Bill
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  • First Review
    November 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 1, 2015
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Located in historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Jumpin' Jay's Fish Cafe is known to the locals as a fun & lively restaurant with friendly and knowledgeable service. Going on 14 years, we continue to pride ourselves with innovative seafood dishes and the freshest fish menu in Portsmouth. You can also enjoy fabulous wines from around the world, one of our famous martinis, or a locally brewed beer. Our Raw Bar offers a variety of the freshest oysters and clams found anywhere. Whether you prefer a cozy table or our full service, non-smoking bar, we guarantee a memorable experience!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Mixed review …
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/30/2015
 2005
Dined on 3/30/2015
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The fried oysters appetizer special was outstanding! The monkfish and swordfish entrees were good, but not memorable. Also, just seconds after we finished our appetizer, the server brought the entrees–much too fast! We will go back here again but were a bit disappointed from our previous experiences."
Dined on 3/30/2015
 2005
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Visit Lahaina Grill for innovative New American cuisine using techniques and flavors from around the world, all perfectly blended with the freshest ingredients cultivated by Maui's local farms, dairies, and surrounding waters. Lahaina Grill has been voted "Best Maui Restaurant" for TWENTY-TWO consecutive years by Honolulu Magazine readers' poll (1994-2015).
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
The best in Maui
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/28/2015
 2005
Dined on 2/28/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Absolutely delicious food! We had the corn soup, the opakapaka entree special and the apple tart dessert. Dinners like this are usually only experienced in major cities. However, here you get both the Hawaiian experience blended with outstanding cooking, so this eatery should be on everyone's Maui "to dine" list, despite the high prices."
Dined on 2/28/2015
 2005
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Chef Mark and Judy Ellman have opened a seafood shack, right next door to Mala Ocean Tavern. Honu Seafood and Pizza also sits right on the rocks of the Pacific Ocean, with 50 beers, an organic and eclectic wine list, and an extensive scotch and rum selection. Mark and Judy have created an environment that soothes the savage beasts craving of oysters on the half shell, steamed clams and mussels, Crab Louis salad, a selection of Hawaiian seafood, as well as fish from the West and East Coasts of the US. Honu also features a 900 degree brick-oven turning out artisinal pizzas. Come to Honu, drink a local Micro-brewed beer ,eat some freshly shucked oysters on the half shell, and let your eyes and soul relax into the Pacific. Honu, like Mala, is run by Mark and Judy Ellman and their two daughters Ariana and Michelle. Remember, we always try and practice Aloha. Please come and practice with us. <P>Aloha.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
We brought friends who loved it
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/27/2015
 2005
Dined on 2/27/2015
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Good food, great views! One suggestion: Instead of Mahi Mahi as the lunch fish sandwich of the day, they should offer another fish. There are so many wonderful varieties of Hawaiian fresh fish out there!"
Dined on 2/27/2015
 2005
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Star Noodle is a small restaurant featuring a creative menu of “Asian Small Plates”: Fresh island products prepared with a focus on the simple and elegant flavors of the various Asian cultures. Specializing in house made Saimin, Ramen, Lahaina Fried Soup and Udon noodles, we maintain a quality and taste that is uniquely our own though with a nod to traditional Asian cuisine.<br /><br />If you are unable to find your reservation time, we also offer a Call-Ahead waitlist and walk-in seats. (808)667-5400
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good as always
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/23/2015
 2005
Dined on 2/23/2015
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Two favorite appetizer dishes: pork buns and mushrooms. Also, don't miss the donuts with chocolate and butterscotch dipping sauce for dessert."
Dined on 2/23/2015
 2005
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Chef Mark and Judy Ellman have opened a seafood shack, right next door to Mala Ocean Tavern. Honu Seafood and Pizza also sits right on the rocks of the Pacific Ocean, with 50 beers, an organic and eclectic wine list, and an extensive scotch and rum selection. Mark and Judy have created an environment that soothes the savage beasts craving of oysters on the half shell, steamed clams and mussels, Crab Louis salad, a selection of Hawaiian seafood, as well as fish from the West and East Coasts of the US. Honu also features a 900 degree brick-oven turning out artisinal pizzas. Come to Honu, drink a local Micro-brewed beer ,eat some freshly shucked oysters on the half shell, and let your eyes and soul relax into the Pacific. Honu, like Mala, is run by Mark and Judy Ellman and their two daughters Ariana and Michelle. Remember, we always try and practice Aloha. Please come and practice with us. <P>Aloha.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Consistently good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/19/2015
 2005
Dined on 2/19/2015
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Go to Honu for a consistently good meal. We've never been disappointed. This time we had great fried oysters and grilled monchong."
