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Japengo - Maui

4.5
1465 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Sushi, Pacific Rim
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Hours of operation
Dinner 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Lounge 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(808) 667-4796
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Restaurant Chef Gevin Utrillo/Sushi Chef Jin Hosono
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Catering
We specialize in intimate private parties up to 40 people.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Kaanapali Parkway
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Parking details
Complimentary self-parking and validated valet parking is available at the hotel entrance.
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Public transit
Take the Maui Public Bus to Whaler's Village and then a short walk along the boardwalk, to the Hyatt Regency Maui.
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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!
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
What 1465 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.7
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great from the time we entered through out dinner. Very professional staff. Food was excellent!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful as expected! Tried the seafood pancake and it blew our minds, so pleased. Crisp and crunchy outside, creamy and delicious inside with a beautiful seafood filling. i would order it again without hesitation as well as the Alaskan black cod with a teriyaki cream sauce, pair those with the ocean wakame salad, a seaweed salad with a nice crunch and some good sake and it’s a visit to food paradise!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

I don’t understand (nor recommend) the practice of) having a small round table set up where the wait staff kept loudly plunking dirty dishes - located right behind our table for two and right behind my daughter. It’s unsightly and jarring. Also when I was seated and trying to order my first drink, our waitress basically said to hold on before she would take our drink order until she brought us water.

Loved the flight of sake. Food was delish.

Thanks for listening

Karina

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Sushi was great but expensive. Appetizers small portion and very expensive. Service was amazing. Our server forgot to put in my daughter's kappa maki roll order (which was no big deal) and she apologized a few times and gave us a delicious free dessert! She was very attentive to our table and came and checked in on us quite a few times. Beautiful view/scenery and the kids menu was perfect.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

It’s was overrated. Drinks did it taste that good. Too sweet. Get off the hotel and eat on another location.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

exceptional food and service, wonderful view. we had a chilled antinori chianti, fabulous.

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2.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Freezing cold by the hurricane winds made our experience one to forget. Given a lovely spot for six at the end point. Most romantic on a nice night. Last night was a waste of $320.

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2.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The food was good, but the soup and coffee were lukewarm and the service was distant and pushy. Not a good experience for a pricy restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We ate here several times on our recent Maui vacation. We had a business dinner, a family dinner and a date at Japengo. All were delicious. We noticed at 2 of the dinners they seemed under staffed. The waitress would go get us something and seemed to forget. My soup was delivered after my sushi. The live music was great, the sushi was wonderful. We highly recommend the chocolate lava cake, it's to die for! Another reason we liked this ace is because it wasn't like the mediocre tourist food you can get down the walkway at Whalers Village.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We had a great meal with wonderful atmosphere. The service was good and the view was spectacular!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Shared several dishes and was beyond satisfied with each one. Great views, service and food.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The food was ok and the service was very good. The first booth they sat us in had torn seats and the table we moved to had a sticky surface due to the weather.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Vacation family dinner

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1.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Service was subpar. We have been to japengo many times and found the service to be horrendous. The manger was condescending and uncareing that it took well over an hour to get our entrees. They gave a discount on the meal but no real explanation or seemingly sincere apology. Bummer when u come her once a year. Won’t be back. 🤦🏻‍♀️

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

My Waiter was Jun he was very nice. He also had some good suggestions he told me if I wanted to try a few different items that they can do half portions. Over all the food was outstanding. I tried the chef special sushi roll which was da bomb.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Very pretty restaurant. Service was amazing. There’s a lively bar area that looked fun. Would love to come back.

We loved all of the appetizers that we ordered - hamchi/watermelon, black cod misoyaki, specialty sushi roll, miso soup. The entrées were pricey and not as delicious as the appetizers.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We really liked that several entree’s and appetizers could be ordered in half portions so we could try several things on the menu. Our waiter was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Awesome everything as usual.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Fantastic food and service. A must if you are in Kaanapali

