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About Japengo - Maui

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.

200 Nohea Kai Dr
Lahaina, HI 96761
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Sushi, Pacific Rim

Hours of Operation:
Dinner 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Lounge 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Kaanapali Parkway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 667-4796

Website:
http://www.japengomaui.com/

Entertainment:
7 nights per week from 5:30pm-7:30pm located in the bar/cocktail lounge. Seating is first come, first serve so get here early!

Catering:
We specialize in intimate private parties up to 40 people.

Parking Details:
Complimentary self-parking and validated valet parking is available at the hotel entrance.

Public Transit:
Take the Maui Public Bus to Whaler's Village and then a short walk along the boardwalk, to the Hyatt Regency Maui.

Executive Chef:
Restaurant Chef Gevin Utrillo/Sushi Chef Jin Hosono

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Japengo - Maui Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (59)
Great for Outdoor Dining (52)
Romantic (49)
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Good for a Date (47)
Special Occasion (44)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Waterfront (34)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Local Ingredients (27)
Bar Seating (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Worth the Drive (18)
Authentic (18)
Fun (17)
Happy Hour (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Live Music (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Casual (9)
Healthy (9)
Business Meals (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Cozy (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
People Watching (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Spicy (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vegan (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 2 days ago

The Chef’s Roll was the best creation I have ever tasted in my entire life!

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Outstanding dinner, don't miss it

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Amazing food, service and atmosphere!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Love going to Japengo! It Never disappoints. Great atmosphere and amazing food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Thanks Dave!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great sushi. Love the sushi bar and the friendly and knowledgeable sushi chefs!
A must go to restaurant every time on Maui!

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Wonderful view, service, food... such a wonderful time and they took great care of us.. We will be back

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Food was mediocre and pricey. We had items from the sushi list and things that were cooked. Sushi was a little disappointing with limited selection - no Toro or Uni. Freshness was mediocre but the hamachi was pretty good. Other dishes seemed to try too hard with over powering sauces. The molten lava cake was very good.

The ambiance was very nice with views of the ocean and an outdoor theme with torches, large lounge chairs, and live music.

Overall, this restaurant got 2 Stars. Food should be a restaurants 1st priority and you can tell that this took a back seat to creating a nice ambiance. I don’t mind paying a lot for a good meal. In this case, I did not think this was worth it.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

We came to Japengo 15 yrs ago on our first visit to Maui, and have always loved the food and atmosphere.
So every visit to Maui we love to come, this year we were celebrating our 20th anniversary.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Ate in the bar area day one had great service great food and great drinks.
On our reservation night it as OK but food was not as good drinks were not as good .
Might as well sit in the bar area, it was Better on all scores.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was the surprise of our Maui 2017 trip. We go to Mama’s every year and hit several other local favorite restaurants as well. We tried Japengo because we were staying at the Hyatt. It was absolutely amazing. We went back for a second night before we left, cancking plans at another restaurant.

The food is amazing. The atmosphere is contemporary and clean. We will return next year and for several years to come.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Romantic, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

The best sushi we have ever eaten. Great service and wonderful atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Japengo NEVER disappoints!
The special sushi rolls are fresh & buttery soft. Highly recommend the cod, fried rice & curry - all fresh and delivered hot. Try to sit at a table out on the point for a special occasion with a view of Lanai & the sunset!

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Waterfront
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The food was quite good. In fact, the uni was the best we've ever had. Great job! Good drinks, too. The overall atmosphere was fine with nice lighting throughout the restaurant. Unfortunately, a service issue started the dinner on a negative note. We checked in at 8:00 for an 8:15 reservation, but weren't seated until nearly 8:30. It seemed like we were just forgotten about as people that "walked up" after us were getting seated before us - not sure what happened. It was busy but not totally packed that night so were disappointed. The hostess was not particularly attentive to us. We eventually walked up to complain and a new host seated us promptly.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

So disappointing. We loved Cafe Japengo in LaJolla. We were really looking forward to dinner in Japengo on vacation.
Service was slow and server indifferent. My Diet Coke tasted like it came out of a dirty swewar line. Calamari was good but cold on arrival. Overpriced and food is mediocre at best. Disappointing and I would not recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Family dinner over the holiday

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We weren’t offered more then one cocktail or dessert. They knew we were celebrating a birthday dinner. Disappointed because this was recommended by friends. We drove far to try it & it wasn’t worth it.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had Thanksgiving here...ordering specialties, rather than their turkey dinner offering. The food was very good. The service was mediocre, which was disappointing considering the cost of the meal (close to $400 for three).

