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“Amazing that this is rated #1 in Maui.”
Review of Cafe on the Green - CLOSED

Cafe on the Green
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Owned and operated by the Makena Beach & Golf Resort and located above the Makena Tennis Club, the Cafe on the Green Restaurant is South Maui's hidden gem. Featuring fresh and tasty sandwiches, salads, burgers, Hawaiian local favorites and even a full scale bar, this restaurant provides breathtaking panoramic views of the Wailea and Makena area that compliments the restaurant’s great food and drinks. Open Daily for lunch and happy hour, experience live entertainment every evening from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM alongside great sunsets. Come join us where life is always greener at Cafe on the Green!
North America
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Amazing that this is rated #1 in Maui.”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

It's a pretty sad comment about the restaurants in Maui that this place is rated #1. Not that its a terrible restaurant or anything, but it's really more of a cafe or lounge. At least that's the ambience as I perceive it. Also it doesn't stay open very late either as a good restaurant ought to.
I'll admit the service was good, but a little too friendly. Good service to me is fast, efficient, and pleasant. The service at Duo at the Four Seasons is perfect. Those people were expertly trained.
Yes, the view is lovely. But it's a golf course on the water. And by 7 the view is gone!. Some landscape lighting would have helped greatly.
Yes the food is good, but again not fantastic. I hate to reiterate this over and over, but the food on Maui is average. Every experience was average not great.
So when I see that this cafe on the green was rated number 1 I'll admit the rating is accurate because as it's just an average restaurant it's sadly the best Maui has to offer.

  • Visited December 2012
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Vancouver
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Relaxing place with a great view...”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

We tried out Cafe on the Green in late October. We had to try it after reading all the great reviews. We arrived for the happy hour and grabbed some drinks and appies. We shared the "Dipstick" and "onion rings". Both were delicious and the drinks went down smooth. The view is amazing and the service was very, very good.

If your looking for a relaxing afternoon try this place out. You can't go wrong!

  • Visited October 2012
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Victoria, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Great food, great view, great atmosphere”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

I joined my husband for a drink after he played golf. We didn't sit outside but could have easily due to the many tables outside and in. I had a good look around; not a bad table anywhere here. We had the skewer sampler and a lettuce wrap appie. The food was amazingly fresh and tasty!! I looked at other meals going to other tables and it looked great too. Make a trip here for lunch, relax and look at the Makena views whether you golf or not. Would be nice if they opened for dinner!! Loved it

  • Visited December 2012
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wellington, fl
Level 6 Contributor
318 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Loved food & setting & the aloha!”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

This lunch with a killer view of a golf hole and the ocean was almost as relaxing as our supurb massages at the Makena Resort!

We shared sliders & a side of onion rings; but, I'd venture a guess that you can't go wrong with anything on the menu...these folks really care and it shows. Just look for the signage carefully because it could really be better...if DH hadn't played the course back in the 90's, we wouldn't have found it.

Do yourself a relaxing favor and go here!!

Visited November 2012
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Seattle, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Very good even on a cloudy evening”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

We will be back in search of that perfect sunset but for now the happy hour drinks and excellent appetizers have already left us with a very pleasant memory. I agree that the chicken yakitori, lettuce wraps, and the quesedillas are all winners. With a couple drinks, the appetizers were enough to provide us with the equivalent of a light dinner.

Bonus was the free shuttle from the Makena Beach & Golf Resort. The walk from the hotel would have been easy enough but it was very nice to have the option of worry free transportation.

  • Visited December 2012
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