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.

chicken tinola recipe

What Do You Do with a Green Papaya?

What do you do with a green papaya? Our dining editor uses the fruit in chicken tinola soup and green papaya salad - recipes included!
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.
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.
Funky Cold Mahina Cocktail

Cool Brew

Try this coffee-inspired recipe for the Funky Cold Mahina.
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.
Tom Ram

The Short and Savory List

Need something to tide you over until dinner?
Joy White

A Joyful Diet

Joy White’s live foods make healthy eating an unapologetic pleasure.
seared beef mama's fish house

Mama’s Fish House

Few dining destinations rival the luxury of Mama’s Fish House. Chef Bateman's seared beef Polynesian appetizer is uncomplicated perfection.
Portugese Sausage

Homemade Portuguese Sausage

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

Stuck on Kiawe

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

5 Fabulous Filets: Maui Steaks

Our team of faithful taste testers seek out the finest steak filets on Maui.
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!
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...
jackfruit burger

Jackfruit of all Trades

This huge, ungainly fruit hides a wealth of delicious possibilities under its green, bumpy skin.
best ahi poke recipe

ʻAhi Poke Tacos Recipe

Follow this recipe from Pineapple Grill
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.
Maui dining buffets

Top Of The Line: Maui Holiday Buffets

Our picks for five great holiday buffets.
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

Dining Highlights

Photography by Nina Lee ‘Aina Gourmet Market Story by Rod Antone It’s all about details at ‘Aina Gourmet Market, the colorful deli owned by the dynamic team...
sunset dining in Maui

Maui Restaurants with a View

5 venues to improve your dining outlook
maui food trucks

Maui Food Truck Directory

Hungry? Check out these Maui food trucks located around the island.
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.
lobster tails with butter

Joy of Cooking

Chef Alex Stanislaw infuses his food with happiness.
Sea House Restaurant Maui

The Sea House

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

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