About Ka'ana Kitchen at Andaz Maui
Wailea, HI 96753
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
We loved the location in the Andaz above ...
We loved the location in the Andaz above great live music outdoors below. We loved the fun of picking dishes with local ingredients to taste and share. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. Would come again!
Perfection in every since of the word! Q ...
Perfection in every since of the word! Quite different experience yesterday and today from a few days ago. From remembering my name and making it a truly intimate dining experience to the wonderful food, ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!!
Our server, John, was terrific. He help ...
Our server, John, was terrific. He helped us understand and navigate the unique menu so that we could appreciate the chef's vision. We enjoyed our cocktails and appreciated that John was gracious in granting our request to delay starting the food service so we could enjoy our drinks before diving into the food. Standouts include the Wagyu steak and papaya salad and the clam appetizers. The abalone risotto was unique and very tasty as was the preparation of the Lobster dish with a slightly spicy broth. Bread is served only on request, so do make that request - it was quite good. We enjoyed a shared dessert and coffee as well. Our outside table was nice because we had a nice view of another part of the Andaz resort and the weather was so nice outside, too. If you're staying at one of the other Wailea resorts, chances are you can use the resort shuttle to drop you off and pick you up from the Andaz (we used the Fairmont Shuttle) which makes it an easy "commute."
I'm staying at the hotel and had a reser ...
I'm staying at the hotel and had a reservation at 10am. When I arrived I explained the same and was told it was first come, first serve. I again explained that I had a reservation and was told it didn't matter because it was first come, first serve. I was left thinking, "what's the point in making reservations then?" I understand a few minutes wait with a reservation, but I had to wait for five parties to be seated ahead of me. Some of them probably had reservations, but I doubt all did. Furthermore, I dined for an hour and my server only came back once to see if I needed anything. I'm a little disappointed as the service was remarkably different yesterday.
Good food, great ambiance, and awesome s ...
Good food, great ambiance, and awesome service. Absurdly expensive like the majority of the restaurants in Wailea, but you know that going in. The menu is limited, but everything was good and fresh. Go early for sunset and sit outside, the views are amazing.
First time here, and it was a great choi ...
First time here, and it was a great choice! We had a fantastic meal along with great service and wonderful atmosphere. The capper to this meal was the best dessert (Coconut Sundae) I can remember eating in a long time; maybe ever! Sit outside; enjoy a sunset and a great meal at Andaz!
We went to the restaurant on New Years a ...
We went to the restaurant on New Years and there was a set menu for $150 a person. This was not indicated on open table when we booked and was a surprise to us upon arrival at the restaurant. This was our New Years plan and it was too late to make alternate arrangements. I would have liked to have been informed when booking this restaurant. Otherwise, the food was good and the great vibe in the restaurant
Chose this establishment for New Year's ...
Chose this establishment for New Year's Eve 4-course dinner. What a mistake! It felt like the restaurant gave the night off to their regular staff and found holiday replacements for them. The hostess was inhospitable, seating us at a table with blinding sunlight with no shade or window treatments. There was another table (that remained empty for the duration of our meal) which she refused to move us to, even though it was no more than 4 ft from our existing table but was not in direct sunlight. The food was mediocre, lacking balance or depth. Three of the four courses were cold-served and prepared in advance. Main course (risotto) was served warm. Our server provided minimal attention. He took our order and didn't come back to our table until an hour into the meal. (Assistants provided refills of water on a regular basis though). Our server stood at his station conversing with other staff which was about 15ft from our table. During this time, he didn't even glance at our table. I have photos of his laziness but that's digressing from this restaurant review. He came back to our table after one hour to ask about our satisfaction of the meal ( during course 2 of 4). At this point, I asked for the dinner rolls that I wanted to have while waiting for course #1. This meal experience was akin to a startup venue with inexperienced staff and chefs, and was definitely not reflective of a respected establishment (It's located in an upscale hotel with previously good reviews). The meal cost approx $560 for 3 people (no alcohol).
staff are fairly well train and friendly ...
staff are fairly well train and friendly, somewhat helpful on the wine list, could be better inform,quite knowledgable about the food and how they are prepared. overall the wait person is very friendly when she found out that we live in the same area.
the menu is outstanding using the high quality of local products.
outstanding job for the management.
We had a wonderful Christmas Eve meal he ...
We had a wonderful Christmas Eve meal here and the food was delicious! One of my tablemates forgot their leftovers to go box and when he went back, it was already thrown out. :( Maybe too efficient, but we understood. The food was that good... my friend was really sad not to have the leftovers for the next day.
Overpriced even for a resort restaurant. ...
Overpriced even for a resort restaurant. Food is average at best. Had a 55$ 7 oz wagyu steak that was very hard and not tasty. Had to ask for a knife steak. Breakfast is no better. 18$ granola yoghurt with mashed up fruit. Said we did not like it, waiter just took it and walked away.
The food was very fresh however the port ...
The food was very fresh however the portions are kids portions for what they charge, I found it overpriced. Huge plates for very small portions. Service was pleasant and efficient, that kept my rating from being lower.
Ka'ana Kitchen was spectacular! The food ...
Ka'ana Kitchen was spectacular! The food was wonderful and so was the service. We had A+ service...the quality and fresh ingredients wonderful. We'do come back again and again. The topper was the birthday surprise dessert!! Music and ambience was fantastic!!! Absolutely memorable. Thank you!!
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.
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