Our Guide To Holiday Venues and Catering In Hawai‘i
As we head into the holiday season, it’s officially time to start planning get-togethers and parties with your ‘ohana and friends. After all, what better way to celebrate the end of the year than with good food and even better company? Here are local restaurants that can help you with your holiday plans, whether you’re looking for gifts, venues or catering options.
Offering a beautiful Mediterranean setting on Maui, Nick’s Fishmarket Maui is the perfect space to hold a social or corporate event in a private dining room. The restaurant offers a variety of menus differing in price per person, so you can find an option that fits your budget. The seafood here is incredibly fresh, ranging from opakapaka, mahi mahi and ahi, all prepared with island-inspired flavors and sauces. Order from their regular dinner menu and choose from an extensive wine list offering fine vintages from Italy, France and California.
Nick’s Fishmarket Maui, 4100 Wailea Alanui Dr., nicksfishmarketmaui.com, (808) 879-7224
Son’z Steakhouse offers both semi-private dining rooms and a full space buyout. Guests can enjoy high-quality steaks and chops as well as seafood, and diverse entrees and appetizers. They are home to the largest wine cellar in the state with up to 3,000 bottles, hailing from the United States, France and Italy, as well as one-of-a-kind vintages. The restaurant overlooks the gorgeous lagoon and foliage of the beautiful Swan Court. With a ceiling that’s three stories high, the open-air restaurant ensures guests can relax while dining in style. First class service and superior culinary offerings complete this memorable experience.
Son’s Steakhouse, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort And Spa, 200 Nohea Kai Dr., sonzsteakhouse.com, (808) 667-4506
Located in Ward, Off The Wall Craft Beer & Wine is a trendy, comfortable space with plenty of tap options and the opportunity for guests to sample different beers, ciders and wines. The menu leans more comfort food, with delicious burgers, empanadas, fish ceviche and wings. The restaurant seats 82 people and is available for both private rooms and space buyouts.
Off The Wall, South Shore Market, 1170 Auahi St., Suite 140, offthewallhawaii.com, (808) 593-2337
If excellent pizza is your vibe, look no further than Manoli’s Pizza Company in Wailea, Maui, where you can dine open-air with sunset views. The restaurant offers semi-private spaces to host your event, with a vibrant menu of pizza, garlic-parmesan fries, pasta, wine and cocktails.
Manoli’s Pizza Compoany, Wailea Village, 100 Wailea Ike Dr., manolispizzacompany.com, (808) 874-7499
WSW Steakhouse offers gorgeous views of Hilo Bay and Mauna Kea as you enjoy prime or certified black angus grade beef, seafood like poke, lobster and crab, and a variety of whiskey and wine choices. Open for breakfast, Sunday brunch and dinner, the restaurant accommodate small and large groups.
WSW Steakhouse, 71 Banyan Dr., wswsteakhouse.com, (808) 969-6470
If you’re planning to host a party at home, catering can eliminate the stress and still impress your guests. Consider these restaurants and eateries that can make party planning that much easier.
While Adela’s Country Eatery does not offer a specific catering menu, they can cook large orders off their regular menu in pans (try their garlic ulu pasta or the lechon malunggay pasta!) and make accommodations for your party depending on your request. Don’t forget their homemade ube cheesecake or lychee cheesecake for dessert! Give them a call to start the conversation.
Adela’s Country Eatery, 45-1151 Kamehameha Hwy. #2, adelascountryeatery.com, (808) 236-2366
This evening-only Italian restaurant in Waikoloa on Hawai‘i Island has a special catering menu featuring a variety of breads, appetizers, salads and pastas, like spaghetti acio e pepe, tagliatelle alla ragu bolognese, pollo alla Milanese and lasagna bolognese. The full pan option serves 16 to 20 people and the half pan serves eight to ten.
Pueo’s Osteria, Waikoloa Plaza, 68-1820 Waikoloa Rd., pueososteria.com, (808) 339-7566
Ninja Sushi’s party packs are a classic and are affordable catering options, ranging from $25.99 to $45.99. One of the most popular sets is the Nigiri Set ($42.99), which comes with 45 pieces total of egg, unagi, ika, hokki gai, ebi, ahi, salmon, ikura, scallop mayo, masago, tekka maki, shinko and cucumber. With many convenient locations throughout Hawaii, catering has never been easier.
Ninja Sushi, various locations, ninjasushiusa.com
If you need a gift idea, these restaurants are offering gift cards, which can make the best holiday gift for loved ones, friends and family.
- Nick’s Fishmarket
- Son’z Steakhouse
- Manoli’s Pizza Company
- Off The Wall
- WSW Steakhouse
- Adela’s Country Eatery
- Ninja Sushi
- bb.q Chicken Hawaii
- Jamba Hawaii