Maui has something to satisfy every palate from upscale Pacific Rim cuisine to national fast-food chains. Your honeymoon deserves special attention, though, and here you’ll find the finest fresh fish, locally grown produce and innovative culinary designs that have attracted many of the cooking world’s superstar chefs to this island paradise. Exploring the four main dining regions—North Side, Maalaea Bay, Lahaina and Kihei—is virtually as spectacular as the island itself!
- LAHAINA GRILL, Lahaina.
Voted “Best Maui Restaurant” for 18 years in a row by Honolulu Magazine readers’ poll, this honor speaks volumes about the creative New American cuisine at Lahaina Grill. This exceptional restaurant off the beaten path has expensive plates with techniques and flavors that span the globe, utilizing fresh ingredients from local farms, dairies and the fish of the surrounding waters. Expect a dreamily-romantic dinner with melt-in-your-mouth cuisine.
Address: 127 Lahainaluna Road
- DAVID PAUL’S ISLAND GRILL, Lahaina.
Called “new island cooking” by one of Hawaii’s most celebrated chefs, David Paul’s sensational menu seamlessly blends American and local cuisine into a fantastic dining experience that is both affordable and memorable.
Address: 900 Front Street
Phone: 1-808 662 3000
- GERARD’S, Lahaina.
Discover the definition of contemporary island French cuisine at the multiple-award winning Gerard’s. Delightful and delicious, dishes are a sublime marrying of the two styles in a unique atmosphere where sushi and sashimi can go side-by-side with rack of lamb and oyster mushrooms in puff pastry. From the gorgeous setting on the veranda to the exceptional food, a romantic evening is definitely in the stars.
Address: 174 Lahainaluna Road
Phone: 1-808 661 8939
- MALA OCEAN TAVERN, Lahaina.
Healthy, organically-grown food and fresh fish comprise the cleverly delicious dishes of Mala Ocean Tavern. Sophisticated and romantic, the ambiance is just right with intimate tables on the lanai facing the ocean.
Address: 1307 Front Street
Phone: 1-808 667 9394
- ROY KAHANA BAR & GRILL, Lahaina.
If you ask around for the finest, most romantic and outstanding place to eat in Maui, invariably Roy Kahana will pop up. Applying European techniques to Asian cuisine filtered through Hawaiian hospitality produces exceptional gourmet dining as only Chef Roy can dream it. You may not know if the special tonight is blackened ahi, broadbill swordfish or opakapaka, but rest assured you’re in for an exquisite, savory and unforgettable experience.
Address: 4405 Honoapiilani Highway
Phone: 1-808 669 6999
- JOE’S Restaurant, Wailea.
One of renowned chef Beverly Gannon’s excellent Hawaiian eateries, Joe’s serves classic American comfort food with a gourmet twist. Everything from superb lobster, fresh fish, filet mignon and an especially noteworthy meatloaf are given royal treatment with aloha spirit for an undeniably wonderful dinner. You simply can’t go wrong here, particularly with the stunning backdrop that includes the Wailea golf course, shimmering ocean and mighty Haleakala framing your view.
Address: 131 Wailea Ike Place
Phone: 1-808 875 7767
- COLLEEN’S AT THE CANNERY, Haiku.
The Haiku Cannery Marketplace, where you’ll find Colleen’s, requires a drive to an out-of-the-way location that may seem an unlikely spot for a trendy restaurant. However, rural setting aside, you’ll be thrilled you made the trip once you sample the organic local greens, fresh local fish and beef and array of simply divine contemporary dishes for breakfast, wine and dinner alike. The excellent martini and wine selection are certainly a plus, too!
Address: 810 Haiku Rd
Phone: 1-808 575 9211
- TROPICA RESTAURANT AND BAR, Lahaina.
Fine dining at the Westin Maui’s Tropica Restaurant and Bar creates an elegant evening complete with fabulous views. Deliciously flavorful meals such as Opakapaka or Pacific Bouillabaisse with Kona lobster come at a somewhat high, yet comparable for the area, expense. However, the wonderful mood set by tiki torches, glittering sea water and savory dishes is why you spend a honeymoon in Maui.
Address: 2365 Ka’anapali Parkway
Phone: 1-808 6672525