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The 3 Best Restaurants in Kaanapali to Enjoy During Your Vacation

One of the best parts about vacation is the food. For one, you don’t have to cook (which is pretty much a vacation in and of itself), and you can try new and exciting restaurants every night, choosing a different cuisine (or sticking with your favorite). One of the best things about eating out is that you can try the food from the area – what the locals eat. Today, we’re going to look at three of the best restaurants in Kaanapali (ranging in lower to higher price), so you can plan where you want to eat during your vacation!

Teppanyaki 2 Go by 808 Afternoons

Listed as the number one best restaurant in Lahaina on Yelp, Teppanyaki 2 Go is a great choice if you’re looking for delicious food at a great price. Reviewers having nothing but good things about their tasty food.

Foods to Try: According to reviewers, you’ll want to upgrade to the kimchi fried rice, as it is “off-the-hook yummy.” Choose from scallops, chicken, fish, or steak – they’re all delicious!

Prices: If you’re looking for something fast, are feeding a big family, or you’d like to try something a bit less formal, this is a great spot. Prices range from $11 – $30.

Getting There: Teppanyaki 2 Go is located less than three miles from your condo. Here are directions: It’s best to drive, and takes about six minutes.

Leilani’s On the Beach

Leilani’s is a special place, for many reasons. First, they source much of their food from 40 family-owned Maui farmers. This includes fresh-caught (daily) Hawaiian fish. They’re well-loved by locals and visitors alike. Located right on the beach, you’ll enjoy a wonderful evening dining with your friends and family. Plan on going around sunset, and you can enjoy drinks while taking in the fantastic ocean views.

Foods to Try: Be sure to order fish – because it’s fresh, it is absolutely delicious. The fish tacos are a favorite, and be sure to ask what the fish of the day is.

Prices: This restaurant is reasonably priced, with prices ranging from $4-$18 for appetizers, and $14-$24 for entrees. Head there with the family, or a romantic evening.

Getting There:  Leilani’s is conveniently located only a short walk from your accommodations at Kaanapali Alii. It’s best to just walk along the beach, as you can enjoy a short stroll and fresh air before and after your meal.

Roy’s

Another favorite, Roy’s serves Asian-fusion food that is well-loved by visitors and locals. The restaurant is located at the Kaanapali Resort, with a view overlooking the 18th of the golf course.

Foods to Try: Roy’s is known for their excellent take on meats – try the Hawaiian Sea Salt Ribeye with fingerling potatoes, grilled Maui onions and shishito peppers, or the Niihau Lamb Meatballs with linguini and grilled focaccia. You won’t be disappointed, no matter what you try!

Prices: Roy’s is slightly more upscale, with appetizer prices ranging from $14 – $37, and entrée’s ranging from $16 – $64.

Getting There: Roy’s is located just across the street from your accommodations at Kaanapali Alii. It is a less than 10-minute walk, and the views of the golf course are stunning!

Best Restaurants in Kaanapali – Walking Distance from Kaanapali Alii

When you stay at Kaanapali Alii you are within walking distance to some of the best restaurants in the area. There are many different places where you and your family can enjoy a meal together – you don’t have to eat at a restaurant twice, unless you want to!

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Vegetarian Dining on Maui

If you are a vegetarian on Maui, you can have the best of both worlds – Wonderful restaurants that have great vegetarian foods as well as great items for your non-vegetarian friends and family who want to dine with you! We’ve also included a list of completely vegetarian restaurants further down on this page.

 

Lahaina Coolers 180 Dickenson St , Lahaina (808) 661-7082
Order the Vegetarian Shepherds Pie, Spinach & feta quesadilla, Stuffed portabellini mushroom, Grilled artichoke, Stuffed pasta shells.

 

Thai Chef 878 Front St, Lahaina   (808) 667-2814
Thai Chef offers an extensive menu of Asian food, with numerous vegetarian choices with and without tofu.

Longi’s, 888 Front Street, Lahaina (808) 667-2286
Longhi’s serves a number of vegan items, and they are happy to create a special pasta or salad to suit your needs. Longi’s restaurant specializes in Meditteranean Cuisine using the best and freshest ingredients. This cuisine focuses on fresh vegetables, herbs, beans, olive oil, grains and pastas. Longhi’s vegan menu include: Pasta pomodoro-fresh tomato basil sauce, Pasta putana-pan roasted garlic, Setranno peppers, olives and tomatoes [request it vegan], Pasta primavera and more.

 

I’o at 505 Front Street, Lahaina  (808) 661-8422
You will find an intricate tofu entrée  called the Napolean of Tofu on I’o’s regular dinner menu. This dish  is a presentation of spicy herb crusted organic Maui tofu layered with a medley of vegetables, Maui onions, shiitake mushrooms & polenta with porcini glace and lavender yogurt accent.


Pacific`O, 505 Front Street, Lahaina (808) 667-4341 www.pacificomaui.com.

The menu includes “The Vegetarian Dish” Roasted marinated steak of tofu with a crown of sauteed quinoa, red lentils, Maui onions and shitake mushrooms. Mixed sprout salad, and carrot ginger sauce. The chef will also create Vegan pastas and salads upon request.

