About Ka'ana Kitchen at Andaz Maui
What we serve at Ka‘ana, we serve from the heart. We source from local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen. We only put on your plate what we feel is proper to serve. Our pairings speak to the ability to connect the elements of taste, smell, and touch with everything around us.
Our dishes are prepared using techniques from around the culinary world, but thought-out in accordance with our micro-climate. The way we prepare our fish, season our salads, and grill our meat depends not only on its origin, but what the weather tells us, how the swells on the ocean shape our mood, and how the land influences our feelings.
Here we hope to blur the lines between your kitchen and our restaurant, between what is external and what is internal. We invite you in, share our hopes, and create a unique dining experience that connects you to this place and its essence.
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Hawaiian, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
BREAKFAST: 6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
DINNER: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine
Ka'ana Kitchen at Andaz Maui Ratings and Reviews
Best restaurant on Maui! Amazing wine li ...
Best restaurant on Maui! Amazing wine list. Would definitely come back.
Great food and beautiful hotel. Great fr ...
Great food and beautiful hotel. Great friendly service.
This was one of the best meals ever. E ...
This was one of the best meals ever. Everything from the moment we entered the restaurant was perfect. The entire staff is gracious, friendly, and understands hospitality. Mark our server and the rest of the service staff did an outstanding job throughout the entire meal. The special birthday dessert presentation was greatly appreciated. We had a suculent watermelon salad and one of the most tender grilled octopus appetizers. The fish and lobster entree courses perfectly prepared. Props to the chef and the entire kitchen staff for putting some love as well as technique into all the dishes. Dining at Ka 'ana Kitchen is a must in Wailea!
This was the best dinner we had on the i ...
This was the best dinner we had on the island of Maui. We stayed at the Andaz, and took advantage of this on-site restaurant. From service, to presentation, to the quality of ingredients- they did not miss a beat. While waiting for our table, the bartenders made great cocktail recommendations based on our preferences. The meal was absolutely worth the price, I look forward to returning someday.
Amazing food, views, open kitchen!
The combination of foods and presentations were amazing! The ambiance was very romantic and the open kitchen concept kitchen was really great! The way that everything flowed from the service to the food was on point. The views were also amazing! Loved it!
We enjoyed dining at the Chef's Table wi ...
We enjoyed dining at the Chef's Table with Rebecca as the line chef in front of us. It was so much fun. Everyone in the kitchen was high energy and we felt like we were I. A cooking class. The food was outstanding!! We have enjoyed dining here before and have never been disappointed!!
This place is AMAZING! Such interesting ...
This place is AMAZING! Such interesting ingredient combinations that totally work - octopus with goat cheese, ahi with burrata, who knew?? Gorgeous views and fabulous service. Interesting fresh twist on tropical cocktails. Love seeing the open kitchen at work.
Suprised this was so good!
I got a nice seat with a view, and I was happy until a party of 20 got together and just stood in the stair way, I could not hear myself think! Why did the staff let this go on. It almost ruined our dinner. We asked to be moved, when in my opinion they should have done something about the misplaced crowd of people. The food was great, octopus salad, Lobster Créole, great Champaign. I would come back...
Great food and ambience!
I absolutely loved dinner here - my favorite restaurant in Maui.
Excellent good and service. We ate outsi ...
Excellent good and service. We ate outside watching the sun set over the Pacific.
Everything was excellent and the service ...
Everything was excellent and the service is outstanding. Great variety of food that is different and it changes daily.
Incredible flavors. Great pairings by th ...
Incredible flavors. Great pairings by the glass. Great service. A must eat!
Sat outside. Really great
Sat outside. Really great
Ka'ana Kitchen is amazing. Love it !
the Ka'ana Kitchen has great food and fabulous service down to a science. this is always great. I have been multiple times this year and last year and they never fail to deliver the best of everything. You will not be disappointed !! Rebecca K
It is lovely to come back to a restauran ...
It is lovely to come back to a restaurant and find that, if anything, it's improved. The service, food, everything was great. The only problem is their reservation process. They only seem to take reservations for 5:30 and 8:30. So if that is the case it is worth while calling and asking to be put through to the restaurant. They will do their best to accommodate your preferences! The downstairs bar is also lovely. We will back.
Grilled Octopus fabulous great wines Jo ...
Grilled Octopus fabulous great wines John our server was very knowledgeable about the wines and great attending my family. I chose early seating because I brought my grandchildren and he was so kind and patient with them ages 6 and 8 A perfect evening
Great for breakfast and dinner
We are here twice on our recent trip to Wailea. We were staying at a nearby hotel and could walk along the ocean path to Andaz which was great. The ambiance and decor is great and tables are well spaced. This place is pricey but the quality of the food was worth it. Breakfast buffet is looked great. I had the cinnamon roll pancakes from the a la carte menu which were amazing. Dinner with spouse and 2 tweens was also a very nice night out. The menu is a bit limited but the kids liked trying new things as we shared most plates family style. We had the lobster, fried chicken, shrimp and a few other items and all were good. There is also a kids menu. Great place for excellent food in a casual warm atmosphere.
