Award Winning Cuisine
Mauka Makai, The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas’ signature restaurant, serves delicious cuisine that blends Hawaiian traditions with modern culinary techniques celebrating the ancient fishing and farming culture of Hawai‘i. Inspired by the Hawaiian way of life of the ahupua‘a, Executive Chef Ikaika Manaku’s menu was thoughtfully designed to include farm-fresh ingredients sourced locally from mauka to makai (mountain to sea).
Hours Monday-Saturday- Breakfast 6:30AM–10:30AM and Dinner 5:30PM–9:00PM
Hours Sunday - Breakfast 6:30AM - 9:00AM, Brunch 10:00AM-2:00PM, Dinner from 5:30PM - 9:00PM
Live Entertainment Wednesday Through Friday Evenings and During Sunday Brunch
Fire up the Fun- Thursdays at 4:30PM click here for details
Friday Pa'ina Buffet Dinner- This weekly event will showcase entertainment and local Hawaiian-style food dishes prepared by our Executive Chef Ikaika Manaku. Offered from 5:30PM-9:00PM. Menu Attached
Sunday Brunch- Offering an unbeatable colorful array of breakfast classics featuring Prime Rib, a Poke Station, Fresh Catch and King Crab legs! Join us from 10:00AM-2:00PM. Menu Attached
The combination of Hawaiian staples, fresh seafood and locally harvested produce present a marriage of rich flavors and textures distinctive of the islands. Guests will delight in handcrafted cocktails infused with spirits made on Maui that include unique components, such as house-made hibiscus syrup and smoky flavors of kiawe wood. Beer enthusiasts will enjoy crisp Maui made craft brews on draft.
Mauka Makai is located poolside with stunning ocean views at The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas and is open daily for breakfast and dinner from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Breakfast offerings include a beautiful breakfast buffet spread as well as a la carte dishes.
To make a reservation click here or call 808.662.6400.
Meet our Executive Chef, Ikaika Manaku
Prior to joining the opening team at The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, Chef Ikaika Manaku served as Executive Sous Chef at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa. Chef Ikaika has also held positions as Executive Sous Chef at Sheraton Kaua‘i and Sous Chef at St. Regis Princeville. Chef Ikaika attended The Culinary Academy of the Pacific, Kaua‘i Chapter and draws inspiration from his upbringing in Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i – from growing up watching his grandfather prepare poke with freshly caught fish to observing his father, also an executive chef, in his white coat and tall chef hat. Chef Ikaika likes to stay true to his roots, blending new age cooking techniques with the culinary traditions of the islands. At Mauka Makai, the signature restaurant at The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, Chef Ikaika creates dishes that honor Hawai‘i’s local farming and fishing cultures and pay homage to favorite local foods.