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    Da Kitchen Cafe: Local & Hawaiian Food

    by Roadquill Updated Dec 3, 2012

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    We enjoy Da Kitchen so much it is usually our first stop off the plane in Kahului. There are always a ton of specials on the board. You can get anything from noodles or sandwiches and hamburgers to full on local ribeye. The Kahlua pork sandwich is excellent.

    Favorite Dish: The crab cakes were very tasty. But I will always go for the kahlua pork.

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    Va Bene: Excellent Italian Food At The Marriott

    by H-TownJourneyman Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This very nice restaurant within the Maui Marriott on Ka'anapali is a great place if you are in the mood for Italian cuisine on Maui. The location is great, near the beach, and there are some nice views if you dine here during sunset. When we ate at Va Bene, it was surprising, and a bit refreshing, that the place was not that crowded, especially at the traditionally peak time around sunset for dining on West Maui. But I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this place, primarily the food. I ordered a seafood pasta dish, that included some of the freshest and most delicious shrimp I had tasted in some time. They had an extensive wine list, and while I am not the biggest fan of wine, it was nice to enjoy some with this tasty Italian food. The staff was fabulous, very efficient and came by several times to make sure everything was going well with our meal. And the prices here are actually very reasonable for a pleasant meal on Maui. Va Bene is a really good choice for Italian food on Maui, would be great for a low-key, romantic meal along the beach!

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    Mama's Fish House-Maui: Don't miss the freshest seafood!

    by TheTravelSlut Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Mama's has been awarded just about every award a restaurant can earn and for good reason with a menu that is as unique as it is extensive.

    The food overshadows any ambience but a lunch or dinner can be an experience. The restaurant is an open air converted beach house in a coconut grove on a secluded white sand beach and if you dine outside, the outdoor dining is exciting as you can enjoy watching the windsurfers performing offshore in Paia.

    Favorite Dish: Macadamia nut MahiMahi fish dinner. Outstanding, simply outstanding.

    Mama's Fish House is easy to find.
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    PlantationHouse Restaurant at Kapalua: Plantation House Restaurant

    by Fun4you Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This unique restaurant sits atop of the hill at the Plantation Estates at the Plantation Clubhouse with a 360 degree view of the Mercedes PGA Championship golfcourse and breathtaking view of the ocean. The atmosphere is breezy with large open windows setting the perfect blend of plantation style, hawaiian atmosphere, and island hospitality. Cuisine is Hawaiian/Mediterranean.

    Breakfast & Lunch: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Dinner: 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

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    Teppan Yaki Dan Restaurant: Teppan Yaki Dan Restaurant

    by Fun4you Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Great contemporary Japanese steak and seafood house. You sit at a large table that seats at least 8-10. Your personal chef puts on a show and cooks in front of you. For us he built a volcano from sliced onions, filled with with oil and lit it so it produced a flame from the top. Fun for everyone!!!

    Some menu items include filet mignon and teriyaki chicken; filet mignon with shrimp; filet mignon with scallops; and filet mignon with lobster. Or enjoy a Neptune of an entree with a combination of shrimp, scallops and the fresh island catch of the day

    Steak & Seafood
    5:45pm - 9:45pm
    Closed Sundays & Mondays

    Favorite Dish: It's all good land or sea

    Volcano mad out of onions
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    Nick's Fishmarket, Wailea: Nick's - AMAZING

    by msaardvark Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This restaurant was wonderful. The service was superb (4 waiters per table), the food excellent and the atmosphere romantic and elegant. We're not in that luxury category of travelers but we never felt uncomfortable.

    Nick's Fishmarket Maui

    Combining the magical beauty of the Valley Isle with the romantic flair of the Mediterranean, the award winning Nick's Fishmarket Maui offers the finest in local and mainland seafood in a lush, tropical paradise setting.

    Patrons dining outdoors will be captivated by overhead vine-covered trellises overflowing with stephanotis blossoms and sparkling lights, while patrons dining indoors bask in the warmth and coziness of the main dining room. For those just stopping by to sample the magic of Nick's Fishmarket Maui, a curving granite bar provides casual seating to enjoy tasty pupus and tempting cocktails.

    Hours of Operation:
    Open seven days a week.
    Dinner: 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Cocktails: 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

    Dress Code:
    Resort casual (collared shirt & dress shorts).

    Favorite Dish: GREEK MAUI WOWIE SALAD
    Chopped Maui Onions, Tomatoes, Avocados, Romaine, Feta & Bay Shrimp. Too many onions for me but I just pushed some of them aside.
    OPAKAPAKA
    Hawaiian Pink Snapper. Had a sauce with capers all drizzled over asparagus...very good.
    LEMON CHIFFON CHEESECAKE- Not sure of the actual name but that is close enough. So creamy smooth and light I can still remember it. I actually had to duel with my husband and his fork and he doesn't usually eat dessert.

    Nick's Fishmarket Entrance A View From Our Table Fairmont Hotel Grounds-View from Nick's
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    Alexander's Fish and Chips: Fish and Chips

    by msaardvark Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Totally fast food.
    Seating outside and the inside where you purchase your food is not real clean. We both had the mahi fish and chips and it was very greasy. The fish (without) the breading was good but you wouldn't know that if you ate it as it was prepared.
    We ate with strangers (!) and one had ribs and one had shrimp. The woman's shrimp wasn't fried and she said it was good.
    Maybe they just need to change their frying oil more often but
    I wouldn't recommend this establishment.

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    Dish - Dine in Deliciously: Dish-ing it up in Maui

    by runofthehouse Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Renting a condo or timeshare is a growing concept for vacationers. A kitchen avails eat-in privileges after long days of sunshine and activity. You plan to save a little money by preparing meals in-house. You avoid the discomfort of fidgety family members who find restaurant service tiresome. Even adults long for some home cooking sooner or later.

    In theory it seems perfect.

    The only problem with a dine-in plan is it often leaves one member of the vacationing party straddled with chores including shopping for ingredients inflated by Maui’s notorious the paradise tax.

    After overpaying for basic condiments, spices and staples you may feel guilty leaving so much waste behind when it’s time to pack up. You will soon realize after visiting the supermarket, squandering precious vacation time, you’ve not even saved enough money to make the trouble worth it.

    The good news is the ladies at Dish offer the perfect solution to the frugal vacationer’s dilemma. Now visitors (and residents, too) to Maui can have their vacation time free and dine-in, too!

    Favorite Dish: By allowing experts to prepare your unique and appetizing menu you'll try dishes that are delicious, new and different. Instead of condo classics, hotdogs and hamburgers, try the Rock Sugar Ginger Chicken, Coconut Shrimp or locally grown beef peppered with blue cheese. My family loves it!

    Dish is the best!
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    Lappert's Ice Cream: Great ice cream at Lappert's!

    by Erin74 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    There are a lot of ice cream shops in Lahaina, but Lappert's is definitely the best. Their smooth, creamy ice cream comes in all sorts of Hawaiian-inspired flavors, including Kauai Pie (Kona coffee ice crea, with fresh coconut, fudge and macadamia nuts) and Coconut Macadamia Nut Fudge. They are really, really tasty!! You have your choice of cones, from the standard sugar cone to the more decadent waffle cone. I highly recommend stopping by Lappert's for a scoop or two!

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    Cafe O'Lei Lahaina: Lahaina Restaurants

    by guell Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Our first dining experience on Maui was here, and what an experience it was! Cafe O'Lei is located on the main drag of one of the most charming, albeit touristy towns on Maui. Our friends Jessica and Colin, who were getting married in a couple of days, had invited us to dinner, and we had the entire upstairs terrace with an unobstructed view of the sunset to ourselves! I can't think of a better way to spend our first night on Maui than this.

    Favorite Dish: We had the saut?ed Mahi Mahi with ginger butter, papaya salsa, pea shoots, and steamed rice with a Mai Tai, of course. Mmmm, mmmm!

    Cafe O'Lei.  Get it?  Humor!
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    Aloha Mixed Plate: Maui's “Best Plate Lunch"

    by BLewJay Updated Apr 4, 2011

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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.

    Great food, cheap prices
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    Longhi's Restaurant: If you love to eat, then this is the place

    by BLewJay Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    If you are looking for breakfast, lunch or dinner, then this is the place. The menu is verbal rather than written, the food is prepared with the freshest available ingredients, breads and pastries are prepared fresh daily...when looking for a spot to enjoy an intimate meal for two or a rip-roaring celebration for 200, Longhi's is the place!!!

    Favorite Dish: Our trip package included a presentation on things to do while in Maui and a complimentary breakfast at Longhi's. At first, we thought that this was some sort of time-share presentation, but it wasn't. The presentation was very informative, but the breakfast is what made this visit great.

    When we arrived, we were offered some Kona Coffee (tasty, rich and hearty), delicious pastries (awesome and sweet) and your choice of Pineapple or Papaya/Strawberry juice. After learning about Maui, our breakfast included a huge portion of bacon and eggs.

    Across the street from Longhi's
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    The Sea Watch Restaurant at Wailea: Awesome views, service and food

    by BLewJay Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    When you walk into this restaurant, you are enticed by its inviting ambience. Several unique dining areas flow gently into each other and into the lush, tropical vistas that make up the Wailea coastline.

    The interior is complemented by white-washed oak tables and chairs upholstered in soft pastels plus and beautiful lanai which offers stunning views of the islands of Molokini and Kaho'olawe, the rich green landscape that reaches up to Haleakala Crater and spectacular sunsets.

    The dinner at Sea Watch provided a wonderful ending to our wedding day. The service is first-class, attentive and not intrusive. Our waiter provided excellent information regarding choices for the entree and champagne. On our way out the door, LJ performed on of her compositions for me on the piano.

    Favorite Dish: The dinner starts off with a basket of delicious Sourdough Bread. For dinner, I would recommend one of the following: Miso-glazed Tiger Prawns (with balsamic mushrooms, jasmine rice, coriander ginger sauce), Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast (with cappelini pasta, fresh basil & Kula tomatoes) or the New York Strip (on garlic mashed potatoes, with balsamic mushrooms, sundried tomato butter sauce). This has to be one of the best meals we've ever had!!!

    A musical end to a magnificent day
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    Moose McGillycuddy's Pub & Cafe: "Hang Loose at the Moose"

    by BLewJay Updated Apr 4, 2011

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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.

    Coupons on the web
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    Pizza Paradiso: A big slice of heaven

    by BLewJay Updated Apr 4, 2011

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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.

    You've heard about the rest, now try the best!!!
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