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Walking Distance

Restaurants walking distance from the Condo

The China Boat

The restaurant is conveniently located directly across the street from the condo. It has become a tradition for us to visit on our first day in town. We enjoy ordering takeout and savoring our dinner on the lanai while watching the breathtaking sunset. We have never been disappointed with the food, as everything we have tried has been delicious. Although the prices may be slightly higher than other options, the convenience of the location makes it worth it.


Maui Brewing Company Brewpub

4405 Honoapiilani Hwy Lahaina, HI 96761

This local brewpub is a hidden gem conveniently located just around the corner from the condo. We have been known to sneak away for a refreshing brew or two. The menu is impressive, offering a variety of delicious options at reasonable prices. Additionally, the happy hour specials are not to be missed. Best of all, it's just a short walk from the condo. Don't miss out on this fantastic spot for a night out or a quick bite to eat.

Miso Phat Sushi

4310 Lower Honoapiilani Rd Ste 111


Miso is a fast-food restaurant, that is conveniently located just a five-minute walk from the Condo. We have tried several dishes here, and they have all been delicious. However, it is worth noting that the prices are a bit on the higher side, but this is typical for the west side of the island. One of our favorite dishes is the Poke, which is always in high demand and sells out quickly. As a local tip, we recommend placing your order in the morning to ensure availability and picking it up in the evening. Overall, Miso is a great option for a quick and tasty meal.

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Dollies Pub & Cafe

4310 Lower Honoapiilani Rd

Dollies is situated in the same strip mall as Miso Phat. It's a beloved local establishment that offers fantastic pizza at an unbeatable price. Whether you choose to dine in or take out, you're guaranteed to have a satisfying experience.


4403 Honoapiilani Hwy Lahaina, HI 96761

For those who crave the convenience of McDonald's, fear not, as there is one located just around the corner. In fact, we have been known to take a leisurely stroll to indulge in their delicious soft-serve ice cream. However, if you're looking for a unique and tasty breakfast option, we highly recommend trying the McDonald's Local Hawaii Breakfast. This delectable dish features your choice of Portuguese sausage or SPAM, paired with eggs and rice. Surprisingly, it's quite delicious and definitely worth a try.

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Hawai‘ian Village Coffee

Kahana Gateway Shopping Center

Apologies, Starbucks lovers, the closest Starbucks is approximately seven miles away. However, fear not, as Hawaiin Village Coffee is a fantastic alternative. During our strolls, we frequently make a pit stop for a delicious Cafe Americana. The coffee is of excellent quality and comes at a reasonable price.

The Beach House Bar & Grill

Located in the Sands of Kahana

4299 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, HI 96761

We frequent the Beach House due to its convenient proximity to our condo - just a short stroll away. Nestled within the Sands of Kahana, a mere few properties south of us, the Beach House boasts a laid-back, open-air atmosphere, perfect for indulging in island-inspired Hawaiian American cuisine while lounging poolside. The menu offers a range of mid-priced options, and ample bench seating is available. The Beach House's ambiance evokes a sense of being transported to a grand Tiki Hut, making for a truly unique dining experience. 

5 Min North

Restaurants within 5 minutes drive from the Condo
North towards Kapalua

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The Gazebo 

Located in the Napili Shores Resort.

5315 Lower Honoapiilani Rd Lahaina, HI 96761

The Gazebo is renowned worldwide for its delectable macadamia nut pancakes, making it the perfect breakfast destination. However, be prepared for a lengthy queue as this place is highly sought after. Is it worth the wait? Absolutely, but only if you appreciate exceptional cuisine. Visitors from all corners of the island flock here to indulge in the mouth-watering dishes on offer. Conveniently located less than a mile away, a mere five-minute drive will transport you to this culinary haven. To avoid disappointment, it is advisable to arrive early. Trust us, you won't regret dining here at least once.

Sea House Restaurant

Located in the Napili Kai Beach Resort

5900 Lower Honoapiilani Rd Lahaina, HI 96761

This location is truly one of our top picks. The food is outstanding and reasonably priced, without being over the top. The view is absolutely stunning, and the service is flawless. It's a bit of a hidden treasure, although it can get quite busy. We usually go there for breakfast, but the sunsets are truly breathtaking.

