With a name like Humble Market Kitchin, you’d imagine a rustic beachfront bungalow serving moderately priced and simple cuisine. That’s not the case, which we’ll get into in a bit.
First, we need to delve into the owner, Roy Yamaguchi, so that you may appreciate his passion for food.
Roy is a master chef who has long supported using food from local farmers and fishers. By doing so, he not only supports these hard-working men and women but incorporates the flavors of Hawaii into his culinary creations. We’d list the agricultural and seafood sources he uses, but the list is quite extensive. You may peruse his website if you’re curious.
Roy’s quote from his website sums up his zeal for food: “Cooking has been my life. Thank you for making it part of yours.” Like a farmer surveying his varied crops, Roy has taken the different cultures of Hawaii to create unique dishes. It’s what he calls “Hawaii Inspired Euro-Asian Cuisine.”
Serving scrumptious food is key to running a successful restaurant. Still, Roy knows friendly “yes-oriented” service is powerful and essential. He has dubbed this core value “Yamaguchi’s Way.” It’s the driving force at his restaurants and his staff. When you dine at one of Roy’s restaurants, he wants you to feel welcomed, appreciated and valued. His team has a thorough knowledge of menu and wine selections and can make recommendations. They are equally adept at trying to recreate a diner’s favorite or prepare a dish your children will love.
The Humble Market Kitchin is inside the Wailea Beach Resort-Marriott in Kihei, Maui. As you’re probably figuring out, this is an upscale restaurant with pricing to match. Reservations are strongly suggested, and there is indoor and outdoor seating. However, outdoor seating is on a first-come basis since it has lovely ocean views, especially at sunset.
Humble Market Kitchin serves breakfast, dinner, and happy hour specials. Here are some standout menu options:
Humble Market Kitchin serves a lavish, hearty buffet with fresh Hawaiian fruits, meats, and other breakfast food essentials. You may want to try the Hawaiian sweet-bread French toast with whipped maple butter and lilikoi syrup.
Happy Hour: Although the serving hours are only 5-6:30, you can get a great deal on drinks and appetizers such as:
Szechuan Spiced Baby Back Ribs
These delectable ribs are tossed in Mongolian sauce with white sesame seeds.
Brussels & Cauliflower
Delicious Brussels and cauliflower that come with pepitas, queso fresco, and cilantro lime aioli.
The dinner is so diverse in cuisine that we can only showcase a few choices. Vegetarians will be happy to know that there’s a separate menu for them.
This appetizer comes with pickled Shishito peppers, blistered tomatoes, and Yuzo Kosho tarter sauce.
Fresh From the Farm
Salads use locally-sourced greens and vegetables. The Humble Bounty Kula Mixed Greens has Umami crunch, shaved Maui carrots, cherry tomatoes, and Japanese cucumber. The dressing is lilikoi vanilla vinaigrette.s
Herb-Seared Fresh Catch
Your fish come with ulu hummus, market vegetables, Okinawan sweet potato, and lemon olive oil.
Suppose you’re looking for a restaurant for a special occasion or savoring specialty cocktails with friends. In that case, you’re going to love dining at Humble Market Kitchin.
-Desserts at Humble Market Kitchin are delicious but be patient. They’re made to order and can take up to 30 minutes to create.
-Parking isn’t free. Be prepared to pay up to $30 for 2-hours.