Maui’s Best Cheap Grinds

Cheap Grinds (Great cheap food) Aloha Mixed Plate A local plate-lunch style menu with affordable prices and a location at the water’s edge in Lahaina make Aloha Mixed Plate this year’s winner in the “Cheap Grinds” category. “My favorite place to go after surfing is Aloha Mixed Plate; it’s a great place on the water […]

Best Cocktail on Maui

Maui’s Best Cocktail Tommy Bahama Tropical Cafe “Life is one long weekend,” so Tommy Bahama Tropical Cafe upstairs in the Shops atWailea is the place to hang your hat for awhile. Sip an Island Estate margarita, munch Habana Cabana pork sliders, and listen to themusic as the cool breeze brushes past in the open-air dining […]

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 Brunch/Buffet

Sunday Morning Brunch in Maui Every Sunday morning you will find my wife and I at the #1 place in Maui for a Sunday morning buffet.  This is a no-brainer since we normally get to Maui at 4 PM on a Saturday and Sunday morning has our internal clock off by 5 hours and we […]

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 […]

Best Local Food Restaurant

Best Maui Food Restaurant Sam Sato’s Tucked away in Wailuku Millyard, Sam Sato’s is a little gem with a long history on Maui. Founded in 1933, the first Sam Sato’s was at Camp 3 in Sprecklesville. Over the decades, it moved to Puunene, then Happy Valley—and since 1993 its latest incarnation has been at 1750 […]

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 […]

Maui Revealed: The Ultimate Guidebook

ISBN13: 9780971727991 Condition: NEW Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark. Product Description USA Today calls it, “An authoritative and in-depth look at all that the island offers.” The author is a resident who personally and anonymously reviews every facet of Maui. From restaurants to helicopter companies to scuba to beaches to trails, he […]

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 […]