Top Choice Mediterranean in Kahului

Bistro Casanova

An offshoot of the popular Casanova in Makawao, this is Kahului’s classiest dining, with a solid tapas menu (from 3pm; $5 to $14), good seafood and steaks and plenty of Kula veggies. The setting is upscale and urban…
Top Choice Food Truck in Kahului

Geste Shrimp Truck

This small white food truck – emblazoned with a giant shrimp – serves the tastiest shrimp on Maui – maybe even the world! $13 buys a dozen with a scoop of crab mac salad and rice. It's a messy meal so bring handi-wi…
Hawaiian in Kahului

Da Kitchen

Tasty local grinds attract all kinds to this strip mall eatery. The kalua pork is, as they say, ‘so tender it falls off da bone,’ while the more expensive plate lunches are big enough to feed two. Expect a crowd at …
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. Cash o…
Thai in Kahului

Thailand Cuisine

Maui News readers voted this family-run eatery as Maui’s best ethnic restaurant. And yes, it lives up to the reputation. Start with the shrimp summer rolls, then move on to aromatic green curries or perhaps the ging…
Burgers 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 that has an earthy taste and numbs your mouth. The rest…
Supermarket in Kahului

Safeway Kahului

For groceries, the Safeway in the town center never closes.
Supermarket in Kahului

Whole Foods

Whole Foods carries island-grown produce, fish and beef, and is a good place to pick up lei.
Food Court in Kahului

Paʻina Food Court

With tenants like Paniolo Grill and World Plate, this multistall food court isn’t your average campus fare. Run by students from Maui College’s acclaimed culinary arts program, it’s worth a detour for choice alone. …
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 between countries. Reserve online.