Dukes Kaanapali is located right on the beach and offers great food and spectacular sunset dining.
In all of my trips to Maui, I had never been to one of the best places to eat in Maui, Dukes Kaanapali Beach House, despite it being just a five minute walk from the Maui Ocean Resort Villas that I stay at each time. During our September visit, my wife and I were impressed with the open-air atmosphere and great selection of locally grown, raised and caught menu selections. Every table has a great view of the Pacific ocean and the restaurant is perfectly lit by well placed tiki torches.
We started with the ceviche, consisting of a nice combination of lime juice, meyer lemon, maui onion, jalapeño and avocado.
My wife ordered the macadamia nut, parmesan and panko crusted swordfish with locally grown haiku tomato and lemon caper butter.
My entree was the banana leaf steamed Opah with a sake ginger sauce, sizzling sesame oil, coconut milk steamed bamboo rice, black bean bok choy & mushroom.
We finished with a Kona espresso, Tahitian vanilla and Hawaiian vintage chocolate Creme Brulee trio.
Excellent food, atmosphere, view and service make Duke's Beach House one the of best Maui Restaurants. Reservations are recommended.