What Is Mai?

A simple beginning. The best things in life have this, which is why Mai Grille smart-sources all local ingredients. They are infused with the same bold passion and fortitude as the techniques Chef uses to prepare them. For good reason, he is known as a chef’s Chef. Relax and play a little because we’re chill like that. Be inspired to try something new at Hawai’i’s Original Bacon Hale (aka House of Bacon). Have our signature house made Mai bacon, with a side of bacon. We triple dare you!

So, what is Mai? The better question is “who?”. She is the daughter of Chef/ Owner Allen Hess. Who better to represent this playful, down-to-earth, progressive concept than a child? She approves the Keiki (kids) menus & loves the bacon business too. This is Hawai’i’s 1st Bacon business and the signature coffee-cured, hand cut, thick strips also carry her name.

Join us for breakfast or Sunday brunch overlooking the Waikoloa Beach Resort’s Kings’ Golf Course green. Enjoy a family meal inside the Waikoloa Beach Golf Clubhouse. Catch the game, gossip or news with a round of drinks at the bar (or, wander the grounds). Special events can party late into the night exclusively at this Waikoloa Resort location.

We welcome you and yours to play a little, have the #MaiGrilleExperience.


Mai Grille is Open Every Day

  • BREAKFAST – Daily Monday-Saturday 8 am – 10:30 am
  • BRUNCH – Sunday only, 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • LUNCH & KEIKI (Kid’s) – Monday-Saturday 11 am – 2:30 pm
  • HAPPY HOUR DINNER – Monday- Saturday 3 pm- 6 pm

Enjoy a pour of our Artisan Cocktails, Big Island Brewed Beer, or curated Wine List all day

Brunch Reservations Recommended (see below for Online Reservations). Contact us for Groups over 7, Special Event options available. [Seasonal Supper Club has ended, returns late Fall]


Chef Allen Hess


Allen Hess is one of the Great Hawaii Chefs directing Mai Grille, one of the most forward-thinking restaurants on the Big Island… His kitchen is at once experimental and unassuming, homegrown and full of finesse.Best Chefs America 

Our goal has always been to share the best of what our Island has to offer …Allen gets that — he expresses exactly the same idea with his food. – Pacific Business News

For more about Chef Click Here or check out the About Us section.

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