On Maui, you'll find any type of
food you desire, from hamburgers to Italian to Greek to Thai.
You'll also find all price ranges, from dirt cheap to incredibly
expensive. The best deal on Maui is the plate lunch, which
usually gives you a scoop or two of rice and pasta salad, with some
type of local meat, such as teriyaki beef. It's not much
different than bento, really, but it is delicious and
inexpensive, at around $4-$6 a plate.
Typical island fare is generally a
good mix of various Asian cuisines, such as Japanese, Chinese,
Vietnamese, and Thai. We found that good food came at a
hefty price on Maui, though we really enjoy the plate lunches.
One place we really enjoyed was Kobe's Japanese Restaurant in Lahaina,
where they cooked at your table, put on a humorous and entertaining
show, and served up delicious, fresh Japanese food.
For a truly festive dinner show and
entertainment, there's nothing like an authentic Hawaiian Luau.
All-you-can-eat food, all-you-can-drink open bars, and
all-you-can-handle Polynesian dancing and festivities. Check out
our Entertainment page for Luau information. The
Old Lahaina Luau is generally considered the best show on Maui,
and perhaps even all of Hawaii.
The links below will take you
through the options awaiting you on the Valley Isle. They will
give you good guidelines as to what to expect, and where to make
reservations, as well as fill you in with recommendations of the best
restaurants on Maui. For discounts of up to 50% off dining
throughout the islands of Hawaii, the
Entertainment Book is a great buy. You can also save up to
25% with the
Activity Owner's Association Gold Card, which really adds up after
all that expensive airfare and hotels. To really get a good
insight on which restaurants are worth visiting, check out
Frommer's Maui Restaurant Reviews.