Maui Restaurants Blog


  1. Pat Carroll
    December 4, 2010 @ 5:31 am

    We ate at Cane an Taro 11/17/10 for the early special. Several things started out before we were in line. My husband was using his walker and they have a ramp on the side. I asked if I could stand in line and have him wait on the side. Response was “the line is over there”. A short line, by the way.
    We ordered the special whole fish and mahi mahi. The whole fist was too fried, too salty and very little to eat on the whole. My husband’s mahi mahi was bland and he was not pleased.
    It was a very disappointing meal and experience. We will not go back, even with the special rate.
    The view was lovely, hope that things improve.

  2. David James
    March 19, 2010 @ 9:06 am

    We waited two months to go here hoping they would have some of the kinks worked out.Very disappointing. They didn’t even get the Sansei dishes right.Panko crusted ahi was a far departure from Sansei.And not in a good way. Very wide ranging menu lacks focus. Won’t go back any time soon.

  3. Jim Graziano
    March 5, 2010 @ 3:42 pm

    We loved the ambiance at Cane and Taro and looked forward to the food – to ensure a diversity of opinions, our party ordered three very different entrees.

    My wife had the giant Prawns, which were dry and not very tasty – overcooked for sure.

    I had the meatloaf and found it to be tasteless – moist but lacking distinction. The shame is that I could cook a better meatloaf. The addition of more herbs would have done wonders for this dish. The garlic mashed potatoes were well whipped, but could have used more garlic and certainly more butter to kick the flavor up.

    The third in the party had the red snapper which too was lacking in quality and excitement. Cooked on the dry side and in need of a flavor boost.

    We skipped dessert and moved on.

  4. Jon Blum
    January 22, 2010 @ 4:12 pm

    My wife and I live on Maui for three months every winter and we eat at Maui restaurants every day. Since we arrived 5 weeks ago for this winter’s stay, we have tried out seven new restaurants that were not here last winter. Cane and Taro is easily the best of those seven.

    We always liked the food at Sansei, so it is not surprising that we like the food at Cane and Taro, which has the same owners. But Cane and Taro has a better variety of food choices, and better ambiance and view, so we like it even better than Sansei. This sure is a big improvement from Rusty Harpoon, a restaurant we never liked, that was formerly at this locaion in Whalers Village.

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