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Mauka Makai

4.0
4
197 Reviews
$31 to $50
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Mauka Makai is a culinary experience celebrating the farming and fishing culture of ancient Hawai"i. Ancient Hawaiians drew their sustenance-physical and spiritual- from the land and sea around them. Seafood provided the primary protein in the Hawaiian diet, complementing staples such as taro, sweet potato and breadfruit. This sets the stage for Mauka Makai - toward the mountain, toward the ocean.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Hawaiian, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast; 6:30 am - 10:30 am Sunday Brunch; 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Dinner; 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm Friday Pa'ina Dinner Buffet; 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 662-6370

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ikaika Manaku

  • Neighborhood

    Kaanapali

  • Cross street

    Honoapiilani Hwy

  • Parking details

    None

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday - Friday; 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmSunday; 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 197 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We appreciate the attentiveness if our server while dining with an 11 mos. old.
  2. p

    prexiechase

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Beware! Friday night buffet does not qualify for the owners discount. We ordered one buffet and one steak dinner and they wanted to charge us for a slice of bread.
  3. A

    Andrea

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Mussels were excellent. Need more diverse wine list. Ahi was WAY overcooked. Very good service though.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Good food and views of the ocean
  5. D

    Donkey

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The Friday night buffet was the menu choice. It had a very average offering of choices and was not worth the price charged.
  6. W

    Wolfgang

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Loved the food, but selection wasn’t what we expected. Butterfish was very oily.
  7. RU

    RUInput

    Palm Springs

    90 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I do not subscribe to the “sharing” mode of dining. If it is imposed, I will reduce the gratuity and not return.
  8. C

    Chuckk

    New York Area

    113 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    What a letdown - had read pretty good reviews, then ran into a pitiful Friday nite buffet. Not much else to say, pitiful kind of covers it.
  9. GS

    GeraldS

    Las Vegas

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Read all types and kinds of reviews and decided to try it for ourselves instead. Definitely glad we did, fabulous service, our server Riggo (sp?) was very informative and responsive. Shortly after our food arrived DJ stopped at our table to check on everything and I stated that the reviews varied so wildy that we decided to see for ourselves, which he acknowledged. He stated that the reviews were indeed varied and hopes to improve upon them. We certainly enjoyed our food and service and will definitely recommend and return as well.
  10. VS

    VeronicaS

    West Sussex

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    I choose this restaurant because of the dinner menu offering a lobster dish and it offered a variety for everyone. To our surprise upon check in we were told it was a buffet only and $45.00 per person which was not indicated on our reservation nor the confirmation. We spoke with the F&B manager, who offered us a look at their website (which we were unable to link to in the Opentable site only under the “Full Menu” could we see the sample menu). The food selection was limited, room temperature and less quality than the local Safeway offered. Very disappointing from the standards Westin usually has to offer at other properties. You really can’t do much about parents allowing children to run around tables but for diners and staff safety and for a pleasant dinning experience.... someone should say something and that should not have to be me. However, our table server was very good and attentive. It was an unfortunate last night in Maui dinning experience and we should have left but at 6:30, raining and 6 hungry people...we made the mistake and stayed. I would not recommend Mauka Makai, even if you like buffets.
  11. NY

    NancyY

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! Best restaurant we’ve been to on Maui this trip! Our server, Danielle, gave us great recommendations and was overall wonderful. The staff was very kind and the kitchen was very accommodating to food allergies.
  12. K

    Kathyb

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful ambience and great service at this restaurant with a Hawaiian themed menu. We ordered all small plates and they were creatively prepared and beautifully presented.
  13. AF

    AlineF

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were both exceptional!
  14. D

    Dentistry1981

    Phoenix

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    It was our anniversary they did nothing special for,us. Food good but very expensive,we will not go back.
  15. CB

    CarolynB

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    We went there for the Sunday buffet. Great variety, lovely presentation. Had to ask for more water and drinks several times, so I didn't think the wait staff was very attentive. They also didn't clear used plates without us having to ask. You'd think with a buffet that the wait staff wouldn't have much to do, so at least they could have done that. The salads and entrees were pretty good. Desserts were so so.
  16. SW

    SpikeWagner1

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    The menu was bad. We were very disappointed. But ordered anyway. Food was awful. Service was good and people were nice, but food was just terrible. We honestly joked about it as a family. It was that bad.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food is sub par. I really don’t get all the hype.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday dinner was exceptionally delicious and the cocktails Devine
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thought the food was really outstanding. Compares to the best restaurants on West Maui. I
  20. N

    Nerrak

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Ambiance was good but it could use more lighting. My friends and I needed to use our flashlight app on our phones to read menu
  21. LV

    LVLisa

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2019

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    The reception area was extremely noisy, with a big group in the adjacent room. I was repeatedly told they would be with me in a few minutes. The service was extremely slow and when we requested additional drinks, the drinks were never brought nor were our water glasses ever refilled. This restaurant was a total disappointment.
  22. M

