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Continuing your international dining adventure on Maui, you'l find evrything from pizza to fine French dining in Lahaina. Here are some of our favorites.

Chez Paul

BJ's Chicago Pizzeria

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Hawaii's oldest French restaurant has been on Maui since 1979. Off to the side of the road in Olowalu, just five miles south of Lahaina, it's one of Maui's best. The wine list is excellent and the desserts keep people coming back. Two seatings are available nightly, at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Closed Sundays from May to November. 820-B Olowalu Village 661-3843

An upstairs joint, with a great ocean view, serves deep-dish pizza, in three sizes with your choice of more than a dozen toppings. It used to be the Blue Max, a favorite spot full of airplane memorabilia and still has walls full of historical photos of Maui. There is a selection of homemade sandwiches, pasta dishes, specialty salads and soups. For dessert, a decadent "pizookie 'n cream", a freshly baked cookie served with vanilla ice cream and toppings. Imported and domestic beers and a small, moderately priced wine list. Open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. 730 Front St., 661-0700

David Paul's Lahaina Grill


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Chef/owner David Paul Johnson calls his cookery "New American Cuisine" and he wins awards with it. His dishes have the taste of Southwestern cooking. Try spicy crab cakes, made with Dungeness crab, chili peppers and capellini pasta for an appetizer. Tequila shrimp is a signature dish, served with red chili-spiced firecracker rice. Specialties include grilled fresh local seafood, Kona coffee roasted lamb, and fried mahi sushi. The bar is intimate and the decor is 1900's. Dinner served nightly from 6:00 p.m. l27 Lahainaluna Road 667-5117
• David Paul's Lahaina Grill


Just off Front Street, on the first floor of the Plantation Inn, Gerard's feels like an intimate cafe in France. Chef/owner Gerard Reversade's food preparation and presentation have won him many awards. Wine Spectator says the wine list is outstanding. You'll find specialties like quail stuffed with basmati rice, grilled rack of lamb with persillade crust, and opakapaka roasted with Hawaiian peppers. Appetizers, soups and salads are all made with the freshest ingredients. For dessert, try the creme brulee. The service is attentive and friendly. Dinner served nightly from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Reservations recommended. Plantation Inn, 174 Lahainaluna Road, 661-8939


Roy's Kahana Bar & Grill

Right on the water, always crowded with people having fun watching the sunset and each other. Good food, attentive service, modest prices. Try the fresh catch in garlic lemon and sweet basil glaze or the big prime rib. Hula Pie originate here. Ideal spot for a cocktail at sundown. Open daily, with lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., dinner from 5:00 to 10:30 p.m. The bar closes at 1:00 a.m. 845 Front St., 661-4811
• Kimo's

Roy Yamaguchi regularly wins "Best of" awards for his Asian and Hawaiian Regional cuisine featuring grilled Szechuan- style baby-back pork ribs, Mongolian grilled pork loin, Asian vegetarian stir fry, ravioli of shiitake and spinach, and island-style potstickers with spicy miso sauce. Go for the potstickers, if available. Dishes are made with the finest fresh local ingredients. Big, noisy at rush hour, with an open kitchen. Reservations required Kahana Gateway Shopping Center, 4405 Honoapiilani Hwy., 669-69

Old Lahaina Luau

This is Maui's best luau, good food and memorable entertainment. Torches, palm trees, a giant underground oven roasting a 200 pound pig. All-you-can-eat buffet of favorite Hawaiian food (kalua pig, lomi salmon, poi, dried fish, poke, breadfruit, sweet potato) and open bar.

The entertainment includes ancient and modern hula and chants with a dramatic torch-lit canoe landing. Monday through Saturday, from 5:30 p.m. 661-1998
• Old Lahaina Luau

You can find out a lot more on our Maui HI! Tour Guide CD-ROM

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