Sarento's on the Beach reviews


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Overall Rating

83% would recommend it to a friend
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by Negroni on July 18, 2018
Fish was the best I had on my trip to Maui. Service was impeccable. Ocean view was awesome.
by OpenTable Diner on July 16, 2018
Food was very disappointing-fish didn’t taste fresh
by JandT on July 16, 2018
We had the Beef Carpaccio, Grilled Octopus (which my husband will always happily order!), Gazpacho (outstanding with crab) and Ono Catch of the Day. All prepared wonderfully. Had a table beachside and it was all lovely. Parking lot is almost non existent but they provide free valet parking, or you can park just next door in the beach park parking lot. Service was excellent. Attentive service.
by RSKR on July 15, 2018
Have been coming here for years and it never disappoints. The service is excellent. The food and atmosphere are great. We will be back the next time we are on Maui!
by Somethingfishy on July 13, 2018
Incomparable. We have been here many times over the years and it NEVER misses delivering an unforgettable experience. Two people or twenty, they have handled it perfectly. Food is outstanding and the wine list is broad. A must evening on Maui.
by AlexC on July 12, 2018
Family reunion
by OpenTable Diner on July 12, 2018
We had a perfect evening at Sarento’s! The staff was so attentive from the moment we checked in with the hostess. Everyone was so friendly. We were placed at a table right on the water, front row for an amazing and romantic sunset. The house photographer took multiple photos for us, and we just felt so welcomed throughout the entire dinner. The food was great, and our waiter was very knowledgeable about he wine selection. We were really happy with our evening overall and would definitely recommend to anyone in the area looking for either a romantic night out or any other occasion.
by ShannaK on July 12, 2018
The best part about this restaurant is the view. We had a 6:15 pm dinner reservation and got to watch the beautiful sunset over the beach during dinner. The food was average. My husband and I both had pasta (they supposedly make the pasta fresh daily) and it was good, but nothing to write home about (certainly not worth the $30 or more per plate- we were paying for the view). There was only one vegetarian/vegan option on the Entrees list, but if you don’t mind combining a salad and starter instead of having a meal there were a few more options for vegetarians only (one appetizer and some salads). The service was very good. However, there was a woman coming around taking pictures. They charge you $20 for the photo. The photo that was taken of my husband and I was horrible,but we felt like we couldn’t say no to taking the photo home because the photographer gives you this giant photo in a keepsake envelope and then hovers and asks if she can “put it on our bill”. That was the worst part of the experience. I suppose if the photo was good it could be a nice momento, but we paid $20 for a photo we hate and will never display or show to anyone.
by JimB on July 10, 2018
Outside patio seating was not great. Literally backs up to hotel rooms. Hotel guests above us were smoking and playing music. Sort of ruined an otherwise great evening. Food and service were both great. Just don't seat people on the patio when those rooms adjacent and above it are occupied.
by DonW on July 8, 2018
Best dinner I had on Maui. Setting was beautiful with a great sunset thrown in! The ono was “ono🤗”
by NancyB on July 7, 2018
Everytime we dine at Sarento’s we chastise ourselves for not coming more often. The view is amazing, the atmosphere relaxed yet elegant. The food is always perfectly portioned and prepared. The staff is attentive yet unobtrusive. In other words, Sarento’s is a wonderful restaurant.
by OpenTable Diner on July 6, 2018
Beautiful location with superior service. Food was unique and excellent quality. Excellent detail on every dish we experienced. WoUld recommend this for any occasion but especially a romantic evening.
by John on July 5, 2018
Fresh, excellent seafood and Italian in a beautiful location.
by Tara on July 5, 2018
Waiter was not friendly or accommodating. Rarely checked on us or to see if we liked the food
by Hestrold on July 4, 2018
Perhaps the best seabass I've ever eaten. Fresh off the boat and the sauce was fabulous. Place has been around for many years. Solid reputation.
by OpenTable Diner on July 3, 2018
The food and the sunset was amazing. The service was excellent we couldn’t have asked for anything more highly recommended say hi to Randy for us, he was awesome
by OpenTable Diner on June 30, 2018
My wife’s birthday. The food was excellent and the server was well versed on the menu -his recommendations were spot on. They sent a birthday dessert and treated us well. The patio is right on the beach, the location is unbelievable. Our experience was outstanding.
by Shaka on June 29, 2018
Sarento’s has changed its chefs and menu in the last six months and it really shows. The menu has changed significantly for the better and the food is now more delicate, fine dining. We found the food preparation to be similar to the old Capische. We stopped going to Sarento’s for a while because the menu felt old and the sauces a little heavy, but will definitely start going back with the new style of cooking.
