Maui Food And Dining

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Benvenuto! Manoli’s Pizza Company Reopens Nov. 3

Manoli’s Pizza Company on Maui welcomes back kamaʻāina and visitors on Nov. 3, 2020.  The restaurant overlooks the Wailea Blue Golf Course, offering al-fresco dining.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Star Noodle to Reopen at Aloha Mixed Plate Location

Popular West Maui eatery, Star Noodle will reopen in early November at the spot previously occupied by its sister restaurant, Aloha Mixed Plate. Now with enhanced safety measures and distancing requirements, restaurant managers say the new ocean-front space at 1285 Front Street, will provide the open-air and increased capacity they need.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Fleetwood’s on Front Street to Reopen Nov. 3

Mick Fleetwood, legendary drummer and co-founding member of the iconic band, Fleetwood Mac, announces the reopening of his Fleetwood’s on Front Street restaurant Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The West Maui eatery transitioned to a temporary closure amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but is preparing to reopen.
Monday, October 19, 2020

Moku Roots Named Top Vegetarian Restaurant in Hawaiʻi by Yelp

Moku Roots, Lahaina Gateway’s zero-waste vegan restaurant, has been named the Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Hawaiʻi by Yelp.
Monday, October 12, 2020

Son’z Steakhouse and Nick’s Fishmarket to Re-Open; Sarento’s on the Beach Closing After 20 Years

Son’z Steakhouse and Nick’s Fishmarket are among the wave of locally-owned small businesses working hard to re-open and support the revitalization of Maui’s economy.
Thursday, October 08, 2020

Maui Culinary Students Bake Cakes in the Time of COVID

Entremets, pronounced ‘ontra-may,’ are complex cakes – they involve difficult techniques, advanced knowledge of flavors and textures and the construction is nothing short of architectural.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Longhi’s in Wailea Reopens on Oct. 2, Seeking New Hires

Located on the ground floor of The Shops at Wailea, the Italian seafood restaurant will serve dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, before launching breakfast, lunch and dinner service starting Saturday.
Friday, September 25, 2020

Frida’s Beach House to Reopen on Thursday, October 1

After almost six months of closure, Frida’s Beach House announced that the Mexican restaurant will reopen on Thursday, Oct. 1. The Lahaina restaurant will be open on an adjusted schedule, tentatively opening for four days a week from Thursday through Sunday, from 2 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, September 17, 2020

Maui Businesses Continue to Close and Struggle as Pandemic Drags On

More than 15 Maui businesses, including eight restaurants, have closed their doors for good due to the lack of tourism and other economic woes caused by the coronavirus. Many more Maui businesses are teetering on the brink, as government assistance programs for small businesses dry up and the pandemic drags on. “We are literally hanging on by our fingertips,” said Josh Curi, owner of Da Babooze Bar in Wailuku.
Monday, September 14, 2020

Mayor Interview: Team to Meet with Poi By The Pound

Mayor Victorino notes that some local businesses are not qualifying for small business grant programs because they exceed revenue thresholds currently in place. “We had to set thresholds because I wanted this money to go to our small local businesses, not to some big conglomerate someplace else… we’re committed to help our local businesses, our small mom and pops wherever possible.”
Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Maui Ku‘ia Estate Chocolate Gives Back with Chocolate Laulima Program

Valkirs is hopeful that Chocolate Laulima can provide not only a benefit to the chocolate factory and to local nonprofit organizations, but that the benefit has even more direct results, as all money raised stays in Hawai‘i and mostly on Maui.
Sunday, September 06, 2020

South Maui Fish Company Reopens at New Kīhei Location

The eatery was previously located behind the 76 gas station in Kīhei near the “triangle” but closed that location in March. Now, the business is reopening at a new location at the Aloha Open Air Market, located at 1794 South Kīhei Road.
Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Moku Roots Debuts New Menu, Announces New Head Chef

Moku Roots in Lahaina Gateway announced Monday a new menu featuring plant-based “handheld” food items and a new head chef, Brandon Martinez.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Island Investors Help to Save Koholā Brewery on Maui, Reopening Planned

Koholā will start brewing beer in the next two weeks and prepare the tap room to welcome guests once again. The business is targeting a re-opening in approximately three weeks.
Monday, August 24, 2020

Maui’s Surfing Goat Dairy Still in Business, But Dairy Shop Closing Until Further Notice

According to the company, the number of customers at the shop decreased to less than five per day since the the reinstatement of the 14-day quarantine for interisland travelers.  
Friday, August 21, 2020

What’s Cooking at the 2020 Virtual Made in Hawai‘i Festival?

The 26th Annual Made in Hawaiʻi Festival is presenting a three-day virtual experience this year with culinary demonstrations from six Hawaiʻi chefs and live-stream entertainment from today through Aug. 23, 2020.  
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Newly Renovated Tasaka Guri Guri Reopens After Five Months

The iconic store, known for its strawberry and pineapple flavored sherbet, initially closed on March 14 for two weeks as pandemic related closures went into effect.
Thursday, July 16, 2020

LINEAGE Restaurant at The Shops at Wailea Reopens for Dine-In on Aug. 1

From July 24-31, LINEAGE is open for takeout only from 4 to 8 p.m. Beginning Aug. 1, it will be open for takeout and dine-in services from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday; and from 4 to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Limited seating is available to accommodate social distancing measures, so reservations are highly recommended.
Monday, July 13, 2020

Da Kitchen Announces Closure of Kahului Location After 20 Years In Business

Da Kitchen is closing its Kahului location on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 after 20 years in business.  The announcement came in the form of a company Facebook post on Monday evening and was confirmed via phone call to store managers. The restaurant is known for signature dishes that include the “Deep Fried Spam Musubi,” and its Mocos and Bowls that include the “Polynesian Paralysis Moco,” and the “Kanak Attack Combo Moco.” The Kahului location employs at least 10 staff for front-of-house operations in Kahului.
Thursday, July 09, 2020

BREAKING: Health Dept. to Issue Red Placards to Restaurants and Bars that Violate COVID-19 Mandates

2nd Violation: The Department of Health will issue a red placard. This will result in immediate closure of the establishment and a news release will announce the red placard posting. The food establishment may request a reinspection and review to safely reinstate their operations.
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