This Sunday, Aug. 24: South Shore Tiki Lounge’s Best of Maui Mahalo Party

South Shore Tiki Lounge and Pau Maui Vodka invites you down for a drink or two this Sunday in celebration of the bar’s MauiTime Best of Maui “Best Bar” award. As a mahalo to our readers, all are invited for live music, specials and giveaways throughout the day. Enjoy libations from Maui Moon Vodka and Pau Maui […]

MauiTime Best Of Maui 2014: Best Maui Arts Entertainment and Nightlife

Arts and Entertainment Best Male Musician Photo credit to Sean M. Hower Kanoa Kanoa Kukaua pushes the envelope when it comes to music, and Maui can’t get enough. Whether he’s creating videos on his youtube channel, looping or playing as half of the duo Kanoa and Jessica or in the band Gomega, Kanoa is passionate […]

MauiTime Best of Maui 2014: Best of Maui Politics Community and Environment

Politics and Environment Best County Official Alan Arakawa Going into an election in which five other people would like to replace him, we’re sure that Mayor Arakawa will appreciate the fact that our readers consider him the county’s best public official. Hey, have you seen his yellow campaign signs? The ones that say, “Mayor Arakawa–Getting […]

MauiTime Best of Maui 2014: Best Maui Sports Activities Parks and Recreation

Sports & Leisure Best Fitness Club Photo credit to Sean M. Hower Crossfit State of Mind After personally watching lots people get into the best shape of their lives through this program, it’s no wonder our readers once again chose CrossFit State of Mind as Maui’s best fitness club. Although the intense workouts can be […]

MauiTime Best of Maui 2014: Best Maui Businesses Goods and Services

Goods & Services Best Local Clothing Designer Photo credit to Sean M. Hower Maui Thing Our readers love Maui Thing for their original designs made for people of all ages. Their clothing encompasses the aloha spirit in their unique brand that was built upon the saying, “Stuck on Good.” And how could you be stuck […]

The Passion of Gannon’s Chef Bret Pafford

Chef Bret Pafford I’m kind of obsessed with Gannon’s right now. And not just with their new menu, which has quietly rolled out over the last couple of months–it’s the the whole package. The place has become a hotspot for nightlife in Wailea. Chef Bret Pafford shows great passion for fresh fish and all things […]

MauiTime Best of Maui 2013: Best Italian Food on Maui: Casanova

Best Italian Food Casanova This bastion of late night lifestyle in Makawao is also our readers’ choice for the best place on the island to get best Italian food. Open for 26 years, Casanova offers fine dining during the earlier hours of the evening. There you can sit down with one of their wines over […]

MauiTime Best of Maui 2013: Best Food Truck on Maui: Jawz Tacos

Photo Courtesy of Jawz Fish Tacos. Best Food Truck Jawz Tacos When it comes to getting food on the go, our readers love the Jawz Taco Truck. Those trucks have been serving mouthwatering fish tacos for years at Big Beach, way before it became trendy to operate one. If you don’t get out to Makena […]

MauiTime Best of Maui 2013: Best Pupus on Maui: Five Palms

Photo Courtesy of Five Palms Best Pupus Five Palms Our readers’ favorite spot to order pupus has been located in the Mana Kai Hotel,  overlooking the bay at Keawekapu Beach, since 1995. The Chinese rib pupu at Five Palms is amazing, and the scallops, soups, salads and sushi pack the menu with variety. A phenomenal […]

MauiTime Best of Maui 2013: Best Fish Tacos on Maui: Coconut’s

Photo Courtesy of Coconuts Fish Cafe Best Fish Tacos Coconut’s Fish Cafe Two corn tortillas stuffed with fresh catch sounds simple enough to prepare, but you’d be surprised how difficult it can be to pull off properly. On who does that best, our readers were clear that the answer is Coconut’s Fish Cafe. They top […]

MauiTime Best of Maui 2013: Best Japanese on Maui: Tokyo Tei

Best Japanese Tokyo Tei Consider this a little slice of Japan. Here, Eunice Kitagawa creates traditional Japanese cuisine with great local ingredients. Tei-shoku meals are served on lacquer dishes, unless you go family-style, in which they bust out platter-size versions of their menu items. Special recipe tempura batter, donburi, kinpira gobo and more make Tokyo […]

MauiTime Best of Maui 2013: Best Fine Dining on Maui: Merriman’s

Best Fine Dining Merriman’s Chef Peter Merriman’s passion as a forefather of Hawaiian regional cuisine comes through in his Kapalua restaurant, which got big votes for fine dining. The restaurant offers superb service, a modern dining room overlooking Kapalua Bay and the freshest local ingredients. Merriman’s honestly takes an interest in your experience, taking fine […]

MauiTime Best of Maui 2013: Best Dinner on Maui: Lahaina Grill

Photo Courtesy of Lahaina Grill Best Dinner Lahaina Grill MauiTime’s readers decided that of all the restaurants on Maui, Lahaina Grill is the Best Dinner. Since 1990, the establishment has won awards and accolades from publications in Hawaii and the Mainland for providing some of the finest dining anywhere. From their carpaccio of filet mignon […]

MauiTime Best of Maui 2013: Best Sushi on Maui: Sansei

Best Sushi Sansei While DK Kodama’s successful Sansei restaurant is more than just sushi–he loaded the menu with gobs of wonderful Japanese cuisine, all bearing his special touches–it’s the sushi that has our readers excited. Sansei’s substantial list of rolls, nigiri and sashimi have been groundbreaking, and despite lots of efforts to make inventive sushi […]

MauiTime Best of Maui 2013: Best Breakfast on Maui: Kihei Caffe

Best Breakfast Kihei Caffe The little unassuming cafe along South Kihei Road has a big following for the breakfast set. Their huge portions, fresh produce and extensive menu options served at reasonable prices sets this spot ahead of your average breakfast nook. You can’t go wrong here with their loco moco, omelettes, pancakes, French toast, […]

MauiTime Best of Maui 2013: Best Noodle Shop on Maui: Star Noodle

Best Noodle Shop Star Noodle If you love noodles, then you’ve come to the right place. Star Noodle has elevated the noodle to an all new high. From their rich pork ramen broth to their irresistible dry mein garlic noodles, you can slurp your way to noodle heaven. Though the menu has more depth than […]