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.

Sonz restaurant food

5 Days, 5 Ways

Our dining editor shares 5 great Maui spots to eat: O‘o Farm Breakfast Tour, Travaasa Hana, Laulima Catering, and Son'z Steakhouse.
Oroshigane

Oroshigane, the Japanese copper grater

This local chef uses oroshigane, a Japanese copper grater, to grate fresh Big Island wasabi root for sashimi.
Nobu, Lanai restaurant

Nobu Lanai

Nobuyuki Matsuhisa opens Nobu Lanai at the Four Seasons Manele Bay, taking traditional Japanese sushi and visually creating a new style of decadent cuisine, Nobu Style.
Wine sommelier

Wines to Please Every Party

How do you pick a wine to bring to a party?
maui bbq truck

The Iron Imu

Originally from Texas, grill master Rob Wheeler brings his barbecue secrets to Maui shores. Look for his portable, custom-designed smoking and grilling trailer throughout the island.
fortified wines

A Toast to Fortified Wine

Wine columnist Charles Freddy explains how fortified wines make a perfect holiday season pairing. It’s also a sweet sip that’s perfect for dessert.
cameron lewark

L’eau tomate (tomato water)

Introducing tomato water by Chef Cameron Lewark.
Ritz Carlton Mai Tai Maui Hawaii

Rummed Up

Getting into the spirit of the mai tai at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua’s Alaloa Lounge.
bele spinach

Bele Under Wraps

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

Rooting for Turmeric

Our dining editor explores the benefits of turmeric and shares her recipes.
Threes Bar and Grill

Three’s Bar & Grill

Three's Bar & Grill in Kihei, Maui blends three cuisines: Southwest, Pacific Rim, and Hawaiian.
Kalo crusted Mahimahi

Crusted Mahi Mahi

Mahalo to Chef Justin Pardo of Market Fresh Bistro for this recipe.
tofu scramble

Duo’s Tofu Scramble

Hungry for an indulgent yet guilt-free breakfast? Skinny up to a Southwestern-style tofu scramble.
wagyu steak

Sharing Tradition

"The food I ate, growing up, is different from anyone else’s food. The connection to these flavors sets my ideas apart from others," says MiJin Kang, the new chef de cuisine at Andaz Maui’s Ka‘ana Kitchen.
Lahaina Grill Ahi

Two Servings of Green

Isle restaurateurs lead the way to sustainable tables.
Wine sommelier

To Harvest, Divine!

The 2008 harvest approaches.
Maui fishing charter

Hook, Line & Supper (VIDEO + RECIPES)

Our private chef turns an invasive species into a yummy meal. This story includes recipes for Macadamia Nut Caper Sauce and Green Chermoula!
Chef Sheldon Simeon

2011 Maui Chef of the Year: Sheldon Simeon

Getting not one but two James Beard nominations is every chef’s dream, but Simeon hasn’t let it spoil his humility.
Maui Chef Mike Lofaro

2016 Chef of the Year: Mike Lofaro

Discover why Humuhumunukunukuāpua‘a's chef Mike Lofaro was voted as Maui's 2016 Chef of the Year by his peers.

A Study in First-Class Dining

The Leis Family Class Act Restaurant is one of Maui’s best-kept secrets.
maui restaurants

Dining Highlights

Dining highlights featuring Monkeypod Kitchen, Duo, and Banyan Tree.
Wine sommelier

What’s Your Taste in Wine?

Advanced Sommelier Charles Fredy explores fashions in wine, why some grow or decline in popularity, while others remain timeless.
Gannons

Dining Highlights

Maui dining highlights featuring Gannon's and Duke's Beach House.
blind wine tasting

The Case of the Blind Wine Tasting

A blind wine tasting is an engaging way to share these pleasures with friends, without intimidating those who don’t know much about wine.

Best of the Fest Winner 2018

Jason LaMotte, executive chef of Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar in The Shops at Wailea, earns the Gold Award for "Best of the Fest."

Romantic Maui Restaurants

When it comes to romantic dining on Maui, these restaurants are playing your song.
Three's Bar and Grill

Special ʻAipono Awards for 2017 (VIDEOS)

Each year, ‘Aipono honors a few individuals and companies chosen by industry professionals.

ʻAipono Archive