During my recent trip to Hawai'i, we had some business over at another outer island called Maui. After living on Oahu for practically my whole life, I have never been to an outer island (okay, I may have visited the "Big Island" a.k.a Hawai'i. It doesn't count because I was too young to even remember it).

My first impression of Maui as we got out of the airport in our rental car was that there were no buildings whatsoever. 90% of Maui is basically nature. BEAUTIFUL nature. I got my good share of it after going horseback riding which I will post pictures of later on.

Just wanted to do a quick review on a restaurant we dined at near our hotel at Four Seasons. Although, this restaurant is part of the Grand Wailea Hotel which is just 5 minutes away on foot from our hotel.

The name of the restaurant is lung squeezer: Humuhumunukunukuapua'a.

It looks like I just slammed my face to the keyboard but there's no mistake. The name is actually the Hawaiian word for trigger-fish. One of the longest Hawaiian words alongside with the lauwiliwilinukunukuʻoiʻoi, the butterfly fish.

Looks like Dory's boyfriend or something.

(Photo courtesy of

Back to the restaurant. Located near Wailea beach, in a mini lagoon, with a spectacular view of the sunset. This restaurant is definitely high-end and pricey. The menu consists of lists of various seafood dishes all freshly caught from the shores of Hawai'i.

Entrance sign. Scary little tiki men.

We ordered a two lobsters (not included in the menu--yikes!) and had one prepared sashimi style, the other steamed. Aside from that, we had many other cooked fish including the mahimahi. Which I believe only exists in Hawai'i. I'm not too sure.

If you're interested click here for the dinner menu.

Lobster sashimi.

Steamed lobster and many others.

I also tried my first "Hula Pie". A famous Hawaiian dessert (yes, I am Hawai'i born and deprived) consisting of a serving of macadamia nut ice cream, topped with chocolate cookie crust, topped once again with chocolate fudge, whipped cream, and more nuts.

My stomach just growled. rawr.

Do you see the tribal man chocolate?

The service there was really great. I feel that the people on Maui seem more generous than the people on Oahu. But, that might just be me.

Telling everyone about the total that the bill came out to feels confidential to me because it was a business dinner. However, I'll just let you guys know that if you don't order the lobsters, and if you're willing to splurge a bit, then I recommend eating here. Especially with a loved one! Gotta hint to my boyfriend since he is Maui-born. :P

Humuhumunukunukuapua'a Restaurant‎
3850 Wailea Alanui Drive, Kihei, HI 96753-8443
(808) 875-1234‎


Naka said…
the food looks yummy :3
Anonymous said…
Can't believe that's a real word! I've been to Hawaii once - didn't make it to Maui, though, I'd so love to go!
DMBY said…
"It looks like I just slammed my face to the keyboard"
un petit lapin said…
That hula pie looks amaaazing!
So does that sashimi lobster.

I know it's really cliche, but Hawaii seems like a dream honeymoon destination.
Winnie said…
Seriously. This all sounds and looks delicious!!! Ahhh. One day, one day!
Ken said…
oh lucky
i have never been to hawaii
☆Monica-Ai☆ said…
Danielle> haha it really does! But it's such a fun word to say :)
yum!! found ur site randomly and I'm seeing familiar faces! hello Cafe Bellini and Winnie!

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