KAI SUSHI Japanese. Kai (”ocean” in Hawaiian), prides itself on its sushi bar, serving more than 20 varieties of thick, fresh cuts of fish along with an extensive sake list. Located just off the lobby at The Ritz-Carlton, guests will enjoy views of the resort pool, ocean and island of Molokai. ritzcarlton.com. 1 Ritz-Carlton Dr., 808.669.6200.
MAMA’S RIBS & ROTISSERIE American. You can’t go wrong with rotisserie chicken and sweet barbecue ribs for the perfect picnic. Order take out here and bring it to the beach. mamasribsmaui.com. Napili Plaza, 5095 Napilihau St., 808.665.6262; Kukui Mall, 1819 S Kihei Rd., 808.875.7755.
PINEAPPLE GRILL Regional. This relaxed yet upscale restaurant overlooks the rolling hills of the Kapalua Golf Course out to the Pacific Ocean. Creative dishes by Chef Ryan Luckey draws a steady crowd of locals and visitors. pineapplekapalua.com. Kapalua Resort, 200 Kapalua Dr., 808.669.9600.
ROY’S KAANAPALI Regional. Experience the best of “Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine” from Hawaii’s own James Beard Awardwinning chef Roy Yamaguchi. Don’t miss the macadamia nut crusted mahimahi and their signature melting hot chocolate souffle. roysrestaurant.com. 2290 Kaanapali Pkwy., 808.669.6999.
SEA HOUSE RESTAURANT Pacific Rim. Open-air restaurant and bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, including seafood, sushi and early-bird specials. Hawaiian entertainment nightly. seahousemaui.com. Napili Kai Resort, 5900 Lower Honoapiilani Rd., 808.669.1500.
THE PLANTATION HOUSE RESTAURANT Regional. Chef Alex Stanislaw utilizes the freshest local produce, herbs and seafood at his award-winning Kapalua restaurant. Fabulous views of northwest of Maui add to the experience. Open all day for leisurely dining. theplantationhouse.com. 2000 Plantation Club Dr., 808.669.6299. Please call for reservations.