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All 144 Kihei Restaurants

Sarento's on the Beach - Maui

2980 South Kihei Road, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8688
808-875-7555
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Ranked #43 of 144 Restaurants in Kihei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Kilohana Drive
Description: Sarento's is nestled on one of Maui's premier beaches overlooking the islands of Molokini, Kaho'olawe & Lana'i, providing guests with unsurpassed romantic ocean view. Italian-style warmth & hospitality are part of the atmosphere that makes this fine dining establishment one of Hawaii's most celebrated. The superior service, coupled with the outstanding culinary offerings makes Sarento's a place where memories are created. Superb, five-star regional Italian cuisine with a Mediterranean flair. Specialties include award-winning presentations of homemade pastas, fresh Hawaiian seafood, prime steaks, signature veal, lamb, chicken & pork dishes. Creative preparations of classic Italian desserts are enough to make a grown man cry. The main wine cellar offers over 75 domestic & imported wines ranging in price from $20 - $1,000. One of the most respected collections of wines in Hawaii, contains over 1,500 bottles from France, Germany, California with a focus on rare Italian wines.
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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

The service was top knotch. The sunset was incredible. The cocktails were awesome (get the Pinapple Coconut Martini)! However, the food fell short of our expectations. Appetizer: Calamari Fritti was average. Nothing to write home about. Salad: Chop Salad was also average. I was expecting a little flavor from the feta, and maui onions but it never developed. Entree: My... More 

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TriStarMaui5, Manager at Sarento's on the Beach - Maui, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear of your experience. Although we're happy to hear you loved the service and appreciate the kind words about the delicious cocktails, it is our goal to provide a complete and wonderful dining experience. We value your comments and your visit to our restaurant and will share this with our... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My husband and I booked a table after a review from of all places a manager at the Andaz hotel. The service throughout was very attentive and professional and in fact exceeded our expectations.( As the Andaz manager said, and we agreed, who would expect fine dining at a Day's Inn?). Regrettably our table was situated outside and directly under... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

This was our first trip to Hawaii. We found Sarento's on our first full day in Maui. My wife and I sat at the bar had a few drinks and ate appetizers. The food and drink were all very good. The service however is why we kept going back. Eric and Chewy, the bartenders gave awesome service and were probably... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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180 reviews 180 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

When we first discovered Sarento's a couple of years ago it became our favorite restaurant and we have enjoyed fantastic meals since then. This past week however something was missing.....mostly in the service category as the food was still good. We're trying not to nit pick, but the connection and experience created by the staff just seemed more distant and... More 

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TriStarMaui5, General Manager at Sarento's on the Beach - Maui, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear about your experience with us. We value our guests and strive to provide them with the best in cuisine, atmosphere and friendly service. We will take your concerns and share with our restaurant team. Mahalo, Ryan H. General Manager More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Location = 5 Stars - how can you beat a beachfront setting? Service = 5 Stars - excellent service. We were low maintenance customers but they did great. We split the 4 egg omelette and he was kind enough to make two separate plates for us, which did not look like a 'split' meal. Nice touch... they could have just... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We chose this for our anniversary dinner. The view is fabulous...right on the beach and, at sunset, quite the loveliest place. Happy Hour at the nice, but small, bar was good. For dinner my husband chose the ahi tuna which came rare as he had requested. I don't recall there was anything much else on the plate. Unfortunately, I chose... More 

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TriStarMaui5, Manager at Sarento's on the Beach - Maui, responded to this review

Aloha Angie, Thank you for your feedback. We are so sorry to hear of your experience. We value our guests and their experience with us. I would like to discuss this matter with you. Please call me at 808-875-7555. Mahalo, Ryan H. More 

Colorado
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I've been here many times, but I decided to write a review since I finally took my parents here as well. The reservation I made in advance worked great and guaranteed us a great table with a great view. Their reservation system recognizes you if you've dined at the restaurant before and prompts the host/hostess to "welcome you back," which... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I've been trying to hit Sarento's for a year or two and finally did, even while sending gift certificates out to others before my own experience there. Man, I should have gone first. While the service is decent, the food was simply lousy, including the petrified bread with onion tasters, the soggy/wet 'chopped' salad that was really more like a... More 

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TriStarMaui5, General Manager at Sarento's on the Beach - Maui, responded to this review

Aloha Art, Thank you for your feedback. We are sincerely sorry for your experience. We would like to discuss this with you further. If you would like, please call me at 808.875.7555. Mahalo, Ryan H. More 

Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My sisters and I hosted a Bridal Brunch at Sarento's on the Beach while in Maui last week. My niece was getting married and we invited all the women (55 of them) to join us for brunch to "toast the bride". The food was good, the setting (on the beach) was festive and the staff were attentive and helpful (and... More 

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Zurich
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145 reviews 145 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Great view/location? Check, I'm not sure you can eat closer to the beach/water in this area. Food? Mine was okay (pot stickers and the meatballs), the flavours weren't anything special and didn't "pop". My wife's seafood pasta was however very good indeed. Service? Was good until towards the end when it was clear that they wanted us out as we... More 

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TriStarMaui5, Manager at Sarento's on the Beach - Maui, responded to this review

Aloha Brian, We thank you for your feedback. However, are sorry to hear of your experience. We enjoy sharing in our customers dining memories and will take these comments and share with our wait staff. Mahalo More 

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Additional Information about Sarento's on the Beach - Maui

Address: 2980 South Kihei Road, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8688
Phone Number: 808-875-7555
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kihei
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 11:00 am  5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 7:00 am - 11:00 am  5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 7:00 am - 11:00 am  5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 am - 11:00 am  5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 11:00 am  5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 am  5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 11:00 am  5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood

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