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Plantation House Kapalua


The Plantation House Kapalua is my absolute favorite restaurant is Maui.  The menu is unique, the produce is fresh and the meat and fish second to none.  The restaurant sits on the slopes of the world famous Kapalua golf course and has stunning views of the Pacific ocean and is the perfect place to enjoy one of those classic Maui sunsets.


During a recent visit to Coasterra in San Diego, we were talking about our upcoming trip to Maui with Deborah Scott, Cohn Restaurant Group partner and executive chef.  She hooked us up with Plantation House Executive Chef Jojo Vasquez for this awesome, off the menu, scallop creation.  It was truly a party in our taste buds.

Our Plantation House Kapalua Entrees

Chef's special, off the menu creation, of scallops, avocados, herbs and locally grown Maui organic vegetablesChef's Surprise

Not only was it delicious, flowers and all, but beautiful.

Mary and executive Chef Jojo VasquezExecutive Chef Jojo Vasquez

Our dinner started with the Pork Belly appetizer with roasted brussel sprouts, pickled radish, toasted sesame and gochujang.

Delicious pork belly and roasted brussel sproutsPork Belly

Next up was the beet salad with spinach, feta cheese, quinoa and a nice and lite vinaigrette dressing.

Delicious spinach with beets and feta cheeseBeet Salad

Plus the spinach salad with smoked Gouda and a tasty sherry vinaigrette.

The spinach salad with crispy smoked gouda cheese and a sherry vinaigrette dressingSpinach Salad with Smoked Gouda

Our main entrees were the delicious Monchong shown below...

Monchong with bok choy, tomato, watercress in a nice tamarind-coriander brothMonchong

and the scallops served with curry squash puree, crispy shallots, pickled cauliflower and frisee.  Cooking scallops is a tricky thing but this dish was cooked to perfection and was the best of any of the Maui restaurants that I have visited.

Three large 3 ounce each scallops prepared perfectly with a curry squash pureeScallops

We finished off with the pineapple cake for a perfect end to the perfect meal.

Tasty Hawaiian pineapple cake with coconut ice creamPineapple Cake

We also had a great lunch by starting with the coconut shrimp with pineapple slaw and Korean BBQ sauce.

Tender and crunchy coconut shrimpCoconut Shrimp

We followed up with the Plantation Cheddar Burger prepared to a perfect medium rare.  The sharp cheddar and locally grown produce made this an absolutely delicious dish.

Caramelized Maui onion, aged sharp cheddar, lettuce, tomato, pickle, mango BBQ sauce on a brioche bun make this a great burgerCheddar Burger

and the Buffalo Burger.

Crispy chicken Buffalo Burger with bacon, locally grown lettuce, tomato and onion on a brioche bunBuffalo Burger

Plantation House Kapalua Website

This restaurant was fantastic and I highly recommend going at least once.