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“Beautifully-sited cafe with good food/service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Molokini Bar & Grille

Molokini Bar & Grille
5400 Makena Alanui, Makena Beach & Golf Resort, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-8435
+1 808-875-5888
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Ranked #14 of 41 restaurants in Wailea
Price range: $5 - $40
Cuisines: American, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Asian fusion
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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 Executive Chef Marc McDowell and 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 its array of weekend buffets and brunches.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Beautifully-sited cafe with good food/service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Honestly, this isn't worth too much of a drive...it's pretty much the end of the line in Wailea-Makena...but if you're nearby it offers: good, almost foodie-quality, "clubhouse" food, great service, and a wonderful view. N.B., we were there when both golf courses were closed for renovation. Excellent leisurely lunch outing on the day they closed the beach because of a shark attack.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Carlsbad, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Xlnt Lunch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We stayed at the Makena Beach Resort and came up here for lunch. Very nice lunch and view, too bad the gold course was closed (major renovations), but a nice cafe.

  • Visited July 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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“Banfi Vintners Wine Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We did the five course wine dinner and it was excellent. The food and wine were fabulous and the dinner flowed very well. We would recommend one the Molokini Bar & Grille wine dinners.

Note: We also had dinner one other time in the Molokini Bar & Grille and the food was very good and service at the table was great. The hostess staff does need a little work on friendliness and promptness.

Visited February 2013
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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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“Excellent place for a celebration”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Father's Day happened to fall within our vacation time so I booked the brunch at this hotel restaurant. What a great decision. Everyone was very pleased. The staff was very friendly and were able to seat us even though I made the mistake of coming about an hour early.
The entrees were all cooked very well. This ranged from the steak tenderloin to the baked mahi mahi. The ahi poke on the salad bar was delicious. This is an excellent value for your money especially from a resort restaurant. It was $40.00 each for the brunch buffet. My sister ate that amount just on the foie gras with mango marmalade that she consumed. They had the typical breakfast foods but also delicious dinner type entrees on the buffet. The host came around and asked us about our meals and explained that 95% of the food was organically grown on the island. That was evident by the freshness of the produce.
The restaurant is about an hour away from our condo on Kaanapali but worth the drive. Our only regret is that we only typically spend one "sunday" on the island otherwise we'd come here more than once. Definitely a must try if you're in the Wailea resort area.

  • Visited June 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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“We only had drinks, but...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The staff was friendly, and the atmosphere makes conversation easy and fun with other bar guests.

We didn't have food, but the stone oven nearby was giving off lovely pizza smells ;o)

Visited June 2013
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