2012 ʻAipono Maui Restaurant Award Winners

Restaurant of the Year
Star Noodle
Chef of the Year
Roger Stettler | Four Seasons Resort Maui
Maui County Farm Bureau’s Friend of Agriculture
Chef Tylun Pang | Ko Restaurant, Fairmont Kea Lani
Excellence in Sustainability
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Lifetime Achievement Award
Chef Mark Ellman | Practice Aloha, Mala Ocean Tavern, Mala Wailea, Honu
(also founder of Maui Tacos and Penne Pasta)

 

 

CATEGORY

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RESTAURANT OF THE YEARStar Noodle
286 Kupuohi St., Lahaina
667-5400 • starnoodle.com
Pineapple Grill
200 Kapalua Dr., Kapalua
669-9600 • pineapplekapalua.com
BEST NEW RESTAURANTHonu Seafood & Pizza
1295 Front St., Lahaina
667-9390 • honumaui.com
Japengo Pacific Rim Restaurant & Sushi Lounge
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa,
200 Nohea Kai Drive, Ka‘anapali
661-1234 • maui.hyatt.com
BEST SERVICELahaina Grill
127 Lahainaluna Rd., Lahaina
667-5117 • lahainagrill.com
Pineapple Grill
200 Kapalua Dr., Kapalua
669-9600 • pineapplekapalua.com
BEST WATERFRONT DININGMama’s Fish House
799 Poho Pl., Ku‘au
579-8488 • mamasfishhouse.com
Mala Ocean Tavern
1307 Front St., Lahaina
667-9394 • malaoceantavern.com
MOST ROMANTICMerriman’s Kapalua
1 Bay Dr., Kapalua
669-6400 • merrimanshawaii.com
Spago Maui
Four Seasons Resort Maui,
3900 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
874-8000 • wolfgangpuck.com/restaurants/fine-dining/spago/maui
BEST SHORTS & SLIPPERS DININGHula 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-ESTAloha Mixed Plate
1285 Front St., Lahaina
661-3322 • alohamixedplate.com
Mama’s Fish House
799 Poho Pl., Ku‘au
579-8488 • mamasfishhouse.com
MOST INNOVATIVE MENUStar Noodle
286 Kupuohi St., Lahaina
667-5400 • starnoodle.com
TIE FOR SILVER
Honu Seafood & Pizza
1295 Front St., Lahaina
667-9390 • honumaui.com
I‘O Restaurant
505 Front St., Lahaina
661-8422 • iomaui.com
BEST MENU FOR A SMALL PLANETKo
Fairmont Kea Lani Resort, 4100 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
875-2210 • korestaurant.com
Mala Ocean Tavern
1307 Front St., Lahaina
667-9394 • malaoceantavern.com
Mala Wailea
Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
3700 Wailea Alanui, Wailea, 875-9394 • malawailea.com
BEST BREAKFASTGazebo Restaurant
Napili Shores, 5315 Lower Honoapi‘ilani Rd., Napili • 669-5621
Longhi’s Lahaina
888 Front St., Lahaina
667-2288 • longhis.com
BEST BUSINESS LUNCHBistro Casanova
33 Lono Ave., Kahului
873-3650 • bistrocasanova.com
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
BEST DINNER VALUEPenne Pasta Café
180 Dickenson St., Lahaina
661-6633 • pennepastacafe.com
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
BEST LATE-NIGHT DININGSansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar
• 600 Office Rd., Kapalua, 669-6286
• Kihei Town Center, 1881 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei,
879-0004 • sanseihawaii.com
Lahaina Café
843 Waine‘e St., Lahaina
667-6655 • lahaina-cafe.com
BEST CARRYOUTHonokowai Okazuya & Deli
3600-D Lower Honoapi‘ilani Rd., Honokowai • 665-0512
Leoda’s Kitchen & Pie Shop
820 Olowalu Village Rd., Olowalu
662-3600 • leodas.com
BEST COFFEE SHOPOno Gelato Companyonogelatocompany.com
• 1280 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei • 495-0287
• 815 Front St., Lahaina • 495-0203
• 115D Hana Hwy., Pa‘ia • 579-9201
The Coffee Store Napili
Napili Plaza, 5095 Nāpilihau St., Napili
669-4170 • coffeestorenapili.com
BEST ASIANStar 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 BURGERCool 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 REGIONALPineapple Grill
200 Kapalua Dr., Kapalua
669-9600 • pineapplekapalua.com
TIE FOR SILVER
Hali‘imaile General Store
Hali‘imaile: 900 Hali‘imaile Rd.,
Hali‘imaile • 572-2666
bevgannonrestaurants.com/haliimaile
Ko
Fairmont Kea Lani Resort, 4100 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
