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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

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.6

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (59)
Romantic (54)
Great for Outdoor Dining (51)
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Good for a Date (46)
Waterfront (43)
Special Occasion (43)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Local Ingredients (30)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Bar Seating (18)
Live Music (18)
Authentic (17)
Fun (17)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Healthy (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Casual (9)
Cozy (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Business Meals (7)
Late-night Find (6)
People Watching (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Spicy (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Vegan (4)
Great Beer (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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

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·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

Great food and good service.

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·Dined 7 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 26, 2017

This was my husbands and my first time here. Was a beautiful restaurant with a great staff. The foot was incredibly fresh and well prepared! We will be back when we come back to Maui!

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Healthy, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

A must while in Maui ! The service was friendly but very professional . Special of the night was swordfish AND 1//2 lobster for $40!
So good-will return on our next visit to Maui

Tags: Organic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Everything was divine- sushi was incredible-however we were charged a " $1.00 dollar donation" for which we don't recall its purpose.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Fun
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great Food , Excelent Service . Everything we ordered was beyond expectations . Especially like the half orders which allowed us to try a greater selection without over ordering

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Absolutely delicious food with excellent service, very inventive menu with great options for everyone

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Had a great experience at Japengo. The server was great and extremely knowledgeable. The sushi was amazing. Would definitely go back again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Japengos never disappoint. Service was great and we love the Korean Pancakes.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Love this place! The ambiance and views of the sunset are amazing. And it doesn’t hurt that the food is delicious. Our server was super wonderful. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a special night out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Healthy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Third time. First two were excellent. This time not so much. Hostess had slight attitude. Not too bad but, noticeable. Not friendly. Server very pleasant and attentive until main course. We waited far too long until we were fed up (pun intended) and cancelled . Suddenly, main was ready. Left upset and unsatisfied.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

My wife and I returned after a wonderful experience the previous year. This visit was the complete opposite. First, we were given a table at the further possible location in the restaurant. There was rain, and our waitress didn't even offer to move us. The runner is who offered to move us. After we moved tables, the runner continued to serve us and bring us new water. The waitress was nowhere to be seen. We do appreciate the waitresses offer to comp our appetizer but doesn't make up for a terrible visit. Last year's visit was celebrating our marriage. This year's visit was to celebrate our 1st anniversary, which was a terrible experience. We do not plan to go back to this restaurant. Food tasted good but the terrible service we received will never be forgotten.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Japengo has a great ocean view which is especially appealing at sunset. However, the restaurant doesn’t shine nearly as brightly as the setting sun.

The food quality and presentation is geared to the tourists at the adjacent Hyatt Hotel rather than people seeking a memorable dining experience. The quality of the sashimi is sub par. Even a sushi dish as simple as a California roll is demeaned by their using imitation crab.

If you seek a memorable Japanese dining experience, there are other restaurants in Lahaina that are far superior.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Food, ambience, & live music were all delightful. A bit pricey & servers (both in the lounge/bar as well as once seated in dining) were not as attentive as expected at that type of restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Awesome!! Great food!!

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 (Montana)·Dined on October 15, 2017

As always great food with seamless service. Not mention the great sunsets!

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our server rushed us, service wasn’t as great . Food and drinks were awesome.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Good food and great atmosphere. Service was a bit slow. Pricey.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 11, 2017

There really isn't a better table to sit at on Kaanapali than outside overlooking the ocean and Lanai with sun setting. The food is perfect, sushi is some of the best around, I had the lamb chops and lobster tails and were cooked perfect. There is a donut dessert with 3 sauces that will blow your mind. Go back again and again!!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Good food and service. Great location and ambiance. A bit on the pricey side but worth the price if it's a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Good good and sushi but expensive. Wonderful view of Lanai'a and the water. Creative menu.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Romantic, Fun, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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