Enjoyable, one-of-a-kind, Maui food journey
Local, delicious food prepared with integrity and creativity. JD was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. He helped us choose some fantastic plates to share, coursed them perfectly and paired wines with each. We especially loved the grilled octopus with asparagus salad and the Maui Gold pineapple with housemade speck and chèvre, wagyu hanger and amazing abalone risotto. One of our best meals in Maui, and really just about anywhere. Note: we were seated on the lanai which definitely elevated the experience.
Food quality not as good as previous vis ...
Food quality not as good as previous visits and per other reviews, high prices and appetizer sizes for entrees. Won't be back
Amazing as always!
This restaurant is incredible in all aspects: the service- JD and his crew are spot on! The freshness of all that's offered. My Opa was so wonderfully prepared! My husband's dish was the lobster, delish! He started with the shrimp appetizer and it was great. The flavors are well thought of and it's absolutely our favorite restaurant on Maui. It's a must, don't even think of skipping this place. Prices are high but so is everything else on the island! You might as well enjoy what you pay for!
If you're in Maui, you should definitely eat here!
Ka'ana is a farm-to-table concept kitchen. I recommend sitting outside where they often have live music. The risotto was the best I've ever had! Our server was attentive and engaging. Highly recommended for romantic evening! Visit around 5:30/6 to watch the sunset.
Very disappointed in our experience. The server seemed "put out" to answer our questions. She got one of our entrée orders wrong and we had to wait for the correction. There were no apologies. While the food was tasty, it was very pricey. They should offer some wines at less than $20/glass, or $75/bottle.
Disappointing - Big Bill and Little Food
Ka'ana Kitchen was recommended by our hotel and also appeared on some recommended lists. The food was very good, we had the tune, steak, squash, abalone. All good, but the portions were shockingly small for the prices charged. Between two of us we spent $150 on food and left hungry. I could not bring myself to ordering more food. So, good food and if you are a foodie you will probably enjoy this resturaunt. If you are looking for a quality meal and leave satisfied without spending $200 on food, this may not be for you. My wife and I were disappointed. It was a Saturday night and there were lots of empty tables at 7:30. Probably an indication that others feel the same. Perhaps the most outrageous aspect of the evening was the red wine we ordered. We ordered 4 glassed of red wine for $80. The wine was served in white wine glasses and there was condensation on the outside of the glasses because the wine was cold - white wine temperature. There was no bouquet to the wine due to the temperature and glass. We mentioned the cold temperature of the red wine to the server, he told us that is the way it is supposed to be and we never heard back. I am certain that is not the case, or there was an error. Perhaps I am wrong, but at a minimum I expected the server to come back and explain why the red wine was served at such a cold temperature. In any case, we will not be returning and would recommend that you find a better alternative in Maui unless you are a hard core foodie and dont mind spending $400 for a good bottle of cold wine and a full stomach.
Quiet spot with great food!
We live nearby and enjoy an occasional dinner at Andaz. Food and service are great. I find their menu somewhat limited and wish they would offer more specials for variety.
Something to experience!
The food is fresh and delicious! It's very scenic and the service caters to your every need. One of my favorites on the island.
The tasting menu is amazing. You are sitting right next to the chef who interacts with you.
Ka'ana kitchen amazing farm to table dining
Great dinner! We had the tako, Kaua'i shrimp, and Pork Belly along with the decadent chocolate mousse dessert! So worth eating here! Amazing service, great drinks, and such creative, delicious locally sourced gourmet cuisine!
Nice but pricey
Depends on what you are looking for. Sharing concept is nothing new coming from a big, European family but sharing pricey plates is not what was expected. Server added something to our selection because he thought it wasn't balanced. Fine if he's paying but we ended up paying for it.
Food and service were exceptional. Howev ...
Food and service were exceptional. However, the dining experience is significantly different inside vs. outside. Inside seating is surprisingly uncomfortable, especially at one of the banquettes, and for the money it was a slight letdown. If you like wine be prepared to spend double what you pay for food on wine. Very few affordable wine options.
Came here for breakfast and it was legit ...
Came here for breakfast and it was legit. Chef prepared a poached egg on tomato with avocado. Quality selection for a buffet and great homemade juices
Our meal at Ka'ana was the best dinner we had during a 3-week trip to the Hawaiian islands. From appetizers to dessert, each dish was perfection.
