Hunting for food on Lānaʻi? Read our recommendations below to find the best Lānaʻi restaurant for your tastes and budget. Or read in-depth editorial about Maui & Lānaʻi restaurants.
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B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner
BR = Brunch N = Dinner past 9 p.m.
RR = Reservations Recommended
Average Entrée Price: $ = < $15 $$ = < $25 $$$ = < $40 $$$$ = $40+
604 Ilima Street, Lāna‘i City, 808-565-6962. Fruity açai bowls, pastries and espresso drinks offer a bright start to your day. Plus light lunch fare, Italian sodas, and Internet access. Café. B, L. $
Lāna‘i City Grille
Hotel Lāna‘i, 828 Lāna‘i Avenue, Lāna‘i City, 808-565-7211. Asian-influenced cuisine is served in cozy comfort in a historic 1920s inn. Try the crab-cake appetizers with spicy aioli, and fresh fish over rice pilaf. Asian/American. D. RR. $-$$$
Four Seasons Lāna‘i, 1 Mānele Bay Road, 808-565-2000. Organic, farm-to-table fare and a sweeping ocean view. Start with quinoa oatmeal with coconut milk. For lunch, try the Caesar BLT salad or a burrata fruit salad with arugula, mango, papaya and candied mac nuts. American. B, L. $$-$$$
Four Seasons Resort Lāna‘i, 1 Mānele Bay Road, Lāna‘i City, 808-565-2832. Celebrity Chef Matsuhisa-san has handed the knife and hashi (chopsticks) to Chef Marlowe Lawenko at this beautiful open-air restaurant. A stellar sushi bar keeps company with eclectic entrées like vegetable falafel, artisanal flatbread, and fish ‘n’ chips. Sushi/Seafood. D. $$$
Four Seasons Resort Lāna‘i, 1 Mānele Bay Road, Lāna‘i City, 808-565-2000. Lāna‘i’s 140-square-mile footprint, and the temperature for perfectly grilling a medium-rare steak, inspired the restaurant’s name. Begin your day with creamy baked oatmeal with fresh fruits, muffins and croissants; or grilled ‘ahi with chipotle-hollandaise eggs Benedict. For dinner, try Chef Kemar Durfield’s beef filet with lobster-mashed potatoes; or moi, the fish of Hawaiian royalty, with taro gnocchi, papaya and pohole fern salad. Steak/Seafood. B, D, RR. $$-$$$$
Pele’s Other Garden
811 Houston Street, Lāna‘i City, 808-565-9628. Big deli sandwiches, calzones, pizza, pasta, beer and wine. Deli/Italian. L, D. $-$$