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honeymoon on Maui, in Wailea - must eat recs?

Hi guys, I wasn't planning on doing chowhound research because I wanted it to be as carefree and unplanned as possible. but having booked the luau my husband-to-be really wanted and reservations at Spago's for our last night, I got curious.

Any must-eats in Wailea or Kaanapali or inbetween?

TIA.

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Spago
3900 Wailea Alanui Dr, Kihei, HI 96753

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    1. I have heard good things about Spago, but have not dined there yet.

      Bev Gannon's Seawatch has been good, and is local to you.

      Up-country a bit (past the Hali`imalie General store), I do highly recommend Mama's Fish House. However, we love our wines so much, that we have stayed at the Inn at Mama's Fish House, just to enjoy both the food and the wines.

      Enjoy,

      Hunt

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      Mama's Fish House
      Paia HI, Paia, HI

      Spago
      3900 Wailea Alanui Dr, Kihei, HI 96753

      Seawatch Restaurant
      100 Wailea Golf Club Dr Ste A, Kihei, HI 96753

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      1. re: Bill Hunt

        Ah, Mr. Hunt!! Good to see you on this board.

        Heading to Maui/Wailea next month. I'll put this in my file for an evening dinner.

        Thanks!!

      2. You MUST go to Nick's Fishmarket at the Fairmont Hotel. Get a reservation ASAP. It is the BEST in Wailea by far.

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        Nick's Fishmarket
        2070 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

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        1. I second all the recs so far. Hali'imaile GS is great (esp. the crab pizza), SeaWatch is actually now called Gannons and we love it for breakfast (they have good loco moco) and Mama's is a favorite as well. Nick's is very good, and for something a little more casual try Ko around the corner by the pool. The fried rice is delicious and the fish entrees are solid. Another good casual lunch or dinner spot is the Tommy Bahama cafe. The crab bisque is super yummy. In the harbor, we like Buzz's for the sweet Tahitian prawns and Waterfront for the fresh fish options in a variety of preparation styles. I really like the Island Style preparation. Ferraro's at the Four Seasons is always one of our favorite meals and you can't beat the setting and view. Another good breakfast spot is Five Palms in Kihei at the Mana Kai resort and again, the setting is amazing because you are dining beach side. Enjoy!

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          Five Palms Restaurant
          2960 S Kihei Rd Ste A, Kihei, HI 96753

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          1. re: Juji

            Thank you for the update on the old SeaWatch. Good to know that, as I'd have assuming that I was just forgetting where it was... [Grin] While maybe not up the standards of HGS (but just by a little), we were impressed. Never have made it to Joe's - always closed, when we're over there. Hear it's good, but just cannot get there during business hours.

            Hunt

          2. Another thumbs up for Hali'imaile General Store. We also like the Sansei in Kihei. Joe's, above the Wailea tennis club, is good (same owner as Hali'imaile, different food). Gerard's in Lahaina is supposed to be excellent, but I haven't eaten there. Nick's (Kea Lani), Spago and Ferraro's (4 seasons), are all fine but I always leave thinking I've paid too much and gotten too little. Mama's Fish House is supposed to be great, but my wife can't eat seafood, so we haven't gone. Whatever you do, make reservations a ways ahead of time, before you arrive on the island if necessary.

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            Mama's Fish House
            Paia HI, Paia, HI

            Spago
            3900 Wailea Alanui Dr, Kihei, HI 96753