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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.
Wailea, HI 96753
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, Outdoor dining, View, Wine
Ka'ana Kitchen at Andaz Maui Ratings and Reviews
Our server, John, was excellent, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful, as were his support staff. The food was outstanding, flavorful, creative and visually appealing, though my wife's Wagyu beef was slightly tougher than good marbling alone would suggest. But overall, a fantastic meal in a magical setting, overlooking the sun setting over the beach.
Excellent Service, Food and Ambiance! We love the freshness of their menu and also love to watch our dining delights (menu choices) being prepared right before our eyes; such artistry and so ONO!! Definitely a must for locals as well as visitors. Mahalo to all!
Staff extremely inefficient at seating, bringing menus and drink refills etc. The food was wonderful as usual. It's a shame they've forgotten how to serve and to wait on their customers. I long for the days when the Andaz just opened and the wait staff dressed appropriately and were professional.
Amazing food, a great band was playing at the bar while we watched the sun set from the balcony. Our server was very attentive and the sommelier was also incredibly knowledgeable and helpful..he didn't push the most expensive wine on us just what he thought was best. The dinner wasn't cheap, but worth it for our last night in Hawaii.
The cuisine is excelllent , extremely well prepared and presented. Good variety of selections with vegetarian options as well
Swrvice was attentive
The design is attractive and well designed with an open kitchen Interior and exterior dining
I'm certain the host thought we would appreciate sitting outdoors overlooking the bar and music but I think if the options are open they should ask
The bar area below was a bit noisy. But then the music began and it improved
Again it is certainly a should try restaurant on Maui
Ka'ana Kitchen, Apple Store meets fine dining. The food was innovative and well executed. The staff should learn how to listen better to the clientele. AND, for heaven sake, SLOW down. With that said, the food was FUN to eat and its presentation was clever. Good job.
We found that Ka'ana Kitchen had an interesting approach to the Farm-table dinner service and a creative menu! Our server asked if it was our first time at the Ka'ana? He quickly explained how the menu worked... important to know because some of the dishes are quite small and the menu at first glance is a little confusing. Once we understood the menu, it was easy to make choices. We were impressed how the menu celebrated each of the contributors, from the local fisherman who caught the fish for that night's entree, to the farms that provided the tomatoes. I would recommend ordering several dishes and sharing! The flavor of each dish was outstanding.
For us it came down to value for the cost. This is a place to be seen....loud crowd and music, more so than a place to enjoy a great meal. Don't get me wrong, the ambience is nice, the service was very good, but the cost of being at the andaz outweighed the meal. Octopus and Waygu tapas were good. Their interpretation of chicken and waffles was better than good. White cake desert was above average. Drinks and wine were quite expensive, along with the rest of the meal. No real glaring issues other than our perceived value vs. the other restaurants we went to during this visit to the greatest place on earth.
Left much to be desired. Restaurant not busy, yet felt like service was not there. Beverages not very tasty.. Even a basic Pina colada tasted wrong, their signature drink bland. Food choices described as family style, yet portion not generous enough to be appetizers.
This restaurant was in walking distance of our hotel and we wanted to walk home on the beach. The food was excellent and our server was great at explaining all the menu options as many were unusual. My husband and I split the Waipoli Greens salad and Ahi tataki appetizer. They were excellent. I had the Hawaiian Snapper (Fresh Maui Catch of the day) and my husband had the fried chicken. Both were excellent. We enjoyed the table out side overlooking the cascading pools and you could hear the Hawaiin music from the open air bar on the level just below. It was a little pricier than we thought but we were not disappointed.
I had some concerns initially about this place because I was unable to truly understand the menu. All of this was put to ease vey quickly as our server took the time to explain the dinner options and the thought behind the menu. We had four separate appetizers and four completely different entrees. We shared many of the different options and everything was absolutely amazing. I personally had the steak which I can honestly say it is a top 3 steak I have had in my life and that is a lot considering I lived in New Orleans for a long period of time. I have never had a New York strip steak so delicately crafted with flavor and tenderness. This is an absolute must eat at dining experience for any couple or friends wanting to be blown away with a unique eating experience.
We were disappointed. Have eaten here five times in since they opened four years ago, on our annual visits to Maui. It used to be great. The menu has not changed much and the dishes are not as well executed. The octopus was tough this time, as was the chicken. The watermelon in the salad was not sweet and ripe and the walnuts did not seem candied. These are subtle dishes that depend on perfect ingredients and prep. The wagyu beef app. was tasty but not tender. We had better fried chicken at Tin Roof earlier in the week for $9.00 Single shot espresso was served in a 6 oz. coffee cup. Really? Coconut sundae with fudge sauce was yummy.
Valentines dinner-fixed price menu. Food was good, presentation was beautiful but ambiance was horrible especially for the price. We were seated in what was really a public walkway, fine for a casual lunch but not an expensive fixed price menu special evening. Our server did a great job, even though she had a large number of tables. Again special day expensive fixed price menu, they should up the staffing. Generally very disappointed...
Had dinner with my family on Valentine's Day. Prior to arriving, no one mentioned that it was a pre-fix four course meal at $200 a head. No ala carte menu. Most of the food was good, but main course fish was over-cooked. View is great, but the food really should be better at those prices.
Ka'ana accommodated my wife's vegan diet on a very busy Valentine's Day. The prices were typical Valentine's Day "special" set prix fixe. But that happens everywhere. This was the most I have ever spent on a meal and it was twice what we spent at this same restaurant the previous evening which was not a cheap dinner for about the same amount of food and wine. But aside from price, we found it difficult to get a meal in Wailea that had fresh vegetables and proper food that was not over processed or over salted. Ka'ana Kitchen's food was fresh and they really do seem to be sourcing food locally. Our server Carlie was chearful, friendly and attentive. All the wait staff were on the job and functioning like a well-oiled machine. Ka'ana Kitchen was far superior than Morimoto located just below it at the Andaz Hilton.
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