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5 Min South
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Joey's Kitchen

5095, Napili Plaza Shopping Center, Napilihau St,

Lahaina, HI 96761

This restaurant is a true local gem. Although it may appear unassuming from the exterior, it boasts a warm and welcoming atmosphere that is characteristic of Ohana. The box lunches are particularly noteworthy, and we have yet to be disappointed by any of the dishes we have tried.


Additionally, the prices are reasonable and won't break the bank. Overall, Joey's Kitchen is a must-visit for anyone seeking an authentic dining experience in the area. 

Restaurants within 5 minutes drive from the Condo
South towards Ka'anapali

Castaway Cafe

Located on the beach at the Aston Maui Ka'anapili Villas

45 Kai Ala Dr, Lahaina, HI 96761

This charming little beach restaurant is a true hidden gem. We stumbled upon Castaway Cafe during our morning strolls along the pristine beaches of northern Kaanapali. The cafe boasts a prime location right on the beach, offering breathtaking views of the ocean while you dine.

The food at Castaway Cafe is very good. We highly recommend trying their POG mimosas, a refreshing and delicious beverage that is a must-try. While we have only had the pleasure of experiencing their breakfast menu, our friends on the island rave about the quality of their lunches and dinners as well.

Overall, Castaway Cafe is a fantastic choice for anyone looking for a memorable dining experience in Maui. With its stunning location, delectable cuisine, and friendly staff, it is sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who visits.

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Hula Grill

Located in Whaler's Village

2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, HI 96761

Experience unparalleled ambiance at the Hula Grill, where outdoor dining on the sand allows you to indulge in some of the best food on the island while feeling the sand tickle your toes. Don't miss out on the must-try fish tacos bursting with flavor and freshness, or the out-of-this-world Flatbread. But the true star of the show is the Hula Pie - a masterpiece dessert with a chocolate cookie crust, macadamia nut ice cream, hot fudge, toasted mac nuts, and whipped cream. This massive portion is perfect for sharing (or not!), but be warned - it sells out almost every day, so get your order in early.

Leilani's on the beach

Located in Whaler's Village

2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, HI 96761

Leilani's is a charming restaurant that exudes a fun Hawaiian atmosphere, making it a popular destination for tourists. Conveniently located across from the Hula Grill, this Leilani offers a breathtaking view of the beach in the heart of Kaanapali. While the prices may be on the higher end, the menu is exceptional, making it an ideal spot for special occasions or entertaining out-of-town guests. One of the best ways to experience Leilani's is by indulging in a sunset dinner, which is sure to be a memorable experience.

15 Min Lahaina

Restaurants within 15 minutes drive from the Condo



Located on the north end of Front Street

Lahaina, HI 96761

We have a deep appreciation for both of these restaurants, each of which boasts exceptional cuisine and top-notch service.  Interestingly, all three establishments were once owned by the same family, but have since been acquired by the company that also owns Down The Hatch.

While each restaurant has its own unique charm, we must admit that Mala holds a special place in our hearts. However, we cannot deny that both eateries are truly outstanding. What's more, both are situated on the water, providing guests with breathtaking sunset views that are among the best on the island.

Both Mala and Honu resultants survived the fire but did receive smoke damage.  They are both in the process of reopening their restaurants.  They have set up funds for helping their staff find housing and emergency needs.  If you feel compelled to help, please go to their websites.

Mahalo for your help.


Star Noodle

1285 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761 

Star Noodle is an exceptional dining experience that is sure to leave you speechless. The noodles are simply out of this world, and it's hard to know where to begin. Personally, I find the Look Moore Funn noodles to be my favorite, but every dish on the menu is truly onolicious!


If you're in a hurry, Star Noodle also offers fantastic take-out options. However, be aware that this popular spot can get quite busy, so it's best to make reservations early to ensure you get a table. Trust me, it's worth the effort to secure a spot at this amazing restaurant.


