Maui Restaurant: Japengo
Hyatt Regency Maui
I love going to resorts and spending lazy days lounging around. When the sun goes down, it's time for some good food and Maui is one of those places.
Japengo isn't the typical hotel restaurant that serves seafood because that's what guests want on an island. They use Hawaii's locally grown products to showcase the many modern Asian-inspired dishes with a Hawaiian flair. Be prepared for a unique Pacific Rim dining experience.
Entrance to Japengo
As you enter Japengo, you're taken to a place that
seems like a far away modern Japanese village.
But the stunning sunsets and warm Hawaiian
hospitality reminds you that you're on Maui.
First Stop is the Moon Bar
absolut berri acai, momokawa pearl nigori sake, fresh lime, cranberry
A must have cocktail
See What Jay Eats...
A Sashimi Platter
Selected by Sushi Chef Jay Ledee
tuna, salmon, snapper, sea urchin, yellowtail, and giant clam
The seafood served here is top notch
The Sushi Lounge
It's like a restaurant inside a restaurant
and time for sushi...
The two must ordered sushi rolls:
shrimp tempura, salmon, tuna, avocado, tobbiko, tobanjan
soft shell crab, snow crab, cucumber, shiitake mushroom,
leave it to Chef Jay Ledee to create a special roll
spicy tuna topped with white fish and shiso
A great view overlooking the islands of Molokai and Lanai
Entrees not to miss...
Singaporean Chili Crab
alaskan king crab, spicy singaporean chili
A must try
China Town Chow Fun
spicy ground pork, day boat scallops, crab,
new caledonia prawns, oyster sauce, mushroom shoyu
Today's Catch of the Day
Certified Angus Filet of Beef and
New Caledonia Prawns
plum wine finer demi-glace
kim chi and edamame potato
Another must try
Another beautiful Maui sunset
What's a great dinner without dessert?
Molokai Sweet Potato Cheesecake
azuki beans with a shortbread cookie
A nice local spin on a classic dessert
With Shelley Kekuna and Sushi Chef Jay Ledee
Mahalo to Chef Matt Smith and Chef Gavin Utrillo
Not only is Japengo is great dining experience, but you get the signature Maui sunset too. What a way to enjoy a great dinner and see what Jay Eats...
200 Nohea Kai Drive
Lahaina, HI 96761-1985
Epilogue: In 2013, Japengo was honored with three 'Aipono Awards, presented by Maui No Ka Oi magazine, including the Gold Award for the Best Pacific Rim Cuisine and Silver Awards for Best Seafood and Best Asian Restaurant. Congratulations!
Maui No Ka Oi
© Jay Terauchi
© Jay Terauchi