A Pleasant Surprise
We were lucky enough to be staying at the Hotel Wailea where Capische is located. I usually am disappointed with resort restaurants but not this time. First of all, the service was excellent, friendly but proper. The food was very well prepared, the chef has a delicate hand with flavors, letting the intrinsic flavors of the food speak for themselves. We shared the cioppino for the entree and, yes, it is expensive (I would say overly) but each morsel of seafood was perfect and the seasoning delightful. I am impressed.
5/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Capische? truly offers an amazing dining experience on Maui. Pretty much everything was perfection - from the reservations experience to the departure. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and really engaged with the guests. The view is spectacular and the design is really intimate. The food was beautifully presented on gorgeous dishes. Most importantly, the food was delicious. I loved the tortellini appetizer! I was waiting to dine there on a special occasion and it was so worth it.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner here was absolutely
Dinner here was absolutely lovely. The wait staff was patient and friendly, the food was done very well, and the view (sans some trees) was a very nice view of the setting sun. Iʻm not sure when I would return again in the future, but it was a lovely restaurant.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great touch. They called
What a great touch. They called me the next day to ensure our experience was memorable. Now that was memorable!!!
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at Capische
The patio setting is very quiet and pleasant. It allows for a sunset view (try to be there by 6:30 p.m.). The risotto is the best anywhere. I introduced friends to the restaurant and they are sure to be back.
The wait staff was very cordial and helpful.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than Duo & Ferraros. The food was amazing. Absolutely loved it.
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
View and food are outstanding!
We ate dinner here to celebrate our anniversary while on Maui. The view is amazing, the food very good and the service was great as there were only 4 tables being served on a Sunday evening. My one complaint is that I ordered the filet med well and it was medium at best. It took the kitchen 20 minutes to fix it. My husband was done with his entree when it finally returned. It was excellent but should not have taken so long to correct since it was already medium. We had the prix fixe three course meal and a bottle of wine. I would have thought they would comp something for the inconvenience or even a glass of champagne or something for our anniversary but all we got was a note card on the table that said Happy Anniversary.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I work as a butler, I am familiar with good food and service.....and my dining experience was stellar when I dined here.The waiter was well informed, made suggestions that were spot on, and even the back waiter/busser knew the food when I asked him a question.
Where can you go wrong with a restaurant that will bring you a glass of whole milk with your delicious chocolate dessert? Nowhere!
The table was perfect, the ambience private dining more than a restaurant..can't wait to go back on my next visit this fall!
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful views, Good food
The lanai seating was beautiful, but be aware that you will be in full sun until sunset, with no shade (wear sunscreen and bring sunglasses). The Prix fix menu was very well prepared and presented. The steak was perfectly cooked, and the salad was great. The only con was the bread is definitely not made in house and was very generic. The portions were small, so I was glad I wasn't paying full price.
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have traveled the U.S.
We have traveled the U.S. and eaten at many fine dining restaurants in cities like Boston, NYC, and San Francisco, and this easily rivals any place we've been. The risotto and pumpkin gnocchi were some of the best dishes we've ever had. We would come back to Maui just for this restaurant. The service was outstanding and the view at sunset was perfect.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hard to capture in words
Our table on the terrace had the most beautiful view on this island. We came to spend the evening and stayed two and a half hours; only come with people you really like because there is none of the usual diversion- it is intimate. The lobster salad and heirloom tomato caprese were excellent and surprisingly generous appetizers. The signature risotto with truffle and mushroom was the best we have ever had. Next, the medium rare fresh ahi with root vegetables- had great flavors and was again very generous. Dark Chocolate tart is excellent. Waiter (was one of the top professionals we've ever met, including from our Northern California area.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Upscale, Sultry, and Wonderful
For someone who does not dine at 'fancy places', this restaurant really makes you comfortable. The menu was explained very well in detail, the food presentation was wonderful, and the taste of it even better. You will definitely be full after a meal here. They also made my birthday night so special. Thank you Capsiche?!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food! Gnocci and rissoto was epic. zd hard and the bonnie and clyde were amazing!
