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CHEESE­BURGER GRILLE & TAP ROOM Amer­i­can with Hawai­ian In­flu­ence. Cheese­burger Grille & Tap Room sat­is­fies your guilty plea­sures while pay­ing trib­ute to the Is­lands’ unique mix of fla­vors. Pau hana-ready at night while slip­per-happy dur­ing the day, Cheese­burger Grille & Tap Room ef­fort­lessly at­tracts lo­cals and tourists alike with its spe­cialty beers and mouth-wa­ter­ing “five nap­kin” ham­burg­ers and cheese­burg­ers. cheese­burg­er­na­tion.com/ lo­ca­tions/cheese­burger-grille-and-tap­room-wailea. The Shops at Wailea, 3750 Wailea Alanui Dr., 808.874.8990.

HUMUHUMUNUKUNUKUAPUA’A Re­gional. Named af­ter the multi-syl­labic of­fi­cial state fish of Hawaii, this oceanside restau­rant fea­tures a Poly­ne­sian thatch roof dé­cor. Se­lect your own lob­ster from a salt­wa­ter la­goon or en­joy is­land fish and meat en­trées with Poly­ne­sian/ Hawai­ian in­flu­ences. Din­ner daily. wailear­e­sort­din­ing.com. Grand Wailea Re­sort Ho­tel & Spa, 3850 Wailea Alanui Dr., Open 5:30-9 pm, daily 808.875.1234.

KA’ANA KITCHEN Hawaii Re­gional. Ex­ec­u­tive chef Isaac Ban­caco wel­comes guests to his “house,” where he pre­pares some of Maui’s best dishes fam­ily-style. Gather fam­ily and friends and share a farm-to-ta­ble cui­sine that will stim­u­late your taste buds. maui.an­daz.hy­att.com. An­daz Maui at Wailea Re­sort, 3550 Wailea Alanui Dr., 808.573.1234.

KO Re­gional. Mean­ing “sug­ar­cane” in Hawai­ian, KO serves “plan­ta­tion inspired-cui­sine,” draw­ing culi­nary inspiration from the var­i­ous im­mi­grant groups who mi­grated to Hawaii 200 years ago to work on the sugar plan­ta­tions. Try the Pan­iolo Rib-Eye Steak, fea­tur­ing beef from cat­tle raised on Maui, Lob­ster Tem­pura and fresh ahi seared atop a hot lava stone. fair­mont. com/kea-lani-maui/din­ing/ko/. Fair­mont Kea Lani, 4100 Wailea Alanui Dr., Open daily, lunch 11:30 am-2:30 pm, din­ner 5:30-9 pm 808.875.2210.

LONGHI’S ITAL­IAN SEAFOOD RESTAU RANT Ital­ian & Mediter­ranean. Take one step on the sig­na­ture check­ered floors and you’ll see how fab­u­lous Longhi’s restau­rant has be­come in Maui. Born in the Wailea lo­ca­tion more than 37 years ago, this fam­ily-owned restau­rant has grown into an empire rep­utable for

its im­pec­ca­ble ser­vice, ro­bust por­tion sizes and el­e­gant at­mos­phere. Spe­cial­iz­ing in Ital­ian cui­sine, let Longhi’s spoil you and your date with fresh is­land fish, prime steaks and huge lob­sters, all read­ily paired with an ex­ten­sive wine list and sat­is­fy­ing desserts. longhis.com/wailea. The Shops at Wailea, 3750 Wailea Alanui Dr., 808.891.8883.

PINT & CORK Re­gional. Ex­ec­u­tive chef Maka Kwan calls the food here gourmet “gas­tropub” fare with an is­land touch. Spe­cial­ties in­clude kalua pork slid­ers, pork-belly banh mi sand­wich, Parmesan gar­lic hand­cut fries and dev­iled eggs thep­in­tand­cork.com. 3750 Wailea Alanui Dr., 808.727.2038.

PITA PAR­ADISE Mediter­ranean. This award-win­ning ca­sual bistro of­fers Greek and Ital­ian cui­sine fea­tur­ing daily fresh fish spe­cials and free-range lamb gy­ros. pita­par­adis­e­hawaii.com. Wailea Gate­way Cen­ter, 34 Wailea Ike Dr., 808.879.7177.

RUTH’S CHRIS Amer­i­can. Ruth’s Chris Steak House will sat­isfy you with clas­sic Amer­i­can cui­sine in the com­fort of the beautiful Wailea am­biance. Whether you’re crav­ing a ten­der filet mignon or a fresh seafood catch, al­low the knowl­edge­able wait­staff and first-class chefs to pre­pare your dish to the ut­most per­fec­tion. Fin­ish with the apple crumb tart, baked with tangy Granny Smith ap­ples in a flaky, deep-dish crust. ruth­schris.com/restau­rant-lo­ca­tions/wailea-maui. The Shops at Wailea, 3750 Wailea Alanui Dr., 808.874.8880.

SHEAR­WA­TER TAV­ERN Re­gional. Famed chef D.K. Kodoma’s an­swer to the gas­tropub trend. Ca­sual com­fort fare el­e­vated to gourmet lev­els. shear­wa­ter­maui.com. 1279 South Kihei Rd., 808.793.2324.

TOMMY BA­HAMA Amer­i­can Re­gional. Be­fit­ting the lux­u­ri­ous re­sort brand, Tommy Ba­hama Restau­rant & Bar serves up a menu that’s sure to get your taste buds in va­ca­tion mode. With metic­u­lously hand­picked farm-to-ta­ble in­gre­di­ents pre­sented beau­ti­fully, Tommy Ba­hama doesn’t hold back with its op­u­lence. tom­my­ba­hama.com/ restau­rants/wailea. The Shops at Wailea, 3750 Wailea Alanui Dr., 808.875.9983.

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