#4 of 267 Maui Restaurants

Nick’s Fishmarket Maui

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Nick's Fishmarket Maui – Enjoy Island Cuisine at Its Finest While at the Fairmont Kea Lani
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Nick’s Fishmarket Maui serves as the premier restaurant in Wailea for premier surf and turf classics served in a sophisticated setting. As a Fairmont Kea Lani resort production, this fine-dining eatery offers spectacular views, inside and out, plus the quality service to match. If nothing else, stop by to check out their glass-enclosed display of 2,000 top-notch bottles of wine – and sample a few while you’re there.  

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

Are you in the mood for luscious island cuisine served in the heart of paradise? If so, plan a visit to the upscale Nick’s Fishmarket Maui. Set in the Fairmont Kea Lani resort, this gorgeous eatery adds flair to the dining experience with its exquisite Mediterranean décor.

The interior space sets the stage for an amazing meal with its bold architecture painted in soft earthy hues. Beautifully dressed tables encourage you to settle in, while the soft lighting sets a romantic mood. Plus, as a complement to their full-service bar, a stunning glass display holds 2,000 bottles of the absolute finest wine from all around the world. It’s a true sight to behold.

Although their main dining room always dazzles, the real magic lies in dining outdoors beneath the flower-covered trellises and strands of dazzling string lights. The open views of the oceanside perfect the experience, ensuring you’ll create memories to last a lifetime at every visit. Want to just stop in for appetizers and drinks? You won’t want to miss a chance to sidle up to the granite bar for an hour or so.

Even without all that, the quality food and drinks could definitely hold their own. The chef uses fresh, local ingredients and their culinary expertise to build rich, robust flavors in every dish. Then, they plate them up with artistic flair to wow you the instant your plates arrive tableside. Every item looks better than the last and the flavors will tantalize your tastebuds through to the very last bite.

The team puts aloha at the center of all they do, too. So, you can always expect quality service from start to end of your meal. Your server will help you find your perfect table, help with wine pairings, and whisk every item out to your table as it comes out of the kitchen or bar. Don’t hesitate to ask for anything else you need during your visit.

Check out their:

Seafood Chowder
The Seafood Chowder is pure decadence in every bite, making it a great way to start your meal. This dish combines Hawaiian fish with smoked bacon to create the base flavors. Blue crab avocado salad, Yukon gold potatoes, and cream come in next to bring everything together. One bowl will leave you satisfied yet craving more always.

Moroccan Spiced Salmon
When you want to go on an absolutely phenomenal culinary journey, treat yourself to the Moroccan Spiced Salmon. To create this dish, the chef perfectly seasons the salmon filet with Moroccan spices and then puts it on the grill until light and flaky. Forbidden rice, shiitake mushrooms, and spinach beautifully complement the salmon’s flavors. Avocado relish and mango chutney then come in at the end to kick it up a notch.

Rack of Lamb
Tender, savory, and tantalizingly delicious, the Rack of Lamb never fails to impress. They roast the lamb until perfectly rare and oh-so-juicy while baking the Molokai sweet potatoes. After that, they plate up the lamb and potatoes before adding crispy fried goat cheese, Maui pineapple jam, and a jalapeno-mint vinaigrette.

To finish off your meal to remember, always go for dessert. Their offerings range from Chocolate-Macadamia Nut Brownies to Bananas Foster. Their house specialties are the Strawberries Panzini and Nick’s Crème Brulee. Both come with recommended wine pairings that promise to take all the sweet flavors to the next level in an instant. Prefer to keep it simple? End the night with their Coconut Panna Cotta.

Insider Tips:
-When dining in a party of six or more, expect to see an 18% gratuity automatically added to the bill. They also add a 2% service charge to all food purchases.
-An asterisk stands for gluten-free menu items, while a leaf symbol means the dish is plant-based.
-Always wear resort attire when coming to this restaurant.
-Reservations are a must – and should be made well ahead of time. So, give the team a call as soon as you know you’ll want to swing by.