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About The Plantation House Restaurant

High above the coastline on the island of Maui sits The Plantation House.
From its unique vantage point atop Kapalua's Plantation Golf Course, the elegant open-air dining room offers panoramic ocean views and breathtaking sunsets.
Executive Chef Jojo Vasquez, voted one of Hawaii’s “Rising Star Chefs,”and rewarded "Best Chef America," has crafted menus to reflect his passion for locally sourced and inspired dishes as well as introduced signature menu items. Chef Jojo’s cuisine pays respect to locality, using diverse cooking techniques and contemporary presentations. The menu emphasizes Hawai‘i's fresh fish, with dishes that are enhanced by the bounty of fresh produce and herbs grown here on Maui. The Plantation House hosts winemakers for special events throughout the year and is host restaurant to the PGA TOUR Hyundai Tournament of Championships each January.

2000 Plantation Club Dr.
Kapalua, HI 96761
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Hawaiian, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast/Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 8:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:30pm -9:00pm

Cross Street:
Honoapiilani Highway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 669-6299

Website:
http://www.theplantationhouse.com/

Entertainment:
Beats and Eats the last Friday of every month!

Catering:
We offer several menus available to choose from for all occasions and party size. Chef Jojo works with groups to craft special requests for their guests so they can truly enjoy the dining occasion with all expectations met.

Parking Details:
Our large private lot is free to use. On certain nights and special occasions, we have optional complimentary valet service. This will be clearly marked.

Public Transit:
Kapalua Resort Offers a free shuttle service in the Kapalua area, check with your concierge.

Executive Chef:
Jojo Vasquez

Private Party Facilities:
The Plantation House Restaurant in its lush, tropical surroundings is the perfect setting on Maui for unforgettable and elegant private parties. Our on-site Director of Special Events will help you craft a memorable wedding reception, bridal brunch, rehearsal dinner, birthday party, or any other celebration that is shared with family or friends. We can provide suggestions and arrangements for decor, flowers, cakes, entertainment, dancing, and menus: all the details that add up to a perfect occasion. The Plantation House in Kapalua is also the ideal Maui location for those wishing to arrange corporate functions, post-golf events, awards ceremonies, community meetings, employee parties and charity events in Hawaii. The Plantation House offers several unique on-site locations for those wishing to arrange a private party in Kapalua. Please visit our website to view our gallery, which further illustrates the endless possibilities that can be arranged.

Private Party Contact:
Elaine Kerr: (808) 669-6299

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Yearly events: January hosting the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

The Plantation House Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (67)
Special Occasion (49)
Good for Anniversaries (41)
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Worth the Drive (34)
Good for a Date (32)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Great for Brunch (29)
Romantic (28)
Local Ingredients (25)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Great for Lunch (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Business Meals (14)
Casual (13)
Good for Groups (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Healthy (9)
Authentic (8)
Cozy (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Fun (6)
Waterfront (6)
Bar Seating (5)
People Watching (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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Live Music (1)
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 (Detroit)·Dined 3 days ago

Slightly disappointed in this dining experience. The view is probably one of the best on the island, and we enjoyed every moment of it until the sun set. The menu is creative and the pea soup was exceptional! The hostess, runners, and the rest of the support staff were great...friendly, never had an empty water glass or dirty dish on the table. However, our waitress, as nice as she was, was awful! We sat for at least 10 minutes before she even greeted us (thankfully the hostess came by to let us know we had not been forgotten). I had ordered a pre-dinner cocktail, which I didn't like. It sat there for the entire meal basically untouched. The server never noticed, as she didn't ask if I liked it or offer to take it from the table. I also asked for wine with my meal, which she didn't bring till I was half done. I also asked for coffee with dessert, which again, I didn't get until I was almost done with the dessert, which pretty much defeated the purpose on both accounts. I expected more from the server at this caliper of a restaurant. That being said, I would still suggest others try Plantation House, as I realize dining experience shouldn't be based on just one bad server, and the view alone is worth it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. The dining room was somewhat quiet because of time we were eating. But perhaps, this is a good time to see the “real” way the customer is treated.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

One of the people in our party had a long piece of hair in their food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Restaurant not very busy. Food good. Ordered appetizer and entree and was finished in less than an hour. Felt rushed. Definitely not leisurely dining.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

Nice dinner out. Service was spot on, although the kitchen was a bit slow. Still had delicious food and a very enjoyable evening.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

The Plantation House is consistently outstanding. It offers the best view on the island and perfect for watching sunset during dinner. The food and service are always excellent and we always have a flawless evening. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Went as we saw it was highly recommended. Worst food experience. Ordered lamb chops that was worst than rubber and mahi mahi that was the driest fish preparation!! Looks like they serve cocktails with no alcohol. Go to Mama’s fish house...a bit pricey but the best quality of food we ever experienced.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The view is the best...we went on a Monday so wasn't crowded. Food is good. Not over the top fancy...but the view when the sun is going down was outstanding. Love looking at golf course too. We went early to have a cocktail in the bar. Lots of golfers drinking and watching the football game so became very loud. Very casual. Restaurant is nice, we dressed up but I saw some diners in casual attire. Did see a few babies, but mostly this is a special place to enjoy the evening sunset and have a bottle of champagne.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We have enjoyed the food here for years. What happened to the quality of the food & the wonderful menu choices they use to have?

