Adventurous island dining with a natural Hawaiian flair at Makena Beach & Golf Resort. Check out Makena dining specials here.

Makena's culinary team is continually coming up with new taste profiles and dishes aimed to showcase Maui’s natural bounty.  At the Makena Beach & Golf Resort you will find Adventurous Island dining with a natural Hawaiian flair.  In addition to our four restaurant outlets the resort offers both in-room dining options and special ocean-side dining opportunities; as well as great monthly food and wine events.

Special Dining Options

In Room Dining

Enjoy the luxury of breakfast in bed or the privacy of lunch or dinner service on your lanai (balcony). Or maybe you just want snacks and cold drinks while you watch your favorite sports game on your in-room flat screen TV.  Quick and convenient in-room service is just a phone call away.
In-Room Dining Hours:
Breakfast 6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Wake up coffee is available each morning from 6:45 am
Lunch 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Dinner 5:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
In-Room Dining Menu

Oceanside Dining

Treat that special someone to a private ocean side dining experience. Can anything be more romantic than a private, catered seven-course gourmet dining experience overlooking the ocean for two? Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, or popping the question, a private Makena Oceanside dining experience is an unforgettable way to make a lasting impression on your special someone. Oceanside dinner options come in three course, four course and seven course dinner options for all budgets. 48-hours advance notice required. Please call for pricing.

To reserve private ocean side dining, please call: (808) 875-5888

Ocean-side Dinner Menus and Packages:
Three Course Dinner Menu
Four Course Dinner Menu
Seven Course Dinner Menu

Monthly Event Series

Food & Wine Education Series

This series features a culinary partnership between Master Sommelier Patrick Okubo and Makena’s talented chefs. It is designed to pair the best of  our Chef’s fresh and cultured dishes with the best of old world and new world wines. The series will focus on various wines paired with dishes made with fresh local ingredients from local farms and companies. During each event our chef provides a cooking demonstration while Master Sommelier, Patrick Okubo educates on the wines chosen for each event. Each event will introduce a new theme with three wines and dish pairings. Past themes include: Poke & Sauvignon Blanc, Taste of Sonoma,  Taste of Australia, NE Italy and Gnocchi,  Lamb & Syrah, Spanish Wines & Tapas, Taste of Chile, Santa Barbara Wines and Taste of Napa. Event usually priced at $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity.


Master Sommelier Patrick Okubo

About Master Sommelier, Patrick Okubo

Patrick “Pat” Okubo is a Master Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, a Certified Wine Educator (CWE), and Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS). A graduate of University High and the University of Hawaii, he is a member of the National Guard, runs The Wine GI, a personal wine consultation and education business, and is host of A Perfect Sip – an online radio show, Pat is the Fine Wine Specialist and Wine Educator for Young’s Market Hawaii. Previously, he opened Formaggio Grill as Managing Partner and Wine Director / Restaurant manager at Four Seasons Lana’i. Pat is the third Master Sommelier in Hawaii and is the second youngest Master Sommelier in the nation.


Winery of the Month Series

Each month the Makena Beach & Golf Resort features a winery or vineyard in its dining outlets, offering three flight tastings and specials on the chosen winery’s wines. In addition, the resort holds a special Winery of the Month dinner, a five course meal designed by the resort’s chefs and paired with wine selections of the featured winery. These monthly wine dinners feature a special guest host from the chosen winery, vineyard or distributor to speak on the wines chosen and the pairings. The Makena Beach & Golf Resort introduced its new Winery of the Month series in January 2013 featuring Cakebread Cellars with special guest Dennis Cakebread. Other wineries featured include Duckhorn, Craggy Range, Banfi Vitners, Miner Valley, Cade, Rombauer, Paradigm, Silver Oak, Joel Gott and Alexander Valley Vineyards to name a few.  Event prices ranges from  at $100 - $150 per person, plus tax and gratuity.


Liquid Chef Cocktail Series

Master Mixologist Chandra Lucuriello
and CEO of Ocean Vodka Shay Smith

Liquid Chef Cocktail Series

Makena Beach & Golf Resort’s newest event series occurs monthly at the Molokini Bar & Grille and features a different spirit and master mixologist each month. Focusing on bartending techniques that can be utilized at home using various top shelf spirits, each event will feature drink demonstrations by the master mixologist and a representative from the chosen spirit. Guests will get the chance to sample 3-5 cocktails at each event. Specialty appetizer pairings prepared by the resort’s culinary staff will also be provided. Past event themes and spirits include: Casamigos Tequila, Ocean Vodka, Juniper Berries & Everything Gin, Whiskey and Bourbon, Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum.  Past Master Mixologists in attendance includes Chandra Lucariello  and Jeoy Gottesman. Event usually priced $60 per person, plus tax and gratuity.


