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“Incredible evening!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hawaii Tasting Tours

Hawaii Tasting Tours
PO Box 11274, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Ranked #1 of 3 Food & Drink in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: History. Culture. Food. Fun! Hawaii Tasting Tours is proud to offer it all while experiencing 4 or 5 of the best restaurants on Maui, all in 1 night! On our guided walking tours, you will enjoy a progressive meal with each course served at a different restaurant on Maui. Each restaurant offers the best seat in the house and has created a signature tasting plate and beverage for our tour guests to showcase their tastiest dishes. With your Gastro Guide at your side, you will be entertained throughout the night with cultural and historical facts about Hawaii with fun give aways and prizes and more! Come, "feed your 5 senses" today!
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“Incredible evening!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

Following the recommendation on this site, we spent our first evening on Maui with HTT and Gigi. This was definitely the highlight of our trip thus far! Gigi had the evening perfectly timed so we could "taste" five different great restaurants; the food was incredible and drink pours were full size and also perfectly paired. Gigi is extremely knowledgable on the Island, customs and places to be sure to see. She has developed solid relationships with not only the proprietors of these restaurants (they all welcomed us to their restaurant) but also the wait staff. Highly, Highly recommend!!! Don't miss this experience and reserve this for your first evening in Maui! Mahalo Gigi for a memorable evening!

Visited November 2013
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Boise, Idaho
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“Fabulous Food Tour in Lahaina...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

My husband and I joined GiGi on her food tour in Lahaina along with one other couple. We had a fantastic time! GiGi is very knowledgeable about Maui history and very familiar with the establishments at which we dined. This is more than a tasting tour! It is a progressive dinner and so much more! You will not leave this tour hungry, so be sure to take your appetite with you! The food and drinks were wonderful and the ambiance at each establishment was awesome. The views are incredible! My husband and I would highly recommend this tour. It is a great opportunity to go to multiple restaurants and sample their menus while experiencing the unique ambiance at each location. GiGi is a sweetheart. We very much enjoyed learning from her. Also, she will take multiple pictures of you at each location and send you an email with all the pictures. This is so awesome because I am usually behind the camera and my husband and I do not get too many pictures together! She will also send you pictures of the food and the sights! Don't miss this tour. It is worth the splurge!!!

Visited November 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“A fantastic experience on every level!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

A fantastic experience on every level!
I drew the short straw to plan a tour in Maui for our party of 4 as the cruise ship docked there from 9 am to 6pm.
I made contact with Gigi from HTT and through a series of very friendly and informative email exchanges fleshed out the sort of day tour we would like being a combo of sightseeing, food and beverage experiences along with some shopping.
We were met at 10am dockside in Lahaina with Gigi as our guide and host, an air conditioned people mover and Gerald as the dedicated driver. In the back of the vehicle was a cooler with soft drinks beer wine and snacks in case we needed a mid-tour pick me up. Trust me none of us even thought of dipping into the cooler.
Seriously everyone in our party was blown away by the quality of service and experience on this day time tour organised through HTT and executed by Gigi and Gerald.
We were afforded fantastic locations, views exquisite food and beverages accompanied by Gigi’s thoughtful informed historical, social and cultural commentary on Hawaii and Maui in particular.
We laughed our way through the day hopping in and out of the vehicle snapping shots, downing shots; savouring delightful snacks at several venues each one showcasing an aspect of their dining service. All to a wonderful backdrop of information, conversation and great stories some of which were told by Gigi!
Gigi was flexible and able to adjust the time spent at the places we visited in accord with the mood of our group.
Suddenly it was 4pm and we were dockside getting ready to board the cruise ship and had to say farewell to new found friends who presented Maui to us in such a wonderful manner which was a credit to their business and honoured the Island.
I could have spelt out our itinerary but half the fun is in setting out your own broad subgroups of interest and allowing Gigi’s local knowledge to create your own personalised tour.
Sounds over the top or too good to be true?
Well after a week in Hawaii and a 19 night luxury pacific cruise taking in Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moreea, Auckland and Bay of Islands our day in Maui ranks as one of if not the best part of a wonderful vacation.

Visited October 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Must do for an evening out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The Hawaii Tasting tour reminded me of visiting a friend and being taken on the town. It was a great way to learn a little history about the area, visit several eateries in one day and memorialize the evening with pictures. That one evening actually packed in a few evenings worth of fun and food. Come hungry and enjoy! The hostess/tour guide gave us the feeling she was just one of the group of friends out for the evening.

Visited October 2013
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“All That Food and a Wonderful Gigi!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

To All Trip Advisor Users, heck anyone coming to Maui...Do yourself a favor and book a night to do the Hawaii Tasting Tour. Not only do you get to taste some fantastic food but you get to meet a wonderful guide. We were fortunate to have just the two of us on the tour because of some questionable weather, which worked out well even with the rain. My point is we ate five wonderful meals, met the owners of a few of the restaurants and had great conversation with Gigi. We learned so much about the food, culture, history and food of the island. The Hawaii Tasting Tour was one of three highlights of our seven days on Maui. Some friends of ours did the tour a week earlier with a group of co-workers and had a blast also so if you go as a couple or with friends you're sure to have a wonderful night.

Thank you, Gigi!

Visited October 2013
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