Where to Eat in Ka'anapali: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Marianna Hollaway

Ka’anapali is located on Maui, one of the biggest and most beautiful Hawaiian Islands, making it a popular vacation destination. The waters around the island of Maui are crystal clear and beautiful. There is no better way to enjoy them than a relaxing kayak tour. South Pacific Kayaks offers high quality kayak tours that are fun and safe for the whole family. It is the perfect way to spend the day outside of your vacation home. One of the most famous things to do when you are taking a Hawaiian vacation is to go to a Luau. This is a truly traditional dining and entertainment experience. There will be music, traditional hula dancing, and some of the best food that you have ever tasted. t
Things to do in Ka'anapali

1. Duke's Beach House

130 Kai Malina Pkwy, Unit # 19, Ka'anapali, Maui, HI 96761-8413 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 808-662-2900
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Duke's Beach House

Located just steps from the sand, our striking open-air restaurant offers sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean along Kaanapali North Beach at the Honua Kai Resort and Spa. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients are featured throughout the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. The cuisine is Hawaiian influenced with a focus on fresh, sustainable seafood and premium steaks. In keeping with the tradition of the Duke’s restaurants in Hawaii and California, Duke’s Beach House boasts a casual, nostalgic ambiance honoring the great Duke Kahanamoku.

Reviewed By Patrick H - Minnesota

This place continues to improve year over year. Must haves: Calamari appetizer - lightly breaded strips just our standing. Short ribs are meaty and delicious with the garlic mashed potatoes. Hula pie - something you absolutely need to try. This coupled with outstanding service this is a definite place to stop

2. Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice

200 Nohea Kai Dr, Poolside At Hyatt Regency, Ka'anapali, Maui, HI 96761-1942 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Hawaiian SGD 5 - SGD 12 +1 808-877-3700
Excellent
83%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 213 reviews

Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice

All Shave Ice is Not Created Equal... We specialize in and are passionate about serving the BEST shave ice! Now open for 5 years, we have rapidly become recognized as the top shave ice shop in Maui and one of the top 3 shave ice shops in ALL of Hawaii! We are known for the softest ice (comparable to Waiola's on Oahu), the best tasting flavors (we make 100% of our flavors using premium fruit purees, fresh fruits (when available), extracts, and concentrates from Hawaii and all across the United States), and warm friendly service with true ALOHA spirit! We specialize in our tropical fruit flavors. Our mango, coconut, pineapple, lilikoi (passion fruit), and guava taste like biting into the fresh fruit itself. From the filtered water to the premium gourmet Roselani's Ice Cream to the homemade mochi and azuki add-ons, we have thought through every detail of the shave ice to provide the BEST tasting shave ice possible! Get rid of any preconceived notions of what a shave ice or snow cone is like.....this takes shave ice beyond the highest level imaginable!

Reviewed By Janie4359 - Round Rock, Texas

Walked down from our stay at the Marriott 3 times to enjoy our shave ice. Be sure to add a scoop or two of the ice cream to really top it off! Girls were friendly and had no problem adding more syrup if you needed it. We found the middle size to be just right with some ice cream in it. Too many flavors to try. Nice picnic tables with holes in them to hold your shave ice while you enjoy it.

3. Hula Grill Kaanapali

2435 Kaanapali Pkwy Bldg P1, on Kaanapali Beach at Whalers Village, Ka'anapali, Maui, HI 96761-1980 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 18 - SGD 58 +1 808-667-6636
Excellent
52%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Hula Grill Kaanapali

On the water's edge on Kaanapali Beach, Hula Grill offers a stunning view of the Pacific and of the islands of Lanai and Molokai that has to be seen to be believed. From this distinctly Hawaiian vantage point, you are invited to join us as we celebrate the hospitality, culture and cuisine of the islands. Dinner is served in our open-air dining room where you can relax in the ambiance of a plantation era beach house while enjoying renown chef Peter Merriman's Hawaii regional seafood that isn't only a favorite of vacationers, but locals, too. Hawaiian fresh fish and locally grown produce are combined to create amazing menu offerings that are as colorful as they are flavorful. Fiery sunsets are served up daily along with live Hawaiian entertainment. Our Barefoot Bar offers a more casual menu serving both lunch and dinner under authentic thatch roof umbrellas and a sand floor where you can sink your toes in. The Barefoot Bar is seated on a walk-in basis only.

