2014 ʻAipono Maui Restaurant Award Winners

Restaurant of the Year
Lahaina Grill
Chef of the Year
Isaac Bancaco, Chef de Cuisine | Ka’ana Kitchen, Andaz Maui
Maui County Farm Bureau’s Friend of Agriculture
Eric Faivre, Executive Chef | Grand Wailea Resort & Spa
Excellence in Sustainability
Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Lifetime Achievement Award
Tylun Pang, Executive Chef | Fairmont Kea Lani

2014 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

CATEGORY
GOLD
SILVER
RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR Lahaina Grill
127 Lahainaluna Rd., Lahaina
661-1234 • lahainagrill.com
Spago
Four Seasons Resort Maui
3900 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
874-8000 • fourseasons.com
BEST NEW RESTAURANT Ka‘ana Kitchen
Andaz, 3550 Wailea Alanui Dr, Wailea
573-1234
maui.andaz.hyatt.com
Nuka
780 Haiku Rd, Haiku
575-2939 • nukamaui.com
BEST SERVICE Nick’s Fishmarket
Fairmont Kea Lani
4100 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
879-7224 • nicksfishmarketmaui.com
Spago
Four Seasons Resort Maui
3900 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
874-8000 • fourseasons.com
BEST OCEANFRONT DINING Mama’s Fish House
799 Poho Pl., Ku‘au
579-8488 • mamasfishhouse.com
TIE FOR SILVER
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
Sarento’s on the Beach
2980 South Kihei Road, Kihei
875-7555 • sarentosonthebeach.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 Sea House Restaurant
Napili Kai Beach Resort
5900 Lower Honoapi‘ilani Rd., Napili
669-1500 • seahousemaui.com
Mama’s Fish House
799 Poho Pl., Ku‘au
579-8488 • mamasfishhouse.com
MOST INNOVATIVE MENU Capische?
Hotel Wailea, 555 Kaukahi Rd., Wailea
879-2224 • capische.com
Amasia
Grand Wailea, 3850 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
891-3954 • wailearesortdining.com
BEST BREAKFAST The Gazebo
Napili Shores
5315 Lower Honoapi‘ilani Rd., Napili
669-5621
Longhi’s
888 Front St., Lahaina • 667-2288
The Shops at Wailea
3750 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
891-8883 • longhis.com
BEST BUSINESS LUNCH Pineapple Grill
200 Kapalua Dr., Kapalua
669-9600 • pineapplekapalua.com
Bistro Casanova
33 Lono Ave., Kahului
873-3650 • bistrocasanova.com
BEST DINING 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
cafeoleirestaurants.com
Lahaina Fish Co.
831 Front St, Lahaina • 661-3472
lahainafishco.com
MOST FAMILY FRIENDLY Aloha Mixed Plate
1285 Front St., Lahaina • 661-3322
alohamixedplate.com
Cheeseburger in Paradise
811 Front St, Lahaina • 661-4855
cheeseburgerland.com
BEST RESTAURANT ON
AN ISLAND NEXT DOOR
The Lodge at Ko‘ele 
One Keomoku Hwy., Lāna‘i City • 565-4000
fourseaseasons.com/koele
Lāna’i City Grille
Hotel Lanai, 828 Lanai Ave., Lanai City
565-7211 • hotellanai.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
TIE FOR SILVER
Teddy’s Bigger Burgers
Lahaina Gateway Shopping Center
335 Keawe St., Lahaina
661-9111
teddysbiggerburgers.com
Cheeseburger in Paradise
811 Front St, Lahaina
661-4855
cheeseburgerland.com
BEST HAWAI‘I REGIONAL
Fairmont Kea Lani Resort
4100 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
875-2210 • korestaurant.com
Hali‘imaile General Store
900 Hali‘imaile Rd., Hali‘imaile • 572-2666
bevgannonrestaurants.com/haliimaile
BEST ITALIAN
TIE FOR GOLD
Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante
3900 Wailea Alanui Dr, Wailea • 874-8000
fourseasons.com
Pūlehu, an Italian Grill
Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas
6 Kai Ala Dr., Ka‘anapali
667-3200
pulehurestaurantmaui.com
Basil Tomatoes Italian Grille
2780 Kekaa Drive, Lahaina
808-662-3210
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 Las Piñatas of Maui
395 Dairy Rd., Kahului
877-8707 • pinatasmaui.com
Polli’s Mexican Restaurant
1202 Makawao Ave, Makawao
572-7808
pollismexicanrestaurant.com
BEST PACIFIC RIM 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
Dollies Pub & Café
4310 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina
669-0266 • dolliespizzakahana.com
BEST PLATE LUNCH Aloha Mixed Plate
1285 Front St., Lahaina • 661-3322
alohamixedplate.com
Da Kitchen
Triangle Square, 425 Koloa St., Kahului
871-7782
Rainbow Mall, 2439 S. Kīhei Rd., Kihei
875-7782 • da-kitchen.com
BEST SEAFOOD Mama’s Fish House
799 Poho Pl., Ku‘au
579-8488 • mamasfishhouse.com
Honu
1295 Front St, Lahaina
667-9390 • honumaui.com
BEST STEAK Duo
Four Seasons Resort Maui
3900 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
874-8000 • fourseasons.com/maui/dining
Nick’s Fishmarket
Fairmont Kea Lani
4100 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
879-7224 • nicksfishmarketmaui.com
BEST SUSHI Japengo Pacific Rim Restaurant & Sushi Lounge
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
200 Nohea Kai Drive, Ka‘anapali
661-1234 • maui.hyatt.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 HEALTHY CHOICES Choice Health Bar
1087 Limahana Pl., Lahaina
661-3322 • choicemaui

