POIPU — It may not be Joe’s on the Green anymore, but the Klub at Kiahuna still offers the same great menu, friendly service and is home to one of the most beautiful sunsets on the island.
The Klub at Kiahuna opened its doors on July 1 after former owner of Joe’s on the Green, Joe Batteiger, retired in June.
His manager, Brooke Jacobsmeyer, decided to continue where Joe left off and added a bit of flare to the already successful Kiahuna clubhouse.
“We kept the same staff, kept all of Joe’s favorites on the menu, added specialty burgers and now we’re only serving local beef as well as local produce,” said Jacobsmeyer, owner of the Klub at Kiahuna.
The Klub offers locally-sourced beef from Makaweli Meat Company on the Westside and farm-to-table greens from Kailani Farms on the North Shore.
“Originally, I’m from a really small town so It’s important for me to keep everything on island as much as possible,” she said. “The quality is a million times better than what I can get off-island. There’s just something about the freshness of the produce and the tenderness of the meat.”
That farm-to-table quality is on full display on the breakfast, lunch and newly-added dinner menu.
Two items highly recommended for breakfast are the Eggs Benedict and the Loco Moco.
The Eggs Benedict comes with poached eggs and ham on a toasted English muffin that is drizzled with the Klub’s house-made hollandaise sauce.
Always a local favorite, the Loco Moco is made with a half pound of Makaweli beef, cheddar cheese, mushrooms, onions, brown gravy and two eggs prepared your way.
Both are $13.95.
If you’re in the mood for lunch and in the mood for a burger, The Big Ronald, $18, just might be enough (and more) for your hunger.
The half pound Makaweli beef burger is grilled and topped with onion rings, mushrooms, jalapenos, lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado and served with chipotle aioli, barbecue and teriyaki sauces.
The Klub serves the perfect pau hana happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m., as all pupus are $2 off, draft beers are $4, and wines and bottle beers are $1 off.
Live entertainment runs everyday — starting from 5:30 through 8 p.m — with local music performed by Kalani Kaiminaauao, Uncle Kirby and Michelle Walker on Friday nights.
The newest addition is dinner, which is served from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
“Before when it was Joe’s on the Green, they just did a light fare menu that ran until 7 p.m.,” Jacobsmeyer said.
The New York Strip Steak, $27, is a full pound strip of Makaweli beef with a shallot butter and served with fresh veggies and your choice of baked potato or rice.
Also worth trying is the fresh fish entree (market price) that’s prepared from locally-caught fish that is grilled and served with veggies and rice or baked potato.
If you’re looking for fresh greens, the Klub offers a House Salad that comes with Kailani Farms mixed greens red onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, shredded carrots and your choice of dressing.
Another veggie delight is the Greek Salad that also comes with Kailani Farms mixed greens, cucumber, feta, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, red onions and served with balsamic vinaigrette.
Located at the Kiahuna Golf Club, the Klub at Kiahuna is open daily from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
It may not have the same name, but the Klub has the same great taste as its predecessor.
“The service is going to be spectacular, the view is gorgeous,” Jacobsmeyer said. “My employees serve nothing but aloha when anyone comes here. We want to make sure everyone has a good time.”