5 Palms Restaurant

4.2
1259 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
5 Palms is an open-air, oceanfront restaurant, nestled inside the Mana Kai Resort on Keawakapu Beach. We offer breakfast and lunch daily from 8:00am to 2:30pm, focusing on unique twists to classic breakfast & lunch favorites. Dinner is served nightly from 5:00pm to 9:00pm and focuses on the bounty of fresh fish and locally grown vegetables that are available year round on Maui. We also offer one of the best Happy Hours on the South Side of the Island from 3:00pm to 7:00pm and again from 9:00pm to 11:00pm daily. Happy Hour features great drink specials, and half-priced pupus and sushi. We invite you to come and relax, while the gentle tradewind breezes stir your soul and the breathtaking sunsets steal your cares away.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Breakfast & Lunch: Daily: 8:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Happy Hours: Nightly: 3:00pm-7:00pm & 9:00pm-11:00pm
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Phone number
(808) 879-2607
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Catering
We do not provide offsite catering at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Kilohana
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Parking details
Parking in non-reserved stalls at the Mana Kai only, or in public beach parking area. Seasonal complimentary valet parking available.
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Public transit
Maui Bus stop just outside the Mana Kai Resort, on Kihei Rd, Cross St Kilohana.
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Special events & promotions
The perfect location for wedding parties, business meetings and group functions. Please see our Private Dining section or contact events@5palmsrestaurant.com for more info.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Experience unparalleled ocean views, award-winning cuisine and service that embodies the Aloha Spirit for your wedding or private event, featuring both outdoor and indoor accommodations up to 250 guests.

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What 1259 People Are Saying
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j
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday!! Thank you to everyone who made me feel so special!!

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SS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific view and excellent food! A perfect combination of good food and ambiance.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family vacation

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DS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

appetizers and cocktails were amazing. Unfortunately the entrees couldn't match them: chicken was over cooked and catch of the day was over priced. Server and view were wonderful. Would try them again.

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PW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

It’s nice to be next to the beach, but $42 dollars for a steak that is cooked uneven so parts are well done and it’s supposed to be medium rare is something I can not recommend. The asparagus was over cooked as well but the potatoes were good.

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RK
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Normally one of our favorite spots for lunch or dinner, the kitchen was ‘off their game’ this night. The main dishes came out luke warm, and the rack of pork ribs was overcooked and not as tasty as expected. A rare slip for a normally fine restaurant.

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a
Hong Kong
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Very disappointing! Too crowded, wait staff took far too long to take our orders, wait for food was long, even bread took 20 minutes to arrive. Dinner food was pretty good but not worth the price. I won’t go again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fancy place right on the beach, loved it!

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MK
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always a treat to go to 5 Palms...even though I live on Maui! Incredible setting. Great food. Very good service. What's not to love?

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MP
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have enjoyed going to 5 Palms for many years. The view can not be better. Our favorite time to go is breakfast. We figure what a great way to start the day. Great food, wonderful service, and outstanding view.

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J
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived and Kellie sat us right on the edge of the beautiful sunset view. Our Server Marci was personable and attentive. The food was awesome and we plan to dine again there the night before we fly home.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner experience. Come for the sunset, stay for dinner and a spectacular outdoor setting. Food was well prepared and delicious!

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Came here to celebrate Son’s Birthday Breakfast. The food & Service was Ok. Nothing Special. Not sure if we will be back soon.

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LN
Las Vegas
102 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

A bit disappointing. Everything I hear about this place surrounds Happy Hour which would coincide with the sunset. That makes sense for this restaurant has a remarkable view to enjoy. The problem is a restaurant needs more than that to flourish. My wife and I chose to go here for our anniversary dinner which was noted in our open table reservation. It has become very apparent this year that restaurants could care less about open table 'VIP' status but one would think they would pay attention to special occasions. The host did not mention a word to us and neither did our server about our special night being spent with them. It seemed like the staff here was just going through the motions and when you compare that to other high-end restaurants it is not very becoming. The food was very good but the staff's lethargic attitudes dampen the experience. A great restaurant somehow finds the magic to make you feel like you are the most important guest they will serve that evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, service and location. Taste of morning coffee was extremely good!

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Y
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

5 palms is a special place for us. We were married on the beach in front and had our reception there to follow. We have been back multiple tones and always enjoy our meal and service. Breakfast, lunch and dinner all have great menus.

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JC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Saw that the restaurant had a points-special through Opentable and we were very happy with both the food and service. We split sushi and a gnocchi dish and I have to say both were comparable with some of the higher-end restaurants that we have been to on Maui. Definitely a spot to try that is under-the-radar.

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H
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

No comment on this restaurant.
I just say, Terrible.

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s
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Dinner and Pupus from the happy hour menu was very good. Can't beat the location, right on the beach and a short walk from where we stayed.

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JS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Hostess was very pleasant and warm greeting. That and sunset view was the best part of whole experience. Waitress went MIA most of the night. My husband had to go find staff as we need stuff. My food was not great. The noodles were oily and rubbery. The price of each plate was so overpriced. I do not mind paying good money if food is great. Very disappointed.

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MP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My original dinner order was undercooked and they were very nice about bringing me a different fish dish which I really enjoyed. The manager checked up on me and they also gave us a discount. Great service!

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RA
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

"Five Palms" is one of our two favorite restaurants on Maui (the other is "Sarento's" right next door). The food is absolutely delicious . . . well crafted, well-prepared, and well worth the price. Service is generally very warm and attentive, and the setting is among the most romantic and beautiful anywhere. It is almost like sitting right on the beach. The sunsets are absolutely spectacular, and the opportunity to dine on such a beautiful outdoor patio, under the softly rustling palm trees, with the sweet sound of the waves gently lapping the shore, is both precious and rare. It is a GREAT place for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

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T
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I used to love the breakfast. But this tome it wasn’t great. My food was cold and the patty was over cooked and my eggs were terrible. I recommend people come here. But not sure I will anymore for breakfast.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

All around good experience!

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LC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Great service and value for happy hour. However, don't sit on terrace because service extremely SLOW and you pay 3x as much for the same food.

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AR
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The ambience is absolutely amazing specially with the open air location next to a beautiful beach. And the service is excellent too. However several of the dishes we had were poor in taste. The miso-based fish soup was unpalatable, and none of us finished it. It was too salty and overly fishy. That kind of set a bad tone for the rest of our meal. In fact most of the entrees were also too salty, as if the chef is heavy handed with salt. I tried the sushi, which was also kind of mediocre for the price with decent fish. I tried a bite from my kids mahi mahi and that was excellent! I would probably return again, but only for drinks and appetizers, not for dinner.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were running late and they were very considerate when it came down to everything. We got there and already had our food ready for we ordered before the kitchen closed. The food was amazing and also the drinks. Totally love the ocean ambiance!

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MM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful ocean view and reasonably good service. Price point for the food was good and taste was above average. Enjoyed the time!

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CT
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

My wife has celiac, so we often judge (at least part of) our experience at a restaurant by how confidently a server can speak to which menu items have gluten, and which items can allow substitutions. For most people, gluten isn't and shouldn't be on their radar, but if you work at a restaurant, food allergies need to be standard job training. Everywhere.

I got a bit nervous when our server said that my wife would need to stay away from one menu item "because of the rice". We were able to correct her and say that rice does not have gluten, but for us, any mistakes like that leave us very uneasy; what other items do or don't they know about the gluten content?

The pork ribs I got were fantastic- fell right off the bone; and we ended up with a meal for my wife that we were confident didn't have gluten, and she was pleased too.

That said, I left with kind of a negative experience because of our server, the cherry on top being a moment where she asked me "do you want your roll?", insinuating that it was included and though my wife wouldn't be having one, I should at least get mine. Turns out, that roll cost $12. How about phrasing that question a little differently?

Great ambience outside and good food, but the service was lousy.

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KS
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Disappointed. We’ve dined here on other occasions and the food was great. This time food was just bland and the service was not good. Our waitress took our order and brought our check. No checkin no nothing. Should have gone to Nicks!

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JV
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place with a fantastic view for susets!!!!

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WK
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

The meal with the ribs was not good, because one part of the ribs were old and warmed up.
The two fish meals were o.k, but not really good.

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PM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The location is ideal with a beautiful outdoor patio overlooking to ocean. The menu sounded very enticing but the plates were sloppily presented and flavors muddy.

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Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

July- 3 course meal special was good!
Caesar salad, lobster/filet and chocolate mousse dessert. It was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the lobster and steak special and it was good. Nice view of the beach.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice family dinner by the beach was amazing !!

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AB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and lovely atmosphere. We loved our time here.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was average but not great. The service was very good but the pool noise is a bit distracting.

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A
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal we had in maui

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PH
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful location for a restaurant. The service was great and the food was excellent! Great for breakfast on the beach!

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