Maui Dining Guide: West

West Maui Restaurants

Lahaina, Olowalu, Kāʻanapali, Kahana, Honokōwai, Nāpili, Kapalua

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B = Breakfast   L = Lunch   D = Dinner
BR = Brunch    N = Dinner past 9 p.m.
RR = Reservations Recommended

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A Fianco

878 Front St., Lahaina, 667-7667. Sale Pepe’s new sister restaurant is una bellezza! Salads, panini, and thin-crust pizza are made traditionally under Chef Michele’s watchful eyes. Italian. L. $-$$

‘Aina Gourmet Market

Honua Kai Resort, 130 Kai Malina Pkwy., Ka‘anapali, 662-2800. Chef James McDonald oversees this deli’s menu, right down to the sun-ripened tomatoes and Maui onions grown upcountry at O’o Farm. Deli. B, L. $

Alaloa Lounge

Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, 1 Ritz-Carlton Dr., Kapalua, 669-6200. This stylish bar attracts a cocktail generation as lovely as the views. Sushi. D, N. $

★ Aloha Mixed Plate

1285 Front St., Lahaina, 661-3322. Plate lunches served up with plenty of aloha. Shoyu chicken, chow fun, and banana lumpia are local favorites. Kid-friendly. Local Mixed Plate. L, D, N. $

Amigo’s

658 Front St., Lahaina, 661-0210. Authentic Mexican fajitas, tostadas, chile verde, flautas, and Amigo’s famous wet burritos. Huge portions. Kid-friendly. Mexican. B, L, D. $

Auntie’s Kitchen

Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas, 6 Kai Ala Dr., Ka‘anapali, 667-3200. Saimin, burgers and fresh fi sh plate lunches mingle with other local fare. Local Mixed Plate. B, L, D. $-$$

★ The Banyan Tree

Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, 1 Ritz-Carlton Dr., Kapalua, 665-7096. Savor a top shelf mai tai, an appetizer of seared scallops on cauliflower purée, and braised short ribs with kabocha squash and aliʻi mushrooms. Pacific Rim. D. $$-$$$$

Black Rock Kitchen & Lounge

Sheraton Maui Resort, 2605 Ka‘anapali Pkwy., Ka‘anapali, 808-921-4600. Classic steakhouse fare with an island twist. Try the 16-ounce Black Angus rib eye or fresh catch with chef’s signature farm-to-table preparations. Kid-friendly. American/Hawai‘i Regional. B, D. $$$

Breakwall Shave Ice

The Wharf Cinema Center, 658 Front St., Lahaina, 661-4900. Cool off with one of the best snow cones on Maui, and discover your favorite island flavor. Treats. $

Cane & Canoe

Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Kapalua Bay Dr., Kapalua, 662-6681. The bright and lively breakfast menu includes poke fruit salad, European-style pastries and top-notch barista service. Later, toast the sunset with Chateau d’Esclans Whispering Angel rosé and succulent grilled octopus with duck chorizo and saffron-coconut veloute. Food service at bar 3–10 p.m. Pacific Rim. B, D. $$$

Castaway Café

Aston Maui Ka‘anapali Villas, 45 Kai Ala Dr., Ka‘anapali, 661-9091. A casual beachfront spot for local coffee and eggs Benedict with a view. At dinner, the chockablock wine cellar dresses up the simple, satisfying fare. American. B, L, D. $$

Cheeseburger in Paradise

811 Front St., Lahaina, 661-4855. This family-friendly restaurant serves up Angus beef burgers, refreshing salads and fun mixology, all with great ocean views, live entertainment and aloha. Kid-friendly. American. B, L, D, N. $$

★ Choice Health Bar

1087 Limahana Pl., Lahaina, 661-7711. Juices, smoothies, salads, soups and açai bowls are all made with fresh local ingredients. Daily specials, and an epic entrée with forbidden rice and marinated broccoli in red-pepper sesame sauce. American. B, L. $

CJ’s Deli & Diner

Fairway Shops, 2580 Keka‘a Drive, Kā‘anapali, 667-0968. Comfort food that’s easy on the wallet: homemade meatloaf, deli sandwiches, burgers, and local favorites like mahimahi with lemon-caper sauce, mochiko-chicken plate lunch, and loco moco. Kid-friendly. American. B, L, D. $

