Top ChoiceSeafood in Kahului

Geste Shrimp Truck

Beside Kahului Harbor, this small white food truck, emblazoned with a giant shrimp, serves the tastiest shrimp on Maui – maybe even the world! A dozen cost $15 and you'll get a scoop of crab mac salad and rice to...

Top ChoiceHawaiian in Kahului

Tin Roof

This creation by celebrity chef Sheldon Simeon proves that a restaurant can be successful no matter the venue – in this case a tin-roofed outlet next to Payday Loans. Be prepared to queue for exceptional kau kau...

Top ChoiceMediterranean in Kahului

Bistro Casanova

An offshoot of the popular Casanova in Makawao, this is Kahului’s classiest dining option. Seafood and steaks are great quality and come with plenty of Kula veggies. The setting is upscale and urban and attracts...

Top ChoiceBeach in Kahului

Kanaha Beach Park

Well, you can’t judge a beach by its cover. Wedged between downtown Kahului and the airport, and hidden behind a strip of ironwood trees, this mile-long stretch of sand is kitesurf city, with scores of brilliant...

Top ChoiceMarket in Kahului

Maui Swap Meet

Don’t be misled by 'swap meet.’ This outdoor market is neither garage sale nor farmers market but an arts-and-crafts show of the highest order. Scores of white tents, set up behind Maui College, are chock-full of...

Food & Drinks in Kahului

Down to Earth

Open since the '70s, Down to Earth was one of Hawaii's pioneers of organic and vegetarian produce. It feels like an independent Whole Foods, with plenty of baked goods and premade foods to take out or eat in....

Hawaiian in Kahului

Poi by the Pound

You can't beat the value at this casual local spot serving tasty Hawaiian eats. Don't come for the setting (brown furniture under florescent lights); come for the tasty plate dinners: kalua (pit-oven-cooked)...

Bird Sanctuary in Kahului

Kanaha Pond Bird Sanctuary

You wouldn’t expect a wildlife sanctuary to be so close to the main road, but a short walk leaves the traffic behind. This shallow marsh is a haven for rare Hawaiian birds, including native coots, black-crowned...

International in Kahului

Food Truck Park

Around a dozen entrepreneurial and yummy food trucks have congregated in this parking lot, around a canopy-shaded setup of picnic tables. Choose between Thai Mee Up (serving lemongrass chicken, garlic shrimp, and...

Concert Venue in Kahului

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

This snazzy performance complex opened in 1994 and boasts two indoor theaters and an outdoor amphitheater. As Maui’s main venue for music, theater and dance, the MACC hosts everything from ukulele jams to touring...

Grill in Kahului

Wow-Wee Maui’s Kava Bar & Grill

The grill dominates the kava at this buzzing local joint, but it’s still your best chance to try piper methysticum, a ceremonial drink made from the kava plant (grown on the slopes of Haleakalā volcano) with an...

Gardens in Kahului

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

For botanophiles interested in native Hawaiian plants, this garden on the grounds of a former zoo has a wealth of knowledge. An excellent new audiotour ($5 on Saturday, free with admission Monday to Friday)...

Hawaiian in Kahului

Da Kitchen

Tasty grinds (local food) attract all kinds to this cheerful strip-mall eatery. The kalua pork is, as they say, ‘so tender it falls off da bone.’ Some plate lunches will feed two. The platters (pork lau lau,...

Mall in Kahului

Queen Kaʻahumanu Center

Come here for your standard-issue mall stores, several swimwear shops and cellphone carriers. Stop by the 1st floor for a small farmers market on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Kaʻahumanu Movie Theater is located...

Thai in Kahului

Thailand Cuisine II

Welcoming family-run eatery with Thai favorites, plus fun variations (such as the Thai Evil Prince with chicken, beef or pork sautéed in hot spices with coconut milk and sweet basil). You can't go wrong with the...

Mexican in Kahului

Acevedo's Hawaicano Cafe

The place to get your Mexican fix with a Hawaiian spin. This counter joint serves up classics done well, such as carne asada, chicken ranchero, packed burritos and tangy ceviche (using fish from the local area)....

International in Kahului

Leis Family Class Act

Maui Culinary Academy’s fine-dining restaurant connects an ocean view with the opportunity to watch up-and-coming chefs create a four-course locavore meal. The menu rotates with different cuisines. Reserve online...

Ice Cream in Kahului

Tasaka Guri-Guri

For the coolest treat in town, queue up at this hole-in-the-wall shop dishing up homemade pineapple sherbet. The guri-guri, as it’s called, is so popular that locals take it to friends on neighboring islands....

Museum in Kahului

Schaefer International Gallery

This art gallery at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center has a number of exhibitions per year, ranging from native Hawaiian arts to contemporary local artists working in all mediums.