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 […]

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 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 Coffee House in Maui

Best Coffee in Maui? Quick – name the ONLY state of the United States that grows and produces coffee?  Hawaii of course.  When we visit Maui we drink Maui/Hawaiian coffee.  So which coffee-houses on Maui are the best?  Here’s the winners: 1st Place – Aina at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa 2nd Place – […]

Best Business Lunch Restaurant on Maui

Maui’s movers and shakers know the best place to take their important clients is Cafe O’Lei. The food is bursting with good tastes and the prices are reasonable — and Cafe O’Lei now offers four Maui locations from which to choose, including Wailuku, Kihei and now, Waiehu. The flagship is Cafe O’Lei at the Dunes […]