2012 ʻAipono Maui Restaurant Award Winners

Restaurant of the Year
Star Noodle
Chef of the Year
Roger Stettler | Four Seasons Resort Maui
Maui County Farm Bureau’s Friend of Agriculture
Chef Tylun Pang | Ko Restaurant, Fairmont Kea Lani
Excellence in Sustainability
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Lifetime Achievement Award
Chef Mark Ellman | Practice Aloha, Mala Ocean Tavern, Mala Wailea, Honu
(also founder of Maui Tacos and Penne Pasta)

2012 ʻAipono Feature Stories

ʻAipono Wine Dinners

Wine Dinner at Son’z Steakhouse

Compare and contrast the deliciously different wines of Grgich Hills Estate, Liquid Farm, Talley Vineyards, Failla Wines, ZD Wines, Lail Vineyards and Dolce. Advanced Sommelier Charles Fredy promises a selection that will make this a night to remember!

ʻAipono Archive

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RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR Star Noodle
286 Kupuohi St., Lahaina
667-5400 • starnoodle.com
Pineapple Grill
200 Kapalua Dr., Kapalua
669-9600 • pineapplekapalua.com
BEST NEW RESTAURANT Honu Seafood & Pizza
1295 Front St., Lahaina
667-9390 • honumaui.com
Japengo Pacific Rim Restaurant & Sushi Lounge
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa,
200 Nohea Kai Drive, Ka‘anapali
661-1234 • maui.hyatt.com
BEST SERVICE Lahaina Grill
127 Lahainaluna Rd., Lahaina
667-5117 • lahainagrill.com
Pineapple Grill
200 Kapalua Dr., Kapalua
669-9600 • pineapplekapalua.com
BEST WATERFRONT DINING Mama’s Fish House
799 Poho Pl., Ku‘au
579-8488 • mamasfishhouse.com
Mala Ocean Tavern
1307 Front St., Lahaina
667-9394 • malaoceantavern.com
MOST ROMANTIC Merriman’s Kapalua
1 Bay Dr., Kapalua
669-6400 • merrimanshawaii.com
Spago Maui
Four Seasons Resort Maui,
3900 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
874-8000 • wolfgangpuck.com/restaurants/fine-dining/spago/maui
BEST SHORTS & SLIPPERS DINING Hula Grill
Whalers Village, 2435 Ka‘anapali Pkwy., Ka‘anapali
667-6636 • hulagrill.com
Aloha Mixed Plate
1285 Front St., Lahaina
661-3322 • alohamixedplate.com
MOST MAUI-EST Aloha Mixed Plate
1285 Front St., Lahaina
661-3322 • alohamixedplate.com
Mama’s Fish House
799 Poho Pl., Ku‘au
579-8488 • mamasfishhouse.com
MOST INNOVATIVE MENU Star Noodle
286 Kupuohi St., Lahaina
667-5400 • starnoodle.com
TIE FOR SILVER
Honu Seafood & Pizza
1295 Front St., Lahaina
667-9390 • honumaui.com
I‘O Restaurant
505 Front St., Lahaina
661-8422 • iomaui.com
BEST MENU FOR A SMALL PLANET Ko
Fairmont Kea Lani Resort, 4100 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
875-2210 • korestaurant.com
Mala Ocean Tavern
1307 Front St., Lahaina
667-9394 • malaoceantavern.com
Mala Wailea
Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
3700 Wailea Alanui, Wailea, 875-9394 • malawailea.com
BEST BREAKFAST Gazebo Restaurant
Napili Shores, 5315 Lower Honoapi‘ilani Rd., Napili • 669-5621
Longhi’s Lahaina
888 Front St., Lahaina
667-2288 • longhis.com
BEST BUSINESS LUNCH Bistro Casanova
33 Lono Ave., Kahului
873-3650 • bistrocasanova.com
Café O’Lei
• 2439 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, 891-1368
