The perfect vacation is only complete with perfect food, not to mention a dreamy, romantic atmosphere to go along with it! Find your version of food paradise at one of Maui’s fine luxury eating establishments. The following restaurants are reputably noted as some of the best restaurants in Maui, however the culinary scene is immense and you are encouraged to explore!
Merriman’s Maui – Kapalua
One of the pioneers of the farm-to-table movement in Hawaii, Peter Merriman has crafted his brand of top-notch cuisine around the concept of fresh and local. Over 90% of the ingredients in his dishes are locally grown of caught. Merriman also has locations on the Big Island and Kauaʻi; this restaurant in Maui is set in a stunning location on the point overlooking Kapalua Bay. The restaurant features live music daily in both the Point Lounge and the dining room; Sunday brunches are also served.
The Plantation House – Kapalua
Long known as the premier restaurant on Maui for a spectacular sunset meal, overlooking the verdant fairways of the Plantation Golf Course, The Plantation House is also famed for its delicious food, especially its unique and diverse appetizer selection. Choose this beautiful spot if you’re really looking to impress your date with breathtaking views!
Morimoto Maui – Kīhei
If you love Japanese food and culture, then food made by Japan’s own Iron Chef is a must! Masaharu Morimoto, who represented Japan on the popular Japanese TV show, crafts incredible sushi and other stylish Japanese specialties in a beachfront location. If you’re in doubt, just remember that even former president Barack Obama enjoys the cuisine of Morimoto when he’s in town! This might just be the second best restaurant on Maui, but we’ll leave that up to you to decide.
Lahaina Grill – Lahaina
Though it’s not fancy on the outside, once you’re in, you’ll find out why so many people consider this little bistro to be Lahaina’s most romantic restaurant in Maui. It was ranked among Yelp.com’s 100 best places to eat in America in 2016, as well as the best restaurant on Maui for 24 years in a row by a readers’ poll of Honolulu magazine. The interior is done in a beautiful for subtle style that makes you feel right at home, yet is still upscale. Its fusion cuisine is highly popular, so be sure to make a reservation in advance!
Nick’s Fishmarket – Wailea
Okay, so the name definitely doesn’t sound like luxury cuisine. But you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find that Nick’s is an upscale eatery in the Fairmont Kea Lani. Nightly dinners in this beautiful location focus on the freshest possible seafood and island-inspired tastes. The winner of numerous awards, including for excellent service, Nick’s Fishmarket is eager to please both your palate and your desire for a luxurious dining experience!