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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.

 

Restaurants walking distance from the Condo

The China Boat

Located directly across the street from the condo.  We often go there our first day in town.  We get take out and eat on our lanai.  We've never had anything we didn't like.  Food prices are a little on the high side, but you can't beat the convenience.

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Maui Brewing Company Brewpub

4405 Honoapiilani Hwy Lahaina, HI 96761

Great Local Brewpub. Just around the corner from the Condo.  I've been known to sneak for a brew or two. They have a pretty good menu. Prices are not sky-high. And they have a pretty nice happy hour. It’s a very short walk from the condo.

Miso Phat Sushi

4310 Lower Honoapiilani Rd Ste 111

 

Miso is about a five-minute walk from the Condo.  Everything we’ve had here is good.  A little on the spendy side. But so is everything on the west side of the island. Miso is really a fast-food restaurant, so we usually do take out.  They have really good Poke but sell out fast.  (Local Tip!) We put in our orders in the morning and pick up in the evening

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Dollies Pub & Cafe

4310 Lower Honoapiilani Rd

Dollie's is located in the same little strip mall as Miso Phat. Dollie's is kind of a local joint.  The price are great, and so is the pizza.  Dine-in or take-out, you can't go wrong.  

McDonald's

4403 Honoapiilani Hwy Lahaina, HI 96761

For those of you who need your Micky D’s fix. We have one just around the corner. We’ve been known to walk around the corner to get a soft-serve ice cream. For something a little different, try the McDonald’s Local Hawaii Breakfast. Portuguese Sausage, eggs and rice or, SPAM and Portuguese Sausage, eggs, and rice. Believe it or not, it’s pretty good.

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Hawai‘ian Village Coffee

Kahana Gateway Shopping Center

Sorry folks, we don't have a Starbucks nearby.  But Hawaiin Village Coffee is a very close second.  When we go on our walks, we often stop by for a Cafe' Americana.  Good Coffee at a reasonable price. 

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The Beach House Bar & Grill

Located in the Sands of Kahana

4299 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, HI 96761

We've not visited the Beach House, but our guests tell us it's pretty good.  It's located at the Sands of Kahana.  Just a few properties south of us.  The Beach House is described as a relaxed, open-air spot for all-day, island-inspired American fare in a poolside setting.  The prices are mid-range.   

 

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

World-famous for their macadamia nut pancakes. This is a breakfast place. There will be a HUGE line! Is it worth it? Only if you like good food! People drive here from all over the island. It’s less than a mile away - 5 minutes away by car. Get there early. You should eat here at least once!

Sea House Restaurant

Located in the Napili Kai Beach Resort

5900 Lower Honoapiilani Rd Lahaina, HI 96761

Okay, I have to say that this is one of our favorite places to go. The food is fantastic and not over the top expensive. The view is to die for and the service is wonderful. It's kind of a secret spot. But it does get busy. We go there mostly for breakfast. But the Sunsets there are simply amazing.

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Joey's Kitchen

5095, Napili Plaza Shopping Center, Napilihau St,

Lahaina, HI 96761

This is a total Local's restaurant.  It kind of looks like a dive from the outside, but it is one of the friendliest dinners in Napili.  They have great box lunches.  Everything we've had here is really good.  Prices are not over the top.   

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 is another little gem on a place that we found on our walks. You sit on the beach on Ka'anapali Beach.  The food is really good.   The POG mimosas are a must-try.   We've only done breakfast here.  So we can't say about the other meals.  Our friends here on the Island say their lunches and dinner are pretty good too.

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Hula Grill

Located in Whaler's Village

2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, HI 96761

We love the Hula Grill.  Outside dining is in the sand.  Take off your flip-flops and feel the sand between your toes.  The fish tacos are to die for and the Flatbread is out of this world.   You have to have the Hula Pie.  A chocolate cookie crust, macadamia nut ice cream, hot fudge, toasted mac nuts, whipped cream.  This dessert is huge.  (Local tip) They sell out of Hula Pie almost every day. 

