Ka'ana Kitchen at Andaz Maui

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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
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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Sun 5:30PM - 5:30PM 5:45PM - 5:45PM 8:30PM - 8:30PM
Tue 5:30PM - 5:30PM 5:45PM - 5:45PM 8:30PM - 8:30PM

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JC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Yes, I would recommend Ka'ana Kitchen; but with reservations. My motto has always been: you can get it good, you can get it fast, or you can get it cheap--pick two. In this case it was pick one.
The food was excellent. We arrived at 6:45 on time for our reservation. It was 7:15 before my husband received his cocktail. It was 2 and 1/2 hours before we were able to ask for our check. It was not understaffed. There were plenty of workers, especially if your job was to fill the water glass. Example: We were promptly greeted at the door by a hostess with an I-pad checking us in. Then we waited around for someone to seat us. Two people to do the job of one. Our waiter showed, then promptly disappeared, and kept doing so. Food runners---I have yet to really accept if this is a good thing. Some stranger comes from the kitchen and puts your plate in front of you. Your server is nowhere to be seen. 5 minutes later you get up to go find someone to get you some chopsticks or whatever else you may need. At ten minutes your server appears to see how things are going. Meanwhile your water glass has been filled two more times, because apparently that is more important than anything else here.
Be prepared for a large bill. Be prepared for a confusing menu that doesn't need to be. In the attempt at being "cool" they have a flower icon key to the menu items, and categories without explanation unless you ask. It's also hard to read because it is printed on a dark buff piece of paper. (There is no Kama'aina discount if you are a local by the way.)
But again; the food is really good. It is a pity it was $273 for two entrèes, two appetizers and two desserts. Beverages: coffee, two glasses of wine, two Margaritas. I'll come again during Restaurant week when it should be more affordable. I seriously don't know how a young couple can manage these prices.

s
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Some of the dishes were great -some just all right. Wagyu beef was tough - how is that possible? Hush puppies were doughy. The salad was fresh and nice. The setting is lovely. I would recommend this to others with reservations.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was average for the price. Quite unusual food combinations on the plate. Small portions and the Wine list is expensive. Went away hungry and unsatisfied. Read good reviews but did not come anywhere near to what we were to believe. Don’t recommend it.

C
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we travel, we often search for well prepared meals with quality ingredients. The menu is simple, the kitchen is open, the service is attentive, and the preparation is outstanding. We ate here twice and execution was consistent. The desserts were a nice surprise. The pavlova and matcha ice cream was the best plant based dessert we’ve had. Highly recommend the restaurant.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around very good!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming and relaxed pacing

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food but you should know that if you are not staying at the Andaz that you will be put in the worst tables in the restaurant. Prime patio seating for hotel guests only despite booking reservation over 6+ weeks ago. Other than that unpleasant realization, the food is incredible.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried chicken and Scallop Risotto were both absolutely amazing. Would totally make the trip back just for those 2 entrees!

PE
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ambiance, attentive professional service, food quality and creativity exceptional. must go to while on Maui

BH
New Zealand
19 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine out in Wailea 100+times every year. Ka'ana Kitchen continues to be one of our favorite places for quality casual/upscale dining. Very interesting menu, excellent service, wonderful atmosphere--be sure to request an outside table!

d
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived an hour before our reservation time hoping to get to bed early (time change was a challenge). A friend in our group had recommended this restaurant highly after her experience earlier in the week. Ours was beyond expectations. We had an outside corner table with ocean sunset view and a server named Carly who made us feel more like friends than patrons. Being gluten-free, our options are pretty stale at most restaurants. Here we had the opportunity to experience fried chicken and waffles!! The fried chicken was cornflake coated and the waffle was mochi (rice cake) that was as flavorful as the best doughnut experience ever. Unforgettable!

ML
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was good but not stellar and was significantly overpriced. We were seated on the balcony overlooking the bar/pool area which was crowded with drunk people watching a football game and yelling loudly, which kind of ruined the romantic vibe the place otherwise might have had. Our server was attentive.

PT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and ambiance. Loved our outdoor table!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at Ka’ana Kitchen and it was just as amazing as we remembered. The portions are great and there’s such a perfect variety of flavors - everyone is bound to be happy. The service was also spectacular! This place is a must.

l
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here was amazing! We enjoyed the grilled octopus, lobster, and clams. Each was so delicious and flavorful while striking a perfect balance that didn't overwhelm our palettes. We look forward to coming back to try to chef's tasting menu sometime! The prices were also very reasonably priced and honestly, we would've been happy to pay more so we were sure to tip generously. Everyone was so kind and friendly, from the cheery hostess, cocktail waitress, our server JD, and even the head chef coming by to check on us. Thanks for making our celebration so wonderful. We were grateful to have made the trip from Oahu to celebrate completion of our boards and Veteran's Day weekend. Ka'ana Kitchen truly made it magical and celebratory.

DK
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience3

A fine restaurant in a well situated hotel. Unfortunately, it does not offer good value compared to others in the area that have similar levels of food, service, and ambiance. If you enjoy having wine with your dinner, the wine list is limited to very high end boutique wineries. Only a small number of options less than $100. Corkage for your own wine is $50, far higher than we've experienced in the area. While other restaurants here waived the corkage fee, they did not, and even included an 18% tip for our dinner for 2 people (and not indicated on the menu). Most restaurants only include this automatically for large groups. While the food was fine, their wine and tip policy left a bad taste in our mouths.

