Ka'ana Kitchen at Andaz Maui
Ka'ana Kitchen at Andaz Maui

Ka'ana Kitchen at Andaz Maui

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://maui.andaz.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/ka_ana-kitchen.html
  • Phone: 8085731234x
  • Hours of Operation:
    BREAKFAST: 6:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    LUNCH: CLOSED

    DINNER: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Hawaii Regional Cuisine, American, Hawaiian
  • Executive Chef: Brent Martin
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Ka'ana Kitchen at Andaz Maui reviews from OpenTable diners
125 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (90)scenic view (86)special occasion (73)great for outdoor dining (72)romantic (47)notable wine list (37)hot spot (32)good for groups (31)great for brunch (19)kid-friendly (13)neighborhood gem (12)vibrant bar scene (8)great for lunch (8)late-night find (5)Show More
  • Best in Maui!
    CJStavertVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    By far our favorite restaurant in Maui. From the menu preparation to the execution and service, the food is incredible and the experience is superior. This is the one restaurant that we most look forward to returning to, and that we dine with multiple times on the same stay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • top class all around
    Scudman
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This new restaurant is a must visit. Our food was excellent (octopus, risotto with abolone). Our waitress was perfect in everway. Definitely sit outside as the view is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Andaz
    Mamas1
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Food was good but small portions - very noisy from kitchen - uncomfortable seating position at table All in all - a disappointment Seems more aimed at younger Asians
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food & Service
    xtrmtrkVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Our group shared nine different plates and they were all outstanding. Especially notable were the Lobster Ceviche and the Abalone Risotto. Have a glass of Prosecco with the Lobster for a very tasty pairing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best in Wailea
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    In the newer Andaz hotel, this restaurant is current, lively and has a very creative menu. We had the rib cap and ahi and abalone risotto and shared, beautiful. Ed, the sommelier, was very knowledgeable and friendly. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    PatM
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Really wonderful creative cuisine in an awesome setting overlooking the ocean. Service was very attentive and helpful. Try the watermelon salad, and the lobster.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for Celiacs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    As a person with Gluten allergies I was surprised to go to a restaurant with such a strong reputation and find that there was so little choice for celiacs. What especially concerned me is that many of the foods that are normally gluten free such as rice had glutinous grains added. After working through the menu and asking for several specially created sides I ended with chicken rice and onions. Sorry to say this but the Outback does a better job for celiacs.
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  • Incredible Experiencd
    Teddyk
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Went there for dinner last night. By far one of the best "farm fresh" meals I have ever enjoyed! The open kitchen without walls in the middle of the restaurant lends itself quite well to the overall experience. Service was superb and the food five stars. I enjoyed the watermelon salad and fresh snapper! Both unbelievably flavorful and fresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    new2maui
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    That about sums it up. Ka'ana Kitchens staff creates art for your tongue using the freshest local ingredients. My taste buds are still singing one week later. The view is a perfect complement to this experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum but pricey
    taste2live
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Great flavors, although my lobster dish was a tad salty and for $56 - more was expected! A buttery glass of chard will set you back for $24... A bit noisy... 3 different Music scenes were happening at once.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice, different personality
    CruiseHawk
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The people are friendly in a different, casual way. When you are directed through the entry, waiting to be seated,you're face-to-face with a bartender. He talks with you casually, as if you're the only guests. Then can make you an excellent cocktail as you watch. The style and personality of the place is just a very pleasant experience. Their affection and concern about you is genuine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    Divine
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was amazing and our waiter outstanding. The octopus appetizer was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Place
    SWMGWB
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Went here after we were married on Maui. The food was exquisite and the service was even better. A must try if on Maui.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food
    lovegoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We enjoyed out meal at Ka'ana kitchen so much that we went twice in 5 days. The food is fresh, innovative and delicious. The menu changes but the ahi with soba noodles is amazing. Loved the watermelon with goat cheese salad and how can i forget the abalone risotto. I would go back there again. Service is impeccable. if you go for sunset you have a great view from the outdoor seating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great beachside food
    ILikeFood
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The menu was so perfectly and carefully picked! Each item was so beautifully made and tasted great. I would wish for a slightly larger menu but everything that we had was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    NOEANDNEENZ
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    From the greeting of the Valet service to the sunset upon our entrance into the Andaz at Wailea Lobby to our walk down the grand staircase and greeting with the restaurant's host to our seating and service provided by Kim -- the Aloha Spirit was alive and well that evening. Our server's knowledge of the farmers, menu and pairing of wines to our preference was on point. We had five dishes: pork belly, grilled octopus, lobster, eye of rib eye, and red snapper that were all excellent in flavor! We ended our evening with two desserts: coconut ice cream sundae and goat cream cheese cake which sealed our five-star rating!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cristina made the dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Overall the experience was above the norm. If not for Cristinas excellent service and knowledge I highly doubt that everything else would have seemed so good. She is a keeper and deserves a promotion and a raise. Great job!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocre
