The Gazebo Restaurant
Casual open-air dining at the ocean's edge. Marvelous views of Napili Bay and the islands of Molokai and Lanai. There's always a line waiting to order the macadamia nut pancakes!
Located at Outrigger Napili Shores.
Breakfast and lunch. 7:30 am - 2 pm.
Old Lahaina Luau
This much complimented luau and Polynesian show is a feast for the senses.
Located oceanfront at 1251 Front Street in Lahaina.
One of the best-loved restaurants on the island, Sansei is Japanese with a Hawaiian twist. Inspired dishes include panko-crusted 'ahi (panko are Japanese bread crumbs), spicy fried calamari, mango-and-crab-salad roll, and a decadent foie gras nigiri (served on rice without seaweed) sushi. Desserts often use local fruit; the Kula-persimmon creme brulee is stunning. The new location in Kihei is a popular karaoke hangout, serving late-night sushi at half price. -- Fodors.com
Located at 600 Office Road in Kapalua.
Open daily for dinner 5:30 pm - 10 pm.
Plantation House Restaurant
It's hard to decide which is better here, the food or the view. Hills, grassy volcanic ridges lined with pine trees, and fairways that appear to drop off into the ocean provide an idyllic setting. The specialty is fresh island fish prepared according to different "tastes" -- Upcountry Maui, Asian-Pacific, Provence, and others. The breeze through the large shuttered windows can be cool, so you may want to bring a sweater or sit by the fireplace. -- Fodors.com
Located at Plantation Course Clubhouse, 2000 Plantation Club Drive in Kapalua.
Open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner.
The Banyan Tree
Named the "Best Restaurant on Maui" by the readers of Maui No Ka Oi magazine, The Banyan Tree creates a memorable dining experience matched by views of Molokai and the Pailolo
Located at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, 1 Ritz-Carlton Drive.
Open daily for dinner.