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Ranked #19 of 264 Restaurants in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Sushi, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Kaanapali Parkway
Transit: Take the Maui Public Bus to Whaler's Village and then a short walk along the boardwalk, to the Hyatt Regency Maui.
Description: Japengo is sophisticated dining destination on Maui, featuring world-class steaks, seafood, and sushi. Japengo blends fresh locally-grown ingredients with the exotic flavors of the Pacific Rim. Enjoy indoor and outdoor patio seating, a chic sushi lounge, and an indoor/outdoor lounge area. Happy hour daily and live entertainment every night. Free parking is available.Japengo has earned numerous awards including the 2013 Gold 'Aipono Award for Best Pacific Rim Restaurant on Maui, and 2013 Silver 'Aipono Awards for Best Seafood and Best Asian Restaurant on Maui.Every 2nd and 4th Saturday, Chef Jay shares his secrets in Japengo's Saturday Sushi School, an hands-on culinary class in the Sushi Lounge.
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2013

We booked a table in advanced n asked for a table on the point (thx to TA for the tip) and I did not expect getting the best table. I felt so special :) The view was amazing. We were there at 6pm perfect time to watch the sunset. Really love the atmosphere here.
We decided to take advantage of the half portions so we could try a bit of everything. Our waitress was very helpful and assured us that half portions were actually quite big and she was right. We ordered 2 appetizers and 3 entrees (all half sizes) and we still had leftovers.
Our fav dishes were the fried rice and singaporean crab.
Lastly the service here was the best we've experienced on the island. Our waitress was so friendly and nice (not fake like i feel others can be). She even offered to take pics of us. Just little things like that made our night.
I love how the chefs (i think they r) come out and serve the food and explain each dish. When we asked to take away our leftovers, he took it away n came out with it in a bag and said he added cutlery, soy sauce and napkins.
As you can tell from my long review I loved it here.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Jaydeeh123
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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food!!”
Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

Food was amazing, very different menu from the Honolulu hyatt's japengo. Food was excellent. Sushi was fresh! Just don't expect a cheap dinner!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank LauraRN214
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Seattle, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great sushi”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

We had dinner there one evening and had a great time. We sat overlooking the ocean and watching the sunset. The food and service was good. Our server was very friendly and assisted the kids with their order. With the wine he kept bringing out tasting pours for us to try

Visited April 2013
Thank Problemchild2
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San Francisco, California
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing Service, Amazing Food”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

We had the most amazing dinner at Japengo with an incredible assortment of sushi (Uni, Amaebi, Hotate). The Tootsie Roll was AMAZING and our favoriate roll. We finished our meal with the Singaporean Chili Crab which was better than the Chili Crab I have had in Singapore.

BUT - what really made our dinner perfect was the incredible service. Sheri was our server and was so amazing, attentive, friendly, and fun! She really made our night; took pictures of my husband and I in front of the beautiful sunset; made great recommendations, and was just overall, really really great. Probably one of the best dining experiences we have had to date. Thank you SHERI!!!

Highly highly recommend eating here when the sun is setting so that you can enjoy the sunset along with the incredible food and service.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Janelle R
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Plover, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Visited Japengo's for the second time while visiting Maui! Was a little hesitant this year as we would be dining with our 20 month old daughter. We made reservations and just as we were about to be seated we told the host we were thinking of canceling because our daughter was a bit cranky and we didn't want to disrupt others! He insisted it would be fine! I am not a sushi lover but my fiancé is! He ordered the blackened ahi roll and loved it! I had the chicken entrée with Mac and cashew nuts! It was delish! Loved the fresh veggies it is served with along with the rice! Dinner was amazing along with the sunset! Great ocean and sunset views!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Aubielynn3
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