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“An experience not to be missed”

Humuhumunukunukuapua'a
Ranked #15 of 51 Restaurants in Wailea
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed April 7, 2014

Three of us had an early dinner at Humuhumunukunukuapua’a the last night of our stay on Maui. What an experience! The restaurant is a delight for the eyes. It is modeled after a Polynesian thatch roof building and is surrounded by a million-gallon saltwater lagoon filled with tropical fish. As you enter the restaurant there are numerous interesting wood carved figures. The interior of this open-air multi-roomed building is rather dark with large posts holding up the high pointed ceilings.

We were seated at a table next to the water and were given fish food to feed the numerous fish swimming in the lagoon. What fun! Fish were jumping out of the water for the food! Our waiter was very attentive and entertaining. After the blowing of the conch and just before the lighting of the tiki torches, the conch blower came through the restaurant and stopped to have his picture taken with my husband’s 92 year old mother who was traveling with us.

All three of us ordered the Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi with Purple Sweet Potato Mashed and Sautéed Baby Bok Choy with a Red Wine Reduction. It was outstanding. Although menu prices, both food and drinks, were expensive, we were happy we had the opportunity to eat at Humuhumu.

As a side note, as guests staying at the Grand Wailea, we were given food and drink coupons which could be used at any of the on-site restaurants which helped defray some of the costs. But, even without the discount, we can recommend eating at this restaurant at least once.

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Thank Sally101
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

Excellent service and food ----- the steaks and the lobster were very, very good. A unique venue with lots of charm and an outstanding sunset view.

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Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Restaurant is quiet and nicely located on top of the hotel lake. Food is not great for the price and the piña colada was not home made... Too expensive for the quality... Lets say clients pay for the place not for the food

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Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Ate here twice while on Maui last week. Amazing food, wonderfully attentive service, and the atmosphere is perfect. Even good for kids...they have a large indoor fish tank, plus the restaurant sits on water full of carp that look like little sharks....kids love it! Price is average for this area...super expensive! Plan on $60 - $100 per person. Everything is ala carte.

Thank Nealfam
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

We knew the ambience was beautiful - ponds seeming to flow into the ocean, tiki torches, water all around. What completely blew us away was the service. We were two families - my sister's and mine, 8 in all. We were together in Hawaii after 16 years. The first time we were there we had a family photo taken of all 8 us wearing leis. My sister had been saying that she wanted another photo like that just to have a Then and Now photo. Of course, it was now our last evening together and there was still no photo! She mentioned this to one of the staff, Diane, and asked her if she could organize 8 leis for us. We were all embarrassed on her behalf for such an outlandish request. But Lo and Behold a little while later, Diane brought us 8 beautiful fresh leis! We were impressed and touched. And we had our photo. It's far and away the best service I've experienced. The food was fantastic. Our server worked with the Chef to put together an excellent vegetarian dish for the vegetarians in the party. The rest of the service was exemplar too.

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