Dining Out in Ka'anapali Presents Limitations

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It seems that if I crave a truly exceptional dining experience, I will need to drive 3 miles into Lahaina as my restaurant options are somewhat limited here in Ka'anapali. On the one hand, I really like the idea of walking out of the back door of my hotel, finding myself on the beachwalk, and knowing whether I hang a left or a right, I can walk to a different restaurant every night.

On the other hand, so do a million other couples and their families who are vacationing in hotels and condo residences in the area. And it seems their standards are easily satisfied because, hey, we're in Maui. It's not snowing. How bad can it be? In a way it saddens me that I've developed different expectations over the years and can't go back to the way it was when I first visited the island.

Don't get me wrong, I've having a great time, though. I celebrate the little victories. Plus, I get to listen to my husband on the phone describe the cold and tasteless pizza leftover in our refrigerator at home. You can see all the photographs and read more about my dinner excursion in my personal blog today at this link: Found Graham's Tawny at Hula Grill in Ka'anapali.

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Belinda Spillman
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Sounds like you are in paradise to me.  We have had our fair share of cold and snow this past week with more on the way.  I would love to be on the beach in Maui!

Jan 08, 2017 11:35 AM #1
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Susan Jacobsen
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Elizabeth - we LOVE the Hula Grill!!!! Several years ago we were visiting Maui, went of course to Lahaina, took the whale watching catamaran cruise and went to the HULA!

Jan 08, 2017 11:56 AM #2
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Noah Seidenberg
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Thanks for sharing Elizabeth. It sounds like you are having a great time and enjoying every moment.

Jan 08, 2017 12:44 PM #3
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Just remember not to order a rare ribeye when you go back to Hula Grill.  I bet then you will have a great experience.

Jan 08, 2017 02:12 PM #4
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I like the idea of dining after dark, with my toes in the sand.  That second picture on your link through page is exceptional!

Jan 08, 2017 05:04 PM #5
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Belinda Spillman Snow in Colorado, but Sacramento is having torrential downpours and flooding; yet did not stop me from having 2 open houses today. Even from Maui.

Jan 08, 2017 08:45 PM #6
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Susan Jacobsen yes, I think between Leilani's and Hula Grill, the latter is a better choice menu-wise.

Jan 08, 2017 08:46 PM #7
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Noah Seidenberg I am doing my darndest to have a good time, and some of that involves lying around on the beach being lazy and reading.

Jan 08, 2017 08:47 PM #8
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Chris Ann Cleland I know, right? I would not buy a ribeye steak in the grocery store, why would I order it at a restaurant? I think it was the fancy Hawaiian Salt and Pepper description that grabbed me. It's just not a cut I like.

Jan 08, 2017 08:48 PM #9
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Myrl Jeffcoat I know how mischievous you are, though, and your toes would not be cold stuck into cold sand because you'd find warmer toes in that sand somewhere, LOL.

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Elizabeth, I'm up for some super Japanese food on Tuesday. Do we need an appointment? Or whatever you want. You choose. We can't have you keep eating that boring Maui stuff!

Jan 08, 2017 09:44 PM #11
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell The Nobu is not open for lunch unfortunately. But the pool side dining is OK and so is the golf course. There is so much to do we might run out of time.

Jan 08, 2017 11:39 PM #12
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell I have to admit I would not say it is boring Maui stuff because there are good restaurants on Maui, excellent restaurants, especially in Wailea. It's like Wailea is San Francisco and Kaanapali is Des Moines, yet they share the same ocean.

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Hi Elizabeth --- I think simply being in Maui makes many people more accepting of available choices.  Here's to a good lunch and fun times with Hella Mitschke Rothwell tomorrow.  

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I remember that I found the food in Maui not as tasty as I expected. The luau food was downright disappointing. How can they mess up barbecue?

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