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best restaurant in Maui (proposing to girlfriend)
artroodeetoo
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From: Seattle
Posted: 2007-01-30 5:46 pm   Permalink

staying at the grand waliea and have a rental car and am looking for the best restaurant (food, ambiance, view, service) in maui. Thanks!

 
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tikiwinebear
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From: Santa Rosa, CA (Sonoma - wine country)
Posted: 2007-01-30 7:01 pm   Permalink

I would have to say Mama's Fish House (in Paia - heading towards Hana on the Hana Highway, 10-15 minutes out of Kahului) is my most favorite - food, service, ambiance, decor, etc. The prices are less than those at the fancy Wailea resorts, but they are on the high end. If you go, make sure you order a couple of their appetizers AND their wonderful Mai Tais!! And be sure to call ahead for reservations and wait for a window table!! I suggest getting there before the sunset so you can see the ocean and their beautiful grounds, but stay for the sunset until after dark when they light the tiki torches. There will probably be a conch shell being blown to celebrate the setting of the sun.

I want to be there RIGHT NOW!

- Myke
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2007-01-30 11:25 pm   Permalink

Congratulations.

My first suggestion is skip the restaurant, propose at sunset on the sand (taking care not to drop the ring). Thereafter, have room service deliver pizza, or whatever else can be slid under the door.

If a restaurant is the plan, the main restaurant at the Sheraton, Keka'a Terrace.
It glows at night with tiki torches. One walks on a bridge over a koi pond just to get there.

Not too lively (like Hula's), but not sleepy. Entrees are $33, so it will not be mobbed and you can have some privacy. The view is nice over the hotel lanai - it feels very spacious.

If you want to drop the big bucks $200, the Sheraton and other hotels will fix a private table for two on the lanai overlooking the ocean.

Here is a photo of Keka'a Terrace during the day:

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/pub/media/378/na378re6_md.jpg

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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2007-01-30 11:31 pm   Permalink

Another suggestion is the Old Lahania Luau - in the presence of tikis:

http://www.hawaiiboom.net/hawaii-image/old-lahaina-luau2.JPG

http://www.tropicallight.com/home/restaurant/restaurant3.html



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TikiJosh
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Posted: 2007-01-31 1:17 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-01-30 19:01, tikiwinebear wrote:
I would have to say Mama's Fish House (in Paia - heading towards Hana on the Hana Highway, 10-15 minutes out of Kahului) is my most favorite - food, service, ambiance, decor, etc. The prices are less than those at the fancy Wailea resorts, but they are on the high end. If you go, make sure you order a couple of their appetizers AND their wonderful Mai Tais!! And be sure to call ahead for reservations and wait for a window table!! I suggest getting there before the sunset so you can see the ocean and their beautiful grounds, but stay for the sunset until after dark when they light the tiki torches. There will probably be a conch shell being blown to celebrate the setting of the sun.

I want to be there RIGHT NOW!

- Myke



I'd second the vote to Mama's but only by it's reputation. The one time I was on Maui was only for about two days, and I didn't even know what I was missing. Once I realized, I could have kicked myself.
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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2007-01-31 7:42 pm   Permalink

If you want to propose in a restaurant than it's mama's fish house all the way.

But the beaches along the hana highway are pretty awesome too...or the bottom of haleakala...or...

buy this book:
http://www.amazon.com/Maui-Revealed-Ultimate-Guidebook-Second/dp/0971727902

"Maui Revealed" and study all the amazing places that you can propose and then go to while on vacation.

congratulations! have fun!

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TikiJosh
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Posted: 2007-02-01 10:29 am   Permalink

Yep. The Maui revealed guide book is awesome. The Missus and I just picked one up while planning for our next trip out there. Probably the best guide book I've seen on that island.
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2007-02-02 8:31 pm   Permalink

Another idea is to do it on a Sunset dinner cruise, over the ocean.

 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2007-02-02 10:00 pm   Permalink

Will you be doing this down on one knee?
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TikiMookie
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Joined: Feb 12, 2007
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From: No Cal
Posted: 2007-02-13 12:54 pm   Permalink

We were there a few years back, it's awesome! We weren't hungry, it was just after lunchtime and too soon for dinner, we sat at the bar and had the $14 mai tais. Quite nice. Took tons of photos. The hostess told us Sammy Hagar and his party were coming at 5pm, it would have been fun to hang around and see that, but we didn't. I bet he doesn't appreciate people telling everyone that anyway!

The grounds there are spectacular, it's a wonderful setting, especially for a proposal.

Hope you go to the Old Lahaina Luau as well, been there twice, it's great!

Mookie


 
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2007-02-19 12:58 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-02-13 12:54, TikiMookie wrote:
We were there a few years back, it's awesome!



Aloha, Mookie.

There where?


 
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