Cliff Dive Grill

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, 2605 Ka‘anapali Pkwy., Ka‘anapali, 661-0031. How to soak up paradise? Order Hawaiian-style spicy edamame, a juicy burger, or island fish taco to go with your poolside mai tai or Black Rock Lager. American, Hawai‘i Regional. L, D. $-$$

Cool Cat Café

658 Front St., Lahaina, 667-0908. Burgers, chicken, fish and more, in a ’50s diner atmosphere. Kid-friendly. American. L, D. $

Dollies Pub & Café

4310 Honoapi‘ilani Rd., Kahana, 669-0266. Hand-pressed crusts and stone ovens are two reasons this casual restaurant and sports bar won the Silver ‘Aipono for Best Pizza. Menu items range from Dollies cheese steak and meatball subs to Mark’s Costa Rican salad. L, D, N. $-$$

Down the Hatch

The Wharf Cinema Center, 658 Front St., Lahaina, 661-4900. Mermaid fries with cheese, bacon, ranch dressing and lava sauce; towering shrimp cocktails; fresh island fish; and lots of southern aloha . . . so many reasons to dine here! Hawai‘i Regional. B, L, D, N, RR. $$

★ Drums of the Pacific Lu‘au

Hyatt Regency Maui, 200 Nohea Kai Dr., Ka‘anapali, 661-1234 Enjoy a traditional imu ceremony and Hawaiian 
cuisine, plus the dances and music of Polynesia. Kid-friendly. Hawaiian. D, RR. $$$$

Duke’s

Honua Kai Resort & Spa, 130 Kai Malina Pkwy., Ka‘anapali, 662-2900. Imagine Old Hawai‘i at this open-air beach house while dining on crab- and macadamia-nut wontons or prime rib. Kid-friendly. American/Pacific Rim. B, L, D, RR. $$

The Feast at Lele

505 Front St., Lahaina, 667-5353. This classy beachfront lu‘au explores the cultural and culinary world of the Pacific Islands. Open bar. Hawaiian/Pacific Rim. D, RR. $$$$

★ Fleetwood’s on Front Street

744 Front St., Lahaina, 669-6425. (Yes, that Fleetwood.) British pub meets American restaurant. Kid-friendly. British/ American. D, RR. $$-$$$$

★ Foodland

878 Front St., Lahaina, 661-0975. Don’t let the fact that it’s a supermarket fool you. From spicy ‘ahi and sesame shoyu octopus, to Korean shredded dried ika (squid), these poke choices will boggle your mind. But order up! Folks are waiting in line behind you! Second West Maui location: 345 Keawe St., Lahaina, 662-7088. Poke. $

Frida’s Mexican Beach House

1287 Front St., Lahaina, 661-1287. Chalupas, fresh chili agua ʻahi, and short-rib tacos served with ocean views and fresh mixology. Latin-inspired. L, D. $-$$

★ The Gazebo

Outrigger Napili Shores, 5315 L. Honoapi‘ilani Rd., Napili, 669-5621. Mac-nut pancakes, French toast and legendary fried rice served with an ocean view. Kid-friendly. American. B, L. $

Gerard’s

174 Lahainaluna Rd., Lahaina, 661-8939. Chef Gerard Reversade delights guests with ‘ahi stew made “just like in the Basque country.” Terrific ‘ahi tartare, perfect pastries. French. D. $$$$

Honokōwai Okazuya

3600-D L. Honoapi‘ilani Hwy., Honokōwai, 665-0512. Plate lunches piled high with two-scoops rice and mac salad fly out the door of this tiny takeout shop. Local Mixed Plate. No credit cards. Closed Sun. L. $

★ Honu Seafood & Pizza

1295 Front St., Lahaina, 667-9390. Mark Ellman serves bicoastal seafood and killer Neapolitan pizza. Seafood/Pizza. L, D. $$

★ Hula Grill

2435 Ka‘anapali Pkwy., Ka‘anapali, 667-6636. Dip your toes in sand at the Barefoot Bar and enjoy kiawe-grilled ono on fresh spinach, homemade ice-cream sandwiches, and live music. Kid-friendly. Hawai‘i Regional. L, D. $$

