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    Nalu Sunset Bar & Sushi: 5-star Sushi on Maui's Amazing Beach!

    by seamandrew Updated Jul 9, 2003

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    What better way to compliment a restaurant then to say, "Amazing!" My wife and I love Japanese food and this place has set a standard for every Sushi place we go. Set aside the oceanfront surroundings, and the relaxing ambience, the food and drinks were out of this world. It was mostly Hawaiian-style sushi creations and cocktails, complemented by stunning views and evening entertainment. It was so good we had to visit this place twice. We just couldn't get enough of their food. Plus, the location was ideal for us considering we stayed at the Maui Marriott. Please note, that it is part of the hotel.

    Favorite Dish: My favorite dish was the Wind Mill. A Sushi Roll consisting of delicate snow crab, avocado and maui onions. It was to die for!

    Other great dishes:
    Crab Pot Stickers
    Quesadilla
    Paia Bay
    Pina Coladas (best we had during out stay!)

    Beach entrance to Nalu Sunset Bar & Sushi
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    Pizza Paradiso: A big slice of heaven

    by spartan Written Apr 25, 2003

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    Voted the "Best Pizza and Dessert on Maui" by many international publications, Pizza Paradiso (and the Hula Scoop) is the place to go for dessert. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is happy and the service is first rate.

    Favorite Dish: On our last evening in Maui, we decided to make dinner and have dessert. We went over to Pizza Paradiso and ordered Brownies with Macadamia Nut ice cream.

    Best dessert on the island
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    Moose McGillycuddy's Pub & Cafe: "Hang Loose at the Moose"

    by spartan Written Apr 25, 2003

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    If you are looking for a "happening" place, then Moose McGillycuddy's is the place to go. It's a nice place to go for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as "happy hour." While we were in Maui, we were able to watch the NCAA Basketball Tournament at the "Moose."

    Favorite Dish: Before going over to Maui, we logged onto the internet and found some coupons. Moose McGillycuddy's provided a $5.00 discount for their Mega Mexican Madness (includes chicken fajitas, shredded beef enchiladas, mini-chimichangas, flautas, Spanish rice, black beans, chips, sour cream and salsa). This is a huge meal and will satisfy the hunger for two people. Oh, and since we were in Maui, we ordered a Mai Tai as well as a Blue Hawaiian.

    Very customer oriented facility
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    Aloha Mixed Plate: Maui's “Best Plate Lunch"

    by spartan Written Apr 25, 2003

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    Experience the traditional foods of the varied ethnic groups that call Hawaii home (the plate lunch...or mixed plate). In the early days of the Hawaiian sugar plantations, lunch was a simple affair. Plantation workers would get together in the fields for lunch and bring their specialities (the Japanese laborers would bring teriyaki beef with rice and pickled vegetables, the Filipinos would bring adobo or perhaps a pork or chicken stew, the Koreans had their kalbi or marinated ribs the Chinese a rice noodle and vegetable dish called chow fun and the Hawaiians were known for their kalua pig) It wasn’t long before they began to share their foods with one another and the “mixed plate” was born.

    Favorite Dish: “Two scoops rice” and “one scoop macaroni salad” always accompany the traditional plate lunch. I would recommend the Kalbi Ribs (Korean style sesame teriyaki marinated short ribs) or the Aloha Mixed Plate (Shoyu chicken, teriyaki beef and Mahi Mahi combination plate). You have 3 sizes to choose from...mini plate, regular plate or jumbo plate.

    Awesome selection of food!!!
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    Bubba Gump Shrimp Company: If you liked the movie, you'll like the restaurant

    by soulanjuli Written Apr 23, 2003

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    The food is good enough to stand alone without any help from Forest Gump

    Favorite Dish: Whether it's shrimp scampi, popcorn shrimp, shrimp cocktails, well, you see where I'm going with this. If it's shrimp you want, they've got it. Chicken and beef items are also available.

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    Hard Rock Cafe: Don't miss the Hard Rock Cafe in Maui

    by dlytle Written Apr 19, 2003

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    The historical backdrop of Old Lahaina town (once the capital of Hawaii) provides an alluring setting for the Hard Rock Café on Front Street.

    It features a quiet garden-style oasis where you can drink in majestic Pacific vistas, get a close-up glimpse of whales on their migration paths, or just sit back, relax, and enjoy the airy look and feel of their glorious open beam, A-frame ceiling.

    They also have some marvelous, island-inspired memorabilia, including an entire wall dedicated to surfer greats Derek Ho, Brock Little, and Kelly Slater.

    So when the surf's down, or even when it's up, get on over to one of the Hard Rock Café’s most exotic location - the Hard Rock Cafe Maui!

    By the way, this is also a great place to get a prized Maui Hard Rock Shirt or other souvenior. I have Hard Rock Polo Shirts from around the world that I play golf in. They are great shirts and often start conversations about my travels.

    Favorite Dish: I usually just order a beer and enjoy the atmosphere.

    Hard Rock Cafe entrance in Lahaina, Maui
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    Hula Grill at Whaler's Village: Hula Grill Oceanfront, open-air Restaurant

    by dlytle Updated Apr 17, 2003

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    I am not a big “let’s go to Hawaii and find a good restaurant” kind of person. But I must tell you about one restaurant that would be special even if the food were not – which it is.

    Located at Whalers Village on famous Kaanapali Beach, Hula Grill features beach front dining at its best. Its close-to-the-water location combined with its warm wooden walls, interesting collection of hula girl figurines, antique wooden canoes and other Hawaiian memorabilia evoke memories of a more romantic Hawaii of times past.

