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Maui Dining Guide: West

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West Maui Restaurants

Lahaina, Olowalu, Kāʻanapali, Kahana, Honokōwai, Nāpili, Kapalua

Hunting for food on Maui? 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 2019
B = Breakfast   L = Lunch   D = Dinner
BR = Brunch    N = Dinner past 9 p.m.
HR = Happy Hour   RR = Reservations Recommended
Average Entrée Price: $ =  < $15   $$ = < $25 $$$ = < $40   $$$$ = $40+

a’a roots

5095 Napilihau St #103, Lahaina, HI 96761, 298-2499.
Vegan cuisine made with the freshest Maui produce. Try the açai bowl, soba bowl with peanut sauce, or bagel sandwich with hummus, avo and veggies. International. B, L. $

Alchemy Maui

157 Kupuohi St., Lahaina, 793-2115. Nutty veggie and white–cheddar burgers, bahn mi bowls with lemongrass chicken, and mojo pork for Cubanos on freshly baked sourdough—all served in this quasi-industrial setting. Don’t forget the Valley Isle Kombucha. International. L. $-$$

Alaloa Lounge

Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, 1 Ritz-Carlton Dr., Kapalua, 669-6200. Try the food menu that is as bold and creative as its cocktail menu! Sushi. D, N. $


658 Front St., Lahaina, 661-0210. Authentic Mexican fajitas, tostadas, chile verde, flautas, and Amigo’s famous wet burritos. Huge portions. Kid-friendly. Mexican. L, D. $

★Auntie’s Kitchen

Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas, 6 Kai Ala Dr., Ka‘anapali, 667-3200. Saimin, burgers and fresh fi sh plate lunches mingle with other local fare. Local Mixed Plate. B, L. $-$$

The Banyan Tree

Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, 1 Ritz-Carlton Dr., Kapalua, 665-7096. Savor a top shelf mai tai, an appetizer of seared scallops on cauliflower purée, and braised short ribs with kabocha squash and aliʻi mushrooms. Pacific Rim. D. $$-$$$$

Breakwall Shave Ice

The Wharf Cinema Center, 658 Front St., Lahaina, 661-4900. Cool off with one of the best snow cones on Maui, and discover your favorite island flavor. …and did we say “ADULT” shave ice??? $

★ Cane & Canoe

Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Kapalua Bay Dr., Kapalua, 662-6681. The bright and lively breakfast menu includes poke fruit salad, European-style pastries and top-notch barista service. Later, toast the sunset with Chateau d’Esclans Whispering Angel rosé and succulent grilled octopus with duck chorizo and saffron-coconut veloute. Food service at bar 3–10 p.m. Pacific Rim. B, D. $$$

Castaway Café

Aston Maui Ka‘anapali Villas, 45 Kai Ala Dr., Ka‘anapali, 661-9091. A casual beachfront spot for local coffee and eggs Benedict with a view. At dinner, the chockablock wine cellar dresses up the simple, satisfying fare. American. B, L, D. $$

Cheeseburger in Paradise

811 Front St., Lahaina, 661-4855. This family-friendly restaurant serves up Angus beef burgers, refreshing salads and fun mixology, all with great ocean views, live entertainment and aloha. Kid-friendly. American. B, L, D, N. $$

★ Choice Health Bar

1) 1087 Limahana Pl., Lahaina, 661-7711.
2) Whalers Village, 2435 Kā‘anapali Parkway, Kā‘anapali
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. $

Cliff Dive Grill

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, 2605 Ka‘anapali Pkwy., Ka‘anapali, 661-0031. How to soak up paradise? Order Hawaiian-style spicy edamame, a juicy burger, or island fish taco to go with your poolside mai tai or Black Rock Lager. American, Hawai‘i Regional. L, D. $-$$

★ Cool Cat Café

658 Front St., Lahaina, 667-0908. Burgers, chicken, fish and more, in a ’50s diner atmosphere. Kid-friendly. American. L, D. $

