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.

Leoda's

Country Comfort

With renowned Chef Sheldon Simeon at the helm, Maui’s newest dining hot spot is Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop in Olowalu. Treat your taste buds with their homemade pies in all flavors and sizes.
roast pork with vegetables

Holiday Test Kitchen 2013

Wrap your hands around this holiday feast: Iberico ham-wrapped pork loin with Hamakua ali‘i mushrooms and Asian pears with Calvados sauce; herbed mascarpone polenta; and a gluten-free, milk-chocolate almond cake.
maui pulled pork sandwich

4 Wheels, 5 Meals: Maui Food Trucks

Maui food trucks take delicious dining on the road.
sunset dining in Maui

Maui Restaurants with a View

5 venues to improve your dining outlook
Maui Spago Chef Cameron Lewark

2010 Chef of the Year: Cameron Lewark

Cameron Lewark wanted to be a chef since the fifth grade, when he began cooking dinner for his overworked mom.
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 Pineapple Grill

Destination Delicious

Pineapple Grill and Plantation House team up to make Kapalua the place to eat.
Funky Cold Mahina Cocktail

Cool Brew

Try this coffee-inspired recipe for the Funky Cold Mahina.
maui food

Weighing In on Eating Out

A food writer’s guide to exploring healthy ethnic food on Maui, including Mediterranean, Japanese, Greek, Thai and Vietnamese food.
Mauka Makai

Maui’s Best New Restaurant

Learn why the readers of Maui Nō Ka ‘Oi voted Mauka Makai “Best New Restaurant” at the 2018 ‘Aipono Awards.
turmeric

Rooting for Turmeric

Our dining editor explores the benefits of turmeric and shares her recipes.
Waialua Chocolate

Waialua Chocolate

Attention, Hawai‘i locavores: Add chocolate to the list of gourmet goodies grown within a 100-mile radius of your home.
Maui dining buffets

Top Of The Line: Maui Holiday Buffets

Our picks for five great holiday buffets.
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.
charred ahi filet

Top Ten Tips from Ivan Pahk

Our 2007 ‘Aipono Chef of the Year shares the secrets to his success--and yours.
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.
dessert

The Twelve Days of Pastries

Forget the partridge in the pear tree. Here are a dozen delectable goodies to give to your true love.
ice skating

Side Dish: Ohno Grinds

Miz G reflects on the 'Aipono Awards, Apolo Ohno, and Chef James' bun in the oven.

Romantic Maui Restaurants

When it comes to romantic dining on Maui, these restaurants are playing your song.
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...
Wine sommelier

Spanish Wines . . . Ole!

Spain is scoring in the wine world with satisfying, exotic flavors at all price points, from picnic- and party-friendly wines, to adventurous and enticing indigenous varietals.
Maui onion festival

Side Dish: Onion Festival Judge

Miz Gossip judges the Maui Onion Festival and finds it appealing.
maui food innovation center

Kitchen Startup

Maui’s new Food Innovation Center offers entrepreneurs recipes for success.
maui restaurants

Barstool Gourmet at Lahaina Grill, Roy’s, Duke’s & Merriman’s

When eating out, the setting need not be fancy to be delicious. Need proof? Pull up a chair and go gourmet at these four great Maui restaurants.
Wine sommelier

Wines to Please Every Party

How do you pick a wine to bring to a party?
George Clooney dreams

Side Dish: Extra Scoop of George Clooney

Gossip Gourmet praises charitable chefs and gets ready for a summer full of foodie festivals on Maui.

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