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

What 528 People Are Saying
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Seattle
71 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great dinner! It was our anniversary and they were great with a wonderful table, lei's and a glass of champagne to celebrate. The food was delicious. I would definitely go there again!

J
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Art, Robert’ and staff made our dining experience one of best we think we’ve ever had. Kudos to the chef also. Everything was 5 star-if staying at the Ritz Carlton, this is a much for dinner.

C
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic view. My ahi salad was exceptional!!

NY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner

Staying at the Ritz-Carlton anyway, we figured we would come here instead of driving an hour or so to Mama Fish House (we’d been there before) — so glad we tried this place. The view is INCREDIBLE — whales and all — our server Nick was fantastic

Had the Mahi and the steak — fresh local veggies, lobster rolls, rice, delicious Hawaiian sweet bread. Special meal enjoyed by us both.

S
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very memorable experience. We were celebrating our 40 th wedding anniversary and our server Katherine was fantastic! She was very knowledgeable about the menu and drinks. Service was impeccable. The food was outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

DH
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I have been annual visitors to our beloved Maui for many years after being being married in Hana eleven years ago. Personally I have spent more than 25 years visiting the island paradise with all of its precious treasures. We have added a new treasure to our world and highly recommend it to thoughtful and discerning visitors who seek the very best in Maui dining....The Banyon Tree at the Ritz in Kapalua. Chef Bella has created an environment that welcomes all with an inviting environment, an extraordinary staff and the most creative menu. Even more this special place delivers with the best of service from dedicated professionals like Savanna and Lara who clearly believe the “Bella dream”....we certainly believe that food in this place can become your Maui Dream! There are no words to describe it...you need to visit the Banyon Tree for the best dinner one could imagine....Bravo Chef Bella!

OT
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. View was incredible

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day. Wedding week in Maui

B
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Usual Ritz pricing and food quality - but service and attentiveness lacking. Limited menu for Valentines Day, but later realized other dinners (somehow) ordered from everyday menu ... which was never offered to us.

KS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elopement wedding dinner. The staff made it an amazing, special experience. We felt like royalty. Highly recommended.

G
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Wonderful patio.

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The server, Lara, was absolutely fabulous. Best we have ever had in Maui. Go see her!

OT
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food kind of weird. My lobster tail was the size of my finger which was ridiculous for $35. My husband enjoyed his ahi tuna. Also the special drinks were awful. Just get normal drinks. Or go elsewhere...

D
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Pretentious restaurant

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M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Our experience at the Banyan Tree was somewhat mixed, but overall good. The drinks and appetizers were so amazing that I would consider going back just for those the next time we are in Maui. Our greeting from the hostesses could only be described as cool; however, our server was very friendly and knowledgeable and there was a very proficient manager who helped sort out a better table for us. The snapper special with an orange puree was a total miss; the regular mahi mahi was delicious. All in all, I would recommend it for a nice dinner out in Maui with some unique tastes and dishes; however, this is room for a little improvement.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robert, our server, really made my wife’s BD dinner really special. From the hostess to the water guy, lots of big smiles and helpful attitude. We have eaten there before, so we knew everything would be perfect. Food was great. Wife really enjoyed the hot, raspberry strudel. Will return and ask for Robert.

D
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dinner with friends who happened to be visiting Maui at the same time as us and who live 100+ miles from us. We first enjoyed drinks and appetizers by a fire pit and were delightfully served by Robert. Then we moved to an outside table with excellent viewing of the fire show. Robert continued to serve us. The seafood bowl for two was delicious although I could have used a little more rice. The food was priced as we might expect. The cocktails were way expensive. The total bill for four including tip was over $320, a bit on the pricey side but enjoyed the evening.

SL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun place to eat. Interesting dishes with nice atmosphere. Berry crumble was great dessert!

HS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant semi-outdoor hotel restaurant. Lovely food and drinks, knowledgable waiters. Surprise fire dancers! Charming way to end our Maui vacation.

N
New England
26 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner option at the Ritz Carlton. Seated with a fantastic view of the fire show. Food was delicious. Prices are what you would expect for a resort.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

It was extremely loud and the food was not very good, especially for the price.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb, sublime. The Filipino influences were so thoughtfully and masterfully woven into the dishes. So fresh. The bibinka for dessert with the tumeric tea was perfect.

c
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The smoothest and tastiest MaiTai on the Island.

An absolutely spectacular views both inside and on the patio of the recently renovated bar & dinning areas.

The outstanding long term waite staff of Robert & Laura provided outstanding knowledge of the menu including evening specials, as well as recommendations from the extensive the wine selections.

A wonderful evening was had by all.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful experience w our waiter Ara, that we decided to come back the following evening for another wonderful experience. He was knowledgeable and personable, which made for a great evening both nights.

JE
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luke has to be once of the best waiters I’ve seen . Thank you for making our night special

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Becca the hostess was fabulous. The ambience and food as expected great.. loved it

d
Portland
130 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The lobster lumpia was delightful; the seafood pot for two was wonderful; the hawaiian sweet bread was like brioche but a little buttery and salty; the asparagus was tasty and hamakura mushrooms enjoyable. The space is more informal than one would anticipate for such a restaurant, the view not particularly impressive, and the red wines by the glass were served chilled. The excuse was that the ambient temperatures would make the wines too warm, but it was only in the 70s and temperatures can be controlled indoors.

a
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We went here three days ago and it was lovely. This time it was like a whole different restaurant. The service was poor, the food was cold altogether a totally different experience. Very disappointed by our return dining.

CS
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent, but portions quite small as most fancy restaurants. I particularly didn’t like the service, when we asked to change something in the dish the waiter looked at as as sinners... He couldn’t hear very well, or it was the music that was actually a bit loud that we couldn’t hear other people across our table. Quite overpriced.

a
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food. Beautiful Setting and Great Service. We will be going back to work our way through the menu!

f
Minneapolis
189 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really special place.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

c
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food was disgusting !

TT
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Banyan Tree was the best meal of our two weeks in Hawaii. The staff were exceptional and the food was superb. We will be back !!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Made reservation but had to wait and were seated outside. Too noisy. Chairs were bulky, hard to move. Wild cats near our table was unsettling. Sat on a patio outdoor area. Should have been more options/ choices for the price. Very expensive!

K
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Banyan Tree for New Years Eve. It was a 4 course price fix dinner. Service was great, staff was friendly and polite. Food was very good and they provide a nightly fire dance by a local group. We had a great night and would go back for sure.

AB
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, location and service.

AM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was amazing. Our waiter, Ara, made excellent recommendations (the steak was top notch as was the pancit). The view is spectacular too!

OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience1

The young kid lacked problem solving skills
We had reservations, when we arrived he said due to rain they did not have table and we could eat in
The bar
We let him know it was not our problem - then he said they had large parties arriving - still not our problem
Then a young gal walked up after over hearing - who then said it would be a moment- she then seated us and apologize fir the young hostess

JG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fire Dancer was a bonus as we have never experienced that before. Our waiter and service were outstanding. Food was delicious.

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