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 22, 2017

10 all day long

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We were on our honeymoon, and while our waiter wasn’t rude in any way, she also wants especially nice in any way either. Thought service would reflect the rest of the experience, but it didn’t.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great sushi at a price, but the quality still surpassed the cost. Can’t beat the view either!

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Our waiter was awesome and the food was amazing! It was a little spendy, but overall very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great Beer, Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

It took over an hour for us to get our food. When making the reservation on Opentable I️ did state that it was an anniversary and they forgot.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great food and good service.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Incredible view! Outstanding food and service!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Delicious dishes. Excellent service. Beautiful view of the ocean.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The restaurant was full of screaming kids. One table in particular with two kids was non-stop for over one hour. Wait staff are not allowed to offend the parents! Wow, pay that kind of money for a meal, and we are the ones who have to suffer!

WE DO NOT RECOMMEND EATING THERE. More of a McDonalds environment. Great place for screaming kids.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Everything was awesome except for one thing - our drinks were really awful. Ordered an exotic lychee rum drink and what they brought out was just pineapple juice. Other than that the food was amazing, service was excellent and the setting pretty spectacular.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We stayed at the Hyatt and ate at Japengo twice. Very convenient. Nice views. Ate in the Sushi Lounge both times. Server, Jun, was very good both times (he even remembered us the 2nd time!). Sushi is very good, nice presentation, but pretty pricey. We had sushi 5 times during our visit and this was by far the most expensive. Would recommend Japengo if you don't want to drive someplace else.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great location, great meal, great waiter, worth every penny. We booked witb open door. Were served by Hawaiian native Wayne. Complimentary mai tais curteousy of hyatt booking started us off right. We had california roll, chefs special roll:CA cut roll with salmon and red snapper, edamame, spicy tuna roll and we received a free dessert. We love sushi and Japengo did not disapoint. Highly recommend this establishment as the ambiance wasnincredible. Got a fantastic seat BTW. Thanks Japrngo for helping us feel welcome and making our first night in Maui a blast.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food -- as usual -- was excellent. But the service was very spotty. At times, good. At times, sloppy and neglectful. Definitely not up to snuff.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I've been to Japengo in Waikiki also and it never disappoints. The outdoor seating has lots of tiki torches and is wonderful for night time dining. While we were expecting better sushi, the food was good overall.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was so delicious, but it was just so expensive. Our bill was $88 for two glasses of wine, an appetizer and one entree. Service was fantastic and ambience was great, but be ready to spend a pretty penny on very little amounts of food.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Delicious as usual. We brought a VIP here along with a child and had a wonderful experience. Food was delicious, amazing local fish but also they were happy to cater to the little one in our group. Perfect! We will be back.

Tags: Waterfront, Healthy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

This was my second visit to Japengo Maui and the menu is outstanding. Love the setting and incredible authentic food.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Our meal was Fantastic! Service was great, friendly and observant. We had the Kambocha Squash appetizer, squash was cooked perfectly and had a nice smooth buttery texture. Sushi was fabulous, great selection. We ordered 2 desserts, the chocolate ice cream cake and the creme brulee pineapple upside down cake, both were delicious.

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The waitress forgot to put in our appetizer so our dinner came out first. Would not have been a big deal except then the manager stopped by every table around us to ask how dinner was but never asked us. We felt like we were written off and no one cared to make things right. A simple I'm sorry would have made a difference. The food was good but nothing special. Will not be going back..,

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was good, loved that half portions were menu options.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Wayne was amazing. Will be coming back on a future trip and asking for his section. Kind and just a wonderful person. Ask for Wayne you won't be disappointed. Also the Uni was amazing!!!

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

When i explained I was vacationing and dining alone to the hostess she let me choose the table I wanted The view was beautiful the service was excellent. My server visited with me in between courses which made the time sitting by myself pass easily. Their menu offers 1/2 orders of several plates so that a diner can try more than one entree. My food was well plated and delicious. The dessert was made in house and was also delicious.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Waterfront
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