by AshleyA on June 27, 2018
The food at Sarento's did not disappoint. My husband and I went at sunset to celebrate his birthday and were very impressed with the food. However, our service was a little disappointing. Our server only came to our table twice and we were there for two and a half hours. However, everyone else was very friendly and nice, I would just say this...the food is great, the view is spectacular (especially at sunset), but the service is peculiar.
by downtown on June 26, 2018
Ono fresh catch dinner was perfect. Great place to enjoy sunset dinner.
by JillC on June 24, 2018
We were greeted and seated promptly. Had a beautiful seat next to the beach. Immediately were provided water, bread and napkins were placed in our laps. The manager took our drink order but seemed to never make eye contact. He was nice, but not great. Salads came and we had to ask for pepper. It felt like they had a pepper shortage as they gave us one twist and were off. Main meal come a bit later and it was okay. I had the smoked chicken dish, my husband had the mixed seafood grill. My husband loved his dish especially the scallops. I was waiting for someone to check on how our food was and was going to order a side of marinara. However, nobody ever asked how our dishes were until we were done. We ordered dessert, coffee and one more glass of wine. All of that came promptly. Basically service started out great but fizzled out. Our waters went dry and we felt forgotten. Not sure if staffing was off, but we were not impressed, especially for the price of the meal. With wine our bill was nearly $300 for the two of us. But it felt like $75 service.
by Linda on June 24, 2018
It’s all about location. Comfortable environment for a lovely relaxed breakfast.
by Luvgoodfood3 on June 22, 2018
The food was very good and the atmosphere was nice. We were a party of three and arrived just after sunset so while the view was good it would have been much better if we had been there for sunset. We were seated right away but it was over 15 minutes before we got menus or water. Our waiter was very apologetic but it still took him a few more minutes to get us menus! The food however was very good. I had to wait awhile to get more water in order to finish my meal. My husband’s second drink took so long that it came after he finished his food! The waiter apologized again and didn’t charge us for his drink & gave us a complimentary desert which was nice considering we didn’t complain or ask for it. When the check came, there was an issue as well and we had to get someone to help us to resolve. I said something to the concierge and he said that happens at Sarento’s on the beach fairly often! Go for the view & food, not the service!
by OpenTable Diner on June 19, 2018
Chef's tasting menu was outstanding (and I was with 2 other chefs). We enjoyed everything thoroughly. A major stand out was the fois Gras. Truly a special dish. A great experience.
by BobM on June 18, 2018
Outstanding service and perfectly prepared food. Right on a very beautiful Maui beach. My wife and I have lived on Maui since ‘91 and have tried many of it’s best restaurants, and Sarentos compares favourably with any of them. Friendly and attentive staff. We will definitely be returning and would recommend this fine restaurant to anyone looking for a five star experience.
by OpenTable Diner on June 17, 2018
My husband and I dined here for a relaxed sunset dinner. The patio had hung cafe lights and looked charming online. It was our honeymoon and we requested early seating and a romantic table. We were sat outside of the patio on a sidewalk extension without lights or cover and directly in front of the beach and beach goers. The covered patio guests enjoyed the ambiance of music and lighting and were not in the wind. I had to tie my hair back due to winds and our view of the sunset was inhibited I like the patio guests, by a palm tree grove. We asked for one of the two tables available inside the patio and they said they were reserved for VIPS. One table sat empty the entire evening, even after we left. The service was awkward overkill, with multiple people constantly coming up to check in. I asked for carbonara without pork and substituting seafood which I was nearly ridiculed for. I don’t eat pork and I didn’t mind an up charge but the manager made a very big deal about this not being how the entree is meant to be served. We asked for bread and none came. And while we were dining an “in house photographer” asked if we would like our photo taken to later purchase and when we declined he was rude and snapped at us and told us good luck taking pictures with your iPhones. The food was average and the overall experience was not great, at least for us.
by Chris on June 16, 2018
Sat just outside the covered patio. Food was very good, service was a little slow out there and felt forgotten. This is the patio in front of the hotel and needs a little updating.
by OpenTable Diner on June 16, 2018
My husband and I went to Sarento’s for our wedding anniversary. The whole staff knew of it and everyone congratulated us. The food was very good and the service was exceptional. We were also seated by the “windows” so we had unobstructed view of the sunset. Overall, very satisfied with our experience.
by datenight on June 15, 2018
Good. Just slow service and one meal came out cold and one was way behind the others
by SaRichardson871 on June 15, 2018
My entree was raw in the middle. When I asked about it, the server told me “ it’s sashimi grade ono, that’s the way it is.” Our server never came back to the table to check on everything once our meal had been delivered. Very disappointing as we had heard great things about the restaurant. The view of the ocean and sunset was very nice. Really loud in the restaurant.
