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Favorite restaurant to cook your catch?

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Favorite restaurant to cook your catch?

With plans for bottom fishing on our trip we anticipate coming away with some of our personal fresh-caught fish. While I suspect most restaurants will accommodate when asked, are there any favorite restaurants for cooking up your catch for you? We are staying in a hotel suite rather than a condo, so unfortunately we can't cook ourselves. Staying in Wailea. Thanks!

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1. Re: Favorite restaurant to cook your catch?

Never heard of a Maui restaurant (not saying they don't exist) cooking your catch. Not like the Florida Keys.

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2. Re: Favorite restaurant to cook your catch?

I'm interested in what you find out. My gut-feeling is the restaurants would want to avoid any liability issues. And they may not have the time.

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Hm, interesting. So many of the reviews for fishing I read had a line about “had the restaurant cook the fish that we caught that night and it was amazing!” but none are active threads and with the exception of one they don’t state which restaurant. The one that does is for Ko by the way if that’s helpful to anyone. The last time we did this we were indeed in key west so perhaps it’s just not common in Hawaii and not meant to be.

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4. Re: Favorite restaurant to cook your catch?

Hang in there, Christine ... you'll hear from other posters, too.

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5. Re: Favorite restaurant to cook your catch?

We’ve got 2 weeks, I’m not worried just yet. And at the end of the day, it’s Maui, if I have to figure out how to freeze my catch to bring home instead of cook it fresh this is far from a travesty

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6. Re: Favorite restaurant to cook your catch?

Are you aware that in Hawaii, all fish caught belong to the boat? Most captains will give you some fillets, but if you want to keep all the fish, you’ll need to make those arrangements first.

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7. Re: Favorite restaurant to cook your catch?

Very few options here. Especially as a tourist, sorry. Restaurants don't want the liability.

Check high end ones. They may agree.

Most bottom fishing trips give people some of the catch on Maui.

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8. Re: Favorite restaurant to cook your catch?

I believe I've seen that CJ's deli does this. Atleast they used to.

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9. Re: Favorite restaurant to cook your catch?

Thanks all. And yes 3chi, we have already confirmed that we will be given at least a few filets, if not the entire catch for our bottom trip. Obviously wouldn’t be the case automatically for deep sea.

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10. Re: Favorite restaurant to cook your catch?

Good deal, hope you have a successful trip!

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