Maui Dining Guide: North Shore

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North Shore Maui Restaurants

Pāʻia, Haʻikū, Kū‘au

Hunting for food in Pāʻia? Read our recommendations below to find the best Maui restaurant for your tastes and budget. Or read in-depth editorial about Maui restaurants.

★ =  ʻAipono Readers Choice Award Winner 2017
B = Breakfast   L = Lunch   D = Dinner
BR = Brunch    N = Dinner past 9 p.m.
RR = Reservations Recommended
Average Entrée Price: $ =  < $15   $$ = < $25 $$$ = < $40   $$$$ = $40+


★ Café Des Amis

42 Baldwin Ave., Pa‘ia, 579-6323. Savory crêpes are served with wild greens and a dollop of sour cream. Lightly spiced curries come with chutney and raita, Indian yogurt sauce. Kid-friendly. Mediterranean. B, L, D. $

Flatbread Company

89 Hana Hwy., Pa‘ia, 579-8989. Big booths, charity nights, a snazzy bar scene, and organic flatbreads laden with maple-fennel sausage and roasted veggies have made this a North Shore institution. Kid-friendly. Pizza. L, D, N. $$


4320 Hāna Hwy., Ha‘ikū, 419-6887. Chef Koa serves a poached egg open-faced on sourdough toast, layered with tomato, caramelized onions and pesto all day. Or try a poke bowl with mac nuts, avo, Maui onions and “secret-kine” stuff. Ingredients are produced on-site, including the pastrami and pickles. Pacific Rim. B, L, D. $

Mama’s Fish House

799 Poho Pl., Kū‘au, 579-8488. Mama’s is famous for its heart-stirring windward setting and Polynesian-inspired cuisine. Every detail evokes old-time island hospitality, from the walkway’s Escheresque gecko tiles to the mahi-mahi steamed in traditional lū‘au leaves. Hawaiian/Seafood. L, D, RR. $$$$


3 Baldwin Ave., Pa‘ia, 579-8755. The corner of Baldwin and Hana Highway can’t be beat for people-watching. Sample a variety of fine tequilas and dig into ‘ahi tacos topped with a sweet-spicy salsa. Mexican. L, D. $$


80 Ha‘iku Rd., Ha‘iku, 575-2939. Izakaya food with flavor and style. Start with paper-thin fried gobo chips, then move on to ‘ahi tataki with house-special ponzu sauce. Tempura shrimp udon is light and crispy. Save room for black-sesame or green-tea ice cream. Japanese. D. $$-$$$

Pa‘ia Fishmarket

100 Hana Hwy., Pa‘ia, 579-8030. The huge slabs of fresh fish served with coleslaw on burger buns explain the long line out the door. Order your ‘ahi burger rare and squeeze in beside surfers and families. Kid-friendly. Seafood. L, D. $

Paia Inn Cafe

93 Hāna Hwy., Pā‘ia, 579-6004. Strawberry-papaya parfaits, ‘ahi eggs Benedict, and a delicious (and photo-worthy) cheese platter served with honeycomb to sweeten the deal. Originality shines at the Inn. International. B, BR. $-$$