Address: 100 Hana Hwy., Paia, HI 96779 Phone: 808-579-8030 Cuisine: Seafood, Lunch, Dinner Region: Upcountry Price: affordable Amenities: Take-out Hours: Daily 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. For a quick lunch ans some simple but tasty local seafood entrees, check out popular Paia Fishmarket. Service is casual, done by ordering at the counter and taking a seat at a picnic table inside, but the charbroiled fish burgers topped with crunchy coleslaw can't be beat!
Best Fish Sandwich, Winner Paia Fish Market Address: 2 Baldwin Ave., # A, Paia, HI 96779 Phone: 808-579-8030 Website: http://www.paiafishmarket.com Eating a fish sandwich is a quintessential north shore Maui casual dining experience, and Maui Time readers are together with me on this one. It has a great people watching corner, Hana Highway and Baldwin Avenue. You go in, order your food and sit on the communal picnic benches and either chat with familiar faces or make new friends. When your fish sandwich arrives, hot and delicious, you can either add one of the many hot sauces they have provided at your table or chow it down as is. They make it with their homemade coleslaw in the sandwich and itís splendid. Prices are sensible, the fish fresh, plus you get to choose what kind goes in your sandwich, from mahi mahi to ahi to ono. Mahi is the best if you ask me, but you donít have to take my word for it, because Maui Time readers voted and they know best.
Best Fish Sandwich, Winner Paia Fishmarket Address: 100 Hana Hwy., Paia, HI 96779 Phone: 808-579-8030 Website: http://www.paiafishmarket.com Some people gripe about the Fish Marketís picnic-table style seatingóor, more to the point, that thereís not enough of it. But I like it: it lends itself to meeting new people and gives the place a backyard picnic vibe. As for the crowdedness? Well, thatís pretty much unavoidable given how damn good the food is. Iím partial to the fish and chips, to the point where I often ignore other options, but put the fish between sesame seed buns and garnish it with tarter sauce and other fixinís and itís still eat-every-bite-and-look-around-for-more delicious. (Note: They do, technically, call their fish sandwiches ďburgers,Ē but whatever.) 2 Baldwin Ave., Paia, 808-579-8030. JS
BEST FISH SANDWICH, Winner Paia Fishmarket Address: 100 Hana Hwy., Paia, HI 96779 Phone: 808-579-8030 Website: http://www.paiafishmarket.com The size is ample, and the coleslaw is their own secret recipe that marries with the fish flavors perfectly. I love the Cajun-style mahi, while my husband digs the ahi. To each his own, and each can get his own, sonce the Fish Market boasts a great variety of fish and preparations. Top with vinegar, an option you wonít find too many places on Maui, but thatís supplied at every table here.