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Popular Maui Restaurants

Updated: Feb 9

Everyone always asks about the popular Maui restaurants. Included is a quick list of the popular Maui restaurants to help you decide where to eat on Maui.

I highly recommend making reservations three months in advance as some of these popular Maui restaurants only take reservations. We found eating at popular Maui restaurants at around 4-5pm wasn't as busy and we usually didn't have to wait.

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Scroll through the Maui Hawaii restaurant guide below organized by location to pick a delicious choice from the most popular Maui restaurants!


Due to the fire in Lahaina August 2023, these restaurants are closed right in Lahaina. I will update this blog if the restaurants re-open in a new location.

Kaanapali and North


An open-air beach spot with surfer decor, tiki torches right on the ocean.

Hula Grill

A beachside eatery with pupus, fish tacos, tropical drinks, live music & people-watching.


An oceanfront restaurant featuring farm-to-table food with great views.

MonkeyPod Kitchen

They have great food and drinks! Happy Hour is 3:30-5:00pm and includes 1/2 off appetizers and $12 pizza.

Food Trucks

Look for the food trucks! Everyone loves them!

Kihei and Wailea

808 Deli

A spot with take-out specialty sandwiches, salads & breakfast items.

Cafe Ole in Kihei

A Hawaiian chain that has mahi mahi, shellfish & sushi

Horhito's Mobile Taqueria

A great place when you're craving Mexican food. They had amazing Mexican food.

Morimoto's Maui

It's inside the Andaz resort and has sushi and Japanese food.

Miso Phat Sushi

A great sushi joint.

MonkeyPod Kitchen

They have another location here. They have good food and drinks! Happy Hour is 3:30-5:00pm and includes 1/2 off appetizers and $12 pizza.

Ululani's Shave Ice

They have another location here.

Peace Love Shave Ice

They have two locations and have natural flavors.

Kihei Cafe

This spot is a local go-to for breakfast deals including omelets & cinnamon rolls.


A good place to get a burger.


Mama's Fish House

They have fresh caught fish with ocean view dining.

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