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Vacation in Maui,
Excellent sushi and unique fish presentations, we have eaten at many fish places and this was a fantastic change, pricy but worth it compared to the same same Mahi everywhere else.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The view and ambience are exceptional. The downside was that our server was incredibly rude and it was abundantly obvious that either he has been in his profession too long and is burned out or truly does not care about enhancing the experience of guests by answering questions in a friendly or professional manner. When simply asked about his opinion on two dishes his response was a curt, “You want me to decide for you, because I can decide for you if that’s what you want.” The other down side was that while both of our children’s dishes were warm when served, my husband and I ordered the special at $60 for the entree and it was served cold. Other than the comments above, the sushi and rolls were delicious, and had our entree been warm and if we had a professional server it would have been a wonderful experience. Unfortunately, this was not the case. At this price point I expect exceptional if not at least friendly service.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Outdoor patio was amazing. Awesome view! Honolulu roll was the highlight. In fact we liked all the sushi tremendously. When on Maui we would most definitely return.

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1.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We had to wait 20 minutes past our reservation time. At one point the hostess tried to convince us to sit out in the open seating area because we were so annoyed. Then the food was terrible. The chef’s special literally tasted like tuna fish out of a can! The only good thing we ordered was the tuna tar tar starter. The waitress was terrible and very inattentive. I do not recommend at all!

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great service, amazing ocean views and very flavorful Asian cuisine. There is a full drink menu with amazing outdoor seating for pre dinner cocktails and appetizers.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Fish was fresh, steaks were also good.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great food and service. Always enjoy going there. Fish was very fresh.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This place has really gone down hill. The waiter was very unhelpful on sushi recommendations. We love sushi yet The chief choice was disgusting.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food, atmosphere, and service! Definitely worth the price. Our sever Jeff was absolutely amazing! Friendly, knowledgeable, and most importantly genuine.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Awesome food, service and views! Had a great meal.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was yummy & the service was adequate but not warm or friendly at all. The view is spectacular!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The views here are amazing. I'm not sure if there's a bad place to be seated. The service is slow and unattentive. I believe our server had a giant party sat after her few small dining area tables. So we all just keep talking to each other like, hey hows looking at your dessert going?! Sucks you can't eat it without any silverware! Luckily the food was delicious and flavorful.

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Service was not at all what you would expect for a highly priced restaurant. Food was ok. Way overpriced for what it is. Nothing about the experience was worth the cost.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Chef special truly amazing. Swordfish topped with a lobster tail. To die for.
A little drizzle of rain had us changing our table and taking dessert to go . Milton chocolate cake.. doesn’t pack well.
Overall .. a very special dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Best sushi we have ever had! And the dessert was wonderful too.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Service was ok not great but ok

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food was AMAZING! I grew up here on Maui and to have Chow Fun and Fried Rice made with with such care was absolutely mind blowing. Our server, Desiree, was so kind and made us feel like ‘Ohana. The service was great! The malasadas were soo Ono and the 1/2 serving portions were surprisingly huge! Will definitely come here again.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Everything was lovely & delicious!! The service was gracious & efficient, dishes delicious, and wine well chilled. The view is fantastic!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I just want to say that my boyfriend really enjoyed his birthday here. It was our first time and it was so worth it. It was intimate, it was relaxed (did not feel rushed)c and the service was fantastic. My favorites dish was the blackened ahi sushi roll OMG!!!! I think I could eat like 5 dishes of it. I surprised my boyfriend with this and he had a smile on the whole time. Every food bite we both rolled our eyes back! Omg! Wow! Our busses Jerry was so awesome! Our sever, local guy, didn’t rush us and made us feel comfortable. Please go here and enjoy the scenery and food. Definitely going there again! Thank you!

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2.0Dined on March 12, 2018

We have always loved this restaurant for its beautiful view and serenity; we have been staying at the Hyatt for years. Although it was not entirely the staff's fault because the number of available tables was limited due to high winds and the possibility of rain, we were seated in a room with several large parties, and the noise level was unbearable! It entirely ruined our dining experience and truly ruined our memories of this very special place. We made a reservation well in advance and, as we were leaving, saw that they had seated other couples outside. Unfortunately, despite the fact that we were a middle aged couple of two, the hostess chose to seat us in a room with several large groups in their 20s who were drinking and speaking very loudly! When the weather is nice and you are seated outside, I would still recommend but I would never go back if the wind covers are down. If you do, ask to be reseated immediately if you are not happy. I wish that we had done so!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

All the food is incredible! Service is excellent!
And the views are breathtaking!
If you have never tried ..... it’s a MUST!!!

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