Fine Dining Maui Restaurants

Updated on:
September 14, 2021

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Best Fine Dining (Expensive) Restaurants on Maui

Listed In Maui Jon’s Order Of Recommendation

You are on the right page to learn about fine dining Maui restaurants.  These are the upscale fancy top restaurants that are more expensive than other Maui restaurants, but reward you with the best food, views, service, and/or ambiance. I have listed them in order, so the ones at the top of the list are the ones I most highly recommend.

ROY’S KAANAPALI BAR & GRILL  808-669-6999  Kaanapali
In the golf course clubhouse at the entrance to Kaanapali Beach. This is my favorite of all the fine dining Maui restaurants. For great service, ask for the manager, Matty, and tell him Jon and Rosie sent you. Pacific Rim Cuisine. Great chocolate souffle for dessert. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Roy’s Restaurant Maui

 
 

‘AMI’AMI  808-875-7522  Kihei
Delicious and innovative dishes, beautifully presented, at the least expensive of the fine dining Maui restaurants. In the Maui Coast Hotel, so no great views, but that’s one thing that keeps the price down. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
AmiAmi

MAUKA MAKAI  808-662-6300   Kaanapali
Amazing presentations of excellent food, though expensive. In the Westin Nanea Ocean Villas timeshare building.  More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Mauka Makai

HALIIMAILE GENERAL STORE  808-572-2666  Haliimaile
Creative preparations of delicious seafood and meats. In the upcountry area, a one-hour drive from Kaanapali or 45 minutes from Wailea but worth the trip. Open for both lunch and dinner on weekdays, but weekends are dinner only. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Haliimaile General Store

HULA GRILL  808-667-6636 or 808-661-3894  Kaanapali Beach
In Whalers Village shopping center. Good view of ocean and sunset. Excellent dinners, including fish and meats. Very good lunch (salads, pizza, sandwiches). More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Hula Grill

HUMBLE MARKET KITCHIN  808-879-4655  Wailea
In the Wailea Beach Resort hotel (Marriott). A Roy Yamaguchi restaurant with great food, plus an ocean view from the outside tables. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Humble Market Kitchin

MERRIMAN’S  808-669-6400  Kapalua
The elegant upscale ambiance and excellent food in a beautiful oceanfront setting, at the former location of the Bay Club restaurant. Very expensive. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Merriman’s

MORIMOTO MAUI  808-573-1234  Wailea
In the Andaz Wailea hotel. Sushi and many more choices, all fabulously delicious, by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Morimoto Maui

SEA HOUSE at the NAPILI KAI BEACH RESORT  808-669-1500  Napili
Great view of Napili Bay for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and especially beautiful at sunset. If you’re coming for the best food, don’t come in the evenings when they have only a very limited menu for the Keiki hula show. (Call to check.) More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Sea House

LAHAINA GRILL  808-667-5117  Lahaina
The food is innovative Pacific Rim cuisine and the service is excellent. A couple of examples of their unusual and beautiful preparations: Reconstructed California Roll (appetizer stack of crab, avocado, and rice); Maui Martini (a salad, not a drink, in a martini glass). It’s in the center of Lahaina, just off Front Street, on Lahainaluna Road. This is one of the most expensive of the fine dining Maui restaurants. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Lahaina Grill

GANNON’S  808-875-8080  Wailea
In the clubhouse of the Gold and Emerald golf courses. Excellent food, beautifully presented, created by Maui chef Beverly Gannon. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Gannon’s
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PULEHU  808-667-3254  Kaanapali
Italian food is beautifully presented in the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villa timeshare condo building. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Pulehu Italian Grill

FIVE PALMS  808-879-2607  Kihei
In the Mana Kai condos, at the south end of Kihei. Excellent food, beautifully presented, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dinner is in a lovely dining room, where window tables have a close-up ocean view, and a good sunset view. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Five Palms Restaurant

SPAGO  808-874-8000  Wailea
Very expensive Wolfgang Puck restaurant in the Four Seasons resort. This is one of the few fine dining Maui restaurants that is part of a chain since there are about a dozen other Spago restaurants in other parts of the country.  More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Spago Maui

HONU SEAFOOD & PIZZA  808-667-9390  Lahaina
Next door to Mala restaurant, on the ocean behind Safeway grocery store. Wide variety of seafood sandwiches and entrees, plus salads and pizza. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Honu Seafood & Pizza

FRIDA’S MEXICAN BEACH HOUSE   808-661-1287   Lahaina
Next door to Honu, on the ocean behind Safeway grocery store.  Modern bright innovative Mexican restaurant. There are several Mexican restaurants on Maui, but only this one is on the list of fine dining Maui restaurants. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Frida’s Mexican

KO  808-875-2210  Wailea
In the Fairmont Kea Lani hotel. Beautifully presented food with many choices on the menu. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Ko

