Kihei & South Maui restaurants

Top Choice Pub Food in Wailea

Monkeypod Kitchen

Happy hours are crowded but convivial at Chef Peter Merriman’s latest venture, where the staff, your fellow drinkers and the 36 craft beers on tap keep the alohas real. But microbrews are not the only draw. Gourmet …
Top Choice Health Food in Kihei

Fork & Salad

Local farms strut their stuff at this glossy new salad emporium winning raves across Kihei. Step up to the counter, choose a classic or signature salad – or build your own – then add a deliciously seasoned protein, …
Top Choice Hawaiian 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 le…
Top Choice Italian in Wailea

Ferraro’s

No other place in Wailea comes close to this breezy restaurant for romantic seaside dining. Lunch strays into fun offerings, such as a lobster melt with avocado and sriracha ailoi, and the black truffle pizza with c…
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 cake…
Italian in Wailea

Matteo's Osteria

With 64 wines by the glass, handmade pastas and pizza, and impeccable service, it's no surprise that Matteo's is Wailea's current 'It Girl' despite the strip-mall setting. Savor a white pizza topped with bechamel sa…
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 in 2015 and opened this new restaurant soon after. Settle in for her a…
Cafe in Kihei

Kihei Caffe

Maybe it's the sneaky birds on the patio, or the quick-to-arrive entrees, but dining at this busy Kihei institution is not exactly relaxing. But you know what? That's part of the quirky charm. Order at the inside co…
Bistro in Kihei

808 Bistro

This open-air eatery showcases hearty comfort food and fresh seafood – think braised short-ribs with garlic mashed potatoes and fresh ahi with a wasabi-panko crust and ponzu sauce. Kiss your diet goodbye at breakfas…
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 wait, maybe it’s the linguini with sautéed clams. Or the chef-made pastries preening like celebritie…