875-2210 • korestaurant.com
BEST ITALIAN
TIE FOR GOLD
Capische?
Hotel Wailea, 555 Kaukahi Rd., Wailea
879-2224 • capische.com
Ferraro’s Bar E Ristorante
Four Seasons Resort Maui,
3900 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
874-8000
fourseasons.com/maui/dining
Pulehu, an Italian Grill
Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas, 6 Kai Ala Dr., Ka‘anapali
667-3200 • pulehurestaurant.com
BEST LU‘AUOld Lahaina Lu‘au
1251 Front St., Lahaina
667-0700 • oldlahainaluau.com
The Feast at Lele
505 Front St., Lahaina
667-5353 • feastatlele.com
BEST MEXICANAmigo’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 RIMRoy’s Restaurant
2290 Ka‘anapali Pkwy., Ka‘anapali
669-6999 • roysrestaurant.com
TIE FOR SILVER
Pacific’O
505 Front St., Lahaina
667-4341 • pacificomaui.com
Spago Maui
Four Seasons Resort Maui,
3900 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
874-8000
wolfgangpuck.com/restaurants/fine-dining/spago/maui
BEST PIZZAFlatbread Company
89 Hana Hwy., Pa‘ia
579-8989 • flatbreadcompany.com
Casanova Italian Restaurant & Deli
1188 Makawao Ave., Makawao
572-0220 • casanovamaui.com
BEST PLATE LUNCHAloha Mixed Plate
1285 Front St., Lahaina
661-3322 • alohamixedplate.com
Da Kitchenda-kitchen.com
• Triangle Square, 425 Koloa St., Kahului • 871-7782
• Rainbow Mall, 2439 S. Kīhei Rd., Kihei • 875-7782
BEST SEAFOODMama’s Fish House
799 Poho Pl., Ku‘au
579-8488 • mamasfishhouse.com
The Banyan Tree
Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, 1 Ritz-Carlton Dr., Kapalua
669-6200 • ritzcarlton.com/kapalua
BEST STEAKRuth’s Chris Steak Houseruthschris.com
• The Shops at Wailea, 3750 Wailea Alanui, Wailea • 874-8880
• 900 Front St., Lahaina • 661-8815
Lahaina Grill
127 Lahainaluna Rd., Lahaina
667-5117 • lahainagrill.com
BEST SUSHISansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar
• 600 Office Rd., Kapalua, 669-6286
• Kihei Town Center, 1881 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei,
879-0004 • sanseihawaii.com
Japengo Pacific Rim Restaurant & Sushi Lounge
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa,
200 Nohea Kai Drive, Ka‘anapali
661-1234 • maui.hyatt.com
BEST HEALTHY CHOICESWhole Foods
Maui Mall, 70 E. Ka‘ahumanu Ave., Kahului
872-3310 • wholefoodsmarket.com
Choice Health Bar
1087 Limahana Pl., Lahaina
661-7711 • choicemaui.com
BEST DESSERTLeoda’s Kitchen & Pie Shop
820 Olowalu Village Rd., Olowalu
662-3600 • leodas.com
Lahaina Grill
127 Lahainaluna Rd., Lahaina
667-5117 • lahainagrill.com
BEST EPICUREAN TWIST ON A LOCAL FAVORITEStar Noodle
286 Kupuohi St., Lahaina
667-5400 • starnoodle.com
Ko
Fairmont Kea Lani Resort, 4100 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
875-2210 • korestaurant.com
BEST-KEPT SECRETSea 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 BARPineapple Grill
200 Kapalua Dr., Kapalua
669-9600 • pineapplekapalua.com
Lahaina Grill
127 Lahainaluna Rd., Lahaina
667-5117 • lahainagrill.com
BEST COCKTAILSLahaina Grill
127 Lahainaluna Rd., Lahaina
667-5117 • lahainagrill.com
Tropica Restaurant & Bar
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, 2365 Ka‘anapali Pkwy., Ka‘anapali
667-2525 • westinmaui.com/dining
BEST LOBBY LOUNGEAlaloa Lounge
Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, 1 Ritz-Carlton Dr., Kapalua
669-6200 • ritzcarlton.com/kapalua
Lobby Lounge
Four Seasons Resort Maui, 3900 Wailea Alanui, Wailea
874-8000 • fourseasons.com/maui/dining
BEST WINE LISTLahaina Grill
127 Lahainaluna Rd., Lahaina
667-5117 • lahainagrill.com
Pineapple Grill
200 Kapalua Dr., Kapalua
669-9600 • pineapplekapalua.com
BEST CATERINGCelebrations Catering
900 Hali‘imaile Rd., Hali‘imaile
572-4946 • bevgannonrestaurants.com/celebrations
Catering from Soup to Nuts
1951 E. Vineyard St., Wailuku
243-FOOD (3663) • vineyardfoodcompany.com/mauicatering

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