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Molokini Bar & Grille
Ranked #37 of 51 Restaurants in Wailea
Price range: US$5 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Hawaiian
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 18 June 2014

I'm not going to waste much more time on this place. We were a party of 9 celebrating a wedding. I ordered a bottle of champagne and 2 glasses of non-alcoholic juice for the kids to partake in the toast. I was told they don't have any non-alcoholic juice and the waitor was off. When he finally showerd back up we asked for two Shirly Temples in champagne flutes. They brought those and I was left wondering why the waitor didn't make any attempt to help me find something that would work. Then, I ordered a bottle of wine to go with our meals. Quite a while later he told me they didn't have that wine and he was off again. I would expect waitor to help me find a similar wine, but no, he was gone. When I got his attention again to order a different bottle of wine, he informed me that the bartender had found the origional. Very dissappointing.

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Thank BrianH0113
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MakenaResortMaui, Owner at Molokini Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2014

Aloha, we are so sorry to hear about your disappointing experience regarding one of our wait staff. Your comments are being reviewed by our restaurant's management team for further review and training of our staff. We are continually working on improving the guest dining experience, thus we thank you for taking the time to write a review to help us in this endeavor.

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

This restaurant had great quality food. I had a steak with lobster tail which was delicious and satisfying. My husband had a steak, which he enjoyed. There is a nice bar and lounge area with live music. Overall this place had a lovely classy, but relaxing atmosphere.

Thank angie_robyn
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

We made reservations and ate here for their beautiful Sunday Brunch, which was voted the best on the island, and we agree! Lots of seafood on the buffet, and the best cream cheese blueberry french toast we have ever had. The service was also excellent!

1  Thank DorisS50
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

We stayed at Makena Resort and although it is the only restaurant at the resort it is definitely worth going to. They have different specials every night and a nice happy hour. The staff and service here cannot be beat.

Thank Candace B
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Widest selection and best deal on Maui. Unbelievable quality and service with a smile in a beautiful setting. We were at the Brunch last sunday, here's just a sampling of what they had:

Fresh fruit
eggs benedict
French toast
lobster bisque
mahi mahi
mushroom truffle tortellini (home made)
stuffed chicken breast
homemade mashed potatoes
sautéed veggies
grilled veggies
crab legs and I think lobster - I'm not a big fish eater
poke bar
ommelette bar
scrambled eggs
a 10 foot section of table devoted to homemade pastries and desserts
carving section for porchetta
another carving section for prime rib
champagne or mimosas
ice carving that said MOM (it was Mother's Day)
3 different kinds of gourmet cheeses with homemade lavosh crackers
chocolate covered strawberries
I've covered about 75% of what they had... it was incredible.

One of the things we love most about Makena Beach Resort is the atmosphere. Everyone is friendly and seems to really love their job. They have smiles on their faces and it's not a 'stuffy' place.

They do a great job... will go there time and time again.

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1  Thank Steve J
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