that Ignites the Senses

From taking in iconic views over shared plates to soaking up the spectacle of a personalized seven-course private dinner, each of our memorable on-site dining options reflects an authentic commitment to harnessing the grassroots goodness of Maui’s local farms and fishers.

The birdcage

The Birdcage

Where Fresh Fare & Sophisticated Sips Meet Sunset Views

LampFind your golden hour magic at our popular open-air bar and lounge, The Birdcage. Unmatched sunset views pair perfectly with our Japanese-influenced dinner menu, fresh sushi, shareable plates, and bistro-style charcuterie boards.

Open daily from 5:00pm – 9:30pm

Live music Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Tables are available strictly on a first-come, first-served basis.

For groups of 8 or more, please click here for reservation information.

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The restaurant

The Restaurant

A Feast for the Senses

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From its perch on the hillside above South Maui’s Wailea resort area, award-winning The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea offers panoramic ocean views from the upper Lanai and intimate dining under the stars in The Garden.

Open daily from 5:00pm – 8:30pm

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence

“Top 10 Best Restaurants
in Hawai‘i”

– OpenTable Diner’s Choice

“Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America”
– OpenTable Diner’s Choice

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The treehouse

The Treehouse

Maui’s Best Kept Secret Dining Experience

BirdcageEnjoy a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience as you relax under a private canopy of mango trees in our custom-built, ocean-view Treehouse. One of the most sought-after reservations on the island, this ultra-private chef dinner is revered by guests for its upscale menu and unmatched privacy.

Immerse yourselves in the breathtaking scenery as our personal chef guides you through seven exquisite courses, each curated to your preferences and prepared tableside, all while you learn about the varied flora and fauna of Hawai‘i.

Advanced reservations are required.

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The cabanas

Poke in The Cabanas at The Pool

Apothecary Cocktails &
Fresh Fare

CocktailFor a relaxed aloha feel, we invite you to refresh poolside at The Cabanas, for a light al fresco meal and drinks. Signature cocktails are prepared with our made-from-scratch sodas and simple syrups. Fresh pressed juices and frozen smoothies are also available to help you recover after their flight or a long day exploring the island.

Bar service daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Lunch service daily from 11:00am – 5:00pm

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in-suite dining

In Suite Dining with a breakfast spread including champagne

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Whether it’s breakfast in bed or dinner on your lanai, enjoy fresh, local fare prepared with the same attention to detail as our renowned dining menus. Stay in your robe—you’re on vacation!

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Chef Ryan Cruz working

Ryan Cruz

Executive Chef

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Aiming to inspire curiosity wherever he goes, Chef Ryan Cruz creates an interactive culinary experience by not only mentoring his team of cooks, but connecting with guests to ensure each dish captures the bounty of Maui to their liking.

Born in the Philippines and adopted at the age of three, Chef Ryan's love for cooking began as a child growing up in Southern California, where he assisted his father and grandmother in cooking for family gatherings. After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Los Angeles, he joined CUT by Wolfgang Puck in Beverly Hills where he spent four years, starting as a prep cook and working his way up to lead line cook. Chef Ryan spent the next 10 years honing his culinary skills in fine dining establishments across the globe, spanning Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, CUT at 45 Park Lane in London, CUT New York City and Spago in both Istanbul and Maui. He later transitioned to working as a private chef under his mentor Chef Raymond Weber, bringing bespoke dinners and events to celebrity clients such as Oprah Winfrey. Now a full-time resident of Maui, Chef Ryan enjoys building relationships with local farmers and fishers to utilize the island’s unique and abundant ingredients in his culinary creations. He draws inspiration from his love of Japanese art and elaborate floral arrangements, using vibrantly colored elements to replicate a bountiful garden on each plate.

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“Top 10 Best Restaurants in Hawaiʻi & Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America”

- OpenTable Diner's Choice

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence