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“Make SURE you know when sunset is when you go”

The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea
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Ranked #8 of 51 Restaurants in Wailea
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $200
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Kalai Waa
Description: Hawaii's first and only Relais & Chateaux restaurant, The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea offers a European-inspired elegance infused with creative island-to-table cuisine. Menus are created around what is readily available from Maui’s own farms and fisherman ensuring that each dish is prepared using only the finest local, seasonal and artisanal products; including those grown in the restaurant’s own garden and farming operation. From its perch on the hillside above South Maui's Wailea resort area, the restaurant offers sweeping panoramic ocean views from the upper lanai and intimate dining under the stars in the garden.
Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We are in Maui for our 5th wedding anniversary and choose to spend our anniversary dinner here after reading all the reviews about it being romantic and the good food. I made the reservation for 8pm thinking that would be the perfect time - that we'd catch the sunset during our meal. I didn't count on the sunset in Maui to be so early.... It starts around 7:30, so we totally missed it!!! We had a great table... In the dark!!

The food and service was ok. I don't think it was as over the top as others have raves about - I enjoy a leisurely paced fine dining experience, but with only about 6 other tables eating at the same time as we were, it took quite a while for us to get subsequent courses. We were just totally bummed we missed the one thing we truly went for - go early!!

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Capische, Manager at The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2014

Hi TexasTravelerLover, Happy fifth anniversary! Thank you for choosing to spend your special night with us. We're sorry you missed the sunset here. We hope you'll consider trying us again the next time you're on the island and can experience the special view during sunset.

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Reviewed July 6, 2014

Capische has a beautiful facility but our dining experience was awful. The food came out in bits and pieces. No one was served at the same over a two hour plus period. The wait staff was pleasant but the chef and his staff were understaffed. The food is expensive. Seemingly great care is given to preparation, but there was such an inconsistency in preparation to presentation that much of the enjoyment of the meal was lost. The best food loses it's flavor under such circumstances. The manager was neither helpful or pleasant. We will not return.

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2  Thank jana62
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Capische, Manager at The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2014

Aloha from Capische. We appreciate your review. Constructive feedback is very valuable to us as it helps us improve our services and, as a direct result, our customers’ experience. We regret that you and your party did not enjoy yourselves. Please accept our sincere apologies. We hope you will reconsider visiting us again in the future – we’d love to have you.

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Reviewed July 4, 2014

One of my favorite date spots on the island. Super romantic, great location, delicious food. Worth every penny for a special occasion.

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1  Thank Stephanie S
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Capische, Manager at The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2014

Aloha Stephanie! Thank you for your recommendations! We are very happy to hear we are one of your favorite date spots on the island - we appreciate that! We hope you spend another special occasion with us again soon!

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Reviewed June 30, 2014

I highly, highly recommend Capische for a Romantic dinner. It will be expensive, but worth every penny! This was our second visit. The last time we were here, we celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. This time, we were celebrating our son's wedding! We requested a table in the garden. The sunset view is not quite as good in the garden, but the plantings provide for romantic seclusion. The wine list is pretty spectacular, also, which my husband really enjoyed. This is definitely the restaurant we will think of when we want a romantic dinner in Maui.

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1  Thank AussieOwl
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Capische, Manager at The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2014

Aloha AussieOwl, Mahalo for your review and for coming back to visit us. We are happy you enjoyed your garden surrounding and your husband really enjoyed the wine list! We hope you will join us when you visit Maui again!

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Reviewed June 29, 2014

My husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary at Capische and was not disappointed!

We were immediately greeted by the hostess with a "Congratulations"! Our table was secluded and very beautiful. We wanted the 'Vegas' table, but that table was already reserved. However, there are a few more 'very nice tables' around the Vegas table that are very romantic. We enjoyed one of them!

The food was absolutely amazing and we were not disappointed at all. Our wait staff was above awesome and very attentive the entire time. I am so sorry that I cannot remember our waitress' name because she was great.

What was really nice was the follow up phone call we received the following day, thanking us for dining with them!

If you are celebrating a special occasion or looking for a nice place to dine with exceptional food, wine and service, this is the place to go! Highly recommend reservations and if you want that special table, make reservations early and ask for the Vegas Table! If that table is not available, they will help you select the perfect table.

The restaurant is beautiful with amazing views, but it is outside! The food is awesome and top notch with a great wine list, so it is pricey. But, this restaurant is worth it all!

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Capische, Manager at The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2014

Hi Diane, Many thanks for coming here and celebrating your 10th anniversary with us! We are so happy you enjoyed your special experience here and truly appreciate your recommendations, Here's to many more happy years and anniversaries for you and your husband!

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