Leilani's on the beach

Located in Whaler's Village

2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, HI 96761

Leilani's is a very nice restaurant.  It's pretty touristy but has a fun Hawaiian atmosphere.  It's right across from the Hula Grill.  Prices are on the high side, but you are dining on the beach in the middle of Ka'anapali.   Great menu.  We like to bring friends who are visiting us or have a special celebration here. It's a great place to do a sunset dinner.

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Restaurants within 15 minutes drive from the Condo
Lahaina

 
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Mala/Honu/Frida's

Located on the north end of Front Street

Lahaina, HI 96761

We absolutely love all three of these restaurants.  All three are owned by the same family.  All three have great food and wonderful service.   We kind of like Mala the most out of the three.  But all three are excellent eateries.  All three of three are on the water. Sunset dining is some of the best on the island. 

Star Noodle

1285 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761 

We don't know where to start.  The noodles are out of this world.  I think my favorite is the "Look Moore Funn" noodles.  But everything on the menu is onolicious!  It's also a great place for take-out.  They do get pretty busy, so make reservations early.

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L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

Located in Lahaina Shopping Center

170 Papalaua St., #C-1 Lahaina, HI 96761

If you want authentic Hawaiian Plate Lunch, this is it.  We have been going to L&L since 1980.  The food has not changed in all these years.  The helpings are huge, so bring your appetite. Eat-in or take-out, you can't go wrong at L&L.

Ululani's Hawaiian Shaved Ice

790 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761

Ululani's is one of our favorite Shaved Ice places on the west side of the island.  We love to split the Nui (large) Sunset Beach or the No Ka Oi (the best).  We also like to add a scoop of ice cream in the middle.  There is usually a pretty big line, it's worth the wait!

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Lahaina Pizza Company

730 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761

Lahaina Pizza Co is a pretty solid place.  It's a standard pizza place with a Hawaiian flair.  Great food, nice atmosphere with an Ocean View.  

Sunrise Cafe

693 Front St A, Lahaina, HI 96761

The Sunrise Cafe is kind of a local secret spot.  They serve only breakfast and lunch.  THIS IS A CASH-ONLY RESTAURANT. They don't advertise, they don't have a website.  The links below are to a local blogger. But it has photos of the food and a basic menu.  Most patrons are local.  This place is one of our favorite breakfast restaurants in Lahaina.   Everything on the menu is really good.  We love the old waitresses.  They are really sweet, but you first see them you'll think they're a little grumpy.  The dining area was once the parking lot, so the floors are uneven, the tables are old and nothing matches. But that is the charm of the Sunrise Cafe.  Make sure you get a fresh-baked Cinnamon Roll.  

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Down the hatch

658 Front St #102, Lahaina, HI 96761

We've only eaten here a couple of times.  While not one of our favorite places, it's worth mentioning because if you look in our guestbook you'll see Down the Hatch mentioned many times.  Our guests rave about it. They do have good food and great drinks.  I do like their fish tacos.  It's located in kind of a weird spot.  They've located inside the middle of a mini-mall on Front Street.  

 

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 take out.  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. So keep it on the down-low.

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Up Scale Dining

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If you've never visited Maui, Mama's Fish House is a must. The food and service are pretty incredible.  It's very spendy but worth every penny.  They serve Lunch and Dinner.  Reservations are a must.  We book up to six months in advance.  It's about a forty-five-minute drive from the condo.  Worth the trip!

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Merriman's is one of the best fine dining restaurants on the island.  Situated on a small peninsula overlooking Kapalua Bay.  Don't be surprised if you see a wedding going on.  It's one of the most picturesque places on the island. If you have a special event or anniversary this is the place to go.  Reservations are a must and you need to book several months in advance.  About a 10 minute drive from the condo.

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.