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

No mention on the part of staff that it was a birthday celebration, though it was marked on the reservation. Deb the hostess was friendly and welcoming. Unfortunately, we sat for quite a bit waiting to be provided with menus, so that didn't get our dining off to a good start. The rolls were delivered to the table and they were on the hard side and not even warm. The butter however was delicious. The calamari appetizer was served in a reasonable time. The waiter checked to see how they were and we'd only just received them and hadn't had time to taste them. Our Entrees were very good (Fettucine, Chicken). After dinner the waiter offered us coffee and dessert. Coffee arrived promptly in a surprisingly big cup and was finished before our waiter seemed to remember I had ordered dessert. When he finally arrived with dessert, I asked him to take it back as we had already finished our coffees. The restaurant was only about half full so that wouldn't appear to excuse the poor service. The waiter serving the next table was much more attentive to his customers. All in all, good food not so good service. I wouldn't be interested in dining here again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

First time at the restaurant; was there during the Sentry Golf Tournament but after the Sat round had completed so not overflowing with people. Good views of course and ocean in distance but I would recd that you arrive early if you want to see the sunset. Also if you go in the cooler months - as we did in January, be sure to bring a light sweater or jacket as it can be cool with the breezes when the sun goes down. Food was good... service good too. It's a bit of a drive from Lahaina but it's worth it if you want something different (ie not on the beach)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The Plantation House is our go to special occasion restaurant. The views at sunset , the impeccable service and local fresh fish is why we keep coming back each year on our vacation to Maui
I have to acknowledge that the service from the bartender, our hostess , & server were over the top

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great view. Enjoyable drinks and a tasty menu. We both had the mahi mahi and it was delicious. Can be a bit pricy.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

What a great experience. You won’t regret eating at the Plantation. From the food, hospitality, and view it’s all amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Lovely setting overlooking the golf course right at sunset. Our server was personable and professional. The food was very good but not 5 star. The honey butter tasted like it was left in the refrigerator uncovered overnight. Still a very good place to eat.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great dinner. We brought first time visitors to Hawaii and they thought this was the best food in years! Ours was superb as well. And we never write reviews.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The food was amazing and Claudio was a great help...so knowledgeable with wine selection. We will definitely make this a favorite on our annual visit to Maui!!

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Beautiful views, very good food. Enjoyed our experience very much.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The beautiful Plantation House Restaurant sits uphill and overlooks Kapalua as well as Moloka’i. Semi-casual attire allows comfortability while still being able to enjoy a high quality setting. Staff is kind and well trained. My date and I enjoyed our wine and bread. The food was delicious; we shared the sashimi and caprese, then our entrees of the fettuccini with beef ragú and braised short rib. Afterwards we bit into a s'more. Overall a great experience, and will definitely come back.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My husband and I were at the Plantation for breakfast. The service is impeccable, the maui bread french toast I had was delicious. The pancake breakfast my husband ordered was large and eggs were cooked perfectly as ordered. the restaurant has an amazing view of the ocean in the distance as well as the beautiful golf course. Seating by the windows gives you a wonderful view.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

A very disappointing dinner. The Ritz recommended this as a top restaurant, our experience was quite to the contrary..The waitress was disengaged and not very helpful. The food was pricey and very uninspired. They ordered us a shuttle back to our hotel and then never told us it arrived, let it leave without us and had to be asked multiple times to please call the shuttle again. I’m sure there is better on this upscale island.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great anniversary dinner. The staff sent a card to our table and glasses of complimentary champagne. The food was good and the service was timely but not rushed.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great for breakfast. View is spectacular. Food is average. Service suffers from country club model. Would not recommend for dinner.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This was the best restaurant we have been to in Maui. The table we were given had a beautiful view. Our waiter was great. It was a great night.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

