Chef's Table at Ka'ana Kitchen

4.8
63 reviews
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Chef's Table is Ka'ana Kitchen's premier dining experience. Our Chefs and Sommeliers customize a six course dinner that takes you on a journey through the culinary history of Hawaii.

Sourcing from local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen we only put on a plate what is proper to serve. Our pairings speak to the ability to connect the elements of taste, smell, and touch with everything around us. What we serve at Ka‘ana, we serve from the heart.

Situated in the heart of Ka’ana’s open-air kitchen, guests enjoy their six-course menu while interacting with the Chef, Cooks, and Sommeliers. Chef's table is truly an immersive experience.

Sommelier wine pairings are available in several tiers offering guests the opportunity to discover hidden gems or taste some of the world's most sought after wines.
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SM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous time at the Chef’s Table. We’ve been twice now and it’s been such an amazing experience.

JG
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great experience having dinner at the chefs table the food was fantastic and the interaction with the chefs really great. We liked it so much we booked to go back for our daughters birthday.

MH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of the staff were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. The food and the wine pairings were exceptional and this was by far the most amazing food experience we have ever had!!!!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great as always. Service was on point. The setting looked over a bustling central kitchen, then out towards the ocean. We always take friends who visit us to the Chef’s Table and it never disappoints.

SJ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the chef's table at Ka'ana kitchen for our anniversary celebration. This was a true highlight of our trip to Maui. The food is inventive and delicious. The set up and ambience of the restaurant is truly special, as if you are sitting in the chef's personal kitchen. Service is very friendly and professional. We loved it all.

A
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch as always. A special night. If your looking for a way to impress this is the table for you. Service was awesome.

D
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Chef's Table at Ka'ana Kitchen is a great way to spend a special evening with a loved one or friends. With small plates and wine pairings spread over three hours, there was plenty of time to discuss the food preparation with Chef Jonathan as well as catch up with the rest of the party. We were able to step outside during the meal for photos of the sunset. And the food was excellent--locally sourced and prepared with care.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unreal. Honeymoon meal with wine pairing. Knocked it out of the park

GO
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner! If you’re looking to splurge for a special occasion the chef’s table is an outstanding dining experience. Fantastic food, service, and excitement as the chef’s make you feel welcome and appreciated.

OT
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eating at the chef’s table was a great end to our Maui excursion. Amazing food, attentive staff and a friendly Chef Jonathan all came together to make this a Mother’s Day to remember. Watching the staff create dishes was magical - the fact we got to eat many of them made it even more so. We will definitely return on our next Maui adventure!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing amazing time. Fantastic food, the staff makes the entire meal an experience, and is graciously attentive all while making the kitchen go.

DB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

The meal started off great. Everyone was nice until we did not want to go with the wine pairing and wanted to order our own drinks. It took well over 1 hour between our 3rd and 4th course. Our water glasses were never filled, we poured our own wine, since no server's came by our table. I had to get up
and ask for someone to come to the table so that we could order additional drinks. The manager finally came over and apologized and took one glass of wine off the check. It started out great and went down hill after the 3rd course. After being there for over 3 hours, all we wanted to do was to get the check and leave. We were looking forward to a wonderful experience at the Chef's table and left disappointed and underwhelmed.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience at the chefs table (#91) and the tasting menu with wine pairings. This counter seating for two is part of the head chef’s island and the best spot to enjoy the show as the kitchen staff create all their special dishes and send them out. Exceptional service and delicious food. Overall, a very unique and crafted dinner which will go down as one of our very best.

S
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Sitting at the Chef's Table at Ka'ana Kitchen was an enjoyable & interesting experience. We spent 5 nights trying different restaurants in the Wailea area and I would rank this dinner at the very top of our list and would definitely go there again. The food can only be described as creative bites of yummy and a credit to the chef. If you're not an adventurous eater, I would still try the restaurant but not sit at the Chef's Table since what you're served is up to the chef. We were asked if we had any allergies, but aside from that, you don't know what you're getting until it's placed in front of you. The watermelon salad was my favorite and that's on the regular menu.

F
Hawaii
83 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

If you are a foodie, absolutely do the Chef's Table! We felt like royalty and ate like royalty...the wine pairings are the best I have ever experienced. You will have a very large bill at the end, but chalk it up to an experience. It would be great if you offered your locals a Kama'aina discount :)

I
Des Moines
24 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whole lotta food and a whole lotta fun. Seriously it was about 1 or 2 courses too many. Great experience with good wine matches.

b
Vancouver
154 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend this Chef’s Table dinner experience at Ka’ana Kitchen. First of all, my husband and I were seated with a unique position to have a view of the open kitchen, restaurant, and and the open air windows where we watched the most amazing sunset. Chef Jonathan was at the helm and engaged with us throughout our multi-course meal to describe the food, answer questions we had, etc. Each of our courses were delightful. Instead of doing the wine pairing, we opted for two different half bottles of wine which the sommelier helped us select. We actually went back to the restaurant for a standard table to next night to do a repeat of a few of our favourites!

