Our family enjoys eating out. We usually go out for lunch as it’s half to a third the price of eating out at dinner. It seems we get stuck in a rut though, shy of trying new restaurants.
Here are a few new-to-me places some of my local friends are talking about.
Nalu’s South Shore Grill – this is a new restaurant in Kihei’s Azeka plaza (makai-side) next to the Ace Hardware, tucked in behind the post office. Years ago this was an IHOP location, since then a number of restaurants have tried and sadly failed in this location. Nalu’s seems to be holding its own. You order and pay at the counter, the food is then brought to your table. I have been told it’s a dog-friendly restaurant and that the food is very good.
Las Pinatas – according to local friends this place at the Dairy Center in Kahului is the best Mexican restaurant on Maui.
Maui Thai Bistro – several friends have told me this place is awesome! It’s tucked into the back of the strip mall by Cafe o Lei (Rainbow Mall).
I’ve been wondering about the new Paia Fish Market Southside that opened in the Triangle area across from Kihei’s Kalama Park. Their Pa’ia restaurant is a favorite to many.
As previously reported on this blog, Joe’s restaurant at the Wailea Tennis Club closed rather abruptly this summer. Gannon’s (its sister restaurant) has recently added Joe’s Classics to the dinner menu and are now serving lunch rather casually in baskets – not sure what the baskets are about, but the food is great! We do like Gannons, you just can’t beat their view.
Have you tried out a new-to-you restaurant on your Maui trip? What did you think? I would love to hear about a great experience and am always looking for something new to write about! Leave me a comment below!