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.

Chefs on a Roll: Gourmet Food Trucks

What do great chefs drive? Food trucks, of course!
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The Skinny on Holiday Cocktails

Get 5 delicious cocktail recipes for the holidays.
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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.
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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.
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Turmeric Tonic Spritzer Recipe

Enjoy this tasty cocktail recipe featuring Hali‘imaile Distilling Company’s Paniolo Blended Whiskey.
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Ruth’s Chris Executive Chef

What’s a local boy doing in a Ruth’s Chris kitchen?
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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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Plush & Spicy

If phrases like “forward on the berries,”  “seductive mouth feel,” and “plush and spicy” make your taste buds whoop, you are in for a treat.
Jennifer Nguyen

Friend of Agriculture 2018

Vietnamese culture emphasizes vegetables; Jennifer’s menu prepares them in delicious and enticing ways, helping people to see vegetables as proper dishes, not as an afterthought.
Pardee Erdman

ʻAipono Icon 2018

In 1974, Erdman established, of all things, a winery. Read more about this patron of Maui's agriculture and culinary scene.
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Excellence in Sustainability 2018

Andaz lends bicycles to guests free of charge, and has placed EV stations on the property, with free charging for employees.
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Teens Cook with Heart + RECIPE & VIDEO

Get a delicious recipe for Whole Wheat Pancakes from the American Heart Association’s Teens Cook with Heart competition.
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Next Generation Chefs

We what inspires these Maui chefs?
Maui chef of the year 2018

2018 Maui Chef of the Year

Alvin sets a high standard, developing rich, flavor-infused dishes that have became his trademark.

After-School Special

Learn what the student chefs are up to at Paia Bay Cafe, a community-funded nonprofit kitchen space.

2018 ʻAipono Maui Restaurant Award Winners

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2018 Maui Restaurant 'Aipono Awards.
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One for the Road: Maui Craft Tours

Maui Craft Tours offers delectable tastes of the island.

Maui Dinner Cruises + VIDEO

These Maui boat tours with catering chefs offer signature plated and buffet fare. Add the occasional sighting of a whale’s tail or two during whale season, and you’ve got an unforgettable dinner show.
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Stuck on Kiawe

Our thanks to Sunny Savage for sharing her recipe for this kiawe cooler.
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Breakfast on the Sunset Side

Check out our recommendations for West Maui breakfast locations.
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Four Seasons, 4 Meals, 24 Hours

Our dining editor lands in Wailea and discovers the right stuff while dining at the Four Seasons Resort.

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