One of the experiences you should ensure you enjoy while in Maui is gobbling down a mouth-watering seafood meal at Maui’s seafood restaurants. There is nothing that can match the experience you get as you dine against a beautiful ocean backdrop enjoying a tasty meal of fresh fish caught just off the shore while you watch whales jump high into the air above the shoreline. If you love seafood and want to experience something like this while in Maui, we’ve made your work easier. Below is a list of some of the best seafood restaurants on the island that offer exemplary service and tasty seafood cuisine.
Merriman’s is one of the best seafood restaurants on the island. It sits on a bluff that is located on the west side of the island in Kapalua and boasts an incredible 180-degree view of Kapalua’s majestic bay. The great thing about Merriman’s is that over 90 percent of the items on its menu are sourced locally, and you’ll be happy to know that it includes fish. If you’d like to know what they have to offer beforehand, you can visit their website and explore their menu.
Duke’s Beach House
Duke’s restaurants are renowned for their menus, and Duke’s Beach House in Maui isn’t an exception. While on the island, make sure you visit the restaurant and try some mahi-mahi, Opakapaka, or a’u, caught and made fresh each day. The restaurant also boasts an excellent view as it is located right on the beach. Once you are done enjoying their tasty meals, take a walk on the beach and enjoy the ocean breeze and beautiful sceneries.
Mala Ocean Tavern
When in the mood for some oyster shooters or fresh ahi, Mala Ocean Tavern is the place to go. Try their fresh island fish sandwich or the ahi Bolognese pasta and end it with one of their signature cocktails. A local establishment, Mala Ocean Tavern has character, a great view, good food, and friendly and professional service.
Paia Fish Market
The Paia fish market is a favorite for many. With locations in Lahaina, Kihei, and Paia, there is not a moment when this local establishment does not have a line stretching out of its doors. If you are looking to enjoy some of Maui traditional seafoods, Paia Fish Market is the place to go. Visit their website and check out their menu. And don’t forget to make your order.
Tante’s Fish Market
Tante’s Fish Market bar and Restaurant is one of the islands newer seafood restaurants. They’re very well known for the ocean views of Maalaea Harbor. During whale season it is possible to see the giant humpback whale breach the water. They have a large Seafood menu, but also made sure to include some of Hawaii’s local favorite dishes. Don’t for get they also have the islands longest happy ours featuring great drinks and the poke tower.
Duo Steak and Seafood
If you are interested in seafood and fine dining, Duo Steak and Seafood located at the lovely Four Seasons Resort, is the place to go. The establishment offers artisan dishes prepared by award-winning chefs using the freshest ingredients. Call Duo Steak and Seafood today and book a reservation.
Kimo is an oceanfront, open-air restaurant that offers a stellar menu at affordable prices. Relax as you enjoy a tropical drink at the Lanai bar as you check out their dinner or lunch menu before ordering your meal prepared using freshly caught fish. Some of the local cuisine on offer include monchong, mahi mahi, a’u, ono, opaha, and ahi. While there, make sure you try their signature Koloa Pork Ribs that have been glazed with some plum sauce.