Four Favorite Maui Dining Spots

Maui may appear as a small island but it offers an incredible amount of amazing places to eat that range from local hole-in-the-wall diners to luxuriously outfitted resort restaurants. From food trucks to fish houses with panoramic views, there is something to satisfy the taste buds of any Maui-traveling foodie. Of course, when you're on vacation, you don't have time to try out every dining establishment on the island. With so many options, you couldn't do it even with a month-long stay! So why waste your taste buds on sub-par offerings during your limited stay? Enjoy the best food Maui has to offer and check out four of our island favorites:

4 Must-Visit Maui Dining Spots

Maui is an incredible family destination that offers myriad opportunities for families to create treasured memories to last a lifetime. It's a place where people keep their phones down for fear of missing the details, where everyone from age 1 to 101 will find something to enjoy and marvel at. In fact, the real trouble many vacationers encounter is finding time to fit everything they want to do in one vacation. Ensure you get the most out of the time you have with the following four tips for creating your family trip of a lifetime in Maui:

1. Kō : Perhaps one of the best examples of what can happen when you mesh Hawaiian regional cuisine with fine dining style. In fact, Executive Chef Tylun Pang states this is the only such establishment on Maui to offer fine dining entrees inspired by the island's sugarcane plantation era. Enjoy an unparalleled menu boasting family recipes passed down for generations. Think of it as local favorites gone fancy. Plus, there's the seating. Relax in a beautiful open-air, pool-side setting as you feast at Kō.

2. Mama's Fish House : Situated on the idyllic Kuao Cove on Maui's north shore, Mama's Fish House is perfect for a tranquil meal. Relax and enjoy an atmosphere that is never rushed, service that is always exemplar, and food that couldn't be fresher. Mama's Fish House is simply a must when you’re craving delicious Polynesian-style fare. Of course, do note that these tastes don't come cheap. Mama's Fish House is one of the most expensive restaurants on the island, but well worth the splurge.

3. Kula Bistro : Kula Bistro is the place to go when you've got a big party to feed and/or you have a big appetite to satisfy because this unassuming cafe is known for its massive menu selection and huge servings. Notable menu items include the crab cakes, made in-house and served with mango aioli sauce, and the slow-roasted prime rib, seasoned and seared with au jus. Be sure to grab one of the freshly baked goods on your way out (as you’ll be too full to enjoy it then!).

4. Nalu's South Shore Grill : The owners of Nalu's have dedicated this restaurant to freshness and local flavors. Here, you'll find a menu showcasing entrees created with fresh, local ingredients sourced from Maui's farms and ranches. You'll feast at custom-made wooden tables and chairs with food creatively presented on wooden slabs. Whether you visit for breakfast, lunch or dinner, we're sure you'll be impressed with the offerings. If you are unsure of which item to dine on, let us recommend the Apple Brie Burger served with the restaurant's homemade truffle chips.

Treat your eyes to a feast as well

And once your stomach is full and happy from a delicious Maui meal, consider checking in with us for a helicopter tour over the fantastic sights this island has to offer. A tour like Hana Rainforest Experience enables visitors to experience breathtaking views of the island's many sea cliffs and cascading waterfalls. Soar over the rainforest and then take part in an exclusive landing at a destination deep within the Hawaiian rainforest.

For more information about this tour or one of our other Maui island helicopter tours, contact us today.


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