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“Excellent romantic meal!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Capische

Capische
Hotel Wailea, 555 Kaukahi Road, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753
808•879•2224
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Ranked #15 of 41 Restaurants in Wailea
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Kalai Waa
Kailua, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Excellent romantic meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

My husband and I LOVED our meal here. We had a garden table, it was windy but with a light jacket we were comfortable. The lighting was dim but the waiter had mini flashlights available and we really liked the romantic atmosphere. It was such a nice change from a typical dining room. The food was delicious.

Definitely get the three course pre-fixe. Worth the money and gets you a little of everything!!!! The risotto, pumpkin gnocchi, quail, ahi, and steak were all amazing.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Capische, Owner at Capische, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
We really appreciate your great words. We are very happy to hear you and your husband had a nice evening with us. Looking forward to see you both again, soon.
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English first
San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Slow service, Terrible...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

My partner and I stay at the Fairmont every year for the holidays and love dining out in Wailea. I ate here last year and loved it. Very different this time, I dined recently and its gone way way down hill. The menu prices have increased and the portions are smaller...and the food was mediocre. Risotto too salty, and dry overcooked fish. Service was very slow as well. The middle aged waiter with a buzz-cut was very inexperienced, he must have been new. I won't come back, and you shouldn't either.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Capische, Manager at Capische, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Mahalo for returning to Capische during your recent stay on Maui. We have in fact made adjustments to our menu to better reflect a more Italian character and format. We offer smaller portions so you can enjoy more courses. Certainly sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the menu items you selected. Our goal is for every guest to love their experience at Capische and we hope to get an opportunity to win you back in the near future.
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New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Top ten meals of all time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

My husband and three teenagers are all foodies. Overall, we were not impressed with the meals in Maui, with the exception of dinner at Capische. This restaurant really understands food and flavors and how to bring them together. Every dish ordered was superb. The best mushroom risotto I have ever eaten. All the fish entrees were remarkable both in their freshness and in their preparation. Kudos to the chef who designed this menu. The wait staff was attentive without being annoying. We especially loved that they reminded us of each item on the plate when serving it. Yes the prices are expensive, but everything on Maui was expensive. At least at Capishce you walked away feeling as though you were treated to something extremely special. It truly is the hidden gem of Maui.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Capische, Owner at Capische, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Thank you so much for the kind words. We greatly appreciate your business as well as the feedback. We will be posting your comments for our staff to view. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon.
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

My boyfriend and I went there for our anniversary. We wanted to treat our self with a nice dinner. The place was very nice, quiet and intimate. In the menu it call our attention the three courses diner. It was for $75, I didn't want to eat that much, but they don't serve it to only one person, have to be pick by both of us. So we both got the 3 course meal. His salad was ok, I got the lobster salad with a micro piece of lobster. Risotto was ok, nothing special, he liked the carpaccio, portions were fair, but then we got the main course, boom! A huge piece of lamb, tasty, and for him the ribeye, like 15 oz!!! It was way too much. We ate like half of it and that's all. No space for dessert. Then we got the check, surprise! The charge us extra $50 for the steak, and extra $20 for other two items from the menu, I think was the salad and the lamb, and that was nasty. The menu doesn't said anything about it and the waitress didn't inform us either. Dinner ends up in $240 plus tip. I only has a glass of wine, he got a beer. We enjoy dinner and the company of each other, but food is not that special for the price. At least not for young couples.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Capische, Manager at Capische, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Many thanks for sharing the likes and dislikes of your recent experience at Capische. We take constructive feedback seriously. Also, we regret the confusion concerning the billing for you dinner. We have reviewed our menu language and service procedures to assure that up-charges are clearly communicated for fixed price menu options. May we suggest on a future visit you consider trying our lounge during happy hour? We offer a special food and drink menu but you still get the same great ambiance and vista.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Best dinner and not just in Maui...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

My husband and I have been dining at this restaurant since our honeymoon almost 10 years ago and it has NEVER let us down. Consistently one of the best meals we have ever had - anywhere. After having eaten in the best restaurants in NYC, Vegas, Chicago, Paris, London, Berlin, and many other cities: Capische is our favorite restaurant in the world.

There are people who have reviewed this restaurant who feel the portions are too small and the prices are too high - but I will say if you go to ANY high end restaurant you will pay similar prices if not more.

We were in Maui this past November for 10 nights - we ate at Capische 7 of 10 nights. The staff is attentive, polite, and knowledgeable. From GM Elizabeth, Doug at the bar, to Kyle, Mitch, Clifford, and April as servers - amazing. Always a pleasure.

We will be back as often as possible.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Capische, Owner at Capische, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Thank you so much! We really appreciate your business over the years and spending such special occasions with us. We will be posting your comments for our staff to view. Thank you again and see you next time!
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