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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
We had the seared tuna belly for starters, it was OK, but not really super fresh. Our seabass entree was too spicy and the wagyu strip loin tasted like ordinary beef. The wine list impressed with its selection and shocked with the prices. The restaurant does not come up with what we expected from our Andaz experience.
For context on this review, my boyfriend and I ate here on New Years Eve when they had a four course prix fixe menu for $175 per person. In short, the meal was bland, boring, and in no way worth the cost.
For our first course, both of us had the fried oysters. They took nearly 30 min to arrive and were overcooked and rather flavorless. For the second, my boyfriend had the grilled octopus and I had the shrimp. This was the highlight of the meal for both of us. The main course he had was grey snapper. It was blackened and acceptable but in no way original in its preparation. I had lobster, also acceptable but largely bland. The desserts were equally unremarkable.
The highlights were the wine advisor who recommended an excellent Pinot Noir that paired well with dinner, although that bottle and pretty much the entire wine list was overpriced by about 25%, even for Hawaii. I also ordered a second glass of champagne a la carte after the complimentary glass that came with dessert. It was terrible AND $29 per glass.
I have no problem paying for high quality and unique dining experiences. This was neither. Maui is packed with other dining experiences that are less expensive, more authentic, and of higher quality. Avoid this place.
Had a pretty poor experience. Started with an arrogant hostess. Food was pretty good but portions extremely small, while ordering specifically asked if it would be enough food was assured it would be else we can order more, however then said kitchen was shut. Left hungry.
Great food and service. My second time there. The octopus, the watermelon salad, and the waygu entree were wonderful. At they recommended, we shared the diverse dishes as if they were tapas. One small glitch... at the end of the meal I asked the hostess if I could order a desert to bring home to my wife. She said that "we don't do take-out". I guess I could have ordered it as part of the meal and asked to take it home in a "doggy-bag".
Fabulous experience at Ka'ana Kitchen, starting with a great cocktail--the Ka'ana Old Fashioned, and our shared starter of the grilled octopus. Probably the best version of octopus we have ever had. The rest of the meal was great, and the choices made it difficult to choose. Great view, great ambiance, great service.
Great breakfast buffets for 5 days, with excellent cheerful friendly staff (especially Jansen and Nic), even open kitchen cooking staff. Dinner was something else. It was a really off night, I guess. We are pretty low maintenance; we didn't need a cocktail or a glass of wine, as some guests do. But we waited 30 minutes for a server to come over; he said he wasn't informed that we were there. Chris must have forgotten to put our main order in. It was a long wait for Fried chicken and Risotto. The menu was hard to understand listed in columns by theme, but not clear which were starters or entrees. The food was overpriced even for Maui Wailea resort standards (we live here, and ate out in Wailea all week. We had a great dinner at The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea 2 nights before.) I posted on Facebook that Fried Chicken was $44, and the response among my 5000 friends around the world ranged from disbelief and hysterical laughter ("you were taken for a ride!"); I quickly took down the post. Watermelon salad was basic, and desserts were simple. Not a good value. Disappointing, as we have been enjoying our staycation at Andaz all week.
A local Maui friend recommended the Ka'ana Kitchen and we decided to try it for my birthday. The location and set up of the restaurant is great and we had a nice table. The service was good and the food was not bad to almost good. But - for the price and portion sizes - the food was marginally bland at times. Overall it was not bad, but not good enough to come back or recommend.
The locally sourced ingredients were put together in interesting dishes. The food was very good. It was fun to watch the operations in the open kitchen and bar. Next time we will try to get seats at the counter of the kitchen/bar. Professional and pleasant staff.
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