The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea

The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea - Upscale Dining With A View
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

A fabulous place to relax and enjoy a wonderful meal with exceptional service, a phenomenal view, and an interesting story, is The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea. This highly-rated "island to table" spot is conveniently located in the Hotel Wailea on Kaukahi St. in Wailea.

- The Local Expert Team

If you are looking for a fabulous place to relax and enjoy a wonderful meal with exceptional service, a phenomenal view, and an interesting story, we highly recommend The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea. This really cool “island to table” spot is conveniently located in the Hotel Wailea on Kaukahi St. in Wailea. Everything will exceed your expectations as you experience a feast for your senses.

The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea offers a culinary casual experience with amazing island-to-table dishes. Every single detail is taken care of for you and the customer service is outstanding. But first, let’s start with the restaurant’s awesome mission. They are committed and passionate about using seasonal, fresh island-grown ingredients that come from the Hotel Wailea’s very own farm and orchard. Isn’t that cool? You’ll love the fact that the restaurant collaborates and has relationships with the local farmers and culinary artists, like nearby Hirabara Farms. It makes the delicious food even more enjoyable to know it was locally grown and sources. The chef and the team are known to take great care they create is thoughtfully created around ingredients that are fresh and in season. What this means is there is something different and new to try with an Island twist. 

But the wonderful menu is only one part of this feast for the senses, as they like to call it. You’ll be greeted by the sweeping panoramic views of the Islands. Go there at sunset and dine outside where you can experience a truly gorgeous sight. The landscaping complete with waterfall features, cascading foliage and gorgeous flowers complement the view. When the sun goes down, the candlelit centerpieces provide a romantic glow that is the perfect touch to a perfect evening. Dining under the Maui stars is so romantic! You’ll understand why this special place was voted one of Open Table’s Top Most Romantic Restaurants in the US and Top 10 Restaurants in Hawaii. 

Check this out. They have three to five courses on their Prix Fixe Menu:

First Course

  • Gazpacho: Heirloom tomato, Grilled Avocado, Poached Shrimp
  • Beets:  Coconut Espuma, Candied Macadamia, Lilikoi
  • Ahi Curdo:  Avocado, Citrus Ponzu, Togarashi, Wakame
  • Hamachi:  Shiso, Celery, Hibiscus Ponzu
  • Pork Ribs:  Toasted Macnut, Nuoc, Cham, Cauliflower
  • Quail:  Chorizo, Pineapple, Pohole
  • Squash Risotto:  Kauai Prawn, Crispy Kale
  • Gnocchi: Seafood Torchon, Saffron, Tomato
  • Kula Greens:  Green Goddess, Hazelnut, Radish

Now for the Main Course. Keep in mind they will adjust the menu for vegetarians:

Main Course

  • Mahi Mahi:Sofrito, Grapefruit, Cauliflower
  • Kona Kanpachi & Manila Clams:  Bok Choy, Tomato, Cilantro Nam Pla
  • Scallop: Parsnip, Sauce Americain
  • Fettucine: Roasted Tomatoes, Beurre Monte, Prawns King Crab
  • USDA Prime Ribeye Steak: Potato, Chimichurri, Mushroom
  • Lamp Chop: Fregola, Oyster Mushroom, Carrot, Jus

Now on to cocktails and dessert. 
They have a beautiful dessert menu including Vanilla Jasmine Rice, Coconut Cake, and Cowgirl Creamery Cheese. They also showcase ingredients sourced from the island which makes them extra special. You’ll adore the creative names for their cocktails like Talk to Me Birdy — which is a perfectly crafted refreshing delight.

Prepare to be delighted when you experience The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea. Whether you are looking for a romantic evening out with your significant other or a special spot for getting together with some friends, this is the place for an unforgettable taste of the island experience. 

Insider Tip:
It’s highly recommended to make reservations in advance by using their website or directly contacting the restaurant. Breakfast is served daily 7 am – 11 am and dinner is served 5 pm – 9 pm. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for updates.