The Kahili Restaurant welcomes you to enjoy our exciting location tucked away in the West Maui Mountains. A favorite meeting place where visitors and residents relax. The dining room and the lanai over look our amazing 18-hole golf course with spectacular views of the ocean and Haleakala Mountain.
We are open for lunch every day with an extensive menu of salads, sandwiches, main dishes, and specials at affordable prices. Ample parking, wheel chair accessible, and Keiki menu make Kahili Restaurant very comfortable for families. A good reason to come to our scrumptious three famous buffets, All-You-Can-Eat Friday buffet and Sunday Brunch buffet are legendary.
We are also available for private parties, wedding rehearsals and receptions.
***Lunch Buffet is availabe on Friday only during summer months. It will be back on Wednesday and Thursday during winter months.
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Kilohana Award: 'Best of Maui' by Maui News
2011 Top hornors for Best Brunch Buffet, Best Seafood, & Best Business Lunch
2012 "Best Chef-Eddie Munoz/Exectutive Chef" Top honors for Best Brunch Buffet, Best Business Lunch
2013 "Best Local Food" Top honors for Best Chef, Best Brunch Buffet, Best Business Lunch
‘Aipono Award: “Best Kept Secret” -Maui No Ka ‘Oi Magazine
Maui's Best Chef
He started from humble beginnings, but Eduardo“Eddie”Munozhas risen like cream to the top of our coveted awards list to rank as the No.1 chef on Maui.
Munoz serves as the executive chef of The King Kamehameha Golf Club, the Kahili Restaurant and the Nahele Banquet Room in Waikapu—all for about eight years now. Born and raised in Ilocos Norte in the Philippines, Munoz has called Maui home for the past 29 years. He says he is happily married and has three children and that he began his culinary journey long ago as a cafeteria server.
“During that time,I had the opportunity to work with the big chefs, who inspired me to continue on my dream to join them,” Munoz says, “I was always eager to learn and so I studied their techniques as well as the ingredients.” Old timer son Maui will remember the Keg Boathousein Lahaina, where Munoz got his start as a cook learning preparation, inventory and recipes.
In 1993, Munoz got hired at the Grand Waikapu, now The KingKamehameha Golf Club, also as a cook. “I have been working for this company for the past 19 years,” says Munoz. “My boss gave me the opportunity to be the head chef after I got certified in food safety and environmental health at the state level.”
The biggest party he has ever cooked for was 500 people at the Frank Lloyd Wright designed The King Kamehameha Golf Club, which is Members only downstairs and open to the public up top for private parties and functions. Members of the Club have included such A-list celebrities as Clint Eastwood and basketballstar Michael Jordan.
At Kahili Restaurant, sweeping views go from coast to coast with Mount Haleakala looming as the backdrop. The restaurant features the Fridaynight seafood buffet, the Sunday brunch, and a mini lunch buffet Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. “It’s setup for office people to get in and out in a hurry,” he says of the lunch buffets that often include an array of pastas, soups and salads. House specialties include seared beef poke, shrimp linguine, pan-roasted ribeye, and oxtail soup aromatic with broth, mustard cabbage and peanuts.
“Cooking has always been a hobby for me,” Munoz says. “I enjoy putting the highest quality touch to every dish. The food experience is the true reward to me and why I create dishes the way I do on an everyday basis. “I was surprised big time to win the Best Chef. I was, like, ‘WHAT?!’ It’s such an honor.”