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Maui Restaurant Help for November '09 Visit

cvhound | Sep 19, 2009 03:04 PM

We’re spending 7 nights at the Westin Villas North (Sunday through Saturday night) and our last night in Maui at a B&B in Upcountry, to visit the crater and most importantly, eat at least one meal at HGS! We’re taking the red-eye back to the SF Bay Area on Monday night (flight leaves 10:30pm on Monday).

We're starting and finishing our trip with lunch and dinner at Mama's. Restaurants currently on our list include the following: Java Jazz for coffee, Plantation House for breakfast/brunch, Hula Beach Bar for apps & drinks, and Mala's Ocean Tavern for lunch and dinner. We ate at all of these restaurants (some multiple times) during our last visit to Maui two years ago and enjoyed them all very much.

Restaurants we're considering this time that are new to us include Sensai, Merriman’s, Spago, Tommy Bahama’s, Sea Watch and Flat Bread Company. Restaurants we visited previously that didn't make this year's list include Pacific O, Lahaina Grill, Lahaina General Store, Gazebo, Aloha Mixed Plate, Honokowai Okazuya & Deli, Maui Tacos and Paia Fish Market.

From the restaurants we’re considering, which restaurants should we add to this year’s “must do” list? Are there other restaurants we should consider for our trip? We find it difficult to eat more than two meals a day and don’t think we’ll do much cooking (if any) at our condo.

Last time, we toured Hana (traveled by car and helicopter) and did a Trilogy snorkeling/Zodiac boat tour of Lanai, so this time we’d like to do a day trip to Wailea and take the ferry on our own to Lanai. We’ll probably also do Teralani’s sunset sail. Not sure if we should do the Lavender farm tour or the Surfing goat farm tour (I love goat cheese, but husband isn’t a fan). Don’t think we’ll visit the winery since we live in the Bay Area and visit wine country often.

Where should we have lunch in Lanai? Who offers the best weekend brunch in West Maui or on the way to Upcountry? Should we add Feast at Lele to our list? Where should we eat if we tire of eating seafood and/or heavy restaurant meals? I’m a die-hard foodie, but husband values views/atmosphere/service over the actual food itself.

I’ve reviewed Bill Hunt’s numerous posts, as well as other frequent contributers to this board, to be extremely helpful in coming up with my preliminary restaurant list. Thanks in advance to your continued help!

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