Our Story


 Raised on Sun and Surfing, Gordon (Dewey) Siljestrom grew up in Cocoa Beach and dreamed of moving to Hawaii one day. 

His dream became a reality when he landed on Maui in 1979. Here Dewey met his wife Kat, had 2 beautiful children (Colby Kalani and Kayla Dane), and would spend years surfing and racing outrigger canoes with the Hawaiians on the island he and his family now called home....Maui. There is a saying in Hawaii...Maui No Ka 'Oi...meaning "Maui is the Best". 

Dewey's hospitality career began immediately after arriving in Hawaii. He spent years in the employ of The Hyatt Regency Maui, and many years later The Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki. As he became aquatinted with the many cultures that visited the Islands, his love for culinary diversity was born. 

Here Dewey's journey really began, as he traveled to exotic locations across the globe, in search of the perfect wave. "I was a foodie before the word foodie was popular. Everywhere I visited, including some of the most remote locations, I took notes, asked questions, and learned about the ingredients and techniques used by the locals". 

Today we strive to deliver homemade-fresh, exciting, and unique dishes here at Fat Kahuna's. 

We Welcome you to Come and Taste the Aloha!