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, Outdoor dining, View, Wine
Ka'ana Kitchen at Andaz Maui Ratings and Reviews
This was one of those places one will cr ...
This was one of those places one will cry for the money. We went there for Thanksgiving and it was all wrong from the host who was a grumpy rude man to the food that was oily, cheap quality but fine dining prices. Never again! We paid as much h as for Mamas Gish House and believe me it's far from it in every respect.
EXCELLENT dinner! My husband and I retur ...
EXCELLENT dinner! My husband and I returned to Maui in November and made it a point to stop at this restaurant. On Tuesday night we sat outdoors, and at 730PM were able to enjoy the live music from the bar below. Two acoustic guitarists who did a great job and brought a fantastic vibe.
FOOD was DELICIOUS!!! Menu is seasonal - but for what it's worth - shrimp appetizer was flavorful, and the ahi appetizer was also fresh, tasty. Fried chicken is sublime & a great change of pace after eating fish nonstop for a week (I love the tuna & other fresh fish on Maui!)
IF you are looking for something delicious, cooked fresh, and interesting for the palate try this restaurant
I dined here a couple years ago for a fr ...
I dined here a couple years ago for a friends birthday and was very impressed with everything: great, attentive service and delicious food! I was looking forward to dining at Ka'ana kitchen and staying at Andaz.
I had dinner with friends here for my birthday and it was the most disappointing fine dining experience that I've ever had. The food was still delicious, however, the service was severely lacking.
It was noted in the reservation that it was a celebration for a birthday and it was overlooked by everyone who served us: from the hostess to the food runners and even our server.
We were not asked if we'd like another round of drinks when some of our glasses were empty before our entrees were dropped.
The dessert we ordered came and my friends wanted to sing to me. One went to ask our server for a candle. The runner came to our table to hand her a candle with his backpack on; he obviously was trying to run out of there as fast as he could. He also stated, "oh did you need a lighter too?"
One of my friends had one so he just left. I'd never had that happen to me and was shocked that it happened in a restaurant of this caliber.
I'm not sure if it was an off night for the staff or what was going on. It was just a very disappointing experience; it's unfortunate that the service level didn't match the food. We had lunch the following day at Morimoto and had a great experience there.
So I really anticipated having a really ...
So I really anticipated having a really great meal .... everyone said I would. But, sad to say...I did not. The food was not good. I won't say disgusting, but I'm thinking it. Chicken was not up to par.. I like good food. I cannot recommend this place. I was thinking that it had something to do with the last reservation time, but the standard should be maintained from the beginning of the day until closing. I cannot return. I cannot recommend. Some in my party declined eating after they saw the food. Thank you for your attention.
Chef Isaac Bancaco was the reason we cam ...
Chef Isaac Bancaco was the reason we came to try this place out--wonderful person and great culinary creator--now promoted to executive chef and no longer hands on chef. My only complaint was the rack of lamb (most expensive item on the menu), initially served too rare and after redo was very sinewy and tough. Seafood dishes were excellent and make sure to leave room for dessert!
Excellent and creative dishes. The octop ...
Excellent and creative dishes. The octopus salad and abalone risotto were outstanding. Our waiter was extremely helpful in making suggestions, as well as ensuring the meal was well paced. Although prices are very high, they were worth it.
We were on Maui for 1 week for our anniv ...
We were on Maui for 1 week for our anniversary & a birthday & had dinner every night at a four or five star restaurant. People say the views are great. I had a better view from our hotel cabana. We were on the lanai & had a great view of the bartenders shaking drinks below, & people looking at their phones & a TV we couldn't see. The restaurant was freezing inside, so we asked for the lanai. On the other side of the lanai was a very loud singer who needs more lessons.
We ordered the watermelon salad which I thought was delicious. My husband ordered the beet salad which was just OK. This restaurant stresses farm to table, so I don't understand why they have to pour on sauces that drown the flavor of the vegetables. This was the case with the beets. One time my husband took a bite & said "What is that?" And I said "It's a beet." He couldn't even taste it.
