Pacific'O
Pacific'O

Pacific'O

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://pacificomaui.com/
  • Phone: 8086674341
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Seafood, Hawaii Regional Cuisine
  • Executive Chef: James McDonald
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact our event coordinator.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Shaw Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: free parking in the park next door and on the street
    paying parking below the shopping center with security
    paying parking across the shopping center without security
A word from Pacific'O
Sunset dining at its best! Pacific’O is located on Lahaina's most beautiful white sand beach with panoramic views of three neighboring islands. This was the chosen residence and "playground" for Hawaiian royalty; here ancient kings and queens feasted and made merry. Today, enjoy the same pleasures in Pacific'O's open air dining room or on the romantic beachside patio. Long recognized as a leader in local, organic dining; Pacific'O was the first to establish their very own island farm. Each day the table is set with just harvested macrobiotic vegetables and fruit; and local fishermen deliver fresh fish still dripping from the sea. Pacific'O is a local favorite since opening in 1993.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Pacific'O reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (42)great for outdoor dining (38)romantic (37)fit for foodies (27)special occasion (26)notable wine list (15)good for groups (6)neighborhood gem (6)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • macherVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    One of the best meals we eat in Maui! The food was cooked perfectly with a great presentation to match. The bread is awesome. You have to request it, so make sure you ask. The Maui Onion and surfing goat cheese Salad, along with the Ono and ahi tempura were superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful anniversary
    MartyVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We went here for our anniversary and they had a corner table ready for us. Stunning sunset. Delicious food. They brought us an anniversary card and dessert. They are the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MauiIibbyVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We had guests in town from London, UK who were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. Pacific'O was the perfect place to have our gala dinner party! It was a completely perfect night as we dined just at the ocean's edge...so the view was spectacular as a great sunset began, followed by the array of intense colors of the afterglow. Our server, Stephen, was. Delightful and so helpful as we made our difficult decisions about whether to have the cocoanut encrusted ahi or the one and ahi duo. Such delicious dilemmas! The banana lumpia for dessert was terrific, too. You can count on us to return to Pacific'O for our next party...or even just a normal Tuesday night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Repeat customer
    SonomalocalVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Wow! what a disappointment. We are repeat customers at this restaurant and have dined there at least a dozen times and before tonight we always considered it one of our favorite restaurants. Tonight we made a 6:30 reservation expecting to watch the sunset and have a great dinner. We were seated promptly, ordered a bottle of wine and began enjoying our evening. The wine came out along with excellent bread and butter. The was the last food we saw. After being in the restaurant for an hour we asked our serve when we were going to get our first course. He was either clueless or intimidated by the kitchen staff. After another 15 minutes with no food and no explanation, we paid for our wine and left. Something is majorly wrong.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost perfect
    RayratVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Waiter did almost everything right, even replaced a wine I didn't think was good. But he was a little bit rushed and so service and attitude suffered slightly. Overall, this is one of the best and most enjoyable restaurants on the island of Maui.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oceanside charm
    birdfood
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The service was friendly and attentive. Our selections were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    baywesVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I wanted to like this place upon seeing the menu and appreciating the setting and view. The food was only so-so and the service was only OK at best. There are 2 things I hate waiting for when I am dining, the check and for my plates to be removed. I had both of those issues here which is why I rated the service so low. Overall all the experience just wasn't great.
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  • FoodcrazyVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Always one of my favorites. Have been coming here for the last 8-10 years and have never once not enjoyed the experience. Our server was efficient, knowledgable and attentive. No complaints here. Will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maui date night
    CTFoodie
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Went for 6:30 dinner seating. Seating was near the beach. It was a little noisy at times, but not bad, due to a luau going on next door, and a larger party with children next to us. Our server was gracious and very professional. I started with the Maui Onion and surfing goat cheese Salad ($15). I'd rate it at about a 7 or 8. Not bad. For my entree, I ordered the Coconut crusted Mahi ($39). I thought this was very good, about 8.5 or 9. I really enjoyed it. Paired it with an un-oaked Chardonnay. They have a Zagat-rated wine list. No room for dessert, so I can't comment on that. Overall a good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best overall dining exper. of trip!
    cynthiaVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    It was all around great. We ate at sunset. The food was amazing; the location was heavenly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best restaurant on Maui
    Steaklover
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great food, great location and attentive, genuine service makes this the best restaurant in Maui.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner in paradise!
