Humuhumunukunukuapuaa Grand Wailea Resort Hotel and & Spa Humuhumunukunukuapuaa

Humuhumunukunukuapuaa Awards

Fresh seafood dishes and a panoramic ocean view.
Openings: Dinner Wed.-Sun.

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Humuhumunukunukuapuaa, Wailea, HI


Humuhumunukunukuapuaa Restaurant Review:


There’s no question that this is a seafood restaurant --- an 800,000-gallon saltwater lagoon surrounds Humuhumu --- and dinner could be swimming by. The restaurant is comprised of several Polynesian thatched-roof huts made from massive ohia logs, with wood plank flooring, while a pond is home for coral and 2,000 fish representing 50 different species. We’re partial to the appetizers, such as the seared sea scallops with crisp shiitake mushroom lumpia and the ahi lemon grass traps, made by stuffing a large morsel of fresh, raw big-eye tuna into a lemon grass spear and frying it tempura-style. For dinner, we recommend the grilled Maine lobster (raised commercially in Kona) with dipping options of drawn butter, chili pepper water and lemon grass shoyu; it’s served with an underwhelming side of sweet potato au gratin and pickled vegetable salad. For dessert, there's a Hawaiian vintage chocolate and banana tart with crème anglaise, and pineapple upside-down cake with coconut ice cream and caramel-rum sauce. The streamlined wine list offers something for everyone, including wines by the glass. Service is professional and the atmosphere, which includes a panoramic view of the ocean, West Maui, Lanai and Kahoolawe, is perhaps the best on the island.

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