In the News

The Maui No Ka Oi Magazine & SilverShark Media PodcastThe Maui No Ka Oi Magazine & SilverShark Media Podcast

August 2021 – Maui No Ka Oi Magazine

In this podcast Melanie talks about what the past year has been like for Lineage, the challenges restaurants face with 50% capacity limits, how the island labor shortage has affected restaurants, the introduction of the two new Executive Chefs for Lineage….

Listen to Podcast

Where to Eat & Drink​ in MauiWhere to Eat & Drink​ in Maui

June 2021 – 7×7

Most people come here for the Korean fried chicken, but the crispy shrimp and scallop toast, honey garlic shrimp, and garlic Szechuan noodles are standouts too. For drinks, the menu has a solid tea and sake selection, plus inventive cocktails.

Read Article

ABC StoreABC Stores – A Family Business Thrives

June 2021 – Marin

Sidney and Minnie Kosasa opened the first ABC Store in 1964 at the corner of Kalakaua Ave and Beachwalk just in time for the tourist boom.

Read Article

Sweet and Crispy Hawaiian Fried ChickenHow to Make a Sweet and Crispy Hawaiian Fried Chicken

May 2021 – The Manual

Chef MiJin Kang Toride is the new executive chef of Lineage, taking the reins from Chef Sheldon Simeon of Top Chef. She has cooked at Terra in St. Helena (where she was mentored by Chef Hiro Sone), Morimoto in Napa, Ame at the San Francisco St. Regis, and Ka’ana Kitchen in Maui.

Read Article

50 Restaurants Across the U.S. That Have Cult Followings

February 2021 –

Asian fusion food is at its finest at Lineage. Founded by James Beard nominee chef Sheldon Simeon and now headed by his protege, MiJin Kang Toride, the cuisine of this casual restaurant mixes everything you love about Hawaiian food with traditional Asian eats from around the globe.

Read Article

Poke BowlWhat is a Hawaiian poke bowl? How to make a poke bowl

August 2020 –

In recent years, poke bowls have become more popular across many cities on the United States mainland, but Hawaiians have been enjoying this colorful and flavorful delicacy since the 1800s. Today, there are thousands of restaurants around the world specializing in poke bowls.

Read Article

Lineage Maui Reopens with a New Post-Sheldon Simeon Menu

August 10, 2020 – Frolic Hawaii

With dine-in options limited on Maui, I was especially excited for one of my favorite restaurants to reopen. Lineage, which closed for dine-in in March, is back with a new menu by chef de cuisine MiJin Kang Toride.

Read Article

Wailea, Maui’s Top 10 Cocktails

March 15, 2020 –

Lineage is paradoxically appropriate for the most special occasion or a casual weeknight dinner at the bar. And the cocktail program is off. the. hook.

Read Article

Lineage showcases flavors of Hawaii

March 12, 2020 – Maui News

There are “lots of flavor profiles coming through and it keeps the menu evolving through experimentation . . . showcasing a lot of the different agriculture in Hawaii,” says Mijin.

Read Article

Lineage Restaurant Under New Leadership

February 12, 2020 – mauitime

Award-winning chef Sheldon Simeon is stepping back from his restaurant Lineage, and has placed the Wailea restaurant into the hands of his chef de cuisine MiJin Kang Toride.

Read Article

Lineage Listed as One of the Top 50 Hottest Restaurants in 2020

October 29, 2019 – Big 7 Travel

The menu at Lineage is representative of the feeling of dining at home alongside extended family. Here, expect to feast on family-style dishes typical of a Hawaiian luau. And, expect to indulge in some of the richest, well-balanced flavours on the island and beyond.

Read Article

Lineage Listed of Bon Appetit’s 2019 Top 50

September 10, 2019 – Bon Appetit
Lineage is proud to be considered one of Bon Appetit’s Top 50 best new restaurants in 2019. Check back on September 17 to find out who makes it to the final Top 10.

Read Article

Thank you to those who attended our pop-up preview! Here’s what some local media have shared from their experience:

"It was GREAT. Mahalo!"
Melissa Chang, Crave

"It was a fabulous dinner. I would love to set up interviews after they open"
Jo McGarry, Radio Mojo

"The preview was great, and the food was amazing."
Kevin Allen, Hawaii Magazine