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Molokini Bar & Grille

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5400 Makena Alanui, Makena Beach & Golf Resort, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-8435
+1 808-875-5888
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 09:30 - 12:00
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Kelowna, Canada
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

We went to the Sunday brunch on January 19,2014. It was wonderful! The champagne flowed, the food was amazing and so fresh and fun.Service was 5 star! Not the run of the mill brunch.Had anything and everything for even the pickiest eater. (2 vegetarians/1 meat eater) The atmosphere and the view was gorgeous! Would highly recommend The Sunday Brunch to... More 

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Fresno, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

We had dinner here one night and it was fabulous. Food was pretty and tasted good. My hubby had the special Tasting menu which he loved and I got a few bites. He was able to sample more dishes this way. I had the fish and it was wonderful!

Thank Sushu66
Maple Ridge, Canada
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929 reviews
435 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 447 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

Attended the New Years Eve party; the cost was $85/reason so hesitated taking gluten free daughter. The facility was very comfortable and the food was excellent. There were three stations: Italian, French, and Asian. Staff that we were in contact with we found helpful and accommodating. Daughter found enough to eat and enjoyed her own sushi being made for her.... More 

Thank Kevin D
Maui, Hawaii
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013 via mobile

We went to a special wine pairing dinner that they have every month, this time featuring the Pinot noir and Chardonnay of Costa de Oro from Santa Barbara. Superb food and wine! A bit pricey but totally worth it. Heard about the dinner on the radio and mauinow.com.

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

The food is excellent for the quality and service you would get at any fine dining restaurant. If you get an opportunity to try one of their special buffets at the Makena’s Molokini Bar & Grille, we highly recommend it. We had the Friday night Seafood Buffet and their Sunday morning brunch, large selection and it was all very good.... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

My wife and I returned after a 9 month hiatus to the Saturday Night Buffet which had improved since our last visit. We had considered it excellent in the past but it now warrants a trip advisor review. I started with the ahi sashimi which was as high end and superb as any I have tasted in a restaurant. It... More 

Thank Rick P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

We stayed at the Makena Beach & Golf resort & were blown away by the attention & beauty. Unfortunately the food was simply not very good. We tried the buffet and for $114 for 2....OUCH! It was what we find at an average Chinese buffet. All food items were okay, but for the price, simply not a very good value.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

My boyfriend and I had been staying at the Makena Resort for 9 days until discovering this restaurant right in our hotel. It was our last night and did not want to go far so we ate here. The service was good, the food was good, but it isn't someplace I would go our of my way for. The mac... More 

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Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

My husband and I went here while staying in Kihei. We made reservations two days in advance expecting the place to be busy when we arrived. When we got there for a 6:30 reservation, the place was empty, which had us a bit worried about the quality of the food or service. Turned out both were great. The food was... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

Went for lobster special dinner. Hostess was indifferent verging on rude (in an empty restaurant not a good start). Waiter sweet but not always on the ball. The kids chicken meal was horrid, fish meal pretty good. Our ceasar salads cafeteria quality, the lobster (not real lobster in my book, but I am biased) was actually pretty good though the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$40
American, Sushi, Fusion, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 12:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5400 Makena Alanui, Makena Beach & Golf Resort, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-8435
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Wailea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-875-5888
The Molokini Bar & Grille, located at Makena Beach & Golf Resort, is a premier dining experience offering inspired island cuisine at an unmatched value. Under the direction of Chef De Cuisine Kurt Lemeries, the menu takes a non-traditional approach to American comfort food, infusing fresh local ingredients, combining elements of Hawaii regional cuisine and presenting new taste profiles that will both surprise and satisfy. Selections include its popular Cilantro and Macadamia Nut Crusted MahiMahi or the famed Crispy Molokai Potato Wrapped Lobster Salad. Featuring nightly live entertainment, take advantage of the restaurant's happy hour specials, nightly special menus, like Lobster Fest on Tuesdays and Thursday, or famed Sunday Brunch.

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