North & Central Maui Restaurants
We've listed some of our favorite north and central Maui restaurants with reviews, photos, and maps.
Helmed by 2015’s ‘Aipono’s Chef of the Year award winner Jeff Scheer, The Mill House takes the farm-to-fork concept to a whole new level with fresh ingredients culled mere yards from the restaurant’s kitchen. Tucked into the Maui Tropical Plantation in the luxuriant Waikapū Valley, The Mill House’s splendid mountain views, serene lagoon, and sugarcane-era memorabilia create an atmosphere that matches their ever-changing menu: stunning, inventive, and irresistible. Bites, small plates, mains, sides, and desserts are offered with the aim of suiting your appetite, palate, and mood, while the cocktails—infused with just-picked fruit, veggies, and herbs—have inspired more than one repeat visitor. Combined with their eclectic dishes—like mortadella musubi with namasu pickle—it’s no wonder why The Mill House was bestowed 2017’s Gold ‘Aipono award for Maui’s Most Innovative Menu.
Reservations: (808) 270-0333
Also held at the Maui Tropical Plantation—a leading tourist destination and home to Kumu Farms—is Maui Chef’s Table, an extraordinary culinary event conceived by The Mill House’s award-winning chef Jeff Scheer. Executed at an open-concept kitchen, the nine-course meal—whipped into style and perfection by Scheer and/or his team of gifted chefs—spans from a bread course accompanied by one-of-a-kind butters (think: caramelized orange with sea salt) to a “heavy hitter” that’s bound to leave you breathless. Beyond the fact that each divinely-crafted course relies on the island’s freshest organically-cultivated proteins and produce, the chance to interact with the chefs—not to mention the lively mood and unparalleled setting—render Maui Chef’s Table one of the most notable dining experiences in Hawaii.
Book early—reservations go fast: (808) 270-0303
Café Des Amis is hands-down the best spot to hit in Paia. The food is outstanding and the prices are low. They have delicious curry dishes as well as the best crepes you'll have this side of the planet. The crepes are the real reason to visit Café Des Amis. You'll find the service can sometimes be off, but the food is consistently great. It's located across the street from the best market on the Island, Mana Foods.
If you're looking for a funky pizza joint with great food and fun atmosphere, make your way to Flatbread Pizzeria in Paia Town. They've got a lively bar with excellent drinks, and their pizza is fantastic. Gluten-free? They can take care of you with gluten-free pizza dough too.
Mama's Fish House has the charm of real Maui. The service is good and the food is excellent. You'll find that all of the fish on the menu is labeled with who actually caught it earlier that day. Fantastic food, unparalleled atmosphere, and steep prices make Mama's Fish House a famous spot to eat on Maui.
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