    MG22
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We usually go to the four seasons for breakfast, but decided to branch out...won't make that mistake again! The buffet is ridiculously overpriced at $45 for less choice and definitely lesser quality food. Everything is awkward about it. The food had clearly sat out for hours and was unimpressive. The only thing I agree with other reviewers about was the fresh juice guy. The service was just "ok". After asking to change tables (and not being allowed to do so) our server was clearly annoyed and ignored us most of the remainder of the meal.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • High end, but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We actually were staying at Andaz, which is a great property, but this restaurant is less than impressive. They have some fancily named foods that are decorated cutely, but when you get the food , you are realize it's just enough to guarantee a large profit, not your satisfaction.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Perfection seems to be the chefs goal and he and his staff achieve it. From the first course to the main course the staff provides a feast for your palate. The restaurant is unique with the kitchen set in the dining area. Service was excellent.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Wake up all your taste buds
    ExcellenceNothingLess
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great customer service from the beginning of your evening until you leave. Cocktails were exotic and delicious. I can't describe enough how good the food was, just because I would have to write all great qualities a meal could have. I have to say though that each bite woke up all of my taste buds in each bite of the four different plates I tasted. The ingredients, the combination of them, the presentation just phenomenal! Dessert was just one of those experiences that make you stay quiet and hum with a wow at he end.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ka'ana Kitchen
    PhlGrlVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Awesome view, waitress was extremely nice and welcoming, made us feel like home. The variety on the mimosas was unique and very tasty!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but expensive.
    MartyVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We found the food here very tasty, but very expensive for these small dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High cost for small plates
    Dm185
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Delicious but very expensive with small portions. I don't mind paying a lot for food but this was way too much for what you got. Maybe I just don't understand this new way of dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Ka'ana kitchen. It's part of the Andaz hotel and it's got a hip trendy vibe that flows thru to the waitstaff. And we ate on the deck overlooking the pool lounge & pool area. For a more casual experience the lounge looked laid back & fun. There was some live music when we where there and we enjoyed his jack Johnson music. I had an amazing Ahi Carpaccio dish and then indulged in the rich risotto. My hubby enjoyed perfectly prepared chicken. It's a fun foodie place with a great view from the deck. Not too fancy....cool.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    love2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Friends told us to try Ka'ana Kitchen while we were on Maui. Since we were staying at the Andaz, this was an easy choice! Food, atmosphere and service were fantastic. We had the lobster cervice, ahi tataki, octopus salad, rib eye and abalone risotto. All fabulous. We also had the breakfast buffet twice ~ so many choices for $45/person.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delight and Amaze
    AnneVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Ka'ana kitchen continues to delight us with their innovative dishes. We live nearby and dine every 3-4 months - the cost of dining here keeps us from enjoying it more often - but the experience is always worth the expense. Some of our absolute favorites - octopus salad, pressed watermelon salad, rib eye cap - remain as regulars on the menu, while newcomers - notably the kampachi - keep us coming back to see what is new. Our server, John, was attentive without being omnipresent and gave us excellent guidance when we had questions about the menu. Overall our experience was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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  • Wonderful evening!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Andaz lived up to all the raves we had heard from friends - and more! The food was so delicious, the ambiance was lovely and the service was really excellent. We look forward to visiting it several times during our annual month on Maui.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique, delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Each dish was like nothing we had tried before - and all were incredible. Creative, hand-crafted cocktails that were also delicious. Great service to match, and you have an all around winner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superior food but tiny portions
    Charleys
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Don't go hungry...what a terrible statement for a restaurant. Our meals were cooked perfectly and very yummy but very tiny portions. We had the tuna carpaccio, 2 rib eyes cooked medium rare and the coconut sundae. Bill was $192. My wife left alittle hungry and I left starved. Beautiful view and chic decor. What a shame since we were looking forward to coming here for dinner all week.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    XOXO
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Everything about Ka'ana Kitchen is elegant, clean, inviting, tasteful, and ultimately impressive - not just location, interior design, and the view, but - most importantly - food, wine, cocktails, and service. Watermelon Salad - colorful and delicious (though, would love to have a bit more arugula on it). Ahi Tataki - fantastic fresh burratta! Grilled Octopus - perfection, very nice presentation as well! Spring Greens from the local farms - fresh, happy, crisp, and tasty. Eye of Rib-eye - nicely done! Cocktails - imaginative, tasty, well-balanced, with alcohol content that can actually be tasted (unlike drinks at so many other restaurants on the island). Please do not change! Retain your excellent quality and attention to detail!