★ Japengo

Hyatt Regency Maui, 200 Nohea Kai Dr., Ka‘anapali, 667-4796. Savor delicacies like abalone sashimi, and shave your own wasabi root with a sharkskin grater. Japanese/Sushi. D, N. $$$

Joey’s Kitchen

Whalers Village, 2435 Ka‘anapali Pkwy., Ka‘anapali, 868-4474. Morcon pork (Filipino-Spanish influences) and raisin-studded meatloaf feature in Chef Joey’s loco moco. Try the braised short-rib pho atop house-made rice noodles, corn and sweet Filipino peppers in a rich ginger beef broth. B, L, D. $$

Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel

2525 Ka‘anapali Pkwy. Ka‘anapali, 661-0011. Sunday’s brunch buffet features a huge selection of traditional and Hawaiian dishes, champagne, and Hawaiian entertainment. Kid-friendly. American/Pacific Rim. BR. $$$

Ka‘anapali Grille & Tap Room

Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club, 667-7733. From the people who brought Cheeseburger in Paradise to Lahaina comes this venue serving burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and salads. Dinner adds steak, fresh fi sh and pasta. Thirty wines under $30 a bottle. American. D. $-$$

Kai Sushi

Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, 1 Ritz-Carlton Dr., Kapalua, 669-6200. Sushi Chef Tadashi Yoshino and his team work magic with spicy tuna, uni (sea urchin) and tai (snapper). Sip unfiltered Japanese saké as you 
enjoy the coastal view. Sushi. D. $$$

Kimo’s

845 Front St., Lahaina, 661-4811. Savor one of the island’s best mai tais on an oceanfront lānai. Opt for sweet basil fish or the 32-oz. prime rib. Save room for Hula Pie. Kid-friendly. Steak/Seafood. L, D. $$

Koa 156°

839 Front St., Lahaina, 667-7737. The folks at Gazebo run this oceanfront eatery, and serve the same famous breakfast menu from 
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plus pulled-pork sandwiches, prime rib and mahimahi. American. B, BR, L, D. $-$$$

Kobe Japanese Steak House & Oku’s Sushi Bar

136 Dickenson St., Lahaina, 667-5555. Flying shrimp, whirling spatulas and late-night karaoke make this longtime Lahaina icon fun. Kid-friendly. Japanese/Sushi. D, N, RR. $$$

Lahaina Fish Co.

831 Front St., Lahaina, 661-3472. Grab an oceanfront seat and dig into fresh mahi and sautéed sea scallops in cream sauce. A wide selection of surf and turf, memorable tropical drinks, and a happy hour that lasts from noon to 6 p.m. L, D. $$-$$$

★ Lahaina Grill

127 Lahainaluna, Rd., Lahaina, 667-5117. This glamorous restaurant is always on point. Sommelier Richard Olson III suggests lively wine pairings for the famed ‘ahi and foie gras. Hawai‘i 
Regional. D, RR. $$$$

Lahaina Pizza Company

730 Front St., Lahaina, 661-0700. Deep-dish pizza, hearty salads and sandwiches draw crowds to this relaxed Lahaina hangout. Live music nightly. American/Italian. L, D. $$

Leilani’s on the Beach

Whalers Village, 2435 Ka‘anapali Pkwy., Ka‘anapali, 661-4495. Snack on burgers or appetizers while you view Ka‘anapali’s sparkling sands at the Beachside Grill. In the dining room, try the panko-herb-crusted daily catch. Kid-friendly. Steak/Seafood. L, D, N. $$

★ Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop

820 Olowalu Village Rd., Olowalu, 662-3600. The pies may win hearts, but the fried salad and home-baked breads also warrant repeat visits to this homey Olowalu outpost. American. B, L, D. $

★ Local Boys Shave Ice

624 Front Street, Lahaina, 868-3476. How to chill out in teh Islands? Slurp up a mountain of fruity shave ice served with Plantation Era-inspired add-ons like haupia (coconut) and macadamia-nut ice cream. This location also serves açai bowls, coffee and bagels. Shave Ice. $

Longhi’s

888 Front St., Lahaina, 667-2288. For breakfast at this open-air landmark, try the eggs Benedict on thick toasted French bread. For dinner, use the jalapeño cheese bread to sop up sauce served with the shrimp Longhi. Italian. B, L, D. $$$-$$$$

