Presentation, Freshness, and Flavor Tasting Chef Niko’s latest additions to Castaway Cafe When you think of a great dining experience there are so many factors that can come into play. I headed to Castaway Cafe for a casual Sunday sunset meal and I got so much more than I bargained for in the best way. […]
Guido Hauwaerts has opened a little bistro in the Ma`alaea Harbor Shops called Cafe Del Vino. If Hauwaerts sounds familiar, it’s because of the half-century he’s spent in the restaurant business. Wondering what he was up to now, I dropped in the other night. “I was at Lobster Cove from ’92 to 2005, then somebody from […]
The story of Rita’s, the newest Kihei Kalama Village restaurant, begins with a romantic vacation getaway. It’s the vacation owner Steve Warsh took in 2005 that made him decide Maui was the place to be. “It’s pretty simple,” says Warsh. “My soul belonged here. I’m a Type A personality. Here on Maui is where I […]
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 […]
Best Fish Sandwich Paia Fish Market When you’re in need of a fish sandwich, our readers know that only Paia Fish Market will do. So what the Market insists on calling it a “fish burger”–this is their signature item, and they do it better than anyone. You can have blackened seared ahi, salmon, mahi or […]
Best Fish and Chips Mulligan’s on the Blue In the world of frying flaky fish in beer batter until it’s hot and crispy, MauiTime’s readers choose Mulligan’s over everyone else. Can you blame them? Backed up by their big wedge potatoes and homemade tartar sauce, it’s a taste of Ireland that wins every time. Of […]
Best Seafood Mama’s Fish House In this category, it’s kind of hard for other places to compete against Mama’s Fish House, where the catch is so fresh that the name of the boat on which it was caught is listed on the menu. Dealing direct with the talented local fisherman means that Mama’s gets the […]
Best Vietnamese A Saigon Cafe Was it the summer rolls, the comedian waiters, their award-winning fried shrimp, or the Vietnamese burritos that our readers preferred? Probably all of the above. No matter what Vietnamese dish you order here or who you order it from, it’s the best on Maui. The menu is full of noodle […]
Located just 10 minutes from the airport on the North Shore of eccentric Paia Town, Café Mambo is the perfect place to treat an out-of-town friend on a layover for a drink or three without worrying about denting your recession rebooted budget. Because seven days a week from 3pm-6pm Café Mambo boasts a tasty happy […]
I love fish. Whether I’m catching my own mahi while line trolling on the small sport fishing boats or getting beautiful filets from my brother-in-law’s spearfishing outings, the results are some of the most memorable and healthy meals to come from my kitchen. Fishing for meals is a part of our culture on Maui, as […]
Kamaaina: grab your Hawaii ID and then belly up to the seafood experience at Honu. where their 25% off is good for all food and drinks after 4:30 pm at the bar or chefs bar (good through June 13). The dishes are exquisitely engineered, with local herbs and produce joining fresh seafood and quality proteins […]
Photo above: Rock Shrimp with Asparagus (Starter menu $14) Wednesday evening I was back at Honu for an early dinner. It was pre thanksgiving training while I waited to pick my mom up from the Molokai Ferry. This was my third time eating there, the first being their pre-opening night, the second time was pupus […]
The boubon cocktail is well balanced w mint and scotch. Bravo!
This is the sunset view from their new dining room that really highlights the strengths of mother nature: the ocean proximity. Starting with lamb riblets and yoghurt and steamed clams.
Mama’s Fish House My first experience with this wonderful Rose. What an excellent accompaniment to any dish on the menu at lunch! I completely recommend this wine. I ended up going with the Lobster guacamole which came with a fantastic lot of taro, sweet potato, and plantain chips. I am still dreaming of the light […]