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About Sarento's on the Beach
Sarento's is nestled on one of Maui's premier beaches overlooking the islands of Molokini, Kaho'olawe & Lana'i, providing guests with unsurpassed romantic ocean view. Italian-style warmth & hospitality are part of the atmosphere that makes this fine dining establishment one of Hawaii's most celebrated. The superior service, coupled with the outstanding culinary offerings makes Sarento's a place where memories are created. Superb, five-star regional Italian cuisine with a Mediterranean flair. Specialties include award-winning presentations of homemade pastas, fresh Hawaiian seafood, prime steaks, signature veal, lamb, chicken & pork dishes. Creative preparations of classic Italian desserts are enough to make a grown man cry. The main wine cellar offers over 75 domestic & imported wines ranging in price from $30 - $1,000. One of the most respected collections of wines in Hawaii, contains over 1,500 bottles from France, Germany, California with a focus on rare Italian wines.
Kihei, HI 96753
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Brunch daily: 7–3 pm
Happy Hour: 3–5:30 pm
Dinner nightly: 5–9:30 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary valet parking or self-parking in the public parking lot.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Exclusive dining experiences for Large Parties, Wine Tastings, Private Chef's Table Dinners, Customized Printed Menus are available with set dinners to add that personal touch. Please contact us for more information or to begin making arrangements for your event.
Sarento's on the Beach Ratings and Reviews
Loved the fact that they took care of my request for a table with a good view on such a short notice! The location is really top notch and you can see the beautiful sunset while sipping on your drinks. Service is very prompt and at no time will you feel neglected. We ordered the Olowalu Tomato Gazpacho that was good but the tiger shrimp and diver sea scallop scampi was excellent. Overall a good place if you are near Kehei and on the lookout for some good food and views.
Food was fabulous; catch of the day mahi mahi was the best and freshest I have ever tasted. The garnishes were well paired and very interesting, and the presentation exquisite. The other meal was the red snapper that was replaced by Hebi (I think), small swordfish, with clams and delightful seasoned sauce. The two of us shared a gabriela salad, also delicious. The service was OK, our server had a rapid programmed speech about everything, particularly the wine - he was definitely not a sommelier. The ambience was lively and relaxed, right on the beach, with blinds drawn after sunset and lovely in the covered, outdoor-ish dining area. We will definitely return to Sarento's. Kudos to the chef!
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Sarento's. We were greeted by a friendly hostess and she wished us a Happy Anniversary.
This restaurant does a tag team type service. Our waiter took our order. Another gentleman brought us bread and filled our water glasses. Another gentleman brought us our food.
Food was excellent. Calamari and Caesar salad for appetizers, Tiger Shrimp/Scallops scampi for dinner. Very, tasty. For dessert we both ordered tiramisu - also delicious. Because it was our anniversary we were comped for one of our desserts which my husband and I both thought was a nice gesture.
Our waiter seemed to be a little off that night - he didn't ask if we wanted more drinks. We had to ask the young man who was bringing the bread and the water for more drinks. Another gentleman (not our waiter) brought us over our drinks with apologies.
The young man who brought us bread and kept on filling our water glasses was right on the money - very attentive and friendly. The gentleman who brought us our food was also friendly.
I was a little disappointed the photographer did not even come to our table to see if we wanted our picture taken. It was our anniversary and I certainly would have bought a photo for the occasion.
We have been to Sarento's several times and will continue to go.
The overall night, dinner and service was great.
After hearing about the views at Sarento’s, I thought it would be worth a visit. We arrived on time (5pm) but there was some loud guests trying to find a table that delayed us from being seated.
When we took our seats, the views from the table were amazing. Our server came to the table to explain that Sarento’s menu is a blend on Italian and Greek cuisine, which was somewhat of a stretch. Candidly, neither the appetizers nor the salad selection looked interesting so we went directly to the mains.
For our main courses, we ordered the Island Snapper and the Mixed Seafood Grill. The Snapper has good flavor but the reliance on olives was unnecessary. I did like the clams. The Seafood Grill was disappointing - an over abundance of salt overpowered the shellfish, with the scallops being both chewy and gritty.
For us, expectations and hype far exceeded the realities of our visit - the noise level at 6pm was higher than expected, as the open dining room layout is really for patrons to enjoy the open ocean view.
Based upon our experience, I was disappointed and wouldn’t recommend Sarento’s
We go here often. We had a special occasion this time which the staff delivered on. Service was friendly and on point. Head waiter from Michigan was nice and made sure all was taken care of.
Atmosphere on breach can't be beaten. Try to go about 45 minutes before sunset. Cocktails were fine. Wine list is impressive and quite good. Sadly, we found the food to be lacking on this visit. Two out of our party of seven thought the food was actually poor. I do remember the food being much better overall then what was served on this night. We will try it again of course, but we are now a bit leery about the quality of the food coming out of the kitchen. Does the view, service make up for meidiocre food at these prices? No. So, politley I ask that they test their quality coming from the kitchen and get back on track.
Amazing beachside table, delicious foods and impeccable service; such a special way to celebrate a birthday dinner. We highly recommend Sarento’s to all our friends that will be coming to Maui over the Christmas and winter months.
Thank you for a wonderful and memorable evening!
It was our wedding night. Hair in the appy, they got us another but didn’t take it off the bill which is standard procedure. Made an error on the final bill charging us for a round of drinks our friends called in and paid for. Food was good not great (for the prices they charge). Nice view but wouldn’t go back.
We had a great table next to the beach, which was a good start. Service of the food was quite slow but they served us bread a couple of times. The mixed grill we both ordered was ok but not great as the shrimp was over cooked but the rest of the seafood was good.We ordered a second drink but we never got it. We will give it another try but I won't rush back.
If your looking for fine dining this is not the place the prices are outrageous but the food is just ok. My husband and I ordered each a glass of wine and each an entree no apps and no dessert and it cost $144.00 before tip to me that's crazy. This was our first time and certainly our last.
We had a very enjoyable lunch,and on leaving the server mentioned that the dinner menu was very popular... and that for small corkage fee we could bring our own bottle of wine... A NICE SUGGESTION!
I booked for dinner and brought a nice bottle of wine, "the manager" who was at our table in flash.. and took great pleasure in letting us know that the corkage was $40.00. What a welcome !!!
Their was wine was soooo over priced.. I paid the $40.00 and even included it in the tip%.
Food was great and the staff were very attentive. .
Manager needs to let his employees know that a small corkage fee is $$$$40.00.
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here! It had a lovely quiet ambiance and was right next to the beach. The food was fantastic! The mixed seafood risotto was wonderful - we even took home leftovers and had it with our eggs in the morning! Service was wonderfully attentive! We will be back next time we are in Maui!
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