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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
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.
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.
Me and the wife went her for Valentine's day brunch and had Kiana for our server. She had the best suggestions and gave us a guided tour of the entire set up. The food was amazing, but it was the service that really set it apart. Thanks for giving us a great time in Maui Kiana.
The service, ambiance, and food have been excellent over the years until now. We had a 5:30 Open Table reservation. There was no one there and we were given the table at the end of the porch overlooking the very loud live entertainment guy. What the crap?! Another couple arrived and quickly fled to the other end of the porch as far away as they could possibly get from the loud music.
I ordered "your best Pinot Noir by the glass" and was given the choice of a Willamette from Oregon or a Magnien - the recommended choice - which tasted like a cheap wine and cost $35. Holy crap!! Who charges $35 for a glass of wine that isn't even poured at your table???? Had I known I wouldn't have ordered it, knowing how long such a bottle could have been sitting around for.
Kudos to the chef for the flavors in the Catch of the Day meal and in the Kula green salad. All good except the produce - not much to work with compared to before it seemed. Kudos too to the super efficient water pouring server who looked after all of our needs - quickly replacing utensils that had fallen into the gigantic bowl with fish broth, bringing us bread, etc. He has been excellent over the years and is much appreciated!
Interesting, delicious, elegant meal. We were staying at the hotel and Ka'ana Kitchen had great reviews. The setting is peaceful--we sat just outside the restaurant. You can see the chefs cooking at stations, not just an open kitchen but kitchens in the middle of the beautifully lighted dining area. Very appealing! The waiter brought out 3 wines for us to taste before we chose. The food was terrific, really interesting preparations, and each one was outstanding. Dessert--coconut sundae--was awesome!
Best and most innovative meal we have had on our trip. If you are foodie this is for you. The menu is set up by farmer. we had a lovely watermelon salad to start. We then had the pork belly which was outstanding and the crispy fried chicken with hawaiin cake which was also pretty stellar. to finish we had the s'more-which was not my favorite-it was good but not great. but the chocolate tart like dessert was really good. Our server Gwen was was friendly and had a very pleasant personality. She was very sweet and accommodating to my five year old.
This was our third visit to this restaurant and each time have been so impressed with service and food. The abalone risotto is superb and reason alone to visit. Our only complaint, and its a small one, is the limited selection of wines by the glass. But we understand that most visitors to Hawaii are into local and craft cocktails, which are excellent. However, we wish that we had more options when dining their. But we will definitely be back!
There were many interesting appetizers and employees were telling us their favorites. We decided to order 7 appetizers for dinner. They were all delicious and we were full when we were done. From the time we walked into the hotel, the employees were very pleasant and friendly. We celebrated our Office Managers Birthday, she had a really nice time and everyone was wishing her a Happy Birthday. Overall we had a very nice experience and would return again.
Being seated above the not Hawaiian very loud music was not romantic and ruined the atmosphere. Our friendly server helped make up the difference. The food was good not great. Coffee was weak and I will never give 5 stars to an expensive restaurant with weak coffee. Dessert was fantastic.
What a fun and romantic dining experience! I'm glad we came here and each dish was beautifully presented and delicious. Service was really great and very knowledgeable waiter JD! It was a nice way to spend one of our last few evenings in Maui. Meander down after dinner to the fire pit area and have more delicious cocktails! I loved the lime in coconut. For how expensive all the meals are in Maui, this was more than worth it.
Great patio over looking beautiful contemporary property and lovely ocean views and colorful skies at sunset! Friendly staff that clearly has tasted all the dishes and has excellent descriptors of each dish. Good luck deciding! Several friends went to this restaurant too during a week of meetings. Seemed we all tried something different and yet we were all impressed! Especially loved the downstairs live band that played- not too loud but so nice to have a background of music during dinner at a level to have a nice conversation.
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