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“Exquisite sushi and fresh fish. Gorgeous views.”
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Ranked #21 of 262 Restaurants in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Los Angeles, California
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Exquisite sushi and fresh fish. Gorgeous views.”
Reviewed February 8, 2014

We had a fantastic time at Japengo. We had a wonderful table overlooking the Pacific Ocean and swaying Coconut Palm trees. Our server was great and every single item we ordered was absolutely delicious. We have since returned to Japengo many times. We are planning our 15th trip to Maui in April and I am so looking forward to eating here again!

  • Visited April 2013
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Key West, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful Sunset!”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

We stumbled upon this restaurant several years ago when looking for sushi in the Lahaina area and have returned here every year on our visit to Maui. The food is delicious and it has one of the most beautiful sunset views on the island.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Jean34345
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Spruce Grove, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Food, Awesome Service, Recommend it to Anyone”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

My Wife and I have been to Maui annually for the past 4 years and are at the Hyatt for 5-6 nights each time. We have usually hit Japengo twice per trip as we like it so much and this year was no exception. The sushi is amazing, and the other dishes that I have tried are all just as good. Service has always been exemplary, and the views the restaurant enjoys are breathtaking. I would recommend that anyone go here for a meal.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Vanclan4
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Santa Cruz, California
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Unreal, amazing, PERFECTION”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

First, thank you to Jimmy (the host), and Bobby (the amazing server) for two of the best meals we have ever had at a restaurant. This place has unreal views, on a rock with fountains and tiki torches. Overlooks the sunset (we did this both times). GREAT food- we have had several things, (sushi, salads, fish, stir drys). The prie fix is a great value. I loved how easy going and not trying to be something they are not. What sets the place apart- is everything is good. The food is good. Views are perfect. Facility is amazing. Drinks are great. The employees are soooooo cool. We had friends arrive late to dinner, and had already made a 4 person reservation. They were not there to meet us in time to eat, but were able to come at the tail end. We had already taken a table for two, and without hesitation, Bobby grabbed us two extra chairs so we could be together and enjoy our time. Most places would never dream of doing something like this. Both times on this trip we were amazed at it all. You will be amazed, and there is now two must dos on every trip we take to Maui (the other is Kimos at sunset with Hula Pie).

  • Visited January 2014
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Larkspur, California
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Terrific hotel restaurant - not over the top, not pretentious”
Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

In the Hyatt... One of their prominent restaurants. The sushi was fresh and wonderful. Salads were fresh and featured local greens and garnishes. All very good. A bit pricey for what it was but well done for a resort hotel.

Visited January 2014
Thank nyc2cal
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