Wailea is home to more than its fair share of world quality restaurants, and most of them can be found in the exclusive resorts that dominate the coast.
The Andaz Maui is tucked slightly away from it all, at the north end of the Wailea area.
The resort has an elegant atmosphere with an emphasis on luxury. And this is particularly true when it comes to restaurants.
The Andaz Maui has multiple dining options, some open to non-guests interested in seeing what the Hyatt resort has to offer. Take a look at our guide to see if the Andaz Maui whets your appetite.
Ka’ana Kitchen is the signature restaurant of the Andaz Maui, serving the best foods of Hawaii in a family-style setting.
Ingredients are sourced from local farmers and foragers, and prepared with those typical big Maui flavors.
The food menu is limited, but each and every item has been carefully selected to offer you a chance to try the best of Maui. If you like choice, we recommend taking a look at the extensive wine menu.
Ka’ana Kitchen is one of the best on Maui, and includes some unusual finds.
Ka’ana Kitchen is also the Andaz Maui choice for breakfast. The breakfast menu doesn’t quite reach the heights of the dinner menu, and it is quite expensive, even for Wailea.
But you get the same quality ingredients found in the dinner list, and the aloha friendliness that sets the restaurant apart.
Ka’ana Kitchen is open for breakfast from 6:30am to 11am, and for dinner from 5:30pm to 10pm, daily.
One of the highlights of the Wailea restaurant scene, Morimoto Maui is the Maui location for acclaimed celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto—you might know him from Iron Chef.
At Morimoto Maui, guests have a chance to sample freshly caught local seafood prepared with a blend of local styles, Japanese tradition, and Western tastes.
It’s a distinct dining experience, and one that you won’t forget in a hurry. Especially if you have a chance to sit on the outside terrace and soak up the panoramic views.
The entrées are good, but the real star of the menu is the sushi. The menu is subject to change because it’s fresh from the ocean, but there’s always something worth trying from the maki section.
Ask the friendly staff for some recommendations to find out what’s best that day.
Morimoto Maui is open from 12pm to 8pm daily.
Bumbye Beach Bar
Bumbye Beach Bar, from the local word meaning “later”, is all about kicking back and relaxing.
Wander down in the morning and set yourself up next to the Andaz lagoon pool, with a refreshing morning mocktail and some chips and guac.
The lunch menu is simple, mixing salads with sandwiches and burgers, as well as a decent keiki menu.
We recommend heading to Bumbye after a long day in the sunshine, ordering a frozen cocktail, and settling into the shade. Bumbye Beach Bar is really all about simplicity.
Don’t expect a sophisticated evening meal, but the snacks and drinks are perfect poolside fare.
Bumbye Beach Bar is open from 10am to 5pm daily.
Relax into the laid-back Maui lifestyle with a trip to the Lehua Lounge. This is Andaz Maui’s relaxed farm-to-table restaurant, with a sophisticated atmosphere that makes it ideal for date nights and dinner with friends.
Lehua Lounge only has a small food menu, but everything on there has been carefully sourced from local producers for the highest quality.
The prices can seem a little steep for relatively simple foods, but the setting among waterfalls helps to justify the price.
Make sure to grab a cocktail while you’re there. We like the signature spritz, which combines gin and wine with locally sourced grapefruit juice for a tangy delight.
Head along in the evening and pair the vibrant scenery with light bites and live music.
Lehua Lounge is open from 11am to 11pm daily, live music from 6pm to 9pm, every day except Sunday and Tuesday.
The Feast At Mokapu Luau
Combining dance, story telling, fire, and a massive dining selection, The Feast At Mokapu is a thrilling journey through the story of Polynesia.
The Feast At Mokapu can be found on the laswn of the Andaz Maui, looking over the shores of Mokapu Beach.
This is an interactive luau, encouraging guests to immerse themselves in the experience. A luau isn’t your typical dining option, and this is a luxury take on this family-friendly tradition.
If you want a special evening, we recommend booking well in advance.
The Feast At Mokapu is held every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday, starting from 5pm.
Mokapu Market isn’t exactly an Andaz dining option, but it’s worth mentioning for anyone interested in a stay. Mokapu Market offers locally sourced food and drink for guests at the Andaz to grab and go.
One of the real highlights to keep your eye out for is the donuts, but the Mokapu Market is always getting new treats from around Maui.
You won’t find what you want for a sophisticated evening meal, but if you plan a long day at nearby Makena, pick up some snacks at the market before you go.
Mokapu Market is open from 5am to 10pm daily.
Local Delights In A Chic Setting
The Andaz Maui can have a slightly mixed reception on some fronts, but few people will argue with the quality of the restaurants.
The focus on local flavors and fresh ingredients have led the Andaz Maui to create some sophisticated dining experiences.
We think the Ka’ana Kitchen is worth checking out for anyone in Wailea, and visitors to the hotel should definitely stop for a drink at the Lehua Lounge.
Andaz Maui certainly doesn’t suffer from a lack of options.
Bumbye Beach bar caters to those looking to soak up the Hawaiian vibe, while Morimoto Maui offers date night dinners for sushi lovers.
And there’s even a luau thrown in for good measure.