Migrant - Wailea Beach Marriott
Migrant - Wailea Beach Marriott

Migrant - Wailea Beach Marriott

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.migrantmaui.com/
  • Phone: 8088759394x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours are 7 days a week
    "BE HAPPY" Hour Daily from 4-6 PM - 50% discounts
    5 pm to 10 pm (lounge open to 11 PM)
    Kama 'Aina Discounts after 6 PM
    Free Valet Parking
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Filipino, Asian, Hawaiian
  • Executive Chef: Top Chef Finalist Chef Sheldon Simeon
  • Dress Code: Resort Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: We host weddings, birthday parties and celebrations with our sister restaurant Mala Wailea. Please come celebrate with us!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: At the Wailea Marriott
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free Valet Parking
    Validated when you drink or dine with us
A word from Migrant - Wailea Beach Marriott
Migrant in the Lounge, a restaurant created by Top Chef finalist
Chef Sheldon Simeon. Chef Sheldon, formerly of Star Noodle,
has created Migrant as an Asian tapas restaurant featuring Modern Local Cuisine located inside the Wailea Marriott. Migrant in the Lounge features fantastic ocean views from every seat. Serving Chef Sheldon's signature dish Ahi Avo alongside French Onion Ramen and Kumu Farms Organic Kale salad , Sheldon's food is healthy and delicious.
Featuring Japanese Sakes, beers from Maui and around the world, and fantastic cocktails. Visit Chef Sheldon's at Migrant, as Chef Sheldon says
"Come my house. Eat! " Migrantmaui.com
Migrant is co-owned by Shep Gordon and Chef Mark Ellman along with an elite group of investors including Alice Cooper,Clint Eastwood,Don Nelson,Dick and Lauren Shuler Donner and Jim Wiatt.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Migrant - Wailea Beach Marriott reviews from OpenTable diners
88 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (61)great for outdoor dining (57)fit for foodies (53)romantic (29)special occasion (28)good for groups (22)hot spot (20)vibrant bar scene (14)kid-friendly (13)neighborhood gem (10)notable wine list (7)late-night find (7)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Newcomer in Wailea - Wonderful!
    FrancescaC
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We live in Maui, and were excited to see this new restaurant open. We brought some Mainland friends. We ate on the deck, overlooking the sunset... the food and the service were terrific. We will definitely be back. This could become our "go to" place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NOT UP TO THE HYPE
    mkaipo
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The salads were better than the main course. We ordered the sweet pork which was dry and pretty much tasteless.
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  • Excellent Dining Experience
    Comeeat
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We always stay in Kaanapali with many dining choices in our area but wanted to try the menu particularly the Filipino dishes. It was well worth the drive. Every dish chosen by our party of 4 and shared family style was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun inventive food
    AlohaAnnieVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Love the unusual dishes made with fresh ingredients! Yum yum yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great choice on Wailea
    foodhappy
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Excellent food great service enjoyed the different flavors of the food
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed at migrant
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The view is great and it seems to be a happening place. They start everyone with a complimentary bowl of pork rinds (Pork rinds?) Kale salad tasty and the sliced beef bites were well cooked. Good seasoned char on outside, rare on inside. The noodle dish fell flat. Very plain with two shrimp. The wine list was heavily weighted towards overpriced as in most Maui places. The server duped us into ordering the special dessert which his last customer claimed it changed his life. It was two scoops of vanilla ice cream with a variety of fresh fruits. Good, but in no way life changing or even memorable. Overall there are good items on the menu. A person might need to go a few times to find the best or go with a group and sample many
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    hot spot, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    MauryVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Unique cocktails didn't really taste great. Hanger Steak was tough and served with a couple of red peppers too hot to put on a plate without warning someone, in my opinion.