Check out our full list of dining specials and events here:


Pool Bar and Grill Specials - Hawaiian Plate Wednesdays

Pool Bar and Grill Specials - Hawaiian Plate Wednesdays

Extended Hours and New Specials

Extended Pool Bar and Grill hours for the summer from 11 AM - 7:30 PM daily

Wednesday Hawaiian Plate Special

In honor of Hula Wednesdays with live keiki hula on the pool deck from 6 PM - 7 PM. The Pool Bar and Grill is serving a Hawaiian Combo Plate Special. Taste what the locals eat with our large combo plate

Plate includes:

  • Hawaiian Style BBQ Ribs
  • Grilled Mahi Mahi
  • Kalua Pork
  • Lomi-Lomi Salmon
  • Pipikaula Potato Salad

Offered at $20 per person.

For more information call (808) 875-5888

Sushi Saturdays and Sundays

Sushi Saturdays and Sundays

Molokini Bar & Grille

Every Sat. & Sun

Starting at 5:30 PM

Bringing fresh made-to-order sushi to Molokini Bar & Grille

Join our famed sushi chef, Chef Ivan Bersamin, as he re-creates his famed sushi rolls from Makena's past Hakone restaurant. Every Saturday and Sunday starting at 5:30 PM, Chef Ivan will provide a special menu of made-to-order sushi and sushi making demonstrations on select nights.


For reservations or more information contact (808) 875-5888

Liquid Chef Series - Pau Vodka - Saturday July 26, 2014

Liquid Chef Series - Pau Vodka - Saturday July 26, 2014

Molokini Bar & Grille

Saturday July 26, 2014

$55++ Per Person

Reservations: (808) 875-5888

Liquid Chef Series with Pau Maui Vodka

The Makena Beach & Golf Resort continues it Liquid Chef Series this July, partnering again with Young’s Market Company Hawaii to present Pau Maui Vodka. On Saturday July 26th, 2014 at 6:30 PM at the Molokini Bar & Grille, Master Mixologist Joey Gottesman presents several signature cocktails made with the locally made Pau Maui Vodka and paired with signature appetizers by Makena’s chefs.

++quoted prices not including tax and gratuity

Cocktail Menu:

The Journey

This Hand-Crafted Original Sour is hand-crafted with Maui’s Own, Pau Vodka, bruised to perfection with fresh pressed lemon juice, white cane sugar and pasteurized egg whites, served up with a dash of aromatic Peychaud’s Bitters and a fresh expressed swath of orange in a Sea Salt and Fresh Ground Pink Pepper Corn Rimmed Martini Glass.

The Nigbur Collins

Named after Master Distiller Mark Nigbur, this Collins is a botanical and fresh masterpiece, painstakingly measured over the rocks with Pau Vodka, in a mélange of fresh lemon sour and Martini and Rossi Bianco, capped with seltzer and served with a fresh slice of Maui Gold Pineapple and Peychaud’s Bitters.

Pau’s “Red Dirt Flirt”

This Sophisticated Dirty Martini, is Blessed with the fresh island Mana that is embodied by Maui’s Own Pau Vodka, stirred with the savory brine of Kalamata Olive Juice and kissed with the botanicals and off-dry complexity of Martini and Rossi Bianco, strained up with an aromatic and decadent combination of Feta Cheese Stuffed Kalamata Olives and House made Red Hawaiian Chili Pepper Oil.

Malahini Mojo

From Kama’aina to Malahini, this elixir is inspired by our Thai Nigburs to the East, created with Pau Vodka, Craft Coconut Cream and fresh resort grown basil, bound in pineapple and served frothy and on the rocks with freshly pressed lime and aromatic basil top.

