Lahaina Dining Options


Lahaina Area Dining Options


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Offering some of the best ocean-view dining on the island, restaurants near Lahaina take advantage of the wonderful scenery, atmosphere and vibe of West Maui to provide guests with delicious local and worldly cuisine. While there are many excellent choices for dining in this area, please enjoy our top rated restaurant picks in the Lahaina Town area.

Note: While Lahaina Town is limited due to the recovery effort from the wildfires in August 2023, Kaʻanapali Beach has great restaurants, bars, and nightlife to keep you entertained while visiting West Maui. Check out this Kaanapali Beach Bar Crawl to get you started.

Cane and Canoe

1. Cane & Canoe

Located in Montage Kapalua Bay, Cane & Canoe combines fine dining with the modern fares of the island, drawing inspiration from both land and sea. Cane and Canoe serves breakfast classics with integrated tropical influences in the morning: think heaping yogurt bowls served in pineapple cups, haupia-filled malasadas, and frittatas with locally sourced veggies. Cane and Canoe transforms into an upscale eatery in the evening, complemented by live music and ocean views. Seafood, high-quality meat, and local produce are the focal points, and the menu is lined with succulent dishes like lobster mac and cheese, ora king salmon, and filet mignon. Whether you stop by Cane & Canoe for a morning fuel up or a lavish dinner, the service, ambiance, and dining truly delight.

For more information, please visit montagehotels.com online, call 808.662.6681 or visit Montage Kapalua Bay at 1 Bay Drive, Lahaina.



Lahaina Gateway

2. Lahaina Gateway

Lahaina Gateway boasts a diverse array of restaurants catering to various tastes. Kihei Caffe is perfect for hearty breakfasts. For pizza lovers, Pieology Pizzeria provides customizable options. Teddy’s Bigger Burgers serves classic American burgers and fries. For dessert or a refreshing drink, visit Maui Bubble Tea and Island Cream Co. for bubble tea and homemade ice cream. Additionally, Foodland Farms offers groceries, takeaway, and pre-made food, making it easy to grab essentials or a quick meal. With these options, Lahaina Gateway is a culinary hub for locals and visitors alike.

For more information, please visit LahainaGateway.com online, or visit at 325 Keawe Street off the Lahaina Bypass.



Mala Ocean Tavern

3. Mala Ocean Tavern

When they say "Ocean Tavern", they really mean it. For exquisite oceanfront dining, head to Mala Ocean Tavern for a view and meal you won't forget. While not a budget dining option, rest assured that the food and service make your experience worth every penny. Make a dinner reservation in time to watch the gorgeous Maui sunset fade into the water, and enjoy delicious food specialties like the Hood Canal Oyster Shooters, Mahi Mahi Ceviche, Sauteed Fresh Market Fish of the Day, Adult Mac & Cheese, House Made Olives and Molokai Purple Potatoes. Perfect place to celebrate with your loved one.

For more information, please visit malaoceantavern.com online, call 808.667.9394 or visit 1307 Front Street, Lahaina.



Hawaii Food Festival

4. Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

This annual event takes place across the Hawaiian Islands (Big Island, Oahu, and Maui) for culinary events stretched across a string of incredible days. Events range from spectacular adult only soirées to hands-on events with the keiki. Award winning master chefs come from all over the country to cook for Maui locals and those smart enought to book their vacations during the event window.

Here we share our most recent staycation in Kaʻanapali for 2 nights and 3 days of fun during the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival.



Kimo's Maui

5. Kimo's Maui - Temporarily Closed

Kimo's is a local favorite and our pick for Best Lunch Spot on Maui! With ocean views and friendly service, stop here for a delicious meal with a view. Lunch is served daily from 11:00am to 3:30pm and includes pupus, salads, seafood specialities, burgers, sandwiches and dessert. We recommend the Koloa Pork Ribs, Fresh Fish Tacos, Paniolo Burger and Chef's Special Hula Pie. Kimo's is also a great place to sit back, relax, and enjoy a sunset cocktail and live entertainment later in the day.

Unfortunately, Kimo's Maui was lost in the Maui wildfires, but will reopen as soon as possible. For more information, please visit kimosmaui.com.



Fleetwood's Maui

6. Fleetwoods on Front Street - Temporarily Closed

Owned by Mick Fleetwood of the popular band Fleetwood Mac, this Front Street staple offers some of the best views possible from its stunning rooftop deck. Not only did they win the 2014 Aipono Gold Award for Best Cocktails on Maui, but they won our vote as well! Grab an ocean-view seat on the roof for happy hour, daily from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, and enjoy live entertainment while sipping a speciality cocktail. We recommend the Fleetwood's Pimm's Cup with muddled strawberries, mint and cucumber, Pimm's No. 1, Grand Marnier, Lemon, Orange Juice and Ginger Beer, or the Starshine with Ocean Vodka, Local Starfruit, Housemade Vanilla & Mint Simple Syrup, Fresno Chile and Li Hing Mui salted rim.