What a thoroughly disappointing experience! There was a limited holiday menu and we were never told this and we were handed menus. Far from having special dishes the menu seemed designed to make sure diners could be moved in and out quickly. Most of the things we’d looked forwRd to ordering were not available. Service was off with starters coming before we had a chance to place our wi e order. Food was very salty and was okay in quality, but mediocre is not up to $40 enteee prices. The bartender and location were charming but it was a huge and expensive letdown.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Well done. Served by Michael. Had window seat and views are spectacular.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We were looking for good food with an excellent view on Maui. We got both plus excellent service from the hostess and wait staff. The view is incredible and we were seated right at the window. It was a tad noisy due to the fact they had several forklifts working preparing for the upcoming PGA event. Once those finished, the noise level returned to where it should be. Everyone enjoyed their food greatly! We would highly recommend. Make sure you get there in time for sunset!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Best breakfast for the price near the Ritz with amazing views! Seared ahi Benedict with wasabi Hollandaise is addictive.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Plantation House is one of our Maui choices to visit when we want a pleasant ambiance, a wonderful view, and some upscale cuisine. The salads are inventive and beautifully displayed, made with the best Maui produce. I had the Upcountry Butter Lettuce and my wife had the Kula Beet Salad. Both were great. I had the scallop entree which was one of the best scallop preparations I have ever had and my wife had the seared Ahi. Absolutely fresh seafood skillfully presented. They have a fine wine list, we enjoyed a Chateau Langlois Sancerre, which was a nice accompaniment to both the salads and the seafood. Our server Rebecca was delightful. The staff was very attentive from the valets who park your car, the desk staff who greet you and the server and her helper. The view at sunset from a window table is breathtaking.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Ceasar salad dressing was meh. Very bland. Loved the bento box.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The view of the golf course and the ocean was outstanding even with the rain clouds. Our server was very personable and efficient. The food was excellent.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 10, 2017

As always, the Plantation was a special evening w/ a beautiful view and delicious food. We each began w/ a salad. Whether it was the beet, Caesar, or house salad- they were all fresh and an excellent way to begin our meal. Our party of four selected scallops, Mac nut crusted fish and steaks w/ blue cheese. Everyone was extremely pleased w/ his/her selection. The desserts were our least favorite part of the meal. I would not suggest the S’Mores dessert. It sounds like a good idea but it is hard to make prior to getting cold. The cheesecake is creamy so if you prefer a denser cheesecake, don’t order it. The pineapple cake dessert was a hit w/ one of our friends.
The view at sunset is spectacular and one you don’t want to miss if you are fortunate to be on Maui. All in all, a wonderful evening!

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Husband and I first trip to Maui. Good food everywhere we went. Because this place was considered more of a foodie fine dining experience we went for a nice dinner. It was good, but I wanted to enjoy it a little bit more than that. We got the Mojito and Mai tai. They were good. My husband got a sashimi/poke appetizer I can't remember which. It was the freshest I've ever scene, quite beautiful really - he loved it. I got a salad with bacon and blue cheese, perfectly done. We got the pea soup to split just to try it, we thought it was delicate and there was a sea flavor in the background that enjoyed. His steak filet was perfect. What kind of fell down was the side of risotto I ordered for my meal. I wasn't super hungry and didn't want meat. The evening was cool so a warm risotto sounded cozy and comforting. It was kind of soupy and dense, but it tasted good. He loved his meal. I'd give mine a 3.5 of 5 stars. Wait staff was very attentive and hospitable. The view was lovely we were seated with ocean views. Our mid week reservation was for 7:30pm in the evening. It seemed rather quiet when we arrived. By the time dessert was ordered they were out of the Mousse and we were the last table left so we decided to opt out of dessert. It felt weird staying. We left right around 9pm. I wanted to enjoy it a little more but really have no negative comments. I just expected it to be a bit more crowded and would have stayed longer. But we would go back, just maybe abit earlier in the evening. Actually the sunset from that spot wod have been lovely I'm sure.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Fabulous food, great service, spectacular setting.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great view went for breakfast and Benedicts are wonderful. Can’t beat the view on a clear day.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our family gathered after church on Sunday, the perfect place for conversation for all ages.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Worth the drive. Amazing views and wonderful service. The drive was a bit out of our way but it is a scenic drive worth every moment. The service was friendly and meal was well paced. We ordered the Sweet Bread French Toast and Loco Moco both 5/5. Service was attentive and priced well for brunch. We had a balcony window seat which makes you feel like you are floating in the sky looking down the hill over the golf course and DT Fleming park beach - btw amazing beach which is life guarded for serious reasons being rip tide/waves/rock.

We will definitely come back. Worth the drive and on the way to many beautiful sites.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

great view, nice amenities, clean, food above average, coffee so-so, service was great, accommodated dietary requests, birds slightly annoying. Watch for droppings on seats. We would return

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Go for the great view and delicious banana bread. The rest of our breakfast was just ok, nothing special.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

If you are a golf nut,you will love this place...great course view,pro shop adjacent to restaurant,I wore long pants and so did most of the older guys...small crowd...good food,maybe a little too sophisticated for a real golf nut,but expensive enough to keep the kids away...older crowd ...it looked to me that most were well able to pay for their dinner,eat early and go to bed...in an expensive nearby second home...

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