Umalu is larger and has a better menu and better food than most hotel poolside restaurants. Most tables are outdoors. There are packaged foods ready for carry-out, and a varied menu of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pizzas, and burgers. Open for lunch and dinner. There is waiter-waitress service if you eat in the central tables area, but if you eat in the surrounding tables you have to order your food inside and then bring it out to the tables yourself.
If you are staying anywhere on Kaanapali Beach, this is a good place for a casual meal.
See below for some specific Umalu menu items and photos.
For info about other restaurants in all price ranges on this side of Maui, click on West Maui Lahaina Kaanapali Restaurants.
Umalu menu (subject to change) $$ Moderate
Ahi poke nachos
Big Kanaka quesadilla
Island style hummus with goat cheese
Potato stix, garlic stix
Spicy buffalo wings
Big kine Maui onion rings
Aztecan tortilla soup
Traditional Cobb salad
Jerk spiced seared ahi salad
Chop chop salad
Sesame Orange Chicken Stir-Fry:
Big Kanaka quesadilla with kalua pork:
Grilled fish sandwich
Maui waui fish tacos
Smoked kalua pork sandwich
Soft shell crab sandwich
Spicy ahi burger
Local kine with pineapple and ham
Traditional Cobb salad:
Grilled mahi-mahi sandwich: