Migrant - Wailea Beach Marriott
Migrant - Wailea Beach Marriott

Migrant - Wailea Beach Marriott

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.migrantmaui.com/
  • Phone: (808) 875-9394
  • 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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Migrant - Wailea Beach Marriott reviews from OpenTable diners
105 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (67)great for outdoor dining (66)fit for foodies (59)special occasion (29)good for groups (26)romantic (25)vibrant bar scene (22)hot spot (20)neighborhood gem (12)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (9)notable wine list (7)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (5)Show More
  • Disappointing and Inconsistent quality
    HwdfoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I was really looking forward to this dinner having been a fan of Sheldon when he was on Top Chef, but the experience did not come close to expectations. The quality of the food was very inconsistent. The one standout dish was the hanger steak--it was full of flavor and cooked to perfection. The Filipino sweet pork was way over cooked and extremely dry and tough. We almost had to choke it down. The garlic and the pancit noodles were fine, but nothing to write home about. The sweet potato and coconut ice creams were delicious. The location itself overlooks the ocean and the restaurant has a welcoming, bright and vibrant feel. It'd be a great place to eat or drink at sunset. Everything was much more reasonably priced than is usual for Maui hotel restaurants, especially the bar food menu (our bill from the regular menu for dinner for 4 with a bottle of wine was $180, including 20% tip). Service was friendly but slow (the place was packed on the Saturday before thanksgiving). The wine and beer list was eclectic in a good way. I wouldn't rush back, except I'm sort of interested in the bar food menu. If the hangar steak was so good, maybe the burgers are too. All in all, however, the food from Sheldon's roots that he is supposed to be so good at was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding cuisine
    NycdinerVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Migrant has an eclectic menu which will please most tastes. The food was very good. The service was excellent. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too pricey and poor service
    Foody
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This place is deceiving. It is small plates - but $29 for three scallops! Ridiculous. Some dishes were cold, some were simply way over priced. Wouldn't recommend. Star Noodle is much better.
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  • mauians
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We had a business and pleasure dinner with a guest from mainland. We could easily talk, enjoy our meal and our table was not in the main traffic areas so it worked out great for our purpose. Oh, and the food was better than expected for a Hotel site. Waiter and manager were both very accommodating and they handled their roles pleasantly and efficiently.
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    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just missed
    MartymazVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Inconsistent: some dishes were a 4 star and one dish was a 1 star. We ordered an order of scallops to go for $28. Got them back to the condo and they were obviously old, had a strong fishy smell and were inedible. If we had been at the restaurant we would have sent them back. Other dishes we had were quite nice with creative good flavors. Service functionally was pretty good although it felt very disconnected, almost jarring. They were trying very hard and lacked the kind of graciousness that leaves you feeling well served.
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  • Nice patio dining
    RedjanVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The special dine around dinner menu was a nice sampling from their menu. The food was good and the service was good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trying to be different
    ThoughtForFood
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    With a limited number of items our experience is limited. Migrant is trying to be different, but with mixed results. The Ahi Avo is better at Star Noodle (where the Chef came from). The Ahi Belly was cooked until gray - on purpose, although the waiter's explanation offered little insight as to why - and for us ruined a good piece of fish. The sauce was interesting. Scallops were good. The garlic noodles were nice - comfort food, although at a higher price due to the restaurant location. Few desserts: The Decadence was fine and definitely not different, (& perhaps a touch too sweet), but is the lazy way restaurants offer a chocolate dessert as it keeps forever and is easy to make. The waiter was over enthusiastic, but trying hard to please.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too Fast!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The service and the food were decent but, even though we ordered a bottle of wine and were in no rush, we were in and out in less then a hour.
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  • WOW!!!
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    This restaurant was a great find. Staff was very attentive to the diners. Food was excellent and the views were even more spectacular. I have to come back and try the other food items on the menu. Great Filipino dishes. A must for foodies.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing.
