Maui has some of the best restaurants in the world, and many of them boast jaw-dropping views.
With its rich culinary scene, this Hawaiian paradise has no shortage of eateries that offer fresh seafood and farm-to-table dishes.
If you’re looking for a spot to eat, here are the best restaurants in Maui with amazing views.
A name that pops up on every ‘best restaurant in Maui’ list is Mama’s Fish House.
Located right on the beach, their fishing boat marks the parking lot, some distance past Paia. Palms decorate the front without obscuring views of the ocean.
Forty years of service means long-perfected dishes too!
Order a crispy whole fish to share, or opt for fresh island flavor with a bouillabaisse.
Changing with the season, the menu serves seasonal dishes garnished with mango, Onaga, avocados and more.
Opening Hours: 11AM to 8:30PM
Address: 799 Poho PI, Paia, HI
The open-air beachfront location sets up a peaceful ambiance, the coast stretching clean and near in front of you.
Masaharu Morimoto is a master of Japanese cuisine, and partnering with Maui’s fresh bounty may be his best move yet.
The chef’s choice tasting menu comes highly recommended, but the a la carte is delightful too.
Rock shrimp tempura, surf and turf entrees and the raw bar are must-tries.
Opening Hours: 12PM to 8PM
Address: 3550 Wailea Alanui Dr. Wailea, HI
Looking for those “authentic Hawaii vibes”? Another best restaurant in Maui presents surfer décor, tiki torches, and of course – the vistas.
Duke’s Beach House is Honua Kai Resort’s tribute to the island’s romantic spirit, an open-air beach eatery featuring island classics.
Even the leaves and flowers on the plating make a huge impression; if the colorful cocktails haven’t hit you already.
Poke tacos, crab and mac nut wontons, furikake ahi steak, and other inventive items make a hefty menu.
Opening Hours: 8AM to 9PM
Address: 130 Kai Malina Pkway, Lahaina, HI
Gazebo Restaurant is exactly what it sounds like – an outdoor respite perched poolside at Napili Shores Condos.
Expect spectacular views over Napili Bay; the consistent line of people outside sure do! Free parking also makes access easier.
People love it for its macadamia nut pancakes, drenched in coconut syrup.
The breakfast fried rice is also bang for the buck; omelets, salads, burgers and other American fare are featured as well.
Definitely an inexpensive steal, especially if you’re staying in the area.
Opening Hours: 7:30AM to 2PM
Address: 5315 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, HI
Tin Roof proves that you don’t have to be snazzy to be one of the best restaurants in Maui with a view.
A takeout-only eatery, buy your goods and settle at the picnic benches along Kanaha Beach. It’s totally island vibes.
Chef couple Sheldon Simeon and Janice may have set up a casual lunch shop, but every item is top-notch.
Their customizable bowls are a steal – go for the garlic noodles – crowned with golden chicken thighs, shrimp, poke and succulent pork belly.
Opening Hours: 10AM to 8PM
Address: 360 Papa Pl Ste 116, Kahului, HI
South Maui has never been more magical than at Ferraro’s Bar E Ristorante.
Headquartered in Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea, the views aren’t just stunning – it’s downright magical.
Live music keeps the romance flowing as you relax along the oceanfront.
Speaking of romance, the menu features Italian and Pacific-Rim fusion dishes.
Vegan and vegetarian options are available on the Wellness Menu; but for the most part, you’ll enjoy classics.
From the pappardelle lamb ragu to gnocchi with lobster, upscale palates will be appeased.
Opening Hours: 11AM to 9PM
Address: 3900 Wailea Alanui Drive, Kihei, HI
Kimo’s is all about relaxing by the sea, terraced seating bringing you right by the water.
Wooden furnishings, wide umbrellas and flowery centerpieces all contribute to this lovely Maui restaurant with sea view.
Kimo’s menu is appropriately seafood-based, serving seasonal catches baked, seared or generously batter-crusted.
Shared plates include an amazing vegetable dip and ahi poke & avo stack, while other favorite mains include Prime Rib (While It Lasts).
Home to the famous Hula Pie, the dessert selection is no slouch either.
Opening Hours: 11:30AM to 9PM
Address: 845 Front St a, Lahaina, HI
Feast on those dramatic Pacific Ocean views at this Maui restaurant!
Monkeypod Kitchen doesn’t monkey around when it comes to serving the best. While relatively new, it’s quickly rising up the ranks of local favorites.
Offering lunch and dinner, the menus focus on Hawaiian classics with modern flavors.
The selection is generous, running from burgers to seafood to steak plates and sandwiches. Kiawe Grilled Ahi is a specialty.
Pair your meal with any of the 36 craft beers on tap or finish up with their homemade cream pies.
Opening Hours: 11AM to 11PM
Address: 10 Wailea Gateway Place, Kihei, HI
Just steps away from the Kaanapali beachfront sit Hula Grill, one of the best Maui restaurants with a view.
Lapping waves and the wash of sunset colors make a lovely dining spot. Sink your feet in the sand as you bask in the open-air setting.
Fresh catches and local produce shine the light on local farmers.
The raw bar ranges from poke tacos to kabocha pumpkin hummus, with farm greens, soups and oven-roasted mains to follow.
