Beautiful tropical Christmas table near the beach at Mauna Lani
Beautiful tropical Christmas table near the beach at Mauna Lani

Holiday Cuisine Worth Traveling For

Dining

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Rooted in craftsmanship, we lead epicureans like you on an exploratory culinary adventure like no other at five restaurants—plus bars and luxury cabanas—each with seasonal and sustainable dishes made possible by our relationships with local farmers and fishermen.


Dining Venues

Oceanfront Dining

The culinary team at CanoeHouse is excited to present their cuisine in the most beautiful setting, alongside the surf and under the stars. Featuring a menu that is locally sourced and globally inspired, CanoeHouse is the perfect place to celebrate the holiday with a special dinner. 'The Deck' at CanoeHouse provides a casual lounge setting, with an innovative dining menu and signature cocktail list made entirely with ingredients sourced within 100 miles from the resort. Enjoy after dinner drinks and dessert by the flicker of tiki torches and fire pits.

  • Open Daily: Bar & Lounge: 5:00pm to 10:00pm | Dinner: 5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • New Year's Eve Chef Omakase Dinner | $295 per person
Sunrise to Sunset

In the morning, HāLani presents an extensive 'a la carte breakfast, with a menu ranging from savory to sweet, and all paired with fresh juice, a selection of Kona's finest estate coffees and ocean views. In the evening, HāLani transitions into a wonderfully approachable and casual restaurant. Featuring a Coastal inspired menu from the regions of the Mediterranean and California, local ingredients from the bounty of the island take center stage.

  • Open Daily: Breakfast 6:30am - 11:00am | Dinner: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • New Year's Eve 6-course menu | $195 per person
Ha Bar at Mauna Lani
Sip on refreshing cocktails with a view of the sunset at the HāBar.

Hā Bar

Your Mai Tai is Waiting

Choose between al fresco poolside seating, shaded chairs or at the bar. With its casual setting, enjoy a menu of simply prepared fresh local fish, sandwiches, salads, flatbreads and daily specials. An outdoor lounge sets the stage for enjoying a holiday-inspired craft cocktail as you gaze across the Great Lawn, taking in the sites of the pools with the ocean beyond. There is no better place to enjoy a pre-dinner drink or take in the sunset, enjoying the world famous Mauna Lani Mai Tai.

  • Open Daily: Beverages: 10:00am - 10:00pm | Cuisine: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Grab 'n Go

The Market is a specialty coffee shop and deli within a charming general store setting. Featuring a full-service cafe, a menu of light and healthy bites, coffees and smoothies, The Market features a large selection of grab-and-go items. Build a picnic to-go and hit the road with local craft beers and unique wines, all with a focus on the outdoors, social responsibility and sustainable practices. The Market also offers a myriad of home and lifestyle retail items, perfect for holiday gift giving.

  • Open Daily: 5:30am - 8:00pm
Adventure Awaits

Steps from the beach, the Surf Shack is the ultimate good-vibes hang out. Home to the Kainalu sports program, it’s the headquarters for all things salty and sun-kissed. Come here to “talk story” with Hawai‘i’s legendary watermen and launch your own brag-worthy adventure. Whether you dream of snorkeling lazily above the jeweled reefs or racing a Hawaiian outrigger canoe into the deep blue, the Kainalu pros can help make it happen. Perfect days at the Surf Shack begin with beachside yoga and smoothies and end with sunset cocktails and slack-key guitar serenades. Relax…soak up that sweet vitamin D and expand your horizon. You will leave with the two best souvenirs: a golden glow and sand between your toes.

  • Light Bites & Beverages Daily: 11:00am - 6:00pm
surf shack dining
Hawaiian poke coconut bowl with grilled salmon fish, rice and avocado.

Food Truck Fiesta

Beyond Bottle and Plate

Meet under the shade of the kamani tree at the Food Truck. Always fresh and always laid back, our photo-worthy truck serves up daily local surprises under the sun.

  • 11am to 4pm Daily