Hello Everyone! This is my first blog post in 2021 and I was wondering about what blog to start with. I was debating between whether it should be a recipe post or a travel post. I finally decided to go with something in between; my favorite spots to eat at in Maui. I must apologize in advance for the many spelling & grammatical errors on this post because I have been typing bit by bit of this blog in between nursing my newborn in the middle of the night.
With that being said, it’s summer time, the weather is getting better and although many states are easing COVID-19 restrictions due to wider vaccine distribution, the CDC is recommending that people limit unnecessary travel due to the new variants that you may not be protected from by the vaccine or if you are not vaccinated. But ofcourse, YOLO so
if you do end up traveling to Hawaii, be sure to check the rules at http://www.travel.Hawaii.gov to make sure you are following all the requirements before and after you arrive.
Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice – 200 Nohea Kai Dr, Lahaina, HI 96761
This little Shaved Ice stand is located right out by the pool at The Hyatt Regency. It is hands down one of the best places to get shaved ice in Maui. This also happened to be the resort we stayed at so we enjoyed daily shaved ice as we took strolls along the beach.
Tin Roof – 360 Papa Pl, Kahului, HI 96732
Tin roof is a nice spot for lunch with its great variety of lunch bowls known as Kau Kau tins. They also offer other lunch options like sandwiches, saimin and salads.
Must Try: Mochiko Chicken kau kau tin consisting of marinated chicken in ginger sake shoyu topped with housemade su-miso sauce & gochujang aioli.
Da Kitchen – 425 Koloa St, Kahului, HI 96732
This is a great spot for some local island style food close to the airport. The plus side is that it’s open late! So if you were like us and arrived on a late flight and are starving by the time your arrive, this is the best way to start your culinary journey in Hawaii!
Must Try: Spam Musubi, Katsu Chicken Sandwich and Polynesian Paralysis Moco (Fish Tempura, Kalua Pork, 2 eggs, Onions & Mushrooms and gravy over fried rice)
Gazebo Restaurant – 5315 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, HI 96761
Definitely a spot not to miss is the Gazebo restaurant which is one of the best breakfast/brunch places in Maui. Be ready for the long wait but remember that the wait will truly be worth it. It is a small shack with delicious brunch and breakfast food. We woke up early and got in line at around 8:30 am and the wait was about 20 mins which wasn’t too bad.
Must Try: Special Fried rice and Banana macadamia nut pancakes with whipped cream
Paia Fish Market – 100 Baldwin Ave, Paia, HI 96779
If you are looking for a great place to get some good seafood tacos, Paia fish market is the spot! Perfect lunch stop and pretty reasonably priced.
Before we got to Maui I did a lot of research about Mamas fish house vs Paia fish market. While the menu and price point is certainly different, many people recommended skipping Mamas fish house and going here instead.
Must Try: Fish Tacos and Coconut Shrimp
Mill House – 1670 Honoapiilani Hwy #1, Wailuku, HI 96793
This is a perfect restaurant if you want to splurge a little one night. This restaurant is located on a tropical plantation and the view during sunset time is breathtaking. I have this on the list however note that this restaurant is temporarily closed until 2022. Be sure to check out their website for when they plan to reopen!
808 Grindz Café – 843 Waine’e St, Lahaina, HI 96761
We loved this restaurant to have traditional Hawaiian breakfast and was easily one of our favorites. Go with a big appetite because Hawaiian breakfast is heavy!!
Coconut Fish café – 1279 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753
This is a great place to get a quick lunch and either dine in at their unique surfboard tables or take out. You will be sure to get fresh, delicious food with an explosion of flavors. Indoor and outdoor seating available, order at the counter and take a seat!
Must Try: Fish taco, poke bowl and coconut shrimp.
Seahouse Restaurant – 5900 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, HI 96761
This is a great place to go for dinner and watch the sunset from either inside the restaurant or outside on the beach after you have finished with your dinner. Reservations recommended if you don’t want to be waiting and want to enjoy a sunset view with your dinner.
I hope that you find these restaurant suggestions helpful! The food in Hawaii is so fresh and delicious, enjoy everything you eat!