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  • Overhyped
    love2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This place is not good....at all. We had high hopes and wanted to try the restaurant after reading about it on a Hawaiian airlines flight. We were seated 30 minutes after our reservation time, didn't get water or service until 10 more minutes had passed, the wait staff seemed confused, food came quickly and all together (even though we asked to separate the salad & appetizers from the entrees). Food was blah. There are much better restaurants on Maui. Skip this one.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great overall experience
    cyndithiel
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    From the moment we sat down it was great! We were greeted right away and our server sat down with us to go over the menu. He gave us his recommendations, as well as house favorites. We went with the special (mahi mahi stuffed with crab and Portuguese sausage) and the house favorite: pancit noodles. It was all soooo delicious. I must note the cocktails are pretty pricey.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Dining Options
    Lane
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I love street food and noodle houses and this has a great selection of varied dishes. We tried the Pancit noodles which were good but the flavor could have been kicked up a bit, just missing one spice or more of another already in the dish to complete it. The tuna we had was very good and a nice presentation but it too was just missing something slightly, nothing to overpower the beautiful pieces of fish, just to carry out the intent of the dish. I'm not comparing it to dishes I've had oversees as American palettes differ but it can still be distinct enough to carry out what the chef envisioned and think he should be bolder in his execution of what is simple food simply prepared and really good. Bold does not always have to mean spicy hot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was simply delicious
    lexiegirl
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Although the menu is very simple, everything on the menu is simply delicious. It's meant to be family style servings, so we had the hanger steak, pork cutlet, 'kfc' wings and chow fun noodles. We added rice and we were set. Everything was tasty and cooked perfectly. It was very hawaii homestyle comfort food, but raised to a top chef level. Loved every bite of it! The staff was also very friendly and helpful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great view, surprisingly affordable
    MauiMaggie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Chef Sheldon offers great, surprisingly affordable food in a beautiful venue! validated parking, great service. We came for a special occasion but will be back often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Meal I had in Maui!
    MALNYC
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food and service were excellent. Loved the poke, ahi belly, and spicy noodles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    EastBayResident
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We read about Migrant in Hawaiian Airlines magazine so we took my relatives there as a thank you gift. We sat outside as the sun was setting. Warm reception, friendly service, excellent food, moderate check at the end. The chef stopped at our table for a quick chat. My Filipina sister in law loved the food saying it was an interesting twist on the dishes she makes at home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sadly disapointed
    WaikapuVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    we were SO looking forward to dining at Migrant. we ordered up, super hungry and everything sounded interesting. sadly our waiter seemed nervous, and a bit stressed and hurried. he didn't explain anything, just took our orders and hurried off. we started with the oyster shooters, they were milky, guey, and the liquid almost curdled. The busier took them away. Never asked if we enjoyed them or not, there were 3 remaining. the rest of the food items were just ok. poke looked gorgeous but lacked flavor - it was super bland. the kale salad heavily dressed with an overly sweet dressing. what a shame because the ingredients looked great. the rest of what we'd ordered was too sweet for our liking.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chef Shelton hits Home Run
    MauisBestAsianFusion
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Best dining experience we had on Maui. GOURMET food by Top Chef! A must for any foodie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible. Period.
    SkiBumAZ
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Second trip to Migrant. The food is amazing, as is the ambiance. I'm from the mainland and made a day trip to Maui from HNL just to go to Migrant for dinner. The Hanger Steak is a must have, as are the appetizer peppers...they are to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TanakaMaui
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Love everything about this restaurant. The ambiance was fresh and modern. The views of the ocean and the West Maui mountains were beautiful. The food all sounded so, so delicious that it was really difficult to choose what we wanted. The Ahi Avo and the Korean Fried Chicken with peanut sauce were awesome. The service was excellent. Just when you think it could not get any better, they offer valet parking and it's FREE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New twists on Maui staples
    EnjoyFineFood
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    It's amazing that anyone can find new ways to prepare scallops or kale, but we had both at Migrant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kosisi
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Filipino food at it's best! The take on classic dishes but a twist is brilliant. Maybe add other classics such as kilawen and karekare. Great service!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great manager and staff along with exceptional food. Definitely worth a return visit.