Fairmont Kea Lani Resort
4100 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
875-2210 • korestaurant.com
BEST DESSERT
TIE FOR GOLD
Mama’s Fish House
799 Poho Pl., Ku‘au
579-8488
mamasfishhouse.com
Roy’s 
Ka‘anapali Gold Club,
Ka‘anapali Pkwy., Ka‘anapali
669-6999
roysrestaurant.com
Leoda’s Kitchen & Pie Shop
820 Olowalu Village Rd., Olowalu
662-3600 • leodas.com
BEST NOODLES Star Noodle
286 Kupuohi St., Lahaina
667-5400 • starnoodle.com
Sam Sato’s
1750 Wili Pa Loop, Wailuku
244-7124
BEST BAR Sea House Restaurant
Napili Kai Beach Resort
5900 Lower Honoapi‘ilani Rd., Napili
669-1500 • seahousemaui.com
Pineapple Grill
200 Kapalua Dr., Kapalua
669-9600 • pineapplekapalua.com
BEST COCKTAILS Fleetwood’s on Front St.
744 Front St, Lahaina • 669-6425
fleetwoodsonfrontst.com
Monkeypod Kitchen
10 Wailea Gateway Pl.
891-2322 • monkeypodkitchen.com
BEST LOBBY LOUNGE Alaloa Lounge, Ritz-Carlton
1 Ritz-Carlton Dr., Kapalua
669-6200 • ritzcarlton.com/kapalua
Four Seasons’ Lobby Lounge
3900 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
874-8000 • fourseasons.com
BEST WINE LIST Pineapple Grill
200 Kapalua Dr., Kapalua
669-9600 • pineapplekapalua.com
Pūlehu, an Italian Grill
Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas
6 Kai Ala Dr., Ka‘anapali
667-3200 • pulehurestaurant.com
BEST PAU HANA Fleetwood’s on Front St.
744 Front St, Lahaina • 669-6425
fleetwoodsonfrontst.com
TIE FOR SILVER
Hula Grill
Whalers Village
2435 Ka‘anapali Pkwy.
667-6636 • hulagrill.com
Monkeypod Kitchen
10 Wailea Gateway Pl.
891-2322 monkeypodkitchen.com

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