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We were hoping the reviews that we read were overblown... Not so! Service marginally better than some folks described. Kale salad gaggingly overdressed, and the local fisdish called the something Bomb did just that; it bombed! Hidden in a gooey mayonnaise ketchup (their language lol) were a few desperate prawns, limp zucchini and something pretending to be fish. Highlight of the evening? My partners steak - the only dish that delivered on its promise. Overpriced and underperformed.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • In the hotel
    Expensive
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The restaurant is inside the Marriott Waiela. We were seated outside which was nice but beware that in Maui, it can rain at any moment and there is no overhead covering for most of the outside tables. Food was good for a hotel restaurant. The chicken wings in thai peanut sauce were exceptional..probably the best dish we ate, and we sampled many of the dishes. We liked it for the convenience factor as we were staying in the hotel, but there is better dining on Maui.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Chef Sheldon Simeon have done an outstanding job at Migrant. The staff was great, the location is beautiful and the food was outstanding. Can't wait until my next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great... For Hawaii
    GreatMauiFood
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    A fan of the Top Chef contestant, we booked a res. Understand, I am a foodie and a great cook and great food in Hawaii is difficult to find, so one lowers their epicurean standards. That said, the food is tasty, easygoing and some (the hangar steak, the garlic noodles, the fried chicken wings) VERY good. The waiter was ADORABLE and a fool, who neglected us - but ADoraBLE! So we forgave him. Would I recommend Migrant? Yes! But be gentle and don't expect too much. Great cocktails, btw!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice surprise
    LikewhAtwelike
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    For a hotel restaurant this was excellent. hopefully your server will help you mix up your meals so that you get a variety of flavors, the meals are meant to be shared. We loved the KFC, Skirt Steak, spicy noodles, Brussel sprouts and try the Migrant Mule drink , hands down the best varient of a Moscow Mule I've had. Go for sunset and sit outside, lovely view of the ocean
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I was expecting a lot, but was impressed. My only food complaint was that the noodles were too salty for my taste. Korean fried chicken was off the charts. Hibachi steak was good too. We also got the shishido peppers.. We're extremely lucky to have not one but 5 spicy ones on our plate. Way to go with the savory unique offerings!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great chef!
    Sugarpine
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We loved the ambiance in Migrant. The atmosphere was elegant yet very inviting, and the food was outstanding. Presentations were beautiful and we were fortunate enough to meet chef Sheldon. He had no hesitation to come up to greet us and chat. We highly recommend Migrant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleased
    beela
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    A well executed creative menu. It is also well priced considering the location and the caliber of food. Ate there twice during my vacation.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Hot Spot on Maui
    FPepoonVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    If you are looking for a unique dining experience on Maui, look no further. Chef Sheldon Simeon (of Top Chef fame) has created an inventive and delicious menu that does not rely on the ubiquitous fresh fish and fruit you find at most Maui restaurants. We started with a kale salad that even my husband, a anti-kale guy, loved. The kale was massaged with sea salt and not bitter at all, and the dressing highlighted the fresh green flavor. Figs and sunflower seeds with a creamy dressing balanced texture and flavor. We went for the noodle bowls for our main plates and were especially astounded by the Chow Fun. The house-made noodles had more of a gnocci texture, and the sweet-sour-salty balance was perfect. Flourless chocolate cake was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative menu options
    KaukauTime
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Went for a birthday celebration, not your standard menu choices, ahi avo, dynomite and diver scallops were great, we enjoyed everything we ordered. No leftovers to bring home for hubby. Great selection of cocktails. Would go again and ask for Victor as a server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    HungryMama
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Everything from the service to the food was amazing. I would recommend Migrant to all tourists and locals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Food was good, the service lousy
    Pdxeats
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I think my title explains it pretty well. Upon arriving at Migrant we were seated outside and our menus dropped off. On the menu it says enjoy a happy hour from 5 o'clock to 6 o'clock so when the server came by we ask if we could see the happy hour menu, why not? She gave us the "you've got to be kidding me" look and said " you're not supposed to have it out here but I'll let you have it". When she returned she said to us " i'm not going to let you order off the happy hour menu if you don't order something off of the main menu". I'm not sure if she was unhappy because we look young? I have no idea. But she was not having a good day or just very bad at her job. The Kale salad was so so good!
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  • Disappointing
    joycefnp
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Was very excited to hear that the Marriott had added to their resort dining options. However I didn't love the menu, and I thought that my ahi was tough and overlooked. Would consider trying the happy hour at the bar. The brussel sprouts were great! Service was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
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  • Disappointing
    none
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    It took a long time for the food to come out. They said there was wedding. Not my problem.When the food finally came it was lukewarm. Pancit was not pancit noodles and chow fun not chow fun noodles. Would have been okay if food was right temperature. Was so looking forward to visiting Migrant but would not recommend.
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  • Great food, well known chef
    Deedle
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    A very busy, happening place. An interesting menu prepared to perfection.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Chef!
    KamaainaFoodie
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We had a great dinner for 14 people and after we went through plate after plate of awesome and unique dishes Chef Sheldon came out to thank us personally. He also took photos with us and made our entire experience special. The staff was really accomodating and made several recommendations like the ahi belly and scallop dishes that were first class.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was spotty.
