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.

Fly by night cocktail

Birds of a Feather: The Birdcage Bar & Lounge

No matter what your druthers, the Birdcage Bar and Lounge at Hotel Wailea can deliver.
fish and eggs

Food All Day Wong

At Papa‘aina, chef Lee Anne Wong delights every appetite.
Marlin Bar and Mai Tai

Catch a Cocktail at the Marlin Bar

Stop by Tommy Bahama’s Marlin Bar for a special slice of paradise.
Ulu chowder

The Great ‘Ulu Challenge

Breadfuit is having a moment. Here are some recipes to entice your palate and please even the pickiest eaters.
ulu prep

Project ‘Ulu

Here’s how a local ranch teamed up with students to support families in need.
Tom Ram

The Short and Savory List

Need something to tide you over until dinner?
lobster

Pop-Up Perfection

Pop-up private dinners are a hit.
Sea Hag cocktail

Attack of the Killer Daqs at Esters Fair Prospect

Get the Sea Hag cocktail recipe from Wailuku's new tiki bar.
Steak Crudo Recipe

RECIPE: Steak Crudo with Finadene

Hone your culinary skills by recreating a recipe from one of the finest chefs & restaurants on Maui!
Herb and Mustard Crusted Chateaubriand

Holiday Test Kitchen 2020

What are Maui chefs’ favorite holiday dishes?
hot buttered rum

Hot Buttered Yum + RECIPE

Enjoy this recipe for Liliko‘i-Coconut Hot Buttered Rum!
Origin Coffee Roasters Maui-3

Bean Buzz: Origin Coffee Roasters

Heather Brisson-Lutz took the leap to follow her coffee passion and start Origin Coffee Roasters.
Funky Cold Mahina Cocktail

Cool Brew

Try this coffee-inspired recipe for the Funky Cold Mahina.
pork tacos Four Season Wailea Maui

Coffee Challenge + 3 Amazing Recipes!

Get 3 amazing recipes: Black Sesame Doughnuts, Malasadas with MALA Mocha Sauce, and Hawaiian Coffee-rubbed Pork Tacos with Mango-Coffee BBQ Sauce!
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.

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