1 Manele Bay Road,Four Seasons Manele Bay Lanai City, 96763
Seriously...with only a handful of choices to eat on this little island, this could be the best! 1st of all...the most stellar view ever! 2nd...the staff are unbelievable! 3rd....the food is unmatched in variety, in presentation, in taste....such a great mix! Lobster salad, Shrimp BLT, oh...and make sure to do the home made potato chips with Maui Onion dip for apps. And save room for the over the top gourmet handmade ice cream sandwiches. You'll need your camera for the most picturesque spot. Watch the spinner dolphins and soak it up! GOODstuff!
This is a great spot to have lunch! Beautiful views of Manele Bay. Outstanding staff and good food! Don't rush your meal here- enjoy the view.
The clubhouse at the Challenge at Manele is another good option for lunch on Lanai. We stopped in after our round and had a great lunch and a few beers. My wife had the Ahi salad. I had the kalua pork sandwich with stone ground mustard. I liked that a lot and would recommend that to anyone that likes good BBQ. It was pretty tasty. We enjoyed a few of the Kona Fire Rock Ales with lunch, which ended up being our local beer of choice for the trip. A great meal with excellent views of the golf course, hotel and bay.
A nice change of pace and end to a wonderful, long weekend with friends on Lanai, dining at Lanai City Grille. We haven't been to Hotel Lanai's restaurants since Henry Clay's Rotisserie left Lanai years ago! We enjoyed the following: Lobster bisque with Kauai shrimp-decidedly Thai influence with a coconut base and a little spiciness Beet salad with goat cheese crema- the goat cheese crema was a nice touch rather than the usual chunks of goal cheese, light and flavorful Warm mushroom trio salad-OUTSTANDING warm salad with mushrooms cooked just right, not overdone, and a light vinaigrette dressing Crab cakes-standard fare, nothing outstanding or different to set it apart from crab cakes at any other restaurant Mushroom risotto-creamy and hearty, but again, nothing outstanding or different to set it apart from mushroom risotto at other restaurants 48-Hour Braised boneless short ribs-served over polenta and cooked vegetables with a delicious gravy, tender and flavorful Outdoor seating was comfortable and cool and much quieter than dining indoors. It was calming to be able to gaze up at the stars in the night sky. And there is a cozy fire pit for those who get chilly. Friendly and accommodating staff made for a most enjoyable evening!
This was our first time visiting this restaurant, and what a huge disappointment. The food was satisfactory at its best. I ordered the Green Tea fish, which included steamed rice and vegetables. It turned out the only pieces of vegetables included, was the little pieces floating around the 3000 milligrams of sodium sauce. Horrible, my husbands dish was the same, enough sodium intake to bring on high blood pressure for even the healthiest individual. Don't do it, go elsewhere.
We love Lanai, and we love Lanai City Grille! Had dinner two nights in beautiful, historic dining room. This is comfort food taken to world class level. I had nori crusted fresh ahi. Probably the best ahi I've ever tasted. Also tried bites of ribs, roasted chicken, and all great. How do they get the ribs to the table without the meat falling off the bones? Truffle mac and cheese -- need I say more?
A perfect place to end our vacation in Lana'i! Our waitress was so friendly, but that's pretty much everyone on that island! We were seated outside with a beautiful view of Manele Bay. This place can be super romantic, with their loveseat-style couches, too! We went for the omakase (chef's choice) menu and were so pleased with that decision! We were so happy with our meal that we asked to meet the chef, and of course, Chef Sean was the BEST! He made our visit so worthwhile and unforgettable. We rounded out the meal with flourless chocolate cake and green tea ice cream. It wasn't different from any other we've had, but it was delicious and the texture was perfect and I would eat it again! Nobu Lana'i offered the best views on the most wonderful island, had top-notch service, and 5-star food!
My family loves sushi and great Japanese food so it was a no brainer that we needed to make a visit to Chef Matsuhisa's Nobu Lana'i while visiting the private island. The restaurant is set cliffside in the Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay overlooking a protected marine reserve. The inside of the restaurant is gorgeous with a modern and clean design. We saved our dinner at Nobu for our last night on Lana'i because I was worried how my children would behave and hoped all the other dinners would be dress rehearsals for this fancy restaurant. When the hostess seated us, I almost requested her to put us in their noisiest section. But as we were seated on loveseat-style couches and told they had a keiki menu, my worries for the most part were put to rest. My son has shown a preference to shrimp and loved the crispy cream shrimp bites and edamame. My daughter is a more adventurous eater when it comes to sushi, so we ordered off the regular menu for her. She enjoyed ikura, maguro, and kohada. Her favorite is ikura and we had to order her two more pieces. It's apparent that she didn't get her love of sushi from me as I ordered all my dishes fully cooked with the exception of some spicy ahi. Nobu Lana'i offers the same hot and cold menu items as their other locations but in addition offers special items exclusive only to Lana'i. You can be sure that I ordered off that menu! I had the Kauai shrimp dumplings and the local whitefish tempura. Both dishes were delicious. My husband opted for the premium omakase or chef's choice where menu items are left up to the chef. His seven course meal included: scallop ceviche, seafood salad, sushi (oburi otoro, maguro, hotate, kampachi), king crab, wagyu beef served on hot lava rock , spicy mushroom soup, and chilled shiso soup for dessert. But that wasn't fancy enough for him and he ordered lobster sashimi which was absolutely amazing and delicious. The chef later created a lobster soup for our family to enjoy. Finally, we ended our extravagant meal with dessert: assorted mochi ice cream in unique flavors like ume and lihing and Nobu's banana soy tobanyaki: caramelized bananas, rum raisin ice cream, toasted walnuts and banana nut bread croutons. Ultimately, we have had better sushi on Oahu, but not at a restaurant located on a private island that overlooks the ocean. Dinner was excellent and the service was even better. Although dining with little ones can be worrisome, Nobu Lana'i made it a little less stressful with a great kids' menu and informal seating. Oh, and the lava flow helped too.
I made reservations long in advance for our first anniversary. Requested the little nook seating that can be seen on their website. The manager seated us and said that he noticed we requested the seat on the website but he has never seen the website, so he thinks this must be the table we want. (It wasn't) Our waitress is Courtney. She is very nice and friendly and happy to take our order for some nice sake. We ordered the omakase. Because we want the best that the chef has to offer. $120 per person...but this was a celebration night!! Toro - three pieces to start the fire. It's toro...really...how can you go wrong? Ummm. It was the least fatty toro I have ever had. So...not a strong start. Kampachi was bland and tasted like peanuts. Salmon abori. My hubby says "it's just like I ate the ocean". Total complement since nothing he loves more than the ocean. Except it may have been sour. Kauai Shrimp with eggplant cilantro and jalapeÃ±o. Spicy and probably the best dish all night. Two tiny shrimp. Second bottle of sake with hopes that it would get better. Nope. Not any better. Pan seared "onaga" with miso porcini butter so dry. So so dry. And pretty sure that it wasn't even onaga. My husband asked the manager who had no response. He did offer another dish but by then I was so disappointed. And then the sushi was smaller than genki sushi. And with less flavor. Dessert was like chewing on a coffee bean with can whipped cream on top. Couldn't eat it. Joe the manager and Courtney our waitress were very nice. And the bill was comped when we mentioned the onaga. Amazing. It was like they knew it was wrong and rather than tell us what kind of fish it was they comped the bill and asked us to come back the next night. Saddest Nobu ever. I'm sure if Chef Nobu had any idea this was they way it was he would be ashamed. The only reason there is two stars is because the manager did the right thing and didn't charge us for the disaster of a night.