Take a short drive up the
coast to the Sea House Restaurant on the sands of drop dead gorgeous
Napili Bay. Plan to arrive before sunset to truly take in the magic
of this tropical paradise as it is caressed by the changing hues
and shadows of the sun settings behind the nearby island of Lanai.
Sounds of a gentle surf, romantic, Tiki torch lit pathways and
the rustle of swaying palms provide a fantasyland mood for your
The Sea House Restaurant combines casual, seaside ambiance with
graciously served, memorable cuisine. Chef Michael Gallagher
along with his
creative staff have been refining the menu for over seven years and
are rightfully proud of combining old favorites with innovation offerings.
We recently had the opportunity to taste for ourselves their progress.
Our evening began with a delicious and beautifully presented Pupus
(appetizer) of pan-seared julienne of abalone with lilikoi Hollandaise,
fresh asparagus, and vine-ripened tomato concasse put a smile on
our face. The “Taste of Lahaina” crisp Pacific sushi
combining rice, crab and avocado rolled in nori with a macadamia
nut crust and Thai curry sauce also was a delight. We found the impressively-sized
coconut-macadamia nut-crusted tiger prawns with Thai chili sauce
rather heavy-handed as the crunchy crust overwhelmed the taste of
the meat and incredible curry sauce.
Our visit was on a Thursday evening when the Sea House offers an
oven-roasted, western Australia lobster tail for $24.00 (regularly
$34.00) which is extraordinarily popular. This weekly offering brings
in visitors from afar so reservations are strongly suggested.
A more adventurous and sublime entree was the oven-roasted Mahi Mahi
stuffed with shrimp, scallops and crab then beautifully topped with
a perfect ginger sake sauce. Mr. Gallagher is rightfully proud of
this imaginative and award-winning dish. Complements included edemame
beans, carrots and rice. Very impressive and thoroughly enjoyed.
Several visits are not at all out of the question as the Sea House’s
tantalizing menu truly inspires exploration. Located on the sands
of the Napili Kai Beach Resort they are open for breakfast, lunch
and dinner. For reservations call (808) 669-1500 or visit them at