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Top Restaurants and Food Trucks to Try in West Maui

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July 10, 2022

Specializing in Hawaii luxury real estate, Betty and Roy Sakamoto are expert Maui realtors that can help you search for oceanfront homes and condos available in the West Maui area. One of the perks of moving or retiring in Hawaii is the variety of delicious food available seemingly at your fingertips. 

If you’re looking to try some of the best food Maui has to offer, look no further than the restaurants and food trucks nestled in West Maui. With so many great options, you’re sure to find something to your taste.

West Maui’s Top Restaurants

One of the great things about West Maui is that there are a variety of cuisines to choose from. Whether you’re in the mood for American, Hawaiian, Japanese, or something else entirely, you’re sure to find it here. And with so many amazing restaurants and food trucks to choose from, you’re sure to find something to your taste.

Paia Fish Market

If you’re looking for a delicious seafood restaurant in Hawaii, look no further than Paia Fish Market located on the famous Front Street in Lahaina. This establishment is known for its fresh fish, and you won’t be disappointed with any of the menu options. Since Paia Fish Market doesn’t take reservations, it’s important to arrive early if you want to snag a table. There’s usually a line outside the door when they open, so plan accordingly!

The fish is delicious and reasonably priced, so you really can’t go wrong with any of your choices. And if you’re indecisive, try the fish and chips – you won’t be disappointed, and the Mahi Mahi sautéed is especially mouthwatering.

At Paia Fish Market, you can choose how your fish will be prepared: grilled, sautéed, Cajun, or blackened. No matter what you choose, you’re in for a treat! The food is delivered quickly at this restaurant, but there can be a wait if you have multiple orders ahead of you. This is because they want to get your food to you as fresh as possible and a meal made from fresh ingredients is always the best.

Paia Fish Market was first opened in Paia Town on Maui’s north shore, and in addition to its Paia location, there are also locations in Lahaina, Kihei, and Waikiki. 

Feast at Lele

If you’re looking for an unforgettable dining experience while in Maui, Feast at Lele is a great option that is also located on Front Street. This outdoor luau offers an amazing view of the ocean along with a delicious plated dinner at a private table. In between courses, you’ll be treated to awesome Polynesian dancing.

Each course at the Feast at Lele highlights cuisine from a different Polynesian island. You’ll be amazed at how much flavor is packed into each dish. This is a rare opportunity to try some of the best food the Polynesian islands have to offer.

This experience takes place on the beach in Maui and includes an appetizer, four small-plate entrees, desserts, and unlimited tropical drinks. Some of the delicious dishes you can expect to enjoy include braised beef cooked New Zealand-style, baked shrimp with creamy coconut butter, and grilled mango ginger chicken from Tahiti. The evening starts with drinks, a fresh flower lei, and live Hawaiian music. By the end of the night, your tummy will be satisfied and you’ll have some great memories (and photos!) to take back home to your West Maui home for sale.

The Hula Grill

The Hula Grill is an outdoor restaurant right on Kaanapali Beach, near the entrance to Whalers Village. It’s one of the best restaurants in Maui with a view. Tables are set up under picturesque thatched umbrellas, and most days there is live music on the patio.

The patio is set up in the sand, so you can take your shoes off and dig your toes into the sand while you listen to the strumming of Hawaiian music and watch the waves hit the shore of the beach. They have dishes like the Firecracker Fish which has grilled fish, a spicy sauce, and black bean avocado salsa. Or try the macadamia-crusted mahi-mahi, topped with crab and served with coconut sesame white rice. For dessert, you can’t go wrong with the Original Hula Pie – a sinfully rich chocolate cookie crust, macadamia ice cream, hot fudge sauce, and whipped cream.

Other notable and amazing restaurants you can check out while you’re in West Maui are:

You can never go wrong whichever places you eat as West Maui has some of the most diverse and delicious restaurants in the world. From fresh seafood to Italian cuisine and Hawaiian-style luaus, there’s something for everyone in West Maui.

West Maui’s Top Food Trucks

In the mood for take-out but don’t want to deal with the hassle of a sit-down restaurant? Make sure to check out the many West Maui food trucks to grab a quick bite to take back to your beachfront home sales and enjoy as the sun dips below the horizon! They offer a wide variety of delicious foods that will satisfy everyone’s cravings. Maui’s food trucks are known for their fresh ingredients, creative dishes, and affordable prices. Here are some of the most popular food trucks in Maui:

Earth Aloha Eats

If you’re looking for a vegan restaurant that serves delicious, hearty food, Earth Aloha Eats is the place for you. This Maui-based food truck offers a wide variety of vegan dishes, including burgers, bowls, wraps, and even desserts.

The Earth Aloha Eats burger is a must-try. It’s made with a patty of organic quinoa, black beans, and mushrooms, and topped with avocado, tomato, and Earth Aloha Eats’ secret sauce. The bowls are also a great option and come with your choice of protein, vegetables, and rice or quinoa.

808 Grindz Café

808 Grindz Café is a food truck that specializes in Hawaiian-style plate lunches. A plate lunch is a Hawaiian tradition that typically consists of two scoops of rice, macaroni salad, and your choice of protein.

Some of the protein options at 808 Grindz Café include kalua pork, chicken katsu, and mahi-mahi. The kalua pork is slow-cooked and shredded, and the chicken katsu is breaded and fried chicken. The mahi-mahi is fresh and grilled to perfection.


If you’re looking for a great place to get a fish taco on Maui, look no further than TaquerEATa. They serve up some of the best fish tacos I’ve ever had, and they’re very affordable too. The Three Alarm Taco is definitely worth trying if you like your food with a bit of a kick. Just be warned, it’s very spicy!

El Taco Borracho

If you’re looking for a delicious and authentic Mexican food truck, El Taco Borracho is a great option. Located at the Food Truck Courtyard close to Lahaina real estate, El Taco Borracho serves up some of the best Mexican food on the island.

If you’re ever in Maui, be sure to check out this little taqueria for a quick and delicious meal on the go. The staff is always friendly and happy to help, and the food is mouth-wateringly good. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed!

While you can easily cook a tasty meal in your West Maui house for sale, the best way to get to know your new island home is through the food! Whether you are planning to retire to Hawaii or start a luxurious life here, get in touch with resident experts, Betty and Roy Sakamoto!

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