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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (64)
Great for Outdoor Dining (55)
Good for a Date (49)
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Special Occasion (47)
Romantic (45)
Waterfront (41)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Local Ingredients (32)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Happy Hour (19)
Fun (18)
Bar Seating (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Authentic (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Business Meals (11)
Casual (11)
Healthy (11)
Live Music (11)
Cozy (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Spicy (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 13, 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 12, 2018

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

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·Dined on January 12, 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 9, 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 8, 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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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 7, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We have visited Japengo in the past and were happy to return. It didn't disappoint. The service was very good, the Aloha attitude was prevalent and the view was...well, it's Ka'anapala Beach in Maui. The menu has expanded from our last visit and marks items that include locally sourced ingredients...a welcome addition. We had a wide variety of sushi and sashimi (and, for the 5-year old, a pepperoni pizza). Everything was beautifully prepared and plated. Lovely balance of ingredients.
My only disappointment is that they no longer offer freshly grated wasabe. It was marvelous, but apparently the demand was low.
We will happily return to Japengo whenever we spend time in Maui. It's simply lovely.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The sushmi was EXCELLENT! The raw fish is very fresh. Miso soup is very good but was lukewarm. Our fried rice was room temperature and the ribs they have on the appetizer menu were just so-so. They were also room temperature. To sum it up the raw fish is excellent and very fresh everything else was very mediocre and room temperature. I wouldn’t go back for any of the sides . I would just order the Sushi and sit outside and listen to their live music. The food was not made to order is my guess this is why it was cold and really not very good.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 4, 2018

It is anice Resturuant with great view of lani and the sunset the food is very good but bring your wallet costs with wine for 2 with wine a tip is between 150 and 200

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Had fun until service decided to spend more time on new tables arriving - too bad service was so bad - such a nice setting.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Amazing spicy tuna roll and noodle stir fry. The other rolls were ok and the sashimi was very tough and chewy.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent restaurant, highly recommend the calamari dish. Sushi was pretty good as well.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food is excellent. Both hot and sushi type foods were well prepared, great presentation, fresh and tasty. Restaurant is located inside the Hyatt, unlike most other hotel restaurants, the food is extraordinary good. It is a bit pricey but I do feel the value and quality is very balanced. Very nice ambience and not pretentious. Service was good and efficient, in particular, it was a busy night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Organic, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Not the best in Maui - way overpriced with uncaring service. Cold miso soup, untraditional sushi not that good. Don’t make a late reservation- they can’t wait to get you out of there.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (London)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Loved the food and ambiance!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent from start to finish. Awesome sushi, and appetizers. Entrees delicious. Great drinks, great service. Top notch!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Live Music, Fun, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Horrible services but great food and table

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I think this is my favorite restaurant in Maui and that’s saying something because I also have several others that I absolutely love
I think Japengo wins because of that amazing view sitting outside plus extraordinary sushi and great care taken with every other dish
we also loved the ribs ,we loved the fish dishes of which there are several to choose from ,and the salads were fresh and imaginative . The chocolate desert was perfect.
Everything was beautifully done and even though it was Christmas we never felt hurried to give up our table or in any way feel like this day if dining was compromised by the intensity of demand. Really there’s nothing I can say But superlatives . We werereally thankful to get a wonderful table at 5:30 looking out at the water and magnificent view and the lovely lighting helped us feel cozy and romantic
we come to Maui every year and we always come here
thank you so much for taking care of us
Dr Pepper Schwartz and family

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Scenic View, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our server was very fun and helpful with menu selections. The ambience is homey and warm inside, great view outside. We had sushi and duck which was excellent as was the gin/lime cocktail.
This is a Highly Recommend Restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 25, 2017

OpenTable’s reservation could not be found but luckily the restaurant found us a great outside near the ocean table. Service was outstanding my husband thought his meal was great and I really enjoyed the fried rice dish

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had wonderful service, great food, and a beautiful view.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Awesome service and delicious food as always!!! Love Japengo and would highly recommend it to anyone! Delicious entrees and sushi. Fish melts in your mouth.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fun, Scenic View
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 23, 2017

10 our of 10!
Wonderful value and terrific food and service.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

We all loved the food and, being able to do half orders allowed us the opportunity to try a variety of dishes. My favorites were the rib appetizer and the seafood chow fun.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 20, 2017

A favorite on West Maui because of the spectacular ocean view, amazing fusoin food ( and some dishes available in Smaller sizes! Much appreciated), and always gracious and helpful servers ( thank you again, Carrie...you were wonderful!) we love entertaining visitors at this restaurant at the Hyatt. And we think of it as a romantic spot for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Beautiful location. Waitress was fantastic but hostesses were sassy and rude. We almost left because of their attitude even with a reservation but figured we were already there so why waste the reservation. Food was good. Cashew chicken was bland but vegetables, salad and sushi were great.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Outstanding dinner, don't miss it

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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