    YayaLisa
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The setting was magical. What a perfect place to watch the sunset and wind up a wonderful visit. The signature cocktails and appetizer were a great start to our evening. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the lamb duo and I loved the pasta with fresh ono. Next time I want to do the chef's tasting dinner, but I'll need to go hungrier! Pacific'O is a great excuse to go to Maui!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This restaurant offers a great view of the sunset, delicious food, lots of fresh vegies grown on their own farm, and good service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites on Maui
    21forthewinVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We have been comg to Pacific'O for many years for a special night out and have never been disappointed. On our recent trip we were surprised to learn that Chef McDonald is no longer the executive Chef, but we were happy to see that several of our favorite dishes remained on the menu, although under new names. Recommend going a bit before sunset so that you can enjoy the sunset from the oceanfront dining patio. The food and service are consistently excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vacationing in Maui
    travellingfoodie
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    What a pleasant surprise Pacific'O was! We overheard a planner at Marriott mention this great restaurant only 2 miles away at Lahaina. We made a reservation and found a wonderful location on the beach with fantastic food, ambiance and service. I would highly recommend this restaurant for vacationers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ManhattanVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Been around a long time b/c it's SO good! You are literally dlining at the oceans edge & the food is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening!
    Johnny3VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Farm to table dining with fresh seafood and an incredible scenic view. Waiter made excellent recommendations for our entrées; we will be back before our vacation ends!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never fails to impress
    dsquare
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Food is great, service is great, and scenery is great. We always come here for dinnercwhen we're in Maui.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did Not Meet Our Standards
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The scallops were overcooked to the point of being tough and rubbery, we will not be going back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful View on the Ocean
    EnjoyableVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We have come to Pacific O many times thru the years while vacationing here and love the view and ambience. You can either sit outside under umbrellas or inside with still a good view. Food has always been very good here, but this time we ordered their strip loin and found it had no flavor at all and was over done. With the price we paid we were disappointed. Had a great salad with sweet onions though and very tasty bread. Will try again for lunch though since we have usually had better meals.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a wonderful evening
    Colorado2HawaiiVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The food was superb, and view to die for. We had a terrific night feet from the beach with the sound of the waves crashing at the shore. Honestly couldn't have been better!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hawaiian Gem
    MauiGuy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Best Hawaiian restaurant and wait staff and place for lovers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    dinner
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went for dinner on Fathers Day. The view and sunset were beautiful. We had a fantastic server, he was there to check on you all the time.. The food was over the top. We had drinks, appetizers, main meal the coffee and desert. Never felt like we were being rushed. This is our second time at this restaurant and will go again another visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wow!
    Aspelin
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    It has been 9 years since our last visit to Pacific'o and we are so glad we came back on this trip to Maui! The best view are here so book reservations during sunset. Great locally sourced food and an extensive wine list - even a Greek wine we never see at restaurants. Also there is a Keki (kids) menu and the scenery definitely kept our son busy. Wonderful evening! We'd like to come back with a larger group and do the tasting menu with wine pairings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Our Favorite Spot on Maui
    NancyD
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We have dined at Pacific 'O for years and it never fails to disappoint. With a new chef, the menu has been updated but the fresh fish and farm to table fresh ingredients are still the stars. I had the chicken which is probably the first time I have not had a fresh fish entree. The dish was amazing and the portion was larger than I could finish in one sitting (so I made it two and finished the next day). The staff was wonderful and service was spot on. Why go anywhere else when you know you will get great food, amazing sunset views and attentive service. Still our fav dinner place after all these years.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a lovely dinner
    friendswholunchVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    The food and service are great but the view at sunset is amazing. We always make it appoint to dine here when in Maui. The fish is always fresh.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Maui Favorite
    Brandi105
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    My husband and I have been dining at Pacific'O for almost ten years on our annual Maui vacation; it never disappoints. The views at sunset are spectacular, food is amazing & unique, and the service is attentive. What I was really pleased with this trip was their wine list; it was reasonably priced and really diverse - because of that we ended up buying two bottles! I've tried most of their menu over the years; fresh fish, lamb, scallops, pasta - there isn't anything that wasn't fresh and a unique dining experience. Be sure to treat yourself next time you are on Maui!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.8
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 329 reviews are from the Pacific'O reviews archive.
