The Preserve Kitchen + Bar - Travaasa Hana
P.O.G. BBQ sauce
big island beef patty, cheddar, swiss, lettuce, tomato, special sauce, sweet fries
pohole ferns, onion, mushroom, Hawaiian chili pepper sauce, rice
Again for a second time on our trip it was great. They were closing for 3 weeks although due to the covid 19 virus. So dont go anytime soon. Live music and great food.
A wonderful with my family. The service and live music was perfect. The random selection from the menu was really nice to have. All of our food was wonderful. The steamed clams were amazing a must get.
Excellent option in Hana. Creative dishes and fresh fish.
Great service. Food was decent but nothing to write home about.
Second dinner at Preserve. On this night we got our drink order before our food. Hurray! The house-made focaccia was decent, not special. We both had the Mahi Mahi fish which was cooked well but the sauce was cloying - thick and with an odd flavor. Parsnips were ok - a bit al dente, with a flavorless sauce underneath. Service was better but everything seems to involve extra steps and take a long time. Staff seems willing but are not trained well. Entertainment was enjoyable (trio and hula dancing). The atmosphere would be improved with dimmer lighting.
Only “nicer” spot in Hana. You pay the heavy tourist tax. It’s fine. Mahalo
First of 3 dinners at Preserve while we stayed at the Travaasa Hana hotel. This is a tough review to write because the staff are very friendly and doing their best. But service was uneven. We ordered enters and 2 glasses of wine. The food was delivered promptly, not by our server, and the person disappeared quickly, giving us no time to ask when our drinks would arrive. We were almost done eating before we saw any staff member again, and asked our server for our wine. His response was “I asked to to bring it.” He then retrieved our drinks. Nothing about this exchange was professional. The food was ok. With a limited menu we expect everything to be well thought out and delicious. The fish of the day was good, although it only came with some veggie strings on top. The bao chicken was good, but the parsley rice was nothing special. Given the remote location of the resort, we left wondering what our dinners for the next 2 nights would be like. The answer - uneven food & service, again.
No ambiance in restaurant - it was totally disjointed, like it was opening night. Very limited menu selection - however, when we finally got food, it was very good and when a waiter stopped by, they were very friendly. We do not recommend this restaurant at all.
Thank you for a delicious dinner and breakfast the next day! Service was excellent!
Gorgeous setting in remote Hana, Maui. The burger & chicken bao buns were excellent and the wait staff was friendly and very accommodating.
The wait staff was exceptional!!!!
Food was very salty ribs were ordered as were the coleslaw that came with the meal- Both parties had the same dish with the same results-
Breakfast was good but very high priced
After driving to Hana, this was a beautiful, relaxing lunch on the veranda with gorgeous view.
After driving the Road to Hana for 2 1/2 hours we were looking forward to our lunch at this luxe resort. It was a total disappointment. This place is tired. The floors need to be redone. Everything is looking old and uncared for. We were also disappointed with the menu. My husband’s burger was so salty we had to switch dishes because he could barely eat it. It doesn’t even come with anything else on the plate. You have to pay extra for fries. The beet salad was strange and we could not eat it all. The fish tacos were very boring and the fish of the day was very strong and fishy. It wasn’t worth the price either. We should have had lunch at one of the roadside taco places instead. To top it all off their espresso machine broke down and was never replaced.....and this is a luxe resort. I hope the rooms are better.
Had an 8:00 reservation, got seated at 8:30 (they said bc people stayed after finishing to watch the music/hula show but it’s not like that was an unexpected or new event for them. Everything in Hawaii costs more, but even for a hotel on Maui we felt the food was overpriced ($45 fish, $35 ribs, $24 burger). Dinner menu has only four entrees (burger, fish, ribs, _____) we got 2 fish and 3 burgers which everyone agreed were over-salted. The fish was fresh and well-cooked, but the sauce was heavy and sweet (for my taste, but not much by island standards). We ordered three starters, one didn’t arrive til after we finished the first two. Fries were soggy, like they sat too long. For a kitchen charging this much for farm-to-table cuisine, the preparation and prices disappointed.
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.
Salads were nothing special, apps and entrees were small but adequate. Gnocchi was delish and quite spicy. Lava cake was meh; no worth price.
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.
Very good meal! The burger was killer. Live music was fun, lava cake with coconut ice cream was also really good.
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!
The locally sourced menu is varied and our dishes well prepared. The resort restaurant is clean & beautiful, our waitress excellent - finest dining in Hana!
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.
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!
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 -
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!
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.
The setting is beautiful. The bartender and hostess were awesome.
The food was good, but not worth the prices.
Dinner service seemed very slow.
We broke up our trip on the road to Hana by staying in an air b and b and dining here.
It was the best meal we had on Maui. Just fantastic. Excellent Service and delicious food.
Consider it an option if doing the road to Hana.
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!
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.
Slow service, undermanned kitchen. Took over an hr and breakfast cast hundred bucks with mimosas
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.
Great dinner place in Hana. Lovely view and so tranquil
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!
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!
Restaurant could be really nice, but the service is extremely poor.
Unique menu and choices including cocktails. Our server was excellent and knew the entire me u well. Nice guitarist playing also.
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.
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!
The Preserve Kitchen + Bar - Travaasa Hana is rated 4.2 stars by 157 OpenTable diners.
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