As each ethnic group came to Hawai'i, they brought with them their foods and food ways. The result is arguably the most cosmopolitan mix of dishes, techniques, tools and customs in the country, possibly the world. Significant contributions have been made by Hawaiians, Caucasians from America and elsewhere, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Koreans, Filipinos and Puerto Ricans and more lately, Southeast Asians including Vietnamese, Thai, Laotians and Cambodians.
It is a place where rice is the staple starch, although it was never eaten by the indigenous people; where the classic plate lunch - entree, mac salad, two scoops rice - may be built around anything from fried chicken to kal bi ribs; and where the roots of Hawai'i Regional Cuisine are sunk deep in the rudimentary kitchens of plantation villages and shared lunches taken in the cane and pineapple fields.
The Plantation House - Restaurant, a thoroughly modern blend of traditional plantation-style atmosphere, old-fashioned Hawaiian hospitality and the finest in island cuisine. Since opening in 1991, The Plantation House has earned a reputation among Maui restaurants for serving innovative cuisine in a picturesque setting.
Kimo's - Voted "Best Meal on Maui" by Honolulu Advetiser readers and "Best Bar" by Maui News readers, Kimo's continues to be a favorite of residents and visitors alike. The menu features fresh Hawaiian fish, seafood, prime rib and island favorites. Cocktails and a lighter menu are served on the lower lanai.
Beachside Chef Dining - Beachside dining is getting so popular that you will want to reserve early. All dinners include fresh vegetables, bread and a beverage of choice. If you want to bring a bottle of Wine or Champagne you are welcomed to do so but the Chef cannot bring it for you. They will provide wine glasses.
Grandma's Coffee House - Daily lunch specials vary, including: spinach lasagna, teriyaki chicken, paniolo pork chops, honey sesame chicken, curry chicken, beef stew, cajun chicken, meatloaf, spaghetti and meatballs, fresh fish and more. Cold drinks are also available.
Maui Dining Suggestions - "We're not food critics, but we know what we like." Here are some of our favorite Island restaurants
The Plantation Inn - The Plantation Inn is home to one of the finest restaurants in North America, Gerard's. Chef Gerard Reversade produces the finest Contemporary Island French Cuisine in Hawaii.
Lahaina Grill - Among the signature favorites are the Warm Pecan Crusted Goat Cheese & Baby Arugula Salad, and The Cake Walk - a sampler of Kona Lobster Crab Cake, Seared Ahi Cake, and Sweet Louisiana Rock Shrimp Cake. Entrée selections encompass meat, seafood, and pasta, and vegetarian menu options are available. Experience the hailed Kona Coffee Roasted Rack of Lamb, Maui Onion Crusted Seared Ahi (considered by many as the best Ahi dish on the Maui!), or the executive chef's nightly seafood design.
Top Maui Restaurants - Top Maui Restaurants ebook guide.
Dinner Cruises-Maui Princess -
Dinner Shows-Warren & Annabelle's Magic -
Dinner Shows-Maui Myth & Magic Theatre -