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Molokini Bar & Grille

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5400 Makena Alanui, Makena Beach & Golf Resort, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-8435
+1 808-875-5888
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09:30 - 12:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 09:30 - 12:00
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Solid choice for a good seafood buffet. Good selection of fresh fish, poke, salads, cheeses, and wonderful soups. Dessert display was impressive, but after all the "good" stuff hard to save room. TIP: grab a drink at the bar before hand and save 15% on the buffet.

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California
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

We had a dinner at the Molokini Bar and Grill Restaurant once and were very pleased especially with the bouillabaise dish we had..We wanted to try their seafood buffet and were very impressed both because of its high caliber and also its price at $55 per person.. The seafood buffet features the fresh island sashimi (I loved smoked marlin), crab... More 

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The Woodlands
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

We recommend booking the Romantic Dinner Package - a nice three course dinner that includes a complimentary glass of champaign. (You can get this at a big discount if you book it when you reserve your room at the resort.)

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Phoenix, Arizona
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90 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

good place to watch a sunset, they have nightly two piece band, that was nice. My fish was delicious, the hubby enjoyed his burger too.

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Portland OR
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Don't be fooled by the 'bar and grille' label. This kitchen is flexing some culinary muscle behind the scenes and the staff is laid back, knowledgeable and professional. We reserved our table and found ourselves overlooking the small bay and Molokini Crater in the distance. The view was terrific. The server was attentive and after a bit of questioning, gave... More 

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Located in the Makena Beach and Golf Resort, this restaurant is configured in a semi-circle on the second level of the hotel with all tables having a commanding view of the ocean. It is a wonderful place to celebrate a spectacular sunset. The staff are relaxed, friendly and helpful. The only downside to this impressive environment, on the evening of... More 

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Northville, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Tasty Mai Tai drinks, fresh seafood, great service. Look for special seafood buffets, lobster nights. Wonderful musician played throughout dinner.

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Fremont, California
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

It is expensive, but the food was great. If you are vegetarian ask for a vegetarian pasta! It is awesome :)

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Bronxville, New York
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

My 7 year old & I loved the food here. It was inspired & delicious. We ate 2 out of our 3 nights here & that was only because it was completely booked one night. Be sure to make a reservation. Despite it being very high end food, the prices are reasonable & the atmosphere is very mellow.

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Blair, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Beautiful views and great service but the food wasn't anything near described in the menu and not worth the money. Requested a dinner sized salad and the Caprice for $15 wouldn't feed a gecko, no mango as described. Waitress immediately brought soup to compensate. BBQ ribs with pineapple slaw was ribs on a pile of cabbage, no slaw and no... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Sushi, Fusion, Hawaiian
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 12:00
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5400 Makena Alanui, Makena Beach & Golf Resort, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-8435
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Wailea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-875-5888
Description
The Molokini Bar & Grille, located at Makena Beach & Golf Resort, is a premier dining experience offering inspired island cuisine at an unmatched value. Under the direction of Chef De Cuisine Kurt Lemeries, the menu takes a non-traditional approach to American comfort food, infusing fresh local ingredients, combining elements of Hawaii regional cuisine and presenting new taste profiles that will both surprise and satisfy. Selections include its popular Cilantro and Macadamia Nut Crusted MahiMahi or the famed Crispy Molokai Potato Wrapped Lobster Salad. Featuring nightly live entertainment, take advantage of the restaurant's happy hour specials, nightly special menus, like Lobster Fest on Tuesdays and Thursday, or famed Sunday Brunch.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?