This is a pretty long post, but if you have any recommendations, I would greatly appreciate it. I have been reading this board doing lots of research and as always, it has been most helpful.
My bf and I will be going to Oahu for 3 days and Maui for 4 days (we leave at the end of next week). We really love good food and we want to make sure to get the best of Hawaiian food.
Oahu (staying at the Prince Hotel, and not sure if we're renting a car yet) but looking for your favorite places to eat:
Shaved ice - how's waiola?
Malasada - Leonard's?
Shrimp truck - Giovanni's?
Ramen Palace Saimin?
Sushi - Yanagi Sushi? Is it overrated? Or Sansei? Or other favorite sushi place?
Looking for dinner recs for Thurs (prob sushi) and Sat. Fri dinner is the tasting menu at the chef's counter at Alan Wong's (thanks torta basilica for the rec!). Sunday, we're looking for a breakfast place before our 9:40 am flight to Maui.
staying at Sheraton Maui, will have rental car,
How is Charley's in Paia for breakfast for Hana Drive? Any other breakfast or lunch recommendations?
Sun night is Old Lahaina Luau, Mon is Hana Drive, dinner at Sansei either Mon or Tues (do we need a reservation for this?), Weds lunch at Mama's Fish House, then leave for Oahu.
Any other "must eat" restaurant recommendations? Should we try and squeeze in Pacifico's?
We fly from Maui back to Oahu at 4:30 pm, and don't fly back to LA until 10pm, any suggestions on where to eat as a last meal in Hawaii?
I am still reading and researching, but any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated, especially on which restaurants are near other yummy treats.
Thanks all and Aloha!