Lawai eatery gets new owners

LAWAI, Hawaii -- New owners took over the Beach House restaurant here, and they have created a new menu, lowered prices and remodeled the place.

Maui restaurant owners Roy Dunn and Mike Hooks bought the beachfront restaurant for $4.8 million and spent $250,000 remodeling it, according to Dunn.

The restaurant has been open since the 1950s and was originally called the Long House, said Dunn. For the past 20 years, it has been the Beach House restaurant.

"In Lawai, the name is really important to us since it has been there so long," said Dunn.

"People use it as a landmark to give directions."

The restaurant seats 240 and serves dinner only.

Dunn said a dinner for two will run about $80.

For example, entrees such as seared crusted macadamia nut mahi mahi with a citrus sauce costs $24.95, and a mint coriander marinated lamb rack with a goat cheese roasted garlic crust is priced at $26.95.

Crab cake appetizers are $7.25, and a sea scallop appetizer with a green papaya salad runs $8.95.

Dunn and Hooks own four restaurants on Maui: the Koho Bar & Grill in Kahului and Napili; the Plantation House Restaurant in Kapalua and Sea Watch Restaurant in Wailea.

Beach House
Phone: (808) 742-1424

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