I love trying new restaurants. We’d tried Kono’s on the Green a few years ago for lunch, but somehow had never made it back. So when hubby had a birthday to celebrate, he chose Kono’s. Kono’s is the club house at the Maui Nui Golf Club in Kihei. It lies just above the Piilani Highway (at the Lipoa intersection, the turn-off to the Maui Tech Park, Maui Brewing Company and Cow Pig Bun) and has a really nice oceanview.
Our dinner was fantastic. The food, presentation and service were top notch. Sig had the Maui Cattle Company Filet Mignon. As a former dairy farmer, he considers himself somewhat of an expert on steak and is picky (not a fan of corn fed beef). He really liked his steak (their beef is grass fed). Maui Cattle Company is the Ulupalakua Ranch (they own the General Store and Tedeshi Winery upcountry). I had the seared ahi – it was great!
Additionally, they had a band playing on the lanai with dinner guests dancing to the music at sunset.
Dinner on Maui can be pricey, and so Kono’s entrees are priced in the $20-38 range. Go out for lunch instead – you will find lunches at most Maui restaurants are half or less of the price of dinner.
About the Maui Nui Golf Club. It used to be called the Elleair, but changed ownership a few years ago. The Maui Nui is South Maui’s budget golf course.