Dollies Pub & Café

4310 Honoapi‘ilani Rd., Kahana, 669-0266. Hand-pressed crusts and stone ovens are two reasons this casual restaurant and sports bar won the Silver ‘Aipono for Best Pizza. Menu items range from Dollies cheese steak and meatball subs to Mark’s Costa Rican salad. L, D, N. $-$$

★Down the Hatch

The Wharf Cinema Center, 658 Front St., Lahaina, 661-4900. Mermaid fries with cheese, bacon, ranch dressing and lava sauce; towering shrimp cocktails; fresh island fish; and lots of southern aloha . . . so many reasons to dine here! Hawai‘i Regional. B, L, D, N, RR. $$

★ Drums of the Pacific Lu‘au

Hyatt Regency Maui, 200 Nohea Kai Dr., Ka‘anapali, 661-1234 Enjoy a traditional imu ceremony and Hawaiian 
cuisine, plus the dances and music of Polynesia. Kid-friendly. Hawaiian. D, RR. $$$$


Honua Kai Resort & Spa, 130 Kai Malina Pkwy., Ka‘anapali, 662-2900. Imagine Old Hawai‘i at this open-air beach house while dining on crab- and macadamia-nut wontons or prime rib. Kid-friendly. American/Pacific Rim. B, L, D, RR. $$

★ The Feast at Lele

505 Front St., Lahaina, 667-5353. This classy beachfront lu‘au explores the cultural and culinary world of the Pacific Islands. Open bar. Hawaiian/Pacific Rim. D, RR. $$$$

Fleetwood’s on Front Street

744 Front St., Lahaina, 669-6425. (Yes, that Fleetwood.) British pub meets American restaurant. Rooftop cocktails with the rich and famous! Kid-friendly. British/ American. D, RR. $$-$$$$

★ Frida’s Mexican Beach House

1287 Front St., Lahaina, 661-1287. Chalupas, fresh agua chile ʻahi, and short-rib tacos served with ocean views and fresh mixology. Latin-inspired. L, D. $-$$

The Gazebo

Outrigger Napili Shores, 5315 L. Honoapi‘ilani Rd., Napili, 669-5621. Mac-nut pancakes, French toast and legendary fried rice served with an ocean view. Kid-friendly. American. B, L. $

Honokōwai Okazuya

3600-D L. Honoapi‘ilani Hwy., Honokōwai, 665-0512. Plate lunches piled high with two-scoops rice and mac salad fly out the door of this tiny takeout shop. Local Mixed Plate. No credit cards. Closed Sun. L. $

★ Honolulu Coffee Company

Hyatt Regency Maui, 200 Nohea Kai Dr., Ka‘anapali, 868-4806. ‘Aipono’s 2019 Silver Award for Best Coffee Shop, this full-service coffee bar also offers light fare such as granola parfait with fresh fruit, bagels, and ham-and-cheese croissants. Coffee Shop B, L. $

Honu Seafood & Pizza

1295 Front St., Lahaina, 667-9390. Bicoastal seafood and killer Neapolitan pizza. Seafood/Pizza. L, D. $$

★ Huihui

2525 Ka‘anapali Pkwy. Ka‘anapali, 667-0124. Huihui Restaurant at Kaanapali Beach Hotel – Hawai’i regional food never tasted so good! Try the grilled pork ribs, island fish carpaccio and Hawaiian salt ribeye steak. So ‘ono! Cocktails are spectacular, too! BR., D. $$$

Hula Grill

2435 Ka‘anapali Pkwy., Ka‘anapali, 667-6636. Dip your toes in sand at the Barefoot Bar and enjoy kiawe-grilled ono on fresh spinach, homemade ice-cream sandwiches, and live music. Kid-friendly. Hawai‘i Regional. L, D. $$

★ Japengo

Hyatt Regency Maui, 200 Nohea Kai Dr., Ka‘anapali, 667-4796. Savor delicacies like abalone sashimi, and shave your own wasabi root with a sharkskin grater. Japanese/Sushi. D, N. $$$

