Bistro Molokini - Grand Wailea - Waldorf Astoria

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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.
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4.3based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tentative service! The entire staff helped make our honeymoon a special event while dining with them. The big pluses were the sunset views and delicious food!

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Aussievisitor
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

They were just too busy. Did not get what I ordered. Waiter said it wasn’t his fault because he placed my order as I had described and it was the kitchens fault. I also opened and poured our wine.
The issue was that the gratuity was automatic as we were with a large party. They didn’t have to work for it.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Yummy. But too loud. Felt like a nightclub.

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Isidro
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is the second time and it's just as good. Miss Karen was our server again and she's still pleasant and helpful. Appetizers-- ahi poke and chips(good size bowl enough for 2 people) and crab cakes(2 pieces) very tasty. Hangar steak medium rare/ greens/pesto and potatoes with garlic--- delicious. My wife had the pork ribs pizza with pineapples. It was so good the first time she ordered it again. Several slices need the to go box to reserve room for dessert....Trifle(chocolate pearls, whipped cream, macadamia bits, layered) light yet satisfying. My wife had the Alaskan Bistro. She couldn't finish it not because it wasn't good, but she was tooooo full! Thank you again Bistro Molokini! We'll be back!

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Jloder
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice alternative to Humhumu (adjacent restaurant). Resort pricing- food was tasty, ambience and service ourstanding

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Wanda
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food good, server very helpful

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vipJane
Hawaii
31 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our meal and our server Genevieve was grear

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kenf
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

prices are the same as Dukes & Ilanians. but the food quality & presentation didn't compare. Hamburger was thick but didn't even cover bun. fish sandwich- piece of fish was thick but fell out of bun on first bite, not enough to even be a sandwich. get server but probably won't eat there next time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had salads with fresh fish and they were delicious. I loved the ocean sunset view

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JenniferArmstrong
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Poke nachos are the best on the island. The hibiscus margarita is my new favorite. ❤️ Mu husband ordered the roasted chicken and loved it. I got the fish tacos which were good too.

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vipfivestardiner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab cakes are excellent, enough for two as an appetizer. The scallops with clam's were very nice. Very nice wine selection by the glass. Server was excellent.

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GingerH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very helpful and attentive

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

It was an accident , but I am vegan, I ordered a vegan wrap, and there were two strips of bacon in my wrap. I discovered it with my first bite. They apologized, made a new one, didn’t charge us for the wrap.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Dinner was quite late being served and cold. The appetizers (crab cakes) were good, but dinner itself was not.

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vipJulian
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. We had the fresh catch of the day. Very yummy and tender. Great service. Beautiful views!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excelente comida, pasta y mariscos, pocke Nachos son deliciosos.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Do not go there. Food is not good, for instance, fish tacos are soggy by the time they are served. Service is bad, we get our entrees while still finishing appetizers. Drinks are worthy of a dive bar. On top of that, they broadcast football and you get drunk people yelling every few minutes.

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HappyChaine
Berlin
17 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

beautiful island ambience, friendly and energetic service staff. Food was good.

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JeffC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. I go there for the Poke Nachos. We had a table for 5 and everyone enjoyed their meal.
Nice views, relaxed atmosphere.
Highly recommend.

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MargaretT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The fish tacos were flavorless. The kula pork pizza had no flavor or toppings. Basically bread. However the crab cakes were delicious and well presented. Location was open airy.

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BenA
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice place with good food and service. Thank goodness for a 15% kamaina which also made it an excellent value.

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JonBon
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great sunset view and nice waitstaff, but food is mediocre at best and prices are high, though what isn’t in Wailea...

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great family spot.

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vipNNCC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Serving raw burgers to children. Server was sarcastic and did not care. Won’t be back.

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vippprinter
San Francisco
104 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

About as good as it gets. From easy and free valet parking, to a delightful walk to the restaurant. Very friendly staff, easy menu, well executed, all against the backdrop of the sea. You hate to leave at the end.

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vipDanielF
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The shrimp pasta had shell shrapnel throughout, the sauce was weak, watery and there was too much. It was basically spaghetti soup. The shrimps were too tough to cut with the butter knives they gave us and finally the tacos were soggy and the fish in them overcooked. Overall this would have been a bad meal at McDonald's but was a shocking experience coming from such a highly rated resort. One more thing! I had to get up from our table and ask the busboy to find our waiter to pay our bill.

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vippattyw
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

We ordered the pre fixe Thanksgiving meal. The food tasted okay, but it appeared to be thrown into the plate, just unappealing piles of mushy food.

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DarC
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Poor service and food was ok. Not great for a dinner ...

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Willie528
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So Good, We Ate Here 2 Nights in-a-row! Very good bar/restaurant choice located between pools and ocean beach (with sunset view)! My wife and I purposely chose different food and beverage choices each night, and everything we chose was excellent! For the convenience of being right at Grand Wailea Resort (and within the expensive reality that is “Maui”); this place is hard to beat!!

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ScottM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Our server was exceptional. Will return again. Mahalo.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Waitress only came 3 times throughout the night and it was not an overly busy evening. The fish tacos were great however the shrimp sandwich my husband order was not great.

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DavidV
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to catch the sunset and the food is outstanding. 👍👍👍👍👍

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vipDebbiB
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great. They did mess up on one of our meals that had allergic exception. They fixed it and comped it.

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vipkiheiboifoodie
Hawaii
40 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We try to visit bistro Molokini at least once a month either for their poke nachos, fish sandwich, crabcakes, or any new addition to their menu. Enjoy the friendly bar staff and delicious cocktails. I’ll be back soon for more tasty snacks and personable service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Casual dining. Fish of the day & Tuna nachos excellent and 6 children all happy with Keiki dishes

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vipRandallM
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Waitress asked my wife is it your birthday? My wife says YES! Waitress then turns around and leaves... doesn’t say Happy Birthday. We think a complimentary dessert may be coming.. at the end of dinner waitress brings the dessert menu. My wife asks if she’s getting a birthday dessert? Waitress says no. We wouldn’t have asked or expected anything except for the waitress bringing it up when we were seated. Overall experience was good except for the slow disingenuous service.

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Quincymama
Seattle
38 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is lovely!! We all had something different and it was all very very good. Our waiter was really nice and efficient. It's a great place for lunch as well.

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JamesT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

On our honeymoon

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Mirysama
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tried as part of our stay at Grand Wailea
Probably the best « standard » restaurant of the resort

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