Crystal fishing nets
The dinner menu at the time of our visit consisted of:
- [*=1]Bigeye Tuna and Sea Asparagus Poke Martini - finished Tableside $18
[*=1]Steamed Manila Clams with Smoked Pork Belly, Lemon Grass, and Espelette Pepper $16
[*=1]Kalua Pig Rillettes with Manchego Cheese Croquettes, Serrano Ham, and Romesco Sauce $16
[*=1]Crispy Curried Chicken Firecracker with Mango Gastrique $17
SOUPS AND SALADS
- [*=1]Grilled Jumbo Shrimp with Hearts of Palm $18
[*=1]Island Field Greens with Papaya Seed Vinaigrette $12
[*=1]Kahuku Corn Chowder with Taro and Lomi Lomi Salmon $12
[*=1]Hawaiian Apple Banana and Maui Onion Soup Au Gratin $12
[*=1]Heirloom Tomato, Buratta Cheese, and White Corn Vinaigrette $15
- [*=1]Whole Salt-crusted Island Sustainable Catch served with seasonal Vegetables and a Limu, Tomato, and Maui Onion Vinaigrette
[*=1]Grilled Keahole Lobster with Lemon Grass Sauce and Korean Pancake Market Price
[*=1]Lacquered Chinatown Duck Breast with Potato Dumplings, Duck Confit, and Sweet-and-Sour Sauce $40
[*=1]Paniolo Rack of Lamb, Island Fruit, and Poha Berry Chutney $46
[*=1]Goat Cheese Ravioli with local Baby Vegetable Stew $31
Whole Salt-crusted Island Sustainable Catch served with seasonal Vegetables and a Limu, Tomato, and Maui Onion Vinaigrette
Loco Moco lunch
- [*=1]Coconut Panna Cotta with chilled Passion Fruit broth
[*=1]Liliko`i Meringue Mousse with Caramelized Bananas
[*=1]Caramel Chard Floating Island with Guava, Strawberry, and Lychee
[*=1]Pineapple Tarte Tatin with Caramel Cream
Liliko`i Meringue Mousse with Caramelized Bananas
The waiting area for Makahiki
The restaurant itself is a work of art, literally. With massive murals painted by local artists, we were overwhelmed by the craftmanship, colors and power of this establishment. That was complemented by a most friendly staff who went out of their way to make us feel like we were part of their family.
There were a delicious selection of desserts: macaroons, chocolate brownies, no sugar added mango cheesecake, guava cupcakes, pineapple-coconut cobbler, bread pudding, molten chocolate cake, freshly-baked cookies, banana cream puffs, coconut bars, fresh fruit with fresh whipped cream.
THE 'OLELO ROOM:
Outside the Olelo Room
ONE PADDLE, TWO PADDLE:
This is mostly the same menu you'll find at Off the Hook and Wailana pool bar as well.
OFF THE HOOK:
The Wailana bar is off on its own, away from the main areas of activity near the secluded Wailana (adult) pool. Despite the remote location, the full menu from Off the Hook is available. We found this to be a great place to get away and there were some comfortable tables with an ocean view to settle into.
Fishbulb claims the drinks are better at this bar.
PAPALUA SHAVE ICE:
Located in the middle of the pool area is a tiny little shack serving flavored ice. At just $3.75, this is the best bargain in the entire resort. You can mix up to 3 different flavors.
Outside is a self-serve soda fountain
Duffy's a long way from home.
Don't miss the rest of our Aulani series (including our honest opinions about the resort and suggestions for making an Aulani trip more affordable). You won't find a better guide anywhere else:
- Part 1: Aloha, Welcome To Aulani
- Part 2: Rooms in Paradise - Staying at Aulani
- Part 3: Water Water Everywhere - The Pools, Spas and Beaches of Aulani
- Part 4: Dining at Aulani - Tables in Wonderland
- Part 5: Activities and Child Care at Aulani
- Part 6: Making Aulani Affordable-ish
See Aulani for yourself - contact MiceChat's approved travel partner, Fairy Godmother Travel.
Fishbulb is a Disney reporter and photographer who edits MiceChat's weekly In The Parks column and takes many of the photos you see on this site. He has recently joined Fairy Godmother Travel as a Travel Adviser for Disneyland and Hawaii vacations. If you have questions about Aulani or Disneyland or would like assistance planning a magical vacation, please contact Fairy Godmother Travel.
Disclosure: Portions of travel to Aulani were subsidized by the Walt Disney Company, though MiceChat incurred significant expense to bring you this coverage.