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The Banyan Tree

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1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Kapalua not Lahaina, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9067 (Office Road)
+1 808-669-6200
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love watching celebrity chefs on television, and really appreciate well executed dining experiences. Tonight's dinner at the Banyan Tree was not up to our expectation. I really enjoyed the view, but the location itself is not ideal for fine dining. The restaurant is not attached to the hotel, but stands alone next to the pool. Due to the strong... More 

Thank SecondComing
san diego
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had an amazing dinner here with Ara as our server, awesome guy and very knowledgeable, has 10+ years residency at this hotel and restaurant group. The food was amazing - the filet for him - the seared Ahi for her - two of the best meals we have ever had, bar none. Wine was delicious but expensive, but that is... More 

Thank tommytravelstheworld
West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is one of the best places to eat in Maui! The short ribs were to die for as well as the buffalo wings, the mashed potatoes, chicken and every single entrée was top notch.

Thank Tadsgd
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pricey as everything else at the Ritz, but the best option. We had dinner 3 times during our 10 day stay so we sampled almost everything on the menu. The poke was the best appetizer. Duck buns way too sweet and starchy. The entrees were all good, noting exceptional. Service varied. The first time the waiter was condescending and pushy,... More 

Thank TooBlueVilla
West Malling, Kent
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38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We'd booked the Banyan Tree in Kapalua for an important wedding anniversary dinner. The restaurant is in a lovely oceanfront location at the Ritz Carlton. We had cocktails at the bar which were delicious. Our meal was also delicious and beautifully cooked. Our waiter, although efficient and pleasant enough, was too 'in your face' which we really don't appreciate. All... More 

Thank SuzeKingsHill
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Small menu, we ordered 2/4 entrees and the waitress told us they were some of her favorites on the menu, we had to laugh. Burger was so so, fish tacos were good. Fairly standard fare, nothing to write home about.

Thank krile24
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This banyan tree is amazingly large and old. Located in a small park like setting, it creates a great place to relax and enjoy the ambience.

Thank kevintH2727FM
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

We dined with a new friend from Switzerland. It's been awhile since we dined there but our old friend Robert is still there and made us feel like we never left. He made our guest feel like an old friend too. Service was great even with Robert's busy section. We started with the duck buns - do not miss these... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

It was wonderful to see the Banyan Tree open again. The ambience and food is not quite what it was when it first opened. However, it all seemed great with the deft hand and charming patter of Robert. He has been with the Ritz Carlton Kapalua since in opened in 1982. His romantic French accent and attitude certainly carried the... More 

Thank westmauian
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

I would have given it a 5 if the menu contained just a few more items. Admittedly, the items offered are a good representation, but considering the isolation of the hotel, throwing some old reliables on the menu would be an advantage.

Thank Snovello

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $55
Seafood, Contemporary, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 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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