I ordered Niihau lamb and he ordered the fried chicken. The chicken is chicken thighs rolled in cornflakes & we were told they were sweet and tasted like "chicken and waffles." The lamb was OK, but nothing special. It was on a bed of butternut squash& some other vegetables that I can't recall & again, were advertised farm to table. But there was so much butter in the vegetables that I couldn't eat them. As I said before, why have these fresh fabulous ingredients if you drown them in sauce or butter? That's missing the point. Any chef can put a slab of butter in anything and make it taste good. The chicken was OK but nothing special.
We ordered coconut ice cream for desert. Ice cream is my favorite food group & coconut my favorite flavor and whenever it is available, wherever in the world we are, I eat it. This tasted like honey ice cream. I couldn't taste any coconut. The waiter, who was very attentive and gave us good service, said there was no honey in it and lots of coconut. ????? He kindly took it off the bill without our asking.
We will not be back.
Amazing!!! Spectacular outside eating!! ...
Amazing!!! Spectacular outside eating!! EXTREMELY FLAVORFUL FUN, BEAUTIFUL STAFF, BEAUTIFUL HOTEL.... in all caps because YESSSSS, I'm SCREAMING with excitement over this experience!
ABALONE RISOTTO--- OMG!!!!!!!!!!
Our server was fabulous and helpful thro ...
Our server was fabulous and helpful throughout the meal. He almost came across as the manager of the place. He made our first visit memorable and provided great recommendations for both food and drink. We always felt attended to without over service. I wish I had room for the desert and to stay longer. Sitting out on the patio is a must and the restaurant has a great vibe for all ages.
Lovely outdoor seating with a gentle bre ...
Lovely outdoor seating with a gentle breeze off the ocean, stellar service, great wine list. We've dined there on several occasions and the place never disappoints. Oh, and if you are a fan of grilled octopus this should be your "don't miss" dish. Mouthwatering. Amazing. The best.
We didn't realize at first how the exper ...
We didn't realize at first how the experience would be about sharing. There are small and large portions. And what a lovely meal it was! The staff is very knowledgeable and guided us thru the options. Lovely and will definitely return.
I'm very happy to finally find my favori ...
I'm very happy to finally find my favorite restaurant in Wailea. In addition to the relaxing ocean view, outdoor dining at Ka'ana Kitchen, with its excellent food/beverage selection and quality of service, was simply outstanding.
Based on the starters and entrees we enjoyed (Cold noodles, clams, lobster, pork belly, ahi tuna on a bed of roasted vegetables) it was evident that they were prepared meticulously using the freshest ingredients. With the help of our primary server (J.D.), a bottle of 2012 Pinot Noir from Ken Wright Cellars was the perfect pairing for the food selection. Desert which consisted of a moist guava cake and a strip of white chocolate complemented the fresh brewed Kona coffee specially blended for Andaz.
From the valet parking staff to the hosts, all servers were friendly, respectful, attentive and efficient. They truly showed the essence of customer appreciation for local residents and tourists alike. Keep up the great job!!!
Loved dining outside. The service was sp ...
Loved dining outside. The service was spot on. We enjoyed sharing everything and were encouraged to. The abalone risotto was something to be remembered. To the end the meal we shared a guava chiffon cake with strawberry ice cream that was perfect.
It was very nice, a little pricey but ve ...
It was very nice, a little pricey but very creative, yet simple. Our waiter was great but a slight bit on slow side. Possible short staffed but person in charge of keeping water glass full is amazing. They did a great job with complimentary desserts for my other half. A must try while on Maui
The staff is very good and greet you wit ...
The staff is very good and greet you with a wonderful smile. Outdoor sitting is just beautiful. As far as the food,it was fine with limited options, but not the best we experienced in Maui by far. There is really only 2 full service restaurants on site so your choices are limited. The brunch is over priced. It has plenty of food, But we came from staying at the four seasons and the food at their brunch was about the same and less expensive.
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