Dazoo Restaurant has opened at the former Moana Cafe location, featuring locally grown ingredients in their eclectic, Asian-American cuisine, highlighted with Korean favorites.
Owners Yulie and David Law, who purchased Moana Cafe over a year ago, have spent the last several months designing the new restaurant, revising the menu and conducting extensive renovations, creating a modern new space with a warm, inviting atmosphere.
Dazoo's dinner menu features a wide variety of tapas.
Head Chef Helen Hong describes the dinner menu as fresh and flavor-focused: "We work closely with local farmers. The majority of our produce is sourced on Maui. We always feature beef from Maui Cattle Company, and we serve only fish caught in Hawaiian waters."
One of the most visible changes of the new Dazoo is the enhanced bar area, where handcrafted cocktails take center stage
Wine enthusiasts will be glad to know about the return for the bi-monthly Wine Night, which features a Prix-Fixe menu with wine pairings for each course. Each event will feature a different theme or locale. Wine Night, which started prior to the renovation, typically sells out and reservations are highly recommended.
Construction is still underway next door for the Moana Bakery, which will serve fresh artisan breads and pastries, each created daily with organic, unbleached flour.
Dazoo, located at 71 Baldwin Avenue in Pa'ia, is open daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for breakfast and lunch, and Tuesdays through Saturdays for dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. The public can call (808) 579-9999 for reservations or make them through OpenTable.
Visit dazoomaui.com for more information. Follow on Facebook.com/dazoomaui.