On the Appetizer Menu:

Watermelon Crab and Goat Cheese Tower

Chilled Watermelon, Lump Crab, and Laurel Channel Goat Cheese, Balsamic Reduction

Volcano Spiced Prawns

Succulent Grilled Kauai Prawns, Fresh Avocado, Watercress and Papaya Lime Gastrique

Grilled Vegetable & House made Mozzarella Bruschetta

Kumu Farms Eggplant, Portobello Mushroom, Maui Onion, Zucchini and Roasted Red Pepper Aioli

Risotto Balls “Arancini

Fried Arborio Rice Balls Filled with Gooey Melted Cheese

Jerk Chicken Bites with Glazed Pineapple

Chicken Thighs Marinated in a Complex Combination of Caribbean Spices with glazed Maui Pineapple, Cilantro and Fresh Lime


$55++ per person

Winery of the Month Dinner "Pinots in Paradise" - Saturday August 9, 2014

Winery of the Month Dinner \

Molokini Bar & Grille
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Five Course Dinner
$120++ per person
For Reservations Call: 808-875-5888

Join us our five course "Pinot In Paradise" Wine Dinner

Makena's August's Winery of the Month celebrates Pinots in Paradise. Join Chef Kurt Lesmerises as he prepares a summer inspired five course meal paired with the handcrafted wines from California and Oregon. Enjoy Merry Edwards Wine with special guest National Sales Liaison, Joe Gambrell. Saintsbury Wine joins the event with Winemaker Chris Kajani in attendance.  Adelsheimw wine will also be available with National Sales Manager Bill Blanchard present to share a bit about the Oregonian wine.

Wine Dinner Courses & Pairings

  • Amuse Bouche: Maui Golf Pineapple bran Smoked North Pacific Salmon with Champagne Flight
  • First Course: Li High Dusted Kona Crab Salad with Merry Edwards 2012 Sauvignon Blanc
  • Second Course:Tea Smoked Quail with Adelsheim 2012 Pinot Gris
  • Third Course: Seared Big Eye Ahi with Saintsbury 2013 Pinot Gris
  • Fourth Course: Summer Lamb Osso Buco with "Trio of Pinots" Merry Edwards 2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot, Saintsbury 2010 Brown Ranch Pinot, and Adelsheim 2011 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
  • Dessert Course: Hawaiian Vintage Dark Chocolate Gateux


Seating is limited and reservations are required

++ Prices does not include tax or gratuity.

$120++ per person

Liquid Chef Series with Whiskey and Scotch - Thursday August 14, 2014

Liquid Chef Series with Whiskey and Scotch - Thursday August 14, 2014

Molokini Bar & Grille
6:30 PM
$60 Per Person ++
Reservations: (808) 875-5888

Master Mixologist Chandra Lucariello is back! For this month's Liquid Chef Series she regales with five new whiskey and scotch based drinks. Plus specialty appetizers designed by our Culinary team to pair with each cocktail.

Cocktails list coming soon!

Appetizers for the event include

  • Seared Flatiron: Sliced Thin on a Crostini with Caramelized Maui Onions and Blue Cheese
  • Grilled Chicken Sates: Grilled Chicken Breast Wrapped in Prosciutto, Fresh Basil and Balsamic Reduction
  • Spinach Artichoke Dip: Creamy Spinach, Tender Artichokes and Four Types of Melted Cheese,  Served with Toasted Flat Bread
  • Pan Seared Sea Scallops: Sautéed Cherry Tomatoes, Kula Corn with Wilted, Kumu Farm’s Greens and Charred Tomato Vinaigrette
  • Assorted imported cheeses
$60 ++ per person

Molokini Bar and Grille Happy Hour

Molokini Bar and Grille Happy Hour

Molokini Lounge Happy Hour

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Daily

Come on down to the lounge at the Molokini Bar & Grill for great food and drinks. Now featuring a new Happy Hour with specialty chefs appetizers and speciality cocktails garnished with herbs grown and hand picked from our very own chef's garden.

Chef's Appetizers

  • $6 Fried Calamari
  • $8 Kalua Pork Fries - Waffle fries topped with smoked Kalua Porl and Gruyere Bechamel
  • $10 Poke of the Day - Fresh island fish tossed with fresh island ingredients
  • $10 Shrimp Kebob - Grilled Hawaiian shrimp and pineapple in Lilikoi butter

$7 Specialty Cocktails

  • Island Mojito - Bacardi superior rum with muddled pineapple and fresh mint
  • Molo-Rita - Tequila, fresh basil, fresh lime and our house-made ginger syrup
  • Lemongrass fizz - Coconut rum, housemade lemongrass syrup, lime
  • Ginger Gimlet - Tanqueray, house made Ginger Syrup, lime

$6 House-Made Sangria

  • Fruity and tropical white wine sangria
  • Tropical slightly spiced red wine sangria

Plus ... $5 Beers (Bud, Bud Light, Bikini Blond, Guinness)

Prices do not include applicable state tax and gratuity, service charge of 18% will be added for parties of six guests or more.

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