Io Maui CLOSED in December of 2013. It was the less-well-known sister restaurant of Pacific’O restaurant (same owners), both started by James McDonald. Both were side-by-side on the ocean in the 505 Front Street shopping center in Lahaina. I’o had the more modern decor, with indoor as well as outdoor seating. Dinner only. Phone 808-661-8422.
Io was one of the premier Maui restaurants for Pacific Rim cuisine. This type of food blends ideas from California with food preparations from Japan and other Asian countries. My wife and my favorite fish preparation here was the “Crabby Catch.” Our favorite dessert was the marvelous “Chocolate Pate.” See below for some specific I’o restaurant Maui menu items as well as photos.
For restaurants in all price ranges on this side of Maui, click on West Maui Lahaina Kaanapali Kapalua Restaurants.
I’o menu (subject to change) $$$ Expensive
Strawberry Fields (ahi)
Thai curry asparagus soup
Waipoli road salad
Chocolate caramel macadamia tart
Ceviche & avocado appetizer:
Two to four kinds of fish available in any of three to five preparations, including
Roasted & topped with crab salad & corn coconut sauce
Grilled & topped with fruit & passion fruit dressing
Pan roasted & topped with lemongrass pesto
Lamb chops with Madras curry & porcini mushrooms
Sesame herb crusted tofu with roasted pepper polenta
Fish with lobster coconut curry sauce,
filet mignon, and lamb chop with pineapple