2013 ʻAipono Maui Restaurant Award Winners

Chef of the Year
Chef Sheldon Simeon | Star Noodle
Maui County Farm Bureau’s Friend of Agriculture
Chef Scott McGill, Chef Chris Schobel | TS Restaurants, Maui
Excellence in Sustainability
The Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas
Lifetime Achievement Award
Chef Bev Gannon | Hali‘imaile General Store,
Joe’s in Wailea, Gannon’s
Icon Award
Bob Longhi | Longhi’s (Lahaina & Wailea locations)

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2013 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!

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CATEGORY
GOLD
SILVER
RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR Ko
Fairmont Kea Lani Resort, 4100 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
875-2210 • korestaurant.com
Capische?
Hotel Wailea, 555 Kaukahi Rd., Wailea
879-2224 • capische.com
BEST NEW RESTAURANT Amasia
Grand Wailea, 3850 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
891-3954 • wailearesortdining.com
Fleetwood’s on Front Street
744Front St., Lahaina
669-6425 • fleetwoodsonfrontst.com
BEST SERVICE Spago Maui
Four Seasons Resort Maui,
3900 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
874-8000 • wolfgangpuck.com/restaurants/fine-dining/spago/maui
Nick’s Fishmarket
Fairmont Kea Lani, 4100 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
879-7224 • nicksfishmarketmaui.com
BEST OCEANFRONT 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
Merriman’s Kapalua
1 Bay Dr., Kapalua, 669-6400 • merrimanshawaii.com
MOST ROMANTIC Capische?
Hotel Wailea, 555 Kaukahi Rd., Wailea
879-2224 • capische.com
Mama’s Fish House
799 Poho Pl., Ku‘au
579-8488 • mamasfishhouse.com
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 Mama’s Fish House
799 Poho Pl., Ku‘au
579-8488 • mamasfishhouse.com
Sea House Restaurant
Napili Kai Beach Resort, 5900 Lower Honoapi‘ilani Rd., Napili
669-1500 • seahousemaui.com
MOST INNOVATIVE MENU Amasia
Grand Wailea, 3850 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
891-3954 • wailearesortdining.com
Spago Maui
Four Seasons Resort Maui,
3900 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
874-8000 • wolfgangpuck.com/restaurants/fine-dining/spago/maui
BEST FOOD TRUCK Geste Shrimp
Kahului Beach Rd., Kahului
298-7109 • gesteshrimp.com
Gogi Korean Taco Truck
For location: @EatGogi
276-4711 • eatgogi.com
BEST BREAKFAST Pineapple Grill
200 Kapalua Dr., Kapalua
669-9600 • pineapplekapalua.com
Gazebo Restaurant
Napili Shores, 5315 Lower Honoapi‘ilani Rd., Napili • 669-5621
BEST BUSINESS LUNCH Bistro Casanova
33 Lono Ave., Kahului
873-3650 • bistrocasanova.com
Longhi’s
• 888 Front St., Lahaina, 667-2288
• The Shops at Wailea, 3750 Wailea Alanui, Wailea 891-8883
longhis.com
BEST DINNER DEAL 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
Mama’s Ribs & Rotisserie
• Napili Plaza, 5095 Napilihau St., Napili, 665-6262
• Kukui Mall, 1819 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, 875-7755
mamasribsmaui.com
MOST FAMILY FRIENDLY Bistro Molokini
• Grand Wailea Resort., 3850 Alanui, Wailea, 875-1234
wailearesort.com/bistro_molokini
Ruby’s Diner
Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center,
275 W. Ka‘ahumanu Ave., Kahului
248-7829 • rubys.com
BEST RESTAURANT ON
AN ISLAND NEXT DOOR
The Lodge at Ko‘ele
One Keomoku Hwy., Lanai City • 565-4000 •
fourseaseasons.com/koele
Lanai City Grille
Hotel Lanai, 828 Lanai Ave., Lanai City
565-7211 • hotellanai.com
BEST COFFEE SHOP The Coffee Store Napili
Napili Plaza, 5095 Nāpilihau St., Napili
669-4170 • coffeestorenapili.com
Maui Coffee Roasters
444 Hana Hwy., Kahului
877-2877 • mauicoffeeroasters.com
BEST ASIAN Star Noodle
286 Kupuohi St., Lahaina
667-5400 • starnoodle.com
Japengo Pacific Rim Restaurant & Sushi Lounge
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa,
200 Nohea Kai Drive, Ka‘anapali
661-1234 • maui.hyatt.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 Ko
Fairmont Kea Lani Resort, 4100 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
875-2210 • korestaurant.com
