TUG Review Crew: Veteran
- Nov 20, 2008
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- Four Seasons Aviara
We ate there once while staying in Paia and up country and I have to say we were underwhelmed. I live in San Francisco and used to high prices, which we knew going in, but there was nothing that either us felt was worth the price, trouble to get a reservation etc. Felt busy and very touristy. Maybe an off day, but I am still a bit mystified. Been reading on this forum for a long time and we are clearly in the minority so YMMV. But I agree with BJRSanDiego ( whose name I mangled in the first iteration).I've eaten both lunch and dinner at Mama's. They do a great job on their food presentation, but their prices are substantial.
But for me the killer is the hour drive that it takes to get from the Kahana area to Paia, and driving the return trip in the dark. If I want a nice dinner, I'd rather choose a place less than 15 minutes away.
Both times we had an interior table with no view and the service was so-so. Plus we had another major issue that I won't go in to on this forum. So from a "value proposition", IMnsHO, it isn't worth the drive time or the $$$$.