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.

Mick Fleetwood kitchen

Holiday Test Kitchen with Mick Fleetwood

We cook with Mick Fleetwood! 😍
rice pudding

Holiday in Hawai‘i

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...
ulu egg nog

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.
macadamia nuts

The Nutty Chef

Someone we know has seventy trees creating an out-of-control nut situation. What to do with them all? Becky has some ideas...
mac nut pasta

Go Nuts!

Chocolate-covered is just the beginning. Macadamia nuts have a shell of a lot more to offer.
Tin Roof owners

Chef on a Hot Tin Roof

Top Chef finalist Sheldon Simeon and wife Janice are the mom-n-pop behind this new, family-style restaurant.
mango paloma cocktail

Fire and Ice

Locally grown Hawaiian chili pepper spikes up these icy, spicy drinks.

Vintage Performance

At 35, the Kapalua Food & Wine Festival uncorks a celebration of culinary excellence — and you’re invited.
delicious maui sandwich

What Makes a Winner?

These four ‘Aipono awardees prove that there’s more than one path to success.
Maui chefs

Chefs Gone Wild

Sunny Savage's knowledge of wild, edible plants, and their oftentimes off-the-beaten-path locations, turns island foraging into an adventure.
Maui Chef Mike Lofaro

2016 Chef of the Year: Mike Lofaro

Discover why Humuhumunukunukuāpua‘a's chef Mike Lofaro was voted as Maui's 2016 Chef of the Year by his peers.
Westin Maui Resort

Special ‘Aipono Awards

Each year, ʻAipono honors a few individuals and companies chosen by industry professionals. Here are the 2016 winners.
vanilla panna cotta

Winning Performance

Tasting the delights of The Banyan Tree at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.
pickling

Obachan’s Pickle

Do you know how to pickle? All you need is a rock.
Hana Maui restaurant

Off the Beaten Track

One of the perks of exploring Maui’s less familiar places is discovering great little dining spots you didn’t expect to find. Need a map? Start here.
Aipono awards dinner

2016 ʻAipono Maui Restaurant Award Winners

The ʻAipono Restaurant Awards on Maui took on Sunday April 10, when Chef Mike Lofaro was named Maui Chef of the Year for 2016 and Monkeypod Kitchen was named Restaurant of the Year.
Japengo Maui sushi

Raw Talent

Meet the chefs behind Hyatt’s stellar sushi and seafood.
Island Gourmet

The Chef behind the Gourmet

Lloyd Aoki’s ABCs are compassion, knowledge and hard work.
blind wine tasting

The Case of the Blind Wine Tasting

A blind wine tasting is an engaging way to share these pleasures with friends, without intimidating those who don’t know much about wine.
watermelon cocktail

Watermelon Shochu Cocktail

Japengo general manager Matt Rapping shared this refreshing recipe that uses Shochu, a distillate usually made from rice, but sometimes from sweet potato or other carbohydrate.
best holiday recipes

Holiday Test Kitchen

The respect and camaraderie these Maui chefs share inspired us to ask them to help us create a holiday test kitchen — the first time we've had multiple cooks in the kitchen.
Ulupalakua Punchr recipe

Knockout Punches

Need a holiday punch recipe? We’ve got you covered with a one-two punch.
hana haze cocktail

Hana Haze

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steak chimichurri

Tomahawk Steak

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polenta recipe

Creamy Mascarpone

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lamb chops

Rack of Lamb

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spiced apple cocktail

Ocean Spiced Apple

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chili pepper water

Savoring the Burn

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best monchong recipe

Olive Oil Monchong

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ulu egg nog

Breadfruit Nog

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roasted pineapple rack with bananas and sorbet

Roasted Pineapple Rack

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Lobster vinaigrette with vegetables

Roasted Vegetables

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beef marinade recipe

Rib-eye Marinade

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Bouillabaise recipe

Bouillabaisse

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best pho recipes

Seafood Pho

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salt baked fish recipe

Salt-crusted Onaga

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maui lemonade mocktail

Hamoa Lemonade

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award winning corn tamales recipe

Corn Tamales

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Maui Restaurants

Maui Dining Highlights

rice pudding

Holiday in Hawai‘i

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...
mac nut pasta

Go Nuts!

delicious maui sandwich

What Makes a Winner?

Becky's Backyard

Chef's Kitchen