My wife and I like to try restaurants that are very local, and generally try to avoid chain style restaurants. We will be on Maui for a week, staying at one of the big hotels on Kaanapali Beach. I was hoping if you could tell me some locations that are “hidden gems” that we should try out.
Wonderful restaurants are one of my favorite things about Maui. Bear in mind that you will have to get away from the tourist areas, in order to get to local places, so some of them will be 45 to 60 minutes away from your hotel. Here are the restaurants I recommend that I think will be the type of local hidden gems that you want to try out.
Da Kitchen Inexpensive Kahului = Central
Cafe Des Amis Inexpensive Paia = Central
Cafe O’Lei at the Dunes Moderate Central Valley
Leoda’s Kitchen & Pie Shop Inexpensive Olowalu = West Side
Zippy’s Inexpensive Kahului = Central
Brigit & Bernard’s Inexpensive Kahului = Central
Cuatro Moderate Kihei = South Side
Lahaina Coolers Inexpensive Lahaina = West Side
Kula Bistro Moderate Upcountry = Central
A Saigon Cafe Inexpensive Wailuku = Central
Sam Satos Inexpensive Wailuku = Central
Complete list of links to reviewed Maui restaurants in all price ranges on the west side: West Maui Restaurants
Complete list of links to reviewed Maui restaurants in all price ranges on the south side: South Maui Restaurants