Japengo - Maui

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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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Daily 5:30PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 8:30PM

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D
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Liked the option of half portions for half price. Really liked the ribs and the cocktails. Beautiful views

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I always go here on my trips to Maui. I go to Maui 4-6 times a year and always love dinners around sunsets. Only suggestion for you guys is to market better, it’s sort of a hidden gem. Michael was our server the other day and He was outstanding.

SJ
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't say enough about how good this experience was. Top notch restaurant, awesome views. Excellent menu prepared with care and expertise. The blackened ahi roll, pork belly and shrimp and the scallop and noodle dish were very tasty. Enjoyed a margarita which actually was a great pairing with the dishes above. It was hard to stop eating, it was so good! Great service and ambiance.

OT
Nuremberg
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Es war sehr schön und der Service super.
Das beste Sushi auf Hawaii 👍

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OT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Very romantic outside. Excellent service. Wayne was a great waiter.

AG
San Antonio
63 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Disappointing visit this time. The specialty sushi roll was really good, but our mains weren't. My curry was lukewarm, and my friend's Chow Fun was as well. Our server was very friendly but maybe had too many tables(?). The service was a little slow. The restaurant was fairly busy -- not a wait for our reservation but pretty full. Both of us felt a little off later in the evening. After having been here twice last year and loving it, this was disappointing.

SJ
San Francisco
71 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Unique preparations and some unusual dishes that are all tasty. LOVE that they do half orders so you can try 2 things. We had the Korean seafood pancake-very unique and tasty. Ask to have it cooked a little more thoroughly or it will be soft/wet in the middle (unless you like that texture). Loved the clams. My son loved the sashimi. Also very nice mahi. Table next to us had steak and chicken that looked great.

Great view from some tables. Stop and see the penguins if you get there before sunset.

f
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous ! Beautiful vegetables , great atmosphere & quality!

WO
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, beautiful view. Shari was our friendly server and took care of our every need. Thank you!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. The fish special is always amazing!

P
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had requested sushi bar seating on the reservation. We arrived early, the first to check in, and the host/hostesses were standing around talking to each other about inconsequential matters, but when I inquired, they checked us in. We were the second couple seated when the restaurant opened, precisely on time. We didn't get sushi bar seating, but then, there is no seating at the actual sushi bar! Wonder why that's an option? But our table was great and so was the rest of the service that evening. We just ate sushi and had wine/tea, but that's still an expensive meal at this venue. However, the quality and amount of each of the two specialty rolls we ordered was outstanding! It was a very good experience overall. We recommend giving it a try.

SC
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

I would go back for happy hour with live music but the restaurant is very expensive. Presentation is great. Blackened roll was more seared than blackened.

CP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the service with our waitress Desiree was great we could not have ask for better service

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years eve

AT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We were recommended by a friend to come to Japengo. I was very excited, as I am a huge fan of sushi. We were so disappointed. I was shocked that we were seated before 3 other tables, yet they got served before we did (by the same waitress). She was very rude, did not greet us. We informed the restaurant when we made our reservation that we were on our honeymoon- she did not even say anything, yet the hostess did. I was very offended that the waitress went to other tables before she came and checked on us. The food took almost an hour to come out, and it was not a busy time for dinner. We dined after 8pm, with tables empty. It came to a point where we did not even want to finish our meal, but we had no place to go from here, so we stayed. She never came to refill the water or ask if we wanted more drinks. We had to ask the water man for silverware, because we did not have any.

The fried rice is not even fried rice- it is steamed and has steamed shrimp which was not good at ALL. No taste. No flavour.
I ordered a few sushi rolls- first of all, they were not as good as I thought. I was expecting excellent sushi. There were fish eggs smothering all over, that is all I could taste. I tried moving them off they were everywhere. Very disgusting. Again, the food was just dropped off at our table without someone coming by to ask if we were ok...
Such a disappointment for such a large price! I would never recommend this place! I regret wasting one of my nights here.

