Best of Maui Pacific Rim Cuisine


Mama's Fish House Restaurant
Maui's Best Fine Dining Fish RestaurantTop 10 Fine Dining Restaurants in the US Trip Advisor Second most popular restaurant in the US Open table "The freshest fish", "gracious" service and "tropical breezes make for an unforgettable experience" exult enthusiasts who find "heavenly bliss" at this "intimate" Pacific seafooder– it's voted Most Popular and No. 1 for Food among Maui restaurants. ZAGAT


Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Wailea's premier beach resortIn December 2016, our $100 million renovation will be revealed. Every inch of the resort makes the most of a spectacular backdrop where humpback whales and gorgeous sunsets enchant. Discover why the first hotel in Wailea will be more striking than ever. Already complete and open for your full enjoyment are reimagined guest rooms, two spectacular new resort pools, the all new KAPA Bar & Grill, the re-invented Whales Tale oceanfront juice bar and transformed Meeting and Event spaces. Through December the resort will continue to transform; new adventure pool and slides, new kids club, new teen/family center and movie house, and the exciting opening of an all new restaurant concept named Humble Market Kitchin by world renowned chef Roy Yamaguchi.


Kimo's Restaurant
Maui's Best Lahaina RestaurantOn the water in the heart of historic Lahaina Town, Kimo’s offers a casual, quintessentially Maui dining experience. This landmark restaurant is renowned for its fresh Hawaiian fish, prime rib, prime steaks and Original Hula Pie. Kimo’s has been regarded as a Maui “must do” for over 35 years. Visitors and locals alike return again and again for generous portions, reasonable prices and lively atmosphere. Lunch and dinner are served daily along with ocean breezes, spectacular views of the islands of Lana’i and Moloka’i, fiery sunsets, and friendly, gracious Island hospitality. At lunch time we offer a more casual menu and do not accept reservations. Lunch seating is on a walk-in basis only.


Ritz Carlton Kapalua
Located in Maui's magnificent Kapalua ResortTranslated from an ancient Hawaiian language to mean “arms embracing the sea,” Kapalua enfolds guests into its captivating surroundings, much as it did when its first inhabitants came upon Maui’s pristine Pacific shores centuries ago. Today, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, one of the most breathtaking resorts in Hawaii, welcomes you to a secluded luxury paradise steeped in rich cultural tradition and a warm Aloha spirit.


Hyatt Regency Maui Activities
From scuba diving and tennis courts to Hula demonstrations, Lei making classes, or art and garden tours around our spectacular 40-acre resort, you will experience incredible Maui activities and tours right here at our Kaanapali Beach hotel. Whether you prefer an action-packed getaway, fun, family-oriented programs or restful days spent at the Marilyn Monroe™ Kamaha'o Spa and the pool, you'll find our exquisite Kaanapali Beach resort offers everything you need for a perfect and memorable stay filled with exciting Maui activities. While there is plenty to do at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, there is also a multitude of exciting Maui activities within close proximity. We’re just a 15-minute walk from the shops of Whalers Village, the town of Lahaina, and the long boardwalk along Kaanapali Beach. You’ll find good snorkeling awaits you at nearby Black Rock, which offers the easiest snorkeling for kids.


Travaasas Hana Resort


Plantation House Restaurant
Plantation House Restaurant is renowned by visitors and local residents for its casual elegance and island style ambiance. Since opening in the Kapalua Resort in 1991, The Plantation House has earned a top reputation among Maui’s best restaurants for serving innovative cuisine in a picturesque setting overlooking the fairways of the award-winning Plantation Golf Course.


Lahaina Grill
Serving Mauians and 
visitors Since 1990We opened in 1990 as a little 55-seat bistro off Lahaina’s thoroughfare called Front Street, and almost 20 years later Lahaina Grill has garnered international-acclaim as culinary Mecca—these days, it’s sometimes difficult to book one of the restaurant’s 130 seats! Considered by many to be Maui’s prettiest, freestanding restaurant, the soft tones are accented by a gorgeous, pressed tin ceiling. The tabletops are set with fine china, flatware and crystal. The artwork hanging throughout the restaurant is by Maui’s premier colorist, Jan Kasprzycki. His big, bountiful paintings are the perfect complement to the distinctive flavors found in the food.


Kaanapali Beach Restaurants
Maui's Best Authentic Hawaiian CuisineAt Hawaii's Most Hawaiian Hotel, we take pride in serving our guests award-winning regional cuisine. Find out more about the on-site restaurants and entertainment here at our West Maui hotel on the famous Ka'anapali Beach. you can even recreate some of our chef's special recipes from home!


Wolfgang Puck's Spago
Diamonds and Stars abound at this fine dining restaurantThe AAA Four Diamond and Mobil Four Star Spago opened at the Four Seasons Resort Maui in 2001, teaming America’s greatest chef with the world’s finest hotel group. The Asian-inspired contemporary design is crafted with unique stone, wood, exotic sea anemone murals and custom glass that frames spectacular views of the Maui coastline and neighboring islands. The room is sophisticated, yet relaxed, with carefully selected furnishings that provide both family comfort and romantic evenings both indoors or on the exterior lanai. All this creates the perfect stage for Chef Cameron Lewark’s brilliant menu, using Hawaii’s premier produce, fish and meats, with the styling that made Spago famous. The restaurant has an intimate lounge area and bar with a private dining room for special events. There also is a separate children’s menu.


Hard Rock Cafe Maui
Set sail for adventure in the tropical paradise of Maui. Explore the stunning vistas from Haleakala the “House of the Sun,” the world’s largest dormant volcano, and enjoy a stroll soaking up the historic charm of Old Lahaina Town, once the capital of Hawaii. When you’ve worked up an appetite, come dine on a Legendary® Burger available only at Hard Rock Cafe Maui.



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January 2020

MIND NUMBING NUMBERS
by Jeff Stark



Getting a handle on environmental issues requires having some access to and familiarity with numbers. In order to deal with global warming we need to know how many units - tons, or pounds or some other generally accepted means of measuring - are produced every day, every year, every decade. Without knowing the numbers, the relevant facts, it is hard to convince people of the need for action. Numbers are also universal. A gallon of gasoline, or better yet, biodiesel, in Portland, Oregon is exactly the same as in the Isle of Portland in England. Because of this we can communicate globally and share our information, opinions and ideas with our fellow global citizens.
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