Hana’s only fine-dining restaurant has always struggled to assert itself, but the new chef, Bella Toland, seems up to the challenge. Half-French, half-Filipina, Toland worked for Wolfgang in Las Vegas and Wailea before finding this bewitching spot with its luxurious lanai overlooking the ocean and Kauiki Hill. Her menu showcases Hana-grown ingredients, including exotic tropical fruits from Ono Organic Farms, and Hawaiian seafood, in preparations such as pan-roasted fish served with locally foraged pohole ferns and a green papaya salad. Service is friendly but can be slow; try to dine on Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday, when outstanding Hawaiian musicians play, accompanied by a graceful hula dancer. High prices reflect the remote location as well as the upscale resort setting, while lunch and dinner portions do not reflect the oversize portions typical elsewhere. Value-seekers should hit the local food trucks instead.
The Preserve Kitchen + Bar
5031 Hana Hwy.
Our Rating Neighborhood Hana Hours Daily breakfast 7:30–10:30am, lunch 11am–2pm, dinner 5–9pm. Phone 808/248-8211 Prices Main courses $15–$25 breakfast; $17–$32 lunch; $19– $45 dinner. Cuisine Type American/Pacific Rim Web site The Preserve Kitchen + Bar
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