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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