Lahaina Restaurants

Updated on:
October 26, 2016

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Lahaina restaurants are some of the best on Maui, and they are available in every price range. So I have divided the below lists into inexpensive restaurants, moderate restaurants, and fine-dining (expensive) restaurants.  Within each category, I list the restaurants in order of my recommendation, starting with my favorites, and there are links to details about each restaurant. Each link will lead you to a page with that restaurant’s review, menu, location, and food photos.

There are so many great places to eat in Lahaina, so how can you decide? I think you’ll be happy with anything in the top half of any of the three lists below: about 27 inexpensive Lahaina restaurants, 8 moderate, or 9 fine dining. So pick the price category you prefer, and then read the linked reviews of each of the restaurants in the top half of that list, to see which has the kind of food you prefer.

Lahaina is on the west side of Maui. So in addition to the restaurants in the town of Lahaina, which are listed on this page, you are also not far from many more restaurants in the nearby West Maui area.  The other sections on the Lahaina side of Maui (in order from south to north) are Kaanapali, Honokowai, Kahana, Napili, and Kapalua. You will be eating at Lahaina restaurants, and restaurants in those surrounding areas, if you are staying at the big resort hotels in Kaanapali (such as the Hyatt, Marriott, Westin, or Sheraton).

You’ll also be choosing from among these restaurants if you are staying in any of the numerous condos on West Maui, such as Kaanapali Alii, Whaler, Mahana, Kaanapali Shores, Royal Kahana, and dozens of others. So besides the list of Lahaina restaurants on this page, also take a look at the other restaurants on all of those close areas on the page about West Maui Restaurants.

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Some photos of food at Lahaina restaurants are also below.

Lahaina Restaurants in Three Price Groups

Inexpensive Lahaina Restaurants in order of my preference

Penne Pasta
Italian lunch and dinner with great flavors. Review, menu, photos at Penne Pasta.

Captain Jacks
Very good food in the heart of Lahaina, with a view of Front Street and the Banyan Tree. Review, menu, photos at Captain Jacks Restaurant.

Lahaina Coolers
A Lahaina landmark for many years, wide-ranging menu, very good food.  Review, menu, photos at Lahaina Coolers.

Lahainaluna Cafe
Small outdoor stand in food court area off Front Street. Review, menu, photos at Lahainaluna Cafe.

Prison Street Pizza
There are several very good pizza places on Maui, but this little one is my favorite. Review, menu, photos at Prison Street Pizza.

Pioneer Inn
Great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner right at Lahaina harbor. Review, menu, photos at Pioneer Inn.

Lahaina Restaurants pasta at CoolersCool Cat Cafe
This is the most famous burger place in Lahaina, but it’s crowded and the wait can be long. Review, menu, photos at Cool Cat Cafe.

Down the Hatch
Convenient for lunch or dinner right across the street from the Banyan Tree. Review, menu, photos at Down The Hatch.

Ono Gelato
Italian ice cream. Review, menu, photos at Ono Gelato.

Ululani’s Shave Ice
Indisputably the best shave ice on Maui. Review, menu, photos at Ululani’s Shave Ice.

Lahaina Pizza Company
Deep dish pizzas plus people-watching from the tables along the railing upstairs, looking down onto Front Street. Review, menu, photos at Lahaina Pizza Company.

Amigos
Authentic Mexican food. Review, menu, photos at Amigos.

Choice Health Bar
Vegetarian.  Review, menu, photos at Choice Health Bar vegetarian.

808 Grindz
This is where the local Maui residents eat local Maui food for breakfast and lunch. Review, menu, photos at 808 Grindz.

Teddy’s Bigger Burgers
My favorite hamburgers on Maui, in your choice of three sizes. Review, menu, photos at Teddy’s Bigger Burgers.

Thai Chef
Very long menu of Asian and Thai dishes that can be made mild, medium or hot. Review, menu, photos at Thai Chef.