We had dinner on Valentine's Day. The cost was $140 per person before cocktails and tax and tip. It was a total ripoff!!! While we did not have a problem with the special limited menu per se, we did have a problem with the food quantity. While each of the 4 courses were good to very good, I rated the food fair because: (1) My oyster cocktail had only 2 of the smallest oysters that I have ever had. (2) My wife's octopus appetizer was mostly greens with 3 small pieces of octopus therein. (3) We both had the cold lobster main course which consisted of a lot of greens and only about 1/8 lb of lobster meat. (4) My sesame noodles and my wife's fig salad were very good. (5) Our deserts were OK. As to service, three times the waiters/waitresses brought someone else's meals to us. Our second course was served just as we were finishing our first course. It took a long time for our main course to be served to us. Finally, there was only two of us and the restaurant added an 18% tip to the bill provided to me without highlighting that the tip was included (and, of course, the credit card receipt still included a space for another tip). I do not object to the amount of the tip (despite the fact that the service was poor); however, I do object to the very unusual practice of adding a tip when there was less than 4 or 6 people at the table. While I noticed that the tip was included in the bill, I suspect that some/many other customers did not notice it and then added another tip. With our 2 martini's and a bottle of wine, our total bill for dinner for two was $460.00; the meal and service were not worth it!! I recognize that this was Valentine's Day when the restaurant was very busy; therefore, I can accept the poor service. However, there is no excuse for serving an insulting quantity of food for $140 per person. Since the food (what there was of it) was good to very good, we will try the restaurant again next year on a "regular" day.
Fantastic Valentine's Day!
We really enjoyed the 4 course meal for Valentine's day. Service was spot on, the food was delicious. We had a table with partial ocean/pools view. The ambiance was quiet and romantic. It was a lot of fun, and we didn't feel rushed. It was a perfect night capped off with a cocktail down at the fire pit below while fireworks went off at the Grand Wailea. Good times.
Over priced Poor service ... Very Rushed ...
Over priced Poor service ... Very Rushed. Mediocre Food Really disappointed
High aspirations. Room to grow.
We have dined at many excellent restaurants on Maui, but Ka'ana Kitchen appeared on our radar only recently. Maui born Isaac Bancaco drew lots of attention after moving from the Grand Wailea to Andaz. He has since move on, and up, the management chain and no longer supervises Ka'ana Kitchen directly. The offerings for our dinner on Valentines Day were for a set menu of four courses with three options each. Not a tasting menu, but still adhering to local sourcing. First course options included Watermelon Salad, Somen Noodles, or Grilled Octopus. We tried the salad and octopus. Both were excellent. Watermelon salad ingredients were discrete but complementary flavors of fruit, candied walnuts, feta cheese and arugula. Fresh as could be. The octopus was almost sweet and very succulent with watercress and asparagus bits. These flavors melded nicely. The octopus was tender and succulent. A jewel. For the second course we chose the Kula Figs and Wagyu Hanger, leaving Kumamoto Oysters which we have enjoyed many times at home. Figs with gorgonzola, Waipoli greens and local orange centered around the fig with nice, local, but not special flavors of orange or greens. Wagyu was wasted on the Hanger, which had nothing unique to offer, and the peanuts stood alone beside the papaya and basil. Course three options included Lobster, Ratatouille and "Tajima Striploin." Despite participation in the making of the movie by the same name, The French Laundry never offered Ratatouille on its menu. So we went with the Lobster and meat (again). We were surprised to see no local non-shell fish anywhere on the menu. The Lobster was simple and delicious with hints of vanilla and delicate white asparagus. The "striploin" sauces read well as mole and ulu tamale, but they didn't spark a thrill of unique or exceptional flavors. Of the three desserts the Waialua Estate Chocolate flourless cake really was a special flavor set.
poor service, average food
service was incredibly poor, waiter completely frazzled and inattentive; food quality is not as good as it used to be, very overpriced and expensive wine list. Would not recommend
Great food, service and environment. Enjoyed our evening very much.
Great food and great service with great friends!
We had a great meal with Johnny Waishaar as our server. He gave us excellent service and recommendations and we loved our meal! Mr. Drake
They took their best dish off the menu
For reasons unknown, the fried chicken , which was divine, is no more. Such a disappoinent, especially when no explanation was forthcoming. Octopus salad was excellent. Pricey, but the quality of the ingredients is topnotch. When the out the chicken back on the menu, I will be back. Otherwise, probably not.
We ate at Ka'ana kitchen for our wedding anniversary. Despite flagging this in our reservation, no one at the restaurant made any mention of it during our meal. The restaurant was about 1/2 full when we arrived, but they proceeded to seat us at the worst table in the place. We had to ask twice for a better table - not impressed. Food was OK, but nothing to rave about. The abalone risotto was the standout, but everything else was average. Drinks are very expensive, as they are in all restaurants at the hotel. Definitely does not live up to the hype, but I found this to be typical of all of the restaurants in Wailea area.
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