Tropica was the upscale restaurant at the Westin Maui Resort Hotel on Kaanapali Beach, but it changed to Sugar House in 2013, so the below menu and photos apply to the old Tropica and not to the current Sugar House. It's at 2365 Kaanapali Parkway, in the Kaanapali resort area, a couple miles north of Lahaina. Phone 808-667-2525.
Tropica is open-air, with the tables closest to the ocean being uncovered, and the tables in the back of the restaurant covered by a high ceiling. The views, especially at sunset, are beautiful. The tables nearest the Kaanapali beachwalk are great for people-watching. The food is good, but in my opinion not good enough to warrant the high prices. I like the food better at other Kaanapali restaurants that are not quite as expensive, such as Hula Grill or Maui Fish & Pasta (both at Whalers Village right next door to the Westin).
If you are staying in the Westin and you want fine dining without leaving the hotel, then Tropica was the place for dinner, though it's different since the change to Sugar House in 2013. See below for some menu items and food photos.
For other restaurants in all price ranges on this side of Maui, see West Maui Kaanapali Lahaina Kapalua Restaurants.
Tropica menu (subject to change) $$$ Expensive
THIS MENU HAS CHANGED and is no longer in effect
Pacific Oysters on the Half Shell
Tempura Ahi Roll
Asian Blue Crab Cake
Roasted Pork Belly
Golden Potato Gnocchi
Pohaku Seared Beef
Smoked Tomato and White Bean Soup
Fish of the day
Charbroiled Mahi Mahi
Seared Diver Scallops
Oriental Mushroom Linguini
Herb roasted Australian Lamb Loin
Prime Beef Flat Iron Steak
English Pea Risotto with Lobster
Lavender Braised Chicken
Local Harvest and Chuka Soba Noodle Stir Fry
Tropical Tres Leches
Green Tea Creme Brulee
Lilikoi Quark Cheesecake Baked in Phyllo
Pork Bellies appetizer:
English Pea Risotto with Lobster:
Chef demonstrates how to make shutome (swordfish):
The coupon mentioned in the video above has expired,
but the video is still interesting
Monchong (fish) with Succatash:
Pineapple Fritters dessert:
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