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West Maui Restaurants

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West Maui Restaurants

We will be visiting Maui soon, and were wondering what you recommend for some restaurants in West Maui. Interested in finding both some casual restaurants as well as more romantic spots. Just curious if there are some spots you would recommend that you may not typically hear about in Maui Guide Books. Thank you!

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The Castaway Cafe at the Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas is one of our top favorites. The food is good and not very spendy, gorgeous location by the beach and the best wine list in Maui -- maybe all of Hawaii -- for both selection and prices.

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Thank you for the tip! We will check it out.

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A few others we like in West Maui (and probably featured in most guide books) include Fleetwood's on Front, Tropica at the Westin, and Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop.

In the Kihei-Wailea area: Cuatro, Coconut's Fish Cafe and Tommy Bahama's (for the pina colada cake). Elsewhere: Mama's Fish House and Charley's in Paia, Kula Lodge on the way to Haleakala and our favorite gourmet lunch bargain place, Class Act restaurant operated by the UH Maui culinary school in Wailuku.

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""Just curious if there are some spots you would recommend that you may not typically hear about in Maui Guide Books. ""

Casual and romantic on W Maui, but not in guidebooks (or on-line?) Not likely there are many.

But there are many spots that you should enjoy. We've only had one regrettable meal on Maui and that was at a place that no longer exists.

OJ, you have me intrigued with Castaways. What are the prices like? Their website doesn't show them.

Edited: 9:46 pm, February 03, 2013
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Thai Chef

Royal Lahaina Hotel

The Marriott Kaanapali.

Castaways is medium priced , but they are really known for their wine list.

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Patrick, as Jimgloria indicated, Castaway Cafe is moderately priced. Dinner entrees are mostly under $20; lunch salads and sandwiched run primarily in the $10-$12 range. If you're a pasta lover, they offer 2 pasta entrees for the price of one on Tuesdays (prices $15-$18 as I recall), They are quite good --we've done it a couple times.

We would probably eat there when in the Kaanapali even if they didn't have the killer wine list, but that list with the incredible selection and prices better than we find on most wine lists in Oregon make it a must stop whenever we're in Maui.

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We loved Merriman's that is located up by Kapalua Bay. Go for lunch and enjoy the stellar view!

Another great place is the Sea House located in the Napili Kai Resort. They have a great happy hour and one of the most beautiful views on Maui, imho. They also have a great breakfast....if you go then wear your bathing suit and take a dip in beautiful Napili Bay afterwards.

Have a great vacation!

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coconuts fish tacos in kihei...we ate there every night.. what do you like??

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Thank you for all your suggestions! We really appreciate it - will mark these places down to check out when we are there. Thanks again.

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Cheap eats: Cilantro Mexican in Lahaina--a block or two off Front street, great inexpensive fresh Mexican. Also love Honolua Store in Kapalua (near the Ritz). They have an amazing deli where you can get great homemade food in generous portions for not a lot of money. We love to stop there and get some stuff for beach picnics, stash it in our cooler, then go exploring. For Sushi we love the Sushi place at the Ritz (Kai?) and Sensei--there are a couple on the Island. Sensei has a late night happy hour with half price sushi and some SERIOUS Kareoke. It is a trip! They are usually jammed, though, and you may have to wait in line if you don't get there early. Another great spot for brunch or lunch (or anytime, really) is Stella Blue in Kehei.

Some of our favorites for more upscale or 'Island' meals....Mala in Lahaina is a favorite spot for brunch or lunch. The location is amazing and the food even better. We also love Pacific O in Lahaina, and Humumu at the Grand Wailea. Our friends are big fans of Kimo's in Lahaina, though we have never been. Mama's Fish house is good, but honestly, for the money we weren't that 'wowed'. We have had an amazing meal at Sorento's on the beach in Kihei.

Okay, now I am getting hungry.... :) Have a blast!