Where Maui - - The Guide -

ALOHA MIXED PLATE Hawai­ian. This ca­sual eatery has re­ceived praise from the New York Times and Food & Wine for its in­cred­i­ble beach­front lo­ca­tion, tra­di­tional Hawai­ian fare and af­ford­able prices. Try the fa­mous co­conut prawns or their sig­na­ture mixed plate, which comes with shoyu (soy sauce) chicken, teriyaki beef and mahimahi. Com­plete the ex­pe­ri­ence by or­der­ing a fruity mai tai from the bar. alo­hamixed­plate.com. 1285 Front St., 808.661.3322.

LEODA’S KITCHEN & PIE SHOP Var­i­ous. Keep your eyes peeled and try not to get dis­tracted by the scenery as you might miss this gem in La­haina with beach cot­tage-chic sen­si­bil­ity. From their kitchen come hoa­gies, hot dogs with house­made buns, sal­ads (we rec­om­mend the fried salad), burg­ers

served on sig­na­ture po­tato buns, sand­wiches and fresh pies with flaky crusts. leo­das­maui.com. 820 Olowalu Vil­lage, 808.662.3600.

MAUI TACOS Mex­i­can. A restau­rant fus­ing tra­di­tional Mex­i­can fare with the ex­otic fla­vors from the Hawai­ian Is­lands. mauitacos.com. La­haina Square, 840 Wainee St., 808.661.8883; Kalama Vil­lage Cen­ter, 1913 S. Ki­hei Rd., 808.874.6088; Pi­ilani Vil­lage Shop­ping Cen­ter, 247 Pi­ikea Ave., 808.875.9340; Napili Plaza, 5095 Napil­i­hau St., 808.665.0222; Queen Kaahu­manu Cen­ter, 275 Kaahu­manu Ave., 808.871.7726; Ka­maole Beach Cen­ter, 2411 S. Ki­hei Rd., 808.879.5005.

OLD LA­HAINA LUAU Hawai­ian. This tra­di­tional Hawai­ian feast has earned marks of ex­cel­lence from the Za­gat Sur­vey and has won the Kahili Award for its ac­cu­rate por­trayal of Na­tive Hawai­ian cul­ture. Guests learn about Hawaii’s rich his­tory while en­joy­ing a fab­u­lous hula show, ocean view and sun­set. old­la­hainaluau.com. 1251 Front St., 808.667.1998 or 800.248.5828.

STAR NOO­DLE Re­gional. It’s sleek, chic and cre­ative, the top of the heap whether you’re a noo­dle lover or not. Known for its Sin­ga­pore Noo­dles, Pad Thai, Gar­lic Noo­dles, La­haina Fried Soup and a host of other delecta­bles. starnoo­dle.com. 286 Kupuohi St., 808.667.5400.

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