Japengo - Maui

4.6
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2136 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
A sophisticated dining experience, Japengo draws on Hawaii’s freshest, locally grown products coupled with exotic ingredients from Pacific Rim countries. Located lobby level, guests can enjoy Japengo’s indoor and outdoor patio seating overlooking resorts waterfalls and famed Ka’anapali Beach, or watch as creative sushi is rolled to order in the chic Sushi Lounge.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

25 th Anniversary

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vipcolotraveler
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. The service was great and their food offerings are incredible. I recommend the Manila Clams, fried rice, Lahaina Roll and Otorro. Love this place.

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vipRN2500
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We were told this was the best Sushi on the island, it was fair at best. Great sushi should be a culinary experience that makes you not think of the bait you put on your hook. I guess we received that one in a thousand experience. Sorry my opinion....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing, but the ambience was superb. Tables are all outdoors with beautiful sunset views. Sushi was really good. And try the Japengo fried rice - it will feed 4! Highly recommend for a night out in Kaanapali.

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vipHealthspeaker
New England
439 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the greatest treats when in Maui is to go to Japengo for sushi and drinks. Beautiful view, great food and service. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The only reason to come to this restaurant is for the sushi. The other food was over priced and underwhelming.

I applaud the fact that they had gluten free sushi options as well as tamari. The sushi was very fresh and good. It was however very expensive.

The main meal was awful. We ordered the ribeye steak, it was mostly fat and it was poorly seasoned. The sauce was bland. The mashed potatoes were good.

I will not return to the main restaurant.

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KealaK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flavors so fresh, refreshing and just simple yet so delish. Went with a group of sushi connoisseurs and we all were raving about the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot and great food/service. Pricey but worth it for a special occasion.

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vipRogerH
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific time sitting outside enjoying appetizers and sashimi. Excellent service as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

While this restaurant has received many recommendations it didn’t quite meet our expectations.
I would still recommend Japengo just not to the level that it makes itself out to be.

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Kytos
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, service was exemplary, drinks were light and tasty.

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LaurieM
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We have gone to Japengo every year we come to Maui and have always loved it. However, we will never be going back. The food was average, especially for the high prices but more so, the wait service was truly terrible. As in, probably the worst service we have ever had.

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vipStevenN
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great view at The Hyatt on Ka'anipali Beach. However the restaurant interior was quite stark and almost cafeteria like. Our server Kathleen was very good and the food was pretty good. Nothing was "fantastic", but then again nothing was bad. The best thing is the menus offers a good variety of food choices. Basically something for everyone.

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PeggyS
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

For the Canadian dollar exchange, the prices are high.

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macc
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Server Eddie was not attentive at all. Never asked how our food was,people arriving after us got their meals ahead of us and our dish, chow fun isn't along dish to prepare. Had to flag him down for a drink. For a place that expensive waiters should be spot on. Food was great, nice atmosphere.

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vipJosephC
Hawaii
33 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We love eating at Japengo. It is one of our favourites. On this visit the food was fair. The ribs awful all bone little meet. The fried rice dry. Maybe a one off.
Going again tonight March 4. Hopefully better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Anniversary

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vipBobsBasics
Hawaii
85 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sushi and sashimi was fantastic. Dining is open to the elements and wind blew & broke wine glasses, people got wet from spray. Waiter & hostess forgot to validate out parking, waiter forgot some of our dishes and had to return to get them, but the food was outstanding so can overlook these things. The new chef is great!

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FloridaDonna
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinner and our waitress Sheri was fantastic! We shared a steak and rice and everything was delicious! We were pleasantly surprised by the free dessert of malasadas with salted caramel dipping sauce.

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SidneyG
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing but the malasadas for dessert are my favourite

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bBAR
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer service is not dead and those at Japengo are proving that to each person that dines in their restaurant. The sushi chefs and head sushi chef were amazing. We look forward to our time at Japengo each time we come to Maui. Mahalo.

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Dianna
London
33 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend Japengo”s menu and service. Delicious and excellent. Consistently fine dining!

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KulaRed
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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MichelleV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Japengo was fabulous! All tables have an ocean view. The service was excellent. We had the sashimi, sushi roll, Mahi Mahi and the chow fun. All were excellent. Very nice ambience for a romantic dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Curry dusted calamari and the seared Ahi main dish were both pure ecstasy!

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JMEM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Menu had half portions so we were able to try multiple dishes. Ok

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vipOhma
Orange County
92 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable ambiance! Every dish prepared to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Definitely did not live up to its reviews. Sushi was not good.

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vipPaulB
London
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Waiter did not engage with us at all - very mechanical. Did not remember who ordered what. Felt like he just wanted to turn table over. Note: He was not rude in any way. No moist toilettes or warm cloth provided for member of our party that ordered ribs as appetizer. Had to go to bath room to wash hands.Given the price and quality of food - expect better service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cousins bday

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vipLindaB
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Generous portions. Delicious rolls. Went for dinner twice in 6 days.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot say enough good about the quality of everything! Food, service and ambiance all a perfect ten. After six months of living on island this is Our favorite restaurant on Maui.

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vipjweitzel
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go there every year. Table 503 is the best

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vipBenB
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new lead sushi chef, Masa, is fantastic. He has big shoes to fill, as Jin is also awesome. I guess the bottom line is that Japengo has done it again and hired another world-class sushi chef.

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ShirleyA
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was ‘ok.’ When I pay a pretty penny for food, I expect flavor. Was disappointing-

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vipDaisy18
Hawaii
67 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my God! This is a fabulous dining experience. The food quality was superb. Memorable!!! We sat outside on a cliff and dined through the sunset. Whales were breaching within view. Service is top- notch. Don’t miss this! Again, food was a 10+.

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KellyD
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for sushi on Maui. Wait staff was wonderful and the food was excellent. Large portions. Would definitely dine here again.

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TerriL
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting up with old friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, wonderful service and food.

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vipKeithF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Delicious ocean side Japanese fusion meal, with great ambience and service.

FAQs

Japengo - Maui offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 667-4796.

Japengo - Maui is rated 4.6 stars by 2136 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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