Nutrition is a key element of Wellness at 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay, with seven food and beverage outlets, offering fresh, local, and sustainability sourced farm-to-table ingredients.
All of our dining venues are designated Ocean Friendly Restaurants by Surfrider Kauaʻi, an organization dedicated to ocean and marine life conservation.
Our signature restaurant, founded on plant-forward, hyper-local and sustainably sourced cuisine from the island and its surrounding waters. Led by nature, 1 Kitchen’s menu is highly seasonal, envisioned by Executive Chef Mel Fogata to feature the best ingredients from Kaua’i’s farmers, ranchers, fishers, and growers.
1 Kitchen’s evolving wine list is one of the island’s largest, featuring 165+ labels highlighting organic and biodynamic vineyards, plus zero-waste cocktails made with local rum and spirits.
Known for the best sunset views on Kaua’i, Welina Terrace is a modern, Japanese-inspired lounge overlooking Hanalei Bay. A place to gather, share lively conversation and catch nightly live music from local artists — enjoy a delicious menu of 26+ sakes, Japanese whiskies and beers, organic, sustainable wines, and craft cocktails paired with shareable plates envisioned by Chef Misao Masuda.
Our all-day café, market and communal gathering spot for guests and locals. Catch up with cold-pressed juices, kombucha and wellness shots, (thanks to our friends at Kaua’i Juice Co), recharge with barista-brewed local coffee from Hanalei Coffee Roasters or linger over a nutrient-rich breakfast of chia parfaits, overnight oats, housemade pastries, sustainable salads.
For guests or locals on the go, skip the line with our on-the-go ordering and enjoy refreshing coconut water, tea, kombuchas, açaí bowls, sandwiches and gelato from our sweet friends at Papalani Gelato in Poʻipū to take with you wherever you wander.
A poolside, ocean-facing retreat with sweeping views of Hanalei Bay and a menu of locally sourced, classic Hawaiian beach fare. A perfect gathering spot for families to gather, lounge, share a meal and take a dip in the pool.
Featuring the perfect poolside bites like poke bowls, fish tacos, burgers on locally baked bread, a wood-burning pizza oven, and keiki menu (for your minis). Beverages are designed for poolside lounging, with craft cocktails made from 50+ agave spirits, frozen drinks, locally sourced beer, cider, kombuchas, and low-ABV seltzer.
A serene refuge by our adult infinity pool, with spectacular views of the ocean, lush mountains and tropical flora. Designed to refresh body, mind and soul.
Lunch is centered on light, nutrient-rich dishes, (think bowls, salads and wraps) to have in the restaurant or poolside on Kai Maika’i’s Terrace. Sip and savor a menu of craft cocktails, a curated selection of local beer, kombucha and low-ABV seltzer.
A classic Hawaiian treat — enjoy shave ice made with locally crafted syrups, ice cream and natural toppings. Level up your shaved ice with single-batch local rums, plus Hala Kahiki cocktails served in fresh local pineapples, and a poolside boutique with merch like sunscreen, sunglasses, and more gear for fun in the sun.
The Juice Bar
Daily wellness support, pre- and post-workout fuel, and energizing smoothies to power your next adventure. A selection of cold-pressed juices made with locally sourced, nutrient-rich ingredients from our partners at Kauai Juice Co., coffee and tea from Hanalei Coffee Roasters, plus signature kombuchas and wellness elixirs curated with your optimal health in mind.
A quick, healthy snack is never far away when you’re in our sanctuary. Our daily market stand is always full of fresh, seasonal selections from our local farm partners.
Chef Mel Fogata
Executive Chef Mel Fogata oversees culinary operations at 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay assuring that all of our restaurants are consistently using the freshest, seasonal ingredients from our local purveyors, as well as constantly advancing our commitment to nutrient-rich preparation and sustainably sourced organic cuisine.
Chef Fogata was born and raised on O’ahu, where he watched and learned to cook Filipino and local Hawaiian dishes from his family. He went on to work in top hotels and restaurants across Philadelphia, San Francisco and Arizona before joining (lucky) us in 2019.
Chef Khalifa Garnaj
Chef Khalifa Garnaj has been cooking for 18 years, influenced early on by his exposure to diverse cuisine, (raised by his North African father and Montana-born mother. One of his earliest food memories, he shares, “is sitting with my family on the ground around our terracotta tagine, eating couscous and chicken with our hands. I can still smell the spices.” Chef Garnaj started his career at a small café in Arizona as a dishwasher, filling in when the line cooks needed help. The cafe’s chef encouraged him to attend culinary school, and from there he went on to graduate from Le Cordon Bleu, returning to the same café as Executive Chef. He worked at numerous restaurants in the area before relocating to San Diego in 2013, where he worked alongside those chefs leading and evolving the farm-to-table movement. When the pandemic hit, he and his family moved to Poipu, where he took on a role at Koa Kea Resort before joining 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay as Executive Sous Chef.
Meet Our Local Purveyors
Supporting local farmers and growers is essential to our sustainability efforts. Our island purveyors provide us with the freshest ethically sourced ingredients to ensure a mindful experience.
Farmers on Kaua’i and across the Hawaiian Islands provide us quality, fresh produce so that you can savor the flavors of the season and we can work to preserve the beauty and bounty of nature.
Growing Strong Farm
Hawaiian Organic Noni
True Leaf Farms
Aloha Honey Bee Farm
Kaua’i Growers Exchange
Buena Vista Farm