Maui Chef Prepares Fish You Catch Inclusive Grand Tasting Dinner

Maui Chef Prepares Fish You Catch Inclusive Grand Tasting Dinner

Sauteed lightly crusted with Mac nuts and served with a Kula salad of upcountry garden greens and house made Miso Vinaigrette dressingYou Catch it! We Cook It! You want to go sport fishing on Maui and think you’ll catch the fish of your dreams. Ready to catch a Big Game Yellowfin Tunu or Ahi? Or, maybe you want to go Marlin fishing? Whether you want Ono or Mahi Mahi, a Maui fishing charter from Lahaina gives you the best chance to fulfill your dream. But what to do with the fish after you catch it? Assuming you don’t want to have a fish taxidermist mount it as a trophy, you’ll need to figure out where to get the fish prepared and cleaned. One option is to ask one one of the hotel chefs at the Kaanapali resorts if they’ll prepare a fish you catch. They may do it if they aren’t overly busy and for a fee but you’ll be sharing their time with the hotel culinary services and any special events going on. Instead, we’ve created a unique way to enjoy an affordable dinner on Maui prepared by a professional chef using the fresh fish you caught! We’re offering a 3 course gourmet chef dinner for only $50. for the first two guests and $20 for each dinner guest. Read on for more details about this gourmet dinner. It’s like having a private chef preparing a personal dinner on Maui using the fresh fish you caught!

Volcanic Fish Tacos and house made tropical salsa at CJs restaurant Kaanapali on Maui.

You Catch It! We Cook It! Fresh Fish on Maui

The most difficult decision will be choosing which 3 of the 4 fish style selections you’d like the chef to prepare for your Grand Gourmet Fish Dinner! Once the choice is made, Chef CJs Fresh Catch Fish Program features your fresh fishSauteed Mahi Mahi with Lemon Caper Sauce on Maui at CJs Kaanapali restaurant. in 3 preparation styles served along with a fresh green salad of Kula Greens with Chef CJs homemade Miso Vinaigrette dressing served with warm Garlic Bread. If the catch is appropriate, we usually recommend a first course preparation style of Poke or Sashimi, depending on the catch and your taste preferences. For the entrée, the chef personally prepares your choice of fresh sautéed Fish with Lemon Caper Sauce and served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes; Maui Chef CJs Volcano Seared or Macadamia Nut Crusted Fish served with Pineapple Fried Rice; Fish Tacos or Fish & Chips with the chef’s house made tropical salsa or Coconut Milk Poached Fresh Catch of the Day served with Fresh Vegetables. Dinner concludes after you and your dinner party guests enjoy a Hana Bar Sundae, prepared from Chef CJ’s award winning Walnut Bar served atop Mango Sauce covering island made Roselani Ice Cream. Bring along your favorite bottle of wine or beer to enjoy with your Fresh Catch Fish Dinner at CJ’s Kaanapali restaurant. We don’t charge a corkage fee and we’ll supply glasses and ice for chilling. Ask the chef for a pairing to go with the various fish styles you choose. Chef CJ will share one of his favorites and will recommend a local source to purchase at a price similar to the affordable Kaanapali dinner experience you’ll enjoy.Hamachi Sushi Sashimi style from fresh caught fish prepared by Maui Chef CJ

Our Fresh Caught Fish Program
Bring your own fresh caught fish – Served Family Style!

  • Battered fish for CJs Fish and Cips with cole slaw in Kaanapali.Kula Greens with Miso Vinaigrette / Garlic Bread
  • Poke / Sashimi
  • Fresh Sauteed Fish with lemon Caper Sauce served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Volcano Seared OR Macadamia Nut Crusted Fish with Pineapple Fired Rice
  • Fish Tacos with Topical Salsa OR Fish & Chips OR Coconut Milk Poached Fish served with Fresh Sauteed Vegetables
  • Finish with a Hana Bar Sundae for Dessert

Bring Your Own Beer or Wine – No Corkage Fee!

2 Guests: $50 All Inclusive Grand Tasting
3 or More: Add $20 Per PersonMacadamia Nut Crusted Fish at CJs in Kaanapali Maui.

Check out the rest of our affordable Maui restaurant menu options. We’re open 7 days a week from 7 am till 8 pm. Breakfast is served from 7 am till 11 pm daily with our lunch and dinner menu available from 11 am till 8 pm. We’re easy to get to and hard to forget, Comfort for your Stomach and Comfort for Your Wallet. We’re in the Kaanapali Fairway Shops, a relaxing walk from the resort hotels on Kaanapali beach or a short drive from anywhere in West Maui between Kaapalua to Olawalu. Our restaurant, CJ’s Deli & Diner is near Lahaina, only about a 7 minute drive. Use our map and enter into your mobile device for the best driving directions. Prefer a private Maui chef dinner? No problem! Hit the button below, provide a few details and we’ll reply with a no-obligation estimate for private chef dinner of your dreams:


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CJ’s Kaanapali Diner Review

My daughter and I visited Maui a couple of weeks ago and came to your restaurant 3 times. I just wanted to thank you for your willingness to meet our gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free requirements. We loved being able to eat out safely and wish we had a CJ’s at home! I just wrote you a stellar review on Trip Advisor. Hope you have a wonderful rest of the summer!

