Kaanapali Beach Hotel Receives Prestigious Accolades for “Best Brunch Buffet” and “Best Chef”

By Hawaii.com Team


Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel received top honors in The Maui News annual “Best of Maui” Awards. This year, the Tiki Terrace’s Sunday Champagne Brunch was awarded with “Best Brunch Buffet,” and Executive Chef Tom Muromoto received the coveted title of “Best Chef.” An honorable mention was given to the Tiki Terrace restaurant in the “Best Resort Restaurant” category. The complete list of awards is available in a special section of the September 3, 2017 issue of The Maui News.

Grateful and Thrilled to Be Considered


“To be recognized by The Maui News with these coveted readership-based awards is always a greatly prized honor, and our entire culinary team is tremendously proud of this affirmation of their work,” said Mike White, General Manager of Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel. “We’re grateful and thrilled to be considered alongside so many other remarkable brunches and chefs. We are committed to continue to provide ourguests with lasting memories and experiences.”

The Maui News “Best of Maui” Awards was established in 1992 and is relied upon as a guide to Maui County’s top dining destinations, commercial activities, cultural programs, shopping, lodging and discounts. Visitors and residents participated in the 50-category survey by casting ballots on paper and electronically to vote for their favorite restaurants, entertainment, activities and more.

Long Standing Maui Favorite

Tiki Terrace poke bowl. Photo: Kaanapali Beach Hotel.

Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel’s Sunday Champagne Brunch is a longstanding Maui favorite, beloved by visitors and residents, and has been the recipient of many prestigious awards throughout the years. The legendary brunch takes place at the Tiki Terrace restaurant, where guests can enjoy a wide array of brunch items, including breads and pastries, tropical fruit, waffles, crab legs, sushi and Hawaiian specialties, such as poke, poi and kalua pig. The brunch also offers omelet and carving stations along with a decadent dessert table spread with a variety of confections. With availability for open-air or indoor seating, the Sunday Champagne Brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and also features live Hawaiian entertainment. The cost of the brunch is $44.95 for adults, $25 for children six to 12 years old and children under five years old eat free with a paying adult.

Colorful and Flavorful Dishes

Executive Chef Tom Muromoto of Kaanapali Beach Hotel. Photo: Aubrey Hord.

Serving as the Executive Chef for the Tiki Terrace restaurant for almost 20 years, Muromoto is known for his ability to create a style of Hawaii Regional Cuisine that is truly his own. Guests, food lovers and locals enjoy his ability to utilize influences from Hawaiian culture and the distinctive Native Hawaiian diet to create colorful and flavorful dishes that stand out from the competition.

About Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel

Photo: Kaanapali Beach Hotel.

The beachfront, 432-room Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel is set majestically on a three-mile stretch of sandy beach along the sunny western shores of Maui, making it an ideal setting for a memorable Hawaiian experience. Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel offers a variety of free cultural activities for the entire family, cementing its status as Hawaiʻi’s Most Hawaiian Hotel. These include a sunset hula show, live Hawaiian entertainment, hula and ukulele lessons, lei making, cultural garden tours, lauhala weaving, ocean activities throw-net fishing, bamboo printing and more. Guests can learn the bamboo nose flute and trumpet for a small fee to cover supplies. Each visit also includes the Farewell Lei Ceremony. For more information and reservations, visit www.kbhmaui.com or call 1-800-262-8450.

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