LuLu’s Lahaina Surf Club & Grill

1221 Honoa-pi‘ilani Hwy., Lahaina, 661-0808. Creative dishes range from blackened ‘ahi Benedict with Cajun hollandaise, to crispy shrimp tossed in honey-mac-nut aioli, to li hing mui barbecued-chicken flatbread. Kid-friendly. Asian-American. B, L, D, N. $$

Māla Ocean Tavern

1307 Front St., Lahaina, 667-9394. Snap peas slathered in ginger and sambal, and ‘ahi atop flaxseed bruschetta satisfy the health-conscious and the hedonistic at this surfside tavern. Turtle sightings nearly guaranteed. Mediterranean. BR (Sat & Sun), L, D. $$

Maui Island Coffee

Wharf Cinema Center, 658 Front St., Lahaina, 661-4158. Follow the seductive aroma of fresh-brewed coffee and you’ll find a cafe jewel serving some of the best since 1992. There’s a nice selection of pastries, bagels and light sandwiches for dining in or takeaway. Bistro. B, L, D. $

Maui Sugar Shop

878 Front St., Lahaina, 662-0033. Delectable gluten-free, paleo and vegan delights such as quiches, Belgian waffles, muffins, cakes and more at this bakery café. Bakery. B, L. $

MauiGrown Coffee Company Store

277 Lahaina-luna Rd., Lahaina, 661-2728. If youre running low on energy, head to MauiGrown’s plantation-style hale for a boost. Pumpkin bread and other baked goods round out a great cuppa joe. Caf.. B, L. $

Mauka Makai

Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, 45 Kai Malina Pkwy., Kā‘anapali, 662-6400. Expect the freshest fish, beef and lamb, vegetable sautes, and island-inspired desserts at this restaurant that celebrates the fishing and farming cultures of ancient Hawai‘i. Pacific Rim. B, L, D. $-$$$

★ Merriman’s Kapalua

1 Bay Dr., Kapalua, 669-6400. Dramatic views of the golden crescent beach and islands on the horizon accent the largely organic and local menu. Hawai‘i Regional. D, RR. $$$

★ Miso Phat Sushi

4310 Honoapi‘ilani Hwy., Kahana, 669-9010. Sushi served on-site, takeout or delivered. Sashimi platters, sushi rolls, nigiri and house specialty rolls. Japanese. L, D. $$

Myths of Maui

2780 Kekaʻa Dr., Kaʻanapali, 661-9119. Enjoy live music, Polynesian dance and an island-inspired buffet, complete with unearthing of the kalua pig from the imu. Luʻau. D, RR. $$$

Ocean Pool Bar & Grill

Westin Kaʻanapali Ocean Resort Villas, 6 Kai Ala Dr., Ka‘anapali, 667-3200. Kick back with a tropical cocktail and pupu (appetizer) beside the pool; the paparazzi should be there shortly. American/Pacific Rim. B, L, D. $$-$$$

★ Old Lahaina Lu‘au

1251 Front St., Lahaina, 667-1998. Lounge on tatami mats and eat lomi lomi salmon and haupia (coconut pudding) like a Hawaiian. Reserve this popular, authentic lu‘au far in advance. Open bar. Kid-friendly. Hawaiian. D, RR. $$$$

★ Pacific’O

505 Front St., Lahaina, 667-4341. Try the tender lobster in homemade pasta, blanketed in an uni emulsion . . . or the coconut-mac-crusted mahi filet with peanut sauce, served with black Thai mochi rice. Hawai‘i Regional. L, D. $$$$

Pailolo Bar & Grill

Westin Kaʻanapali Ocean Resort Villas, Kaʻanapali, 667-3200. Spicy, homemade Bloody Mary will rev your engines in the morning. Excellent burgers, tacos, and appetizers, plus ice-cold beer on tap. American. B, L, D. $

Penne Pasta

180 Dickenson St., Lahaina, 661-6633. Dig into flavorful, affordable pasta dishes while people-watching from this cozy spot tucked down a Lahaina side street. Kid-friendly. Italian. L, D, N. $$

Pineapple Grill

200 Kapalua Dr. Kapalua, 669-9600. You don’t have to golf to eat here! Try the breakfast chorizo and egg burrito smothered in green chiles and cheddar cheese, or a satisfying grilled mahimahi dinner with glazed asparagus, pickled tomatoes and salsa verde. Expansive offering of reasonably priced wine and beer. B, L, D. $-$$$