Hali‘imaile General Store
Hali‘imaile: 900 Hali‘imaile Rd.,
Hali‘imaile • 572-2666
bevgannonrestaurants.com/haliimaile
BEST ITALIAN Pulehu, an Italian Grill
Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas,
6 Kai Ala Dr., Ka‘anapali
667-3200 • pulehurestaurant.com
Capische?
Hotel Wailea, 555 Kaukahi Rd., Wailea
879-2224 • capische.com
BEST LUAU Old Lahaina Luau
1251 Front St., Lahaina
667-1998 • oldlahainaluau.com
TIE FOR SILVER
Drums of the Pacific
Hyatt Regency Maui,
200 Nohea Kai Dr., Ka‘anapali
661-1234 • maui.hyatt.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 Japengo Pacific Rim Restaurant & Sushi Lounge
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa,
200 Nohea Kai Drive, Ka‘anapali
661-1234 • maui.hyatt.com
TIE FOR SILVER
Pacific’O
505 Front St., Lahaina
667-4341 • pacificomaui.com
Roy’s
Ka‘anapali Gold Club,
Ka‘anapali Pkwy., Ka‘anapali
669-6999
roysrestaurant.com
BEST PIZZA Flatbread Company
89 Hana Hwy., Pa‘ia
579-8989 • flatbreadcompany.com
Lahaina Pizza Company
730 Front St., Lahaina
661-0700 • lahainapizzacompany.com
BEST PLATE LUNCH Da Kitchenda-kitchen.com
• Triangle Square, 425 Koloa St., Kahului • 871-7782
• Rainbow Mall, 2439 S. Kīhei Rd., Kihei • 875-7782
Aloha Mixed Plate
• 1285 Front St., Lahaina • 661-3322
alohamixedplate.com
BEST SEAFOOD Mama’s Fish House
799 Poho Pl., Ku‘au
579-8488 • mamasfishhouse.com
Japengo Pacific Rim Restaurant & Sushi Lounge
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa,
200 Nohea Kai Drive, Ka‘anapali
661-1234 • maui.hyatt.com
BEST STEAK Lahaina Grill
127 Lahainaluna Rd., Lahaina
661-1234 • lahainagrill.com
TIE FOR SILVER
Duo
Four Seasons Resort Maui,
3900 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
874-8000 • fourseasons.com/maui/dining
Makawao Steak House
3612 Baldwin Ave., Makawao
572-8711
cafeoleimaui.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
Kai Sushi
1 Ritz-Carlton Dr., Kapalua
669-6200 • ritzcarlton.com/en/properties/kapaluamaui/dining
BEST HEALTHY CHOICES Choice Health Bar
1087 Limahana Pl., Lahaina
661-3322 • choicemaui.com
Whole Foods
Maui Mall, 70 E. Ka‘ahumanu Ave., Kahului
872-3310 • wholefoodsmarket.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 NOODLES Star Noodle
286 Kupuohi St., Lahaina
667-5400 • starnoodle.com
Sam Sato’s
1750 Wili Pa Loop, Wailuku
244-7124
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 Barefoot Bar at Hula Grill
Whaler’s Village,
2435 Ka‘anapali Pkwy., Ka‘anapali
667-6636 • hulagrill.com
Pineapple Grill
200 Kapalua Dr., Kapalua
669-9600 • pineapplekapalua.com
BEST COCKTAILS Tropica Restaurant & Bar
Westin Maui Resort & Spa
2365 Ka‘anapali Pkwy., Ka‘anapali
667-2525 • westinmaui.com/dining/tropica
Monkeypod Kitchen
10 Wailea Gateway Pl., Wailea
891-2322 • monkeypodkitchen.com
BEST LOBBY LOUNGE Botero Bar
Grand Wailea Resort, 3850 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
875-1234 • wailearesortdining.com/botero_bar
Lobby Lounge
Four Seasons Resort Maui, 3900 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
874-8000 • fourseasons.com/maui/dining
BEST WINE LIST The Banyan Tree
1Ritz-Carlton Dr., Kapalua
669-6200 • ritzcarlton.com/kapalua
Pulehu, an Italian Grill
Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas, 6 Kai Ala Dr., Ka‘anapali
667-3200 • pulehurestaurant.com
BEST PAU HANA Gannon’s
100 Wailea Golf Club Dr., Wailea
875-8080 • gannonrestaurants.com
Sea House Restaurant
Napili Kai Beach Resort,
5900 Lower Honoapilani Rd., Honopiilani,
669-1500 (3663) • seahousemaui.com
BEST BUFFET Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel
2525 Ka‘anapali Pkwy., Ka‘anapali
661-0011 • kbhmaui.com
Swan Court
Hyatt Regency Maui, 200 Nohea Kai Dr.,
Ka‘anapali
667-4506 • maui.hyatt.com
BEST SERVICE Spago Maui
Four Seasons Resort Maui,
3900 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
874-8000 • wolfgangpuck.com/restaurants/fine-dining/spago/maui
Nick’s Fishmarket
Fairmont Kea Lani, 4100 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
879-7224 • nicksfishmarketmaui.com

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