Sarento's on the Beach reviews


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Overall Rating

82% would recommend it to a friend
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by Travelersue on October 12, 2018
Very poor service, felt like they kept forgetting we were there, and completely forgot one of our meals.
by Knowfood on October 12, 2018
We were seated by kitchen and asked to please move to another table. 6 were available but they said they were reserved. Only 3 were used the entire time we were there. Very disappointing as my reservation was made 12 hours prior. Service was slow. Took 45 minutes to get and pay bill. Not happy. Food good though.
by DebB on October 12, 2018
Beautiful setting right on the beach. Good food although the least expensive glass of wine was $16. Our party of six should have gotten a drink in the bar at happy hour and then moved to our table or ordered a bottle of wine. Great service and good food.
by djs48 on October 12, 2018
Great service and excellent seafood options. Complimentary valet parking was a plus.
by OpenTable Diner on October 9, 2018
The specials were absolutely amazing. Don’t be fooled by the bad location... It’s behind the Days Inn in Wailea but it is top notch. Great service, incredible food & as waterfront as it gets. Would highly recommend.
by JimB on October 8, 2018
Excellent food on the water. Amazing views. The restuarant is quiet and good for conversation. I would highly recommend.
by MicheleG on October 8, 2018
Second time I’ve been here for dinner. Amazing sunset view. I am kamaaina so very good food and normal pricing for Hawaii. Excellent service. Will likely come again.
by FoodDiva on October 8, 2018
Sarento’s never disappoints! We had another delightful evening there celebrating our Anniversary. The food was delicious, the sunset was gorgeous, and the service was phenomenal! Always a favorite when we visit Maui . . . See you next time, for sure!
by NatashaD on October 7, 2018
My husband and I really enjoyed Sarento's on the Beach while visiting Maui. We came here for Sunday brunch, the restaurant faces the beach so it was awesome to sit and appreciate the beautiful scenery. The cocktails and food were very good! For sure one of the best meals we had during our visit!
by AnnemarieL on October 6, 2018
So delicious & great service & view at sunset. It was our honeymoonand they treated us so well!!!
by Ballou on October 5, 2018
The fresh catch was spectacular! We started with the tomato salad and ended with tiramisu-yum! Ask for the booth- no ocean view but very comfortable. Blue cheese stuffed olives for the martini a must!
by LynnB on October 5, 2018
We went for a special birthday, 4 of us. We had made reservations for a window table 30 days earlier. We were greeted with attitude. The hostess and the first server were arrogant and extremely snobby. They attempted to seat us away from the window despite the fact that the place was nearly empty. Thank goodness the second waiter was very nice. The food was quite good and the view is stunning. I’ve been going to this place for years, but clearly the management team has changed. I will never go back because the view and food are not worth the “we are so much better than you” attitude.
by OpenTable Diner on October 5, 2018
Very disappointed. Won't go back unless major changes are made. I didn't appreciate that a couple that had NO reservation walked in 30 seconds before us, we were seated first but they got front row Ocean front table. It took me having to complain twice to be offered a better table. People were dressed like they walked off the beach...what happened to your standards? Food was delicious & wine was amazing!! Service sucked. Waiter disappeared then I had some new guy show up babysitting my check... like I was going to skip out on my $300 bottle of wine. LOL I was wearing a $3000 dress I think I can pay for a $300 bottle of wine. Then we had a family next to us smoking a vape pen at their table. What's more sad is there was a 7 month old toddler next to them. Management needs to get it together or maybe your lower standards are the new Sarrentos... for yrs I've come here & referred people here, but never again. Sorry we will NEVER come back!!!!!!
by BrianB on October 5, 2018
Awesome place to watch the sunset with amazing cocktails.
by KariD on October 4, 2018
The food was good but the staff had no aloha, no smiles, actually most had the “your not welcome” attitude. From the hostess greeter to the manager and waiter, they all seemed to have bad attitudes or maybe they thought they were too good for their customers. Either way, good food is not the only reason to return to a restaurant and first impressions are everything!
by Iris on October 4, 2018
Amazing sunset views and service Recommend for special acassions
by SusanF on September 30, 2018
Food was delicious and the beachfront location is fantastic.
by AnneH on September 28, 2018
The staff and food are both a 5 star across the board. The ambiance was a 10! From the time we enjoyed Happy Hour at the bar, being seated for dinner and the remainder of the evening the staff goes above and beyond to make sure you are taken care of in every aspect. Below you will see our view from our table!
by PeggyC on September 27, 2018
The food wasn’t great, in fact, sorry we ate there. Maybe try for breakfast.
by RichardB on September 25, 2018
It’s one of our favorite Places to come too. Great service wonderful food and beautiful scenery.
by OpenTable Diner on September 14, 2018
Best spot for an amazing dinner on Maui!
by OpenTable Diner on September 7, 2018
A must to-do when visiting Maui, especially to see the sunset.
by KRas on September 5, 2018
With a dining room set only feet from where the waves meet the sand, Sorrento’s is a lovely spot for a special vacation dinner. Our various fish dishes were savory and cooked perfectly. The cocktail menu was interesting and our sampling was delicious. Highly recommended.
by RoadWarrior on September 5, 2018
This is an outstanding restaurant on a beautiful beach. The menu has both Italian and Hawaii dishes. The wine list is very good and priced fairly. For those who say the service is over-the-top, I say it’s what we should expect at a fine Restaurant. Frankly, it reminds me of Michel’s in Honolulu without the pretense or expense.