Joey’s Kitchen

1) Whalers Village, 2435 Ka‘anapali Pkwy., Ka‘anapali, 868-4474.
2) Napili Plaza Shopping Center, 5095 Napilihau St, Lahaina, HI 96761 214-5590
Morcon pork (Filipino-Spanish influences) and raisin-studded meatloaf feature in Chef Joey’s loco moco. Try the braised short-rib pho atop house-made rice noodles, corn and sweet Filipino peppers in a rich ginger beef broth. B, L, D. $$

★ Kihei Caffe

Lahaina Gateway Plaza, 305 Kiawe St., Lahaina. Tasty, egg scrambles, house-baked pastries, fish with rice, and fresh juices lend you strength for catching waves across the street at Cove Park. Kid-friendly. American. B, L, D. $


845 Front St., Lahaina, 661-4811. Savor one of the island’s best mai tais on an oceanfront lānai. Opt for sweet basil fish or the 32-oz. prime rib. Save room for Hula Pie. Kid-friendly. Steak/Seafood. L, D. $$

Kobe Japanese Steak House & Oku’s Sushi Bar

136 Dickenson St., Lahaina, 667-5555. Flying shrimp, whirling spatulas and late-night karaoke make this longtime Lahaina icon fun. Kid-friendly. Japanese/Sushi. D, N, RR. $$$

Lahaina Fish Co.

831 Front St., Lahaina, 661-3472. Grab an oceanfront seat and dig into fresh mahi and sautéed sea scallops in cream sauce. A wide selection of surf and turf, memorable tropical drinks, and a happy hour that lasts from noon to 6 p.m. L, D. $$-$$$

★ Lahaina Grill

127 Lahainaluna, Rd., Lahaina, 667-5117. This glamorous restaurant is always on point. Sommelier Richard Olson III suggests lively wine pairings for the famed ‘ahi and foie gras. Hawai‘i 
Regional. D, RR. $$$$

Lāhainā Pizza Company

730 Front St., Lahaina, 661-0700. Deep-dish pizza, hearty salads and sandwiches draw crowds to this relaxed Lahaina hangout. Live music nightly. American/Italian. L, D. $$

Leilani’s on the Beach

Whalers Village, 2435 Ka‘anapali Pkwy., Ka‘anapali, 661-4495. Snack on burgers or appetizers while you view Ka‘anapali’s sparkling sands at the Beachside Grill. In the dining room, try the panko-herb-crusted daily catch. Kid-friendly. Steak/Seafood. L, D, N. $$

★ Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop

820 Olowalu Village Rd., Olowalu, 662-3600. The pies may win hearts, but the fried salad and home-baked breads also warrant repeat visits to this homey Olowalu outpost. American. B, L, D. $

Local Boys Shave Ice

624 Front Street, Lahaina, 868-3476. How to chill out in teh Islands? Slurp up a mountain of fruity shave ice served with Plantation Era-inspired add-ons like haupia (coconut) and macadamia-nut ice cream. This location also serves açai bowls, coffee and bagels. Shave Ice. $


Kaanapali Marriot Ocean Club, 100 Nohea Dr., Kaanapali, 667-2288. Try a crisp pinot grigio and a romaine tossed with lemon-
feta vinaigrette and anchovies. Italian. BR (Fri-Sun), D. $$

Macadangdang Bar & Grill

Fairway Shops, 2580 Kekaa Dr. Celebrity chef Joey Macadangdang creates a new dining venue. $$

Māla Ocean Tavern

1307 Front St., Lahaina, 667-9394. Snap peas slathered in ginger and sambal, and ‘ahi atop flaxseed bruschetta satisfy the health-conscious and the hedonistic at this surfside tavern. Turtle sightings nearly guaranteed. Mediterranean. B, L, D, HR. $$

Maui Island Coffee

Wharf Cinema Center, 658 Front St., Lahaina, 661-4158. Follow the seductive aroma of fresh-brewed coffee and you’ll find a cafe jewel serving some of the best since 1992. There’s a nice selection of pastries, bagels and light sandwiches for dining in or takeaway. Bistro. B, L, D. $

MauiGrown Coffee

If you’re running low on energy, get some of MauiGrown’s plantation-style joe. Coffee shop closed. Online sales only at mauigrowncoffee.com $

