Top-notch entertainment and perfectly prepared cuisine make this a premiere Maui attraction. A little island history: Lahaina used to be known as Lele. In those long-ago days, gala royal feasts were held along the beach. They featured the best food, music and dance of the island. This is a reconstruction of the ancient royal celebrations. Executive Chef James McDonald presents a mouth-watering array of specialties representing all the regions of Polynesia.
Tourists and locals alike return to this oceanfront landmark in central Lahaina. Sit on the lanai, sip cocktails and look out on the Pacific. The prime rib is savory and tender, and on the lighter side, there are four to five fresh fish offerings daily. Be sure to save room for the Hula Pie, made from a chocolate wafer crust, macadamia nut ice cream, chocolate fudge and whipped cream. Live Hawaiian music is a firm feature here.
This restaurant is located in the courtyard of a downtown Lahaina landmark. The Inn (P.I. to locals) was the only hotel in Lahaina for a long time and is currently a comfortable Best Western property. Fusion-influenced cuisine and fruity drinks are served in a tropical garden setting. The menu features fresh local seafood and produce. Graze on Kula green salad and spring rolls, or go for a heartier choice such as the Fettuccine with Scallops and Mussels.
This shop is located just across the street from Kihei's popular Kamaole Beach Park. You can literally wander in wearing a swimsuit and flip-flops, and when you do, chances are, you'll fit right in. There is a fairly extensive menu of specialty cocktails and alcohol-free juices. The burgers are delicious, if a little pricey considering the beach-shack atmosphere, but the live music is really the key here.
Named "the best food and entertainment combo in Maui" by Zagat's Restaurant Survey, this lively eatery features energetic dancing and live music upcountry. The sprawling dining area with the bar at one end turns into one of Maui's hottest nightclubs after hours. A huge wooden sun-deck is great for lounging and people-watching in the daytime. The menu features a nice selection of salads (made with organic greens), wood-fired pizzas and delectable homemade pastas smothered in rich sauces and savory meats.
Fleetwood's on Front Street is the brainchild of Fleetwood Mac guitarist Mick Fleetwood, offering a crowd-pleasing range of signature tropical cocktails and world food specialties on their luxurious lanai seating area. Start off with a delicious libation such as the 1944 Mai Tyler or the refreshingly fruity Pimm's Cup. While most of the menu puts seafood front and center, a wide selection of Mediterranean and Asian Fusion dishes make sure there are options for everyone in your party. Make sure to grab a seat on the outdoor patio to catch a sunset that creates a perfect end to a light lunch or start to a great evening out.
One of the quainter restaurants along Front Street, Honu Oceanside brings elegant colors and a festive casual feel to the Lahaina dining scene. The restaurant offers nothing less than mesmerizing Maui Ocean views, fresh seafood and a dining experience that is far from cookie cutter franchises. The fresh and innovative menu along with the upscale atmosphere makes it the perfect place to bring valued friends and family. Oysters, shrimps or a grilled fish paired with a delicious wine is a popular choice of patrons at this restaurant. Advance reservations are highly recommended but walk-ins are welcomed too.
A delight for vegetarians and vegans, Moku Roots is the only Zero Waste vegetarian & vegan restaurant on Maui. During your visit, enjoy a fresh bowl of fruit salad, relish nori rolls or grab a few dairy-free popsicles named Maui Tropsicles. Most ingredients are organic and are procured from the co-owner, Alexa Caskey’s farm. This place is a great option for health-conscious souls and is also quite pocket-friendly.
Located close to the quaint resorts of Wailea, Lineage is a charming restaurant that serves contemporary Asian and Hawaiian fare in an ambient, rustic-chic atmosphere. Enjoy a leisurely meal at the restaurant, where you can get an intimate dining experience while watching the chefs at their work in the open kitchen. The elaborate bar offers "Lineage Libations", their signature handcrafted cocktails that come served in vibrant ceramic glasses. The food menu is an eclectic mix of Korean, Chinese, and Hawaiian delicacies along with a range of sides. The dessert options include puddings, ice creams, and sorbets.
Paia Fish Market exudes an old-world charm with its bright blue facade that invites visitors to an indulgent Hawaiian seafood experience. The menu features excellent seafood options that range from fish tacos to freshly cut sashimi. Start with the fresh catch of the day prepared in your favorite style, go for a fish burger with a salad, and work your way through their lunch specialties. The little ones are in for a treat with a special kids' menu that features buttery pasta and cheese quesadillas.