    Orvie
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Our waitress was more focused on tables where drinking was emphasized, perhaps her tip was the priority. We asked for advice on how to navigate the confusing menu and she just directed us to the most expensive items. We noticed other tables ordered items to share, which we would have preferred. The food was excellent, but the spotty service will keep us from returning.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best of Maui
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    A brilliant menu created by a brilliant chef. Ingredients at their finest, blended to create a unique dining experience. Amazing service and ambiance only heighten the 'love on a plate'...or bowl. Thanks for the memories. See you next year!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just as awesome as you think
    Mbaranowski
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Unparalleled excellence. We're going again tomorrow. Totally the best on Maui. We're going again for happy hour!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best view of Maui sunset
    play18
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Dinner was excellent. I had the special which did not disappoint. Salmon was done perfectly. Chef Sheldon met with every table while we were there. Highly recommend Migrant for those traveling to Wailea or any other part of Maui for that matter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful views!
    budndebmaui
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The food was great, and the wait staff fantastic! Great place for foodies to experience different things, and the views were nice (somewhat romantic at night) although the noise level was a little high when we were there; not sure if this is the case all the time, but we will go back and check it out again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Memorable tastes and atmosphere
    TastyBUD
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    From the great sunset view to the tour of my tastebuds, this was a great evening. The 3 of us shared a number of plates from warm olives and feta, pickled veggies, pancit noodles with shrimp, to perfectly cooked hanger steak, and more. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Lindamademe
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Skip this joint and go to Star Noodle instead. I guess pork rinds are just not my idea of a start to a fine dining experience. So-so cocktails. Oil heavy dishes including the signature flank steak and garlic noodles make this a heavy meal. Staff was very nice.
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  • Great place
    Masayo
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I would say great, but not fantastic. It's pricey enough that you may expect fantastic. The food was very good. The kale salad....meh. Fish is cooked perfectly. The highest mark is the service. It's a little bit less in cost than the other hotels restaurants but I think it's because the entrees are served "family style" where u share them all. It's extra for rice or sides.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Migrant1
    Yummy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    First time to this restaurant. Need to go for lunch to have a different view or experience. We were sat at a table for two, considered indoor, which was okay. When the food arrived, the serving plates were SOOOO huge that the table then became too small therefore we found the dining experience not too pleasant.
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    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hoping for better
    Lori
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Let me start by saying I am a huge fan of Sheldon & was excited to be there. Unfortunately, He was on vacation So with that said, I think when "the cat's away the mice will play". Host was great. The waitress left us in a corner without checking on us. We gave her the benefit of the doubt & assumed she had too many tables. Not the case, when we asked her for more water & we said, "we know you are really busy"(since we had been ignored for a good 10 minutes) her reply, "no I'm not busy at all"....The food, Definitely stick with what he is known for, the noodles. They were delicious. I order a hamburger medium rare & received a well done hamburger. I'm assuming if Sheldon were there the food & service would have been alot better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Asian Authencity
    TXOpinion
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    To the uninitiated clientele, the the taste and uniqueness of the cuisine seem to be fantastic. In reality, for us ,South East Asian who had tasted so manay regional cuisines and know the quality of the food, it was utterly a disappointment. I took my wife there after reading the highly acclaimed article in the Hawaiian Airline magazine, The Pancit Noodles were not very favorful and pretty dry. The Korean Chicken Wings was "OK". And lastly, Tomkatsu..... even the Tomkatsu that we have tasted at such fast food place like Ajisen Noodles in Hong Kong is btter and certainly has tasted others as well. The flavor of the abtter is decent, but the prok chop is way over cooked causing the meat to coarse and tough (chewy). I can cook better!
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  • Dishdawg
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Great Food, Great Variety, Great View. Very unique men offerings.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • new maui favorite
    mukilteoMouthpiece
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    top chef Sheldon Simeon has done it again and we can't wait to go back! their t-shirts say "Come My House. Eat.", so we did... crazy good pork Tocino: Filipino Sweet Pork, Sprite Marinated Duroc Pork Shoulder,w/Guava Jelly & Pickled Onions, then Hibachi Hanger Steak: Spice Rubbed, Vietnamese Nouc Cham, Quick Pickled Shallots, & Pancit Noodles: Canton Style w/Roasted Pork Belly, Black Tiger Shrimp, Vegetable Medley, Achuete Powder, Garlic Chives - all with kick and class and flavors that we're still dreaming about. the service was the best and the food was top-notch. wailea is gorgeous and sunset matched the superb food, plus it was our anniversary so we were treated to a piece of amazing chocolate decadent cake not even on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • It was a terrific dinner
    VBC121
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Service and food were on point. The view of sunset over the ocean was amazing. The food was fun not uptight. The wait staff knew their ingredients and really took care of us.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey
    macherVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Our party of four tried a number of dishes. Some were very unique, but the portions were extremely small. The server told us the entrees were meant to be served family style. Must be a family of One. There was nothing that came with any entrees, not even rice. The Ahi tuna cake for the special was quit good.
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