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The Best Places to Eat in Maui – Must Eat and Fine Dining

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May 28, 2021

If you are someone lucky to live on Maui, always remember you have a plethora of great places to try whenever you are craving delicious and luxurious meals. These must-eat fine dining places offer different varieties of food and even provide takeout and delivery options if you prefer dining at home. To help you decide which restaurant to try out, we’ve compiled the best places you can dine in on Maui.

Lahaina Grill

If you have been thinking about trying a classy meal in West Maui, then Lahaina Grill would be a great spot to try out. According to Honolulu Magazine, this restaurant boasts of luxury and taste, with its name voted as the Best Maui Restaurant since 1994.

Lahaina Grill serves a diversity of American cuisine created for locals and tourists around the area. They also offer a casual but also elegant ambiance perfect for date nights, family gatherings, and celebrations.

So, if you live in the West Maui area and plan to spend a special occasion with your loved one or just searching for a new luxurious place to explore and dine at, Lahaina Grill is the one for you.

Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante

Another fancy restaurant on our list is Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante in Wailea. They serve authentic Italian cuisine and offer a fantastic view of Wailea Beach. Lovers can also enjoy a candlelight dinner during sunsets as the restaurant ambiance changes to fit the stunning scenery.

Besides the romantic vibe Ferraro’s gives off, they provide their guests with live music in the background.  In case you’re wondering, their menu also includes handmade pasta, fresh salads, and delicately grilled meat and seafood to fill up every guests’ cravings.

Cafe O’Lei at the Mill House

Have you been looking for the perfect place to experience fine dining in Central Maui? Worry no more because Cafe O’Lei at the Mill House has got you covered. They provide breakfast and dinner options for anyone searching for an indoor-outdoor dining experience in the heart of Maui.

Despite its high-end looks, the restaurant still lives up to its Hawaiian theme with its dark wooden furniture and white tablecloths. The whole ambiance screams classy but also not too intimidating.

Since Cafe O’Lei at the Mill House is situated in 80-acre farmland, they promote farm-to-table meals courtesy of their produce. They offer seasonal and creative dishes ranging from vegetarian meals to hearty ones that will entice every foodie in you.

Ka’ana Kitchen

Sleek and cozy, these are the words that best describe Ka’ana Kitchen. Located at the infamous Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, this restaurant is open to locals and tourists, offering an overlooking view of the terraced pools in the resort.

Besides its majestic surroundings, Ka’ana provides its guests with sumptuous breakfast meals and fancy but fulfilling six-course dinners. Their chef also makes sure you enjoy your food with your family because they serve family-style dishes to live up to its name, Ka’ana, which simply means ‘to share’ in Hawaiian.

Visit Ka’ana Kitchen with your family or group of friends and take pleasure in hearty meals best shared with great company.

Taverna Maui

In West Maui, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to visit the trendy and modern chic restaurant –  Taverna Maui. This must-eat place welcomes couples, families, friends, and anyone wanting to chill around The Ritz-Carlton.

Taverna has different cuisines, from Italian classics to Hawaiian dishes, which entices most foodies in the area. Besides delicious food, Taverna takes pride in its cocktails and beers – all created with love.

Hali’imaile General Store

Of course, we didn’t forget one of the original restaurants on Maui – the Hali’imaile General Store in Makawao. What makes the place so special is the historical spot where it stands; in fact, the building has been around since the 1920s.

After sixty years, the place became a charming, cozy general store slash restaurant, offering a warm and homey atmosphere to locals and tourists. One of Hawaii’s best chefs works at the restaurant, creating classic dishes that have been around since it opened in the 1980s.

If you want to explore a little bit of Hawaii’s history through food, better check out Hali’imaile General Store.

The Plantation House

The Plantation House is a sophisticated and stylish place to eat is one first-class restaurant you can feel great about bringing the favorite people in your life to. Many families enjoy celebrating special occasions here with the stunning ocean views overlooking Kapalua Plantation Golf Course.

Close to Plantation Estates homes for sale you’ll find that The Plantation House is known for their generous servings included in their menu. If you want to try their breakfast menu, you won’t be disappointed because they will give you six different kinds of eggs Benedict to choose from; if you’re going to eat dinner, you have to choose from their variety of meat and fresh seafood.

Star Noodle

Another restaurant on our list is Star Noodle located on Front Street in Lahaina. It may not sound as fancy as you think, but this restaurant is a crowd-favorite, especially for those craving Japanese food in West Maui. The food place also became a tourist spot ever since the Food Network featured them in its “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” show in 2016.

The usual vibe of Star Noodle gives a casual and low-key scenario best for families and tourists with its Japanese theme. Besides Japanese food, they also offer different Asian flavors for your liking, including Filipino, Vietnamese, Korean, and Singaporean dishes. Simply put, it’s a perfect place to have a feast with your friends and loved ones.

On Maui, you can enjoy a private luxury Hawaii home surrounded by breathtaking views of nature. Go on great island adventures discovering more masterpieces of nature and enjoy some of the best places to eat on Maui.



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