Where to Eat on the West Side Maui – Lahaina, Kaanapali, Kapalua

Mala’s Ocean Tavern Open Air Seating with Stunning Ocean View

With the opening of hotels on Maui, many restaurants are opening up.  Here are some restaurants that are open or scheduled to open on the West Side of Maui, in Lahaina, Kaanapali and Kapalua.

Merriman’s Ocean Point Grill is one of the most popular restaurants during pandemic. Their beautiful open air set up next to the beach is absolutely fantastic.  And if you are craving for Monkeypod Mai Tai and disappointed to hear that they are not open yet, go to Merriman’s Oceanpoint Grill and you can order that same Lilikoi Mai Tai there (yes, they have the same owner).  Needless to say, the food is excellent!

The next popular restaurant is Mala’s Ocean Tavern in Front Street Lahaina. This place had grown during Pandemic. A great place oceanfront place with delicious food, wonderful wine and creative culinary cocktails.  They actually converted their parking lot into an Open-Air dining and it turned out really good!

Sea House in Napili next to Napili Bay. Known for its stunning ocean view and epic sunset during dinner so reserve early and get a good seat. In addition to the view, enjoy a delicious sea-to-table cuisine.

Another open-air restaurant next to the ocean is the Pacific’o on the Beach. They are open Thursday to Monday 5pm to 7pm. Located at 505 Front Street in Lahaina.

Kimo’s Maui is open!  Most of you already know they have great food and gorgeous cean view. And one thing they are also known for? The HULA PIE! It is home to tee original Hula Pie. It’s not to be missed!

PapaAina in Pioneer Inn has been creative. Their new chef, Lee Anne Wong has been hosting creative and fun dinners with theme.  This is a must experience especially for foodies and also for those who loves history. As we know, the Pioneer is is Maui’s oldest hotel and eatery, established in1901.  Papa Aina is open 8am to 2 pm daily and Friday Dinner is at 6pm.

Hula Grill is open and Leilani’s on the Beach is opening soon (it might already be open by the time you are reading this). Both are located at the Wailer’s Village in Kaanapali. Both also have beautiful ocean views, delicious cuisine and Hula Pies!

Monkeypod opening November 19

NEW RESTAURANT at Westin: Hale Moolelo  is now open

The Pour House Kapalua is open. They have authentic Italian cuisine, global wines, Italian Beers. It is a great place for dates in Kapalua.

Fleetwood on Front Street is opened on November 3rd. The new hours are Tues – Sat. 3pm to 5pm

Star Noodle is opening on November 7, on a new location at 1285 front St. in Lahaina.  It is the former location of Aloha Mix Plate.  Aloha Mix Plate is temporarily closed. Star Noodles will be open seven days a week 10:30am to 10pm.

Cane and Canoe in Kapalua (at Montage) and Dukes Beach House Maui  are now open.   Dukes in open Wed-Sun from 12 noon to 9pm.

Here is a quick list of what is open arranged alphabetically:

Cool Cats Café
Dirty Monkey
Down The Hatch
Frida’s Mexican Cantina
Island Coffee
Joey’s Kitchen
Lahaina Pizza Company
Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie
Mala’s Ocean Tavern
Maui Thai
Merriman’s Oceanpoint Grill
Miso Phat
Moku Roots
Paia Fish Market
Pi-808 Pizza
Pioneer Inn (PapaAinaMaui)
Pizza Paradiso
Sale Pepe
Star Noodle
The Fond
Waikiki  Brewery

New addition:  Cane and Canoe in Kapalua (at Montage) and Dukes Beach House are now open.   Dukes in open Wed-Sun from 12 noon to 9pm.





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