AC
Miami
76 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had very Hugh expectations based on all reviews and even so ours were fully blown away! We sat at the Chef’s Table and did the food and wine pairing for my birthday. Although pricey it was 100 percent worth every penny. The entire staff appeared happy, competent and engaged. We will make this an annual experience every time we are in town. Jarrett the lead chef was informative and energetic. Chef Brian makes better risotto than I do and I didn’t think that was possible. The Chef preparing the Wagyu beef cooked everything perfectly. Jeff the Somm and GM was delightful and informative. We cannot say enough good things about Ka’ana! Thank you to everyone who made this the best dining experience we’ve ever been fortunate enough to have!!!

e
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chefs table, impressive menu, quality and staff

OT
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience and food was exceptional.

F
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went for an early Valentine's day celebration. Would definitely recommend but be ready to spend $$$. 6 course prefix menu includes a dessert entree $125 per person. Add another $125 per person if you want wine pairings... easily $500 at least... we also had cocktails prior and additional after dinner aperitifs. All excellently concocted! Will definitely come back!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I believe this was our best food experience ever!! We will be back!

RR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place! The service was fabulous from the frequent conversations with manager to discussions with the various chefs. We had a great time and the food was varied, impeccably prepared and delicious!
If I ever get back to Maui, we'll go again!

CD
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were at the Chef's Table which means it was like being in Top Chef without the drama! Loved watching the action. Did six courses with wine pairing - definitely worth the splurge. Two of the courses, my husband and I had same. The other four were different. So large variety and since changes every night...I will just say once of the best food experiences of my life. I said a splurge and it was...but it was our anniversary and they made us feel very special.

TT
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hands Down - best meal EVER
Before meeting Archer (and partner John), I’d never met a master of cocktails - that all changed last night. Every detail, from freezing flower pedals into his ice sculptures , the personal glassware, to the tweezers used to make the finished product picture perfect, was looked after.
Each course was paired with a unique crafted cocktail. Unbelievable!!

Not to be overlooked was Chef Johns’ creations. From the Ahi, to the grilled octopus, grilled romaine, hanger steak, fried chicken, scallop risotto, it was all sooo good that each plate was scraped clean before we gave them back!!

Y
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

サプライズの連続で大変楽しい時を過ごさせていただきました。
夫婦二人で頂いたのですが、同じコースを頼んだのに一人一人違うお料理を持って来てくれて2倍楽しませていただきました。
サービスが気づいて欲しい時に気づいてもらえなかったのが残念でしたがそれ以外は完璧です。
ぜひまた伺いたいと思います。

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RC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Phenomenal food and service with excellent wine pairings. I liked that there were 4 of us and 2 different sets of courses prepared for the first 3 rounds. It was fun to be right next to the kitchen to see all their preparations. Pricey but worth it for a special occasion - for us it was the last night of our vacation in Maui and a great ending to the trip.

HS
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had the six course chefs tasting and it was incredible! I added on the wine pairings which was icing on the cake. Service was outstanding and every course was fantastic. Best meal we’ve had in our 16 days on Hawai’i!

JB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is top quality and the staff are friendly and enthusiastic. We had a great position where we could watch the drinks being made, food being prepped and plated, and everything being staged for delivery to diners. One downside is that serving us was just one more thing the staff had to do on top of everything else. They were gracious and welcoming but we ran out of water a few times and the pacing of the courses was sometimes awkward. Overall though it was a fantastic experience that I would recommend to other foodies.

LG
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cocktail pairing at the bar was amazing. Joe is the man! His cocktails were both creative and delicious. We had so much fun.

GE
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef’s table. You’re in the kitchen. You get what the chef decides. It’s all fantastic. I had the wine pairing. Was served nine glasses of wine. My belly is full. Eat, drink and be merry.

AT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the Chef’s Table and it was awesome. RJ explained all the ingredisncrs and how they go together. The Chef was generous and illuminating. Fabulous night.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible 6 course Chef’s chosen dishes with perfect wine pairings. It was the best dining experience my Wife and I have had!

k
Hawaii
25 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our third visit to Ka’ana Kitchen, and they keep getting better and better each time. The wine pairing done by the sommelier, Charlie was so perfect and we couldn’t believe we have this awesome restaurant on Maui. This is one of the best restaurants in Hawaii (we live in Honolulu and have been to all the fine dining restaurants) and if you happen to be in Wailea, give them a try and you will be happy that you did!

DL
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Eating at Chef’s table and having an amazing surprise dinner is an experience. We had outstanding personalized service and fantastic food from Chef John, and you have to remember you get what you pay for.

P
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food

B
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive staff, great food, nice wine pairings made for a very enjoyable evening.

PB
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always! Definitely recommend this experience!

SW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ka'ana Kitchen was the best meal we had in Maui.

The whole experience was a joy from start to finish. I love tasting menus but pregnancy has made me fussy and wanting to avoid certain foods. Turns out I had nothing to worry about and the kitchen was happy to accommodate (we were prompted at the beginning of our meal to tell the server if there was anything we don't like).

The food was magnificent. The Wagu beef and watermelon salad were particularly memorable. We both had different dishes each time which meant we had the luxury of trying double the amount of flavours.

Service was impeccable. Chefs were absolutely charming (and very good at multitasking!). The chef in front of us noticed the dish I was given had an ingredient that I requested not to have and immediately rectified it. I wasn't going to make a fuss but it really impressed us both that he took it upon himself to fix so quickly.

We both look forward to going back and have recommended Ka'ana Kitchen to our friends.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Food!!

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