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Open air dining at The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea - The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea, Wailea, HI

The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea

4.7
4.7
2670 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Hawaii’s first and only Relais & Châteaux restaurant, The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea offers a 'culinary casual' experience with creative island-to-table cuisine. Menus are created around what is readily available from Maui’s farms and fisherman ensuring that each dish is prepared using only the finest local, seasonal and artisanal products; including those grown in the restaurant’s own orchard.

From its perch on the hillside above South Maui's Wailea resort area, the restaurant offers sweeping panoramic ocean views from the upper lanai and intimate dining under the stars in the garden. Voted one of OpenTable's Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the US, and Top 10 Restaurants in Hawaii.


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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 879-2224
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Ryan Cruz
  • Private party facilities
    We can accommodate large parties on the open air lanai as well as in our garden dining area. Our upstairs lanai can accommodate up to 70 guests with a picturesque view of the ocean. The intimate garden dining area will seat up to 50 guests. We have on site wedding ceremony space available as well. Please call for more details.
  • Private party contact
    Jeannette Kasin: (808) 463-7978
  • Area
    Wailea
  • Cross Street
    Kalai Waa St.
  • Parking Details
    We have complimentary valet available or self parking if preferred.
  • Entertainment
    Join us in The Lounge at Hotel Wailea for live music, creative cocktails, elegant wines and sharing plates. Open daily from 5:00pm - 9:30pm.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,670 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Healthy

  • Hawaii

    Great for fine wines

  • Hawaii

    Romantic

  • Hawaii

    Good for special occasions

  • Hawaii

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Maui

    Best Ambience

  • Maui

    Innovative

  • Maui

    Healthy

  • Maui

    Great for fine wines

  • Maui

    Romantic

  • Maui

    Good for special occasions

2,670 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another amazing experience at The Restaurant. Service was impeccable.

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  2. CM66

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Horrible service. Ordered breakfast and received only half of my order. Had to hunt down other servers (bus boy/other waitress) multiple times for help/assistance with order and never received the rest of the original meal ordered. When we finally found our original waiter, his comment was “my bad”….I have been coming to Maui for years and would recommend recommend going anywhere else but here. Also, I never write reviews, this is my first review in 20+ years… worst experience dining anywhere.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants I have been to. I give this the highest rating. Excellent food, creative and exciting dishes. Totally worth the price. Amazing. I am going back very soon. A wonderful experience. A must go to.

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  4. SublimeSunsetView

    Denver

    94 reviews

    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Flawless, flawless, flawless food & service. Loved every bite & our server was a gem. Loved the wine as well. This is why this restaurant is our top choice on Maui.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great way to celebrate a birthday in a beautiful setting

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal. This meal and our meal at Spago have been our top 2 on the island. Incredible food and impeccable service by Ann.

    1 person found this helpful

  7. Alex

    Dallas

    32 reviews

    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service from Nick was impeccable. Food was not so good. Fish was dry and raw. Oysters had so much shell snd Brussels sprouts had parmigiano cheese that had no flavor and did not melt. They also were very under cooked and had no flavor. Our wedding night dinner was horrible.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal of my life. Came here for the final dinner of our honeymoon, and I can say it was the best meal of our trip. If you are going to do a coursed meal, this is the place to do it in Wailea.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quite frankly it was one of the best dining experiences of my life. I'm so, so, SO sorry I don't remember our server's name because she was incredible—so welcoming, so helpful, so wonderful. The service from the whole staff was beautiful. And the hospitality of giving me a little card, a message in chocolate on my dessert, and bubbles for our table for my birthday was so special and appreciated!! As for the food. My god. I will dream of this meal for the rest of my life. It has only been 24 hours and we've already reminisced about it approximately seven times. Everything was perfect. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. LMK98

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant and great food! Service and views are fantastic! Definite new favorite of ours and we look forward to returning in the future.

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  11. RhondaS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed ourselves very much. The food, service, atmosphere and quality was 5 star.

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  12. LouAnnS

    Sacramento

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely one of the best restaurants we’ve ever been to!

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  13. MangiaMangia

    Cincinnati

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great restaurant. It is pricey, but if you are a foodie, or celebrating a special occasion, it is worth the splurge.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The location is gorgeous. The food is imaginative, but expensive and the prix fixe menu includes a tiny starter, and three courses, all of which are small. Often for a restaurant of this caliber there would be an additional small course between the main and dessert, or something else.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just incredible. I feel like it’s rare these days to go to a restaurant where thy excel in everything. Food, service, ambiance. It’s 5 star.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and ambiance. Gorgeous views of the sunset and whales jumping. For the price of the set menu I just wish the portions were a little bigger because it left me wanting more of the delicious food. But we will definitely be back either way.

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  17. FrequentVisitorToNYC

    Chicago

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food - simple and fresh preparations. Portions just right. Staff super friendly. Very relaxed pace which allowed us to enjoy the food and the amazing view.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic Anniversary dinner! They went above and beyond to give us a beautiful view of the ocean and the food was amazing! The dessert and champagne was amazing as well! It’s a special spot for sure!

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  19. JulieJ

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is amazing! The view, the food and the service is excellent! One of our favorite places to eat on Maui!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eaten at lots of wonderful places this vacation but felt the price fixe dinner was $20-30 too high at $140pp for appetizer, entree and dessert. The food we did have was delicious and atmosphere great too but the appetizers were on the smaller side. Dessert was very good but not excellent. At this price point would you ever order chicken or a mushroom entree or eggplant entree?Yet there they were, something for everyone. This would have been a better menu if it was priced a la carte. That way the chicken enthusiasts and vegetarians would not feel like they were supplementing the lobster diner’s dinners.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. TaraB

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambiance nice in the “Birdcage” but food was lukewarm and service terrible. Went for breakfast and ordered one coffee which never arrived and 2 eggs benny (one regular and one crab cake). In fact our original server never returned to our table after taking our food order. Once the food finally arrived, it was lukewarm at best and nobody came to check on us at all (though it was tasty). There were some mixups in the kitchen apparently as someone came by to confirm our orders and we overheard about mixups, confusion and apologies at the table next to us. I’m glad we just went for breakfast instead of the dinner we were originally planning. This was disappointing as we’d been wanting to try it for a while.

