Happy Hour 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Dinner 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm




Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
200 Nohea Kai Dr
Ka’anapali, Maui, HI 96761
Phone: (808) 667-4506


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Aaron Placourakis

President & CEO

Geno Sarmiento

Executive Chef & Managing Partner

Don Abernathy

Director of Operations & Managing Partner

Angela Eades

Dining Room Manager

Founder/CEO Aaron Placourakis was raised around great food. And like all Greeks, he was instilled with the belief that family isn’t just limited to close relatives but to anyone who’s gathered around the table. It’s an approach that’s been perfected by his team who greet you at the door as a friend, not as a customer. This uncompromising style has been the key to the success of his restaurants for 35 years.

Executive Chef and Managing Partner, Geno Sarmiento, began his career with Nicholas Nickolas in 1995 in the kitchen pantry. He quickly worked his way up to head line cook. In 1998, Chef Geno relocated to Maui to open Nick’s Fishmarket. Under the leadership of Chef George Gomes, Jr., Chef Geno then opened Sarento’s on the Beach followed by Son’z Steakhouse. Chef Geno oversees all three Tri-Star restaurants. He is married to Kim with whom he has three daughters.

Don has spent his entire restaurant career with Tri-Star Restaurant Group, beginning at an entry level position in Honolulu in 1993. He worked his way up to captain before accepting a position as dining room manager for Nick’s Fishmarket Maui, and was eventually promoted to director of operations in 2004. Don is married and has twin girls and a son. When not in the restaurants, Don spends his time surfing with the family and paddling Hawaii’s beautiful waters.

Angela is an 8 year veteran of Son’z, transitioning from the original Son’z at Swan Court to Son’z Steakhouse and the TriStar restaurant family. She has lived in Hawaii and worked in the local restaurant industry for close to a decade.  Angela appreciates Son’z extensive wine list and signature entrees, and always enjoys her favorite pairing of the 2007 Domain Serene Pinot Noir with the Grilled Rack of Lamb.