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  • Small portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We were not crazy about this restaurant. The portions were very small, especially the 2 dishes that the men at our table ordered - a very spicy hanger steak and scallops. My twice cooked pork, tasted like it was cooked twice - very dry, with fried breading that fell off of the meat. Overall, not good and we would not go back. Luckily I ordered a small kale salad and the waitress suggested that we get a large salad for the table. Other that that, we had no sides with our entrees, and not a lot to choose from. And we were not told that we should order more sides anyway. On top of the the prices were very high for the entrees, even by Hawaii standards.
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  • migrant maui
    raymundo
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    food was awesome. environment was great even though weather was so humid. happy faces and great experiences all around. when it came to getting water to our table, ours was warm like it came from the fountain. i looked around and ALL the other tables were iced cold. SAY WHAT?!?! and this tall long haired gentlemen asked EVERY single table how was everything and accommodating all the tables but ours. why? because we were the ONLY local couple sitting outdoor? and we kind of got that snubby attitude just because they knew we were local and what not.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!
    Jiola09
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Amazing views! Amazing cocktails! Amazing food! Especially the Ramen noodles! We had the noodles with pork belly, shoulder, cabbage, and some black pepper garlic sauce...TO DIE FOR! We also ordered two fish entrees (probably our biggest mistake). They were good, not great. My husband's ahi pork belly dish was a little under seasoned, and mine, although I did enjoy it, tasted like a "baked dynamite sushi roll" in a huge bowl. It was A LOT of food. Next time, we would stick to the delicious noodles. But the views alone were worth every moment!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    GreatFoodandAmbiance
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This restaurant has two menus, one for the lounge and one for dinner. When you eat there for dinner you can order off both menus. I had the fried Brussels sprouts, the Pancit and the Chocolate cake for dessert. My friend had the steak and it was wonderfully tender! As usual for a Maui restaurant they didn't split up the check so we had to do that ourselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blissful Anniversary Celebration
    501bluz
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We had a wonderful time celebrating our 18th wedding anniversary at Migrant. The menu is very focused & celebrates the flavors of the Philippines, Hawaii & other Asian Countries. Items are served family style. But honestly there were some dishes that I wanted to keep for myself: KFC (Korean Fried Chicken) & Pancit Canton ( a take on a Filipino Noodle Dish). Both items were packed with sweet, spicy, tangy elements. The noodles are the best: texture is spot on. Just looking for Cocktails & PuPus? Go here!!! The Manila Smash (Melon Juice, Calamansi Lime and Tequila) is refreshing and gives you a jolt in the end. FOH are very friendly and knowledgeable of the food. BOH efficient & plating is fab. Chef Sheldon is brilliant!! Visit!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't miss Migrant!
    Penny
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Great staff, Great food, Great service! Relaxed atmosphere. Chef Sheldon Simeon puts out some wonderful flavors. The hanger steak is amazing! Always one of our favorite places to bring our bridal parties; as they are treated like royalty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Needs Improvement
    MauiMom
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We first had dinner at Migrant back in December 2013 when it first opened. Back then the food was great, but the service was quite lacking. I thought maybe that there were some quirks that needed to be fixed or that staff needed more training. This last visit was quite a disappointment as we saw no improvement. Waitress and busboys were nice, but the hosts at the podium need a lot of training. We didnt mind waiting for our table, we just felt ignored. I got the feeling that we were "second class" because we are asian and local. It's really too bad since we're fans of Sheldon. The food is great, but the disappointing service made for a very bad experience. We had an awesome time at Ko last month. Wished we had gone back instead of Migrant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No direction
    Dottimaui
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The server, though basically friendly, did very little to guide our party of five through the menu. It was the old" You guys ready to order yet?" No suggestions, no walking through the menu. No offer to sell another drink and/or wine. Actually had to beg for a glass of wine. "Does anyone want dessert?" No reason to. And PLEASE use coasters for the water and cocktail glasses creating rivers on the table. They offered cocktail napkins which quickly became a soggy mess. Food: High prices, generally tasty and well presented, smallish portions. Value proposition: Improve service and you will make more revenue and have more satisfied customers.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food tasted great but...
