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Kihei & Wailea
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Kihei & Wailea

You can find a wide range of restaurants and food in Kihei. Friends who live there recommend the following:

The Waterfront at Maalaea

Word of mouth keeps this place humming. An family enterprise of Donna, Rick and Gary Smith with Chef Bob Cambra and a friendly staff and a lovely bay and harbor view. Great place for lunch after a morning at the Ocean Center.


Seafood with nine choices of preparation is the specialty. But there are many choices; Kula onion soup, lobster chowder, baked triple cream Danish appetizer. Reservations recommended. Daily 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 50 Hauoli Street 244-9028
• The Waterfront at Maalaea

Stella Blues Cafe & Deli

A Pacific Cafe

stella blues

Coffee, bagels and the blues are on offer here. Breakfast on fresh-squeezed orange juice and tofu scramble. Lunch on a vast selection of sandwiches, from corned beef to a tempeh burger. After 5 p.m. move on to spinach lasagna, Thai chili chicken, home-made crab cakes in lemon chive butter. 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 1215 Kihei Road 874-3779
• Stella Blues Cafe & Deli

pacific cafe

Chef Jean-Marie Josselin's open kitchen produces some of the best food you'll find on Maui. European and Pacific Rim cuisine is featured. Pepper-seared salmon and steamed Manila clams in shrimp-ginger broth, mahi mahi with garlic sesame crust and lime ginger sauce, and grilled Mongolian rack of lamb with Cabernet-hoisin sauce. Appetizers include tiger eye ahi sushi tempura with Chinese mustard sauce and grilled opaka nachos Asian style. Take time to walk through the restaurant and enjoy the decor. Open daily from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. Reservations suggested. 1279 So. Kihei Rd., 879-0069

Pacific Grill

The Prince Court

East meets West at this casual Four Seasons Resort restaurant, which offers all-day dining with both indoor or al fresco seating. Specialties are prepared in their Oriental exhibition kitchen, and include such Pacific Rim delicacies as Vietnamese spring rolls with peanut sauce, lamb T-bone steak with saffron basmati rice, charred duck breast with stir-fried vegetables, and lobster salad on sourdough toast. Lunch features sandwiches, pastas and salads. Open daily, with breakfast served from 6:00 to 11:30 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and dinner from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. Reservations recommended for dinner. Four Seasons Resort, 3900 Wailea Alanui, Wailea 874-8000

prince court

The Sunday brunch with lots of champagne and international dishes is the best on Maui and a local favorite. Chef Roger Dikon's Hawaiian Regional cuisine is world class. Appetizers like stuffed sashimi and sauteed crab cake with grilled Maui Maui onion guacamole are an adventure. Entrees include kiawe-grilled shrimp in lime-leaf marinade, salmon in a potato crust with baby artichokes, filet mignon with three lobster claws. An elegant setting and sunset views. Reservations recommended. 874-1111

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