Top ChoiceHawaiian in Kihei

Nalu's South Shore Grill

This open-air eatery may sit in a strip mall, but the decor embraces all things Hawaiian, from the koa canoe hanging overhead to the enormous beach photos covering the walls. We also love the warm aloha spirit of...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Kihei

Pa‘ia Fish Market Southside

Word is out about this fantastic seafood joint, a spinoff from the popular Pa‘ia Fish Market in the Upcountry. Across the street from Kalama Park, the open-air eatery serves ono (white-fleshed wahoo) and mahimahi...

Top ChoiceHawaiian in Kihei

Café O’Lei

This strip-mall bistro looks ho-hum at first blush. But step inside: the sophisticated atmosphere, innovative Hawaii Regional Cuisine, honest prices and excellent service knock Café O’Lei into the fine-dining big...

Japanese in Kihei

Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Maui is laid-back, but sometimes you have to plan ahead. Dinner at Sansei is one of those times – make a reservation or queue early for the sushi bar. The creative appetizer menu offers everything from a shrimp...

Health Food in Kihei

Fork & Salad

Local farms strut their stuff at this glossy salad emporium. Step up to the counter, choose a classic or chef-inspired salad – or build your own – and add a deliciously seasoned protein, from organic chicken to...

Cafe in Kihei

Kihei Caffe

Maybe it's the sneaky birds on the patio, or the quick-to-arrive entrees, or the hovering queue, but dining at this busy Kihei institution is not exactly relaxing. But that's part of the quirky charm. Order at...

Thai in Kihei

Nutcharee's Authentic Thai Food

Fans of Nutcharee Case's panang curry with fresh fish no longer have to drive to Hana to get their fix. She closed her beloved East Maui outpost a few years back and opened this restaurant soon after. Settle in...

Hawaiian in Kihei

Da Kitchen Express

Da Kitchen is da bomb. Come to this no-frills eatery for Hawaiian plate lunches done right. The local favorite is Da Lau Lau Plate (with steamed pork wrapped in taro leaves), but you won’t go wrong with any...

Latin American in Kihei

Cuatro

Come for the amazing spicy tuna nachos, stay for the Acapulco shrimp scampi, the Asian marinated grilled rib eye and the other impeccably flavored Latin American and Pacific Rim dishes. The place is small, so...

Cafe in Kihei

808 Deli

With fresh breads, innovative spreads, gourmet hot dogs and 20 different sandwiches and paninis, this tiny sandwich shop across from Kam II is the place to grab a picnic lunch. For a spicy kick, try the roast...

Seafood in Kihei

Coconut’s Fish Cafe

For fresh, healthily prepared seafood in a family-friendly setting, try this chill spot in north Kihei. Order at the counter – we recommend the fish tacos – then settle in at one of the communal surfboard tables....

Seafood in Kihei

Eskimo Candy

Wondering whether to order the seafood chowder? You should. This hearty treat primes the palate for the top-notch fresh seafood served in this busy fish market with a takeout counter. Raw-fish fanatics should...

Mexican in Kihei

Roasted Chiles

At most Mexican restaurants on Maui, the food is simply a buffer for the margaritas. But here? The margaritas are excellent, but so is the authentic Mexican cuisine, which is thoughtfully seasoned and pleasantly...

Italian in Kihei

Fabiani’s Bakery & Pizza

What puts the fab in Fabiani’s? Definitely the prosciutto, mozzarella and arugula white pizza with truffle oil. Or maybe it’s the linguini with sautéed clams. Or the chef-made pastries preening like celebrities...

Food Truck in Kihei

Kihei Station Food Truck Park

If your group can't agree on a lunchtime restaurant, swing by this new food truck park behind the Azeka Mauka Center in north Kihei. A half-dozen or so food trucks serve up everything from burgers, BBQ, tacos and...

Cafe in Kihei

Cafe@LaPlage

They stack the sandwiches high at this small cafe and coffee shop. At breakfast, choose from five different bagel sandwiches or simply get your bagel slathered in cinnamon-honey butter. Lunchtime paninis include...

Supermarket in Kihei

Hawaiian Moons Natural Foods

This natural foods market draws 'em in for its well-stocked hot and cold salad bars ($10-11 per pound). The soups are so good you might see someone sipping straight from their bowl while checking out! Also sells...

Seafood in Kihei

Tamura's Fine Wine & Liquors

What? Great poke from a wine and liquor store? Yep, after browsing the aisles, which are well stocked with liquors, wines and beer, head to the tucked-away seafood counter for some of the island's best poke....

Food Truck in Kihei

Kinaʻole Grill

Hawaiian-style seafood and meat plate lunches are the tasty specialties at this tropically bright food truck that parks on Alanui Kealiʻi Rd, not far from Kamaʻole Beach Park I. Plates come with rice, mac 'n'...