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 food trucks

Maui Food Truck Directory

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

Las Pinatas

The spice-loving chefs at Pinatas on Maui dip mahi mahi filets in emerald-green cilantro and jalapeno batter before pan-frying.
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...

Umalu

Chef Kevin Boyle says the Korean BBQ beef bulgogi sandwich he created for Umalu is among his top five favorite sandwiches of all time.
fiesta time

Fiesta Time

The fish tacos at Fiesta Time arrive piping hot, packed with well-seasoned, pan-fried mahi mahi on a bed of authentic Spanish rice and refried bean
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.
north shore cafe

North Shore Cafe

Sink your teeth into a noble Benedict or steak and eggs for less than ten bucks at North Shore Cafe in Haiku, Maui.
Milagros

Milagros Food Company

Straying from tradition, the chefs at Milagros use sweet Thai chili sauce and melted jack cheese to elevate their fish tacos.

2017 Maui Restaurant Awards

2017 Maui Restaurant Awards Gala will be Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa.
best ahi poke recipe

ʻAhi Poke Tacos Recipe

Follow this recipe from Pineapple Grill
kiawe cocktail

Stuck on Kiawe

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

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.
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.

5 Fabulous Filets: Maui Steaks

Our team of faithful taste testers seek out the finest steak filets on Maui.
South Shore Tiki Lounge

South Shore Tiki Lounge

South Shore Tiki Lounge delivers tasty, health-conscious bar food.
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.
Mick Fleetwood kitchen

Holiday Test Kitchen 2016 + Mick Fleetwood

We cook with Mick Fleetwood! ????
Ferraros

Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante

Ferraro’s snagged this year’s ‘Aipono Award for “Most Romantic” dining spot.
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!)
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.
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.
Maui dining buffets

Top Of The Line: Maui Holiday Buffets

Our picks for five great holiday buffets.
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.
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.
Lahaina after dark

Late Night Lahaina Side

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