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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Seafood Restaurant
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“Self-service with shared picnic table seating- gets very crowded Amazing fish burgers, fish & chips, fish tacos, seafood pasta...everything is delicious! Park behind Charleys in pay parking lot.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Casanova is a local Makawao favorite for drinks at the bar or a nice sit-down Italian meal. The food is great and it is a relaxed place to enjoy dinner with friends or family.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Café
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“They make amazing sweet and savory crapes beautiful Charcuterie platter’s, salads and great passion fruit margaritas, beer and wine. Great for breakfast, lunch and or dinner.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This pizza company uses organic dough, farm to table ingredients like goat cheese from the Maui goat cheese farm, has a full bar and it has a mesquite fire burning pizza oven! definitely try the Mopsy it is smoked pork with fresh pineapple, bbq sauce and our local goat cheese. We get takeout from here at least a few times a month :)”
  • 43 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Nuka is located in the next town east of us (Haiku) about a 15 minute drive away. They have great sushi, udon noodle bowls and an amazing steak entrée. They make incredible cocktails with fresh pressed juices from the islands. Great beer and sake selection as well.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Store
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“ The Hali’imaile General Store is located in what was once a general store for pineapple plantation workers during the 1920s. Today, it is home to one of the coziest restaurants in Maui, offering fresh American food with “Asian undertones.” The owner and chef, Bev Gannon, has used local ingredients to make the Hali’imaile General Store one of the top restaurants on Maui. Be sure to try the Sashimi Napoleon. This dish features layers of Ahi tartare, smoked salmon, sashimi ahi, crispy wonton stack and wasabi vinaigrette-to-die-for! Bev’s Chopped Chinese Chicken Salad and Coconut Fish Curry is another winner. Finish the meal with Lilikoi Brulee and Almond Brittle. If you find yourself upcountry or on the other side of the island, the Hali’imaile General Store is the perfect spot to stop for lunch or dinner. The Hali’imaile General Store is open for lunch, Monday – Friday, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, and, for dinner from 5:30 to 9:00 pm.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Café
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“Great breakfast, lunch and dinner spot. Try the omelettes and pancakes and croissants and lattes. For dinner I like the burger and salads!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
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“Willie Nelson's joint in Paia! He, his buddies, & son Lukas are spotted here fairly often. Arguably the best small concert venue on the island. Check their website for a schedule. Bar food & sushi.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Wonderful authentic mexican food and amazing margaritas! A really fun atmosphere with locals enjoying the food too!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Farm
“Come.and see the cutest goats on the island. Kids and adults love it and the cheese is great!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Milagros is a great little Mexican restaurant in Paia. Good food and reasonably priced. They have excellent fish tacos!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“Kombucha on tap, raw desserts, all around good food. This is a bar? (lol) Yes, the kind of bar I go to in my dreams. Sometimes they have live music in the evening, and everyone sits around eating good food, drinking Kombucha and socializing. Brilliant! ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Cafe
“Paia Bay Coffee is the nicest environment to get coffee/ espresso and light meals. Located in a hidden courtyard on the Makai (ocean) side of Hana Hwy. behind the shops at the intersection of Baldwin Ave. Highly recommended. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Cafe
“Casual, colorful and beachy ambiance. Great happy hour specials, often with live music. The duck burger is amazing, as is the fresh fish salad.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“If you don't like big supermarkets, or just need a few items, this spot is for you! They even have prepared hot and cold meals, perfect to take to the beach or on your outing! ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Casual cafe serving up an international menu of vegetarian options for dining in or takeaway. ”
  • 12 locals recommend