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Molokini Bar & Grille

5400 Makena Alanui, Makena Beach & Golf Resort, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-8435
+1 808-875-5888
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Ranked #23 of 42 Restaurants in Wailea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $40
Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Asian fusion
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: The Molokini Bar & Grille, located at Makena Beach & Golf Resort, is a premier dining experience offering inspired island cuisine at an unmatched value. Under the direction of Chef De Cuisine Kurt Lemeries, the menu takes a non-traditional approach to American comfort food, infusing fresh local ingredients, combining elements of Hawaii regional cuisine and presenting new taste profiles that will both surprise and satisfy. Selections include its popular Cilantro and Macadamia Nut Crusted MahiMahi or the famed Crispy Molokai Potato Wrapped Lobster Salad. Featuring nightly live entertainment, take advantage of the restaurant's happy hour specials, nightly special menus, like Lobster Fest on Tuesdays and Thursday, or famed Sunday Brunch.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: The Molokini Bar & Grille, located at Makena Beach & Golf Resort, is a premier dining experience offering inspired island cuisine at an unmatched value. Under the direction of Chef De Cuisine Kurt Lemeries, the menu takes a non-traditional approach to American comfort food, infusing fresh local ingredients, combining elements of Hawaii regional cuisine and presenting new taste profiles that will both surprise and satisfy. Selections include its popular Cilantro and Macadamia Nut Crusted MahiMahi or the famed Crispy Molokai Potato Wrapped Lobster Salad. Featuring nightly live entertainment, take advantage of the restaurant's happy hour specials, nightly special menus, like Lobster Fest on Tuesdays and Thursday, or famed Sunday Brunch.
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massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Food was fair the night we were there and mohitos were not good, but I saw they had a buffet and checked it out. It was stunningly beautiful. Wish I had been hungrier. Waiter was great

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San Diego
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Service was great, nice ambiance with music. Food was crazy good, presentation was amazing.....take a photo or eat comes to mind. Would we comeback, yes tonight if we were not leaving in the morning. Wish we would have discovered earlier on our stay.

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Maui, Hawaii
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We had an opportunity to attend the Sunday Brunch. Compared to other brunches where food quality is lacking due to the volume that needs to be prepared, the Sunday Brunch at the Molokini Bar & Grille hits high marks in both quality and quantity. Well worth it!

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Atascocita, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The food and atmosphere were wonderful. The service left room for improvement. There was not a lot of people in at the time of our visit. I think it was just a staffing situation they may not have been preventable. I did not ask. It was slow, but there were larger tables requiring more than our table of two. On... More

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Fremont, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Service horrible which made the food that much worse. The bartenders were friendly but other than that it sucked

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Dallas, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Sine we are from the mainland and we were hungry pretty early we tried out the happy hour. There was a nice, albeit short, selection of appetizers available and drink specials. We were completely satisfied with 3 items and drinks. The bartender was friendly and made great drinks. The sushi bar was also open during happy hour. Wonderful view of... More

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MakenaResortMaui, Manager at Molokini Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Aloha thank you for joining us for Happy hour and for taking the time to review the Molokini Bar & Grille. We are happy to hear that your enjoyed our offerings and the sunset views. Mahalo! More

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Decent food, I had the Hawaiian BBQ plate, friendly service, happened upon the poolside keiki hula show which was enjoyable.

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MakenaResortMaui, Manager at Molokini Bar & Grille, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that your enjoyed our Hawaiian BBQ plate offering and the adjacent hula show on the pool. Mahalo for taking the time to review the Molokini Bar & Grille. More

Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised how good the food and service was at the restaurant as we decided to dine here during our stay at the Makena Beach and Resort. It is worth the drive even if you are not staying there; valets at this resort are some of the best.

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MakenaResortMaui, Manager at Molokini Bar & Grille, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that we were able to exceed your expectations, we look forward to continuing to provide wonderful food and service on your next visit. Mahalo for the review. More

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We came in here for a few cocktails and some appetizers with our family from overseas. We were greeted by a power hungry hostess who made us wait to sit at an empty bar. Then we waited for service. It worked out well that we had to wait so long for service, because in this time we decided that we... More

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MakenaResortMaui, Manager at Molokini Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Aloha, we are sorry to hear about your disappointing experience at our restaurant. We are continually working on improving the guest dining experience and reviews are important to this endeavor. Your comments are being reviewed and evaluated for appropriate action. We hope that you will give us another chance to provide a better impression. Mahalo for the review. More

San Jose, California
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Yep, it's wonderful. The quality of the food and the variety won't disappoint. The service is great too.

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MakenaResortMaui, Manager at Molokini Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Aloha, thank you for taking the time to review the Molokini Bar & Grille's Makena Sunday Brunch. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our offerings and invite you to return again sometime soon. More

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