TOMMY BAHAMA’S  808-875-9983  Wailea
In the Shops at Wailea shopping center. Very good food, beautifully presented. Very expensive. When they first built this place, I had it higher on my list of fine dining Maui restaurants.  But then a condo building was built that blocks the ocean view from here, so I had to move it down on this list of upscale places. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Tommy Bahama’s

PACIFIC O  808-667-4341  Lahaina
In Lahaina at 505 Front Street shopping center. Very tasty Pacific Rim Cuisine, beautifully prepared, oceanfront setting, indoors or out, lunch or dinner. Great sunset view, especially at the outdoor tables. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Pacific O

CANE & CANOE  808-662-6681  Kapalua
In the Montage Kapalua Bay Hotel.  Excellent service and ambiance at breakfast and dinner.  More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Cane & Canoe

FLEETWOOD’S ON FRONT STREET  808-669-6425  Lahaina
Owned by Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac. The rooftop bar has great views. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Fleetwood’s on Front Street

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MONKEYPOD KITCHEN  808-891-2322  Wailea
Peter Merriman’s not quite as expensive restaurant in the Wailea Gateway shops, open for lunch and dinner. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Monkeypod Kitchen

DUKE’S BEACH HOUSE  808-662-2900  Honokowai
Hawaiian look and feel, oceanview, less expensive than most of the restaurants listed above. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Duke’s Beach House

KONO’S ON THE GREEN   808-633-4220  Kihei
On the Maui Nui Golf Course uphill in Kihei. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Kono’s On The Green

SONZ  808-667-4506  Kaanapali
Luxurious dinner restaurant in the Hyatt Regency hotel’s Swan Court. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Sonz

MALA  808-667-9394  Lahaina
Dinners of tasty and beautifully presented variety of foods by Mark Ellman, former owner-chef of Avalon. Wonderful Caramel Miranda dessert. Oceanfront with indoor and outdoor seating. Across the street from the ocean side of the Lahaina Cannery Mall (Safeway grocery store). This is one of three fine dining Maui restaurants by the same chef-owner.  (The other two are Honu and Frida’s which are also on this list of fancy restaurants.)  More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Mala

CAPISCHE  808-879-2224  Wailea
Very expensive restaurant with very good food at the Hotel Wailea. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Capische

LAHAINA FISH CO.  808-661-3472  Lahaina
Oceanfront at 831 Front Street in the middle of Lahaina. Wide variety of fish types and preparations. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Lahaina Prime Rib & Fish Co.

LONGHI’S  808-667-2286 Lahaina, or 808-891-8883 Wailea.
The famous longstanding restaurant at 888 Front Street in the north part of Lahaina, plus a new branch at the Shops of Wailea. Good breakfasts, pasta, and many other choices at lunch and dinner. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Longhi’s

NICK’S FISHMARKET  808-879-7224  Wailea
In the Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel in Wailea. Fabulous service: the best of any restaurant on Maui. Fabulous food (great seafood, with some chicken and beef available as well). Even the salad course (their own Maui Wowie salad) made me say “Wow!” Beautiful open-air room. Very expensive. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Nick’s Fishmarket

MAMA’S FISH HOUSE  808-579‑8488  Paia
This is a one‑hour drive from Kaanapali Beach or 45 minutes from Wailea, so it is farther away from the tourist areas than most fine dining Maui restaurants. Among the best fresh fish preparations on Maui. Very expensive. Excellent for lunch or supper, but go before sunset to get the view of big ocean waves on the north shore. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Mama’s Fish House

HUMUHUMU  808-875-1234  Wailea
In the Grand Wailea hotel. The full name of this restaurant is humuhumunukunukuapuaa, named after the Hawaiian state fish. Airy Polynesian setting with gorgeous sunset views from some tables. (Make a reservation and arrive when they open at 5:30 to get one of the sunset view tables.) Delicious food with interesting preparations, but the portions are not as large as at many other top Maui restaurants. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Humuhumu

PLANTATION HOUSE  808-669-6299  Kapalua
In the Plantation Golf Course clubhouse above Kapalua. Make a reservation and come early (5:30 PM) to get a good seat for the spectacular view of the sunset. Also, open for breakfast and lunch. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Plantation House

SWAN COURT  808-661-1234  Kaanapali
This beautiful setting in the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Kaanapali Beach serves a buffet breakfast seven days per week. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Swan Court

JAPENGO  808-661-1234  Kaanapali
In the Hyatt Regency Maui Hotel, at the former location of Cascades. The majority of the menu is sushi. Expensive. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Japengo

KAANA KITCHEN  808-879-1234  Wailea
In the Andaz Wailea Hotel. Complex confusing menu.  Very expensive. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Kaana Kitchen

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