Mauka Makai

Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, 45 Kai Malina Pkwy., Kā‘anapali, 662-6400. Expect the freshest fish, beef and lamb, vegetable sautes, and island-inspired desserts at this restaurant that celebrates the fishing and farming cultures of ancient Hawai‘i. Pacific Rim. B. $-$$$

★ Merriman’s Kapalua

1 Bay Dr., Kapalua, 669-6400. Dramatic views of the golden crescent beach and islands on the horizon accent the largely organic and local menu. Hawai‘i Regional. D, RR. $$$

★ Miso Phat Sushi

4310 Honoapi‘ilani Hwy., Kahana, 669-9010. Sushi served on-site, takeout or delivered. Sashimi platters, sushi rolls, nigiri and house specialty rolls. Japanese. L, D. $$

★ Moku Roots

335 Keawe St., #211, Lahaina, 214-5106. Where can you find a vegan/vegetarian venue worthy of the 2019 Silver ‘Aipono Award for Best New Restaurant? The same place you’ll find God for tastiest Healthy Fare—right here! Vegetarian/Vegan B, L, D, RR. $

★ Monkeypod Kitchen

Whalers Village, 2435 Kā‘anapali Pkwy., Kā‘anapali, 878-6763. Lunch at this Peter Merriman restaurant includes pizza, burgers, tacos and ramen. For dinner: Big Island beef rib eye with chimichurri sauce, gnocchi with pork sausage, and banana-cream pie. Hawai‘i Regional. L, D, HR. $$

Myths of Maui

2780 Kekaʻa Dr., Kaʻanapali, 661-9119. Enjoy live music, Polynesian dance and an island-inspired buffet, complete with unearthing of the kalua pig from the imu. Luʻau. D, RR. $$$

★ Old Lahaina Lu‘au

1251 Front St., Lahaina, 667-1998. Lounge on tatami mats and eat lomi lomi salmon and haupia (coconut pudding) like a Hawaiian. Reserve this popular, authentic lu‘au far in advance. Open bar. Kid-friendly. Hawaiian. D, RR. $$$$

★ Pacific’O

505 Front St., Lahaina, 667-4341. Try the tender lobster in homemade pasta, blanketed in an uni emulsion . . . or the coconut-mac-crusted mahi filet with peanut sauce, served with black Thai mochi rice. Hawai‘i Regional. D. $$$$

★ Pā‘ia Fish Market

632 Front St., Lahaina, 662-3456. 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. $

Pailolo Bar & Grill

Westin Kaʻanapali Ocean Resort Villas, Kaʻanapali, 667-3200. Spicy, homemade Bloody Mary will rev your engines in the morning. Excellent burgers, tacos, and appetizers, plus ice-cold beer on tap. American. L, D, HR. $


658 Wharf St., Lahaina, 661-3636. Star chef Lee Anne Wong takes local ingredient to the top with creativity and style. B, L, D, HR. $-$$

★ Pizza Paradiso Mediterranean Grill

3350 L. Honoapi‘ilani Hwy., Kaʻanapali, 667-2929. Juicy gyros, flavorful falafel in warm pita bread with a perfect side of tabbouleh, kabob platters . . . and pizza. Dine in or take out. Pizza/Mediterranean. L, D. $-$$

Plantation House Restaurant

2000 Plantation Club Dr., Kapalua, 669-6299. Panoramic views are the backdrop for gourmet fare on the famed Plantation Course. Breakfast Benedicts, sandwiches, salads, ribeye and mahimahi. Hawai‘i Regional/Mediterranean. BR, L, D. $$$

Prison Street Pizza

133 Prison St., Lahaina, 662-3332. Traditional East Coast-style pizza, Caesar salad, calzones and more. Captivating! Italian/Pizza. L, D. $

Pūlehu, an Italian Grill

Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas, 6 Kai Ala Dr., Ka‘anapali, 667-3200. Crabmeat-stuffed Kaua‘i prawns, squid-ink pasta with imported Calabrese sausage, and tender braised short ribs on polenta satisfy your Italian food cravings. Excellent wine list. Italian. D. $$$


