West Maui restaurants

Top Choice Bakery in Olowalu

Leoda’s Kitchen & Pie Shop

Wear your stretchy pants to Leoda’s. Diet-busters at this simple-but-stylish restaurant include savory pot pies, topping-laden burgers and rich sandwiches such as the ‘pork, pork…mmm pork.’ Save room for one of the …
Top Choice Cafe in Napili

Gazebo

Locals aren’t kidding when they advise you to get to the Gazebo early to beat the crowds. But a 7:10am arrival is worth it for this beloved open-air restaurant – a gazebo on the beach – with a gorgeous waterfront se…
Top Choice International in Honokowai

Honokowai Okazuya

Okayuza's appeal is not immediately apparent: the place is tiny, prices seem a little high and the choices weird (kung pao chicken and spaghetti with meatballs?). Then you nibble the Mongolian beef. Hmm, it’s OK. Ch…
Top Choice Hawaiian in Kaʻanapali

Hula Grill & Barefoot Bar

Coconut-frond umbrellas, sand beneath your sandals, guy strumming guitar. The Barefoot Bar is the best spot on the beach walk to sip mai tais and nibble pupu (ceviche, sashimi and coconut calamari snacks). There are…
Hawaiian in Kaʻanapali

Joey's Kitchen

Chef Joey Macadangdang has lived on Maui for more than 20 years and fuses Hawaiian-island flavors with Filipino dishes at this no-frills canteen-style eatery: expect breakfast, lunch and dinner on paper plates. What…
Japanese in Kapalua & Northern Beaches

Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

The innovative sushi menu is the draw, but the non-sushi house specials, which often blend Japanese and Pacific Rim flavors, shouldn’t be overlooked. The spicy Dungeness crab ramen with truffle broth is a noteworthy…
Hawaiian in Kapalua & Northern Beaches

Merriman’s Kapalua

We especially like Merriman’s at happy hour (3pm to 5pm). Perched on a scenic point between Kapalua Bay and Napili Bay, the tiki- and palm-dotted Point Bar is a gorgeous place to unwind after braving the Kahekili Hw…
Desserts in Kahakuloa

Julia's Best Banana Bread

For macadamia nuts, coconut candy and ʻono (delicious) banana bread ($9 a loaf), stop at Julia’s lime-green shack. Get chatting to super friendly Julia for local advice; she might even offer you some free samples. A…
Steak in Kaʻanapali

Son'z at Swan Court

Between the waterfalls, the swan pond and the tiki torches, this is Kaʻanapali’s most romantic night out. The award-winning cuisine includes the expected fine-dining steak and lobster selections, but many appetizers…
Deli in Kapalua & Northern Beaches

Honolua Store

This porch-wrapped bungalow, which was revamped and expanded in 2013, opened in 1929 as the general store for the Honolua Pineapple Plantation. Today, Honolua Store is a nod to normalcy in the midst of lavish exclus…