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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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food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

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4.0

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93% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (59)
Good for a Date (42)
Special Occasion (40)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (38)
Waterfront (37)
Romantic (37)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Local Ingredients (26)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Fun (17)
Worth the Drive (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Authentic (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Business Meals (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Healthy (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Casual (8)
Live Music (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Cozy (5)
People Watching (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Spicy (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

When we visit Maui we always go to Japengo! Their sushi is excellent - fresh & beautifully presented - always delicious! We tried their ribs as an appetizer & found them a little disappointing. The cocktails were. perfect as was the ambiance - we sat in a covered area but open to the outdoors. Great service! We will return for sure!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Not accommodating at all. I asked for different seat - I made my reservation early and they sat me in the corner

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Went here years ago and had a great time. Returned this time and now I am gluten free. They had a menu to accommodate which was wonderful but everything we ordered of it was exceptionally bland tasting and quite boring. Waiter was nice but was overworked and was not able to attend to our needs. Refills were never offered in the 1.5 hours we were there and glasses were all empty. Really expensive for such disappointing experience.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great time with great food

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service and food! Great environment for a sunset family dinner.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Live Music, Fun, Great Beer
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was excellent..second trip here in past couple months...service was attentive and pleasant..left us alone yet always available to refill water or bring more sauces

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

The ahi roll was amazing. Great live music before sitting down at our table.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

A great place with a romantic view, and the seafood in particular was awesome

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food, service and atmosphere! ***Had a drink in bar area (premium liquor on rocks $14) and was charged $20 for same drink while dining! Manager came over and said they probably under charged us at bar. Went to a similar fine dining establishment in area and asked the bartender about this practice and he was amazed and said they would never do that!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Server and abratender provided exceptional service. Host stand crew was very unfriendly

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great location right above pool and overlooking ocean.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Most beautiful sunset I’ve ever seen

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We chose to dine at Japengo at sunset, and even though it was somewhat overcast, the view and the ambiance was wonderful. At the servers recommendation, we tried several different dishes. Japengo offers half orders of some dishes, plus we shared the entree. We loved the scallops, which were a special on the evening we were there. We also thought the Lahaina Roll was excellent. We were less excited about the fried rice we ordered, but it was still good. I don't know if the server had too many tables or whether he just forgot us from time to time, but the service could have been better. The server was very knowledgeable about the various dishes, however, and gave us good recommendations.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Love Japengo!! If we’re goin to Maui, we’re goin to Japengo!!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I ordered the evening special, mahi-mahi and lobster with a white wine sauce. My meal was cold. Flavour would have been awesome if the meal would have been hot.
Won’t be returning, very expensive and not worth it.

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent Food. Great ocean view! Fun evening.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Delicious fresh food. Absolutely succelent dining!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Fantastic food and staff!!! Joy is the best!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Ate mainly sushi. Couple appetizers as well. The lobster dynamite was good but seemed overpriced. The sushi was good but nothing special. The waitress wasn’t particularly attentive. As the evening closed advised us to kitchen was closing so if we want to desert we had to order now. Thought that was rather rude considering it’s not a cheap restaurant. This restaurant is at the Hyatt hotel. Service here at The other restaurants has been rather poor so not surprised

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 29, 2018

In my travels, the general rule for eating sushi is that the best sushi places only serve sushi. That remains true. The second tier places serve sushi and other Japanese non-sushi dishes. The third tier, which in my experience, serves sushi and other Asian dishes from Korea, China, or Thailand, are hardly ever worth going to for sushi. Maybe it should be a guideline and not a rule because the Japengo menu selection makes it third tier sushi place, but it breaks the rules. The sushi was great (not top tier but very good sushi). We challenged the chef with the standards like hamachi, maguro and sake, and top tier choices like uni, ama ebi, anago, and hotate. Every piece was generous in portion, fresh and flavorful, and the rice was just fine. Combine that with top notch service (thank you Sheri) and an unbeatable view, and this is pretty good sushi on Maui—Sushi Paradise is still the best.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront
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 (Amarillo)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Calamari a little soggy with juice,noodles, sushi had crab paste rather than crab pieces,

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Everything about the food and service was fantastic! The trade winds made it a bit chilly, and the table next to us was very loud, rude and bothersome, disappointing what would have been a lovely evening. But the restaurant couldn’t have helped these factors...just luck of the draw.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 23, 2018

My husband and I have been coming to Maui multiple times per year for the past decade andJapengo is a place we always choose to dine at while on the island.  We love the local ingredients and outstanding food quality, romantic atmosphere, impeccable service and love that it's right on the water.  I was particularly please this past visit as my husband passed away over the summer and I let Japengo know through Open Table.  Upon knowing, they seated us at the perfect table fit for honoring and memorializing his life.  Thank you!

