About Bistro Molokini - Grand Wailea - Waldorf Astoria

Voted "Best Family-Friendly Restaurant," Maui No Ka Oi Magazine, 'Aipono Awards 2013. Located beach side, Bistro Molokini offers a relaxing, open-air ambiance with breathtaking views of the Pacific and neighboring islands. Featuring an exhibition kitchen and mac-nut wood burning oven, the Bistro offers a delightful blend of California and Island cuisine. Private dining is also available in our poolside cabana - a truly romantic setting perfect for just two or an intimate group of 10.

3850 Wailea Ala Nui Dr
Wailea, HI 96753
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 11am - 5:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - 9pm

Cross Street:
Wailea Ike Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 875-1234

Website:
http://www.grandwailea.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary validated parking.

Executive Chef:
Michael Young

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Bistro Molokini - Grand Wailea - Waldorf Astoria Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.6

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81% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (7)
Waterfront (6)
Scenic View (6)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Romantic (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Live Sports (1)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Healthy (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Meh. Chicken was dry and scallops had sand in them. View is incredible.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Good restaurant for a pool bar. We had a lab get together here for a conference and it was good for that. Definitely get the ahi tuna nachos... extremely tasty. The wings were quite good too.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 7, 2017

When on vacation we try to avoid over eating. For two we shared a salad and two appetizers (short ribs and crab cakes) and it was very good and just right.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Order the fresh catch and poke nachos. Really great!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Super charming waitress. Great food for a poolside bistro. Fun and delightful environment.

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Went there twice and both times the food quality was poor. Did not like the shrimp flatbread at all. Nice bar for drinks.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great view of the ocean and sunset. Tasty appetizers. Excellent service. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Sports, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Very good food and nice atmosphere. Great place to watch the sunset.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great view to ocean, casual dining, good for small to large groups. Small menu but a little for all palates. Food tasty, well prepared, you will not leave hungry. Excellent service. Ate here multiple times during our short stay at the hotel. Next time at the hotel, will definitely return.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 18, 2017

The service and food were amazing! We were there with 4 young children and the attention to detail made this a family meal we all enjoyed! Thank you!

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Appetizers where good , entree not so much!! It's a good idea just to stick to appetizers

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Usually great satisfaction our dinner there on 9/10 was a disappointment. The catch of the day $34 instead of tender and tasty turned out to be so hard and dry and could not be cut with the knife. The card board steak was shown to the nice waitress Breanna twice and asked her to provide the feedback. However no attempts to address the issue was evident. The "fish" was mostly on the plate. We had to purchase an additional item the poke nacho which we would recommend. The beer salad has such a small quantity further accentuated by a large plate but tasted all right.

This likely is an aberration that day. As a Grand Wailea member we found it most unusual and will attempt to notify the management.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Great service and the Ahi nachos were amazing! Flatbread was a let down but still ok. Our server was awesome and took great care of us on our honeymoon dinner. Expensive but expect to pay too much at a nice hotel. Amazing view of the sunset, pool, beach!

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Overall, pretty good

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The staff could not be more accommodating to our jet lag family. The food was delicious (calamari was yummy as well as wings) and the kids meals were a hit.

Tags: Happy Hour, Waterfront, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Our server was welcoming, kept our water and drinks filled, and even gave our daughter a stuffed sea turtle from the resort, despite the fact that we weren't staying there. The variety of dishes allowed us all to find something to order, and the food and drinks were tasty. We will definitely be taking the beach path back to this restaurant.

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·Dined on July 24, 2017

This restaurant is a gem whether poolside at Adult pool for drinks and tapas or dinner with my children or casual lunch ; everything was excellent ! The tuna poke tacos with spicy mayo is out of this world!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

In general, Bistro Molokini was good. Nice beach atmosphere. The food was uneven. The appetizer was great. Ahi Poke Nachos, but the fresh catch was way over cooked and had to be returned. It then had to be redone and my wife was then through her meal. So, just ok for me.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Surprisingly a lot better than expected for a hotel restaurant. Fantastic views of the ocean. Best lamb chops that I've ever had!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Bad handicap accessibility, 80 yr old parents w mobility issues and hard for them to get there w 2 flights of steps. Everything else was great

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Terrible service. Nice hotel. Salad was ok. Overpriced.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Fabulous food. Nachos are amazing. Chill vibe

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Great family spot at the Grand Wailea to gather for dinner… friendly service and tasty food! They easily accommodated our vegan diet. Thank you!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 22, 2017

The restaurant was very difficult to find as there is no signage or map available for the property. We walked around for 20 minutes which made us late for our dinner reservation. Very hot, humid and annoying.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

The Seated Ahi just tasted like undercooked fish- not sliced just a hunk of fish you cut into that was raw inside. Overpriced and poor quality.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 10, 2017

A really great first dinner for our vacation. Delicious and great service.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 6, 2017

A wonderful experience, excellent apps and flatbread. Highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Healthy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 28, 2017

The food was not as good as expected and very expensive for what you get.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Flavors were good but could haveheem cooked better! Scallops were overlooked and flatbread could have been more crispy or done crust.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Place is really nice. Food was good, but I had monchong (restaurant week menu) that was dry and under-seasoned, and tasted fishy/old. I didn't eat it (and waitress didn't ask me why).
But appetizers and desserts were REALLY good - I'd go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Food was good but the waiter shouldn't have spoken with the couple behind us for a half hour about the City of Seattle instead of clearing our table and not ordering our desert.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Good food, service was lousy

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Lamb was great, scallops very salty. We had a great table with a fantastic view.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 8, 2017

The waitress was not good. But the food was good.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Had a sunset dinner here with my two kids. Great view, but even better food. Kids menu food was loved by my kids. I had the lamb chops and was really impressed. Some of the best I have had.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Not the greatest food selection for our tastes. But service was fantastic and ambiance was great. Saw whales breaching. Was just disappointed in food for the price.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 25, 2017

It was quite difficult to find at the hotel. It was fine overall, but much more casual than what I expected. Service was good and accommodating.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 22, 2017

I guess I should have read the negative reviews before selecting this, because they were all correct and now I have to add to the pile. A beautiful setting overlooking the beach at sunset was a huge let down for the service and food, neither of which were appropriate for such a grandiose and luxurious resort. Shame on them. The passive-aggressive style of waitering, where a request is greeted with thinly veiled anger beneath a razor-thin smile, the impatience when we asked to be given a few minutes to order, the sneer when my son asked what was in the cheeseburger (a perfectly reasonable question I would think, no?), then, the inevitable disappointment of the substandard food like a duck flatbread that featured papery salty meat (imagine!) and an oddly sweet sauce that was offputting, and unidentifiable, the completely average burgers-- we were so eager to leave and happy to get out that I lied and said my son wasn't feeling well.... pretty bad, right? Don't try it, unless you have never been there before, know nothing about it, see the nice scenery, and have never booked a restaurant before on opentable. Just don't.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on March 13, 2017

First time much better than second. The hamburger was expensive, yet did not come as ordered. No one came to ask how things tasted. We were too tired to send it back by the time anyone checked on us.

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Great food and views and service

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