Reviewed By VancouverCraig - vancouver

Hula Grill is always a fun spot, live entertainment, your feet in the sand and great food but usually you can't get to dessert. This time we came back later for dessert wonderful. Also they sell their Hula grill sauce to go in great little bottles. A great gift

4. Slappy Cakes Maui

3350 Lower Honoapiilani Road, Ka'anapali, Maui, HI 96761-8402 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 808-419-6600
Excellent
49%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Slappy Cakes Maui

Reviewed By Julie G - Columbus, Ohio

Visited for breakfast while vacationing in Maui. We arrived only minutes after they opened and they were already on a short wait. Had great service. Loved the variety of the menu and the food was very good. Will definitely return!

5. Island Cream, Co.

305 Keawe St Ste 511, Ste 511, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-2734 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Vegetarian Friendly SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 808-298-0916
Excellent
83%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 512 reviews

Island Cream, Co.

You've had Gelato,,,,You've had Ice Cream,,,,now you must try Island Cream! Hand Made in our shop daily, we offer a unique style of frozen dessert that you will love. Recently rated #11 Best in America by Yahoo Foods & Yelp. Once you try our special products---you will see why we say,,,"We Make Cravings!". Some special flavors include: Lahaina Cream, Oahu Oatmeal Cream, Kauai Karmel and many more! Don't forget to try our Banana-Maui, a hot dessert made with Fresh Bananas and our own topping better than "Banana's Foster". Come see what all the talk is about!

Reviewed By Mona B

Wow. I understand why this is rated one of the best places to get ice cream in the country. Every time I travel I scope out a great ice cream shop, and this surely did not disappoint. The flavors are rich yet not too much, and the flavors include both unique flavors to Hawaii as well as flavors you would find in any ice cream shop. Definitely a good stop for ice cream lovers! Get the six mini-scoop sampler!

6. Son'z Steakhouse

200 Nohea Kai Dr, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Ka'anapali, Maui, HI 96761-1942 (Formerly Son'z Maui at Swan Court) Validated Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover Seafood, American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night SGD 26 - SGD 72 +1 808-667-4506
Excellent
50%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 522 reviews

Son'z Steakhouse

Recognized as Ka'anapali's premier steakhouse, Son'z Steakhouse focuses on high quality steaks and chops, fresh seafood and an array of signature appetizers and entrees. Located at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, the fine dining restaurant overlooks the warmly lit lagoon and foliage of the beautiful Swan Court. Son'z Steakhouse features an elegant wine cellar that holds 1,500 bottles of the finest wines from around the world as well as one-of-a-kind vintages. Whether celebrating a birthday, anniversary or wedding or having a corporate event, Son'z team of professionals can accommodate your private event needs and help you create an unforgettable evening. Open nightly for dinner.

Reviewed By Diana R - Wellsboro, Pennsylvania

We dined at this Swan Restaurant (as we called it) 25 years ago on the day we were married, and we were excited to bring our daughters with us on our return to Maui. The staff was outstanding! They were so attentive to our celebration...MoreAloha, Diana! We're so happy we were able to help make your 25th anniversary dinner a truly memorable one for you and your family. Mahalo for dining with us, and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Maui!

7. Island Vintage Coffee

2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Whalers Village, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1980 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 808-868-4081
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 231 reviews

Island Vintage Coffee

Reviewed By lwj - Norcal

When we are in Kaanapali, Island Vintage Coffee is one of our daily stops.
On our most recent visit in February, we went for coffee every evening except the night that it was pouring rain....
It is located on the lower level of the Whalers Village next to the Honolulu Cookie Factory.... very convenient.
I enjoy their fresh brewed Kona Coffee. We have also had the Green Tea Latte, the Kona Mocha and even a Taro latte drink. All have been very good.
Highly recommend this place.

8. Bad Ass Coffee Co.

3636 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-5916 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible +1 808-877-5477
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 196 reviews

Bad Ass Coffee Co.

Reviewed By darylkatekuchmak

Great coffee with too many choices! Even bought sone to bring home! Try one of the suggested flavors hot or iced.

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