Moderate Maui Restaurants

Updated on:
September 14, 2021

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Best Moderate-Price Restaurants on Maui

Listed In Maui Jon’s Order Of Recommendation

CAFE O’LEI — 3 Locations
Fine-dining quality at moderate-dining prices. Good variety of seafood, beef, flatbreads, soups, salads, and more for lunch and dinner. They have similar menus at each Maui location.
— Kihei 808-891-1368 In the Rainbow Mall on South Kihei Road. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Cafe OLei Kihei
— Dunes 808-877-0073 In the clubhouse of the golf course at The Dunes at Maui Lani golf course, in Maui’s central valley. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Cafe OLei at the Dunes
MILL HOUSE 808-270-0333  Waikapu
At the Maui Tropical Plantation. Lunch and dinner using many fresh ingredients grown right there on the adjacent plantation. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Mill House

THREE’S 808-879-3133 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 the menu and photos at this link:
Three’s Bar and Grill

 
 

CUATRO 808-879-1110 Kihei
In Kihei Town Center by Foodland. Small dinner restaurant with a short menu of delicious “Latin Asian Fusion” food, beautifully presented. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Cuatro

TAVERNA 808-667-2426 Kapalua
In the Kapalua Activity Center near the Ritz Carlton hotel.  Excellent Italian food in a beautiful setting. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Taverna

SANSEI 808-669-6286 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 Handroll with Thai Vinaigrette or Asian Rock Shrimp Cake with Crusty Chinese Noodles & Ginger-Lime Chili Butter & Cilantro Pesto. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Sansei

LEILANI’S 808-661‑4495 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 the menu and photos at this link:
Leilani’s

KIMO’S 808-661-4811 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

1054 TOGOSHI  808-868-0307  Kihei
Small sushi restaurant with delicious preparations beautifully presented.  Dinner only. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
1054 ToGoShi

OHANA SEAFOOD  808-868-3247  Kihei
Casual fun open-air restaurant with Polynesian atmosphere and good prices. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Ohana Seafood

BISTRO CASANOVA 808-873-3650 Kahului
One of the only excellent restaurants in the big city of Kahului. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Bistro Casanova

MONSOON INDIA 808-875-6666 Kihei
I thought I didn’t like Indian food until I ate here. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Monsoon India

CASANOVA 808-572-0220 Makawao
In Makawao (Upcountry). Large servings of delicious pasta, pizza, and Italian entrees. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Casanova Italian

MONKEYPOD KITCHEN  808-878-6763  Kaanapali
In the center of Whalers Village shopping center on Kaanapali Beach. Good variety on the menu, open-air ambiance. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Monkeypod Kitchen Kaanapali

MATTEO’S OSTERIA 808-891-8466 Wailea
Italian restaurant with excellent pasta. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Matteo’s Osteria

SALE PEPE 8080-667-7667 Lahaina
Italian and pizza dinner restaurant in the Old Lahaina Center, run by a husband (chef) and wife (manager) owners. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Sale Pepe

MARCO’S 808-877-4446 Kahului
At the corner of Dairy Road and Hana Highway. Modern Italian and deli. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Marco’s

SEASCAPE 808-270-7043 Maalaea
In the Maui Ocean Center (aquarium). Wide variety of salads and sandwiches, plus a few entrees. Lunch only. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Seascape

KULA BISTRO 808-871-2960 Upcountry
Restaurant popular with local residents, hidden away from tourist areas. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Kula Bistro

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LINEAGE  808-879-8800  Wailea
A Sheldon Simeon dinner restaurant with very unusual foods.  More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Lineage

JAVA JAZZ and SOUP NUTZ 808-667-0787 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 the menu and photos at this link:
Java Jazz and Soup Nutz

UMALU 808-661-1234 Kaanapali
Poolside restaurant at the Hyatt Regency on Kaanapali Beach. Carry-out or table service. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Umalu at the Hyatt

LAHAINA YACHT CLUB  808-661-0191Lahaina
You need to be a member of this club, or of a reciprocating club, or a guest of a member, to eat here. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Lahaina Yacht Club

ISANA  808-874-5700  Kihei
Korean BBQ with tabletop grills plus sushi. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Isana Kihei

KULA LODGE 808-878-1535 Kula
In Upcountry, about halfway toward the top of Haleakala. Good salads of fresh Kula greens, Maui onion soup, a great view of Maui’s central valley. Service can be very slow. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Kula Lodge

ROYAL OCEAN TERRACE 808-661-3611 Kaanapali
In the Royal Lahaina Hotel, breakfast lunch & dinner with an ocean view from the outside tables. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Royal Ocean Terrace

MULLIGAN’S ON THE BLUE 808-874-1131 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 the menu and photos at this link:
Mulligans on the Blue

A SAIGON CAFE 808-243-9560 Wailuku
In the city, away from tourist areas. Very tasty Vietnamese food from a long menu. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
A Saigon Cafe

LAVA ROCK BAR & GRILL  808-727-2521
A large active place for the younger crowd from morning to late at night. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Lava Rock Bar & Grill

BEACH CLUB 808-923-0033 Honokowai
This is the restaurant in the Kaanapali Shores condos.  More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Beach Club

CASTAWAY CAFE 808-661-9091 Kaanapali Beach
At the Maui Kaanapali Villas condo. Beautiful setting by the beach, mediocre food. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Castaway Cafe

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE 808-879-8400 Kihei
The same as this national chain anywhere in the country. More details including the menu and photos at this link:
Outback Steakhouse

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