Out of 27 votes
2980 South Kihei Rd.
Kihei, HI 96753
When in Maui, you want to eat while enjoying a great view, right? Well Sarento's On the Beach has the 2nd best view in South Maui and probably the best Sunset View for all of Maui. And their food is pretty good too. REVIEWS
We've noticed their food has increased in quality lately. In the past, we'd noticed that the food was good but overpriced. Instead of dropping their price, we believe they've elevated their food quality and chef skills. Time will tell whether they can be consistent.
The photo on the right is their Osso Bucco over risotto. It was delicious. Above is their Kobe meatball pasta, which was pretty good.
Located directly on Keawakapu Beach in Wailea, South Maui, Sarento's has a top 5 Maui restaurant location. Make sure to get there well before Sunset with a reservation. The best tables get taken quickly, and the ones in the back are still good but not as good.
Located right next to the Five Palms, the view from Sarento's is better for the sunset and more expensive. Five Palms does have a better view of the whole beach though.
Once seated, the service is great. Unfortunately, the last few times we've gone, we've had to wait for a very long time (even with reservations.) 1 of these times, it took them an hour and a half to seat us EVEN WITH A RESERVATION! We were starving by the time we got sat. They didn't seem to care much about our wait either. I think we got a free dessert or something, but If we'd known that the wait would be that long, we would've gone next door to Five Palms.
Our experience was very disappointing. It took 40 minutes to get our appetizer, and one hour and forty minutes for our main dish. When we inquired about the problem we were told they would "research" it. In a word we were lost in the mix and they didn't seem to care. We will NOT be back! The food was not worth the wait.
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