You have probably heard the tales wherever you are, of the amazing seafood culture of Maui. You’ve saved up for that once-in-a-lifetime vacation and it’s finally happening; you touch down in Hawaii and find yourself staring at the lovely beaches in Maui. Just then, you realize there are several seafood restaurants to choose from. Perhaps, you do not have the luxury of trying out several them to decide which is best. Not to worry, I have got you covered. This post has put together the top 5 Maui seafood restaurants you can choose from.
So, stick with me as I take you on a mouth-watering journey that is sure to arouse your taste buds.
- Tante’s Fish Market Restaurant and Bar
Located near the harbor in Maalaea village, Tante’s fish market offers the best seafood, local food, fish entrées, Filipino dishes, and sushi on the breathtaking Maui Island. Treat yourself to an amazing view of the ocean, especially during the whale season to see the famous humpback whales. With their new see-through kitchen, mouth-watering ingredients that arrive daily and the freshest catches of the day- cooked before your eyes and served in delicate poke bowls- you are sure to have the time of your life. If you love a great night out, be sure to catch a glimpse of their “FlashBack” Fridays and “Xclusive” Saturdays for that weekend of a lifetime.
Tante’s Fish Market offers top-notch catering service with audio and video recordings depending on your requests. From crabs, lobsters, baby-back-ribs to shrimps, oysters, soups, salads, sandwiches, and steak, you can rest assured that you will find a suitable meal plan for your waiting taste buds and starving stomach; one to savor for days on end. Tante’s Fish Market Restaurant and Bar also serves great drinks and cocktails like you have never seen. Explore your imaginations and go on that adventure in one of the best Mauiseafood restaurants today.
- Coconut’s Fish Cafe
Coconut’s fish cafe has several locations in Maui, making it hard to miss. But it is not just their presence that stands out, it is the amazing menu they offer that leaves great memories in your head. There are the Azeka plaza and the Kamaole plaza both in the Kihei region. There is also the Kauai and the Kahului cafes situated in strategic areas of Hawaii where not only the seafood is great, but the view of the ocean is breathtaking. If you need some seafood awesomeness between 10am and 9pm, this may just be the place for you. They serve their dishes with Aloha (a Hawaiian term meaning love and mercy) for your Ohana (family) ranging from grilled fish Tacos, fish burgers, wheat buns with low fat and gluten-free options.
Talk about style and creativity; have you ever had coleslaw with coconut milk served with brown rice? They also ensure their fish and chips are not greasy to highlight the fish, because it is all about fish! This is one of the amazing items on the menu that continues to draw large crowds to Coconut’s Fish Cafe. It is also why it is one of Maui’s top 5 seafood restaurants.
- South Maui Fish Company
This is an Asian restaurant that serves Japanese cuisine in the Kihei area. Fish sold here are caught by local fishermen, so freshness is guaranteed daily. Fillets are sold to interested customers with free special recipes and a combo of sauces, oils, and seasonings for take home. Try their poke with pineapple coconut milk coleslaw and rice and you will not be disappointed. They also have Ahi, Mahi, smoked fish dip, and striped Marlin off the grill which changes depending on the fisherman’s catch of the day. There is a specially made hotdog for those who do not just love fish (or perhaps are allergic to seafoods). This great spot opens every day from 11am to 3pm except on Sundays.
Wondering why this spot made my top 5 list, you should try them out on your next visit.
- Paia Fishmarket Front Street Restaurant
You are sure to find visitors and locals alike having a great lunch or dinner with friends and loved ones at the Paia Fishmarket. It is situated across the Banyan tree on the historic front street in Lahaina harbor near Emily’s Beach. They have several other locations in Maui and other parts of Hawaii. Some of these locations include Kihei (in the triangle across Kalama Park), Waikiki (between the international marketplace and Duke lane) and Paia (on the North shore) near the Paia Bay itself.
You will find grills like Ono, opah, snapper and salmon as well as other varieties of fish. Pasta, salads, and burgers with shrimps are also included in the menu. You can make a booking online to enjoy their amazing cuisines and the beautiful scenery to go with.
- Eskimo Candy Seafood Market and Cafe
Jeff Hansen returned from commercial fishing in 1987 and started selling smoked salmon from the back of his jeep scrambler to restaurants in Maui. Fast forward to 2003, and he had established Eskimo Candy Seafood market and cafe with help from his wife and sons. You already know that this spot comes with the blend of family tradition and original tastes. Jeff serves the entire Islands from his three locations including Kauai and Oahu. Eskimo provides a homely and reliable service to prestigious customers like you… YES, you!
There is a “golden rule” at Eskimo; you should treat other people the way you want to be treated. They are involved in both retail and wholesale pickup and delivery services where assorted fish is sold on a large scale. Their menu includes a variety of meals ranging from seafood wraps, local plate lunches, salads, and kid’s menu. Endeavour to either eat-in or takeaway at Eskimo Candy from Mondays to Fridays by 10:30am to 7pm.
If you love seafood and you are craving an amazing moment with nature’s finest beaches and coastlines, Maui is the place to be. This Maui’s top 5 seafood restaurant review was put together through in-depth research, personal experience and based on customers’ reviews. In no order, you can be sure of a great seafood moment at any of these places. Thank me later.