Happy people are in abundance at Sea House Restaurant. The onsite eatery for the Napili Kai Resort seems to brim with visitors excited to be back in Maui along with a few locals coming in for the view and pupus. These days, the kitchen is headed up by executive chef, Alex Stanislaw, a much respected chef on the island. After graduating with honors from the Culinary Institute of America in New York, Chef Alex began his career at Kapalua Bay Hotel, followed by seven years at Erik's Seafood Grotto in Kahana, then 21 years as Executive Chef at The Plantation House Restaurant in Kapalua. The restaurant has earned a few awards including, OpenTable's 2016 Diners' Choice, Maui No Ka 'Oi Magazine's 2014 'Aipono Gold Awards for Best Bar and Most Maui-est Restaurant. Speaking of pupus, MauiTime awarded them Best Pupus on Maui in its Best of Maui 2014. And Zagat gives Sea House a rating of Excellent. Chef Alex has received numerous accolades and recognition including "Best Chef on Maui," has been featured in multiple cookbooks including "Great Chefs of Hawaii," and has appeared on culinary and travel programs such as the Rachael Ray Show and Discovery Channel's Great Chefs Series.
"Being at the Sea House, I feel like I've come full circle," says Chef Alex, who started his career at adjacent Kapalua Bay.
Vibe: Casual, low key resort. Some people are dressed up for a special occasion; others are barely covering their bikinis. Staff is friendly. Hawaiian music featured nightly from 7-9 pm.
Menu: Seafood, typical Hawaiian fare, fish, steak and the basics. Don't miss the Poke tacos, diced sashimi, red onion, tomato, limu, wonton, wasabi aioli, sweet soy and sriracha cream, $14. 808-669-1500
Located at Napili Kai Beach Resort 5900 Lower Honoapiilani Road Lahaina, HI 96761 Reservations: 808-669-1500 Open Daily: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm Breakfast: 7:00 am - 11:00 am Lunch: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Pupus: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm Dinner: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm Enjoy a tropical drink, beer, wine, or an appetizer at the full service bar. Happy Hour: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (no happy hour on Thanksgiving and Christmas) Cocktails: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm Hawaiian Entertainment is featured nightly from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Thanksgiving and Christmas limited pupus and special Dinner menu