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    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • david
    davidVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Greatest difficulties related to physical layout of hotel where restaurant is located. Driveway to hotel poorly lit, direction to entrance not well defined; no staff at lobby front desk to ask for location of restaurant; no sign directing to elevator down to restaurant level! Greeted at door to the to the restaurant by a gentleman standing with an I pad/ no name tag, overall bizaare introduc introduction to this relatively new restaurant that needs attention to making the process more user friendly. Saving grace was pleasant wait staff. An additional problem was the menu format that mixed appetizer and main enrees in same columns with symbols that needed explanation. A dining experience should not require a graduate degree to navigate.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Service was mixed
    Mugs
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I recently dined at Ka'ana Kitchen on a beautiful Maui evening. The hotel and restaurant itself is beautiful. However we found the service to be very up and down. We greeted by the fellow in charge of reservations in a frosty way then taken to our table by a lovely young woman who assured us we would be looked after by our server. Unfortunately this was not the case. He was slow to arrive and generally missed the mark on service . He either arrived too early or too late throughout the evening. He did however take the time to find a good wine match for our food. The food was lovely too bad about the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the restaurant if your hungry.
    Gregp
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    It was our first evening in Maui and we thought we'd try something new. BIG MISTAKE !! The menu was very strange and portions for the expensive entrees were like appetizers. Very tasty but my wife's Ribeye for $56 dollars was three small medallions of steak. Ridiculous !! To many nice and fulfilling restaurants in Kehie don't bother with this one. PASS
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  • anonymous
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Food was great. Portion a little too small but surprisingly filled us up. Kinda pricey but it's ok
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So delicious!
    MariahMilan
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    It has been nearly a year since we last ate at Ka'ana Kitchen and we were so excited to go again. Love the menu concept and knowing which farm procured our food. Our waiter, John, was excellent at explaining everything to us and making recommendations. We ended up getting a bunch of small plates and one larger and sharing (4 adults) and everything came out for us in a manner that we could carry conversation, enjoy the food, and the atmosphere. The food is absolutely amazing. This restaurant has become the must recommend place when my clients ask me what restaurants they can't miss.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    mauifolks
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My husband and I tried Ka'ana Kitchen for the first time. Had heard great things about it from friends and had experienced a sampler of the chef's dishes at an outside event. We were NOT disappointed. Had lots of fun and enjoyed watermelon salads, two appetizer sized items, a risotto and a fish entree, which we shared. My husband was impressed by the martinis and the wine. We had a decadent chocolate dessert with house made ice cream. Yum. Waitress was fun and experienced....set up our courses just right. Recommend coming before sunset so you can see the Andaz hotel in daylight and at night, when the lighting changes the whole place.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Some good gems on the menu
    HowardVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Loved the grilled Tako. Tender and delicious... Ahi salad also superb. The risotto and the kobe rib eye were salty and not very appealing overall. Service was a bit rushed, given the view and ambiance would have enjoyed a slightly slower pace.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • Best restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Wins my vote for best restaurant in Maui. Top notch service and amazing food.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed feelings about it
    AndidavVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    If you don't care at all about prices this place is for you. Food was very good, but cost is out of line for what you get. I realize all of the factors that make it expensive but it steps into gouge territory. $5 per bite, yes mouthful bite, for some items. The flavors are great and the desserts are wonderful but no one likes to leave with a bitter taste
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate