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Japengo - Maui
Japengo - Maui

Japengo - Maui Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.Maui.Hyatt.Com
  • Email: mitch.mcdonald@hyatt.com
  • Phone: (808) 667-4796
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Lounge 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Restaurant Chef Gevin Utrillo/Sushi Chef Jay Ledee
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We specialize in intimate private parties up to 50 people
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant directly.
  • Private Party Contact: Mitch McDonald (808) 667-4796
  • Entertainment: 7 nights per week from 6:30pm-8:30pm located in the bar/cocktail lounge

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kaanapali Parkway
  • Public Transit: Take the Maui Public Bus to Whaler's Village and then a short walk along the boardwalk, to the Hyatt Regency Maui.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary self-parking and validated valet parking is available at the hotel entrance
A word from Japengo - Maui
A sophisticated dining experience, Japengo draws on Hawaii’s freshest, locally grown products coupled with exotic ingredients from Pacific Rim countries. Located lobby level, guests can enjoy Japengo’s indoor and outdoor patio seating overlooking resorts waterfalls and famed Ka’anapali Beach, or watch as creative sushi is rolled to order in the chic Sushi Lounge.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "The wait for some simple dishes was so long that made all of us starving. The food was nothing special and not worth the price we paid for."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Japengo was delicious. I have eaten at other Japengo's, but this restaurant has a beautiful space. Beautiful view. Great food. yum!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Fab view. Fab food. One of our faves in Maui. Usually eat here twice in a week when we visit!! Joey is one of the best waiters there! Ask to sit at his table."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We've been to Maui over a dozen times.... Usually don't venture to too many hotel restaurants but wanted to try another sushi option on the Westside besides Sansei. Japengo was wonderful! Great bar.... Although more than one Maui tai and I think I would have been under the table! It's a cocktail with fortitude. :) Duck potstickers and the calamari were wonderful and interesting starts, we also had a Honolulu roll and a Tootsie roll. Honolulu was one of the best I've had ever....tootsie was delicious but it's huge! Lovely location and enjoyable evening. Definitely will put Japengo in my restaurant rotation!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We were seated next to the Sushi Bar, and the room had a great energy to it. Our server was very friendly and attentive, made great recommendations and was knowledgeable about the sake selection as well. The Cod appetizer was amazing, cooked perfectly and was buttery and deliciouis. The seafood pancake was also a great selection -- but the sushi was incredible. High quality ingredients with innovative preparations, the Blackened Ahi Roll is a must have. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Maui!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Our first time here, but won't be our last. We were absolutely blown away. From the hand rolls to the sushi to the chinese food specialties to the tuna to the short ribs everyone in our party was raving. The Portuguese donuts for desert were also a must have. Very nice spot with great water views. Our server Wayne was awesome."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed a very romantic 30th anniversary at our ocean front table at sunset. The service was impeccable, the wine, food and desert were delicious. We could have not asked for more."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Japengo defines flavor a little differently than most. We started the evening with a Korean Seafood Pankake. Lobster, prawns, calamari and kimchi was an explosion of flavor. Throw in the Manilla steamed clams and the Japengo Fried Rice and you have a dining experience you will remember. The only reason I did not give 5 stars was the service as it was a bit suspect at first. There were a few large tables and I believe our server was a bit overwhelmed."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Without a doubt some of the best sushi in Maui. Located at the Hyatt with a great ocean view. We tried a variety of food, all of it was wonderful. Even some in our party that thought they didn't like sushi found it tasty. Wait staff was good and knowledgeable of the menu and easily handled all questions. If you like sushi, you absolutely will not be disappointed. Make your reservation now."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We were seated at a table with a beautiful view, treated to a delicious dinner with well-mixed drinks. While this restaurant is not inexpensive, it is in one of the most beautiful locations in Maui, and the food does not disappoint, making this a value. We shared dishes and were happy with all. When you find your discussion is focusing on how good the rice was, you know the dinner was excellent."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "The service and food was great. The red wine by the glass was at room temperature, which is way to warm in Maui."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Though I've had better food elsewhere, and less expensive for it too, overall it was a lovely experience and would be back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Food and service were excellent. I am not a sushi/sashimi fan but my sons said it was the best they ever had. Very pricey though."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "I had mixed reviews from some local friends in maui, but decided to give it a try. everything about the experience was first rate. the setting is a 10...absolutely stunning sunset views. every dish we had was delicious, freshly prepared, and beautifully presented. they offer a 3 course menu, which is a great deal. we will be back"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We had dined at Japengo a few weeks earlier with mixed resuts, and an unhappy experience trying to get our car back from valet parking. But a second chance was in order, and Japango provided an extraordinary evening of fine dining in every way. The valet parking system still needs a little work, but it's small matter. Over the years we've felt that Kai Sushi at the Ritz was the best Japanese cuisine on the island, but Japengo may have gone them one better. We will continue to enjoy our dining with them as we are able, and highly recommend it to others. In other news, we hear that their wine list is due to be expanded very soon - good news indeed, and that they will bring vegetarian entrees up to their sushi standards. That's good news too."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The best part of dinner was the view! Make sure you go to see the sunset or at least while it's still somewhat light outside. We shared the duck meatballs which were fantastic and a sushi roll - also very yummy. Perfect amount of food for us for a light dinner in order to save room for dessert."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We had a variety of food from the rib eye to the sushi. Our waiter, Joey, was attentive, accommodating, and all around super! Gorgeous place to watch the sunset. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Another tourist trap. Sushi was poorly prepared and the rice would fall off immediately when you picked up a roll or piece. My menu had more old food on it than my plate. The music from the bar mixed with the noise from the pool didn't really set a glamorous mood either. I really expected more but when a mediocre hotel attempts "fine dining" I should have known. Don't waste your money."