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68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr. Send to Phone
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Local products and sustainable seafood take center stage at one of Hawaii's most romantic beachfront restaurants.
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Dining room at CanoeHouse, Kamuela, HI

CanoeHouse Restaurant Review

: Feet away from lapping waves, CanoeHouse remains one of Hawaii's most romantic beachfront restaurants. The open-air deck offers ample opportunity to see the famed elusive green sunset flash. An antique koa outrigger canoe is suspended over the bar adjacent to the dining room. Chef de cuisine Allen Hess spotlights sustainable seafood and visits farms to source local produce. (He also sets up the occasional farm tour for patrons.) The à la carte menu is divided in three sections: Farmer (vegetable-focused), Fisherman (surf) and Rancher (turf). Start off with a stuffed squash blossom with smoked fish, goat cheese boursin and chili lemongrass, or the CanoeHouse Sashimi composed of layers of truffle avocado, spicy ahi and slices of hamachi. Among the main dishes may be furikake crusted ono served with fern shoot salad, tempura green beans and ginger dressing. For dessert, you may encounter Molokai sweet potato haupia cheesecake with coconut crème anglaise and pineapple confetti. There's also a three-course prix-fixe menu ($48) that offers main course options like pulehu pork ribs. Keep in mind that CanoeHouse dishes change often. When selecting wine, guests are presented iPads that not only present the wine list and menu pairings, but also include information on the history of the wines and vineyards. Local beers and tropical cocktails like the Mai Tai are served, but the best presentation goes to the Paddler's Passion. This house special, recently brought back on the menu, is served in a frozen, hollowed-out fresh pineapple.

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