    Mouse

    Palm Springs

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2019

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    The food was good, the service was not. Service was very slow and a martini up came in a tall drink glass, which had to be sent back. They did comp the drink.
  23. KM

    KarenM

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Slow service. Received the wrong drinks. And it took over 20 minutes to get a child's ice cream. Frustrated about the time we spent waiting especially on a non-busy night. Positives the wait staff was kind and helpful and the ambiance was great.
  24. F

    Flipflopmaiden

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2019

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Too bad that the ambience and service are so poor because the food was actually good overall. It feels like you're sitting in cafeteria. For the prices and what should be a lovely dining experience I would recommend white table cloths, soft lighting and trained wait staff. Also, the bartender couldn't make a drink right to save his life! We will not be going back to this restaurant unless changes are made. Too bad as we come to the Westin Ocean Resort Villas twice a year and spend 3-4 weeks and it's nice to have restaurants that we can walk to.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    No atmosphere. Terrible lighting. Very limited menu. Poor alcohol selection. Waiter was nice.
  26. DM

    DebraM

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Avoid this. Go next door to Dukes. The waiter was very inexperienced, the food came out cold ( they did take the entree off our bill). The environment is sterile in the midst of beautiful Hawaii. This is a standard hotel restaurant. Too many great options around to spend your time or money here.
  27. TM

    TerryM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was incredible. Loved the shared plates, which gave everyone more variety.
  28. T

    Tina

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent..great ambience
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was delicious, reasonably sized portions, good service
  30. M

    Mqtsnowdean

    Orlando

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were outstanding! Scallops, fried cauliflower and asparagus were best that we have had on the islands! Jacob was a very courteous and attentive server!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    While the food was quality and tasty, the portions were small for the price. Right up against the pool of the resort so not great ambiance. Service was excellent.
  32. E

    Enjoy

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was Friday Buffet which was good. Disappointed though we I ordered a Gin Martini and the waitress did not ask what kind of Gin which cost $19.00. That happens a lot in the Islands. Because of this I would think twice about returning.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food - Ribeye and Butterfish - was amazing! Great ambiance/view as you’d expect as well
  34. J

    Jan1

    Phoenix

    34 reviews

    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service lacking. Ordered cocktail, finally came after20 minutes with salad already delivered. Mushroom risotto entree lacked flavor. Risotto had 3 sliced mushrooms on top with 2 baby carrots and greens......not mushroom risotto in my book.
  35. A

    Alcottlady

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Three of the four people in our party were extremely pleased with their dinners. The fish/seafood dinners were excellent. However, I ordered the roast chicken which was served with sprouts on top. While the sauce was yummy, the sprouts included a worm crawling around. The staff was accommodating and replaced the dish. Once I began to eat, I realize that the dish consisted of two small drumsticks and two small backs. I would expect an expensive chicken dish to include at least some white meat. I would never order that dish again!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and services
  37. TI

    TIFFANY

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    I cannot express how extremely extremely disappointed were with the Friday night buffet! The buffet food was just so bland and tasteless. We had the Sunday brunch seafood buffet and it was good...and we chatted with one of the server and he told us that there would be the same buffet on Friday night...so we made reservations and invited our guests. When we checked in it was too late to change to another restaurant when we were made aware that it’s not going to be the seafood buffet. I had the ahi poke, shrimp poke it was so tasteless. I’m just in shock that they actually served such poor tasteless quality food on a Westin Resort property! I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT, DON’T waste your time and money.
  38. JB

    JBLMDMBA

    Phoenix

    123 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    A beautiful setting overlooking the large pool with the dune and ocean beyond. Easy to find if staying at the resort but could be a challenge re larking etc if from elsewhere. Absolutely friendly wait staff. Very attentive and warm. Biggest issues were the long time to get the orders delivered despite fact it was less than half full. Almost half an hour for the drinks then 54 minutes for the appetizer Ltd to arrive once ordered Similar delay for the mains. The selections are varied and provide good local options. Typical Hawaiian hotel fare. Serving size reasonable. Real point is that it is a typical hotel venue with good average food and an easy dinner for the clients if the hotel ... it won’t make effort if not staying here next time on Maui.
  39. JS

    JeffreyS

    Miami

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was outstanding! Food was nothing special, but the service (can’t remember his name) was great!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful view of the ocean. Relaxing Koi ponds all around while you eat. The service was excellent. The food was OK for the price. We would go again for the view and their ability to accommodate large parties.

FAQs

Mauka Makai offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 662-6370.

Mauka Makai is rated 4 stars by 197 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Honoapiilani Hwy

  • Neighborhood

    Kaanapali

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast; 6:30 am - 10:30 am Sunday Brunch; 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Dinner; 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm Friday Pa'ina Dinner Buffet; 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Hawaiian, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ikaika Manaku

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday - Friday; 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmSunday; 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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