Dining

Maui Nō Ka ʻOi offers you an insider's perspective on food in Maui. Read our stories below to discover the diverse and inspiring stories behind Maui's thriving culinary scene.

charred octopus

And the Winner Is . . .

Fourteen Maui restaurants vie for Best of Fest at the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival’s seafood finale.
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Catering to Your Appetites

Whatever your taste, whatever the event, these Maui catering companies really deliver.
YourBar

Go, Cocktails! (RECIPES)

Maui’s mobile bars bring craft-cocktail services right to your party.
Maui chef wedding

A Simply Tasteful Wedding

It started as a harmless Instagram crush... and turned into a lifetime commitment.
mangoes

Mmmmangoes

Mangoes were introduced into the Islands in 1824; today no fewer than fifteen hybrid varieties have taken root.
Pizza Paradiso

Family-friendly Restaurants

Here are some of our favorite family-friendly Maui restaurants...
beach picnic

La Dolce Vita

Italian cuisine goes al fresco at this beach picnic on Maui. The menu: chicken Milanese on flatbread, pasta fregola salad, and marinara and cheese-filled panzarotti.
2017 kapalua wine and food festival

Move over, Bacchus — Jordan’s in the House

Michael Jordan will be lead sommelier for the sixth consecutive year at the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival.

Broke da Mouth! Best of Maui Dining 2017

Here are a few of our readers’ favorite ‘Aipono-winning restaurants on Maui.
Three's Bar and Grill

Special ʻAipono Awards for 2017 (VIDEOS)

Each year, ‘Aipono honors a few individuals and companies chosen by industry professionals.
Maui Chef of the Year Jojo Vasquez

2017 Chef of the Year Jojo Vasquez

As executive chef at The Plantation House, Jojo Vasquez creates light and delectable island-style fare.

The Great Chef Exchange (VIDEO)

Chefs are notoriously open to learning and are often enamored of their peers, which makes for a successful “chef exchange.”
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Kō: Hawaiian Sugarcane

Our dining editor has her sweet revenge on Hawaiian Sugarcane...
market Fresh bistro

Locals Know Where to Eat on Maui!

You’ve got a local guide in your corner, with answers to the question, “Where should I eat today?” (Our advice: Try them all!)
Maui fishing charter

Hook, Line & Supper (VIDEO + RECIPES)

Our private chef turns an invasive species into a yummy meal. This story includes recipes for Macadamia Nut Caper Sauce and Green Chermoula!
beer cocktails

The Great Beer Cocktail

Beer cocktails as luxury drinks? You bet your tankard! The refreshing, ice-cold bubbly from Maui’s craft breweries can stand up to some of the continent’s best craft beers.
Hotel Wailea Treehouse

Treetop Dining at Hotel Wailea

The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea takes fine fare to new heights . . . and our dining editor goes ape.

2017 Maui Restaurant Awards

2017 Maui Restaurant Awards Gala will be Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa.
Taverna Chefette

Taverna’s Passion for Pasta

Taverna's pasta-passionate "Chefette" considers making fresh pasta her core responsibility.
Mick Fleetwood kitchen

Holiday Test Kitchen 2016 + Mick Fleetwood

We cook with Mick Fleetwood! 😍
rice pudding

Holiday in Hawai‘i: Family & Food Traditions

Hawai‘i is a place populated by people from all over the world, and sharing cultural foods plays an important part in our celebrations. When we asked friends, recently, about their favorite throwback indulgences, this is what they said...
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Breadfruit Nog

Ross Steidel of Perfect Pour Maui created two versions of ‘ulu nog: one with eggs and cream, one vegan.
maui food innovation center

Kitchen Startup

Maui’s new Food Innovation Center offers entrepreneurs recipes for success.
beef tenderloin recipe

Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Get this recipe for roasted beef tenderloin.
cranberry cake

Cranberry Cake Recipe

This joyous cake is chock-full of tart-sweet cranberries, cranberry compote and a sweet orange icing.

Toro! Toro! Toro!

Get the recipe for Morimoto’s Toro Tartare with Dashi Soy.
wagyu steak

Sharing Tradition

"The food I ate, growing up, is different from anyone else’s food. The connection to these flavors sets my ideas apart from others," says MiJin Kang, the new chef de cuisine at Andaz Maui’s Ka‘ana Kitchen.

Maui Dining & Food Stories

Learn from Chefs: Chef's Kitchen

Becky's Backyard