Kelley MacCabe
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Review

Wonderful for a Sunday Brunch since you can order breakfast until 11:00am! Had a ‘custom’ 3 ingredient omelette (I chose mushrooms, feta and spinach) with nicely crunchy on the outside and soft inside home potatoes, yummy. Hubby had the pancakes with fresh fruit! These are light fluffy slightly sweet batter pancakes, not those heavy bland ones (OK I admit it, I had to have a few bites of his breakfast…) Service was fast and friendly :0). The menu is EXTENSIVE, we live here and love it!

Kathy, Lahaina, Maui
CJ’s Deli and Diner Maui Restaurant Review

Fact: CJ’s Maui onion soup will melt your face off it’s so good. Best I’ve ever had. It gets 20 stars.
Alas, it’s not on the menu every day… But when my fiancee and I went this past summer and were lucky to meet Chef CJ in person and mentioned that we had been thinking about the onion soup since the last time we visited two years earlier, he was kind enough to put it on the next day’s menu. We went back the following day and ordered it, and it was amazing, just as we had remembered. Another fact: the onion soup at CJ’s is better than the onion soup at Mama’s Fish House (and at like 1/4th of the price). Really. It’s that good. Part of me wants to reverse engineer CJ’s onion soup recipe, quit my job, and make millions selling onion soup to the mainland masses! (or: CJ, wanna make a deal?)
I think that the loco moco gravy is made from the same goodness. So that’s great too. The potato salad is tasty as well.
The to-go lunch plate is respectable.

Jonny S, San Diego, CA
Maui Chef CJ Prepares Mushroom Soup for Kaanapali Restaurant Guest

On a previous visit to Maui, I had the most delicious mushroom soup at CJ’s Deli and Diner in Kaanapali. When I arrived in Maui this week, I emailed the restaurant and asked what day they might have the soup. The owner and chef, Christian Jorgensen (CJ), promptly replied even though he was on vacation in Vegas. He gave me a number to call to check on the soup of the day. Then when he returned to Maui on Friday, he emailed me to let me know he would have the soup for me on Saturday. When I got there, he was so friendly and the soup was even more scrumptious than I had remembered. I really appreciated how valued he made me feel as a customer.

Linda D.
CJs Maui Restaurant Customer

Good Morning, My wife and I spent last week in Maui. Your early bird special was the best. After we found you, we ate breakfast there every morning. You had two regular coffees that we just loved.

James T Wilson Jr
Maui Restaurant Customer

The best burger I ever had! Great Service! Fantastic Food!! Simply Awesome.

Pat Janostin, Champlin MN
Kaanapali Restaurant Customer Comment

Thanks for all the Good Food. Best we have ad since we hit the island 5 days ago!

Jeff and Myra V., Ontario, Ohio

CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comments on CJ’s Private Luau in her Blog

Aloha, Just wanted to let you know that this post was up last Friday and it will be included (linked) with all of our Hawaii properties. Thank you both for excellent service. You made our trip to Maui very memorable! Feel free to comment on the post. It’s always good to have additional information and your input.

Nancy Solomon, Travel Writer
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comment

Aloha, We were in to see you many times during our stay last month in Ka’anapali, couple of things for you:
Need to order some more of your CJ’s roasted Kona Coffee. I see it’s not yet on your website, only the Maui Coffee Co. stuff. We ran out last weekend and are having withdrawls, please help!! Need 2 bags urgently!!
Secondly, your claim about having the best corned beef hash on the island. I think you’ve understated this because it’s the best I’ve had any where in the world! And that covers a lot of ground as I’ve been to every continent multiple times. Just the best anywhere, period!! Don’t suppose you would have that for delivery to Indiana would you? Maybe by the pound(s)?
Great people and even better food, Mahalo CJ’s. Seriously though, please let me know about that coffee. How do we get some ordered and shipped to Indiana?

Bill Clark, Valparaiso, In.
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comment

​CJ’s Deli & Diner Rocks! Been here several times while visiting Maui – each time we tried different meals and each time we LOVED the food, service and atmosphere. Only suggestion would be to provide regular dinner napkins along with this paper type – because we’re messy!

Aloha and Mahalo from Detroit