Questions about Maui Restaurants

Old Mar 22nd, 2004, 09:14 PM
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Questions about Maui Restaurants

Hi all,

I'll be in Hawaii on my honeymoon in a little less than three weeks!! I would like your opinion on my Maui restaurant itinerary -- we are in Maui for the last 5 nights of our trip (Kauai is the first 5 nights). Basically, I think we want great dinners 4 of the nights and one night casual. I have already made reservations for Spago (1st night because we are staying at 4S), 2nd night is Mama's Fish House (why wait). Now I'm debating between Sarento's and Nick's Fish Market - both are very similar (same owners). Which would you recommend? I'm leaning towards Sarento's for the sunset, but I would also love the fresh seafood/lobster at Nicks. Any comments...

As for the other two nights...i was thinking about the restaurant in the Grand Wailea Humummumumakaa...and then a casual night at Hula Grill or something along those lines. Anyone have a great restaurant idea for something casual and fun after a full day doing the Hana Rd (our 3rd day). I'm not sure what would be the best after a full day of driving. Preferably something back in Wailea.

How bout dinner on the last night? Would Sarento's be the perfect way to end the honeymoon?


What did I miss???

All suggestions welcome. Tell me where I MUST go that I have not mentioned. Thanks for your help!

Matty A.
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Old Mar 23rd, 2004, 06:24 AM
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I would give up either Humu's or Spago and do both Nick's and Sarento's. Based on excellent reviews from multiple sources they are both on my list for next trip to Maui. Humu's has a great setting but very spotty reviews. (JohnD had a great experience there, however). This is VERY casual, but I hear good things about Alexander's in the Wailea area...
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Old Mar 23rd, 2004, 06:52 AM
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I would recommend David Paul's in Lahaina...while it isn't on the beach and doesn't have great views, the food there is WONDERFUL and the service and atmosphere are great, too. If you like shrimp..you have to get the "firecracker shrimp" if they are still on the menu! I dream about that dish sometimes--it is SO good!
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Old Mar 23rd, 2004, 08:38 AM
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Matty,

Sorry I don't have any recommendations (yet), but when you get back from your honeymoon I would greatly appreciate it if you can post a trip review. We are going to Maui for our honeymoon in June and will also be staying at the 4S. Thank you!

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Old Mar 24th, 2004, 09:03 AM
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Do not miss Sarento's. The view and the service are outstanding.
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Old Mar 25th, 2004, 08:09 AM
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Halimaile General Store is a great restaurant in Halimaile.
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Old Mar 25th, 2004, 09:57 AM
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We really enjoyed Leilani's in Kaanapali, more so than Hula Grill. They are right next to each other, so you can look at their menus before you decide. Both offer a great view of the sunset, and can get crowded. There was already an hour wait at 5:30 at Hula Grill.

Congratulations & have a wonderful Honeymoon!
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Old Mar 25th, 2004, 11:22 AM
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Leilanis and Hula Grill share more than a common location. tsrestaurants.com. Hula Grill's chef, Peter Merriman, is well regarded.
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Congratulations on your wedding! I also spent part of my honeymoon at 4S & returned last month for my 2nd anniversary. You will love it! Spago is very good as well as Pacific Grill at 4S.

Some other suggestions:
Nicks- Great food with over-the-top service. Quick walk from 4S.

Roys- In Kihei. Get the chocolate souffle for dessert- yummy.

Sansei- In Kihei. Excellent sushi.

Pacifico's- In Lahaina. It is really nice to get a table at sunset- outside on a deck overlooking the beach. Food is as good as the setting.

Enjoy!

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Kimos-affordable nice, good food-good drinks
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Old Mar 25th, 2004, 06:17 PM
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I agree with the first reply. We stayed at the 4S in October for our honeymoon. Spago was not as memorable food/atmosphere wise as one would think. Nick's was great as was Sarento's.
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Sarentos was superb and Mamas Fish House Outstanding. We hit Mama's for lunch just prior to departing for home. It was the perfect ending of a great trip. While expensive both dinners were probably best ever for my wife and I. The atmosphere at both places really added to the experiance.
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What at about Ferraro's at the 4S??? I don't see it mentioned here at all. Is it too new or no good.
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I am new to the board but wanted to add my thoughts - we absolutely loved Nick's and thought the atmosphere was great - one of the reasons we are staying at the Kea Lani on our return trip in just a few short weeks. For something a bit more casual, we enjoyed Longhi's.
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