Dining Out

Ku‘uipo: Meal inspirations for your ‘sweetheart,’ or:

Want to take the apple of your eye, your main squeeze, your “ku‘uipo,” or “sweetheart,” out to a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner? Maui chefs aim to please with a tantalizing array of dinner options. Here are some of Maui Scene’s favorites listed by geographical areas of the ...

Super Bowl grindz

When the New England Patriots battle the Philadelphia Eagles this Super Bowl Sunday, armchair quarterbacks can thoroughly kick back as chefs will be tackling fun menus and take-out platters for you. Watch the big game at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului and enjoy free admission. ...

Explore the North shore

Last week, I got out of my Central Maui groove and drove past salt-sprayed Hookipa Beach Park with its mountainous surf, dipped into verdant Maliko Gulch with views of Haleakala and climbed and took a right on Haiku Road past towering Cook Pines. My first stop was in the Aloha Aina Center in ...

‘Then & Now’ — Sheraton Maui celebrates 55th anniversary

It’s hard to believe that the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is turning 55 years young on Tuesday. Yes, the Kaanapali resort is celebrating its anniversary with special “Then & Now” dinner offerings available at its signature restaurant, the Black Rock Kitchen, today through ...

Longhi’s Legacy

Who remembers the original Longhi’s Lahaina “menu” presented verbally by smooth-as-silk servers sporting T-shirts with “w.t.f” on the sleeves? Well, speed up to 2018 and Longhi’s has come a long way, baby, while still standing by its philosophy of quality ingredients. “We ...

Churrascaria: Brazil meets Maui

It’s hot, hot, hot and tasty, too. The new Market Night Hawaiian Churrascaria, based on the Brazilian concept of meat brought to your table and served in front of you, now sizzles at DUO Steak & Seafood at the Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea on Fridays. Meats keep coming to your ...

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 ...