G
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Overall, the food was nice, but nothing blew us away, and we ordered a dozen or so things on the menu. With regard to our food: Clams had too much lemongrass, ribs were dry and game-y, meatballs were just okay. Kampachi was chewy. Maguro sashimi was very good, but tough. Fried rice was yummy and the rainbow roll was decent. The service was good, but not breathtaking. We had a much better experience from top to bottom at Son’z Steakhouse in the hotel a few nights ago. As far as sushi goes, we had much better sushi at Sansei in Kapalua. The ambience was gorgeous, and we cannot complain about the view. We won’t be back though. Of all the great restaurants on the island, we don’t want to be underwhelmed for the price of $250 for four people.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service!

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Seaweed salad frozen, lobster special a joke. Two tiny pieces of lobster for $52. Beautiful restaurant and View.

CG
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

LK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Food great our server not

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were here for our anniversary . Food was decent very few vegetarian options. Drinks were good

KF
Vancouver
121 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time here and it was great like the first time. Service was very good, pacing of dishes being brought out was perfect and the location is perfect! Definitely recommend!

b
Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as usual. I always come here whenever I’m in Maui. The malasada dessert was amazing. Sushi just melts in your mouth and you cannot beat the view.

d
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server good food reasonably price

BL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Their sushi just wasn’t very good. It tasted like a lot of fast sushi takeaway places.

l
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent in all categories, go at sunset--sit at the ocean side

ML
Hawaii
146 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just can’t say enough Good about this restaurant! Fabulous ocean front with a view of Lanai, our host, Jimmy, Always finds an excellent table for our party, and Carrie is the Best friendly and sweet server with great suggestions, impeccable timing and spot on efficiency. And, of course, the food is amazing Asian Fusion...the Korean pancakes are out of this world, and the fresh, specialty sushi rolls are superb in taste, freshness and quality. On the West side of Maui, it is hard to beat this restaurant in the Hyatt. !

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi was absolutely amazing. We had three rolls - Chef’s Special Roll, Rising Sun Roll, and Fujin Roll between two people and it was more than we could eat. Everything was incredibly fresh and tasty.

Don’t miss the curry dusted calamari. Amazing.

T
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

The venue is beautiful. The food is tasty. We had a horrible inattentive server. It ruined our anniversary dinner....
The bar was great where we waited all were very attentive.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! From the moment we were greeted by the excellent host staff all the way through closing out, it was a terrific experience. We will be back soon.

BS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a view and the menu offers many choices

BV
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here the night before leaving beautiful Maui. Ben, our waiter, was fantastic! The food was impeccable! The ambience was perfect! Would definitely eat here again!

S
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Japengo was absolutely amazing! Easily the best sushi I have ever had! My husband and I enjoyed a lovely date night out here and the view was spectacular! The atmosphere was very warm and romantic, fancy but still casual and laid back. The staff was exceptional! Very friendly and informative never hesitating to help explain a dish to us! We ordered the Omakase Style sushi preparation from the chef and it was spectacular! The fish was all so fresh and perfectly matched with other toppings to really highlight every bite! We shared a roll and the seared ahi half plate which were both exceptional as well! Overall amazing evening! I would 100% recommend Japengo to anyone staying at the Hyatt or surrounding area, if we are ever back in Maui we would return for sure! Thank you for a dining experience I will never forget!

DS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We dine at Japengo whenever we are in Maui. Nice menu.

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience at Japengo! Ben was an attentive and gracious server and the food was spectacular as always.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bobby is the best!!! He made the whole experience!

MB
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Japengo 10 years ago the night I proposed! so when we went back to celebrate 10 year we went back and they were as awesome as we remember . Super views, great food and perfect service!
cant wait to go back!

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary.

AA
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sunset views. Japengo offers a great Happy Hour. We started in the bar during happy hour then moved to the dining room. Japengo Rice and the Korean Seafood Pancake are over the top. Tonight we tried two of the daily specials, Chef’s Roll and Cippino. So good. Layer upon layer of flavors. Perfect location for a special occasion.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded our expectations on every level. The food was fresh and flavorful, the service was excellent and the ambiance is perfectly Maui.

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