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Cafe Kiowai

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5400 Makena Alanui, Makena Beach & Golf Resort, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8435
+1 808-875-5888
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06:30 - 11:00
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Cotati, California
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Good selection of breakfast choices without overdoing it. fresh papaya, guava cream cheese French toast yum and lite fare as well. Indoor and outdoor seating by koi pond

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Thank Dee S
Lima, Ohio
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The buffet has excellent selections, lots of variety and delicious fresh fruit. You can choose to eat inside or out on the patio with a view of the Koi pond.

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Thank 1202horselover
Washington Boro, Pennsylvania
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173 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We couldn’t help overeating here. The breakfast was excellent with options changing every day and a chef to prepare dishes for egg lovers. A different sausage each day we were there, plus breads, rolls, croissants, pastries, several different fruits and fruit juices, cereals, fresh coffee in quantities, every (yes, every) server was friendly.

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New York City, New York
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86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Great staff, good service and good food. The live music really helped set the mood for a wonderful dinner.

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1 Thank taxidiataltys
Houston, Texas
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Attached to my hotel package, I had breakfast here everyday. The buffet was amazing and slightly varied. Always had fresh fruits and great breakfast foods.

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Thank 449zachs
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
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92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

If you can get a room package to include breakfast do it. The food is amazing, lots of choices everyday and they never let things run out. Beautiful indoor/outdoor dining room. It's the best way to start your morning. Don't forget to feed the Koi fish on your way out.

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Thank TheTraveling4_mrare
Tracy, CA
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223 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Everything was made fresh, everyday. There were also different options each day so you didn't get bored with the buffet. The service was excellent and the setting was very relaxing and serene.

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Thank msjj30
California
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184 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

A very good selection of fresh fruits daily. Most of the rooms come with this buffet breakfast as part of the package. I would recommend getting it as there is no nearby option for breakfast at this resort (except for a Starbucks).

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1 Thank ppts
West Chester, OH
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Breakfast had a good spread. Omelettes were excellent. Enough variety to please almost everybody. Coffee was good.

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Thank thedigitaldoc
Wailuku
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

This Cafe sit at the bottom of the Makena Beach & Golf Resort. It has indoor and outside seating which views a Koi fish pond on the outside. We arrived and waited about 10 minutes until we got seated by our Hostess' Julie & Umi, for it was at the height of their breakfast service. We decided to try their... More 

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Thank bgmaui31169

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Hawaiian
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 11:00
Monday
06:30 - 11:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 11:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 11:00
Thursday
06:30 - 11:00
Friday
06:30 - 11:00
Saturday
06:30 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5400 Makena Alanui, Makena Beach & Golf Resort, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8435
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kihei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-875-5888

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?