by TimeforTea on September 4, 2018
Sorrento’s is in a beautiful location with a fabulous view of the beach. In the past the dinners and breakfasts were nothing short of amazing. However, on this particular day the food served was very average, in fact the potatoes were burned. In addition, they were out of some of the ingredients for items on the menu. Simple things like bananas. I will still go to Sorrento’s but have lowered my dining expectations. You can’t beat the location.
by Shribee on September 1, 2018
Excellent venue for dining. Food and service were excellent. The bartender was a little inexperienced, but pleasant. The location on the beach is hard to beat.
by ChrisW on August 30, 2018
Sadly, food was just meh. Being in the tourist/service industry we understand "end of the season" burnout, but this was frustrating, especially given the prices $$$......
by OpenTable Diner on August 29, 2018
The food was delicious. My husband is a really good cook and he said that his risotto was the best he ever had! Such a lovely place. The service was great! Definitely will return
by OpenTable Diner on August 25, 2018
Overall, I was incredibly disappointed. It is a great setting for a nice dinner with a great beach and ocean view. Upon arrival, we were promptly seated and immediately asked if we’d like a drink. I requested the wine list which they presented on an iPad. They wanted both the wine order and their iPad back before we even saw the menu. Customarily, I’d like to see the menu before dropping over $100 on a bottle of wine. I also had to put up a stink to retain the iPad in order to order future wines by the glass. They used a tag team method of wait staff and we had three servers; two of which lacked the training for the job and could not describe the specials nor how items were prepared. The Frito Misto arrived as an appetizer and it was inedible. A fried blob of battered seafood with a glob of marinara that was so heavily salted that it burned your tongue to eat it. I ordered the seafood mixed grill for $42 based on the waiter’s recommendation and my companions both ordered the fresh catch; mahi mahi. Again, our palates were universally bombarded with SALT. All of the protien in all three entrees was so over-salted you could not eat it. The only thing worth eating was the pasta in the fresh catch as even the risotto in the mixed grill was over-salted. Would I give them another chance? Maybe. We just had hurricane Lane blow through and perhaps the regular chef was not on staff or they were stretching the protien due to lack of supply. But, there are lots of choices and limited time when you visit the island, I think I’d roll the dice and try somewhere else.
by OpenTable Diner on August 20, 2018
The food was ok, the view was amazing.
by Dick on August 18, 2018
Cuisine was excellent, creative, many choices, especially appetizers and seafood. Staff was attentive but few smiles, high season, very busy.
by ChristianD on August 17, 2018
Fantastic meal- the view can not be beat and the food was phenomenal- absolutely loved the seafood mixed grill. Great service and drinks as well. One of the best meals I had in Maui. Hope to return someday!
by Alexis on August 17, 2018
Great service, although at times it feels a little overbearing. Very expensive, but that’s that be expected at the beach. The food could be a bit better at that price. Overall, good dinner with excellent views
by emorliscole on August 14, 2018
My fiancé and I found this beautiful catch of a restaurant during our romantic vacation to Maui. It was recommended to us by a close-knit of traveling friends who make Maui and annual family vacation. Their wine and cocktails are fabulous and I was incredibly pleased with the amazing fresh catch dish I had for dinner. I would recommend Sarento’s to anyone looking to go to Maui.
by Kr44 on August 8, 2018
Such an excellent meal! I can't believe this restaurant wasn't in our rotation when on Maui. Service was wonderful, food was awesome and view was the best! We'll definitely be back.
by OpenTable Diner on August 3, 2018
Reservation for 7:45 but wasn’t seated until 8:40. A bit of an annoyance to us since we had 2 kids and couldn’t just sit in the bar and wait. We were told to hang out on the beach patio and were eaten alive by mosquitoes (had to pull out the bug spray). No seats out on the beach patio either. Finally got seated and we were not given menus until another 20 minutes and had to ask for them. Had to ask for bread as well! Kids menu is extremely limited. Choice is fresh catch, meatball and pasta. Ended up getting a 45.00 filet mignon for my 13 year old and did score French fries for him. I had crab gazpacho and it was excellent. Another person in my party had the tomato salad and it was delicious and fresh. Seared Ahi dinner and Lobster and couscous dinners were equally delicious. Dessert was excellent; creme brûlée with hint of espresso. To apologize for our long wait 21.00 taken off of a 240.00 tab. Not sure if we’d go again. The long wait (despite having a reservation) was a real drag. Food was excellent. Discount appreciated.
by DaveD on August 3, 2018
Food was very good, but took too long between courses. Waiter seemed lost.
by Marcus77 on August 2, 2018
Really enjoyed it! The food was extraordinary love you right on the beach and the ocean can’t be beat. Oh waiter was particularly engaging and informative and helpful. Highly recommend anybody wanting a romantic or otherwise wonderful evening
by TomP on July 31, 2018
Great restaurant on the beach friendly staff a must visit every time you visit Maui
by HIRO on July 30, 2018
by JuliaC on July 27, 2018
Our experience was phenomenal! We were celebrating a birthday and they made the whole night wonderful!!!
by SandyN on July 26, 2018
The staff is very attentive and the location stellar. Go at least once every time we are in Kehei
by OpenTable Diner on July 21, 2018
Service was lacking. Had to ask our server to repeat himself when talking of the menu. Other servers we overheard went into detail on the menu, drinks, specials, etc., ours did not. We were not checked on until dessert options. Manager went over dessert and we ordered with him. Excellent sunset views! Mixed grill was delicious and the creme brulee was on point!
by JulieS on July 21, 2018
So nice sitting close to the beach. Food and service was great.
by OpenTable Diner on July 20, 2018
over priced-food below average -- I was disapointed the last 2 times there had to send my meal back. They forgot my replacement meal until it was cold. friends wanted to try it so we went. Won't be going back
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.
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