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 Maui Chef

Best Chef in Maui In the overall scheme of things the Chef of the restaurant is really what the restaurant is all about.  Now there are things like location, furnishings, staff, etc. but the Chef is THE key component of a great restaurant. Here are the winners for 2009: 1st Place – Beverly Gannon of […]

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 […]

Aina Gourmet Market

Fantastic Market in the Honua Kai! 808-662-2832 Hours of Operation 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM The tacky little store found in most resorts, the ones that sell a pack of gum for $5, just doesn’t exist at the Honua Kai – of course we have a 5-star store/market/cafe to go along with a 5-star resort.

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 Maui Sushi Bar

Best Sushi Bar in Maui Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar Continuing on its year-after-year roll as “Best Sushi” restaurant on Maui, Sansei draws in the fun crowd at its two hot spots on the Valley Isle — the original one in Kapalua and another in Kihei. Its two other locations on Oahu and the […]

50th Anniversary Maui Cookbook

Duke’s Beach House

Maui finally can welcome the legend of Duke Kahanamoku to its dining scene at Duke’s Beach House Duke’s Beach House has taken the island of Maui by storm!  Every night of the year has every seat booked – it is that good.  If you want to eat dinner at Duke’s you need to call for […]

Best Service Restaurants

Restaurant With the Best Service *** NOTE *** Since I last published this article 6 months ago Honua Kai’s own restaurant, Duke’s Beach House has opened.  It’s too early for comparisons but if you are in the area or are staying at the Honua Kai you might want to give them a try.  Click here […]

Restaurants Near the Honua Kai

The Finest Restaurants Near Honua Kai. Even though each villa at the Honua Kai has a full kitchen we eat out just about every night while at the Honua Kai.  Luckily there are dozens and dozens of excellent restaurants just a 5 to 10 minute car ride from the Honua Kai.  ALL dining in Maui […]