by OpenTable Diner on June 13, 2018
Great food, amazing location, wonderful service!!! Definitely a favorite
by Drubis on June 13, 2018
Great spot to enjoy an exceptional sunset and great food. Come here on our anniversary when in Maui.
by OpenTable Diner on June 9, 2018
Anniversary. They made it very special. The place was beautiful with a fabulous view of the ocean. Very romantic. The service was excellent and they took great care in making sure our evening was perfect. The food was excellent.
by OpenTable Diner on June 8, 2018
Wedding anniversary
by TraciF on June 8, 2018
My friends and I came here on the recommendation of the owners of the condo we stayed in after strolling past it on the beach earlier in the week. GREAT patio and truly exceptional service. We arrived early for our reservation and ordered drinks from the bar. The hostess carried our drinks on a tray to the table, chairs were pulled out and napkins placed in our laps for us. Delicious bread w/fresh butter sprinkled w/local sea salt was presented. Friends had the fresh Ono and the rigatoni primavera. Everyone was happy (primavera is in a red sauce---not the usual, heavy cream sauce). I enjoyed the filet with caramelized Maui onions which was cooked perfectly for me (medium well) and was beautifully seasoned. The meal ended nicely w/ hot towels infused w/almond oil and the host taking our (free) valet ticket while we sorted out the bill so our car would be ready. Don't balk if the menu looks a little pricey---the dining experience is WELL worth it!
by MikeB on June 6, 2018
Great food, service and scenery. Highly recommend.
by Daniel on June 4, 2018
First course: the special Ono Crudo which had a very strong after-taste and smell. We only had a few bites. Second course: asparagus pizza. This was a soggy bread salad. We wished that the pizza would have been a thin crisp crust. Very disappointed Last course: the mixed green salad. The greens were old and limp. We only took one bite each. ( they removed this from our check). We left hungry. Service and location are both outstanding but the prices are high for terrible food.
by MichelleM on June 2, 2018
Delicious Italian food right on the beach, so fabulous views - get there before sunset though to truly enjoy the view. Service was great also.
by Suziej on May 31, 2018
Beautiful view! Good service and excellent food.
by RyanH on May 31, 2018
Top notch in every aspect. Great service, perfectly prepared food and the best location on Earth.
by OpenTable Diner on May 31, 2018
We go to Maui every couple of years and always eat here. We were so disappointed this time. The waiter had an attitude, was snippy and not attentive. The menu was very limited compared to before, and the food was not as good. The price is way out of line compared to the choices and taste and portion. Sorry to say, next trip we will not eat here, which is sad as this is where we ate after renewing our wedding vows.
by OpenTable Diner on May 30, 2018
Terrible food for the price. Food quality & taste as well as service is much better at the high end resorts just a mile away for the same prices. Would not recommend.
by TLC2 on May 28, 2018
Sarento’s is more expensive than it should be. I had the Kobe beef meatball which is delicious but MUCH smaller than it was last yea, although it was the same price. Everyone was very friendly and the drinks were good.
by OpenTable Diner on May 23, 2018
Food was amazing, right in the beach. The service was exceptional and they attended to every small need. The wind was an issue with the back of the restaurant being open it was like a constant wind tunnel but you deal because he view was so good.
by DrJimB on May 17, 2018
I live on Maui and this place has the best oceanfront location of any restaurant on the island. Great food great service.
by KarenH on May 17, 2018
Very disappointing. We had been here couple years ago and loved it. Service was poor. Ordered crudo- they didn't have any; ordered mojitos. My husband ordered second and was told they had no more mint. Veal Milanese was very oily. Mixed seafood grill - prawns still had veins in and were overlooked and tough Same as the white fish. Scallops were under cooked and risotto was like soup. For the price it was extremely disappointing.
by PaloAltofoodie on May 16, 2018
It's right on the beach with a lovely, tranquil setting. The dinner fish special was delicious, and the view outstanding. Although staying at the wonderful Grand Wailea resort, it was so nice to be outside the hotel.
by OpenTable Diner on May 14, 2018
Very nice restaurant ambiance but service and value under par in our opinion. There was a table of 4 right next to our table. The owner came over, greeted them and then the wait staff hovered and served their every need (frequent diners at this establishment?). Meanwhile, my husband and I were pretty much ignored. Since this was our first visit here, and celebrating my birthday, we were sadly disappointed. We will not return.
by OpenTable Diner on May 13, 2018
Food and ambiance was great. The service was awful. The menu is way too expensive if you have 1 star service. I would not return because of the lack of service
by OpenTable Diner on May 13, 2018
The service was slow, food was mediocre and high priced. Would not recommend this to anyone
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