I have read all the posts I could find on places to eat in Maui, including responses to my query about everyday places to lunch/dine and I am perplexed that have not seen anything that is not already listed in Frommers or Zagat, most of them around the $100 per diner mark. We have already done PacificOs, the Waterfront and Ruth's Chris (we were invited to the latter). We have Sensei, Saigon Cafe, Hallimaile GS, Plantation House and Mama's in our to do list.
Here is a "find" which exemplifies what I also look for from fellow chowhounds and have not found so far: Okazuya (thanks to a tip from the hotel handyman). This lunch/dinner counter is on a small strip mall past the Smart supermarket in Kaanapali, off the Honoapiilani rd. A mostly take out place with a ten seat counter inside and a couple of tables outside, it offers a flavourful and diverse selection of fish, beef,seafood and vegetarian dishes representing most Asian styles as well as a small pasta menu. Everything we tried was delicious: Black bean chowfun, Chicken Katsu, Spaghetti and italian sausage, Eggplant Schezhan (sic),Korean style chicken BBQ, and Ono Lemon Caper Sautee with sundried Tomatoes (the most expensive item in the menu at $13.95). The last three dishes are memorable and highly recommended.
I would like to hear about more such places.