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AWARD WINNING RESTAURANTS
(see also Other Maui Restaurants)

The restaurants listed in this Maui Dining Guide have received prestigious annual awards and critical recognition from various sources, among them:
  • 'Ilima Award: Presented by the Honolulu Advertiser Newspaper based on a People's Choice ballot.
  • Hale 'Aina Award: Presented by the Honolulu Magazine based on subscriber balloting.


AMERICAN

DAVID PAUL'S LAHAINA GRILL
127 Lahainaluna Road
Lahaina, HI 96761
(West Maui)
Tel. (808) 667-5117
Winner of numerous prestigious awards. Experience New American Cuisine in an elegant and relaxing atmosphere. 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007 Hale Aina Award. (D $$$)

HALIIMAILE GENERAL STORE
900 Haliimaile Road
Haliimaile, HI 96768
(Upcountry Maui)
Tel. (808) 572-2666
Upcountry Maui's award-winning restaurant. The luscious homecooked food of Chef Beverly Gannon. Since 1988, its Cordon Blue - trained chef has brought five-star dining to Upcountry. 2002, 2004, 2005 & 2006 Hale Aina Award. (LD $$$)

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ASIAN

JAPANESE

SANSEI SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & SUSHI BAR
The Kapalua Shops
115 Bay Drive, Suite 115
Kapalua, HI 96761
(West Maui)
Tel. (808) 669-6286 (2 locations)
Incredible seafood "must try" - specialty sushi rolls. 2004, 2005 & 2006 Hale Aina Award. (D $$)

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EUROPEAN

FRENCH


CHEZ PAUL
Olowalu Village Road & Highway 30
Olowalu, HI 96761
(West Maui)
Tel. (808) 661-3843
Long standing reputation since 1968. 2005 Hale Aina Award. (D $$$)


GERARD'S
174 Lahainaluna Road
Lahaina, HI 96761
(West Maui)
Tel. (808) 661-8939
Elegant plantation inn setting. 2005 Hale Aina Award. (D $$$)

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ITALIAN

FERRARO'S
Four Seasons Resort
3900 Wailea Alanui Drive
Wailea, HI 96753
(South Maui)
Tel. (808) 874-8000
Classic Northern Italian cuisine. 2005 Hale Aina Award. (LD $$$)

SARENTO'S ON THE BEACH
2980 South Kihei Road
Kihei, HI 96753
(South Maui)
Tel. (808) 875-7555
Superb, 5-Star Regional Italian Cuisine with a Mediterranean flair. Unsurpassed romantic ocean view - a place where memories are created. 2002 Ilima Award. (D $$$)


VINO
Kapalua Golf Club - The Village Course Clubhouse
2000 Village Road
Kapalua, HI 96761
(West Maui)
Tel. (808) 661-8466
Celebrating the cuisine of Italy. Featuring an innovative and authentic regional menu and more than 150 wines - a wine lover's dream. 2006 Hale Aina Award. (LD $$$)

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MEDITERRANEAN

LONGHI'S
(Islands of Maui & Oahu)
3 Locations:
Lahaina: 888 Front Street, Lahaina, HI 96761, Tel. (808) 667-2288
Wailea: 3750 Wailea Ala Nui, Wailea, HI 96753, Tel. (808) 891-8883
Honolulu: 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Space 3001, HI 96814, Tel. (808) 947-9899
One of the most popular and acclaimed restaurants in Hawaii, created in 1976 by a man who loves to eat! Great Mediterranean food, great service and wonderful atmosphere. Live music and dancing Friday evenings at Longhi's Lahaina. 2003, 2004 & 2006 Ilima Award. 2004, 2005 & 2006 Hale Aina Award. (BLD $$$).