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Japengo was delicious. Appetizers were fantastic and sushi was fresh and creative. They did not rush you through your meal like Sansei does and actually makes you feel welcome. This is our new sushi destination."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We ate here after reading reviews on Open Table. We were seated well off from the dining area. I asked if we were being put at the naughty table . We had a view of a tree and the hotel where elsewhere the view was pool. Appetizers were pretty good. My husbands steak was ok but over cooked and sides were awful. My tuna was overlooked and cold with enough rice to feed a family of 4. They did take back my entre and did not charge for it which was nice. A very mediocre experience with a pricey menu. Plenty of other really good places to eat in Maui."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Japengo was an amazing place, where me and wife were sitted we could over look the beachfront and also see the lights of lahaina... Your server Wayne K knew his menu well abd was able to answer your question when asked real down to earth kind of guy.. Thanx Wayne... And the food selection huh huh sound so ono jus wanted to have it all, but settled for Crunchy and Tooties Sushi man both portion was Huge and deeeelish..... We will surely eat there again...."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This restaurant is elegant and sophisticated. It is perched above the ocean and affords beautiful sunset and ocean views. Our server was very friendly and informed and gave helpful information about menu options. I had the special mahi mahi. Delicious. We highly recommend the duck potstickers appetizer. They also have a great kids menu for being such a subdued and romantic restaurant. Check out the happy hour on the lovely patio 5:30-7:30 with live music."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This restaurant offers some of the best Sushi on Maui. The fish selection is fresh, and all Sushi selection items were very well done and professionally prepared. The service was very good, and the scenic view was absolutely breath-taking."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We overlooked the ocean while enjoying a beautiful and fantastic dining experience. I hight recommend it!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "One of the top two restaurants on Maui. Great seafood, wonderful sushi, and great staff."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We love Japengo. It has been consistently outstanding. Valentine's Day menu was special, Kona Lobster Tail or Rack of Lamb. We had one of each and were very happy; the food, the service and the view made for a special night. There everyday menu, with Sushi and rolls is also one of our favorites. We always make it a point to come a couple if times during our two week vacation. Thanks for a great meal."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Decided to have dinner with family there and took the only reservation they had left for 9:30. We really wanted something earlier because we had our 2 year old grandchild with us. They called us at about 8:15 and said they could seat us at 8:15. The gave us a great table. The food and service was wonderful. It was a very nice evening. I would definitely recommend friends go there."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "THREE OF US SAT AT THE SUSHI BAR AND BRIAN WAS OUR SUSHI CHEF AND JUNE WAS OUR WAITER. BOTH WERE EXCELLENT . NATALIE, THE MANAGER CAME BY TO GREET US, AS WELL AS TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING WAS GOING WELL. NOW TO THE SUSHI PART...... UNBELIEVABLE... WE LEFT THE ASSORTED SASHIMI PLATTER UP TO BRIAN AND THE VARIETY AND FRESHNESS OF THE SASHIMI IS SECOND TO NONE. WE ALSO HAD 2 ROLLS WHICH WERE ALSO EXCELLENT. EVERYTHING WAS JUST PERFECT. MAHALO JAPENGO"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Our server was a gem! We were celebrating our honeymoon and she made us feel so special. The attention we received was well appreciated!"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "The server knew exactly what was gluten free and the options were wonderful! I've been there two years in a row and will keep coming back. The view is wonderful."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Sushi was excellent! Large pieces of fish, rolls are large. Service was great.... Not a single negative remark , have already recommended this place to friends who appreciate sushi"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The sushi was very good with some unique nigiri from Hawaii. The portions were huge for sushi, the only problem came after the meal. Our waiter got busy and took forever to deliver our check and then again to pick it up. This put at least 20 minutes extra on our time there."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We have eaten here two or three times. This was the first time not in the bar area. The service was very good and the food was very good. We really enjoyed our evening here."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "very good sushi. quality fish, excellent rice, nice combination of nigiri and some creative rolls. Like everything in Maui, too expensive. However, the quality was also excellent, so I can stomach the price."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I found a hair in my unagi! I really wanted to like everything but I found the sushi to be too warm in general. I pushed through and continued to eat, but the hair in my sushi was just too much. Such a beautiful restaurant, too bad this misstep ruined my meal."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "We drove all the way across the island with great expectations as we are always looking for new places to try. We were seated in a very nice area with a great view. We ordered and waited. Finally food came out but it was only mine. None of my wife's food arrived. The waiter not once inquired how we were doing. Finally 65 minutes later her food arrived and that was AFTER I spoke with a manager. The food was average at best. The Vietnamese pancakes were thick and the dough in the center was not done. My wife's potatoes were cold. This place has possibilities given that it is a very nice place but frankly we have had better service at McDonalds and there too many other really great restaurants on Maui. Don't waste your time with Japengo."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the service outstanding. The view from the patio dining location is the best. There are several dining spots within the restaurant to meet anyone's food fetish!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We're seated at a table that had no lite. My spouse spilt his cocktail. Asked to be moved to a table with more lite. Soup came out cold. Grilled Mahi Mahi came out cooked well & hot although portion was small. Sushi was good but very expensive. Steamed clams were very spicy. We needed a flashlight to read the menu."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food items selected and the facilities. It was a bit dark where we were seated and had to decipher what was in our meal but our meal was tasty and delicious."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "We love going there ...whether it is a special occasion or just for the food .. it is a great restaurant with excellent asian food. If you can book ahead get the tables outside on the point which are absolutely my favourite place for a romantic evening."
    Dined on 1/10/2014