2290 Ka‘anapali Pkwy., Ka‘anapali 669-6999. Celebrity Chef Roy Yamaguchi rocks vibrant local fish and produce, prepared with Asian attention to detail. Hawai‘i Regional. L, D, HR. $$$$

★ Sale Pepe

878 Front St., Lahaina, 667-7667. Brick-oven-fired pizza and flatbreads are highlights on a menu that changes daily, with items like pancetta and ceci purée on grilled crostini, and house-made strozzapreti pasta tossed with fresh kale and Italian sausage—like Michele’s mama makes in Italy. Good selection of Italian wines and beer. Italian. D. $$

★ Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

600 S. Office Rd., Kapalua, 669-6286. D.K. Kodama’s wildly popular restaurant draws lines late into the night. Small and action-packed, this classy sushi bar is the place to try a Kenny G roll (snapper with shiso and ponzu sauce) with a swig of saké. Pacific Rim/Sushi. D, RR. $$$

★ The Sea House Restaurant

Napili Kai Beach Resort, 5900 Lower Honoapi‘ilani, Napili, 669-1500. Start your day with oven-baked pancakes laden with fresh fruit. Enjoy coconut-crusted shrimp while the sun sinks into Napili Bay. On Wednesday, stay for Grammy-winner George Kahumoku Jr.’s Masters of Hawaiian Slack-key Guitar. Pacific Rim. B, L, D. $$$

Son’z Steakhouse

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, 200 Nohea Kai Dr., Ka‘anapali, 667-4506. Swans glide up tableside here, and the wine cellar ranks among the largest in the state. Tiger-eye sushi tempura and ‘ahi prime rib with wasabi mashed potatoes are instant favorites. Pacific Rim. D. $$$$

★ Star Noodle

1285 Front St., Lahaina, 667-5400. New location. Same great food! Lahaina Fried Soup and the freshest ‘ahi avocado poke you’ll find on Maui! Star cocktails! Asian. L, D, RR. $$

Tamura’s Fine Wine & Liquors

226 Kupuohi St., Lahaina, 667-9000. Head to the refrigerated section to find a huge selection of fresh ‘ahi poke prepared in Maui’s ethnic flavors of the rainbow: Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Hawaiian, plus poke bowls made to order. Poke. $

★ Taverna

2000 Village Road, Kapalua, 667-2426. House-made pastas, agrodolce-style fish of the day, and Italian desserts that stand up to the grand finale: espresso with grappa. Beginning to end, Taverna is a dining heaven. Great wine, cocktails, and exotic craft beer. Italian. B, L, D. $$-$$$

★ Teddy’s Bigger Burgers

335 Keawe St., Lahaina, 661-9111. The staff hand-pat the burgers, charbroil them to order, and serve them in a fun diner ambiance. Kid-friendly. American. L, D. $

★ Thai Chef

878 Front St., Lahaina, 667-2814. This small, well-loved restaurant keeps West Side fans coming back for more with its commendable curries, fresh prawn spring rolls, and beef salads drenched in tangy sauce. Thai. L, D. $

★ Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice

790 Front St., Lahaina. Homemade tropical-flavored syrups like liliko‘i and coconut set this shave-ice business apart. Additional West Maui locations: 819 Front St., Lahaina; and in the Hyatt Regency Maui, 200 Nohea Kai Dr., Ka‘anapali. Kid-friendly. $


Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, 200 Nohea Kai Dr., Ka‘anapali, 667-4506. Head poolside for Kobe beef sliders or ‘ahi poke nachos. Knock back a “Mutiny on the Carthaginian” cocktail inspired by Lahaina’s rowdy whaling past. Live music nightly. American/Pacific Rim. L, D, HR. $$$


Westin Kaanapali, 2365 Kaanapali Pkwy, Kaanapali, 446-3020. Fresh and organic, award-winning chefs Chris Kajioka and Mahmoud Lalou create an oceanfront eatery worth the trip! Pacific Rim. B,D. $$$