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 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 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 […]

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 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 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 […]

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 […]

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 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 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 […]