Our guide to Maui Dining

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A Maui vacation is filled with exciting activities. No matter which type you like the most, all of the sun tanning, swimming, snorkeling, cruising, hiking, and surfing is bound to leave you famished. Whether you decide to take advantage of boat rentals, yacht charters, jeep tours, or just simply relaxing by the ocean, you need to know where to grab a bite to eat0–enter our Maui dining guide.

Maui dining deserves plenty of attention. The food is flavorful, diverse, and truly unforgettable. Exotic fruits, fresh seafood, and fresh vegetables coupled with the famous Maui cooking talents can make dining one of the most exciting parts of your vacation.

Must try foods on Maui:

  1. Poke – raw fish with candlenuts and spices.
  2. Spam Musubi – Grilled spam, seaweed, and soy sauce.
  3. Huli Huli Chicken – Grilled teriyaki chicken.
  4. Fish Taco – Fresh tuna on a taco with delicious salsa.
  5. Lomilomi – Fresh salmon with tomatoes.
  6. Malasadas – Small Hawaiian donuts.
  7. Saimin – Local hearty noodle soup.
  8. Shaved ice – Ice cream with natural syrups.

Another great Maui dining tradition is a plate lunch. It’s one of the most famous dishes at the local restaurants. You get a small paper plate stuffed with many different foods, including fried fish and beef, rice and noodles, fresh salads, and sauce. While this dish is far from being a healthy food choice, it’s an amazing option for hungry tourists after a snorkeling session.

  1. South Maui Fish Company

This affordable restaurant serves a variety of authentic Maui food. Meanwhile, you can take advantage of traditional American dishes as well. This is one of the best places in Maui to try a fish taco and poke. Fast service makes this restaurant a wonderful place to grab a bite on the way to new and exciting Maui adventures.

  1. Paia Fish Market Restaurant

If you are a big fan of seafood, the Paia Fish Market Restaurant will provide you with a great opportunity to try six types of local fish cooked four different ways. It’s a great place to eat for busy tourists, who try to stick to a tight budget. The dishes are tasty and the staff is friendly. What else do you need for a perfect Maui dining experience?

  1. Merriman’s

If you want a high-end dining experience, visit the Merriman’s restaurant at Kapalua resort. Delectable dishes, pleasant live music, and tasty drinks are coupled with the oceanfront seating and impeccable service. Try fresh fish right out of the ocean and prime in-house made burgers.

  1. Kula Bistro

A beautiful restaurant with stunning mountain views is a great way to indulge your taste buds at any time of the day. A big breakfast menu and a variety of tasty dinner dishes are what any tourist needs regardless of the planned activities. Pizza and burgers on the menu are mixed with fresh local fish. Choose any meal you feel like!

  1. Eskimo Candy

This seafood market and café can make you forget about your plans. The tasty dishes and a wonderful local atmosphere allow you to enjoy your vacation to the fullest extent. Fish burgers, seafood pasta, and grilled fresh fish are just a few things you can try here. If you are a seafood lover with a moderate budget, you’ll love Eskimo Candy.

Whether you are enjoying an active vacation or planning to spend the whole day at the beach, these Maui dining options can help you amplify the experience.

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