Maui, Hawaii has some amazing food and it was honestly hard to cut it down to just ten restaurants. We’re huge foodies here at Earth Below Girls, so you can be sure these are top notch eats. Don’t forget to check out my three guides on Maui Guide: Lahaina, Wailea and Paia.
Below the Top 10 Places to Eat in Maui
Maui Grown Coffee Co
The first thing I look for when I’m traveling is a coffee shop. One, because I love coffee and two, because I would probably die without my morning jolt. If you’re in Lahaina, you have got to stop at Maui Grown Coffee Co. The coffee is grown right on Maui at Ka’anapali Coffee Farms and is so rich and fresh. It’s a must-stop for coffee lovers.
Located in North Kihei right across from Kalama Park, this all-day breakfast spot is the quintessential Hawaiian café. Kihei Caffe has all outdoor seating, with chickens and roosters roaming around outside, and Hawaiian staples makes this place loved by tourists and locals alike. I ordered the Hawaiian classic, Loco Moco, which is white rice topped with a beef patty, a fried egg, and gravy. It’s super filling and so different from my typical breakfast, but also really delicious.
Frida’s Beach House
I’m a little obsessed with fish tacos, so I knew I’d have to make a stop at Frida’s Mexican Beach House in Lahaina. As with most restaurants in this post, it’s directly on the water, so of course it has amazing ocean views. The special of the day was grilled mahi-mahi tacos, which I ordered with a refreshing Pineapple Mana wheat beer from Maui Brewing Co. The fish was really fresh and topped with a sweet’n’spicy mango habanero sauce.
If you’re a die-hard poke fan like I am, this is a must stop. Eskimo Candy is a really popular with locals, so you know it’s good. The seafood is so incredibly fresh and there is no trendy frills, making it the oh-so-perfect lunch
Mama’s Fish House
Boy oh boy does this place deliver. The moment you start searching for food options in Maui, this place will pop up left and right, and for good reason. It’s a world-renowned spot for fresh-off-the-boat seafood that’s prepared so perfectly well. Be ready to spend a pretty penny here, but I promise it’s 100% worth it. They serve the same menu all day, so you can go for either lunch or dinner without worrying of missing out on anything.
I started with a mai tai, of course, which came in a tiki head goblet with a fresh purple orchid. I had an appetizer of ceviche prepared with coconut milk, carrots, celery, garlic, and cilantro, served in a hollowed out coconut. To say the fish was fresh is an understatement. For my main course, I ordered the Ahi Sashimi Salad, which was the perfect light meal. I polished it all off with the Liliko’i (passionfruit) Crème Brûlée, which has been featured on Best Thing I Ever Ate and it certainly did not disappoint. Check out the photos below for one of the best meals I’ve ever had!
Star Noodle is a great spot in Lahaina for dinner. It’s shared Asian plates and noodles make it great for a group, plus they have amazing sake. I went right after scuba diving, so I was pretty beat (and hungry). I ordered the Hot N Sour Noodles which came with Thai basil, bean sprouts, and fried garlic as toppings. The dish was really incredible and I ate it in probably 10 minutes flat.
Monkeypod Kitchen, located in Wailea, has a really great happy hour deal. Every day from 3-5:30pm and 9-11pm, they offer 1/2 off appetizers, $10 pizzas, and $9.50 cocktails, along with many other drink deals. I got a mai tai and the Kalua Pork & Pineapple pizza. Both of which were bomb.
Humuhumunukunukuapua’a, or more commonly known as “Humu”, is located in the Grand Wailea Resort. The only thing better than the food at this restaurant is the view. It overlooks the ocean and is on top of manmade ponds on the resort.
This steakhouse, located in the Four Seasons, was a nice change of pace from all the seafood I’d been eating. I recommend going with the classic filet mignon with bearnaise sauce, but what you really can’t miss is the chocolate soufflé. Be sure to tell your server ahead of time, but this incredible dessert is worth the wait. Rich chocolate soufflé with caramelized bananas and banana ice cream on the side was the perfect ending to a steak dinner.
Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice
You can’t go to Hawaii and not have shave ice. There are multiple locations for Ululani’s in Maui, so definitely don’t miss out. This is the perfect cool treat for those hot Maui days.
Where are your favorite places to eat in Maui? Let us know in the comments below!
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I’m Ashley. I’m a recent Maryland transplant living in NYC. I currently work in fashion, but my true love is travel. I was bitten by the travel bug at an early age and ever since I’m always craving my next adventure. From Europe to South Africa, I’ve been all over the world, but there are still so many places I have yet to explore. I hope you enjoy our little taste of wanderlust and are inspired along the way!