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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
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 09:30 - 12:00
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

BY FAR - This is absolutely one of the absolute BEST SUNDAY BRUNCH spots I've ever visited. Everything was fresh and exotic - not the same old 'norm' you expect from a buffet arrangement. The foods were chef inspired and delicioso!!! Would absolutely recommend EVERYONE try this amazing seaside restaurant!!!

Thank Shelia8224
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Fantastic restaurant with amazing new specials everyday you can't go wrong. We stayed at the hotel and ate there a couple nights of our stay it was wonderful and fresh.

Thank Jennifer J
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472 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

This is a laid back restaurant with large windows running the whole length of the outside wall giving a great view of the sunset. We ate here 3 out of the 5 nights we stayed at the Makena Beach and Golf resort and enjoyed it much more than other places we tried. The prices are a bit high ... expect... More 

Thank MassCouple2
MakenaResortMaui, Manager at Molokini Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Aloha, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant but am saddened to hear that you found the prices expensive. Our prices are comparable if not more of a value than other restaurants in the area. However, your concerns have been forwarded to our team for further consideration. To clarify market pricing for fresh island seafood is... More 

Lincoln Park, New Jersey
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136 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

After our meal here, my husband was disappointed to learn that this was the only place that served dinner at the Makena Resort. The shrimp and penne dish I had was just okay and not worth the $26.00 price. While my husband enjoyed the ribs appetizer, it was just okay and nothing special. Service was also spotty. Disappointed enough that... More 

Thank NJNanWeiner
MakenaResortMaui, Manager at Molokini Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Aloha we are sorry to hear that your experience was not as you would have hoped, we are continually working to improve the guest experience at the restaurant and appreciate your feedback in this regard. Your review has been forwarded to our restaurant for further review and action. More 

London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We arrived in Maui in the evening after a very long flight so when we arrived at the restaurant we were absolutely starving. The service was good and friendly and we both loved our meals, so much we decided to go back there 2 nights after. I had the Kalua Pig Cavatelli. I had the prawns as a starter, they... More 

Thank Elena312
MakenaResortMaui, Manager at Molokini Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Aloha, we are sorry to hear about the inconsistency with your meals at our restaurant, your review has been forwarded to our culinary team for further review and action. Mahalo for the review. More 

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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015

15% discount coupon and oysters on the half shell were the reason we chose to eat there.Everything on the buffet was really good and the desserts were just wonderful!Not so happy about being seated far from the buffet but walking burned off a couple of calories.

1 Thank Karen G
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Very energetic pool waitstaff that cruised through often and served us right at our pool loungers. They really seemed to enjoy their jobs!

Thank Pam S
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

Firstly let me say that the resort overall is very pleasant and well run. Molokini was our choice on our first evening in Makena. Starting with drinks in the attached cocktail bar - live music far too loud, service mediocre. Meal - again, mediocre service but more disappointingly, mediocre food. I guess uninspired and unadventurous would sum it up. So... More 

Thank KatzFBA
Nashville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2015

We were staying in the Makena beach hotel and decided to grab dinner on site one evening. The Molokini bar and grille had a nice atmosphere and friendly service, however, the food was an extreme disappointment and the prices were not a good value for it. We drove into town to eat at a local place the next night and... More 

1 Thank Lydia M
San Diego
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2015

If you’re on the south end of Maui, plan a meal at the Molokini Bar & Grill located in the Makena Beach & Golf Resort. We ate there towards the end of our stay in Wailea, but I wish we had gone earlier so that we could have had another meal there because there were so many things on the... More 

Thank Carrie J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$40
American, Sushi, Fusion, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 12:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
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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