Maui has a new restaurant: Alan Wong’s Amasia is collaboration between Chef Alan Wong, a founder of Hawaii Regional Cuisine and Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort.
Alan Wong’s Amasia is set in Grand Wailea’s Japanese garden surrounded by 800 tons of rock from Mt. Fuji and a pond filled with koi and turtles. Designed to evoke a teahouse in Kyoto, the original structure was built in Japan and brought to Maui. Following a $3 million renovation, the restaurant has private tatami rooms, a formal dining area, a cocktail lounge, a sushi bar and a robata for grilled bites. The bar has private label wines and sakes and creative cocktails inspired by its global menu.
Menu items include (but, of course, are not limited to):
Dungeness crab chawanmushi, soybeans, shishito peppers
Crispy “garlic shrimp,” citrus, sweet paprika
Ahi chili, refried taro, “local” chips
Chicken meatballs, coconut-ginger-lemongrass broth, pimenton oil
Shoyu duck bun bao, hoisin Sriracha
Kurobuta char siu baby back ribs, crispy garlic, lime
Maui Cattle Company “cowboy” ribeye steak, Hamakua mushrooms, Hawaiian chili pepper butter
Alan Wong’s Amasia is located at the Grand Wailea resort, 3850 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea. The full menu is available at www.wailearesortdining.com, and reservations may be booked at 808-891-3954.