MEDITERRANEAN

Pita Paradise - a wonderful lunch and dinner place with indoor and patio seating at the top of Wailea Ike Drive (at the end of Piilani Highway) at the Wailea Gateway Plaza..

AMERICAN

808 Bistro - offers homemade cuisine in an inviting ocean air atmosphere. Features a $25 three-course fixed priced dinner. Open for breakfast and dinner. BYOB. Located behind Fred's just down the street and across from Kama‘ole Beach Park II.

Stella Blues - features "New American" comfort food in both an indoor or al fresco setting. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the Azeka II Shopping Center.

HAWAII REGIONAL

Cafe O'Lei – known for its great seafood this restaurant is a local favorite for lunch. Open for lunch and dinner. 2439 S. Kihei Road.

Cafe O'Lei at the Dunes - located at the Dunes Golf Course at Maui Lani (1333 Mauilani Pkwy, just west of Kahului). Great food, usually good service, and grand views. Good value.

Gannon's A Pacific View - Breakfast, lunch, happy hour (with half-priced specials), dinner, and an evening-long lighter fare bar menu. Striking ambiance and view. At the Wailea Gold-Emerald Golf Course Clubhouse.

Monkeypod Kitchen - Peter Merriman's latest venture in the Wailea Gateway Plaza, seems to have mastered the craft of locally-sourced food, drink, and merrymaking…with aloha. Fresh island fish, hand tossed pizzas from a kiawe wood burning oven, and homemade pies made from scratch. Thirty-six craft beers are served at served at twenty-nine degrees.

Five Palms – has the best oceanfront location on Maui. Open daily at 8:00 AM for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Known for their prime rib. Located at 2960 S. Kihei Road at the Mana Kai condos.

Three's Bar & Grill - brings a Hawaiian/Pacific Rim and Southwestern fusion featuring lots of seafood, raw bar, pasta & more. In the Kalama Marketplace across from Kalama Park

BARBECUE

Beachbums Bar and Grill at the Maalaea Harbor Village features great kiawe wood barbecue and island breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites. The restaurant has moved upstairs off the courtyard.

Fat Daddy's Smokehouse BBQ - open for lunch (11:30 AM) & dinner. This Texas style barbecue restaurant is located in the Kalama Village.

FAMILY DINING

Big Wave Cafe - has good food at good prices. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Early Bird - 2 for 1 Special - from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM. This restaurant has outdoor patio dining and is located in the Long's Center.

Cinnamon Roll Fair - known for their gooey delicious cinnamon rolls but they also have muffins and sandwiches. Open for breakfast at 6:00AM in the Rainbow Plaza.

Denny's - a well-known restaurant that is open 24 hours every day serves breakfast, lunch and dinner is located in the Rainbow Plaza.

Kihei Caffe - good food and hearty helpings at reasonable prices. Open for breakfast at 5:30 AM through 2:30 PM. Located in the Kalama Village Shopping Center.

BRUNCH

Grand Dining Room at the Grand Wailea Resort - Enjoy a sweeping view of the Pacific Ocean while having a champagne buffet brunch. Reservations are recommended. 875-1234 Hours: 10:30-1:00

Makena Beach and Golf Resort - Sunday brunch is a classic at this upscale hotel with its dazzling view of the Pacific Ocean. Reservations are recommended. Adults: $48, children, $24. Toll Free: 800.321.6284 Direct: 808.875.5888

BURGERS

Peggy Sue's - a 50's style diner known for their burgers and great shakes. Opening at 11:30 AM for lunch and dinner daily, this restaurant is located in the Azeka Mauka Shopping Center.

CHINESE

East Oceans - serves Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine from 11:00AM to 9:30PM daily. An “All you can eat lunch buffet “ is very popular on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This restaurant is located in the Rainbow Plaza.

Panda Express - reasonably priced Chinese food that is served cafeteria style. There are many different entrees to choose off the menu. Open daily at 11:00 AM for lunch and dinner, this restaurant is located in the Azeka Mauka Shopping Center.

FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS

You have several fast food restaurants to choose from. North of Kamaole Sands: Jack in the Box, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and L&L Drive-InSubway may be found in three locations, including Wailea Gateway Plaza..

