By Lauren LaDoux, Maui Sales Director
People travel from all over the world to come to Maui and see sites like Haleakala, drive the road to Hana or snorkel in the clear blue waters of Honolua Bay. But outside of the beauty Maui has to offer, it also has some ono grindz. In mainlander terms, really good food! The west side of Maui has some of the best.
Captain Jack’s Island Grill
Captain Jack’s is one of our favorite spots for happy hour. Not only do they have a killer happy hour, but they’ve also won Best Fish and Chips on Maui (via Maui Weekly Times), year after year. Local artists set up everyday during their happy hour and croon acoustic melodies of island favorites and oldies for hours. Enjoy a cocktail while watching the sunset over the harbor and listening to local artists serenade you. Don’t forget to pick up an issue of This Week Maui and snag a free appetizer with the coupon on their ad.
Down the Hatch
If you’re looking for some night life, Down The Hatch is where it’s at! After a long day of hiking or snorkeling, cruise in to Down The Hatch for amazing food, drinks and fun! Down The Hatch, Best Bar on Maui winner (via Maui Times Weekly), has a different event every night of the week. From Trivia night, to Wine Tasting, to $5 Tuesdays – they have a little something for everyone. Oh, and I should mention that their Lobster and Crab Grilled Cheese is mind blowing! So good! With their coupon in their ad in This Week Maui, they offer a free Lava Lava Shrimp! It’s a local favorite, so don’t leave before picking one up!
Alchemy is an island favorite! Offering healthy, delicious eats in a very urban atmosphere they have won the hearts (and bellies!) of Maui. Not only do they hand make their own sourdough bread every morning but they also brew their own Kombucha, Valley Isle Kombucha! They have some of the best Vegan grindz on the West Side and a full blown kombucha bar for you kombucha lovers. This place is a must if you’re on the go and want to grab a quick bite to eat! Their little restaurant has an outdoor patio that overlooks the mountains of the West Side and gives you some gorgeous views!
Kobe Japanese Steakhouse
For something a little more formal, give Kobe Japanese Steakhouse a try. This restaurant is one of the only Teppanyaki spots on island. Enjoy a hot meal and let the cook put on a show while he grills your food in front of you or choose from their famous sushi menu. If you’re looking for cocktails with dinner, we highly recommend the Mai Tai! Kobe’s doesn’t open until 5pm every night so we recommend making a reservation ahead of time because this place is also a local favorite and fills up fast! Take $10 off your meal with their ad in This Week Maui!
We can go on and on about the amazing food that comes out of the West Side of Maui but we recommend picking up your latest issue of This Week Maui for even more selections and coupons at some of the island’s hottest spots to eat.