Wailea & Kihea Dining Recommendations

by Matthew Morris – The island of Maui has many great places to dine. While some guests prefer more casual dining establishments, other guests prefer to be wined & dining at some of the best island restaurants. South Maui (Kihei & Wailea areas) has many great places to dine out for any occasion. We highly recommend that guests plan ahead of time for making reservations at any of the fine dining restaurants.  Some of the casual dining options below may accept reservations while others do not accept advance reservations. Other restaurants such as Mama’s Fish House are very popular, though we always encourage guests to consider other options for their stay. Here are some of our favorite places to dine in Kihei and Wailea:

Casual Local Restaurants
– Nalu’s South Shore Grill: Casual atmosphere with fresh sandwiches and breakfast items
– Paia Fish Market: casual sandwiches, always have fresh fish options on the menu
– Cafe O’Lei excellent modern local items, great lunch specials too
– Sansei Japanese / Sushi located in Kihei, quite popular restaurant
– Coconut’s Fish Cafe: variety of locally sourced fish, try their fish tacos!
– Fork & Salad: A brand new restaurant with many fresh salads and healthy eats

Fine Dining Recommendations
– Wolfgang Puck Spago: Locally inspired cuisine at the Four Seasons Resort
– Kō Restaurant: Modern, locally inspired dishes at the Fairmont Resort
– Ka’ana Kitchen: Modern dishes with a changing menu, at the Andaz Resort
– Duo Steak & Seafood: Located at the Four Seasons Maui
– Restaurant Hotel Wailea: this restaurant serves French/American/Italian menu
– Morimoto Maui: located at the Andaz resort, serves mostly items from the sea
– Mill House Restaurant: Modern, locally inspired, farm to table concept (about 20 min. Away from Kihei)

Local / Hole-In-The-Wall
– Monsoon India: ocean view in North Kihei with live music on weekends (usually)
– Blue Moon Cafe: great for casual lunch. Mom & Pops feel with ample menu choices
– Kihei Cafe: open for breakfast & lunch only. Get there early! (cash only)
– Da Kitchen: variety of local items, very busy & popular!
– La Tienda Del Sol: mexican restaurant (cash only)

Food Trucks (locations change often)
– Outrigger Pizza Company: Brick oven pizza (usually at Kukui Mall)
– Azeka Food Truck Park: variety of different styles and food trucks
– Horitos Mexican Food Truck (near 76 Gas Station in Kihei)

Happy Hour & Bar Recommendations
– Maui Brewing Company: great local beers & and brand new restaurant
– Sarento’s on the Beach: located on Keawakapu Beach, beautiful ocean views
– Pint & Cork: casual yet still upscale feel located in Shops of Wailea
– Kō Restaurant: nice for happy hour with flatbreads and other appetizers
– Sansei: they are quite popular and known for their late night happy hour (weekends)

Local Grocery Stores / Liquor Stores
– Times Supermarket: 1310 South Kihei Road, Kihei HI 96753
– Safeway Grocery Store: 277 Piikea Avenue, Kihei HI 96753
– Foodland Grocery Store: 1881 South Kihei Road, Kihei HI 96753
– Hawaiian Moon Natural Foods: 2411 South Kihei Road, Kihei HI 96753
– Wailea Wine: 161 Wailea Ike Pl, Kihei, HI 96753
– Tamara’s Liquor Store: 91 E Lipoa St, Kihei, HI 96753

Are you looking for a custom dinner for a special event? Contact us today at 808-868-0253 or by email to learn more about this service and one of our dedicated concierge agents will be able to assist in providing more details about catering and Private Chef services for your stay. We hope that this information has been helpful to you and your guests and we are looking forward to assisting you for your next dining experience on Maui!

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