Ka'ana Kitchen at Andaz Maui
Responded on November 10, 2019

Thank you for joining us for dinner last night. I'm glad you enjoyed the food. We waive the corkage fee when a guest buys a bottle of wine - even a half bottle. Yesterday was during Restaurant Week. We offer a discounted 3 course menu where part of the proceeds go to the Maui Food Bank. This menu is subject to automatic tax and gratuity. This should have been indicated on that separate menu & mentioned by your server. If it was not I apologize. Sincerely, Jeff Groh c:503.568.5480

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ST
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We opted to go with 4 different small plate options and each were delicious. We had the octopus, tuna, pork belly and the wagyu. Relatively small menu. Very good cocktails but on the pricier side for even Maui (~$18 each).

OT
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, lighting outside a little on the dark side. Service was excellent and interiors superb.

JP
Phoenix
52 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent innovative food
Great service
We had fish caught that day which was well prepared and tasted great
They have modem preparation of seafood, meat or vegetarian entrees
Would Recommend

SJ
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Second time very tasty good service love the dining room

OT
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Very unfriendly greeter checked us in. Restaurant is beautifully decorated with a very modern feel. It was the first day of restaurant week, but we had to ask for the special restaurant week menu. Food was just ok which was very unfortunate given the nice ambiance inside and out.

MA
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food is very overpriced for mediocre food at best. The menu is also limited for entrees. Drinks are also over priced. Our waitress specifically said she wouldn’t recommended certain dishes but the ones she did recommend weren’t great.

b
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic evening, excellent service, wonderful food and good wine list. However it's wrong to serve 6oz glasses, its cheaper nearly to buy a bottle than the price they charge for 2 6oz glasses!

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and attentive waiter

ML
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food was incredible service was great but the ambiance was terrible. Beautiful view marred by televisions and loud music.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by far my favorite meal in Maui! The octopus salad appetizer was amazing and the scallops risotto blew me away! Also the service was excellent. Must go!

B
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Just a sublime Hawaiian experience. Great space, views, lovely hotel space. Every item was great; pressed watermelon was a eye opener!
Onaga is always a favorite, delicate and probably caught that day.
Pricey but impressive wine menu, pairings available. Made do with a Premier Cru Chablis. Not hard to want to return.

OT
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend for a dinner date or group outing. Wonderful ambiance, service, and food!

A
Tucson
31 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A wonderful local Hawaiian themed restaurant at the Andaz resort. My family of three went there recently for dinner, and had a variety of cocktails and food, all of which were fantastic. The restaurant has a rotating cocktail special menu featuring different mixologists, and both my wife and I loved ours. For appetizers, the Ahi Tataki and Wagyu Hanger steak were tender and delicious. We also tried Hush Puppies featuring breadfruit; these were well executed and tasty though the breadfruit was not obvious. For entrees, a fresh catch of the day and the lobster tail were cooked perfectly and accompanied with generous local ingredients. Dessert was similarly flavorful - chocolate mousse with taro root chips, lilikoi tart with almond chocolate brittle, and a "liquid dessert" featuring scotch and other liquors to give a chocolate, coffee, and smoke flavor.

The only negative was the amount of noise. The evening started out quietly, but a very large party was seated nearby that made it impossible to hear the live music or to talk amongst ourselves. Fortunately the staff was helpful and moved us a few tables down.

With the local, creative menu and fine preparation, we will visit again our next time to Wailea.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Utterly fantastic food, a wonderful experience. Might need to fly back just for a few of the dishes again.

b
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed at the hotel where this restaurant is located. At check-in, they gave us a coupon for champagne and two desserts for our 40th anniversary. Our waiter offered to sub out the champagne for wine and the portions were very generous, so we were only able to eat one dessert. The lanai seating overlooking the ocean was very quiet the night we ate there because it was one of the two nights (Sun & Tues) the hotel hosts a luau. On the luau nights, there is no loud music from the poolside bar located under the restaurant. A very pleasant evening and good food.

F
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten here several times over the years. Never disappointed. Mix of entree-size and small plates on the menu, great for sharing and mixing. Seats on the outside have a wonderful view of sunset. Difficult to decide if we like breakfast or dinner more!

Service is always excellent, Carlie has helped us out several times and always has provided warm, friendly attention and makes you feel especially welcome.

KC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing! We sat at one of the chefs tables and had the best experience! We will be returning for sure!

JM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, memorable food. Perfect all around

K
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the highlight on our trip to Maui! The food here was worth every penny and the staff went out of their way to give descriptions of the food that would make anyone salivate. I highly recommend the Wagyu appetizer but regrettably we didn't order the entree and so I have no input on it but I'm sure it's amazing. We also got the watermelon salad and pork belly appies and were more than pleased with them. For entrees, we received the scallop risotto, which was absolutely delectable and by recommendation, the fried chicken. The fried chicken was probably my least favorite, not bad but not as great as I expected... maybe I am just not that into fried chicken. However, it came with a piece of mochi which was really delicious and a side of sauteed kale which was bitter and inedible. I got the mousse for dessert and while the mousse was quite tasty, it came with a whole bunch of really hard & crunchy vegetable chips stuck into it everywhere. They were too crunchy to eat and made it seem like work to get to the mousse. Other than that small issue, absolutely recommend this place, it was fantastic.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family trip

SS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time to Ka'ana kitchen. The food is fantastic and the setting is almost unbeatable.
I'm gluten-free and they had great options with minor modifications of most dishes.
Highly recommended!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Made our stay at the Andaz extra special.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, ambiance and staff!