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.

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."
fairmont kea lani

Excellence in Sustainability: Fairmont Kea Lani

Congratulations to Fairmont Kea Lani, winner of Pacific Biodiesel’s Excellence in Sustainability Award.

2019 Chef of the Year: Kyle Kawakami

Mahalo, Chef Kyle, for all the food adventures you’ve taken us on . . . and for your boundless generosity.
Kapalua Wine and Food Festival 2019

This Must Be Kapalua

Just when you think it can’t get any better, sommelier fantastico Michael Jordan steps it up another notch.
Kamayan dinner

Kamayan and Get It!

Star Noodle’s new themed dinners are winners, hands down.
Four Seasons Talisman cocktail

A Splash of Color

If winter left you feeling blue, your luck is about to change. These recipes from two of our favorite resort lounges will brighten your day . . . and they’re easy as pie. Sweet!
raw fish poke

Ahi Shoyu Poke

Get this tasty recipe for ahi shoyu poke from Chef Chris Damskey at the Montage Kapalua Bay.

When Dining = ADVENTURE

Fine dining” and “dining adventure” once meant two different things. How times have changed!

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