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FUSION
(A merging of two or more distinctly different cuisines
beautifully presented by professional chefs)

INTERNATIONAL

E & O TRADING COMPANY
Lahaina Cannery Mall
1221 Honoapiilani Hwy
Lahaina, HI 96761
(West Maui)
Tel. (808) 667-1818
A Southeast Asian grill featuring a mixed bag of Vietnamese, Indonesian, Thai, Malaysian, and East Indian dishes. 2007 Hale Aina Award. (LD $$)

PACIFIC 'O

505 Front Street
Lahaina, HI
(West Maui)
Tel. (808) 667-4341
An oasis of Contemporary Pacific Cuisine - the best of Hawaii and the Pacific, infused with the painstaking love of the old world tradition, are happily married in a priceless setting. 2003 & 2006 Hale Aina Award. (LD $$$)

PRINCE COURT
Maui Prince Hotel
5400 Makena Alanui
Makena, HI 96753
(South Maui)
Tel. (808) 875-5888
Contemporary Island cuisine with Pacific Rim influences. Recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. (D $$$)

SPAGO
Four Seasons Resort
3900 Wailua Alanui Drive
Wailea, HI 96753
(South Maui)
Tel. (808) 874-8000
Master Chef Wolfgang Puck brings Spago to the Four Seasons Resort. The menu is a fusion of Hawaiian and California cuisine with Pacific Rim flavors. 2005 Hale Aina Award. (D $$$)

PACIFIC RIM

BANYAN TREE
Ritz-Carlton Hotel
One Ritz-Carlton Drive
Kapalua, HI 96761
(West Maui)
Tel. (808) 669-6200
An award winning five star dining experience featuring Pacific Rim cuisine. (D $$$)

IO RESTAURANT
505 Front Street Shopping Village
Lahaina, HI 96761
(West Maui)
Tel. (808) 661-8422
Pacific'O's "sister restaurant" featuring fine Pacific Rim dining on the waterfront. 2006 Hale Aina Award. (D $$$)

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HAWAIIAN

HULA GRILL
Whalers Village
2435 Kaanapali Parkway
Kaanapali, HI 96761
(West Maui)
Tel. (808) 667-6636
On the beach. Chef Peter Merriman's award winning Hawaii Regional Cuisine. (LD $$$)

ROY'S KAHANA BAR & GRILL

4405 Honoapiilani Highway
Kahana, HI 96761
(West Maui)
Tel. (808) 669-6999
Famous Honolulu chef's Maui Hawaiian Regional Cuisine transplant. 2004, 2005 & 2006 Hale Aina Award. (D $$$)

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SEAFOOD/STEAK

HULA MOON'S RESTAURANT
Wailea Marriott Resort
3700 Wailea Alanui Drive
Wailea, HI 96753
(South Maui)
Tel. (808) 879-1922
An award-winning restaurant in an open setting with an unbelievable view. Signature items include fresh island fish, seafood, lamb, tropical flambé desserts. (BD $$$)


MAALAEA WATERFRONT RESTAURANT
50 Hauoli Street
Maalaea, HI 96793
(Central Maui)
Tel. (808) 244-9028
Family owned and operated right on the Maalaea Harbor. The freshest food, prepared like nothing you've ever had before, served in a style that is traditional and elegant. An award winning favorite among locals and visitors alike. 2006 Hale Aina Award. (D $$$)

MAMA'S FISH HOUSE
799 Poho Place
Paia, HI 96779
(North Shore Maui)
Tel. (808) 579-9764
One of Maui's best seafood restaurants - an award winning Island Institution! Located on the beach in romantic Kuau Cove, and famous for its exotic seafood sauces and delicious fresh island fish. Enjoy spectacular ocean views while dining at a restaurant you will want to revisit and will never forget! 2004, 2005 & 2006 Hale Aina Award. (LD $$$)

NICK'S FISHMARKET - MAUI
The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui Resort
4100 Wailea Alanui Drive
Wailea, HI 96753
(South Maui)
Tel. (808) 879-7224
In a beautiful setting - the menu focuses on seafood and leans toward southern European accents; impressive wine cellar. 2002 Hale Aina Award. (D $$$)

PLANTATION HOUSE RESTAURANT
2000 Plantation Club Drive
Kapalua, HI 96761
(West Maui)
Tel. (808) 669-6299
Award-winning Hawaiian-Mediterranean cuisine specializing in fresh fish, with spectacular ocean views. (BLD $$$)

RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE
900 Front Street
Lahaina, HI 96761
(West Maui)
Tel. (808) 661-8815 (2 locations)
One of Hawaii's finest steak houses. 2002 Hale Aina Award. (D $$$)

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