Best New Restaurant on Maui

2010 – Best New Restaurant on Maui *** Update *** Of course the opening of Duke’s Beach House in December qualifies it as the Best New Restaurant on Maui. I’ve written extensively about Duke’s click here for more information.  Duke’s is fantastic and folks from around the world go out of their way to find […]

Duke’s Restaurant Update

Holiday Cheer! Duke’s of Maui Restaurant is Now Open! January marks the official opening of the “Resort” at Honua Kai – both towers open, all 3 swimming pools open, lazy river open, and our own 5-star, world class, restaurant open – Duke’s of Maui. This is fantastic news – our very own 5-star restaurant ocean […]

Where do Maui Locals Eat?

Eat Cheap – Eat Great Maui Food! You can’t eat at 5-star restaurants all the time – and there’s no way in hell you’re bringing the family to a Mickey-D’s on Maui – what to do?  I can tell you that the true feeling of Maui are in the people that live here year long; […]

Best Maui Bakery

Best Bakery Komoda Store & Bakery The staff at Komoda Store and Bakery prepare award-winning pastries pretty much the same way they were made when Takezo Komoda founded the landmark Makawao business in 1916. “It’s all by hand,” saidManager Calvin Shibuya. “The onlymachines we use are mixers. “On a busy day, wemake 100-dozen creampuffs,” Calvin […]

Best Overall Dining Out

Best Overall Dining Out *** Note *** Since publishing this 6 months ago, I must include Duke’s Beach House as a “Must Try” restaurant while on Maui.  Click here to read more about this 5-star restaurant ocean front at the 5-star Honua Kai Resort & Spa on Ka’anapali Beach Maui. 1st Place – Stella Blues […]

Duke’s – Maui

Duke’s Beach House at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa! Walk to Duke’s – stay at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa! Duke’s Beach House Website (808) 662-2900 Make a Reservation by Clicking Here! (Reservations are highly recommended – make them weeks ahead of time for holidays) (There are 600 villas at the Honua Kai […]

What’s Cooking Maui?

Great Website to Visit! I don’t know about you but every time we visit Maui we try to learn more about Hawaiian and Maui foods.  Good news; there is a website dedicated to just that.  You can’t spend all that money on airline tickets, lodging, rental cars, etc. and not get an authentic Maui meal […]

Best Wine List on Maui

Best Wine List Son’z at Swan Court For the third year in a row, Son’z at Swan Court has uncorked the “BestWine List onMaui.”What a beautiful setting in which to sip, say, a silky syrah. Located at the Hyatt RegencyMaui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali, Son’z has been described by Robin Leach as the “most […]

Best Restaurant Ambience in Maui

Ambience – it’s a nice thing to have! If you brought your tuxedo with you to Maui you will be sadly disappointed – nobody wears them here. Getting all dressed up on Maui is to put on an Aloha shirt! The ambience in Maui usually means surrounded by ocean vistas and tropical gardens.  A closed […]

Best Seafood Restaurant on Maui

Mama’s Fish House Glistening moi is caught off leeward Oahu, then wok-fried with Kula vegetables and topped with mango-lychee blackbean sauce. Deep-water ahi is hooked by Kamaki Everett outside his home port of Hana Bay, then peppercorn grilled with Hamakua mushroom-basil sauce and served with a side of sweet potato “mash.” Mama’s Fish House reigns […]