  • Mediocre food, fab setting
    CarlyG
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Beautiful outdoor patio steps from the water. High priced, Faux-gourmet food. Disappointing!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a glorious Hawaiian night
    restaurantsnobVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    The food and service are only outdone by the magnificent sunset view from this wonderful place. The fish is always fresh and perfectly complimented with wonderful fresh vegetables. Tonight I started with the ceviche. It was wonderful with fresh fish and delicate flavors but a very large portion for an appetizer! Dinner was fish and greens. had to take the fih home because I was full from the ceviche but the greens were delectable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eclectic menu right on the water!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We have come to pacific Os several times And it's never disappointed! Fabulous service and a inventive menu with the freshest fish you available anywhere on Maui makes this one of our top 3 restaurants in Maui!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Colleen
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    The ambiance couldn't be more perfect. The beach and ocean are a few feet away and the sunset is spectacular to watch while dining. The food and service were excellent. It's our second time eating at Pacific'o and we will definitely be back next time we're in Maui.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • View- view-view!!!
    Lancezurlosmom
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Outdoor dining is spectacular, service was excellent- very attentive/ personable staff. Food was excellent- mahi mahi and ahi were cooked to perfection. Excellent wine list, - restaurant a little hidden, but worth finding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beachfront Sunset
    Food4Us
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We let them know it was an anniversary and had a beach front table for the sunset. The rack of lamb and coconut macadamia mahi mahi were both excellent.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pacific O Maui
    62jep44
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    The last two times we have eaten there the place seems to be going downhill......not too busy and my wife's Ono was was dry and way over cooked...this should not happen in a hi end restaurant
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful Location
    Kier921
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    We spent our last night on Maui seeing an amazing sunset and having a very good meal. We started with the wonton wrapped shrimp that was great. I had the Coconut Crusted Mahi and my partner had the Fish and Greens featuring the local Ono. Both meals had very unique delicious flavors and I would recommend them both. We finished with the pineapple sorbet with fresh fruit and it was a perfect end to a very good meal. Our server was barely adequate and that was my only disappointment in the evening. This is a high end beautifully located restaurant and this man was not engaging or conversant. The only time he showed interest in us was when we asked a question of another waiter about our aperitif that had not matched our expectations.
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  • Pacific O So Good!
    TrollingstoneVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    The food was very good, the service professional and the wine list attractive but the highlight of Pacific O has to be the patio dining with an unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean and the sunset. The fact that a Luau was happening next door to provide some entertainment was a bonus. Not inexpensive but nothing in Hawaii is. Pacific O was worth it. A very enjoyable if regrettably one time experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    LonD
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    One of our favorite restaurants in Maui, food is great, great service, great bar tenders!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delightful and delicious
    Nique
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Many of the restaurants on Maui that offer the views and ambience that Pacific'O does are not only expensive but also mediocre. Pacific'O, while not a bargain, provided both the ambience and excellent dining. I would happily return.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    You can only describe the menu as fresh. Every vegetable, fish, even the edible flowers we would say were fresh. Nothing was overdone in sauces you could just taste the crisp clean flavor of the dish. I would especially recommend the beet salad, the ahi was amazing and cooked to perfection. My husband had the special fish cooked with bacon and greens and raved. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot.
    happytrails69
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    We have dined here a few times while visiting Maui. The veggies are fresh from their local farm and the dishes are very enjoyable. Our server was very knowledgable, especially about the wine, which we appreciated. We do enjoy the food but there are nicer places to dine. It is right next to a vibrant beach area so you might watch some beach goers if you dine early. We caught a volley ball game and part of the luau going on next door.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate