Savvy Central Maui business people are taking a few extra minutes to dine at Kahili Restaurant, located in Waikapu on the golf course.
That's because there's plenty of room to relax over a nice business lunch, views from the lanai are coast to coast and Executive Chef Eddie Munoz is putting out lunch specials for $6.95 that can't be beat.
"The entree rotates daily," says the seasoned chef. "We usually have a protein with or without gravy and serve it with rice and macaroni salad. But you may substitute a green salad for the mac."
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Executive Chef Eddie Munoz does a daily lunch special for $6.95 that is easy on the pocketbook and appetizing, too.
Entrees include roast pork loin, baked chicken, pork katsu and chicken stir fry with bell peppers, carrots, celery, broccoli and cauliflower.
Do note that business hours have recently changed. From Monday through Saturday, lunch is now served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and pupu from 3 to 5 p.m. Sundays, the a la carte brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and then pupu service kicks in from 3 to 6 p.m., according to Restaurant Manager Grace Mallo.
"This week, we're going to start a new regular lunch menu with oxtail soup. It's seasonal. We've never featured oxtail soup on the menu before."
The soup is a rich broth, packed with beef, green beans, mustard cabbage, button mushrooms and roasted peanuts with a side of grated ginger.
"We'll also do an oxtail mein with udon noodles," says Chef Munoz. "And our macadamia-nut chicken will debut on the menu with maple cream sauce, sauteed vegetables and steamed white rice."
Loco moco is coming back in a big way with house-made burger patty, brown gravy, topped with one egg over rice. Bloody Marys and mimosas are perfect accompaniments as are coffee or tea.
"Shrimp Sarciado will debut. Pan-roasted shrimp are done Filipino style with garlic, tomato and onion stirred with light eggs and oyster sauce," says Munoz. "Our barbecue pulled pork sandwich is slow-roasted and served with pineapple cole slaw and wasabi aioli on ciabatta."
Golfers should note that Kahili offers a new lunch buffet special for groups of 10 to 40 people in the restaurant and for larger groups downstairs.
"We've created a new menu for golfers. It's a package thing," says Munoz. "You can use the lanai, which is really nice for private parties. You get two salads and two entrees for $28 per person. Add $2 for dessert and $6 for roasted prime rib with horseradish. Call 242-6000.