We have scoped out many great food destinations on Maui. We try to visit at least a few every trip to the island. We also hear of great eateries from friends. We are happy to share all of these with you.
For casual or quick dining that is within a 5 minute drive or a short walk we love Pizza Paradiso. They have a really good selection of pizza and it’s quick. It’s located a few doors down from Times Market in the shopping center behind Papakea. Another great spot is The Fish Market located at 3600 Lower Honapiilani Rd., about a 10 minute walk north of Papakea. https://fishmarketmaui.com/ . For sandwiches we recommend Take Home Maui located at 121 Dickenson Street Lahaina. They make everything fresh while you wait and they’re awesome. https://www.takehomemaui.com/. The Farmers Market also has awesome, freshly made Acai Bowls. We love them for breakfast. Honokawai Beach Park is directly across the street.
For finer dining we recommend The Lahaina Grill or Merriman’s. They’re both top notch fine dining destinations. We’ve heard that Fleetwood’s is good but have never been. On Saturday and Sunday, brunch at Mala is a must. It’s sister restaurant Honu is also very good. MonkeyPod is good and there’s a new one at the Whaler Shops. Roy’s in Kaanapali is supposed to be very good too. If you’re used to fabulous sushi you can give Sensei a pass. If you’re not, get there early. Same with Star Noodle. If you have great Thai food in your home town, you can miss it. If not, get there early.
Other great spots on the island are Haliimaile General Store and of course Mama’s Fish House. All of the fine dining spots require reservations so book early.