HEALTHY/ORGANIC

Hawaiian Moons Natural Foods - the place to shop for health foods in the Kihei area. This store is well stocked with a selection of groceries, produce and vitamins. They have a great salad bar and hot entrees for vegetarians. Open daily at 8:00 AM at 2411 S. Kihei Road.

Joy's Place - known for their super fresh, healthy prepared lunchers from sandwiches to salads. Open Monday - Saturday at 10:00 AM, this restaurant is located at 1993 S. Kihei Road in the Island Surf Building.

ITALIAN

Antonio's - offers traditional Italian cooking along with many vegetarian dishes. Open for lunch on weekends and daily for dinner from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Antonio's is located in the Long's Shopping Plaza.

Aroma d'Italia - has very good homemade Italian cooking. Open daily for dinner at 5:00 PM with some outdoor dining is located in the Foodland Shopping Center.

Bocalino - serves good Italian food at reasonable prices. This open air restaurant has live entertainment Fridays, Saturdays and Wednesdays. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner weekends, and dinner only (4:30 pm on) on weekdays. Bocalino is located at 1445 S. Kihei Road.

MEXICAN

Amigos - a locally owned restaurant that has good Mexican food.

Fred's Mexican Cafe - bills themselves as the hottest Mexican cafe in Kihei. Opening at 7:30 AM daily to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, this restaurant has open air dining. Located across from Kamaole Beach II on S. Kihei Road.

Maui Tacos - fast food at its best. The locals love this place as it is inexpensive but has filling meals served with fresh ingredients. Located at 2411 S. Kihei Road, this restaurant open daily from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Jawz Tacos - Mexican food with a Hawaiian twist and a huge salsa bar. Located at 1279 S. Kihei Road in Azeka Plaza.

LATIN/ASIAN FUSION

Cuarto Restaurant - small intimate restaurant serving Latin/Asian fusion. 1881 South Kihei Road, in Kihei.  808-879-1110.

PIZZA

Pizza Hut – Pizza for pick up or delivery only. Located in the Dolphin Plaza or 
call 808-643-1111 for delivery.

Round Table Pizza – Open daily at 11:00 AM for dine in, take out or delivery of pizza. Round Table is located in Piilani Shopping Center. Phone: 808-874-8485 for delivery.

Shaka Pizza – is an East coast style pizzeria that also serves good hot sandwiches. Open daily at 10:30 AM to serve lunch and dinner. Shaka is located at 1770 S. Kihei Road. Phone: 808-874-0331 for delivery.

SEAFOOD/STEAK

Eskimo Candy Seafood Market and Cafe – Besides selling a variety of fresh fish, this is a favorite spot to buy fish and chips. This market is only open Monday through Friday at 10:30 AM -7:00 PM and is located at 2665 Wai Wai Place.

Coconut Fish Cafe -dine on custom made surfboard tables or take out. The sauce makes the toco memerable and keeps people coming back.

Outback Steak House – known for great steaks and seafood. Open daily from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM, the restaurant is located in the Piilani Shopping Center.

Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar – the menu features traditional teriyaki chicken and beef dishes, along with plenty of fresh fish preparations and sushi. Sunday/Monday have half price specials from 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM. Opened nightly at 5:30 PM and is located at the Kihei Town Center.

THAI

Maui Thai – the locals enjoy the Thai food at this restaurant which opens Monday through Friday for lunch at 11:00 AM and daily for dinner at 5:00 PM. At the Rainbow Mall (2439 South Kihei Road). dine in or carry out.

Thailand Cuisine – the food is delicious, the service is good and the prices are moderate which makes this a popular. Open for lunch at 11:00 AM Monday through Saturday and dinner daily at 5:00 PM, the restaurant is located in the Kukui Mall at 1819 South Kihei Road.

LUAUS IN SOUTH MAUI (Prices accurate 7-21-11)

Grand Luau at Honua'ula - Grand Wailea, 3850 Wailea Alanui Drive. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday. 875-7710 $96, adults; $516-12; $17, 3-5.

Maui Polynesian Luau - Aston Maui Lu Resort, 575 South Kihei Road. Friday through Sunday. 879-5881, ext. 7714 or 7715. $79.99 adults; $46.99, 13-17; $36.99 ages 6-12

Te Au Moana - Wailea Beach Marriott Resort and Spa, 3700 Wailea Alanui Drive. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday. 827-2740. $98 adults, $53 ages 6-12.