The Banyan Tree

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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
With a focus on Hawaiian culture and local products, Head Chef Isabelle Toland brings her French and Filipino roots to Kapalua’s renowned and reimagined Banyan Tree restaurant. Highlighted by a hand-crafted wooden bar that wraps around the center of the restaurant allowing for an open concept with expansive views, the restaurant’s transformation pays homage to the history of banyan trees in Hawaii as a gathering place to meet and share a meal. Chef Bella’s vibrant new menu embraces that spirit and invites you on a journey to discover the roots of the land while incorporating the island’s most unique and sustainable ingredients. Classic Hawaiian recipes are deconstructed and redesigned with a local twist using Mediterranean cooking techniques to develop a menu that will enliven your senses through the ways of the islands.

Specials

Tiki Hour

Enjoy half-off light bites and Moet Imperial by the glass.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 29, 2019

Ends: November 30, 2118

Availability: Daily 5:15PM-6:00PM

50% off Select Appetizers and Moet Imperial

Enjoy 50% off lite bites and Moet Imperial by the glass between 5pm- 6pm daily.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 4, 2019

Ends: December 5, 2118

Availability: Daily 5:15PM-6:00PM

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

"Mele Kalikimaka" 4-Course Christmas Dinner in Hawaii. Includes a Holiday Cocktail and Specialty Treat from our Pastry Chef.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 480 People Are Saying
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PC
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was Ok. Menu seemed limited. Chairs were very uncomfortable.

OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dustin was just wonderful. The coconut curry seafood was memorable.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent. Restaurant was not busy so our courses came very quickly, almost rushed. Every other aspect was spot on.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & beverages. We were well taken care of.

JP
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for their Tiki hour and had outstanding appetizers for reduced rate! Drinks were great also but the happy hour only included one reduced price drink- a champagne- that was my only disappointment- our wait staff was outstanding especially Luke- overall great experience
I had the Farmers Tomato Salad- so good!

r
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing! All the items he recommended were just perfect!!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The foods are really good. We made the good choice.

ML
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome evening at the newly remodeled Banyon Tree.

DZ
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just the best cuisine on the island

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The chicken dish from the dinner menu was so salty. The seafood stew was a watery curry. So disappointing.

ER
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food- We were extremely disappointed with the taste and quality. All of our dishes were greasy, heavily sauced, and flavorless. The produce was old and gross.
Ambiance- The music was extremely loud and upbeat, making for less of a relaxing experience.
Service- The hostess who greeted us was lovely and friendly. Our server was OK but seemed to lack the ability to properly explain the dishes.
Overall- There are much better restaurants on the island. Choose another place to spend your time and money.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved freshness and flavors of everything we ordered.

VT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place. Had the MahiMahi dinner with coconut sauce. Fantastic!

The dessert was beautiful too pretty to look at !! Shaved ice, exotic sorbets! Coconut mochi with Jaapanese tea/sauce

CI
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining experience. Epic and innovative dishes and superb service. Miyako was our server. We shall be back - literally, we booked another dinner while we’re staying at The Ritz-Carlton.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary. Very sweet. Rose petals on table. Happy anniversary on dessert. Very nice staff. Wonderful food presentations.

r
Hawaii
65 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great location, at the Ritz Carlton. Book prior to Sunset for best ambiance. It can get a bit windy there as well!
We had great service and food was excellent

OT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Food was decent. Filet was average, but appetizers were good. Great drinks. Amazing ambiance. Terrible service by a waiter who was attentive to the tables next to us, but virtually ignored my wife and I (we suspect because we’re in our late 20s). Other restaurant were very friendly though, so we may have just gotten unlucky. We tipped accordingly.

OT
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We Celebrated our 10 year Anniversary here, from the moment we walked in and were greeted with Leis and a heart felt “Happy Anniversary” to the roses on the table, the delicious pupus, Glasses of Moët Chandon, an excellent Seafood Tower, the Fire Show and the grand finale: Pele Goddess of Fire Dessert: “a Smokey Fresh fruit and Sorbet display” that was visually amazing and delicious.
Our server Laura was friendly, knowledgeable, gracious and attentive. The Manager Art ensured we were happy by coming over at the end of our meal. My husband and I come to Maui every year for our Anniversary we have eaten at Merrimen’s, Mamas, Sorrento’s, Pacific’O, Frida’s, Cane and Canoe, Lahaina Grill, Nicks Fish House and HuMU, to name a few, The Banyan Tree knocked it out of the park tonight, THANK You, we’ll be back.

