Anna’s Foodie Reviews

February 2, 2008

Aloha, Maui!

Filed under: General Chatter — by annarichmond @ 4:12 pm
A Double Rainbow From Our Beach Chairs

Tom and I just got back from our yearly visit to paradise, the island of Maui. We have been visiting since 1997, when we purchased a time share at the Sands of Kahana. It is our home away from home, for one relaxing week a year. In the past 11 years many things have changed on the island. It has gotten much more crowed, with an increase in visitors and it has lost some of it’s “small town” feel, but it’s still the one place that can slow Tom down to what we call “Maui Time” and he can just relax. We do a lot of laying on the beach, or by the pool, just reading all the books we don’t have time for in the real world, or just looking at the ocean, watching for a whale to breach.

The other activity we partake in is the dining. We love to eat on Maui. We plan our week around the restaurants that we love to eat at and the new ones we want to try. Some people come to Maui to enjoy the golf courses, or the sport fishing, not us. Give us a wine list and the fish of the day, and we are happy.

I have reviewed many of the island restaurants already, so I tried to order something new at our favorite places, so I could give a new opinion. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it.

We arrived early on Saturday, so we had a “bonus” dinner. We walked up the street from our condo to Roy’s Kahana Bar and Grill. Last year I reported that Roy’s had lost some of it’s charm since our first visits. On this visit, we were satisfied with our food and service and decided that it is a good place to recommend to the traveler who wants a nice meal, with nice service, at a nice price. Roy’s is no longer the 4 star restaurant that it once was, the linen table cloths are gone and there are more tables in the dining room, but it still puts any seafood place on the mainland to shame.

Try the seared ahi, or the mahi-mahi, and always order the chocolate souffle. Roy’s has it’s own wine label and they are reasonably priced, nice California wines, so enjoy a bottle and celebrate being on “Maui Time”.


1 Comment »

  1. I hope you get a chance to visit the north shore, Paia and Haiku next time. There’s plenty of good restaurants on that side too. Let me know if you’d like some recommendations.
    aloha – Georgie Hunter

    Comment by mauihunter — March 20, 2009 @ 3:29 pm |Reply

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