LAHAINA - Makani Kai Island Grill and Bar recently opened at The Wharf Cinema Center.
Owner Stewart Bahl has childhood roots on Kauai, and his wife, Jaime, fell in love with Maui when they vacationed in Lahaina in 2005.
Big Jimmy Buffet fans, the couple dreamed of owning a tropical-style restaurant on Maui.
Stewart and Jaime Bahl opened Makani Kai Island Grill and Bar at The Wharf Cinema Center.
When the space opened in the heart of The Wharf, they decided to make their dream come true.
Today, Jaime and Stewart seek out the freshest local ingredients, starting with the catch of the day. If a burger is more your style, Maui Cattle Company supplies all of Makani Kai's meats - fresh, never frozen.
Serving local favorites like kalua pork and loco moco, mahi mahi burgers, tiki tacos and fish and chips, Makani Kai has a great kids menu, too.
Enjoy a huge variety of local, handcrafted beers on tap or cocktails.
Dine next to the beautiful koi pond while keiki see if they can find the turtles that make The Wharf's pond their home.
The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner. For more information, visit makanikaigrill.com or call 661-4900.