M
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Gorgeous view. Excellent service.

w
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely place to gather with friends to enjoy high quality food, drinks, and most importantly—service. Go for the daily happy hour from 5pm to 6pm and enjoy higher end champagne and amazing apps for less.

f
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our experience at The Banyon Tree was excellent. We were celebrating our 10th anniversary and they had prepared a fantastic window seat with a view of the fire dancing performance that happens each evening just outside the restaurant. The table was adorned with rose petals and those extra touches were very much appreciated. Our server was the perfect mix of attentive and respective of our personal space. The Hawaiian Sweet Bread alone was worth showing up for and each dish after was excellent. The Mahi Mahi was just a touch overcooked for me personally but still very good. We had a little trouble finding our way through the hotel to the restaurant but nothing too bad. Overall a great evening.

BT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience. Only complaint was that our main course was served just 5 minutes after getting our appetizer. Love the new menu and renovation.

P
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was exceptional for a hotel restaurant.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zoe was great!

DP
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

On Wednesday they have wine at half price. They have a happy hour from 5-6 with pupus being 1/2 price.
Put those together and you have a heck of a deal. The lobster spring rolls were wonderful and the salad was one of the best I've ever had. The berry crumble was yummy. We'll be heading back for happy hour.
Luke was a friendly server.

OT
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food really good with excellent service ... quantity for the amount paid really not adequate

ME
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great.

JE
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife & I dined at The Banyan Tree Restaurant. It was the first time we dined there. We were very impressed with the exceptional service that we received. Arturo warmly greeted us upon entering and throughout our diner checked to ensure that we were satisfied with our meal and service. Our appetizers, entrees and deserts were perfectly prepared and truly delicious. The Pinot Noir wine selection recommended to us was outstanding. Nick, our server was extremely gracious to us as well as efficient & knowledgeable. We felt welcomed as guests throughout our entire meal and highly recommend The Banyan Tree. We will definitely return.

MC
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As usual, excellent service from Joel Andres and Miako.

It's our first time back since the renovation and new chef/new menu, so we we weren't sure what to expect. We started with a bottle of 2016 Raeburn Pinot Noir which was perfect for all the dishes we slected. The octopus salad was colorful, fresh and surprisingly delicious with lime-flavored poi. I can't say the same for the shrimp dumplings. Our entrees (mahi-mahi with coconut based sauce and flat iron steak with roasted peppers, spicy chimichurri and other vegetables) were also delectable and offered some unexpectedly unique flavors. The pot de creme dessert was also a delightful surprise with some crunchy nibs over rich caramel and dark chocolate mousse.

All in all, it was a very pleasant and relaxed dining experience.

MW
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best. Food, Service, and the views are spectacular!

OT
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, Great food...

CL
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Amazing food, quality and freshness! Service was kind but very slow, too slow and not acceptable for a Ritz Carlton restaurant. The overall experience was good but the service would need to be improved.

AP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable dinner treasured memory with Laura

JS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary and they made it very nice. Flowers and rose petals. Service was wonderful

EB
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Ritz Carlton is usually impeccable with service, and while the valet and lobby staff were over that top in friendliness and attention, it stopped at the this restaurant. Maybe it was more crowded than they were expecting.

We arrived to a little chaos and nobody at the host stand. We waited a bit and finally flagged a waiter down who ended up seating us. We made reservations 4 months in advance and ended up sitting by the pool behind a pillar. Didn't catch the fire show unless we stood up and walked around. Ok, not the end of the world.

Waiter was friendly and personable - forgot an appetizer, but the food was delicious. Pancit never tasted so good. Never got our water refilled but asked the bartender for assistance. All in all it was okay - but not worth the price point.

GG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and so is the service. They also have a fire show around 7:30 that was a very nice way to cap off the evening.

SF
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food. Appreciated the slower pace of the meal and saw a fire dancer while eating. It was a memorable dinner.

B
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating at this restaurant. They have recently remodeled and it is beautiful inside. My husband ordered the special and I ordered the mahi mahi. We both tremendously enjoyed our meal. Our server told us they have a new chef and the dishes have an asian flair which we love. That is mostly evident by the sauces and vegetables that accompany the main entree. Then there is the view. Can’t wait to go again.

KA
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service & delicious food

D
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very flavorful and unique. Service was awesome.

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