Leah is a communications professional and macadamia nut farm owner based out of Maui, Hawaii. Having been spoiled by the culinary scenes in New York City and Los Angeles where she lived before relocating to Maui in 2013, she has spent the past few years mapping out Maui’s best brunches, Happy Hours, and everything in between. When she’s not working behind her laptop or on her farm, you can find her at the beach with her husband and their two pit bull rescues.
Our favorite restaurants on Maui.
Teddy’s Bigger Burgers in Lahaina serves our favorite burger on the island in a bright space.
When you need a break from spending a ton of money but still want great food, head to 808 on Main for a sandwich.
Miso Phat in Kihei serves some of the best sushi, and their combination platters are perfect for a casual group dinner.
Open at 5am, Kihei Caffe is one of the island’s most popular breakfast spots so expect a wait for large portions of pancakes, biscuits, and scrambles.
One of Maui’s best lunch counters, Tin Roof serves Kau Kau Tins with options like garlic shrimp and Mochiko chicken in Kahului.
The Pint and Cork inside The Shops at Wailea is a sports bar, but one that serves some really elevated bar food.
South Maui Fish Company is just a food truck with a couple tables and chair set up around, but it serves some of the best and freshest poke.
If you’re looking for the best fish tacos in Maui, Paia Fish Market is where you need to be.
Located in South Kihei’s Akeza Shopping Center, Nutcharee’s serves some of the best Thai food in Maui.
Sam Sato’s is only open for breakfast and lunch, and if you’re hiking at Iao Valley State Park, it’s the best place to go for a classic plate lunch.