• 62 N. Market St., Wailuku, 986-0044
• 200 Halewaiu Rd., Waiehu, 242-2770
• 1333 Maui Lani Pkwy., Kahului 877-0073
BEST DINNER VALUE Penne Pasta Café
180 Dickenson St., Lahaina
661-6633 • pennepastacafe.com
Café O’Lei
• 2439 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, 891-1368
• 62 N. Market St., Wailuku, 986-0044
• 200 Halewaiu Rd., Waiehu, 242-2770
• 1333 Maui Lani Pkwy., Kahului 877-0073
BEST LATE-NIGHT DINING Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar
• 600 Office Rd., Kapalua, 669-6286
• Kihei Town Center, 1881 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei,
879-0004 • sanseihawaii.com
Lahaina Café
843 Waine‘e St., Lahaina
667-6655 • lahaina-cafe.com
BEST CARRYOUT Honokowai Okazuya & Deli
3600-D Lower Honoapi‘ilani Rd., Honokowai • 665-0512
Leoda’s Kitchen & Pie Shop
820 Olowalu Village Rd., Olowalu
662-3600 • leodas.com
BEST COFFEE SHOP Ono Gelato Companyonogelatocompany.com
• 1280 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei • 495-0287
• 815 Front St., Lahaina • 495-0203
• 115D Hana Hwy., Pa‘ia • 579-9201
The Coffee Store Napili
Napili Plaza, 5095 Nāpilihau St., Napili
669-4170 • coffeestorenapili.com
BEST ASIAN Star Noodle
286 Kupuohi St., Lahaina
667-5400 • starnoodle.com
Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar
• 600 Office Rd., Kapalua, 669-6286
• Kihei Town Center, 1881 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei,
879-0004 • sanseihawaii.com
BEST BURGER Cool Cat Café
The Wharf Cinema Center, 658 Front St., Lahaina
667-0908 • coolcatcafe.com
Teddy’s Bigger Burgers
Lahaina Gateway Shopping Center, 335 Keawe St., Lahaina
661-9111 • teddysbiggerburgers.com
BEST HAWAI‘I REGIONAL Pineapple Grill
200 Kapalua Dr., Kapalua
669-9600 • pineapplekapalua.com
TIE FOR SILVER
Hali‘imaile General Store
Hali‘imaile: 900 Hali‘imaile Rd.,
Hali‘imaile • 572-2666
bevgannonrestaurants.com/haliimaile
Ko
Fairmont Kea Lani Resort, 4100 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
875-2210 • korestaurant.com
BEST ITALIAN
TIE FOR GOLD
Capische?
Hotel Wailea, 555 Kaukahi Rd., Wailea
879-2224 • capische.com
Ferraro’s Bar E Ristorante
Four Seasons Resort Maui,
3900 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
874-8000
fourseasons.com/maui/dining
Pulehu, an Italian Grill
Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas, 6 Kai Ala Dr., Ka‘anapali
667-3200 • pulehurestaurant.com
BEST LU‘AU Old Lahaina Lu‘au
1251 Front St., Lahaina
667-0700 • oldlahainaluau.com
The Feast at Lele
505 Front St., Lahaina
667-5353 • feastatlele.com
BEST MEXICAN Amigo’samigosmaui.com
• Akaku Center, 333 Dairy Rd., Kahului • 872-9525
• Lipoa Center, 41 E. Lipoa St., Kihei • 879-9952
• The Wharf Cinema Center, 658 Front St., Lahaina • 661-0210
Las Piñatas of Maui
395 Dairy Rd., Kahului • 877-8707
BEST PACIFIC RIM Roy’s Restaurant
2290 Ka‘anapali Pkwy., Ka‘anapali
669-6999 • roysrestaurant.com
TIE FOR SILVER
Pacific’O
505 Front St., Lahaina
667-4341 • pacificomaui.com
Spago Maui
Four Seasons Resort Maui,
3900 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
874-8000
wolfgangpuck.com/restaurants/fine-dining/spago/maui
