Lāna‘i Guide: 7 Places to Grab ‘Ono Kine Grindz on Lāna‘i
Find out where to eat on Lāna‘i.
At One Forty, everything from the seafood to the $52 breakfast buffet exudes luxury.
Photo: courtesy of don riddle/four seasons
Sear your own tataki steak on a lava rock, or let chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa wow you with his seven-course omakase. The tender butter lettuce and shishito peppers are grown nearby, while the wagyu beef is flown in from Japan. If you’re sake-curious, the resident sake master will initiate you into the world of dynamic daiginjos and cloudy nigoris.
At the Four Seasons Resort Lāna‘i, 1 Mānele Bay Road, Lāna‘i City, (808) 565-2832, fourseasons.com/lanai.
Two words: malassada machine. The broke-da-mouth breakfast buffet here is worth the gasp-inducing price tag. Go on, treat yourself to piping hot malassadas, house-cured ono and bagels, brioche French toast, an assortment of dim sum, and omelets and smoothies made to order. The restaurant serves dinner, too, but who can eat after a morning feast like that? (Ready to gasp? $52)
At the Four Seasons Resort Lāna‘i, 1 Mānele Bay Road, (808) 565-2290, fourseasons.com/lanai.
Photos: pūlama lāna‘i
This grocery stocks a range of gourmet treats (French wines and chocolates) and Filipino staples (tapioca pearls and pancit noodles). What you want is in the back: The fish counter offers no fewer than eight varieties of poke. The ‘onolicious cone sushi topped with the poke of your choice costs just $2.99—which almost makes up for the $9 gallons of milk.
434 Eighth St., Lāna‘i City, (808) 565-3780.
Who needs Starbucks when you can get your buzz on at Coffee Works? The baristas know their business: The espresso is excellent and the bagel sandwiches are tasty, too.
604 Ilima St., Lāna‘i City, (808) 565-6962, coffeeworkshawaii.com.
Nosh on a prawn BLT or lobster salad while admiring the panoramic view of the coastline. Knock back a craft cocktail, but save room for the addictive gingersnap and caramel swirl ice cream sandwich.
At the Challenge at Mānele Golf Course, 1 Mānele Bay Road, Lāna‘i City, (808) 565-2230, fourseasons.com/lanai.
Lāna‘i ‘Ohana Poke
Visit the takeout window just off Dole Park for affordable, authentic poke bowls (which predate the Mainland fad, by the way). The deconstructed sushi bowl is super ‘ono, with ‘ahi, masago and crunchy puffed rice. The deluxe poke bowl comes loaded with mac salad and two pieces of teriyaki steak. Seaweed lovers won’t be able to resist the limu kohu poke—a rare local treat.
834-A Gay St., Lāna‘i City, (808) 565-6537.
Each Saturday from 8 a.m. to noonish, a farmers market blooms in the southeast corner of Dole Park. Entrepreneurial Lāna‘i residents bring everything from backyard fruits and vegetables to homemade pork flautas.