Dirty Monkey
Bar with good light food. Review, menu, photos at Dirty Monkey.

Surfside Pizza
Lots of choices of toppings for your pizza or calzone. Review, menu, photos at Surfside Pizza.

Paia Fish Company
Branch of the famous original casual fish restaurant in Paia. Review, menu, photos at Paia Fish Company Lahaina.

Lahaina restaurants genki sushiJamba Juice
Juice bar with everything freshly prepared. Review, menu, photos at Jamba Juice.

Pi Artisan Pizzeria
Pizza, panini and Pasta. Review, menu, photos at Pi Artisan Pizzeria.

Maui Tacos
Fast food tacos. Review, menu, photos at Maui Tacos.

Star Noodle
Local noodle dishes popular with Maui residents as well as tourists. Review, menu, photos at Star Noodle.

Pho Saigon 808
Vietnamese food in the Wharf center.  Review, menu, photos at Pho Saigon 808.

Sunrise Cafe
Open-air breakfast and lunch on the ocean side of Front Street near the Lahaina library. Review, menu, photos at Sunrise Cafe.

A Fianco
Small Italian lunch restaurant with only eight items on the menu. Review, menu, photos at A Fianco.

Betty’s Beach Cafe
I’m not fond of the food here, but in the evening some seats have a free view of the adjacent luau. Review, menu, photos at Betty’s Beach Cafe.

Smokehouse BBQ
Racks of ribs in an out of date old restaurant. Review, menu, photos at Smokehouse BBQ.

Cheeseburger in Paradise
I wish the food were as good as the name and location. Review, menu, photos at Cheeseburger in Paradise.

Cannery Mall Food Court
Fast food in Maui’s only enclosed shopping center. Review, menu, photos at Cannery Mall Food Court.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

Moderate Lahaina Restaurants in order of my preference

Kimo’s
Food, service, and view are the reasons why this is the most famous and longest-lasting oceanfront restaurant in Lahaina. Review, menu, photos at Kimo’s.

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Terrific Italian food. Review, menu, photos at Sale Pepe.

Bubba Gump
Themed after the movie of the same name, specializing in shrimp. Review, menu, photos at Bubba Gump.

Lahaina Yacht Club
You have to be a member here or at some other yacht club. Review, menu, photos at Lahaina Yacht Club.[the_ad id=”13253″]

Fine Dining Lahaina Restaurants in order of my preference

Honu
Terrific seafood, pizza and innovative preparations, with many tables having oceanfront views. Review, menu, photos at Honu Seafood & Pizza.

Lahaina Grill
Top service and food, but very expensive and no view. Review, menu, photos at Lahaina Grill.

Mala
Excellent seafood, meats, and flatbreads, with a few tables having oceanfront views. Review, menu, photos at Mala.

Lahaina restaurants Honu sandwichPacific O
Gorgeous oceanfront view from indoor or outdoor tables. Review, menu, photos at Pacific O.

Frida’s Mexican
Gourmet Mexican food, oceanfront views. Review, menu, photos at Frida’s Mexican.

Gerard’s
Gourmet French food, very expensive. Review, menu, photos at Gerard’s.

Lahaina Fish Company
Good food with oceanfront views, especially from the upper level. Review, menu, photos at Lahaina Fish Co.

Longhi’s
Longstanding Italian favorite. Review, menu, photos at Longhi’s.

Fleetwood’s on Front Street
The best thing about this restaurant is the musician who owns it. Review, menu, photos at Fleetwood’s.

The above is a list of Lahaina restaurants.  Also see these pages:

Other west Maui restaurants near Lahaina (Kaanapali to Kapalua)

South Maui Restaurants (Kihei and Wailea)

West Maui Hotels

West Maui Condos

If you would prefer just an alphabetical list of links to the pages about all reviewed Maui restaurants, click on this link:
Maui Restaurants alphabetical list

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