Lahaina Tree Garden Restaurant
A unique restaurant-marvelously built in, on and around immense monkeypod trees-is now open for business at the picturesque Lahaina Market Place.
This is the Lahaina Tree Garden, an eating and relaxing spot that is all its name implies....and more.
For quiet afternoons and relaxed evenings for kamaainas and malikinis alike, the Tree Garden offers good food, good drinks and the authentic music and songs of old Hawaii.
The Tree Garden is a unique three-level restaurant and bar situated at the center of the Market Place, a happy collection of shops offering casual clothes, gifts and other items that spell Hawaii. The Market Place is in downtown Lahaina, at the corner of Front Street and Lahainaluna Road.
Dinner offerings at the Tree Garden restaurant are quite simple, for they are served in a country style. The hosts simply ask that guests select entrees from a display of choice beef cuts and giant fresh prawns. The beef cuts come from Maui's Ulupalakua Ranch, and the prawns are provided by Fish Farms Hawaii, also of Maui.
At the table, guests receive a large tureen of Hawaiian-Portuguese soup and a salad bowl of cold island green lightly dressed. The entree, cooked to order, is accompanied by a casserole of Tree Garden rice and broiled golden pineapple. Lush ice cream or sherbet topped with fresh tropical fruit, and a good cup of rich coffee, round out the superb Tree Garden dinners, modestly priced from $4.75 to $6.75.
Later in the evening, its fun to relax with a drink and listen to the Hawaiian music of the Hoopii Brothers. And day or night, the view and the climate are delightful from the second story deck and from the third-story whale watchers walk.
In addition to the Tree Garden Bar and Restaurant, visitors also may choose from the delights of the Royal Gallery, serving excellent hand carved sandwiches for lunch....the Ice Cream Palace, featuring homemade island ice creams....and the Pineapple Tree, purveying freshly squeezed pineapple juice.
Reservations for dinner are available by calling 661-3732.
Buck Quayle at the Maui Lahaina Sun bureau circa 1970
Reporter/Photographer Buck Quayle in 1971 in Maui with the Cartagenian in the background
Another Day At The Office Haleakala National Park