Roy Yamaguchi, the James Beard award–winning chef and one of the pioneers of Hawaii Regional Cuisine, has largely divested himself from Roy’s restaurants outside of Hawaii to focus on his home-state holdings. On Maui that would be this dining room next to the Kaanapali Golf Course and Wailea’s Humble Market Kitchin. At dinner, main courses fall into the very expensive category (most above $45), like Roy's signature misoyaki butterfish ($48), although some are less pricey, like the honey-mustard-glazed beef short ribs ($40). Breakfast has some downright affordable options, although you may want to spring for a Benedict with blackened ahi or crispy crab cake ($24), or avocado toast with sous vide egg ($16); at lunch, sandwiches ($15–21) offer ingredients such as grilled kalbi ribs, grilled cheese with candied bacon, and grass-fed beef meatloaf. The restaurant also serves a bar menu from 2 to 5pm that features the “canoe for two,” an appetizer platter of baby-back ribs, ahi poke, pork and shrimp lumpia, chicken potstickers, and skewered shrimp ($38). Tip: Two words: chocolate soufflé. It takes 20 minutes to prepare, so let your waiter know you want it in advance. And when it arrives, wait a moment for it to cool—don’t burn your tongue on the hot lava chocolate!
2290 Kaanapali Pkwy.
Our Rating Neighborhood Kaanapali Hours Daily breakfast 6–10:30am; lunch 11am–2pm; bar menu 2–5pm; dinner 4:30–9:30pm. Phone 808/669-6999 Prices Main courses $8–$24 breakfast, $17–$22 lunch, $31–$69 dinner. Cuisine Type Hawaii Regional Cuisine Web site Roy’s
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