    Reminiscent of Maui’s charm of the 1940’s, there are views of the ocean and the open kitchen where you can just sit back and relax under the palm trees that provide much-needed shade from the bright Maui sun. And the “Barefoot Bar” dining area is just that, you can sit at an beachside table, running your feet through the soft sand, while gazing out at the beautiful, sparkling ocean (or into your lover's eyes) and listening to the live music and the low hum of the relaxed conversations going on around you. The large bar is a straw-covered tiki hut that serves up luscious Lava Flows, Mai Tai’s and Pina Colodas, just as you’d expect - with pineapple, umbrella and all.

    I personally think that this is "The" restaurant for honeymooners or those on a romantic rendezvous.

    Sit outdoors at the Barefoot Bar, order drinks and a fried calamari appetizer, and just relax and marvel at the wonders of West Maui, where the sun sets slowly and Lanai looks like a giant whale offshore. It's really magical especially at sunset.

    Favorite Dish: Everything was good. I liked my calamari appetizer as well as the fish and chips I wound up ordering.

    Entrance to the Hula Grill
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    Kimo's Seafood, Steak and Grog: Eating Seafood in downtown Lahaina

    by dlytle Updated Apr 17, 2003

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    Kimo's Seafood Restaurant is a locally well-known eating landmark. My wife and I found it by asking at some of the Front Street stores for a good place to eat. It is just off the beach in the heart of Old Lahaina Town. It is a casual restaurant with a very nice ambience. Kimo's also seems to be a favorite watering hole with the locals.

    My table was on the lower level, as close to the beach as we could get. It was late afternoon and the sun was about to set. The place was about ¾ full already and filling fast. Although I am not a seafood buff, the food was good—but—the view was awesome!

    The picture was taken looking out at Lahina Bay as the sun set. Marvelous, simply marvelous!

    Dinner reservations are recommended.

    Sunset from Kimo's Restaurant
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    Charley's restaurant: Dining Breakfast and Brunch .

    by Waalewiener Updated Apr 5, 2003

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    A great little restaurant on the North Shore of Maui, the owner named the restaurant after his dog Charley.
    Huge breakkfast , fluffy pancakes ,great dinners and a bar and and a stage were area musicans play occasionally.

    Charley's Restaurant.
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  • Maui Princess: Sunset Dinner Cruise

    by firsttime Written Nov 5, 2002

    This is not what you think. The boat looks different from the picturers and it stays close to the harbor while cruising. My wife did not enjoy this very much but I thought it was a nice evening.

    Favorite Dish: Chicken or Prime Rib.
    We had the Prime Rib. It was OK. Not the best meal in Maui but I think it was worth the price and the boat ride was nice.

    Another fantastic sunset

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    The Plantation House: Long distance restaurants

    by goodspkr Written Sep 9, 2002

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    This is one of our problems. We like staying in Wailea, but our favorite place to eat is in Kapalua. These two places are about as far apart on Maui that you can get. Kapalua is on the far western side of Maui. Wailea is on the far eastern side of Maui. Needless to say we spend a lot on gasoline.

    The Plantation House. (Kapalua) is the best restaurant on Maui (IMHO). It is an open air restaurant overlooking a golf course overlooking Kapalua and the Pacific ocean. It is probably 500 yards from the ocean, straight up hill. The food is American (steaks, etc.) and the prices are quite reasonable. We normally have lunch there (Jackie loves their crab cakes) with Mai Tai’s and get out for about $25 with tip. A first rate dinner would cost about $40 per person. (http://www.theplantationhouse.com/) The Plantation House has a sister restaurant, the Seawatch, in Wailea but unfortunately they don’t have the crab cakes Jackie so enjoys. It is also a beautiful setting (not quite so far up the mountain) with indoor and outdoor seating. Both are wonderful choices.

    Longi’s (Lahaina). A terrific little restaurant on the main street of Lahaina. Longi’s is an Italian restaurant with wonderful breakfast’s. Again it is an open air restaurant. The waitpeople are the menus. They will tell you what is available.

    Favorite Dish: My wife adores the crab cakes with a side salad.

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  • Aloha Mixed Plate in Lahaina,...

    by CDNgirl Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Aloha Mixed Plate in Lahaina, Maui
    Price was incredibly low for Hawaii, and you get lots of food, fairly traditional Hawaiian, and get to sit outside in the Maui sun!! While saving alot of money on food, $4-7 US per plate.

    Favorite Dish: Anything there was fantastic!! Two big scoops of rice with chicken/fish/beef and coleslaw, oh, its great!! Once we found this place, we ate there every day!!

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    Maui Coffee Roasters: "100% Pure Kona Coffee"

    by BLewJay Updated Feb 15, 2007

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    This place beats Starbucks...hands down!!! The variety of choices and flavors makes this the place to go if you want coffee (sit-in, on the go or shipped home).

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    Cheeseburger in Paradise: Cheeseburger in Paradise

    by Fun4you Written May 5, 2006

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    Big juicy burgers built to order. Add fries or onion rings. Great location on the water with big open windows. Always crowded and very noisy. Hosts often rude. Good live music in the evenings.

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  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.: Never Disappoints

    by Annapet Written Mar 3, 2005

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    I don't always avoid restaurant chains, especially the good ones that I have tried in other places.

    Favorite Dish: Peel'n'Eat Shrimps steamed in beer!

    Check out their site for locations, menu, and promotions.

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