Tantalizing menu and sunset views at Makena’s Molokini Bar & Grille
Hours: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Happy Hour: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Dress Code: Footwear & casual resort attire
For Reservations please call:
Phone: (808) 875-5888
Executive Chef Marc McDowell
Head over to Molokini Bar & Grille for an invigorating fresh look at island flavors under the direction of Executive Chef Marc McDowell. Every dish is prepared with fresh ingredients from the land and seas surrounding the islands of Hawaii, with most of the vegetables and herbs coming right from the resort’s own on-site garden. Everything on the menu from the bread and sauces are made in-house from the restaurant kitchen to assure the finest quality. The menu takes non-traditional approach to traditional American comfort food, infusing fresh Hawaiian ingredients, combing elements of Hawaii regional cuisine and presenting new taste profiles that will both surprise and satisfy. Live music makes this a great place for drinks and small plates at the bar, or leisurely family dinners in the dining room.
Don't miss the Molokini Bar & Grille's daily Happy Hour from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM featuring live entertainment and signature Herb'n Cocktails Menu and special priced appetizers. Also check out their special nightly menus and award winning buffets like the famed Sunday Brunch.
Though every dish is made with the same Aloha, the following dishes come highly recommended by the resort's culinary staff and our repeat guests. Not sure what to order, check out these dishes as they are sure to please:
If you are looking for something on the lighter side try the Molokai Potato Fried Lobster Salad, a favorite among seafood lovers and salad fans alike, the salad is prepared with fresh hydroponic greens, blueberries, Edamame, Avocado, Baby Tomatoes, Maui Onion, Baby Mache drizzled with Big Island Vanilla Citrus Vinaigrette, then topped with deep fried succulent half lobster tail wrapped up with Molokai Sweet Potato Curl.
In the mood for something of the Western comfort variety? Try the South Maui BBQ Ribs, a rack of ribs braised in a southern style broth infused with smoky chipotle peppers, then given a mouthwatering dry rub before being grilled over an open flame. And if your taste buds aren’t intrigued enough, the ribs are then basted with Makena’s own southern style BBQ sauce, served with Kula grown corn on the cob, blue cornbread infused with fresh jalapenos and a side of barracho beans.
This kitchen is known for fresh takes on such favorites like the traditional Hawaiian favorite Macadamia nut crusted Mahi Mahi but infusing it with cilantro. Try instead a seasoned and seared mahi topped with a crust made of cilantro stems and macadamia nuts infused with ginger, garlic, jalapenos, lime juice and seed oil; served over a citrus red quinoa and a medley of seasonal baby vegetables from the resort garden sautéed in a lemongrass beurre blanc. A taste sensation that you taste buds will thank you for.
Live Entertainment Nightly
Sunday Brunch 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Hale Manu
Sunday Dinner 6 PM – 10:00 PM Clay Mortensen
Monday 6PM – 10:00 PM Reiko Fukino
Tuesday 6PM – 10:00 PM Mondo Kane
Wednesday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Kaena Elaban
Thursday 6PM – 10:00 PM Benny Uyetake
Friday 6PM – 10:00 PM Glen Kakugawa
Saturday 6PM - 10:00 PM Deason Baybayan
Molokini Happy Hour
Come Pau Hana at the Molokini Bar & Grille Happy Hour! Featuring Herb'n Cocktails. Come experience the specialty herb infused cocktails at the Molokini Lounge, featuring house-made syrups made with herbs found in our Chef's onsite garden. Sip and savor happy hour priced mixed cocktails like our lemongrass fizz with House made Lemon Grass Syrup.
Buffet Set Up
Home to Award-Winning Sunday Brunch and famed Buffets
The Molokini Bar & Grille is known for it's spectacular award-winning buffets featuring the famed Sunday Brunch Buffet (voted Maui's Best Brunch). Enjoy a spectacular spread breakfast and gourmet lunch dishes, plus an extensive salad and raw bar filled with fresh seafood and island vegetables. Don't miss the actions stations including fresh made to order sushi, omelets, bouillabaisse and roast carving stations. Each buffet also features a ice sculpture carved on-site by our talented Executive Chef!
Sunday Brunch Buffet
Voted Best Brunch on Maui
Hours: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$40 Adults $20 Children 5-12 years
Free Children under 5 years old
Plus Bottomless Champagne for $8 More
Home of the award-winning Makena Sunday Brunch and the popular Saturday Night Buffet, the Molokini Bar & Grille transforms into a weekend mecca for all you-can-eat buffets and brunch feasts fit for alii or royalty.
Voted as one of the “Best Brunches on Maui” the Sunday Brunch at Makena Beach & Golf Resort’s Molokini Bar & Grille is also the best value for Sunday Brunch on the island. Featuring an extensive menu with a mix of freshly made hot and cold food displays and made-to-order action stations the Sunday Brunch at Makena will please any palette. Eggs Benedict and buttermilk pancakes, carving station with prime rib and whole roasted Kalua pig, and made-to-order omelet stations, Asian specialties such as made-to-order sushi and freshly steamed dim sum, and an assortment of garden salads, fresh baked muffins, pastries, and desserts, sweet ripe melons, papayas and pineapples…you won’t be disappointed!
