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.

Whole Foods Brisket

Thank You for Smoking

The search for the best BBQ joints on Maui. Here are the top five restaurants scored on smoky, sweet, vinegary, fall off the bone, delicious meat.
macadamia nuts

The Nutty Chef

Someone we know has seventy trees creating an out-of-control nut situation. What to do with them all? Becky has some ideas...
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Battle of Maui Burgers

We scoured the island to find out which restaurant has the best burgers on Maui. Discover the delicious results of this ultimate battle of the burgers.
best ahi poke recipe

ʻAhi Poke Tacos Recipe

Follow this recipe from Pineapple Grill
ulu egg nog

Breadfruit Nog

Ross Steidel of Perfect Pour Maui created two versions of ‘ulu nog: one with eggs and cream, one vegan.
shave ice

Five-Star Shave Ice

An extra scoop of aloha spirit makes Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice the hottest treat in old Lahaina Town.
market Fresh bistro

Locals Know Where to Eat on Maui!

You’ve got a local guide in your corner, with answers to the question, “Where should I eat today?” (Our advice: Try them all!)
Mick Fleetwood kitchen

Holiday Test Kitchen 2016 + Mick Fleetwood

We cook with Mick Fleetwood! ????
Lahaina after dark

Late Night Lahaina Side

Where to find the fun on Maui, long after the sun has set.
kiawe cocktail

Stuck on Kiawe

Our thanks to Sunny Savage for sharing her recipe for this kiawe cooler.
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.

5 Fabulous Filets: Maui Steaks

Our team of faithful taste testers seek out the finest steak filets on Maui.
Tin Roof owners

Chef on a Hot Tin Roof

Top Chef finalist Sheldon Simeon and wife Janice are the mom-n-pop behind this new, family-style restaurant.
Maui dining buffets

Top Of The Line: Maui Holiday Buffets

Our picks for five great holiday buffets.
Hotel Wailea Treehouse

Treetop Dining at Hotel Wailea

The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea takes fine fare to new heights . . . and our dining editor goes ape.
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.
Wine sommelier

Can You Warm Your Wine?

Learn the ideal serving temperatures for both red and white wines. Techniques to warm and chill wine based on variety, body and flavor.
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Maui Restaurants with a View

5 venues to improve your dining outlook
jackfruit burger

Jackfruit of all Trades

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

Award-Winning Food: What Makes a Winner?

These four ‘Aipono awardees prove that there’s more than one path to success.
maui brewing company

Something’s Brewing: Maui Brewing Company

It’s been a decade since Garrett Marrero and Melanie Oxley first put Maui on the craft brewery map. See what they're up to now.
great maui recipes

Holiday Test Kitchen 2014

Chef Sheldon Simeon prepared some amazing dishes for our 2014 Holiday Test Kitchen.

Broke da Mouth! Best of Maui Dining 2017

Here are a few of our readers’ favorite ‘Aipono-winning restaurants on Maui.
mango paloma cocktail

Fire and Ice

Locally grown Hawaiian chili pepper spikes up these icy, spicy drinks.
tofu scramble

Duo’s Tofu Scramble

Hungry for an indulgent yet guilt-free breakfast? Skinny up to a Southwestern-style tofu scramble.
wow wow lemonade maui

The Wow Factor

This Maui business has a zest for success.
maui okolehao liqueur

‘Okolehao

More than 200 years after Islanders learned the art of distillation, Hawaiian moonshine is reclaiming the spotlight.

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