Best Moderate-Price Restaurants on Maui In Order Starting With My Favorites

 

CAFE O’LEI — Two Locations
Fine-dining quality at moderate-dining prices. Good variety of seafood, beef, flatbreads, soups, salads and more for lunch and dinner. Similar menu at both Maui locations.
— Kihei 891-1368 In the Rainbow Mall on South Kihei Road. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Cafe OLei Kihei
— Dunes 877-0073 In the clubhouse of the golf course at the Dunes at Maui Lani golf course, in Maui’s central valley. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Cafe OLei at the Dunes

KOA’S SEASIDE GRILL 667-7737 Lahaina
On the ocean in Lahaina. Great views and delicious food at breakfast, lunch, dinner. More details including menu and photos and a coupon offer at this link:
Koa’s Seaside Grill

THREE’S 879-3133 Kihei
In Kihei Kalama Villages. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night, at indoor and outdoor tables. Excellent food, beautifully presented, at reasonable prices. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Three’s Bar and Grill

CUATRO 879-1110 Kihei
In Kihei Town Center by Foodland. Small dinner restaurant with short menu of delicious “Latin Asian Fusion” food, beautifully presented. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Cuatro

IRON IMU 442-3700 Napili
At the Napili Shores condo. Maui’s best barbecue, with ribs, brisket, chicken, choices of sides. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Iron Imu

SANSEI 669-6286 Kapalua
In Kapalua near the Ritz Carlton Hotel, and in Kihei. Excellent sushi and Japanese-style foods. Try their “Taste of Lahaina Award Winners” such as Mango Crab Salad Hand roll with Thai Vinaigrette or Asian Rock Shrimp Cake with Crusty Chinese Noodles & Ginger-Lime Chili Butter & Cilantro Pesto. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Sansei

LEILANI’S 661‑4495 Kaanapali Beach
In the Whaler’s Village Shopping Center, on the beach. Good seafood and steaks in the main dining area (dinner only) upstairs. Limited less expensive menu in the more casual bar area (lunch and dinner) downstairs, where I recommend their delicious fish tacos. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Leilani’s

KIMO’S 661-4811 Lahaina
On the ocean in Lahaina. Good for lunch or dinner. Several fish choices, prepared several different ways, for dinner. Save room for their famous Hula Pie (a large ice cream dessert specialty). More details including menu and photos at this link:
Kimo’s Maui

MIGRANT 875-9394
In the Wailea Marriott hotel. Excellent Asian and noodle dishes by Top Chef Sheldon Simeon. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Migrant

KAANAPALI GRILLE 667-7733 Kaanapali
In the Marriott Maui Ocean Club timeshare resort. Open air, breakfast lunch and dinner, many good choices. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Kaanapali Grille

MAKAWAO STEAK HOUSE 572-8711 Makawao
In the cowboy town of Makawao, on the way into Upcountry. Excellent steaks and other entrees for dinner only. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Makawao Steak House

ANTONIO’S 875-8800 Kihei
In the Longs Center. Very good Italian food for lunch and dinner. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Antonio’s

BISTRO CASANOVA 873-3650 Kahului
One of the only excellent restaurants in the big city of Kahului. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Bistro Casanova

MONSOON INDIA 875-6666 Kihei
I thought I didn’t like Indian food until I ate here. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Monsoon India

CASANOVA 572-0220 Makawao
In Makawao (Upcountry). Large servings of delicious pasta, pizza, and Italian entrees. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Casanova Italian

MATTEO’S OSTERIA 891-8466 Wailea
Italian restaurant with excellent pasta. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Matteo’s Osteria

SALE PEPE 667-7667 Lahaina
Italian and pizza dinner restaurant in the Old Lahaina Center, run by husband (chef) and wife (manager) owners. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Sale Pepe

SUGAR CANE MAUI 214-6662 Lahaina
Upstairs on Front Street, across from the seawall. Interesting preparations of Hawaiian and Asian foods at all three meals. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Sugar Cane Maui

MARCO’S 877-4446 Kahului
At the corner of Dairy Road and Hana Highway. Modern Italian and deli. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Marco’s

BUBBA GUMP 661-3111 Lahaina
At 889 Front Street, across from Longhi’s, in Lahaina. If you like shrimp (and if you saw the movie “Forrest Gump”), this is the place for lunch or dinner: wide variety of tasty shrimp preparations in a fun atmosphere. Great ocean view and sunset view. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Bubba Gump

SEASCAPE 270-7043 Maalaea
In the Maui Ocean Center (aquarium). Wide variety of salads and sandwiches, plus a few entrees. Lunch only. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Seascape

KAHANA SANDS 669-5000 Kahana
In the Sands of Kahana condo. Breakfast, lunch or dinner. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Kahana Sands

KULA BISTRO 871-2960 Upcountry
Restaurant popular with local residents, hidden away from tourist areas. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Kula Bistro

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808 BISTRO 879-8008 Kihei
Breakfast and dinner in covered open-air space, in back of 2511 South Kihei Road in Kihei. More details including menu and photos at this link:
808 Bistro

JAVA JAZZ and SOUP NUTZ 667-0787 Honokowai
Combined coffee shop and restaurant in the Honokowai Marketplace (shopping center with Star Market north of Kaanapali). Small casual place with good food. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Java Jazz and Soup Nutz

UMALU 661-1234 Kaanapali
Poolside restaurant at the Hyatt Regency on Kaanapali Beach. Carry-out or table service. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Umalu at the Hyatt

KULA LODGE 878-1535 Kula
In Upcountry, about half way toward the top of Haleakala. Good salads of fresh Kula greens, Maui onion soup, great view of Maui’s central valley. Service can be very slow. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Kula Lodge

TIKI TERRACE 667-0124 Kaanapali
In the Kaanapali Beach Hotel, breakfast and dinner, live entertainment in the evening. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Tiki Terrace

CASTAWAY CAFE 661-9091 Kaanapali Beach
At the Maui Kaanapali Villas condo. Beautiful setting by the beach, good variety on menu. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Castaway Cafe

ROYAL OCEAN TERRACE 661-3611 Kaanapali
In the Royal Lahaina Hotel, breakfast lunch & dinner with an ocean view from the outside tables. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Royal Ocean Terrace

MULLIGAN’S ON THE BLUE 874-1131 Wailea
On the Blue golf course in Wailea. This moderate-price Irish restaurant turns into a higher-priced dinner show on the evenings when they have name Maui entertainment, such as Willie K. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Mulligans on the Blue

A SAIGON CAFE 243-9560 Wailuku
In the city, away from tourist areas. Very tasty Vietnamese food from a long menu. More details including menu and photos at this link:
A Saigon Cafe

LULU’S 661-0808 Lahaina
In the Lahaina Cannery Mall. Casual moderately-priced restaurant. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Lulu’s

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE 879-8400 Kihei
The same as this national chain anywhere in the country. More details including menu and photos at this link:
Outback Steakhouse

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