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CanoeHouse

68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr. Send to Phone
808-885-6622 | Menu
Local products and sustainable seafood take center stage at one of Hawaii's most romantic beachfront restaurants.
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CanoeHouse Restaurant Review

: Feet away from lapping waves, CanoeHouse at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows 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.) Start off with 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 or pulehu pork ribs with spicy soy, bacon pineapple baked beans and house citrus slaw. For dessert, you may encounter coconut mochi with sweet potato house-made ice cream. 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 as well.

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