Unfortunately, Fleetwoods On Front Street was lost in the Maui wildfires, but will reopen as soon as possible. For more information, please visit fleetwoodsonfrontst.com.



Star Noodle

7. Star Noodle - Temporarily Closed

Serving up fresh, house made noodles and asian dishes, Star Noodle has definitely made a name for itself in West Maui. Our pick for Best Quick Grinds, stop by Star Noodle for delicious, incredible lunch items like the Steamed Pork Buns, Vietnamese Crepe or Filipino "Bacon & Eggs". Also don't miss the delicious Malasadas with Chocolate and Butterscotch Caramel Sauces for dessert. For the day-drinking inclined, try the Asian Pear Sake Cocktail.

Unfortunately, Star Noodle was lost in the Maui wildfires, but will reopen as soon as possible. For more information, please visit starnoodle.com.



8. Honu Seafood & Pizza - Temporarily Closed

From the same owners of Mala Ocean Tavern, Maui Tacos and Penne Pasta Cafe comes Honu Seafood and Pizza, which offers delicious food items in a picturesque, charming oceanfront setting with 180 degree views of the Pacific Ocean and neighbor islands of Molokai and Lanai. We recommend the Kale Salad, Dungeness Crab Mac and Cheese, Bikini Blonde Battered Ono Fish and Chips and Ahi Sausage Brick Oven Pizza. Top it off with a Guava Kaffir Rita, Honu Refresh or Rosemary Small Cocktaill with Whiskey, Fresh Lime, Grapefruit Juice and Fresh Rosemary.

Unfortunately, Honu Seafood & Pizza was lost in the Maui wildfires, but will reopen as soon as possible. For more information, please visit honumaui.com.



9. Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice - Closed

While Ululani's technically isn't an option for full service dining, shave ice is pretty much its own food group in Hawaii. Our pick for Best Shave Ice (not only in Lahaina, but all of Maui), Ululani's is out to prove that not all shave ice is created equal. Using premium purees, natural fruit juices, extracts, concentrates and local ingredients, the flavors here are out of this world. We recommend the No Ka Oi with Coconut, Mango and Lilikoi, the Citrus Squeeze with Pink Lemonade, Lemon and Lime and the Hawaiian Rainbow with Strawberry, Pineapple and Vanilla. Add a Snow Cap, scoop of Roselani's Ice Cream or Homemade Azuki Beans (when available) for a local flare.

Unfortunately, the Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice in Lahaina was lost in the Maui wildfires and it is unclear if this location will reopen. In the meantime, visit Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice in Kahului, Kihei, and Maui Lani. For more information, please visit ululanisshaveice.com.



Kapenas Maui

10. Kapena's Wood Fired Kitchen - Permanently Closed

If you've ever been aboard a Trilogy sailing excursion, you know how good their food and service are. And now, thanks to Kapena's Wood Fired Kitchen in Lahaina, visitors can get a taste of Trilogy's warm hospitality and delicious recipes while on dry land. Family-owned and operated by Trilogy's proprietors, this sleek new pizza joint boasts one of the few kiawe wood-fired ovens on the island and uses authentic ingredients imported from Italy. But some of the pies are infused with local flavor, too. Try the "Local Kine," topped with spam, pineapple, bacon, red onion, and jalapeno. Kapena's is only open for dinner from 4 pm. In the morning, the restaurant serves as Trilogy's catering kitchen. Gotta bake those delicious cinnamon rolls somewhere, right?

Unfortunately, Kapena's Wood Fired Kitchen was lost in the Lahaina wilfires and will not be reopening. We will miss this lovely eatery.



11. Lahaina Grill - Permanently Closed

Named "Best Maui Restaurant" by the Honolulu Magazine readers' poll for 21 consecutive years, Lahaina Grill is our pick for the Best Fine Dining in Lahaina Town. Open for dinner from 5:30pm nightly, head to Lahaina Grill for excellent items like the Baked Escargots, Sauteed Local Mahi Mahi, Maui Onion & Sesame Seed Crusted Seared Ahi and Kona Coffee Roasted Colorado Rack of Lamb. Try the Kula Lime Tart or Kauai Pie for dessert and enjoy top-notch service in a beautiful Maui setting.

Unfortunately, Lahaina Grill was lost in the Lahaina wilfires and will not be reopening. A true delight that will be terribly missed.



12. Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Permanently Closed

Voted the Best Japanese Restaurant on Maui, Kobe Steakhouse is also our pick for lively dining on Maui. Grab a seat at Oku's Sushi Bar and watch as the chefs masterfully prepare your meal. We recommend the Kobe Assorted Sushi Plate with 6 pieces of Nigiri Sushi and 1 Tuna Roll, Hibachi Steak or Steak & Opokapaka Teppanyaki Entree Selection. Dancing and karaoke are offered every Friday and Saturday night, so grab your friends and family and enjoy a lively time in Lahaina!

Unfortunately, Kobe Japanese Steakhouse was lost in the Lahaina wilfires and will not be reopening. This was a staple of Lahaina that we will surely miss.