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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.

2980 S. Kihei Rd.
Kihei, HI 96753
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Brunch daily: 7–3 pm
Happy Hour: 3–5:30 pm
Dinner nightly: 5–9:30 pm

Cross Street:
Kilohana Drive

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 875-7555

Website:
http://www.tristarrestaurants.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking or self-parking in the public parking lot.

Executive Chef:
Geno Sarmiento

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

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84% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (49)
Scenic View (48)
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Romantic (28)
Special Occasion (28)
Good for a Date (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Casual (11)
Authentic (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
People Watching (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Business Meals (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Fun (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Cozy (6)
Healthy (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Music (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

Great experience and even better food. Friends made the recommendation and it was a winner. Aaron and his team were fantastic. We were here for a week and this was by far the best meal. Thank you Sarento's for a great time.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

We enjoyed a wonderful Maui sunset dinner at Sorentos.
The evening couldn’t have been better, great food, great wine and what an ocean view.WOW.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

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!
R&M
Surrey, BC

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We always come back to Sarento’s when in Wailea. Great food, ambiance and everything else

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, People Watching, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

It was a big celebration! 4 birthdays and 1 Anniversary. The experience at Sarento's was fantastic from beginning to end. Excellent!!

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Portions continue to get smaller. Flavors are gone.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great View if you get there early and get a table upfront. The food was delicious and came out nice and warm. The service is great you have multiple people waiting on you. The cocktails are super and of course the sunset.

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Amazing view on the beach. Great breakfast. The French toast was wonderful.

Tags: Live Music, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Sarento's is fabulous!
The service is exceptional and the food exquisitely prepared.
The view is the best - right on the beach and a terrific place to watch the sun set while enjoying a great dinner!
Highly recommend👍

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Salad needs to be cold , not room temp.
Fish was overlooked.
Crab cake needs work

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Always the best food experience and can't beat the ambiance with the perfect Maui sunset

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Salads were very good but main dishes were bad. Odd location at back of Days Inn parking lot. Not what we expected

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We sat outside and had a great view of the sunset . Very romantic. Great food. Reasonably priced.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Amazing meal, slow pace, wasn’t rushed. The food was delicious.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent service, excellent food and fantastic view. A little pricey.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We dine here every time we come to Maui. We have eaten here 5 time and even when we weren't celebrating something special the staff and setting made it soecial.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

After reading so many glowing reviews, we had been looking forward to our dinner here. The ocean breezes were delightful, but we thought the food was very poor. The cocktails were uninspiring. The Osso bucco potstickers has a minuscule amount of tasteless filling. I had the snapper en nage. I expected a nice piece of local fish over a small amount of broth. The dish was a few chunks of fish and some clams in a casserole of soup. My husband’s mahi mahi was prettier, but also quite disappointing. Service was slow.
Folks seem to like this place, but we wanted to submit our honest take.
For comparison’s sake, we loved Monkeypod Kitchen and all of the restaurants at the Andaz.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Well we are in Hawaii at a conference which is located here every four or five years… Sarento’s is an incredible take… I never rate everything all fives but this restaurant deserves it.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Celebrating a milestone birthday here. Requested a table along the ocean and they saved the perfect table for us. Wonderful view of the sunset with perfect ambience for a romantic dinner. Food was amazing along with the service. Thank you for a fantastic evening!

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

One of the best settings for dinner. However the level of service and food presentation are average. The pan roasted island snapper with sausage and clams alentejo was disappointing. I expected a piece of snapper with clams/sausage accompanying it on side with a little sauce on it. It was served in a cast iron pot with a lid more like a Bouillabaisse. Might as well used a cheap white fish than ruin a piece of snapper swimming in sauce. Oh and they ran out of clams so it was a “clam sauce.” Wife had steak with garlic-Parmesan fritte. Steak was excellent. Cook med rare. Parmesan was overwhelming and garlic was lost in the fritte.
Waiter talked extremely fast and hurried like he had too many tables. Bottle of Cade Cabernet was excellent.
We have found plenty of sunset restaurants in our two weeks here. We may or may not try sorento again. Sunset only lasts 20 minutes but the dining experience shouldn’t be anticlimactic.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Have been there several times, but this was decidedly a first class experience worthy of the location. The manager, Jeff, oversaw most of our service. What a trip he was! The epitome of a service attitude. I had th e Acqua Pazza and loved it. We shared profiteroles. Delicious. A great 60th anniversary celebration for our friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Waterfront, Healthy
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We came for our anniversary dinner. My wife had the diver’s scallops and tiger shrimp with gnocchi and it was absolutely outstanding. My mixed seafood grill with risotto was also good, but if you’re a fan of gnocchi and scallops, you can’t beat that other dish. Great food, friendly staff, a little pricy but I think you more or less get what you pay for.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

service was top notch! very good food. Will go again when We return.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Terrible service. Ordered wine. Never came. Had to ask again. Had to ask for menus. Due to poor service, appetizer was to be complimentary. They charged me anyway. They forgot to charge me for the wine. I pointed that out and all the waiter said was “good catch”.
Waited at least 45 minutes before getting any food. Won’t be going back

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This is the place where it all ties together: great views, especially the evening sunset views, great service with several waitstaff tending to your needs, great food options and drinks, and great outdoor seating.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 18, 2017

There are good restaurants on Maui and great restaurants on Maui. Sarento’s is a great restaurant — with impeccable service, great food and all in all a wonderful dining experience — guaranteed – – especially at sunset.
The view in the morning for breakfast or in the evening at sunset is something out of a fantasy movie. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

The food and service was Great! Awesome beach front dining!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Food was good. Even the “hard to please” group voted positive.
Scenic waterfront view. Binoculars provided. Great service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Casual, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

The view is wonderful. The menu is nice. The service slow. The food is rich and heavy.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Perfect for watching the sunset. Food was great, their bread is to die for.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We wanted to have a romantic, nice dinner out on vacation, our table was seated in a great spot, but the overall service from our server was not satisfactory. Unfortunately he was sat a large party and was unable to continue waiting on us, but didn't communicate that to us or anyone else, as we were left wondering who to get the check from. I ordered the seafood mixed grill, and thought the risotto was overly salty. The martini was however good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Amazing as always! An island favorite!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very over priced but well worth it! Great fresh fish, prepared correctly and served hot! So many restaurants fail on serving food hot. Only glitch was bus boy trying to clear half finished drinks half way thru dinner. Definitely recommend for best $un$et dinner on Maui.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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