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  22. ABQTRQ

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Many thanks to the talented staff, front and back of house, for a perfect evening for the four of us in the garden. From the cocktails to the amazing wine list, from the starters, to the mains, to the desserts, it was all perfection. We absolutely love this restaurant and will return.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food here is amazing, the service is great, and the view is spectacular. However, the restaurant has an unfortunate layout facing into the trade winds that makes it as if you are dining in front of a fan the ENTIRE TIME. We had to keep our glasses on the napkins and menus, and held wine glasses at all times, to keep everything from flying away. It was noisy, despite no one talking loudly. It even felt cold because of the effect of the blowing wind. Since the entire restaurant is effectively outside with a roof, there was nowhere to retreat to. Good luck!

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  24. JimS

    Denver

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a wonderful restaurant with the best service. Will be back often.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were extremely disappointed this year, as we had a much better experience last year. Although the restaurant is beautiful, and the service was very good , food was very disappointing all round . This one “stung”. We do not recommend

    1 person found this helpful

  26. AngelaM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience celebrating our special occasion. The service was impeccable. They made us feel overly welcome. The food was spectacular. It was hard to decide what to get because everything was amazing. The ambience was romantic and tropical. The value was top notch. Would recommend to anyone and everyone.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely one of the best meals we have had in Maui It was the ultimate dining experience

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  28. SublimeSunsetView

    Denver

    94 reviews

    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant meal. Just perfectly executed & prepared. Our table tried a variety of many dishes & all were fantastic. No misses at a table of 6! Just a lovely evening to send friends back to the mainland on a high note. The wonderful thing about the Restaurant is you can count on every meal being special. Staff & chef always deliver w grace & excellence.

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  29. ArchanL

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best food in Maui! Amazingly beautiful resort property with the most calming and spacious vibes. This is better than stuffy Michelin dining — food is top tier and service perfect. The Maui sunset ocean views from up high are nothing short of paradise.

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  30. VicW

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, a good experience…However, the bread served was burned on the top. This wasn’t a big deal, but surprising for a restaurant with this reputation. While our waiter was superb, we did have a couple of servers attempt to deliver dishes to our table that were not ours. Again, not a huge error - but surprising, given the reputation. The food (apart from the burnt bread) was flavourful and well plated. It was quite windy out during our dinner (the restaurant, while covered, is completely open otherwise) - so not quite the ambiance of prior occasions.

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  31. ddljr

    Hawaii

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food but the blacked Mahi Mahi was more spice than flavor. Perfect service and a beautiful room. Will return.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a very special place to celebrate our anniversary. Everything about our experience was outstanding! Our server Lynn was fantastic. Can’t wait to go back!!

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  33. CindyH

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great and loved the sunset view. Mahalo! 🌺🌴☀️

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful evening celebrating my birthday at the restaurant at Hotel Wailea. We got drinks at the birdcage bar before which I highly recommend doing. Service was excellent at the restaurant and the ambiance is very intimate/romantic - perfect for a date night! My only critique is that the food could have been better for the price point. Definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for a romantic, beautiful restaurant to have a special dinner while on Maui.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the most amazing dining experience for service, atmosphere and food.

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  36. Foodie69

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another amazing meal at the Hotel Wailea. This restaurant has not disappointed ever.

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  37. Disappointed

    Richmond

    27 reviews

    1.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This used to be one of our favorite restaurants in Maui. When I made the reservation they didn’t tell us that the menu is a Prix Fixe menu and well over $100 per person. I would not have minded the price if the food was good. The food was not good at all. Neither my husband nor I enjoyed any part of the meal. Even the cheesecake was burnt on the bottom to the point of inedible. You expect a trained chef to prepare the food in a restaurant with this reputation and those prices. I will not be returning. What is more disappointing is that I have stayed at the hotel and because of this I won’t be booking the hotel again either.

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  38. LouisS

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This truly is the best restaurant on Maui! Everything works in perfect harmony. We were pampered from the start til the end! We will indeed come again.

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  39. IleneD

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect! Delicious food, outstanding service, and wine lust is also great! I highly recommend, especially for a special occasion.

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  40. lookingforgoodeats

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience was wonderful. The food was good, but fairly bland flavors and portions were small for the price. It is a prix fixe menu. No other option. So be aware before making reservations. We went 10 years ago and had a very different experience.

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FAQs

The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea is rated 4.7 stars by 2670 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea

555 Kaukahi Street, Wailea, HI 96753

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Kalai Waa St.
  • Area
    Wailea
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking Details
    We have complimentary valet available or self parking if preferred.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Ryan Cruz
  • Entertainment
    Join us in The Lounge at Hotel Wailea for live music, creative cocktails, elegant wines and sharing plates. Open daily from 5:00pm - 9:30pm.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (808) 879-2224
  • Private party facilities
    We can accommodate large parties on the open air lanai as well as in our garden dining area. Our upstairs lanai can accommodate up to 70 guests with a picturesque view of the ocean. The intimate garden dining area will seat up to 50 guests. We have on site wedding ceremony space available as well. Please call for more details.
  • Private party contact
    Jeannette Kasin: (808) 463-7978
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