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.

Teens can Cook

Teens Cook with Heart + RECIPE & VIDEO

Get a delicious recipe for Whole Wheat Pancakes from the American Heart Association’s Teens Cook with Heart competition.
next generation maui chefs

Next Generation Chefs

We what inspires these Maui chefs?
Maui chef of the year 2018

2018 Maui Chef of the Year

Alvin sets a high standard, developing rich, flavor-infused dishes that have became his trademark.

After-School Special

Learn what the student chefs are up to at Paia Bay Cafe, a community-funded nonprofit kitchen space.

2018 ʻAipono Maui Restaurant Award Winners

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2018 Maui Restaurant 'Aipono Awards.
maui chocolate

One for the Road: Maui Craft Tours

Maui Craft Tours offers delectable tastes of the island.

Maui Dinner Cruises + VIDEO

These Maui boat tours with catering chefs offer signature plated and buffet fare. Add the occasional sighting of a whale’s tail or two during whale season, and you’ve got an unforgettable dinner show.
kiawe cocktail

Stuck on Kiawe

Our thanks to Sunny Savage for sharing her recipe for this kiawe cooler.
pioneer inn breakfast

Breakfast on the Sunset Side

Check out our recommendations for West Maui breakfast locations.
four seasons room service

Four Seasons, 4 Meals, 24 Hours

Our dining editor lands in Wailea and discovers the right stuff while dining at the Four Seasons Resort.
tofu scramble

Duo’s Tofu Scramble

Hungry for an indulgent yet guilt-free breakfast? Skinny up to a Southwestern-style tofu scramble.
holiday test kitchen 2017

Holiday Test Kitchen 2017

Our Holiday Test Kitchen springs from a treasured collection of family recipes that Chef Tylun Pang wanted to share with the world.
maui mixology

Naughty & Spiced

Holiday cocktails? No time like the present!
strawberry dessert

Sabayon & Strawberries Recipe

Lokelani sparkling-wine sabayon lightly garnished with chocolate shavings, Upcountry Maui strawberries, and a chunk of Chef's sensationally crunchy macadamia-nut brittle.
casanova deli brunch

Tops of the Morning

Here are a few of our favorite taste-bud-pleasing eateries on Maui’s south and north shores, plus one Upcountry.
charred octopus

And the Winner Is . . .

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

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.”
mangoes

Mmmmangoes

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roasted pineapple rack with bananas and sorbet

Roasted Pineapple Rack

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green dragon sushi roll

Green Dragon Roll

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Salad with Lemon Maple Dressing

Choice Salad

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Bouillabaise recipe

Bouillabaisse

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corn pudding

Sweet Kula Corn Pudding

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banana lumpia

Banana Lumpia

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award winning corn tamales recipe

Corn Tamales

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polenta appetizer

Mascarpone Polenta

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polenta recipe

Creamy Mascarpone

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maui lemonade mocktail

Hamoa Lemonade

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beef marinade recipe

Rib-eye Marinade

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puffy pancake recipe

Puffy Pancake

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spiced apple cocktail

Ocean Spiced Apple

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lamb chops

Rack of Lamb

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best monchong recipe

Olive Oil Monchong

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salt baked fish recipe

Salt-crusted Onaga

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