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“Best Romantic Dinner”

The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea
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Ranked #11 of 51 Restaurants in Wailea
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $200
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
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 (formerly known as Capische?) 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.
Appleton, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Romantic Dinner”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was by far the best romantic dinner We've ever had. I made reservations and requested a nice spot since it was our wedding night for just the two of us. They gave us the best spot in the garden. We were told celebrities ate there. The Grilled Caesar salad is amazing and we each had the hanging beef. It couldn't have been done better. When we go back to Maui this is our number one restaurant that we will go back too. The service was outstanding. It is very expensive, but well worth it.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Mylu0311
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Capische, Manager at The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Aloha Mylu0311, We are thrilled to see you had the best romantic dinner ever here at Capische?! We are so happy to see you enjoyed your Caesar salad and hanging tender of beef! We can't wait to have you back when you visit Maui again - don't stay away too long!
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Houston, TX
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Make SURE you know when sunset is when you go”
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 review, 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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Comfort, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“UNFORGETTABLE!”
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.

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank jana62
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Capische, Manager at The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea, responded to this review, 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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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Romance!”
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.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Stephanie S
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Capische, Manager at The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea, responded to this review, 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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Auburn, California
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Romantic, Romantic, Romantic”
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.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank AussieOwl
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Capische, Manager at The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea, responded to this review, 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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