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.

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
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.
Ferraros

Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante

Ferraro’s snagged this year’s ‘Aipono Award for “Most Romantic” dining spot.
Portugese Sausage

Homemade Portuguese Sausage

Learn how to make homemade Portuguese sausage with this recipe from our dining editor.
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.
year of tiger cocktail

Tiger Balm

Make this fun cocktail to celebrate 2022, the Year of the Tiger, or simply to ring in the weekend!
lilikoi passionfruit

A Passion for Liliko‘i

Lilikoʻi is the Hawaiian word for passion fruit. While lilikoʻi can be eaten raw, its naturally high acidity makes it perfect for blending into baked goods, frozen custards, and drinks.
bele spinach

Bele Under Wraps

Becky sources fresh bele, aka Tongan spinach, and uses it for breakfast.

5 Fabulous Filets: Maui Steaks

Our team of faithful taste testers seek out the finest steak filets on Maui.
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...
maui food trucks

Maui Food Truck Directory

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

Food All Day Wong

At Papa‘aina, chef Lee Anne Wong delights every appetite.
Sea House Restaurant Maui

The Sea House

A venerable West Side restaurant turns fifty — with a new menu and new look.
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.
holiday potluck feast

Holiday Potluck

Our annual Holiday Test Kitchen stays close to home this year.
Korean short ribs

Ruth’s Chris Executive Chef

What’s a local boy doing in a Ruth’s Chris kitchen?
ulu prep

Project ‘Ulu

Here’s how a local ranch teamed up with students to support families in need.
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.
pioneer inn breakfast

Breakfast on the Sunset Side

Check out our recommendations for West Maui breakfast locations.
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!
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!
Kamayan dinner

Kamayan and Get It!

Star Noodle’s new themed dinners are winners, hands down.
Maui Gold Cocktail

High Spirits

Enjoy these cocktail recipes to keep your holidays bright!
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.
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.
The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea

Treated Above the Treetops at The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea

Check out this special dining experience!

Aipono Winners 2022

Maui Nō Ka ‘Oi Magazine presents the 2022 ‘Aipono Restaurant Award Winners What’s in a name? In Hawaiian, ai means “to eat,” and pono means...

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