The Gazebo Restaurant in Napili, Maui: Breakfast Worth the Wait!

by Sandy
(Vancouver, WA)

Approaching the Gazebo

Approaching the Gazebo

Approaching the Gazebo Spotted sea turtles while we waited for a table Our delicious breakfast at the Gazebo Happily full

It was September 2009 and we had a week on Maui with our good friends Richard and Kathy. We had the most amazing time on the island and had so many wonderful experiences.

Well, we all know, when you're on vacation, one of the perks (at least for me) is not having to cook. After asking around for breakfast recommendations, the Gazebo at the Napili Shores Resort sounded appealing to us for a couple of different reasons.

Our husbands liked the sound of an ample serving of food that was delicious, filling, but also reasonably priced. Visions of a casual, yet beautiful location is what appealed most to us women. We were also warned to expect a wait.

Thankfully, we had good directions because we would have never stumbled upon this little gem on our own. Talk about a peaceful place to have and even wait for breakfast! It was so worth the wait (of over an hour) and lived up to everything we had been told.

It was truly a quaint spot with an inviting view. We especially enjoyed discovering the sea turtles in the bay while we waiting for a table.

I ended up ordering and loving the macadamia pancakes with butterscotch flavored whipping cream. My husband ordered the breakfast fried rice. Since the food portions were so enormous I needed to split the pancakes with my husband. He needed a doggy bag for his food because after helping me out he was simply too full. After sampling his very tasty breakfast rice each one of us was eagerly anticipating eating his leftovers later that day.

Only disappointing fact about this whole story is...... when we got up leave the Gazebo, we accidentally left the "to go" container with our breakfast rice sitting on the table. I still, to this day, crave and think about that fried rice along with the incredible view.

Needless to say, I'm really looking forward to going back there again!


Hi Sandy!

Everything looks absolutely delicious - and what a treat to see the sea turtles as you waited!

This place gets dynamite reviews - I'm SO glad you mentioned it... I'm thinking we ought to check it out on our next trip.

Thanks so much for sharing your experience there!


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by: Pam

Thank-you for writing this review. We've been looking for ideas on great places to eat on our upcoming trip, and have added the Gazebo Restaurant to our list!

Directions to the Gazebo?
by: Anonymous

Could someone add directions to the Gazebo Restaurant?

Looking forward to a breakfast there!

Directions to Gazebo Restaurant
by: Sheralyn

The Gazebo Restaurant is located at the Napili Shores Resort, at 5315 Lower Honoapiilani Road.

When driving along Lower Honoapiilani Road, keep an eye out for the sign for the Napili Shores Resort - when you find it, turn into their parking lot. When we were just there, we drove around the right side of the building and parked as far down the lot as we could. Then you just walk through the resort grounds to the pool area, and the Gazebo is right there.

Ten Best Breakfasts in the World
by: john &mary

Just seeing this location is worth the trip. Excellent food; great location;a marvel of nature and man.Breakfast here is something to recall for years to come.

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