The Preserve Kitchen + Bar - Travaasa Hana

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Located in the heart of Hana at the Travaasa Hotel The Preserve Dining Room and Bar is on the main level overlooking the Hana Bay and Kauiki Hill. We are open for Brunch and Dinner, with a full service bar. Live Hawaiian music is offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursday nights. We pride ourselves on offering the freshest Hana product available to us using our locally grown fruit, fresh fish and, fresh grown vegetables. Our menu reflects our farm to table philosophy, with nightly specials.
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j
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

food is good but small portions. super pricey even by big city (SF, NY) standards. A piece of fish with some sauce on a plate is $45. But dining options are limited in Hana so they can get away with these prices.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Salads were nothing special, apps and entrees were small but adequate. Gnocchi was delish and quite spicy. Lava cake was meh; no worth price.

PR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

surpsingly not memorable at all. Located in a so called a highend resort (with cottages not remodeled since the 60's, and lacking basic toiletries) the restaurant is the same... amazing location but lacks attention to detail. Basic serving spoons not supplied with dishes, large greasy portions expected on the mainland (like Dennys). Overall not refined or exciting. Property needs a new general manager, new food and beverages manager and a new chef. Sorry, it was a waste of money. I would have had a better meal visiting a local street side hut.

MF
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good meal! The burger was killer. Live music was fun, lava cake with coconut ice cream was also really good.

k
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service were very good. Very pricey, but worth it. New chef is great and we had the best Taco (octopus) I have ever had there. great ambiance!

DW
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The locally sourced menu is varied and our dishes well prepared. The resort restaurant is clean & beautiful, our waitress excellent - finest dining in Hana!

R
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had lunch and the choices were limited but the food was very good. We were there on a Saturday and was surprised there were only 2 wait staff. The setting is very beautiful. Had made the drive to Hana about 4 times but never had lunch before. Was a good choice.

A
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary weekend in Hāna. Beautiful setting. Menu isn’t extensive but my chicken was fantastic. My husband’s crispy beef was good but dry. We would try it again!

NK
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

setting was exquisite - disappointed that our reservation made well in advance for a special celebration was not recognized by staff - ingredients and presentation were very good - our fresh fish was dry/overcooked -

D
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all, it’s the only good restaurant in Hana. A little pricey, but it’s Maui and everything is pricey. Beautiful views, quiet and the server was very attentive. My wife had the filet and it was cooked perfectly. I had the fish with sweet potato hash, rice and curry which was a little spicy (which I love) and a great combination of flavors. Ate there for breakfast a couple of days later and I would definitely recommend the shrimp and grits. They were awesome!

AP
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting overlooking the ocean is fabulous. We had an octopus appetizer. The octopus was very tender and the sauce was savory. My husband had the filet mignon. It was perfectly cooked to medium rare. I had a pork dish of pork cutlets covered with capers and onions and an amazing sauce. It was a big portion with 3 cutlets. For desert we shared a key lime tart. It was not my favorite. It was too dry.

DJ
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The setting is beautiful. The bartender and hostess were awesome.
The food was good, but not worth the prices.
Dinner service seemed very slow.

CR
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to enjoy dinner while in Hana. They have a really diverse menu that features lots of local ingredients. Recommend going a little before sunset!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best dinner of our trip. Totally exquisite menu—so hard to choose. We had the ribeye, the curry with mahi mahi and the blackened mahi dinner. The pohole fern and mushrooms in the curry were amazing.

v
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Slow service, undermanned kitchen. Took over an hr and breakfast cast hundred bucks with mimosas

SL
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks! Had the avocado burrata which was delicious. Local fish was excellent as well. Definitely recommend if looking for a nice, relatively fancy meal in Hana. A bit pricey for the portion size. Not quite good as Mama's Fish House, but definitely up there.

SB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great dinner place in Hana. Lovely view and so tranquil

NS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fresh ingredients, but food was under seasoned and under prepared. For example, the fish sandwich is dry without any sauce, but the fresh avocado helped it out somewhat. Great view!

m
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely! There was live Hawaiian music and two dancers in the bar area and patio which was packed with people. We were seated on the lanai of the dining area, just far enough away to enjoy the music without the noise of the crowd. And the food was fresh and delicious, the service great and the sunset spectacular!

C
El Paso
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Restaurant could be really nice, but the service is extremely poor.

B
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique menu and choices including cocktails. Our server was excellent and knew the entire me u well. Nice guitarist playing also.