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the very best
Best dining experience in Maui and one of the best we have ever had anywhere in the world.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food everytime
This restaurant has never disappointed on the amazing quality of food served. It's always delicious. If planning for a romantic occasion I recommend the Garden Seating, which feels secluded and almost as if you are the only guest in the restaurant. Unfortunately, when we arrived for our reservations, the garden seating was closed, but we still had a balcony seat with a sunset view. Overall, a great experience and I will continue to recommend.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
A romantic getaway
My wife and I enjoyed a dinner in celebration of her birthday at Capische. I mentioned the fact it was her birthday when making the reservation and they fulfilled our every wish. Table in the garden was a great way to go. Food was amazing and the server was great.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best in Wailea
This trip we dined two nights at Capische, we go early to get a seating on the rail upstairs. The best for sunsets, service was excellent. The wait staff has been trained. Loved the experience and will be back again.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Capiche was the last place
Capiche was the last place we dined on our Maui trip, and we had clearly saved the best for last. It was by far the best food we'd had on the island . . . everything was perfectly prepared and the service was excellent.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best in Wailea
Capische is not only the best restaurant in Wailea, it's the best restaurant on Maui. Amazing food quality and consistently excellent service, it would be hard to point to anything that could be improved. Chef Chris is incredibly talented and continues to improve the menu without straying away from what they already do very well. Don't miss it while on Maui!
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Above our Expectations
We have been celebrating our anniversary here for the last 7 years and we have never been disappointed. Everything was excellent. from the drinks at the bar to the appetizers to the entree and the service. Can't forget to mention the beautiful view from our table. . Everyone at Capische was very friendly and attentive from the hostess to the manager. Thank you very much for making our anniversary dinner very special.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hit all of the coast resort restaurants, but they pale by comparison. We were seated in the garden surrounded by beautiful flowers and herbs. The ingredients are locally grown and the chef makes his own pasta. The food was unbelievable, better than any Italian restaurant than we've ever experienced, and we've been to many high end restaurants around the globe. April, our server, was exceptional. Perhaps a bit expensive for some, but we feel that we received more than we paid for.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Capishe was referred to us by a dear friend, actually our personal trainer in La Jolla. We love food and great wines and we were not disappointed!! Looking forward to coming back and bringng friends.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and atmosphere
We enjoyed unforgettable food and atmosphere at Capische. My 9 years-old daughter loved nice food. We believe No.1 restaurant at Wailea area.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I ate at Capische while we were staying at the Hotel Wailea in Maui. We went to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary and they made the night truly special beginning with a special congratulations note at our table and complimentary dessert! The food was fantastic - easily our best meal in Maui, thank you for a great evening.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The wine is way over priced but the food is killer!!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and View!! The
Great food and View!! The food was fantastic!! I will be coming here again and again!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
My first time at Capische, and I will come back. The overall experience, beginning with the service, was first-rate.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been in Maui for 10 days eaten and many wonderful restaurants however Capische was our favorite. Splendid views, outstanding service and the food was terrific. Not inexpensive but if you want a wonderful experience do try it. We can't wait to go back.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again, the food was excellent and the view of the sunset incredible
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, fresh, beautiful
Might be one of the best meals we ever had!
From drinks to appetizers to desert everything was better than expected!
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I went to Capische? after our wedding on 8/27. It was absolutley the most beautiful & romantic setting. The staff was incredible; very attentive and polite. The food was delicious, expensive, but you get what you pay for. I would go back if we ever wander to Maui again.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My second time here - this
My second time here - this is undeniably the best restaurant on Maui. It has no shortcomings- it is 5 star everywhere - you do have to pay for what you get. In a location where fine dining is difficult to find, Capische could be at home in the major cities in the world.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love everything about Capische. Lovely setting, amazing food, excellent service.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The most romantic restaurant
The most romantic restaurant I have ever been to. We had a secluded table in the garden ...was beautiful. Service and food also amazing. We will definitely be back.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went here to catch the sunset and were not disappointed. Chad is a great bartender and we had nice drinks with a spectacular sunset. We decided to return the next evening for dinner and sunset as it was close to our hotel Four Seasons. The sunset did not disappoint nor Chad. The dinner was very good but a bit on the expensive side compared to other high end restaurants on Maui such as Mama's FH and Merrimans. Glad we ate here for the view alone but could have stopped with cocktails and view and been equally happy.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Vegan Delight
OMGoosh! The Celery Bisque, the Black Kale Salad with the fresh Maui Meadows grown figs was amazing. The ambiance from the piano music was perfectly timed to play wife's birthday song when the dessert came out. Impeccable service by Aaron and staff made the whole experience fun and thoughtful without us feeling weird because we would rather have Pellegrino then wine with our meal. First class all the way even for Vegans or Pescetarians. Mahalo nui loa.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Class Dining in all ways!!!
