Four new restaurants have opened in the past two weeks. One is another Café O`Lei in the Rainbow Mall in Kihei. Café O`lei has always been a good value, but they seem to keep moving into bad locations. This particular one is supposed to be cursed for restaurants and no restaurant has been able stay open here for more than a few months. I’m not sure if they had the place blessed or not, but we’ll see what happens.
In Ma`alaea, in the location that was the Ma`alaea Grill (owned by Café O`Lei) is Ted & Adam’s The Place. Adam Condon, former exec chef at Spago and Spago’s bar manager and a top crew stolen from Spago and Roy’s Kihei. Going there tonight. I’ll let you know.
Lahaina, where the old Planet Hollywood was, the Lahaina Store, with Maui’s only rooftop dining and a huge oyster bar with “oyster from around the world.” Sounds like a next week thing.
And, in Honokowai, WM. “Metropolitan” dining, kitchen is open late Th-F-Sa to midnight and live entertainment 7 days. It looks very nice, but when we were there they had not opened yet, so, again, no real review.
Mikey O’Dwyer of Mulligan’s fame is opening a pizza joint in Wailea, but I don’t when. It was supposed to be opened weeks ago. I’ll let you all know when it happens.