Makena beach for my Mex fix.
Aloha and Mahalo
I've only been to Plantation House at Kapalua for breakfast before heading out to 18 or when I don't feel like waiting at the Gazebo..
This has become the '19th hole' for us with drinks and a sandwich around lunch time.
No desire to go for dinner..weird, I know.
Haven't been back since the fire..
I will check it out soon and report back.
Three of us had dinner last night at Lahaina Grill. The appetizers were pretty pedestrian: the pecan crusted goat cheese and baby arugula salad was good, but nothing special; the crisp Shanghai spring rolls were no better than NYC Chinese takeout; the broth for the Maui onion soup was weak and lacking in depth of flavor. Lucky for us, the main courses made up for it. The sautéed local mahi-mahi with herbed mashed potatoes, sautéed spinach, gorgonzola cheese, pancetta, and chardonnay beurre blanc; the Maui onion and sesame crusted seared ahi with Tahitian vanilla bean jasmine rice and apple cider butter vinaigrette; and a special of opakapaka with a single shrimp and diver scallop were all outstanding. The one person at the table with a sweet tooth ordered the three berry pie and all of us ate it quite happily. Based on this one visit, I’d say go have your appetizers somewhere else and come here for the main course.