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.

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.
Ferraros

Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante

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

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.
waicoco

Kā‘anapali Connoisseur

New restaurants at Kā‘anapali Beach Resort.
Maui Gold Cocktail

High Spirits

Enjoy these cocktail recipes to keep your holidays bright!
Tom Ram

The Short and Savory List

Need something to tide you over until dinner?
hot buttered rum

Hot Buttered Yum + RECIPE

Enjoy this recipe for Liliko‘i-Coconut Hot Buttered Rum!

5 Fabulous Filets: Maui Steaks

Our team of faithful taste testers seek out the finest steak filets on Maui.
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.
The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea

Treated Above the Treetops at The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea

Check out this special dining experience!
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...
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.
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!
bele spinach

Bele Under Wraps

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

Food All Day Wong

At Papa‘aina, chef Lee Anne Wong delights every appetite.
Lahaina Inn Room

Stay Inn: Lahaina Grill

Lahaina Grill combines an award-winning restaurant with its own boutique hotel.
kiawe cocktail

Stuck on Kiawe

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

Holiday Test Kitchen 2016 + Mick Fleetwood

We cook with Mick Fleetwood! ????
maui food trucks

Maui Food Truck Directory

Hungry? Check out these Maui food trucks located around the island.
Sea House Restaurant Maui

The Sea House

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

Homemade Portuguese Sausage

Learn how to make homemade Portuguese sausage with this recipe from our dining editor.
sugarcane juice

Kō: Hawaiian Sugarcane

Our dining editor has her sweet revenge on Hawaiian Sugarcane...
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.

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