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The Banyan Tree

Certificate of Excellence
Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free, Seafood, Contemporary
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1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Kapalua not Lahaina, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9067 (Office Road)
+1 808-669-6200
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Irvine, CA
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105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As the signature restaurant for the Ritz-Carlton Maui, the Banyan Tree should be an embarrassment for this wonderful property. Not only is the restaurant worn and dated, both the food and service left very much to be desired None of the food was more than mediocre. We simply wanted ice cream for dessert, and even this was bad...we were served... More 

Thank Joseph L
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the better places I've eaten in Maui, next to Mommas Fish House this might be the best. Everything about it was great, and I would go again in a heart beat without a doubt.

Thank Ryan M
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit of a trip to get to it if you're not staying at or near the Ritz-Carlton, but the food is really good, they have a nice wine/cocktail list, and the service is excellent. No view to speak of at night, but a very quiet and secluded feel - very different from the Kaanapali or Lahaina areas. We had... More 

Thank Jamie B
San Francisco, California
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107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

First of all I have to complement the warm service. Everyone were super nice and very helpful. Especially Robert (the french gentleman that was taking care of us), he was charming, funny and so full of happy energy that just made us smile. THANK you for that. So why only 3 stars? For me it was the food. Given the... More 

Thank JVDZ7
New Port Richey, Florida
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I have stayed at other Ritz Carlton properties and my expectations were high with the restaurant at this location. From the moment we attempted to make a reservation I knew this would to be the same. We called the hotel concierge and she stated the only available time was 830pm (which we were fine with) and I asked her where... More 

Thank Michael C
Concord, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We celebrated our beach elopement with dinner at The Banyan Tree. We were greeted with complementary glasses of champagne to celebrate the occasion and the service and food was top notch. We felt like royalty with the attention and can't wait to return! We were seated in a quiet corner table with a view. The short rib dish was the... More 

Thank Lindsey S
Agoura Hills, California, United States
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We stopped here for lunch and our server Johnny was fabulous. He couldn't of made our lunch more enjoyable. He was the best. The food was fabulous and I can not say how good the Mai Tai's were. the drink was a work of art in its presentation. The grounds here at the Ritz Carlton are beautiful and you have... More 

Thank Donna N
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

You couldn't ask for a nicer view. The restaurant was beautiful and the hostess super friendly. Our waiter, Robert was first class! Helpful, not pushy and absolutely loves his job. Then the food...OMG so delicious. We has the grilled tako octopus and an fantastic Waipoli Butter Lettuce salad to start. Our meals were the onion encrusted Ahi and the Bouillabaisse.... More 

Thank DocG53
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

The bay is the best because my dad works there and the food is so good they have stake to so you should come

Thank Kai N
Surprise, Arizona
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

A bit of a walk down to the location but once you get there you will enjoy. Wine selection is outstanding and the whole meal from appetizer to dessert is magnificent. I do not think I have had a bigger or better rib eye and lobster.

1 Thank Scott W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$35 - $55
Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free, Seafood, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Kapalua not Lahaina, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9067
    (Office Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
  • Phone Number: +1 808-669-6200
Embark on a culinary journey while taking in spectacular sunset views from this open air, ocean view restaurant and lounge. The Banyan Tree features farm-to-fork concepts highlighting locally sourced ingredients, including those from the hotel's abundant organic garden. Hawaii's freshest fish, meat and produce are prepared with simplicity for the perfect flavor balance. Innovative garden-to-glass cocktails are infused with fruits and herbs and served alongside Hawaiian-inspired share plates to create a culinary adventure that is as inspiring as it is memorable. Intimate yet inviting, The Banyan Tree is the ideal place to savor your first meal on Maui and your last.

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