Dined on 2/19/2015
 2005
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Mama's Fish House is actually a converted beach house in a coconut grove on a secluded white sand beach. Inside, hinged windows open to let in the trade winds and Polynesian artifacts and original oil paintings decorate tropical hardwood walls. The rooms are filled with spectacular flower arrangements and tapa print cloths cover the tables. Outdoor dining is equally exciting, and everyone enjoys watching the windsurfers performing offshore.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Perfect way to celebrate a birthday!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/17/2015
 2005
Dined on 2/17/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"My wife and I had a wonderful experience. First, we had a perfect table with a water view. The calamari appetizer was the best we ever had. The onaga was also the best--very, very fresh and delicious. The opakapaka special was great but you must like macadamia nuts as it was covered with those. Also, our server, "Junior," was as good as any server anywhere! So, it was a marvelous way to celebrate my birthday."
Dined on 2/17/2015
 2005
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Thank you for choosing Mala Ocean Tavern - Lahaina. Should your plans change, please let us know. We look forward to serving you. Mala is a very small restaurant and we do our best to accommodate everyone. That being said, all seating is on a FIRST come FIRST serve basis with reservations having a priority.We DO NOT RESERVE TABLES ON THE LANAI.Once you Arrive we will Immediately put you on a Priority Wait List for the lanai seating.Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at Mala .<br />We have FREE valet parking nightly.<br /><br />Practice Aloha
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good for Lunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2005
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My wife and I both had the salad with ahi tuna, which was very good. We find that Mala, like many other good Maui restaurants, excel equally at lunch as they do for dinner. Best of all they offer much better price/value options at lunch time!"
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2005
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Chef Mark and Judy Ellman have opened a seafood shack, right next door to Mala Ocean Tavern. Honu Seafood and Pizza also sits right on the rocks of the Pacific Ocean, with 50 beers, an organic and eclectic wine list, and an extensive scotch and rum selection. Mark and Judy have created an environment that soothes the savage beasts craving of oysters on the half shell, steamed clams and mussels, Crab Louis salad, a selection of Hawaiian seafood, as well as fish from the West and East Coasts of the US. Honu also features a 900 degree brick-oven turning out artisinal pizzas. Come to Honu, drink a local Micro-brewed beer ,eat some freshly shucked oysters on the half shell, and let your eyes and soul relax into the Pacific. Honu, like Mala, is run by Mark and Judy Ellman and their two daughters Ariana and Michelle. Remember, we always try and practice Aloha. Please come and practice with us. <P>Aloha.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/02/2015
 2005
Dined on 2/02/2015
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 2/02/2015
 2005
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Chef Mark and Judy Ellman have opened a seafood shack, right next door to Mala Ocean Tavern. Honu Seafood and Pizza also sits right on the rocks of the Pacific Ocean, with 50 beers, an organic and eclectic wine list, and an extensive scotch and rum selection. Mark and Judy have created an environment that soothes the savage beasts craving of oysters on the half shell, steamed clams and mussels, Crab Louis salad, a selection of Hawaiian seafood, as well as fish from the West and East Coasts of the US. Honu also features a 900 degree brick-oven turning out artisinal pizzas. Come to Honu, drink a local Micro-brewed beer ,eat some freshly shucked oysters on the half shell, and let your eyes and soul relax into the Pacific. Honu, like Mala, is run by Mark and Judy Ellman and their two daughters Ariana and Michelle. Remember, we always try and practice Aloha. Please come and practice with us. <P>Aloha.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/30/2015
 2005
Dined on 1/30/2015
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Delicious fish, as always. Wonderful location by the water."
Dined on 1/30/2015
 2005
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The Leis Family Class Act Restaurant is our student run fine dining room at the University of Hawaii Maui College. Students enrolled in the Maui Culinary Academy are your chefs and servers under the leadership of their instructors. We serve a 4-course prix fixe menu on Wednesdays and Fridays with reservations available from 11:00am - 12:30pm. Our price for the complete 4-course meal ranges from $29 - $39 depending upon the entree selected. The globally influenced menu changes weekly. Be sure to call early for reservations as we are sometimes sold out weeks in advance. Menus can be viewed at www.mauiculinary.com and click on the Class Act Menu button OR simply click the MENU tabs on this Open Table site. We look forward to serving you!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Class Act Indeed
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/28/2015
 2005
Dined on 1/28/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Still the best lunch on Maui. One minor word of caution to newcomers: Be patient–the servers are young and inexperienced. Our server, for example, didn't know what the fish of the day was or what one of the regular dishes was on the menu. After that, everything was superb. Oh, we had an incredible butterscotch and chocolate pudding dessert!"
Dined on 1/28/2015
 2005
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