2016 ʻAipono Maui Restaurant Award Winners

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Restaurant of the Year
Monkeypod Kitchen
Chef of the Year
Chef Mike Lofaro | Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa
Maui County Farm Bureau’s Friend of Agriculture
Chef Perry Bateman | Mama’s Fish House
Excellence in Sustainability
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa
Lifetime Achievement Award
Aaron Placourakis, president & CEO, Tri-Star Restaurant Group

Visit the Maui Dining Guide for address & hours information on restaurants below.

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
Gold Monkeypod Kitchen
Silver Japengo

BEST NEW RESTAURANT
Gold Nalu’s South Shore Grill
Silver Frida’s Mexican Beach House

MOST “MAUI-EST”
Gold Mama’s Fish House
Silver (tie) Pacific’O • The Sea House Restaurant

BEST RESTAURANT ON AN ISLAND NEXT DOOR
Gold The Pig & the Lady
Silver Koko Head Cafe

BEST SERVICE
Gold Nick’s Fishmarket
Silver Mama’s Fish House

BEST OCEANFRONT DINING
Gold Mama’s Fish House
Silver Merriman’s Kapalua

MOST ROMANTIC SETTING
Gold Capische?
Silver Sarento’s on the Beach

BEST SHORTS & SLIPPERS DINING
Gold Hula Grill
Silver Aloha Mixed Plate

BEST HEALTHY CHOICES
Gold Choice Health Bar
Silver Maka by Mana

MOST INNOVATIVE MENU
Gold Humuhumunukunukuāpua‘a
Silver (tie) Cane & Canoe • Ka‘ana Kitchen

BEST BREAKFAST
Gold The Gazebo
Silver Kihei Caffe

BEST BUSINESS LUNCH
Gold Bistro Casanova
Silver Aria’s Restaurant & Catering

BEST HAPPY HOUR
Gold The Sea House Restaurant
Silver Fleetwood’s on Front St.

BEST ASIAN
Gold Japengo
Silver Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

BEST SOUTHEAST ASIAN
Gold A Saigon Cafe
Silver Thai Chef

BEST BURGER
Gold Teddy’s Bigger Burgers
Silver Pailolo Bar & Grill

BEST HAWAI‘I REGIONAL CUISINE
Gold
Silver Roy’s

BEST PACIFIC RIM CUISINE
Gold Spago
Silver Humuhumunukunukuāpua‘a

BEST LŪ‘AU
Gold Old Lāhaina Lū‘au
Silver The Feast at Lele

BEST MEXICAN
Gold Frida’s Mexican Beach House
Silver Sangrita Grill +Cantina

BEST ITALIAN
Gold (tie) Capische? • Sale Pepe
Silver (tie) Matteo’s Osteria • Pūlehu, an Italian Grill

BEST PLATE LUNCH
Gold Aloha Mixed Plate
Silver Da Kitchen

BEST PIZZA
Gold Flatbread Company
Silver (3-way tie) Monkeypod Kitchen • Pizza Madness • Prison Street Pizza

BEST NOODLES
Gold Star Noodle
Silver Sam Sato’s

BEST FISH & SEAFOOD
Gold Mama’s Fish House
Silver Lahaina Grill

BEST STEAK
Gold Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Silver (tie) Duo • Son’z Steakhouse

BEST SUSHI
Gold Japengo
Silver Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

BEST FISH TACO
Gold Coconuts Fish Café
Silver Leilani’s on the Beach

BEST FOOD TRUCK
Gold Maui Fresh Streatery
Silver Shark Pit Food Truck

BEST POKE
Gold Tamura’s Fine Wine & Liquors
Silver Foodland

BEST SHAVE ICE
Gold Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice
Silver Local Boys Shave Ice

BEST DESSERT
Gold Pūlehu, an Italian Grill
Silver Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop

BEST BAR
Gold Monkeypod Kitchen
Silver Pailolo Bar & Grill

BEST COCKTAILS
Gold Fleetwood’s on Front St.
Silver (tie) The Banyan Tree • Cow Pig Bun

BEST LOBBY LOUNGE
Gold Botero Lounge
Silver Lobby Lounge, Four Seasons

BEST WINE LIST
Gold Lahaina Grill
Silver Nick’s Fishmarket

2016 Winner Videos

Carnevale di Venezia Photo Gallery

ʻAipono Wine Dinners

Spago beet salad

Spago Wine Dinner

Please join us for a wine tour through Italy and discover delicious selections from lesser-known producers, including Cherchi, Cieto Chiarli, Marchesi di Gresy, Sergio Mottura and Vignalta.

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