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Organic, Fun, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great service and great ambiance. Unfortunately one guest's Monchong was over cooked and dry.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Our waitress was wonderful! She helped guide us on the menu and was very attentive to make sure we were pleased with everything and that our drinks never were empty. We had the fried rice, cashew chicken, california roll and edamame. All were pretty good. Not the best I've ever had, but everything was a large portion and prepared well. Some of their items they do 1/2 portions of for 1/2 the price, which is great.
Thanks to your wonderful waitress! :)

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Lovely atmosphere very good sushi . Reasonably priced actually one of our cheaper dinners we had this week. Enjoyed the bar area stayed for drinks after dinner. Would defiantly return.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Food was excellent. Atmosphere was great. Bobby was a very friendly, efficient server. The restaurant has certain items for which you can get a half order at half price so you can try different things. I had the fried rice( some of the best I've ever had) and the China Town Chow Fun ( pork, scallops, crab, prawns, oyster sauce, and mushroom shoyu). It was wonderful. The Kung Pao suck meatball appetizer was great too.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We had the Sashimi for 2, calamari and ocean salad to start. Plenty of food and in my opinion affordable compared to other venues.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Bobby our waiter made this meal great. The food itself was good, but expensive. The service was exceptional.

Tags: Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Food and atmosphere was wonderful. Server was very helpful in explaining the menu. There was something for everyone. Sushi for me. Chicken for the non-fish eater. Interestingly prepared seafood. Service was only slow at the end -- dessert and check. Hawaii time I guess. I still highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Wedding Anniversary

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Our traditional first day on Maui dinner. We always sit at the sushi bar and enjoy the entertainment, skill and conversations with Norman and his sushi crew. We often put ourselves in the hands of Norman requesting that he surprise us with one of his creations. Service is great, cocktails are well crafted. A very good selection of sake is available. If you like sushi this place is a must.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Beautiful view, excellent service, interesting menu choices. Everything was delicious, and we were very full. I’d mentioned when reserving that it was for a birthday, and the staff was very sweet about making sure the birthday guest was recognized. Gorgeous view overlooking the ocean. Will definitely recommend to friends visiting Maui.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Poor service and underwhelming food at typically expensive Maui prices. Steer clear.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 12, 2018

To us, Japengo has it all! Fabulous Asian fusion food ( the Korean pancakes are to die for), thoughtful smaller portion options so diners can share plates, an incredible view of the ocean and sunsets, and gracious...servers...we really enjoyed Michele’s courteous, helpful and wonderfully efficient service...clearly an asset to Japengo and the Hyatt. We will Always go there for special occasoins, friends get togethers and romantic evenings. The best...all around.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Second time visiting and celebrating our anniversary. Excellent food, wonderful server, and perfect outdoor seating! Thank you!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent all round. Our waiter Dave was excellent. Attentive but not in a rush you kind of way. Had two excellent sushi rolls. We where not sure which wine to choose and Dave brought us a taste of both so we could make the right choice. Not inexpensive but worth every penny.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We started with the curried calamari and duck meatballs. We loved them and the ability to choose two half portions vs one large portion was brilliant! Amazing sushi according to my husband who eats fresh sushi/sashimi routinely. The uni was superb and the chef’s creation roll of the night were beautifully plated and tasty to match. I ordered from the menu of cooked entrees. Portions were extremely large. I had the pork belly with bacon risotto. I’m a huge fan of pork belly but was disappointed by this entree. The meat was dry and required a lot of chewing and entirely flavorless. They poured a sauce all over the top making the crisped fat soggy and flavorless (unless you only wanted the sauce)- an absolute disappointment!! The risotto portion was huge but likened a cooked gelatinous “glump” on the plate. The bacon was all you could taste and the smokiness overpowered the entire plate. Half way through the entree I just needed to remove my plate from under my nose as the pervasive odor had won and I put my fork down. The setting was beautiful but busy and loud. Service was slightly above average but not commensurate with a high end restaurant of similar pricing on the West Coat of USA. We would go back because my husband loves sushi/sashimi but I think I would just order half-sized appetizers for my meal. Beer selection included several Asian beers, a few local and several bottles varieties. Wine list was okay but not huge or amazing. Prices of bottles appeared to be 2-3x retail price in stores

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Superb authentic Hawaiian cuisine with choice of outdoor or indoor seating. Excellent and friendly service.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Romantic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Every time we are there the first thing you see is Jimmy’s smiling face always happy to help and asking how you are. Food is always perfect our servers name was Tara she was knowledgeable and friendly. The restaurant was very busy but the food seemed to come right out, it is always a great place to eat !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem
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