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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vipFoodlover
Hawaii
124 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipFoodlover
Hawaii
124 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ThrowbackDinnerValue
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent option in Hana. Creative dishes and fresh fish.

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vipGabriel
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service. Food was decent but nothing to write home about.

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vipMoMa
New England
29 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Only “nicer” spot in Hana. You pay the heavy tourist tax. It’s fine. Mahalo

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vipMoMa
New England
29 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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.

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vipMark
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

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.

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NancyW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a delicious dinner and breakfast the next day! Service was excellent!

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vipAStall1
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous setting in remote Hana, Maui. The burger & chicken bao buns were excellent and the wait staff was friendly and very accommodating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The wait staff was exceptional!!!!

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vipBeedle
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

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-

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vipBeedle
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Breakfast was good but very high priced

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

After driving to Hana, this was a beautiful, relaxing lunch on the veranda with gorgeous view.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
32 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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vipjammy
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipPRIVATE
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.

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vipMichelleF
Dallas
14 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.

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kristaw
Chicago
2 reviews
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!

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DeborahW
Tampa
23 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!

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Rich
Detroit
25 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.

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Allison
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!

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vipNealK
Phoenix
7 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 -

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Dave
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!

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AliceP
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.

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DominiqueJ
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.

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viproberto
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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CelenaR
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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vipvijak
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

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

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SL11
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.

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StevenB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great dinner place in Hana. Lovely view and so tranquil

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NSreviews
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!

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vipmelissa
New York Area
8 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!

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Customer17
El Paso
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

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

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vipBill
Baltimore
6 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.

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SimoneB
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.

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vipjan33
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!

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The Preserve Kitchen + Bar - Travaasa Hana is rated 4.1 stars by 157 OpenTable diners.

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