Maui Dining Guide: North Shore

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North Shore Maui Restaurants

Pāʻia, Haʻikū, Kū‘au

Hunting for food in Pāʻia? Read our recommendations below to find the best Maui restaurant for your tastes and budget. Or read in-depth editorial about Maui restaurants.

★ =  ʻAipono Readers Choice Award Winner 2018
B = Breakfast   L = Lunch   D = Dinner
BR = Brunch    N = Dinner past 9 p.m.
RR = Reservations Recommended
Average Entrée Price: $ =  < $15   $$ = < $25 $$$ = < $40   $$$$ = $40+

★ Choice Health Bar

1) 11 Baldwin Ave, Pa‘ia, 661-7711. Juices, smoothies, salads, soups and açai bowls are all made with fresh local ingredients. Daily specials, and an epic entrée with forbidden rice and marinated broccoli in red-pepper sesame sauce. American. B, L. $

Café Des Amis

42 Baldwin Ave., Pa‘ia, 579-6323. Savory crêpes are served with wild greens and a dollop of sour cream. Lightly spiced curries come with chutney and raita, Indian yogurt sauce. Kid-friendly. Mediterranean. B, L, D. $

Flatbread Company

89 Hana Hwy., Pa‘ia, 579-8989. Big booths, charity nights, a snazzy bar scene, and organic flatbreads laden with maple-fennel sausage and roasted veggies have made this a North Shore institution. Kid-friendly. Pizza. L, D, N. $$

Jaws Country Store

4320 Hāna Hwy., Ha‘ikū, 419-6887. Chef Koa serves a poached egg open-faced on sourdough toast, layered with tomato, caramelized onions and pesto all day. Or try a poke bowl with mac nuts, avo, Maui onions and “secret-kine” stuff. Ingredients are produced on-site, including the pastrami and pickles. Pacific Rim. B, L, D. $

Mama’s Fish House

799 Poho Pl., Kū‘au, 579-8488. Mama’s is famous for its heart-stirring windward setting and Polynesian-inspired cuisine. Every detail evokes old-time island hospitality, from the walkway’s Escheresque gecko tiles to the mahi-mahi steamed in traditional lū‘au leaves. Hawaiian/Seafood. L, D, RR. $$$$


3 Baldwin Ave., Pa‘ia, 579-8755. The corner of Baldwin and Hana Highway can’t be beat for people-watching. Sample a variety of fine tequilas and dig into ‘ahi tacos topped with a sweet-spicy salsa. Mexican. L, D. $$


115 Baldwin Ave., Pā‘ia, 579-3354. Fresh out of the gate, this fine-dining restaurant has been garnering rave reviews on the coconut wireless for its menu and casual ambiance. International. D, RR.  $$$

Paia Bay Coffee

115 Hana Hwy. Unit G, Paʻia, 579-3111. Paʻia’s best happy hour and aloha vibes daily from 4 to 6 p.m. Live music usually starts at 5 p.m. Enjoy the full dinner menu, pūpūs, wines, beers, craft cocktails and local organic coffee in a lush tropical garden. Paʻia’s best happy hour

★ Pa‘ia Fishmarket

100 Hana Hwy., Pa‘ia, 579-8030. The huge slabs of fresh fish served with coleslaw on burger buns explain the long line out the door. Order your ‘ahi burger rare and squeeze in beside surfers and families. Kid-friendly. Seafood. L, D. $

Vana Paia

93 Hāna Hwy., Pā‘ia, 579-6002. Originality shines at the Inn. International, Sushi Bar. B, L, D. $-$$