Dining

Maui Nō Ka ʻOi offers you an insider’s perspective on food in Maui. Read our stories below to discover the diverse and inspiring stories behind Maui’s thriving culinary scene.

Miso Phat Sushi Maui

Dee-lish: 5 Winning Restaurants

Our food editor Becky Speere dishes on the Maui dishes she loves.
Ritz Carlton Mai Tai Maui Hawaii

Rummed Up

Getting into the spirit of the mai tai at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua’s Alaloa Lounge.
Kids Cook with Heart

The Good Stuff: Kids Cook with Heart

Thousands of Maui’s children are learning to make better food choices thanks to an innovative program on nutritional education.
Excellence in Sustainability Kuia Estate Chocolate

Maui Ku‘ia Estate Chocolate: Excellence in Sustainability Award winner

Meet the 2020 ‘Aipono Excellence in Sustainability Award winner: Maui Ku‘ia Estate Chocolate.
Greg Gifford

2020 Friend of Agriculture Award

Meet the 2020 ‘Aipono Friend of Agriculture Award winner: Greg Gifford.
Peter Merriman Lifetime Achievement Award 2020

2020 Lifetime Achievement Award

Meet Peter Merriman, the 2020 ‘Aipono Lifetime Achievement Award winner.
Excellence in Sustainability Restaurant Moku Roots

Moku Roots: Excellence in Sustainability Restaurant Award winner

Meet the 2020 ‘Aipono Excellence in Sustainability Restaurant Award winner: Moku Roots.
Taylor Ponte Maui Chef of the Year 2020

2020 Chef of the Year: Taylor Ponte

Every year Maui’s chefs vote to elect one of their own the ‘Aipono Chef of the Year, seeking the peer that most inspires them.
lobster tails with butter

Joy of Cooking

Chef Alex Stanislaw infuses his food with happiness.
Nylos Chef Maui

Small is Beautiful

At their tiny restaurant Nylos, the husband-and-wife team of Paulina and Jeremy Solyn are cooking up one of Maui’s most intimate dining experiences.
Mamas Fish house Cocktails

Bali Hai May Call You

Find a dream world in a cocktail glass at Mama’s Fish House.
mocktails

Tasty Temperance: Mocktails + Recipes

Story by Becky Speere On a recent visit to the Four Seasons’ ‘Aipono Award-winning Lobby Lounge, my daughter and I ordered mocktails—and found paradise in...
Chef de Cuisine Chance Savell

Chef’s Table Nights: FOND and Ka‘ana Kitchen

An intimate Chef’s Table dining experience is a unique foodie adventure. Two entirely different restaurants led by two skilled chefs make for a memorable night on the town.

The Great Chocolate Challenge

Top chefs spill the cacao beans on four scrumptious desserts. Now you can make them, too.
Mushrooms

Cultured Fellow

Our dining editor learns how to produce edible mushrooms from mycologist Charles Tresidder.
vegan recipes

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Vegan Recipes

Delicious recipes for vegan mac & cheese, lu‘au leaf w/ roasted garlic dip, vegan nut cream, garlic mash potatoes with vegan gravy, and kabocha pie.
vegan holiday feast

A Very Vegan Holiday Test Kitchen

Savor the flavor with delectable vegan holiday dishes + recipes from Moku Roots.
Pohole Pancetta and Roasted Tomato Pasta

The Great Pohole Challenge

Five award-winning chefs share recipes featuring pohole (fiddlehead fern).
Lahaina Inn Room

Stay Inn: Lahaina Grill

Lahaina Grill combines an award-winning restaurant with its own boutique hotel.
roasted tomato recipe

Lahaina Grill’s Roasted Roma Tomatoes

Get a delicious recipe for roasted roma tomatoes.
Portugese Sausage

Homemade Portuguese Sausage

Learn how to make homemade Portuguese sausage with this recipe from our dining editor.
boogie man cocktail recipe

Disco Mix Cocktail Recipes

Get three disco-inspired cocktail recipes from the 2019 'Aipono Awards Gala.
chef abby star noodle

Inasal: Grilled Vegetables & Meat

This recipe recommends serving the grilled vegetables and meat with rice and green papaya salad.

Squid Lū‘au Recipe

Use this recipe to make up to 50 portions as a side dish.

Fun Maui Restaurant Statistics

Ever stop to figure how much time, energy and love go into the dishes that become our favorites?
Maui female chefs

Wāhine Chefs

Who says women can’t take the heat? We talk to wāhine chefs on island.
Joey Macadangdang

Friend of Agriculture Joey Macadangdang, Joey’s Kitchen

"As a restaurateur, Joey embodies the true spirit of island hospitality."

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