Pioneer Inn Grill & Bar

658 Wharf St., Lahaina, 661-3636. Upfront-and-center views of the bustling harbor, sailor-worthy breakfasts, extended happy hours, and well-priced dinners reel ‘em. American. B, L, D. $-$$

★ Pizza Paradiso Mediterranean Grill

3350 L. Honoapi‘ilani Hwy., Kaʻanapali, 667-2929. Juicy gyros, flavorful falafel in warm pita bread with a perfect side of tabbouleh, kabob platters . . . and pizza. Dine in or take out. Pizza/Mediterranean. L, D. $-$$

Plantation House Restaurant

2000 Plantation Club Dr., Kapalua, 669-6299. Panoramic views are the backdrop for Chef Jojo Vasquez’s gourmet fare on the famed Plantation Course. Outstanding brunch. Hawai‘i Regional/Mediterranean. B, BR, L, D. $$$

★ Prison Street Pizza

133 Prison St., Lahaina, 662-3332. Traditional East Coast-style pizza, Caesar salad, calzones and more. Captivating! Italian/Pizza. L, D. $

★ Pulehu, an Italian Grill

Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas, 6 Kai Ala Dr., Ka‘anapali, 667-3200. Crabmeat-stuffed Kaua‘i prawns, squid-ink pasta with imported Calabrese sausage, and tender braised short ribs on polenta satisfy your Italian food cravings. Excellent wine list. Italian. D. $$$

Relish Burger Bistro

Westin Maui Resort & Spa, 2365 Ka‘anapali Pkwy., Ka‘anapali, 667-2525. All-natural Kobe beef burgers, fish sandwiches, salads with island greens, and huli huli grilled chicken breast, served poolside in an open-air setting. Kid-friendly. American/Hawai‘i Regional. B, L, D. $$-$$$

Relish Oceanside

Westin Maui Resort, 2365 Kaʻanapali Pkwy., Ka‘anapali, 667-2525. Fried rice with Asian-style brased beef, fresh mahi atop luscious and cheesy risotto, and a great kale salad with chunky macadamia nuts. Reservations at OpenTable.com.  Pacfific Rim. B, L, D. $$-$$$

Roy’s

2290 Ka‘anapali Pkwy., Ka‘anapali 669-6999. Celebrity Chef Roy Yamaguchi rocks vibrant local fish and produce, prepared with Asian attention to detail. Hawai‘i Regional. L, D. $$$$

★ Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Lahaina Center, 900 Front St., Lahaina, 661-8815. Steaks worthy of devotion, top-flight service and a superb wine list earn the chain loyal fans. This venue doesn’t stray from the flock. Several tables overlook the harbor. American. D, N. $$$$

★ Sale Pepe

878 Front St., Lahaina, 667-7667. Brick-oven-fired pizza and flatbreads are highlights on a menu that changes daily, with items like pancetta and ceci purée on grilled crostini, and house-made strozzapreti pasta tossed with fresh kale and Italian sausage—like Michele’s mama makes in Italy. Good selection of Italian wines and beer. Italian. D. $$

★ Sangrita Grill + Cantina

Fairway Shops, 2580 Keka‘a Dr., Ka‘anapali, 662-6000. Chef Paris Nabavi’s inspired versions of authentic Mexican fare include chipotle-pineapple guacamole, “kick-ass carnitas” braised in duck fat, seafood chile relleno, and refreshing mahimahi ceviche with mango. Top mixology action, too! Mexican. L, D. $-$$

★ Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

600 S. Office Rd., Kapalua, 669-6286. D.K. Kodama’s wildly popular restaurant draws lines late into the night. Small and action-packed, this classy sushi bar is the place to try a Kenny G roll (snapper with shiso and ponzu sauce) with a swig of saké. Pacific Rim/Sushi. D, N, RR. $$$

The Sea House Restaurant

Napili Kai Beach Resort, 5900 Lower Honoapi‘ilani, Napili, 669-1500. Start your day with oven-baked pancakes laden with fresh fruit. Enjoy coconut-crusted shrimp while the sun sinks into Napili Bay. On Wednesday, stay for Grammy-winner George Kahumoku Jr.’s Masters of Hawaiian Slack-key Guitar. Pacific Rim. B, L, D. $$$

