Our Award-Winning Chef


Acclaimed Maui chef Alex Stanislaw is now at the helm of the Sea House as the restaurant’s Executive Chef. Chef Alex’s culinary career spans more than 30 years at some of Maui’s top restaurants. After graduating with honors from the Culinary Institute of America in New York, Chef Alex began his career at Kapalua Bay Hotel, followed by seven years at Erik’s Seafood Grotto in Kahana, then 21 years as Executive Chef at The Plantation House Restaurant in Kapalua. Over the years, Chef Alex has received numerous accolades and recognition including “Best Chef on Maui,” has been featured in multiple cookbooks including “Great Chefs of Hawaii,” and has appeared on culinary and travel programs such as the Rachael Ray Show and Discovery Channel’s Great Chefs Series.

“Being at the Sea House, I feel like I’ve come full circle,” says Chef Alex, who started his career at adjacent Kapalua Bay.

“It feels good to be back on the bay again, and I can’t imagine a more beautiful setting for the creation and enjoyment of great food.”


Sea House Recent Honors

  • 2018

    Best Happy Hour on Maui (Gold Award)
    Most “Maui-est” (Gold Award)
    Restaurant of the Year (Silver Award)
    2018 Maui No Ka Oi magazine’s Annual ‘Aipono Culinary Awards.

  • 2016

    Best Happy Hour in Maui (Gold Award) and Most Maui-est (Silver Award): Maui No Ka Oi Magazine, Annual ‘Aipono Culinary Awards

  • 2015

    Top 5 Best Hotel/Resort Restaurants and Best for Breakfast in Hawaii: Hawaii Magazine, Third Annual Reader’s Choice Awards

  • 2015

    Top Five Hawaii Resorts for “Best Aloha Spirit”: Hawaii Magazine’s Third Annual Reader’s Choice Awards.

  • 2015

    Honored with Expert’s Choice Award:

  • 2015

    Best Happy Hour in Maui (Gold Award) and Best Oceanfront Dining in Maui (Silver Award): Maui No Ka Oi Magazine, Annual ‘Aipono Culinary Awards

  • 2015

    Choice Award: OpenTable Diners’

  • 2014

    Best Breakfast Spot in Maui: Hawaii Magazine, Best of Hawaii Issue

  • 2014

    Most Maui-est and Best Bar in Maui (Gold Awards): Maui No Ka Oi Magazine, Annual ‘Aipono Culinary Awards

  • Rated “Excellent” by Zagat

Event Catering

The staff at the Sea House Restaurant would be delighted to work with you for special dining events and on-site catering services. From weddings to family reunions to meetings, the Catering Manager can arrange set-menu dinners in the Sea House for 12 to 26 people. For larger groups, the outdoor ocean view Lani Pool Terrace can accommodate 27 to 60 people, and the garden view Aloha Pavilion is available for 61 to 200 people. The Executive Chef can design custom menus to suit your personal taste.
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Romantic Na Hoku Dinner

A truly elegant, intimate, and memorable dining experience under the stars set in a private location at the edge of Napili Bay. Indulge in a romantic dinner for two or celebrate a special occasion for up to twelve people, lit by torchlight on a bluff overlooking the sea. The Na Hoku Dinner includes a private location, personal waitperson, four-course dinner, wine paired with each course, tax, and gratuity.
>> View Na Hoku Menu

Pre-order Gifts and Amenities

Would you like to purchase an in-room amenity, dining or lodging gift certificate, or Napili Kai logo item for yourself or others to enjoy? Use this form to pre-order tropical flower arrangements, gift baskets, wine/champagne, gift cards, and other amenities.
>> Pre-Order Form