Food Trucks/Grab and Go
The best restaurants in lahaina
Down the Hatch
Mala Ocean Tavern
Paia Fish Company
Down the Hatch
Prison Street Pizza
Tiki Tike Thai
Located in the bottom of the wharf in the heart of Lahaina is Tiki Tiki Thai. The small restaurant fills up with locals and tourists alike because it has the best Thai food on the west side. The large menu gives you many classic Thai options to choose from and they have a sushi bar some nights. My favorite dish is the avocado green curry which is what I have pictured above. Open daily til 10.
Tucked away just off the main drag of Front Street on Dickenson Street is Lahaina Coolers. It’s been a staple in Lahaina for over 30 years. Open daily from 8-1 they serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and a late night menu. The open air gives it a local feel. It’s an industry bar so it will be full later at night. You can never go wrong with a pizza here and I love their fiesta salad (only available at lunch.)
Fleetwoods on Front Street
Located off the main drag in Lahaina on Kupuohi Street is Star Noodle. The Asian Fusion Cuisine is on top of its game and I’m never disappointed when I come here. They don’t take reservations so its first call first serve which means theirs usually a line but its worth the wait. I’m a sucker for warm broth based soups so my favorite dish is the Local Saimin. They also have a nice craft cocktail and beer selection.
Lahaina Grill first opened its doors in 1990 and has been a staple in Lahaina ever since. They have an excellent wine list and craft cocktails to match. Their Espresso Martinis are always on point and every member of the staff is knowledgeable. The menu is clean and elegant. Must try items are the kona coffee roasted rack of lamb and the wagyu beef ravioli. Open nightly at 5 pm.
If you are craving authentic Italian come to Sale Pepe. They use all fresh and local ingredients taking your taste buds on a trip through Italy. It has a great atmosphere and is located towards the end of Front Street (where the shops end) across from the Bank of Hawaii. Family friendly or perfect date night. They are open Monday through Saturday for dinner only. Some of my favorite items include Risotto Con Burrata Tartufo Nero Pesto and you can never go wrong with an authentic Italian style pizza!
If a juicy steak is your idea of the perfect meal then check out Ruth Chris’ Steakhouse which is located on Front Street by the Outlet Malls.
Fresh, local, organic, and mostly vegan food is served here at Choice Health Bar. They serve some of the best Açaí bowls on the island as well as delicious smoothies. I love their buddha bowls which are usually a choice of the vegan soup of the day, kale and quinoa. I always try to recreate these at home but it never tastes the same. Choice is located off the highway (there’s only one highway) on the mountain side of the road on Limahana Place. Open daily til 5 pm with the exception of Sunday when they close at 2 pm.
Moku Roots is new to the dining scene but is a fan favorite. If you’re health conscious and looking for a place to have variety and not sacrifice in taste then look no further. This vegan restaurant has much to offer and is as eco conscious as they get. If you want food togo you can bring your own container or get a sandwich wrapped in banana leaves. A few of my favorite items include the Butternut Squash Alfredo, the Cobb Salad, and Taro Burger. Did I mention its BYOB, definitely a must eat!
One of my favorite lunch spots on Maui is Alchemy and worth a stop if you’re in Lahaina. Located off the main drag of Front Street on Kupuohi Street is the Kombucha bar and tasting room. Their menu offers the freshest ingredients and the presentation is always on point. My favorite items are the Vegan Power Bowl and the Fresh Maui Tacos. Open Monday – Saturday 11 am to 4 pm.