Lahaina, Maui has some amazing restaurants. There are a number of great places to choose from. Here are some of the best restaurants in Lahaina, Maui.
Front Street on Lahaina is the place to go for a delicious juicy hamburger. Be brave and a little adventurous in Maui by getting a taste of Thai, Italian, French, Pan-American or local Hawaiian grinds (food). All the doing destinations listed below make the list of best restaurants in Lahaina for one reason or another.
Kimo’s is a beloved oceanfront patio that serves up fresh fish, prime ribs and teriyaki chicken. They also have Caesar salad and Mai tais. For open-air dining right on the beach, you will find Aloha Mixed Plate packed with laulua (steamed fish wrapped in taro and ti leaves), kalua pig, lomilomi salmon (minced and salted with diced tomato and green onion), poi (steamed, mashed tar) and haupia (coconut pudding). It comes with rice and macaroni salad. Try some of their coconut shrimp, too.
A preference of Maui locals on Front Street, Mala Ocean Tavern mixes Mediterranean and Pacific styles. They slather caramelized onions and smoked apple bacon over a beef cheeseburger. They also have “adult” macaroni and cheese with mushroom cream, choice of fresh fish, and a dessert to rave about called the ‘caramel miranda.’
A favorite Fifties style diner is the Cool Cat Cafe at the Wharf Cinema Center on Front Street. Their speciality is a 6 1/2 ounce whopper of a burger made with 100 per cent Angus beef. The ambience honors stars of the 1950s including Buddy Holly, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley. All of their burgers and sandwiches are delicious and affordable.
Do you like noodle shops? Star Noodle turns out an array of Asian delights including garlic noodles, local saimin (with Spam), and kim chee ramen, which will fill the tummy and go easy on the wallet. It is found on Kupuohi St.
Need a little romance with your dinner? Gerard’s on Lahainaluna Road creates savory French dishes such as the Pacific bouillabaisse. It is quiet and candlelit lending the perfect atmosphere for you and your special person.
The top choice for many is the Lahaina Grill on Lahainaluna Road. Food is presented with an artistic flair and innovation using fresh local ingredients. One standout includes the Maui onion seared ahi with vanilla-bean jasmine rice and Big Island prawns with roasted Kula corn salsa. Top it off with the triple berry pie, and you are good to go. You can make reservations at www.lahainagrill.com.
These are just a few of the many choices for ono (delicious) food in Lahaina, Maui. Hope you are staying a while so you will get a chance to try all of these and complete your experience dining at the best restaurants in Lahaina. Aloha!