 

Roy’s in Kaanapali (808) 669-6999 or in Kihei (808) 891-1120
Roy’s offers a special vegetarian menu, including your choice of 4 appetizers or salads and 4 entree selections.

 

Plantation House in Kapalua (808) 669-6299
Offers tofu instead of fish in any of their five main fish entree preparations.  Including: Taste of the Mediterranean (Maui Onion Mustard Crusted on Oven Roasted Maui Onions with Fried Caper Sauce), and Taste of Maui (Pistachio Crusted on an Upcountry Field Saute of Maui Onions).

 

Haliimaile General Store, 900 Haliimaile Road, Makawao, (808) 572-2666
Ask for their special vegetarian menu, which includes 4 interesting entrees (2 with tofu).

Sansei – Kapalua 600 Office Rd, Lahaina (Kapalua) (808) 669-6286

This popular Japanese seafood and sushi restaurant features a number of vegetarian choices, including Paia Maki, Grilled Veggie Roll, Miso Soup, Edamame, Roasted Eggplant, Wok tossed vegetables, Grilled mushrooms, Tempura vegetables, and a couple of tofu dishes (Hiyayakko, Agedashi).

 

Hula Grill, 2435 Kaanapali Parkway, Whaler’s Village, Kaanapali (808) 667-6636

Hula Grill offers a number of vegetarian options with a view that cannot be beat

The following restaurants are completely vegetarian:

 

Curry-in-a-Hurry, 840 Wainee St. Suite I, Lahaina Square, Lahaina, (808) 661-4370,

Open Monday-Friday Lunch and Dinner 12 noon to 8 PM
Though the name suggests that it is a curry place, it is actually a vegetarian place with a variety of vegan and vegetarian entrees. This take-out place offers a variety of soups, desserts, gourmet entrees and chilled gourmet entrees

 

Fresh Mint Vietnamese Vegetarian Restaurant (808) 579-9144

115 Baldwin Ave, Paia

Veg-Out (808) 575-5320

 

810 Kokomo Road, Haiku

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Congratulations to Lahaina Grill!

Congratulations to Lahaina Grill on winning 6 Aipono Awards from Maui Magazine for 2012!

 

GOLD – Best Service

GOLD – Best Wine List

GOLD – Best Cocktail

SILVER – Best Steak

SILVER – Best Bar

SILVER – Best Dessert

 

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Lahaina Grill Maui Onion Crusted Ahi Recipe

MAUI ONION CRUSTED SEARED AHI RECIPE

MAUI ONION AND SESAME SEED CRUSTED SEARED AHIOne of our favorites from Lahaina Grill!!!
Serves 4

 

Ingredients (Ahi):
16 oz. Premium Ahi, filleted
12 oz. Maui Onions, sliced thin, then dehydrated and crushed
16 oz. Maui Onions, caramelized
3 tbsp. Olive Oil
1 tbsp. Salt and Black Pepper

 

Method (Ahi and Onions):
For caramelized onions, over medium high heat cook onion with 2 tablespoons olive oil in a heavy bottom braiser or sauce pan, constantly stirring until onions caramelize, then set aside.
For ahi, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet. Roll ahi filet in dehydrated crushed onion. Sear on all sides until browned. Slice against grain of fish for serving.

 

Ingredients (Vanilla Bean Rice):
1 tbsp. Shallots, finely chopped
1 tbsp. Unsalted Butter
1 cup Jasmine Rice
3 cups Clam or Fish Broth
1 each Vanilla Bean, split

 

Method (Rice):
Cook rice over medium heat with vanilla bean, shallots, butter and clam broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cover. Simmer until all liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff.

 

Ingredients (Apple Cider-Soy Butter Vinaigrette):
2 cups Filtered Apple Cider
2 cups Apple Cider Vinegar
8 oz. Soy Margarine, chilled and cubed
2 oz. Unsalted Butter, chilled and cubed
1 oz. Chives, finely chopped

Method (Vinaigrette):
Mix the vinegar and cider in a sauce pan over medium heat. Reduce to cup.
Just before serving, add cold butter and margarine in small quantities while mixing over medium heat. Place in a blender and pulse for just a second or two.

Plating:
Serve on a large plate with rice in the center, top with fish and a tablespoon of caramelized onion. Drizzle sauce over and around fish and garnish with chopped chives.

 

Lahaina Grill
Best Maui Restaurant 19 years in a row – Honolulu Readers Magazine
Dinner Served Nightly From 6pm
Email : reservations@lahainagrill.com
Reservations Recommended
Call: (808) 667-5117

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Star Noodle

Just when you might think you know Lahaina Town, new shops, restaurants and ocean activities are added so from time-to-time we will highlight what’s new on Maui.  Enjoy!

Here’s a casual eatery that you may not about…  Star Noodle.


Star Noodle Owner and mastermind Michael Moore along with his crew Executive Chef Craig Masuda, Chef Sheldon Simeon, and manager Nicky Boskoff explored noodle shops in New York for their inspiration.  The menu features a list of share plates ($4-$25), a list of noodle dishes ($7-$13), and sweets ($5).  With reasonable prices, an ocean view, stellar sunsets and an interesting space makes Star Noodle a must try.  Open daily for lunch 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and for dinner 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  Located at 286 Kupuohi Street, at the top of Lahaina Business Park.

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