Hana Ranch Restaurant

Hana Ranch Restaurant – Transforming Locally Grown Goodness into Fantastic Meals
Local Expert's Rating:
3.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

When farm-to-table fare starts calling your name, jet on into the Hana Ranch Restaurant. Set in the Hana-Maui Resort, this quaint eatery opens bright and early and then keeps serving up pure deliciousness well into the evening hours.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

If you want to enjoy the island’s bounty in every last bite, just put the Hana Ranch Restaurant on your radar. Located in the Hana-Maui Resort, this chill eatery specializes in farm-to-table fare made to delight your tastebuds. Their dedication to excellence doesn’t stop at the food either. They make friendly service a top priority always, starting with a warm welcome as you walk through the doors.

They open up their doors early in the morning to kickstart the day with all the breakfast favorites. From that moment on, chefs spend the day whipping up Hawaiian classics, like Loco Moco, Kalbi Ribs, and Fresh Fish Sandwiches. In the creation of all their dishes, they only use the freshest local ingredients sourced from nearby farms. Their menu changes seasonally to keep up with local ingredient availability, so you never truly know what’s awaiting your arrival.

Although they’re a true favorite of resort guests, you don’t have to stay at the hotel to swing by for a bite to eat. Many travelers along the Road to Hana stop by, in fact, in hopes of restoring their energy for the next leg of their trip. No matter where you’re coming from, you never have to worry about a strict dress code. They just ask that you put on a swimsuit coverup if you’re arriving fresh off the beach or onsite swimming pool.

You don’t need reservations either. But you could have a bit of a wait ahead during the breakfast, lunch, and dinner rush. If you’re not picky where you sit, you’ll likely get a table in their dining room or out on the lanai in about 30 minutes tops. Once you get seated, kick off your meal with a tasty drink from the bar and an appetizer to match. Then, browse the menu at your leisure to see just what’s calling your name at that visit.

All throughout your meal, your server will remain wholly attentive, doing all they can to elevate your dining experience. So, don’t hesitate to let them know what you need to enjoy your visit to the fullest.

Their most popular items include:

Hana Ranch Breakfast Plate
The Hana Ranch Breakfast Plate brings together all the morning favorites to start your day off right. This dish starts with two eggs cooked how you like them. Then, they fry smoked bacon, Portuguese sausage, and Spam on the grill alongside breakfast potatoes. After that, they deliver it all to you piping hot and ready to enjoy.

Fried Chicken Sandwich
If you want crispy, crunchy chicken dunked in a spicy glaze, then you need the Fried Chicken Sandwich in your life STAT. The chef creates this dish by breading chicken, frying it until golden, and then dipping it in gochujang glaze. Once it’s done, the crisp chicken goes on a brioche bun with cabbage slaw, pickles, and jalapeno. Alongside, you get your choice of a green salad or fries.  

Coconut Curry Stir Fry
When you need savory home-cooked flavors from start to finish, treat yourself to the Coconut Curry Stir Fry. This dish begins with tofu fried until crispy, and then it’s sauteed with carrots, mushrooms, peppers, and onions. Then, all the tofu and veggies lands in a rich curry sauce made with coconut milk, curry, and golden turmeric. Rice comes alongside to bring it all together.

Save room in your belly for dessert or risk missing out on sweet treats galore. Since the menu changes often, you never truly know what you’re going to find when you arrive. As you browse the latest menu, you might happen upon Apple Pie, Cheesecake, Banana Split, Chocolate Brownie, and the list goes on. One thing you can count on every time is Roselani Ice Cream served by the scoop, although the flavors change up on the regular, too.

Insider Tips:
-All the gluten-free items on their menu are marked with a small flower symbol, so you can easily skip the wheat if you’d like.
-When dining in parties of eight or more, expect to see a 20% service charge added to your bill.
-To enjoy a great view while you dine, ask for a seat by the windows.
-Flies can prove problematic while dining out on the lanai.