Down the hatch

658 Front St #102, Lahaina, HI 96761

We've had the pleasure of dining at Down the Hatch a few times and let me tell you, it's definitely worth mentioning! Although it may not be our absolute favorite spot, our guestbook is filled with countless praises for this hidden gem. The food is simply delicious, and the drinks are top-notch. Personally, I can't get enough of their mouth-watering fish tacos. The only downside is that it's located in a rather peculiar spot - nestled in the middle of a mini-mall on Front Street. But don't let that deter you from experiencing the culinary magic that is Down the Hatch. Trust us, you won't regret it!.  


Down the Hatch was destroyed in the fire.  The current plan is to rebuild and reopen sometime in late summer 2024.   They have set up funds for helping their staff find housing and emergency needs.  If you feel compelled to help, please go to their websites.

Mahalo for your help.

Alchemy Maui.  Kombucha Bar + Bistro 

157 Kupuohi St STE J1, Lahaina, HI 96761

Alchemy has become one of our favorite restaurants. The food is super delicious.  Their Kombucha (Mushroom Tea) is awesome! Check out the menu.  The restaurant is really small, so we mainly do takeout.  It's kind of in a weird spot.  It's just down the street from  Island Grocery Depot.  Parking is not great.  Not a lot of tourists know about Alchemy yet.  So keep it on the down-low.

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Paia Fishmarket

(Three locations)

Lahaina - 632 Front Street - Lahaina, HI 96761  808-662-3456

Paia -  100 Baldwin Avenue - Paia, HI 96779  808-579-8030

Kihei - 1913 South Kihei Road -  Kihei, HI 96753  808-874-8888

Paia Fishmarket is an old faithful restaurant.  We always have a great experience here.  Food is mid-price range.  It's nice that they have a Lahaina location now.  We don't have to drive to Paia for dinner.  You can't go wrong at Paia Fishmarket.  

Go early because they always have lines to get in.

-No Reservations-


Up Scale Dining

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799 Poho Pl, Paia, HI 96779

If you've never been to Maui, you absolutely have to check out Mamas Fish House. The food and service are absolutely incredible. It's definitely on the pricier side, but trust me, it's worth every penny. They serve both lunch and dinner, but make sure to make a reservation in advance - we usually book up to six months ahead of time. It's about a 45-minute drive from the condo, but I promise you, it's worth the trip!

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1 Bay Club Pl, Lahaina, HI 96761 -  +1.808.669.6400

Merrimans is hands down one of the top-notch fine-dining restaurants on the island. It's nestled on a charming peninsula that boasts a breathtaking view of Kapalua Bay. You might even catch a glimpse of a wedding ceremony taking place - it's that picturesque! If you're looking for the perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion or anniversary, Merrimans is the place to be. Just make sure to book your reservations well in advance, as this place is in high demand. It's only a short 10-minute drive from the condo, so you won't have to travel far to indulge in some of the best cuisines the island has to offer.


10-minute drive from the condo.


2000 Plantation Club Dr, Lahaina, HI 96761  808.669.6299

The Plantation House is a stunning restaurant situated in a beautiful clubhouse that overlooks the lush Plantation Golf Course in Kapalua. It's the perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion, with its grand and elegant atmosphere. The sweeping views of the world-famous golf course and the ocean are simply breathtaking and make the trip worth it alone. Whenever we have something special to celebrate, we always head to The Plantation House. The best part is that you can usually get a table on short notice.

It's only a 10-minute drive from the condo, so it's super convenient.

Further Out

These are by no means all of the restaurants we've visited.  The restaurants we've mentioned are our favorite local restaurants we visit frequently.  Please explore and enjoy everything Maui has to offer.  There is such great food and wonderful eateries on the island.  It seems like we find a new place to enjoy every week. 

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Annie's Favorite Eateries

We're often asked, where is our favorite place to eat.  Our reply is why do we have to have only one?  Below is a list of some of our favorite places.  Some are local dives and others are high-end restaurants.  We hope you enjoy our top picks as much as we do.

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