Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood 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 costs $13 and you'll get a scoop of crab mac salad and rice to…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Kahului

Bistro Casanova

An offshoot of the popular Casanova in Makawao, this is Kahului’s classiest dining option, with happy hour offers on wine, beer and cocktails (from $5) between 4pm and 6pm. On the dinner menu the seafood and steaks …
Japanese in Kahului

Tin Roof

The latest venture from celebrity chef Sheldon Simeon proves 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 his tasty kau kau tin…
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…
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…
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.
Thai in Kahului

Thailand Cuisine II

This family-run eatery is one of Maui’s best ethnic restaurants. Start with the shrimp summer rolls, then move on to aromatic green curries or perhaps the ginger-grilled mahimahi.
Supermarket in Kahului

Whole Foods

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

Paʻina Food Court

With tenants like Paniolo Grill and World Plate, this multi-stall 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.…
Hawaiian in Kahului

Da Kitchen

Tasty grinds (local food) 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 cr…