Breathtaking. Delicious. Outstanding. These words don’t even begin to describe the Waicoco Maui Restaurant, a world-class dining experience located right inside the Westin Kaanapali. First impressions mean everything and when you walk through the door into this beautiful restaurant your senses will immediately awaken. The décor creates a heart-warming ambiance. Soft music fills the air and everything comes together perfectly.
This world-class restaurant is surrounded by an open-air oceanfront oasis with second-to-none views. It doesn’t matter what time of the day you visit, the view of the Pacific and two Hawaiian Islands, Molokai, and Lunai, are in your view. Imagine how lovely this is. Everything has been thoughtfully prepared so your experience is spectacular from sunrise to sunset. You will not be disappointed.
The talented chefs at Waicoco Maui Restaurant prepare culinary dishes from locally sourced foods from farmers and fishermen. Their goal is to expertly introduce guests to how food, drinks, and community should be experienced while dining in Maui. And they succeed in delighting their guests. The Avocado Toast is simple but they plate it in a way to make it extra special. Try the Garlic Sun Noodles or the Catch of the Day. Ask for the Hawaiian sweet rolls with infused butter with anything you order. They are always served warm and always hit the spot. Or another great starter on their menu is the Miso Sesame and Kula Greens, a unique Japanese-inspired appetizer created with Japanese cucumber, watermelon radish, Maui avocado, and wonton…it is refreshing!
There are so many wonderful items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A special kikes menu or a special family outing. Take a look at the tempting entrees. All are prepared with locally sourced ingredients, and with the most important ingredient of all love and aloha.
Garlic Sun Noodles
A decadent dish with a combination of black bean paste, enoki mushrooms, crispy allium, and chili oil. Add your choice of chicken, prawns, or the fish of the day
Steamed Island Fish
Dashi rice porridge, wilted spinach, and maitake relish enhance the chef’s take on steamed fish from the Island
Firecracker Glazed Short Ribs
Perfectly cooked short ribs with toasted peanut, Molokai sweet potato mash, cilantro, and oyster sauce glazed eggplant
Winter Squash Fricassee
A vegetarian delight with winter squash, barley, wilted spinach, macadamia nuts, and goat’s cheese
Volcano Spiced Seared Ahi
Hearty ahi with namasu pickles, ginger, rice, nuoc cham broth, and broccoli
Seared Flank Steak
An 8-ounce flank steak seared to perfection with Molokai mashed potatoes, sweet and sour green beans with truffle beef jus
The chef’s side dishes are just as delicious as their entrees. You might want to order more than one and share!
Crispy Potatoes and Brown Butter Hollandaise
Molokai Sweet Potato Mash with toasted coconut
Ginger White Rice with sesame seeds and scallions
Sweet and Sour Green Beans with crispy garlic
Fried Maitake Mushrooms with brown butter hollandaise chives and sherry dressing
Now, if there is room to satisfy your sweet tooth, and you will make room for at least one taste or two, the dessert cart features a beautiful selection of freshly made creations. The Warm Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Lemongrass syrup served with Lappert’s vanilla ice cream or the Miso Caramel Cream Brulee with papaya compote and candied sesame seed is delicious and over the top. End your meal with an energizing espresso or specialty coffee and continue to enjoy the beautiful view. Aloha!
Reservations are recommended as this restaurant can get quite busy at times.