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 Dessert in Maui

It’s all about the dessert isn’t it! 1st Place – Roy’s of Kahana 2nd Place – Marco’s Grill & Deli 3rd Place – Stillwell’s Bakery & Cafe Most of the time we never order dessert – the main meal is so large that there is no room left in the tummy.  Well there are exceptions […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Best Breakfast in Maui

Maui’s Best Breakfast We live in St. Louis and when we fly to Maui the time change can be 5 hours – so 7 am Maui time is really noon in St. Louis; breakfast takes on a whole new meaning to us.  There are many places open for breakfast on Maui and most of them […]

Best Pupu on Maui

Don’t PooPoo the Pupus! Update – Duke’s Beach House! With the opening of Duke’s Beach House right on the grounds of the Honua Kai Resort & Spa you might want to check out the Pupus there before trying others.  I’ve not tried them yet but will in about a month and report back. Check out […]

Maui’s Best Caterer

Best Caterer Dani’s Catering Throwing a party at the Honua Kai is as simple as picking up the phone and calling a caterer.  So before you call Pizza Hut and insult your guests with warmed over pizza call a professional caterer and make the party memorable! Nobody throws a party for locals better than Dani’s […]

Best Steak House on Maui

Best Steak House Ruth’s Chris Steak House No other Maui restaurant sizzles like this multiple winner, and its two Maui locations win hands down — each and every year. Sink your teeth into prime cuts of beef and chops, broiled in 1,800-degree incendiary ovens to lock in natural juices, flavors and tenderness. Pair them with […]

Best Pizza in Maui

Best Pizza on Maui? Flatbread Company One cook stirs organic fresh tomatoes in a cauldron hanging over a kiawe fire and then sweetens the soon-to-be sauce with maple syrup. Over the open fire next to it, another cook caramelizes organic onions in a humongous cast-iron skillet. Flatbread Company in Paia has a “purpose” to use […]