2008 ʻAipono Maui Restaurant Award Winners


Chef of the Year:
Brian Etheredge of Capische, Wailea

Restaurant of the Year
Gold: Mama’s Fish House, Kuau
Silver: Pineapple Grill, Kapalua

Best New Restaurant
Gold: Duo, Four Seasons Resort Maui, Wailea
Silver: Flatbread Company, Pa‘ia

Best Service
Gold: Lahaina Grill, Lahaina
Silver: Nick’s Fishmarket, Wailea

Best Waterfront
Gold: Mama’s Fish House, Kuau
Silver: Pacific‘O, Lahaina

Most Romantic
Gold: Capische, Wailea
Silver: Plantation House, Kapalua

Most Innovative

Gold: Mala Ocean Tavern, Lahaina
Silver: Spago, Wailea

Best Take Out
Gold: Honokowai Okazuya, Honokowai
Silver: Cilantro Fresh Mexican Grill, Lahaina

Best Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine
Gold: Hali‘imaile General Store, Hali‘imaile
Silver: Roy’s Restaurant, multiple locations

Best Dessert
Gold: Hali‘imaile General Store, Hali‘imaile
Silver: Duo, Four Seasons Resort Maui, Wailea

Best Late Night Dining
Gold: Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar, Multiple Locations
Silver: Mulligan’s on the Blue, Wailea

Best Pau Hana
Gold: Mulligan’s on the Blue, Wailea
Silver: Cafe Marc Aurel, Wailuku

Best Dinner Value
Gold: Penne Pasta, Lahaina
Silver: Stella Blues, Kihei

Best Business Lunch
Gold: Class Act, Maui Culinary Academy, Kahului
Silver: Tommy Bahama’s Tropical Café, Wailea

Best Vegetarian Fare
Gold: Mala Ocean Tavern, Lahaina
Silver: Joy’s Place, Kihei

Best Asian
Gold: A Saigon Cafe, Wailuku
Silver: Thai Chef, Lahaina

Best Sushi
Gold: Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar, Multiple Locations
Silver: Sushi Paradise, Kihei

Best Plate Lunch
Gold: Aloha Mixed Plate, Lahaina
Silver: Da Kitchen, Multiple Locations

Best Breakfast
Gold: The Sea Watch Restaurant, Wailea
Silver: Charley’s, Pa‘ia

Best Place to Dine with Kids
Gold: Flatbread Company, Pa‘ia
Silver: Seascape Ma‘alaea Restaurant, Maui Ocean Center, Ma‘alaea

Best Luau
Gold: Old Lahaina Lu‘au, Lahaina
Silver: Feast at Lele, Lahaina

Most Maui–est
Gold: Aloha Mixed Plate, Lahaina
Silver: Mama’s Fish House, Kuau

Best Place to Eat in a Bathing Suit
Gold: Barefoot Bar at Hula Grill, Lahaina
Silver: Pa‘ia Fishmarket, Pa‘ia

Best Lobby Lounge
Gold: Lobby Lounge at Four Seasons Resort Maui, Wailea
Silver: Weeping Banyan Lounge, Hyatt Regency Maui, Lahaina

Best Wine List
Gold: Lahaina Grill, Lahaina
Silver: Pineapple Grill, Kapalua

Best-kept Secret
Gold: Brigit & Bernard’s Garden Cafe, Kahului
Silver: Eskimo Candy Seafood Market & Cafe, Kihei

 


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