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The Restaurants at Four Seasons Maui: Real Traveler’s Review

The Four Seasons Resort Maui, located at Wailea, is not just about luxury accommodation; it’s a culinary adventure waiting to unfold.

The resort houses several dining options that cater to different palates. Let’s dive into what each restaurant has to offer.

As a pro photographer, I’ve been staying at FS Maui for years when coming to photograph Hawaii, so I can give you the details on these restaurants!

A Taste of Italy at Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante

Ferraro’s is where the rustic Italian cuisine meets the tropical ambiance of Maui. With an open-air setting, the restaurant provides an unobstructed view of the Wailea coast. The menu includes classic Italian dishes with a twist, combining locally sourced ingredients.

This is my favorite restaurant in the world! At the end of the day, the sunset itself becomes an amazing performance for diners!

Not to Miss:

  • Handmade Pasta
  • The extensive wine list featuring Italian and local wines

Indulge in a Hawaiian Feast at DUO Steak and Seafood

DUO Steak and Seafood provides an authentic Hawaiian dining experience. Their menu boasts an exquisite selection of prime steaks and locally caught seafood. The open kitchen and tableside service make dining here an experience to remember.

Night view of facade at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, a luxury hotel in Kihei, Hawaii on the island of Maui, July 27, 2022. Photo courtesy Sftm.

I love all their steak dishes. They also do an amazing breakfast buffet in the morning at DUO.

Not to Miss:

  • Steak and Lobster dinners
  • Hawaiian Sea Salt Crusted Prime Rib
  • The breakfast buffet!

Contemporary Sushi and Fish at Spago

Spago, by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, combines the freshest local ingredients with Asian influences. The restaurant offers an innovative menu that changes seasonally, blending traditional sushi with contemporary flavors.

Honestly, although I like the ambiance at Spago, I prefer the food at Ferraro’s.

Not to Miss:

  • Ahi Tuna Cones
  • The Omakase tasting menu

Casual Dining at the Poolside and Beachwalk Cafe

Sign for Beachwalk Cafe at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, a luxury hotel in Kihei, Hawaii on the island of Maui, July 30, 2022. Photo courtesy Sftm.

The Four Seasons Maui also caters to guests looking for a more relaxed dining experience. The poolside options include a casual menu of snacks, salads, and sandwiches. It’s perfect for a family lunch or a light bite as you enjoy the sun.

You’ll need to be a guest of the hotel to eat at the pool.

Try the nachos!

Guests and visitors alike can also stop into the Beachwalk Cafe, which is one the walkway right in front of the hotel, for quick bites like wraps and sandwiches, as well as delicious gelato. They also have shave ice, although don’t expect Ululani’s.

Not to Miss:

  • Fish Tacos
  • Nachos
  • Tropical Smoothies
  • Coconut sorbet at Beachwalk Cafe

Unwind at the Lobby Lounge

Lobby Lounge restaurant at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Kihei, Hawaii, July 27, 2022. Photo courtesy Sftm.

End your day at the elegant Lobby Lounge which offers a serene setting overlooking the ocean. Whether you’re in the mood for a tropical cocktail or a small plate to share, this spot is perfect for winding down.

You’ll get to enjoy live ukulele music and professional hula dancers too.

Not to Miss:

  • Custom Crafted Cocktails
  • Sushi and raw bar selections
  • The weekly dim sum night


The Four Seasons Resort Maui is a culinary paradise for food lovers. From Italian to contemporary sushi, and from poolside snacks to luxurious steaks, the dining options cater to all.

Make sure to explore these restaurants and indulge in the flavors they offer during your stay at this magnificent resort.

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith is a food and travel photographer and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His photographic work routinely appears in publications including Food and Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and the New York Times and his writing appears in IEEE Spectrum, SFGate, the Bold Italic and more. Smith holds a degree in Cognitive Science (Neuroscience) and Anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University.

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