HawaiiRestaurant of the week

Pa’akai – North Shore Inspired Restaurant at Turtle Bay Resort


Wow, I am so rejuvenated with so much energy you wouldn’t believe it. But then again, of course you could. I just had the time of my life coasting Maui with some of my closest friends.

And these views were INSANE!


If you’ve been to Hawaii, I’d love to hear about your experience and see some of the breath-taking photos you took. I’ll definitely be back.

Now, to the food!!! There’s seriously nothing like authentic Hawiian food, and this trip featured so many winners. I’ll start with this gem found at the Turtele Bay Resort on the North Shore: Pa’aki.

According to their site, Pa’akai takes its name after “sea salt” in the Hawaiian language. Its supposed to reflect their belief in the relationship between good food in Hawaii and taking good care of the environment and always serving the freshest organic produce, and sustainably caught seafood available. After the food, I’m definitely a believer.

My friends and I passed around some of the best seafood we’ve had, even for Hawaii’s standards.

This was a mean, crispy dish that paired incredibly with our Rose for the night. (jk, that’s not all we had that night 😉)


We also enjoyed a variety of other fish dishes including oysters served with salmon in a vinegerrate, and some legendary clams and appetizers .


One of the best parts?


The view from the resort where most of our food came from that night:


Hands down, I’ll be coming back here. Will you join me?


Shoutout to Turtle Bay Resort for such an incredible trip. Also, Pa’aki is a top rated restaurant. In 2019, they earned OpenTable’s Diner Choice Award 2019, and in 2018 they earned the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator!

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