Dining Out

Aloha Mixed Plate

The New York Times once wrote that it’s “paper plate meets million-dollar view.” The phenomenal oceanfront view is still there, but things have elevated exponentially at West Maui’s favorite hangout for locals and visitors alike. Aloha Mixed Plate reopened with even more oceanfront ...

EAT, DRINK and be MAUI!

Revel with your date at Cafe del Vino in Maalaea Harbor Shops from 5 to 10 p.m. It will present a romantic three-course Euro-style repast with soup or fresh salad, followed by your choice of Osso Buco alla Cipriani (a favorite veal shank any time of the year); whole Kona-raised Maine lobster ...

Mele Kalikimaka

Chefs on island may not be roasting chestnuts over an open fire during the holidays, but they’ll get you in a festive spirit with menus that feature juicy prime rib, fresh sashimi platters, garden-to-table salads and over-the-top desserts. Below are choices from Central Maui to Wailea and all ...

EXOTIC TASTES

Those still stuffed from turkey, gravy and mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving may want to venture into light and exotic foods for the holidays. Vietnamese Cuisine at Azeka Makai in Kihei is just the ticket. For 18 years now, owner and Vietnam native Ann Carpenter has dished up quality-driven and ...

Champagne Hale at Cliff House bubbles again

Montage Kapalua Bay, set atop the bluffs on the northwest coast of Maui, announces its slate of holiday season activities. Champagne Hale at Cliff House will be bubbling once again as a popular pop-up bar and lounge that returns for select dates during the holiday season. Resort guests ...

Patz & Hall to be uncorked

The Patz & Hall Winery dinner will be uncorked at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. “Donald Patz will be hosting,” says Crissa Hiranaga, marketing and public relations manager for the resort. “ We are so excited to welcome ...

Tiki Terrace rolls out new menu items

One of West Maui’s favorite open-air restaurants, the Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel’s Tiki Terrace, recently introduced a new dinner menu under the leadership of award-winning Executive Chef Tom Muromoto, named “The Best Chef on Maui” in the 2017 Best of Maui contest in The Maui News. ...

Cheese Burger

How many napkins does it take to eat a big and juicy cheeseburger topped with three strips of bacon, sauteed mushrooms, gooey melted Swiss cheese and a scoop of guacamole? At Cheeseburger Grille & Tap Room in The Shops at Wailea, it takes five, count ’em, napkins to get through the ...

Usher in holidays at Old Wailuku Inn

For the 11th consecutive year, The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono will present its annual open house celebrating the start of the holidays. The Lei of Aloha Eleven, which is also the major annual fundraiser for Hokulani Holt’s halau hula, Pa‘u O Hi‘iaka, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. ...

Lahaina Coolers uncorks its monthly wine tasting Friday

Tucked away on Dickenson Street from busy Front Street, Lahaina Coolers is a fun West Maui hangout for locals and for tourists who are savvy enough to find it. It will uncork its monthly wine dinner Friday. Chef and GM Sean Stover will once again cook a three-course meal paired with some nice ...

5 Palms oceanfront at Mana Kai resort in Kihei

Sure, 5 Palms is hugely popular for all of its meal services, including breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner. Who wouldn’t want to dine there? It’s got spectacular views from its perch at the end of Keawakapu Beach in Kihei that run all the way to Pu‘u Olai cinder cone in Makena to ...

Nightly Tiki Hour lights up The Banyan Tree

The Banyan Tree signature restaurant of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is swinging with Tiki Hour from 5 to 6 p.m. daily, when guests and the Maui community alike can enjoy half off pupu and Moet champagne by the glass. Tiki Hour is the perfect opportunity to sit back, relax and drink in the West ...

Celebrate the season with Amy Hanaiali‘i at Ritz’s Anuenue Room

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will welcome back Amy Hanaiali‘i to her former stomping grounds at the resort’s Anuenue Room for weekly holiday performances that will begin on Black Friday and run Fridays to Dec. 24. Amy’s new show, the Hawaiian Room, will take you on a musical journey of ...

Charley’s

The Drunkin’ pizza is housemade dough hand-tossed and topped with mozzarella and Bleu cheeses, red-wine-poached jicama and house-smoked Canadian bacon on a fig, mango and raisin white-wine sauce. Fresh cauliflower bites are coated with beer batter, fried and tossed with Hawaiian red-hot sauce ...

Giving Thanks: ‘Maui style’

Book reservations now: SOUTH MAUI Join the 5 Palms ohana oceanfront at the Mana Kai Resort in Kihei for views from its perch overlooking Keawakapu Beach and the Neighbor Islands. Dine on a three-course turkey dinner or opt for the turkey plate and other limited, gourmet a la carte menu items ...

Life is Sweet at The Shops at Wailea to benefit Best Buddies Hawaii

The eighth annual Life Is Sweet festival will return to The Shops at Wailea from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The fundraiser for Best Buddies Hawaii will be held on the lower floor Fountain Courtyard with its anticipated culinary challenge featuring Wailea’s most seasoned pastry chefs. This year, ...

Kristen Kish

What self-respecting foodie doesn’t know Kristen Kish? The former “Top Chef” winner is also a cookbook author and she’s now on a coast-to-coast-and-beyond tour touting her new tome. Formerly chef de cuisine at Menton in Boston, Mass., she released “Kristen Kish Cooking: Recipes and ...

Run, walk to breakfast at Day of Hope at Four Seasons

The Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea will be on the move with the 28th annual Day of Hope Run on Saturday. The day’s events will commence at 6:30 a.m., with a 10K Run / 5K Run & Walk along scenic Wailea Alanui Drive, and then finish on the resort’s scenic Ocean Front Lawn. The ...

Restaurant week Wailea

It’ll cost you way more than a Happy Meal. But if you are craving a gourmet multi-course feast served in one of Wailea’s top restaurants at a discounted cost with Maui Food Bank as the beneficiary, then it’s time to pick up the iPhone and make reservations or jump online to ...