BEST PIZZA Flatbread Company
89 Hana Hwy., Pa‘ia
579-8989 • flatbreadcompany.com
Casanova Italian Restaurant & Deli
1188 Makawao Ave., Makawao
572-0220 • casanovamaui.com
BEST PLATE LUNCH Aloha Mixed Plate
1285 Front St., Lahaina
661-3322 • alohamixedplate.com
Da Kitchenda-kitchen.com
• Triangle Square, 425 Koloa St., Kahului • 871-7782
• Rainbow Mall, 2439 S. Kīhei Rd., Kihei • 875-7782
BEST SEAFOOD Mama’s Fish House
799 Poho Pl., Ku‘au
579-8488 • mamasfishhouse.com
The Banyan Tree
Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, 1 Ritz-Carlton Dr., Kapalua
669-6200 • ritzcarlton.com/kapalua
BEST STEAK Ruth’s Chris Steak Houseruthschris.com
• The Shops at Wailea, 3750 Wailea Alanui, Wailea • 874-8880
• 900 Front St., Lahaina • 661-8815
Lahaina Grill
127 Lahainaluna Rd., Lahaina
667-5117 • lahainagrill.com
BEST SUSHI Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar
• 600 Office Rd., Kapalua, 669-6286
• Kihei Town Center, 1881 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei,
879-0004 • sanseihawaii.com
Japengo Pacific Rim Restaurant & Sushi Lounge
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa,
200 Nohea Kai Drive, Ka‘anapali
661-1234 • maui.hyatt.com
BEST HEALTHY CHOICES Whole Foods
Maui Mall, 70 E. Ka‘ahumanu Ave., Kahului
872-3310 • wholefoodsmarket.com
Choice Health Bar
1087 Limahana Pl., Lahaina
661-7711 • choicemaui.com
BEST DESSERT Leoda’s Kitchen & Pie Shop
820 Olowalu Village Rd., Olowalu
662-3600 • leodas.com
Lahaina Grill
127 Lahainaluna Rd., Lahaina
667-5117 • lahainagrill.com
BEST EPICUREAN TWIST ON A LOCAL FAVORITE Star Noodle
286 Kupuohi St., Lahaina
667-5400 • starnoodle.com
Ko
Fairmont Kea Lani Resort, 4100 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
875-2210 • korestaurant.com
BEST-KEPT SECRET Sea House Restaurant
Napili Kai Beach Resort, 5900 Lower Honoapi‘ilani Rd., Napili
669-1500 • seahousemaui.com
Colleen’s at the Cannery
Cannery Marketplace, 810 Ha‘iku Rd., Ha‘iku
575-9211 • colleensinhaiku.com
BEST BAR Pineapple Grill
200 Kapalua Dr., Kapalua
669-9600 • pineapplekapalua.com
Lahaina Grill
127 Lahainaluna Rd., Lahaina
667-5117 • lahainagrill.com
BEST COCKTAILS Lahaina Grill
127 Lahainaluna Rd., Lahaina
667-5117 • lahainagrill.com
Tropica Restaurant & Bar
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, 2365 Ka‘anapali Pkwy., Ka‘anapali
667-2525 • westinmaui.com/dining
BEST LOBBY LOUNGE Alaloa Lounge
Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, 1 Ritz-Carlton Dr., Kapalua
669-6200 • ritzcarlton.com/kapalua
Lobby Lounge
Four Seasons Resort Maui, 3900 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
874-8000 • fourseasons.com/maui/dining
BEST WINE LIST Lahaina Grill
127 Lahainaluna Rd., Lahaina
667-5117 • lahainagrill.com
Pineapple Grill
200 Kapalua Dr., Kapalua
669-9600 • pineapplekapalua.com
BEST CATERING Celebrations Catering
900 Hali‘imaile Rd., Hali‘imaile
572-4946 • bevgannonrestaurants.com/celebrations
Catering from Soup to Nuts
1951 E. Vineyard St., Wailuku
243-FOOD (3663) • vineyardfoodcompany.com/mauicatering

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