Opening Hours: 11AM to 8:45PM
Address: 2435 Ka’anapali Parkway, Bldg. P1, Lahaina, HI
Art-filled Lahaina Grill sits just across the road from the coast, a 21-year staple in historic Lahaina town.
There’s even a cozy inn sitting right above the restaurant, with a balcony of views!
Enjoy their exceptional service as you’re served New American cuisine.
Local favorites are a mish-mash of sea and land-based dishes; seared ahi, wagyu beef ravioli, veal osso bucco, Kona coffee roasted lamb, surf & turf, to name a few.
Be sure to try the award-winning wine and cocktail menu too.
Opening Hours: 5PM to 10PM
Address: 127 Lahainaluna Road, Lahaina, HI
Gannon’s reputation as one of the best restaurants in Maui is cemented on OpenTable, voted high onto its list of outdoor dining.
Poised within the Wailea Gold and Emerald Golf Course, it offers an ‘exclusive’ scenic spot.
Families will appreciate lunch, which offers shared plates and an amazing appetizer menu (crab dips, curry mussels, Kalua pig spring rolls).
Dinner is all-inclusive, touting a huge selection between the raw bar, ocean and land menus.
Opening Hours: 11AM to 9PM
Address: 100 Wailea Golf Club Dr, Wailea, HI
Ka’ana Kitchen isn’t just another Maui hotel restaurant with a view, although its sunset aesthetics certainly hit the spot.
Alternatively, wake up with the horizon with a peaceful breakfast on the outdoor terrace.
Modern vibes are channeled into Hawaiian dishes to keep things interesting.
Regular fried chicken is upgraded with a side of corn-flake coated fried mocha; ahi and caprese salad blends savory and fresh.
Wash it all down with beer, wine or cocktails to complete your meal.
Opening Hours: 6:30AM to 11AM; 5:30PM to 9PM
Address: 3550 Wailea Alanui Dr, Wailea, HI
Merriman’s incredible oceanfront setting at Kapalua Resort is made even more incredible by its efforts in sustainability.
With 90% of their menu locally sourced, the farm-to-table approach yields dishes that are both fresh and authentic.
Kahua Ranch Lamb and beef filet are just two of the meat dishes; wok-charred ahi, diver scallops, Keahole lobster and daily catches offer a sneak-peek of the seafood variety.
Likewise, the dessert menu boasts an impressive assortment, featuring toasted coconut crème brulees and macadamia brioche pain perdus.
Opening Hours: 4:30PM to 9PM
Address: One Bay Club Place, Lahaina, HI
Star Noodle isn’t chef Abby Ferrer’s only pride – there’s sister restaurant Aloha Mixed Plate too – but its coastal scenery stars in every photo.
Just a short drive from Kaanapali Beach, it’s the perfect spot for dinner after a day out.
Filipino, French and other Asian flavors combine into a fantastic menu; house-made noodles front and center.
Feeling adventurous? Some sauces will surprise you.
Of course, remember to balance the carbs with shared plates like steamed pork buns or scallop shots.
Opening Hours: 10:30AM to 9PM
Address: 1285 Front Street, Lahaina, HI
String lights, lush foliage and open-air seating set the mood at The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea.
Add in the coastal views off-side and it’s the perfect celebration location.
Combining Regional Hawaiian cuisine with bursts of French, Italian, Japanese and American flavors, the menu appeals to just about everyone.
Appetizers run from Hamachi to pickled beets, while popular mains include steamed local fish, Kona lobster and Wagyu short ribs.
Cozy up with wine and dessert for a truly romantic evening.
Opening Hours: 5PM to 9:30PM
Address: 555 Kaukahi St., Wailea, HI
Whimsical, romantic and connected to the stars, Ritz-Carlton’s Banyan Tree restaurant packs a punch with its cozy venue.
Not only do the inviting fire-pits outside offer both sea-and-stars panoramas, the living indoor garden soothes your eyes.
The menu offers a selective number of dishes that embraces both farm and sea.
Starters include umami salad and tuna tartare, while mains vary from Hawaiian cioppino to za’atar crusted ahi to garlic glazed beef short ribs.
Round off with their Ban-nan-yan’s Foster dessert.
Opening Hours: 5PM to 8:30PM
Address: One Ritz-Carlton Dr, Lahaina, HI
Hui Hui is another restaurant with Maui views that offers flavorful bursts, blended menu in contrast with its serene setting.
The name is inspired by both constellation and meaning, “to mix” – like how the starry sky mingles with its eclectic décor.
Traditional Hawaiian fare with modern twists keeps you guessing.
Think lobster dumplings, hibiscus cocktails accompanying lawalu fish, sticky spareribs and more blends of tastes.
To set the scene, every item is presented in leaf wraps, shells and unique pottery.
Opening Hours: 6:30AM to 9PM
Address: 2525 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, HI
A moving eatery that travels the island, Maui Fresh Streatery offers more than one view – you’ll be tracking it all over the streets of Maui.
The vibrant red truck itself makes a great postcard print! Follow them on social media for real-time locations.
Chef Kyle styles his award-winning plates around the best of Upcountry farms.
Focaccia sandwiches that smell heavenly, papaya bites in calamari salads and seared ahi tuna on organic greens are just few of his ono menu.
Opening Hours: 11AM to 1PM