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The Maui News
Restaurant Contest

About the Contest
Each year, the Maui News conducts a poll of its readers who vote on their best eating experiences. They publish this list in early November. Since you've probably forgotten by now, the following is taken from the November 29, 1999 Maui Scene. Mahalo to the Maui News for this service to us all.

Best Overall: Back on top is Roy's Kahana, now a five-time winner of first spot. The man who started it all Roy Yamaguchi has a TV show on PBS, Hawaii Cooks, and several cookbooks. So if you want an excellent experience, try Roy's.
Honorable Mentions: Pacific'O in Lahaina, and Jacques Bistro in Paia and Kihei.
Best New Restaurant: i'o in Lahaina.
Honorable mentions: Jacques Bistro in Paia and Kihei and Kahului Ale House.
Best Chefs: Dave "D.K." Kodama, chef of Sansei Restaurant-Sushi Bar ties with Alex Stanislaw, chef-partner of the Plantation House Restaurant
Honorable Mention: James McDonald of i'o, Feast at Lele and Pacific'O in Lahaina
Best Service: Maalaea Waterfront
Honorable Mentions: Kimo's Restaurant and Mama's Fish House
Best Value: Jacques Bistro in Paia and Kihei
Honorable Mentions: Koho Grill and Bar and Kahului Ale House
Best Luau: Old Lahaina Luau (6-time winner)
Honorable Mentions: Feast at Lele and Sea House Restaurant.
Best Ethnic Eatery: A Saigon Cafe
Best Steak: Ruth's Chris Steak House
Honorable Mentions: Outback Steak House and Rusty Harpoon
Best Chinese: China Boat
Best French: Chez Paul French Restaurant
Best German: Bridget & Bernard's Garden Cafe
Best Hawaii Regional: Hula Grill
Best Italian: Antonio's
Best Japanese: Kobe Steak House
Best Mexican: Las Pinatas
Best Thai: Thai Chef Restaurant
Best Deli: Sir Wilfred's
Honorable Mentions: Down to Earth and Honokowai Okazuya & Deli
Best Seafood: Mama's Fish House
Honorable Mentions: The Maalaea Waterfront and Pacific'O
Best Sushi: Sansei Restaurant-Sushi Bar.
Honorable Mentions: Harry's Sushi Bar and Hana Gion
Best Pupu: Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Honorable Mentions: Haliimaile General Store and Makai Bar (5-time winner)
Best Vegetarian Restaurant: The Vietnamese Restaurant and Lounge
Honorable Mentions: The Vegan in Paia and i'o in Lahaina
Best Plate Lunch: Bentos and Banquets by Bernard
Honorable Mentions: Aloha Mixed Plate and Honokowai Okazuya & Deli
Best Ambiance: Hula Grill.
Honorable Mentions: Mama's Fish House and Sea House Restaurant at Napili Kai Beach Club
Best Business Lunch was a Tie: Marco's Grill and Deli and Sam Choy's Kahului
Honorable Mention: Koho Grill and Bar
Best Dessert: Pizza Paradiso
Best Wine List: Jameson's Grill and Bar.
Honorable Mentions: Roy's Kahana and Longhi's
Best Brunch: Maui Prince Hotel, Prince Court
Honorable Mentions: Kapalua Bay Hotel's Gardenia Court
Best Coffee: Maui Coffee Roasters
Honorable Mentions: The Coffee Store and Starbucks Coffee
Best Bakery: Casey's Bakehouse
Honorable Mentions: Maui Bake Shop and Stillwell's
Best Pizza: Pizza Paradiso.
Honorable Mentions: B.J.'s Chicago Pizzaria and Shaka Sandwich & Pizza

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