SB
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Gorgeous views and a quiet dining room. Our server was attentive and the food was good. For the price, one might expect slightly nicer finishes (ie. dishware, garnishes, etc), but we would definitely go back again for a future meal.

j
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We liked this place so much we went two nights in a row. The first it was already close to dark, so we made sure to get there in the light the next night to enjoy the view of the water. Our server was great (Jay I think his name was) - he made the evening fun and the food was stellar! We would definitely recommend...and if we ever get back to Hana again, we'll make sure to visit again!

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The experience was good. Food was of average quality. My only issue was with the reservation system. We arrived 15 minutes before time only to find out they close for a short time right at our reserved time. Open table and PK need to be on the same page. But to PK credit we were seated and served.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely meal at the Preserve. Our server Jay was delightful- attentive, welcoming and friendly but not overbearing. Would certainly recommend the place.

OT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm, attentive service. Lovely outdoor setting and good food.

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Although we had a reservation, we waited 30 minutes for our table. The hostess was quite apologetic, but I’m pretty sure they have the people in front of us the outdoor table we had requested. The crispy brussel spouts were excellent, but the steaks were not very good and the mixed drinks were very weak. Our waiter was wonderful!

KJ
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Erin and Server Jay went out of their way to make our meal very memorable. Excellent service and incredible views from the main dining room.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully

AR
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a very nice time- our waiter was excellent and the food was really good too- not the best I've had in Maui, but we would definitely come back when visiting Hana. I had the Shrimp Scampi which was really good and my son had the Burger which h he also enjoyed. The view was fantastic and the passion fruit margarita delicious!

W
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were there for our anniversary. They didn’t give us anything special, but we did have a great seat on the patio/lanai, and our waiter Styles was great!
The food had some issues, but Styles fixed it all for us.
Good food: burger
Good drink: mai tai
Food with issues: garlic shrimp app was rubbery and caprese salad was inedible, with a huge hard avocado that I couldn’t even stick my fork in.
I told Styles our waiter the issue and ordered different items. They were much better!
Good food I ordered on second try: chicken wings and the sweet potato mashers. These were really sweet but good. Purple in color- reminded me of taro bubble tea flavor!
Overall, the atmosphere and service is lovely. Worth a stop in Hana, just be careful what you order and tell them if you need something fixed because they are great and want you to have a good experience!
Mahalo, Styles!!!

DD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is THE place to dine when in Hana (and in my opinionwhen in Maui). The view is spectaculair, the service is perfect without being stiff and the food is just amazing.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Retirement celebration

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H
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

This restaurant does not honor its OpenTable reservations. When I arrived exactly on time, the hostess said the main dining room was full and there would be a 45 minute wait. When I expressed concern, we were shown a table in the back corner of the bar next to the trash cans. So we took our seat there. Service was slow and drinks were not promptly refilled. On top of all this (sitting in a dark corner next to trash cans), we were billed $15 for a well drink and $23 for a burger.

M
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Avocado toast was one of the best breakfasts of our trip!

M
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

My ahi sashimi was fantastic, but my wife’s grilled Mahi was raw and cold in the middle like it had come out of the freezer. Our waiter was distracted and gone for long periods of time. Expensive for the experience

O
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We made some good choices on the menu, thanks to having read other reviews of The Preserve’s offerings online. The first night we ordered the garlic shrimp appetizer, which was very good. Two of us had the roasted Mahi Mahi, perfectly cooked, which came with really good eggplant and a red curry sauce on jasmine rice. The second evening we had the crispy beef, which was also delicious. So was the Ahi tuna sashimi. We were staying at the hotel, which meant that we got a very nice table both nights.
That said, these were not inexpensive meals. In fact I thought that $30 for a single malt whiskey was outrageous, especially since the waiter did not warn me. (The price of the whiskeys was not on the menu.) The service was quite slow. At the bar the second evening, which was a Wednesday evening with live music, the two bartenders were very overwhelmed and apologized for the delay, but neither of the waiters in the dining room, however nice they were, seemed troubled by how long it took to get us our food.
Perhaps they are used to this, but the chef needs to speed things up...

DR
Cincinnati
35 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Wine prices a bit expensive. Food was good though not great. Nice setting overlooking the ocean and hotel grounds.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the restaurant at our resort, Travis’s Hana, which is the heart of this lovely remote Maui community. The restaurant and the resort are really giving their all, marrying sophistication with the aloha spirit. We ate all our meals at this place and the service and quality of food are first class. Special recommendation. Tempura fish and Crispy Brussels Sprouts from the starters (pupu) category. I’m still thinking about them. Friendly friendly and fast service.

DH
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The bar is terrific, food is good, but the service was poor. We had a 7:30 pm reservation and our entrees did not arrive until 8:20 and then the meat/fish were on the wrong salads! We wondered if it was anti-gay discrimination?