    Shell
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Servers need to explain dishes, the menu, the style of dining. Initial sampler of Chicharrón was not told what it was also did not know what the liquid in the bowl was. It was just placed in front of us. Was told that each person should order 3 to 4 dishes. There were 8 of us so 32 dishes would have been way too much! Ended up ordering 2 kale salad which were awesome and 2 noodle dishes to share as the appetizers. 3 Ahi Belly, 4 Hanger steak, 1 Tocino, 3 Pancit, 1 fat noodle, and 1 truffle fries were the entrees. Great taste except that the hangers that were ordered medium all came out well done. Desserts of 2 Ube ice cream, calamansi semi fredo, ovaltine cake, Mac nut ice cream, complimentary choc cake, and my personal favorite s'mores yum
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Wailea needed a place with great happy hour and good small plates. The ahi avo is unreal
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dod
    yummyVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The food was not that good and very overpriced. $25 for poke appetizer? Main course with seafood and mayonnaise was disgusting. It was so covered with sauce that I couldn't see what I was eating. I liked Sheldon on Top Chef, but this was very disappointimg.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • You Must Try It!
    kzin
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We ordered several dishes to share and everything we tried was incredible! Would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EAT
    suzoftheshire
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Beautiful and casual setting at the Wailea Marriott. Already familure with Chef Sheldon's culinary style, we arrived hungry and ready to eat.Chicarrones and oyster shooters to start hit the spot. Sheldon's ahi avo was perfect with sessme oil and avocado. Next up was the KFC chicken wings with peanut sauce - we couldn't get enough of this stuff. The pineapple upside down cake was ridiculous and another must have to complete the meal. Cant wait to come back, and so happy for fan favorite Sheldon Simeon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, fun atmosphere
    JerriAtric
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Loved the pancit noodles: great flavors, yet fresh and somehow light. The hanger steak is consistently delicious. And the deals at happy hour are a steal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jbk1278VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The worst service ever. We waited for 45 minutes after we ordered dinner and no food arrived. Then we asked and everything (appetizers and main courses came at once.) And......the restaurant was mostly empty.
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  • Chef Sheldon's Migrant shines
    Lari
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    In a beautiful setting at the Wailea Marriott, Chef Sheldon has created a gem of a restaurant with delicios food! We had the hangar steak, brussel sprouts, and Korean chicken, all very ono! Our waiter, Chris, was attentive and the managers made sure I got to meet Chef Sheldon and take a photo with him, since I cheered him onTop Chef.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • The Best Restaurant on Maui
    thefooddiva
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    My husband and I are major "foodies" and it is VERY rare that he falls in love with a restaurant. Migrant is now on his worldwide "A" list. The dishes and tastes are extraordinary and I love that their menu tells it like it is. For instance, one of the appetizers are Roasted Red Peppers with Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing"! It's delicious - the seasoning on the peppers is amazing. The Korean fried chicken wings are the best. The noodle dishes - especially the chow fun, which is different than any chow fun you've ever eaten is amazing. It's the combination of taste, texture and originality of each dish. We've had the Heritage pork chop with an amazing crunchy crust and the hanger steak which is heavenly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food in a beautiful setting
    James
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The views from the outside patio are to die for. The food can be served family style which makes the meal even more fun. Love the Korean Fried Chicken (Shown as "KFC" on the menu). The "Ovaltine" chocolate cake is also delicious. The unpretentious staff is very helpful and spot on with suggestions. A definite go to every time I visit Maui for now on
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy!
    leever
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The food was absolutely delicious. We ate family style and ate every last bite because it was so good. The food came out very quickly and is reasonably priced. I can't wait to go back and try other items on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate