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.

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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Wild Boar Ragù Pasta Recipe

Pasta with wild boar ragù recipe by Chef Rosa Mariotti.
maui culinary arts job corps

Corps Values: Maui Job Corps

Chef Larry Tuzon teaches professional culinary arts to young people who have taken a nontraditional path.
Chefs Kitchen Alvin Savella

Killin’ It

Get Chef Savella’s Lechon Pork Belly Recipe in this story featuring Alvin Savella, the 2018 Maui Chef of the Year.
jackfruit burger

Jackfruit of all Trades

This huge, ungainly fruit hides a wealth of delicious possibilities under its green, bumpy skin.
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Appealing Cocktails

Get three delicious cocktail recipes featuring orange.

Chefs on a Roll: Gourmet Food Trucks

What do great chefs drive? Food trucks, of course!
skinny cocktails

The Skinny on Holiday Cocktails

Get 5 delicious cocktail recipes for the holidays.
maui food trucks

Maui Food Truck Directory

Hungry? Check out these Maui food trucks located around the island.

Holiday Test Kitchen 2018: Buono Festa!

Get tasty recipes in our annual Holiday Test Kitchen with a Maui chef.
Haleakala sunrise cocktail

Farm to Glass: Cocktail Recipes

When it comes to finding ingredients for refreshing and flavorful cocktails, there’s no place like home.

A Study in First-Class Dining

The Leis Family Class Act Restaurant is one of Maui’s best-kept secrets.

Best of the Fest Winner 2018

Jason LaMotte, executive chef of Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar in The Shops at Wailea, earns the Gold Award for "Best of the Fest."

Romantic Maui Restaurants

When it comes to romantic dining on Maui, these restaurants are playing your song.
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Rooting for Turmeric

Our dining editor explores the benefits of turmeric and shares her recipes.
Turmeric tonic spritzer

Turmeric Tonic Spritzer Recipe

Enjoy this tasty cocktail recipe featuring Hali‘imaile Distilling Company’s Paniolo Blended Whiskey.
Korean short ribs

Ruth’s Chris Executive Chef

What’s a local boy doing in a Ruth’s Chris kitchen?
Mauka Makai

Maui’s Best New Restaurant

Learn why the readers of Maui Nō Ka ‘Oi voted Mauka Makai “Best New Restaurant” at the 2018 ‘Aipono Awards.

Winning Dishes

They’re the orders that come through the kitchen so often, the line cooks can prepare them blindfolded or sleepwalking. Chefs may curse the repetition, but what can they do when guests threaten never to return if those dishes disappear from the menu?

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