An Amazing Offering in Wailea
I have not tasted anything better on island. The offerings are amazing and the staff is so friendly and welcoming. They craft their food for the individual and it shines. Breakfast, lunch AND dinner all have a unique excellence and we are fans for life!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Hotel Dining
Chef Isaac Banaco's creations were delicious. From the Ahí block appetizer to the 48 hour short rib. We will definitely be back to dine again in the near future.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My partner and I visited Ka'ana Kitchen on its 6th day in operation - but the entire experience felt like they had been doing this for years. The restaurant is located in the new Andaz Hotel which is an incredible setting and the decor and views are out-of-this-world, however it's the food that plays center stage here. We shared the compressed watermelon & feta salad and I think we both regretted sharing - it was so good we each wanted one for ourselves. We also shared 2 entrees - the abalone risotto, which I felt was one of the best I've ever had; and the cap steak, which was also extremely well executed. They also have a beautiful bar and good wine list.
Thanks for the great service - we'll be back!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food on the island! Delightful ambiance. Innovative kitchen viewing. The flavors and tastes are amazing. I've eaten at many restaurants over the years, including the mainland U.S., and this restaurant is on the top of my list!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very cool spot
Great food and a very cool vibe. LOVE the Andza experience! Staff is incredibly thoughtful and knowledgable.
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Prices are high, portions are small, but fascinating approaches to food. Menu arranged by supplier rather than by course. Food presentation delights the eye. Food preparation reveals layers of flavor. New restaurant, barely open 3 weeks, worth checking out. Staff friendly, very helpful, eager to talk about the menu.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just a really nice experience, and the staff is amazing. It is an interesting concept--open kitchen, walk up bar, very inviting. It is the sort of place that given where it is, and the "high end" nature of the place, you might think the snob factor would be high. But it was nothing like that--just the most friendly, personable staff, and they all seem to be genuinely desiring to give you a great experience. Bartender Hollie is the best!! The food was delicious--we ordered 4 items to share, and were quite satisfied.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new Restaurant
A great addition to the Wailea food scene. Fantastic food, with an eclectic (and unusually set-up) menu, based on local sourcing of food. Plan on sharing multiple plates. The abalone risotto was done to perfection. The upland chicken dish was a tasty island version of chicken and waffles.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic, unique experience!
First, the entire staff are so welcoming and excited to be at this new restaurant. When we walked in we were greeted by several staff who introduced us to the theme of the restaurant; a complete open kitchen concept. They made us a fresh cocktail right in the entrance of the restaurant using fresh herbs, spices, and infused liquors. Completely unexpected and unique! Our server was incredibly knowledgeable and every item we ordered was unique and delicious. We were able to walk over to the kitchen, interact with the chefs and watch our food being prepared. Everything on the menu is organic and Gmo-free; a big plus. The design and architecture of the Andaz hotel is beautifully modern. We will definitely return when we are back in Wailea.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Wonderful Surprised
We came across this restaurant by chance, and I can not stress enough how wonderful it was. I'm a chef in New Orleans, and have worked all over the country, and this place is truly putting out food that verges on world class. Really, really delicious food! The service was casual but also spot- on; very attentive, knowledgeable and kind. A great experience overall.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Not romantic, good food
The lanai seating is wonderful but it's not romantic, it has great view but right below is a bar, so it's not so romantic or quiet kind of restaurant. Food is fresh, farm to table. Looks like the menu changed monthly, quiet interesting concept. I think the portion is little bit too small for the price that they charge. Good food, but felt little hungry after 3 course dinner. I ask the server to substitute the rice to salad but she said the menu is not flexible at all from restaurant week menu. Very strange, it's not hard thing to go extra mile. But it's still good, just make it a little bigger for at least the entree.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent service, knowledgable, capable and friendly staff, very open concept at every level, farm to table foodie menu with exciting twists on old faves. An experience to savour… don't miss it! We've eaten at all the Wailea restaurants and Ka'hana outshines them all in every aspect. We did not dine off the set menu even though it was amazing too - there were too many things to try on the regular menu.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Relatively new restaurant
Relatively new restaurant in Wailea that we discovered by chance online. We were wary of dining at a hotel restaurant until we read the (currently) few reviews that were so positive. We had a marvelous time. Eat inside if you want the "vibe" - outside if you want more quiet and romance. Either way get ready for a superb meal and attentive staff.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
What else more can I say about Ka'ana Kitchen !.. Wow, Wow !This place is the next generation for Cuisine in Maui if not Hawaii. We decided to try 3 small plates and then a larger portion, this is the best way to eat your way through the menu and not feel over full, but you get to enjoy all the flavors with some of the best ingredients that is out there. They tell me they have a local chef that runs Ka'ana, well who ever he is has hit the nail on the head with his creativity, ingredient driven menu. Last of all the Desserts.. Go for the Chocolate pudding, great way to end a fantastic meal. If you are in Maui you gotta try this place, it is going to be one of the hottest spots around.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best In Maui !
Ka'ana is now one of the best restaurants in Wailea/Maui...The menu had a nice variety of items, with plenty of choices for both meat and seafood lovers. But the Vegeterian Opitions were well appointed through out the menu. All the food we had was outstanding. I can't say enough good about our dining experience . We appreciate very much the excellent food, wine, service, atmosphere, and all of the gracious staff. We can't wait to return next year.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Imaginative and fun Ka'ana Kitchen
Delicious. I loved the fact there were so few choices. Made it easy. The kitchen worked very closely with me as I am gluten intolerant. The compressed watermelon salad was amazing. I wanted more more more! Loved the four different Hamakua mushrooms on wilted arugula with marscapone. Only disappointment was the Wagyu carpaccio. Just not my taste but doesn't mean it wasn't delicious for others! Would go back in a heartbeat.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM