Hawaii Guide


Maui's Restaurants, Dining Out Dining Guides

Restaurant, Wine, Glasses, Served, Dinner, Celebration

Maui's restaurants come in a variety shapes and sizes and accommodate a whole range of palates. Saying exactly where to eat is difficult though "one man's pleasure is another man's poison." Not only this, but there are so many other factors that can affect a dinning experience such as an ill tempered waiter or a rowdy next door table. So what kind of food could one expect to be served? Well it all really depends on what you want and whatever it is it can be guaranteed that there will be a place on the island that can satisfy it. But if you are out for an authentic Hawaiian cuisine, expect to find a combination American, Chinese, Japanese and Filipino cuisine. You might come across the phrase " Pacific Rim," which translates to being a hybrid of American and the countries of the Pacific. Eating out in Maui means you will be subjected to a large variety of fresh seafood.

The resorts that are scattered throughout the island are home to some of the most affluent and luxurious of all Maui's restaurants. Many require patrons to be kitted out in what has been termed "resort wear." What this simply means is collared shirts for men and dresses for women. It is also common for some of these restaurants to include the tip in the bill automatically, so many unsuspecting patrons end up double tipping.

Probably one of the best and most authentic dinning experiences is the Luaus. Here you not only get to sample Hawaiian cuisine but also traditional song and dance. Some of the exciting dishes that await you include:

Kalua Pig this is pig that has been cooked a unique underground oven that utilizes hot rocks.

Lomi Salmon this is cold salad of uncooked salted salmon, tomatoes and onion.

Poi is a taro that has been steamed and then ground into a paste. It is said to intensify the taste of the food it is consumed with. It is very popular with Kalua pig.

Laulau this can either be pork, beef or fish which is wrapped in taro and sealed in a ti leaf and then finally steamed. The ti leaf is not eaten.

Walk the streets and talk to the locals to find the best restaurants. As we said early this topic is very subjective, so why not turn it into an adventure and discover your favourite restaurant yourself.