Friday Night Island-Style Buffet
Makena gives Maui another reason to say TGIF!
Hours: 5:30 pm - 9:30pm
$48 Adults $24 Children 5-12 years
Free Children under 5 years old
Friday nights on Maui just got better with the Friday Night Island-Style Buffet.
Start with the best of the Pacific Ocean’s bounty, add fresh locally grown produce prepared by Makena’s culinary dream team and you get an amazing buffet of five stations that feature artfully-prepared seafood dishes. Under the direction of Executive Chef Marc McDowell, Molokini Bar & Grille is proud to showcase their talents with a creative array of dishes that feature local fresh Maui seafood.
The Friday night buffet will compliment the resort’s popular weekend line-up of buffet and brunches, with the Saturday Night Asian Affair Buffet and the award-winning Sunday Brunch. All bountiful, delicious, and satisfying so you can’t go wrong with all-you-can eat offerings at Makena. Buffet lovers won’t be disappointed.
"An Asian Affair" - Saturday Night Buffet
Experience the tantalizing flavors of Asia at one ultimate buffet
Hours: Saturday 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
$48 Adults $24 Children 5-12 years
Free Children under 5 years old
On Saturday nights, Molokini Bar & Grille brings the flavors of the East to the shores of Makena. The popular Saturday night buffet, newly named "An Asian Affair," features traditional dishes from all of Asia's multi-faceted and vibrant cultures.
Start off your dinner with traditional Japanese favorites such as miso butterfish, chicken karaage and tempura shrimp. Then travel to the Asian continent and sample the robust flavors of Chinese cooking with fresh dim sum and noodles or the fiery and savory dishes of Korean cooking like Kal-bi beef and house-made pickled vegetables. Head south to the islands of Southeastern Asia where tantalizing spices and fresh island ingredients create a melting pot of flavors that vary from Indian curries, to the aromatic coconut infused cuisine of Thailand, or sweet rice-based dishes of Cambodia and then finishing off with the Spanish influenced cookery of the Philippines. It is a culinary trip of discovery you will not soon forget.
Special Nightly Dinner Menus
Lobster Fest on Tuesdays & Thursdays
Plus check out the restaurant's special menus introduced every night of the week including Lobster Fest Tuesdays and Thursdays with a special three course lobster menu, or try the resort's take on the traditional Hawaiian Local Cuisine with Wednesday Night's Island of Aloha Three Course Menu, or bring the family over on Sunday Nights for the restaurant's three course roast dinner.
Monday Night - Stargazing Dinner
Join us for our special stargazing dinner on Monday Nights, held right before the resort's Stargazing Activity.
Stargazing Dinner Menu
Caesar Salad: Romaine junior lettuce, parmesan-reggiano, cherry tomato, herb crouton and house-made anchovy balsamic dressing
Makena Mixed Grill: A local Hawaii staple meal featuring teriyaki beef, grilled mahi, chicken katsu, with chef's seasonal stir fried vegetables and steamed white rice.
S'mores To Go: Graham Crackers, Hershey’s Chocolate, Marshmallows
In addition ask your server to add a Hot coco, Chai Tea, Starbucks Coffee, your favorite after dinner drink or other fireside beverages and we will make it "to go" upon request.
$35 per person, exclusive of tax or gratuity
Reservations Available. Dinner held from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. For reservations or more information call 808-875-5888
For resort guests take the s'mores down to an informal gathering around our cozy fire pit in the resorts gardens under a blanket of stars and take part in our weekly "evening under the stars" activity with astronomer Mike Herbert. Stargazing activity at 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday and Thursday Night - Lobster Fest
Lobster Fest At Molokini Bar & Grill
Due to popular demand we've extended and expanded our Lobster fest specials. Continue to join us for our lobster fest at the Molokini Bar & Grill on Tuesdays and Thursdays as the restaurant offers a three Course Surf & Turf dinner for only $39.95 as well as specialty appetizers and entrees featuring our favorite seafood item, Lobster.
Wednesday Night - Flavors of Hawaii
Come explore the Flavors of Hawaii with our two-course menu with entrees featuring local Hawaiian favorites like Seared pepper Ahi medallions or Hawaiian BBQ Ribs, or for a real Hawaiian treat try Makena's Fish Lau Lau. For dessert get a taste of island life with a coconut chiffon cake. The Flavors of Hawaii dinner is offered for only $30 per person. Also add any appetizer from the regular Molokini Bar & Grille menu for an additional $10.00
*Prices not including taxes or gratuity
Sunday Night - Three Course Roast Dinner
Bring the ohana (family) to Makena's Molokini Bar & Grille for a Sunday dinner the whole family will enjoy. The Maui resort's premiere restaurant is proud to introduce a three course roast dinner offered every Sunday at only $34.95 per person. Families feast on either your choice entree of Prime Rib, Porchetta, or your Chef's Choice special.