Son’z Steakhouse

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, 200 Nohea Kai Dr., Ka‘anapali, 667-4506. Swans glide up tableside here, and the wine cellar ranks among the largest in the state. Chef Geno Sarmiento’s tiger-eye sushi tempura and ‘ahi prime rib with wasabi mashed potatoes are instant favorites. Pacific Rim. D, N. $$$$

★ Star Noodle

286 Kupuohi St., Lahaina, 667-5400. Big-city style and local flavors unite. At the communal table, order a Golden Star sparkling 
jasmine tea. The ramen broth is extra smoky; the Singapore noodles bright and flavorful. Asian. L, D. $$

Tamura’s Fine Wine & Liquors

226 Kupuohi St., Lahaina, 667-9000. Head to the refrigerated section to find a huge selection of fresh ‘ahi poke prepared in Maui’s ethnic flavors of the rainbow: Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Hawaiian, plus poke bowls made to order. Poke. $

★ Taverna

2000 Village Road, Kapalua, 667-2426. House-made pastas, agrodolce-style fish of the day, and Italian desserts that stand up to the grand finale: espresso with grappa. Beginning to end, Taverna is a dining heaven. Great wine, cocktails, and exotic craft beer. Italian. L, D. $$-$$$

★ Teddy’s Bigger Burgers

335 Keawe St., Lahaina, 661-9111. The staff hand-pat the burgers, charbroil them to order, and serve them in a fun diner ambiance. Kid-friendly. American. L, D. $

Teppan-yaki Dan

Sheraton Maui Resort, 2605 Ka‘anapali Pkwy., Ka‘anapali, 808-921-4600. For starters, try the “Oyster Dan”—seared oysters with wasabi and tobiko atop a bed of spinach. Then watch your skillful chef transform chunks of lobster and 
sirloin into a masterpiece on your plate. Japanese/Steak. D, RR. $$$

Thai Chef

878 Front St., Lahaina, 667-2814. This small, well-loved restaurant keeps West Side fans coming back for more with its commendable curries, fresh prawn spring rolls, and beef salads drenched in tangy sauce. Thai. L, D. $

Tiki Tiki Thai

658 Front Street, Lahaina, 661-9911/283-5202. Filet mignon in creamy Thai chili sauce, chicken panang curry, and many vegetarian selections. Coconut mango sticky rice pudding will plunk you into tropical heaven. Thai. L, D. $-$$

★ Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice

790 Front St., Lahaina. Homemade tropical-flavored syrups like liliko‘i and coconut set this shave-ice business apart. Additional West Maui locations: 819 Front St., Lahaina; and in the Hyatt Regency Maui, 200 Nohea Kai Dr., Ka‘anapali. Kid-friendly. $

‘Umalu

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, 200 Nohea Kai Dr., Ka‘anapali, 667-4506. Head poolside for Kobe beef sliders or ‘ahi poke nachos. Knock back a “Mutiny on the Carthaginian” cocktail inspired by Lahaina’s rowdy whaling past. Live music nightly. American/Pacific Rim. L, D. $$$

Wailele Polynesian Lū‘au

Westin Maui Resort, 2365 Kā‘anapali Parkway, Kā‘anapali, 667-2525. Fire dancers ignite the excitement, and hula dancers sway as you enjoy a Polynesian feast. Kid-friendly. Lū‘au. D. RR. $$$$

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The ʻAipono Awards are the first high-profile restaurant awards devoted entirely to Maui. They are awards of honor and distinction determined by our readers, and the residents and visitors of Maui. The prestigious Chef of the Year title is decided by peer review, voted on exclusively by Maui chefs and industry insiders.

maui-culinary-live-learningEach spring, we host the ʻAipono Awards Gala to benefit the UH Maui College’s Culinary Arts Program. Guests are regaled with wines and spirits by Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants, sumptuous pūpū (appetizers) prepared and served by Academy students, and a fabulous multi-course dinner. Students enjoy the invaluable experience of working alongside maui-culinary-scholarshipssponsor restaurant chefs on the day of the event, in preparing the gala’s dinner. Ticket sales generate valuable unencumbered funds for the school, as well as scholarship money for deserving students.

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