Hey there! Have you heard about the 5 new Maui restaurants you absolutely must try in 2023? In a recent video by BKR, they take you on a culinary journey through the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii. Each chapter of the video showcases a different restaurant, starting with an introduction and ending with a charming outro.

Throughout the video, BKR emphasizes that their recommendations are based on personal experience and they will only promote the places they’ve tried themselves. From the best cinnamon roll on Maui to mouthwatering Venezuelan cuisine, the video covers a wide range of delicious options. They even found a new favorite burger joint and a lady who makes the best empanadas. BKR also provides a blog post with directions to all the featured restaurants, along with the opportunity to book a photo shoot with them. So, if you’re planning a trip to Maui, make sure to check out these incredible dining spots. Trust me, you won’t regret it!

5 NEW Maui Restaurants You MUST TRY In 2023!

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Welcome to Maui, Hawaii! In this article, we will be exploring five new and exciting restaurants that have recently opened on the island. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, these hidden gems are a must-try for anyone looking to satisfy their taste buds. From mouthwatering cinnamon rolls to delicious Caribbean cuisine, we guarantee that these restaurants will leave you wanting more. So buckle up and get ready for a culinary adventure unlike any other!

Book Me

Before we dive into the world of delicious food, let’s take a moment to introduce ourselves. My name is Blake, also known as BKR, and I’m a professional photographer born and raised in Maui. If you’re looking to capture some beautiful memories during your visit, I offer personal photo shoots that will ensure your trip is unforgettable. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply want to document your time on the island, I’m here to provide you with stunning photographs that you’ll cherish forever. More information on how to book a photo shoot can be found in the description of this video.

Best Cinnamon Roll on Maui

Our first stop is Poppy’s Ohana, located in Honokawai. This hidden gem is a breakfast spot that boasts the best cinnamon roll you’ll ever taste. Trust me, I’ve traveled extensively and tried pastries all over the world, but nothing compares to this flaky and moist cinnamon roll. It’s like a combination of a croissant and a cinnamon roll, resulting in a delicious creation that will leave you craving more. The chef behind this masterpiece is David, who takes pride in ensuring that every cinnamon roll is made fresh and hot. Be prepared for a wait, as the demand for these delectable treats is high, but trust me, it’s worth every minute.

But that’s not all Poppy’s Ohana has to offer! On Saturdays, they also serve pizza, which is another must-try. The combination of their mouthwatering pizza and their famous cinnamon rolls makes this spot a true paradise for food lovers. Don’t miss out on this heavenly breakfast experience!

Best Venezuelan Cuisine

If you’re in the mood for some tantalizing Venezuelan cuisine, look no further than Tio’s Tacos in Honokawai. This cozy restaurant offers a menu filled with freshly made arepas, pebellum bowls, and much more. The owner, affectionately known as Tio, and his team are dedicated to providing their customers with the most delicious and authentic Venezuelan dishes.

One of their most popular dishes is the Kalua pork with pineapple, a flavorful combination that will transport your taste buds to paradise. The tender pork paired with the sweetness of pineapple creates a harmonious blend of flavors that will leave you wanting more. Another favorite is their adobo rice with beans and cheese, topped with plantains. This dish is a true crowd-pleaser, offering a burst of flavors that will satisfy your cravings.

But the highlight of Tio’s Tacos has to be their coco figado, a coconut espresso drink that is pure bliss. The combination of coconut and espresso creates a refreshing and invigorating beverage that you won’t be able to get enough of. Treat yourself to a taste of Venezuela at Tio’s Tacos and indulge in their mouthwatering dishes.

Best Burger on Maui

Calling all burger enthusiasts! Swagyu Hawaii in Lahaina is your new go-to spot for the best burger on the island. This burger joint is home to the incredible wagyu beef smash burger that will blow your mind. The expert chefs at Swagyu Hawaii have mastered the art of creating the perfect burger, from the fluffy bun to the high-quality wagyu beef and the delectable sauce.

What sets Swagyu Hawaii apart is the attention to detail and the range of add-on options available. Whether you’re a fan of crispy onion rings, pork belly, or pickled Serrano peppers, they have something to cater to every taste. Indulge in their mouthwatering burgers, paired with their Sidewinder fries, which are a treat in themselves. The thick-cut curly fries seasoned with their house seasoning are the perfect accompaniment to their delicious burgers. Don’t miss out on this flavor-packed burger experience at Swagyu Hawaii.

Best Caribbean Food on Maui

Get ready for a taste of the Caribbean at The Empanada Lady in Wailuku town. This hidden gem offers soul-warming Caribbean food in a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. As soon as you step foot into this restaurant, you’ll feel like part of the family.

As the name suggests, their empanadas are a must-try. From Cuban empanadas to Puerto Rican ones, they have a variety of options to choose from. Each empanada is filled with flavorful ingredients and expertly crafted to perfection. Pair your empanadas with their famous jerk chicken, a dish that is bursting with spices and flavors that will transport you straight to the Caribbean.

What sets The Empanada Lady apart is not just the delicious food but also the lively atmosphere. They often have live music and offer salsa dancing, making it the perfect spot for a night out. Experience the joy and warmth of Caribbean cuisine at The Empanada Lady and create memories that will last a lifetime.


And there you have it, five new and exciting restaurants in Maui that you must try in 2023. From the best cinnamon roll at Poppy’s Ohana to the mouthwatering Venezuelan cuisine at Tio’s Tacos, and the irresistible burgers at Swagyu Hawaii, to the soul-warming Caribbean food at The Empanada Lady, these restaurants offer a culinary experience like no other.

As a professional photographer and a lover of good food, I can personally vouch for the quality and deliciousness of these establishments. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, I encourage you to venture out and explore the culinary treasures that Maui has to offer. From the moment you take your first bite, you’ll be transported to a world of flavors and experiences that will leave you wanting more.

So go ahead, book a photo shoot with me to capture your unforgettable moments on the island, and don’t forget to use the discount code BKR2023 to save 5% on Maui activities. I hope this article has whetted your appetite and inspired you to embark on a delicious journey through the vibrant culinary scene of Maui, Hawaii. Enjoy your dining adventures!