Japengo - Maui
Can't get any better!We celebrated my husbands 46th Birthday. They sat us outside, it was a little windy but the view was gorgeous amd my kids loved it. Our waiter rocked, I think his name was Joey. He brought our 6ur old daughter a towel just in case she got cold. He new the menu and every small detail. Our filet & prawns were awesome!! Hamachi Kaka is a winner for a starter. I would highly recommend this restaurant and will be back, but please put creme brulee back on the menu!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were lucky enough to sitWe were lucky enough to sit outside at the very edge of the restaurant. The weather and sunset were dreamy. Kathleen took great care of us and was very attentive. She was professional and thurough. We left filled with the best sushi any of us had ever had. What a great restaurant setting and menu. We also had a very helpful busser who's name I didn't catch, but definately deserves praise. We will be back!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceWe were pleasantly surprised by our service from Joey, especially after feeling not-so important when we checked in with the host, Jimmy. Sushi was amazing and the rolls were much larger than the other sushi restaurants on the island. I had the pork chop and hash; delicious! My friend couldn't stop talking about the forbidden rice with her mahi. Great food and service, once you get past the front door.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMgot the sushi and duck potstickers.got the sushi and duck potstickers...everything was very good4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMVery interesting blend ofVery interesting blend of favors with each selection.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a fabulous birthdayWe had a fabulous birthday celebration - A quiet table per my request with a spectacular ocean view and sunset. This wasn't our first time and still the sushi exceeds our expectations. Bobby and Gerry took exceptional care of us!!! We all savored Bobby's recommendation for the Tootsie Roll along with my favorite Tempura shrimp roll. This was a first time for our friends and they are going back for a special romantic dinner. This is one of our most favorite dinner spots and we always look forward to the ambiance, the attentive and helpful staff and the delicious food.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant on maui!!!Best sushi and food ever!! We ate here 4 out of 5 nights of our stay. Cant get enough of japengo!!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing sushiGet a few of their specialty rolls. They are delicious and creative!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSurprised my girlfriend withSurprised my girlfriend with a romantic night out and hit it out of the park! What a wonderful place. We will return soon, no doubt.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe calamari appetizer I ateThe calamari appetizer I ate as well as the China Town Chow Fun and the Japengo Fried Rice were all excellent as was the service. A terrific feature of the restaurant is half servings at half price for many of the restaurants offerings, allowing diners to try many more dishes.
The location of Japengo as well as the ocean view of Lanai and Molokai cannot be beaten, particularly during certain months when the sun sets into the ocean between the two islands.
While a bit expensive, this is a special event establishment that tourists and locals should experience whenever possible.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMJanengo-a serindipitious findWe were recently down for 10 days in Maui 4 vacation. Turned out James Taylor was playing Maui. We stayed at the Westin but when we tried to add an extra night to our stay-they were sold out--lucky 4 us. We stayed at the Hyatt. Serendipitous as we found Japengo.
Its is a remarkable spot. Everything from its menu to servers and location are superb-quite wonderful. Their cuisine is "Pacific Rim." Lots of fish but excellent meat-veggie too. Oriental influence-but a little bit of everything. Their preparations are the finest around--truly innovative.. We came back for dinner a second time. Unprecedented for us as Maui-goers of long standing. Japengo is our new fav on Maui--
Give them a try--they will not disappoint4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMJapengo is a good restaurant,Japengo is a good restaurant, but did not meet the needs of our sushi fix. We got a great table, and the service was very good. The drink menu was extensive, and we thoroughly explored it. We went with the chef's choice sashimi to start and very much enjoyed it. Unfortunately, the same could not be said for the rolls.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI used to think hotel restaurantsI used to think hotel restaurants were not usually very good. Well,after dining at Japengo at the Maui Ka'anapali Beach Hyatt Hotel, I have revised my opinion. This has to be the best view, best food and greatest service I can remember at any hotel in the world. The Asian fusion cuisine is delicious and interesting,and the offering of half size plates enables us to select several dishes to share at half price. Since the offerings are generally quite expensive, the half size at half price is most appreciated.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing amazing sushi withAmazing amazing sushi with a beautiful view of the water and sunset. Most of all, the service was absolutely fantastic. Sheri was our server and was just the absolute best. Best service, best ambiance, and incredible food!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service, staff wasExcellent service, staff was very friendly and professional. The restaurant had a lovely view of the beach especially during sunset.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing ambiance with greatAmazing ambiance with great views, live music, helpful staff. The food was very good, and with the half portions or large regular portions, great value, especially for the resort area. I would highly recommend it for dinner.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAn excellent location at theAn excellent location at the Maui Hyatt
Book with Open Table - then no waiting in line
Good menu - large portions - I had as suggested two half bowls to try two different dishes and was floored and could not finish more than one bowl.....
Great & tasty Mahi Mahi was enjoyed by my wife.
Not to be missed3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful view!My husband and I got a rare night away from the kids during our recent Hawaii vacation. And, the night was extra special as we were celebrating my birthday that had fallen earlier in the week. When we arrived, my husband told the host that we were celebrating my birthday, and as such, "Jimmie" arranged for a lovely table on the point. Then, our waiter, Joey, was superb. Fantastic service all around. I didn't care for my menu selections though... yet I think it was my own taste and not a situation of poorly prepared entrees.
We highly recommend this restaurant!!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is excellent.Sushi isFood is excellent.Sushi is best on island. Chris behind the bar, Jimmy the host and the rest of the team make this our favorite Maui place to go. It just keeps getting better.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSushi was amazing. ServiceSushi was amazing. Service with Ryan in the sushi lounge was professional and friendly. Brian was the sushi chef in front of us and he was friendly and helpful. Great location/setting. Thank you Japengo!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love this place. We alwaysWe love this place. We always sit at the sushi bar and have a great time reacting with the sushi chefs. Great food great service. Very friendly and fun. Exellent drinks and a great choice of sake.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe reason I have only 2 starsThe reason I have only 2 stars for overall was because they lost my reservation and were not very accommodating. We finally sat in the lounge area because the hostess looked lost and didn't know what to do after standing there for 15 minutes. I made this reservation well in advance and they were not even busy. We were also staying in this hotel so I felt we should have been treated better. I work in food service so to not be offered any free drinks or apps is a big "no no"!!! Such a shame, beautiful location for dinner and ruined!!! We had a great server though!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely dinner outside withLovely dinner outside with great service but kitchen is a bit slow. The setting is spectacular!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty end to our vacation stayMy husband and I picked Japengo for our last night dinner while vacationing in Hawaii. The atmosphere, staff and dining experience were exceptional!3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great experienceAlways a great experience here at Japengo! Service and food is amazing!2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWow, great sushi, great padWow, great sushi, great pad thai, great seaweed salad. Prices are a bit steep but location is breathtaking, fine service, high quality ingredients. Well worth the price.12/12/2012 12:00:00 AMThe sushi is delicious, asThe sushi is delicious, as well as the singapore spicy crab. I think the house salad I had was the freshest salad I've ever eaten; it tasted as if someone had just stepped out to their garden and picked the veggies 5 minutes before it was served. the emphasis is on quality and the pace is not rushed; the view and ambiance if you dine outside is glorious.11/18/2012 12:00:00 AM