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 is­land fish. Com­plete the ex­pe­ri­ence by or­der­ing a fruity mai tai from the bar. alo­hamixed­plate.com. 1285 Front St., 808.661.3322.

BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO. Amer­i­can. Plenty of the name­sake fare in a ca­sual at­mos­phere—its Dixie-style baby-back ribs and drink menu are note­wor­thy pieces of choco­late, too. bub­bagump.com. 889 Front St., La­haina, Open, 10:30 am-10:30 pm, daily 808.661.3111.

CHINA BOAT Chi­nese/Ja­panese. Two Asian styles of cuisines un­der one roof, serv­ing Man­darin and Ja­panese dishes. From the Man­darin side, en­joy such classics as kung pao chicken and crispy roast duck while slurp­ing a bowl of sa­vory udon from the “Ja­panese Kitchen.” chin­aboatka­hana.com. 4474 Lower Honoapi­ilani Rd., 808.669.5089.

LEODA’S KITCHEN & PIE SHOP Re­gional. 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. www.leo­das.com. 820 Olowalu VIl­lage, 808.662.3600.

MAUI BREW­ING COM­PANY Amer­i­can. Brew­ery en­thu­si­asts will want to visit Maui Brew­ing Com­pany’s Tast­ing Room in Kihei. Kick back or play some boards games while sip­ping on a flight of beers. Guests can choose from var­i­ous styles of beer from the 32-tap draft sys­tem. Guests can grab a bite to eat from a ro­tat­ing fleet of food trucks and re­lax on the pa­tio while en­joy­ing the view of Haleakala. To-go beers are also available in four or six packs, crowlers, growlers and kegs. mbcrestau­rants.com/kihei. 808.213.3002.

MAUI TACOS Mex­i­can. A restau­rant fus­ing tra­di­tional Mex­i­can fare with the ex­otic fla­vors from the Hawai­ian Is­lands. Grab a “Surf Bur­rito” or try the fish tacos. mauitacos.com. La­haina Square, 840 Wainee St., 808.661.8883; 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 , 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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