We received a very welcoming greeting at the reception station upon arrival; Friendly and engaging bar service with excellent drinks; Gorgeous setting with Ocean-view balcony or intimate Garden tables; Superb First-class service; awesome wine list and full menu; We enjoyed the fresh catch of the day selections which were absolutely the best meal that we have experienced on Maui. We recommend this lovely spot for a very special experience. Mahalo Capische!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about this restaurant was outstanding! We were there celebrating our 10th anniversary and they made the evening absolutely magical. The service was attentive without being smothering. The food was incredible and the setting was stunning. We've dined at some superb establishments in Venice, Paris and Tuscany; Capische? ranks right up there with the best of them.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb service, great food,
Superb service, great food, equisitely prepared and served. I requested a "garden table" and was pleasantly surprised with the quiet, garden setting. Also, my wife and I shared almost every dish appetizer, entree, salad, dessert and the staff had no problems or issues with doing that, and in fact accomodated us completely in our style of dining.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best on Maui
Chef Chris and his team continue to create the most amazing dishes with their incredible selection of organic produce and fresh meats and fish. The service is consistently great with servers doing a wonderful job with their timing and attention - just the right amount. This is simply the best fine dining restaurant on Maui.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful scenery, and great place
Our meal was very good, although we were mildly surprised at the total bill for four. Two had appetizers and salads, plus desserts, and the bill was still over $450. Everyone had individual drinks, no bottles of wine. The fish special was fresh and delicious . Overall, it was a nice dining experience, despite the wedding reception going on below the dining area. We were treated to Hawaiian music, introduction of the bridal couple, etc..
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best on Maui
We've eaten here several times. Sunset views are spectacular from the lanai. Service is attentive and friendly, helpful suggestions, a few minor lapses. Prices are high but no more so than other resort fine dining, and at least Capische consistently has delivered, even though more Italian than true Hawaii Regional. I'm a risotto fan, and theirs is probably the best risotto I've had anywhere (with the possible exception of a few out of the way places in the Italian countryside). The gnocchi is perfectly prepared with just the right amount of crisp on the outside. Secondis were all perfectly prepared. The lilikoi tart was somewhat tiny, but we were all so full by that point it worked out fine. One of our top 'musts' anytime were in Maui.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
As good as it gets
It's expensive but the food is outstanding...get a table downstairs in the garden for a quiet, romantic dining experience. Service is very attentive. I was especially impressed when our waiter brought my wife a shawl since it got a bit chilly, and he did it without being asked. That just illustrates this restaurant's attention to detail. Don't miss it!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect anniversary meal
For our anniversary my wife and I went to Maui. I booked a table at Capisce based on reviews. It is beautiful! We were sat on their balcony overlooking the sun setting into the ocean with Lanai in the background. I had smoked-bacon wrapped quail to start and lamb shank for the entrée. Out dessert was crem brûlée three ways. I advise anyone to try it out. The wine is priced very high which is the only real draw back, and out total meal was $250 for the both of us. (That was with a $20 discount) so obviously pricey; but amazing. It was my wife's favorite part of our anniversary.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had our 22nd anniversary here in and the food, service and ambiance was amazing. The atmosphere was happy, light hearted and just overall friendly.
When we go back to the Island I will definately be having dinner here again.
Thanks to all the staff at Capische for making our anniversary wonderful!
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
ON THE HILL
The restaurant is part of Hotel Wailea at the top of hill - awesome views. I think the main courses are a little over-priced, but the three-course meal during Wailea Restaurant Week was outstanding - and they serve Peroni beer :) The appetizer menu is great and there's a better bar set-up now with a few tables. Looks great for drinks and pupu's.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Without naming names, my friend and I had just commented on how so many of the Wailea restaurants could use a serious lesson in good service. We had encountered a lot of attitude at mediocre restaurants and it was wearing thin. Then Capische. Not only is their food right up their with some of the most noted chefs, whomever is training their staff should be commended. Stand apart. Friendly, knowledgeable and attentive from the hostess to the bus person. Even got a follow up call the next day to make sure we enjoyed our visit. Highly recommend this lovely place.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tuscany in Hawaii
Good Tuscan food with a flair. Some questionable combinations like lemon risotto with a lamb shank but otherwise excellent. The truffle risotto is worth the visit.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Gem on the Hill.
When we come to Maui we always do a dinner at Capische, it's a great dining experience.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM