5 Palms Restaurant

4.3
1827 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 9:00pm 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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4.2
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible food

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vipBonnieN
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

There were 4 of use, we all found the food to not be that great. We had the ravioli as an appetizer we were all disappointed. The coconut prawns appetizer was very good. The steak was covered in sauce maybe ask for it on the side. The fettuccini I found to not have much flavor however 2 people in our party liked it. Wait staff was mediocre. If you go early enough before the sun sets, or at sunset the view is beautiful. If you arrive and there's a big long line, that is not where you're checking in that is for their appetizer and happy hour. Check in for dining is basically on the ocean side

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RebeccaC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressive all around, food, outdoor seating, ocean views, very kind waitress, and acoomdating my food restrictions due to celiac disease.

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mchris65
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always reliable and a beautiful setting, day or night. Service was great and the tables are spaced out at least 6 feet from other dinners. We both chose the pre-fixe 3 course meal and the portions were perfect. We come to Maui every year (a little later this year because of Covid restrictions) and keep coming back to Five Palms for a quiet, outstanding meal at least once every trip. I compare this to the best seaside restaurants in San Diego like Jakes, Eddie V's, Dukes and Island Prime.

Thank you Five Palms for another great evening!

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HeatherW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, great food. Beautiful view of the beach. Reservation was at 5pm. Perfect timing to have a quite dinner with family. By 6pm, the dining area was pretty busy. I recommend earlier reservations to really enjoy the restaurant.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live on Maui part time and have been going to the restaurant for years. There's a good reason why, it's awesome!!! Great sushi, great food, friendly Hawaiian service, and great staff. I would highly recommend 5 Palms as a must on anyone's list.

Aloha

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FredC
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Waitress was very friendly and courteous. Food was good but they did forget to bring out our food when it was ready so it to longer than usual. Great view if you make the sunset in time. I recommend this place for its view and friendly service

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Love this place. Great food, view and service. One of our favorites. Our waiter was spot on.

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vippapiwolano
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We requested a table on the lawn around sunset and it was spectacular. The food is excellent and not unreasonably priced for Hawaii. The special Opa was done perfectly and was part of a 3 course dinner special. The prime steak and lobster was also excellent and the steak prepared as requested. The night before we had happy hour at 5 Palms and were delighted. Try it you’ll like it!

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Okelani
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place. We're locals and love this place and will go back again!

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AmberN
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Real Hawaii experience. Definitely going there again.

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NotAcceptableSeating
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It is a wonderful place to dine if you enjoy being on the Pacific Ocean and if you get there early enough during the winter months you can enjoy the sun set. The service was wonderful and they were very attentive. Had a great time with friends from the Mainland.

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Hudson
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Ambiance is wonderful! The view spectacular! The food mediocre at best.

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slokyu
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We waited quite a bit before being addressed by the waitress. Drinks were slow and short poured. The pork tacos tasted tainted and the fish was old. This is the worst food I’ve had on the island.

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AmmeS
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and setting was picture perfect. Staff was spot in and very friendly. Best dinner while in Maui!!

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MauiNoKaOi
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

One of the best sunset locations in South Maui right on the lawn/beach. Service was good. Food is always good, never great. A safe place to eat during covid as it is outside but covered. A great place to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant, beautiful views, wonderful food and service! What more do you want?

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Stefanie
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 Palms never disappoints!

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vipJbend
Hawaii
51 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing place for breakfast. Beautiful setting fronting a lawn with sand and ocean beyond. Friendly service, tasty food and an overall nice experience. Enjoy a walk on the beach before or after your meal.

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PATJ
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We have been here many times over the years. The service was very good.. the food was good but it’s been better. The bad thing was the music in the outdoor dining area. It was so loud it was impossible to carry on a conversation. We asked to be reseated and they were very accommodating...

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ScubaScottT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The portions were small in comparison to the price but tasty. Definitely better dessert value

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vipFruhstuckmitSchatz
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful ocean view and wonderful service. How can you beat that!!

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KathyR
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love this restaurant. We come here every time we’re in Maui. Great drinks, food and the views of the ocean are awesome!

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SamanthaM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to watch the sun set from your table... But there are no fans in the main dining room. So expect to sweat through your $40-50 entre.

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AmberZ
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Jen! Made a 3 course vegan meal and it was delicious!

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CindyS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Very disappointing... food tasted like bad cruise food. Packed and not enough social distancing.

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Teri
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Would definitely go again. Amazing setting🌺❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner. The only tiny blight was the crabby couple at the table near us. They were giving the server a hard time, and she was a champ about it. Note to tourists: Relax and enjoy!

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vipSusiePJ
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience5

Still the best location in Wailea, but the food has not improved since last year - plus they've eliminated the rolls and salted butter too.

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ChrisKai
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our server! Great table, food was excellent, perfect, tasty.

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vipJthw1914
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Our waitress was great, location was great, but the main courses were terrible; I had fish of the day and it was so dry you could use it as a surf board, the rotisserie chicken was also dry, the seared tuna was good quality, but void of taste. The manager pulled his mask down to talk to us - seriously??

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Dinner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Great service. One of the worst steaks I have ever had. It took 50 minutes to get our food and the gristly steak was cool in temperature. At that point we were very tired and didn’t want to bother with sending it back. Poor value for the $$$.

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MurrayD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife and I had very lovely 'date night', first since the pandemic closedown. Expectations were not too high given the recent startup, but we were both very pleased with the night out.
The meal was very pleasant, although the pineapple creme brulee fell a little short. Having tasted this dessert all over the world, and even at the originating restaurant, it felt more like a 'pudding mix'. If you are going to make it Hawaiian, it should have coconut. Also, you really need the desert to be more solid than 'pudding'.
The service was very nice, with a very pleasant server Kristie, who made our evening even more pleasant.
The singer and pianist were very enjoyable, and not too load so my wife, Lynne and I could easily talk. We really enjoyed the music, and it made us want to get up and dance.

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Michelle
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best spot on the whole of Maui for romantic setting and sunset watching! Love this place so much. We’ve been 3 times this week already! The food is excellent, and the staff are super-friendly and professional! THE BEST!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great view, solid straightforward food

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vipAndee
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue. Great music. Great food. Great escape.

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GaryM
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we have had since BC (before COVID). We all ordered the price fix menu, three course meal for $40. Fresh fish was amazing, cooked perfectly, great flavors. Live entertainment. We were all very impressed.

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vipJeanineT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Service fail. Stood by table for cleaning service. After bus boy did every table around us... had to ask him to clean ours. Waited 25 minutes to get a drink ordered AFTER I went to ask the 17 y.o. host who our waitress was. Eggs Benedict is always good but took over 45 min to get it. They were under staffed and never saw a Manager the entire 2.5 hours we were there. Dissapointed local girls who brunch.

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vipSnave
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! The setting is spectacular but I honestly was not expecting the food to be as good as it was. Can’t wait to go back!

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HildaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It’s a nice restaurant and the food is excellent. There were not many options on the menu, maybe due to the Corona virus situation!

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5 Palms Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 879-2607.

5 Palms Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 1827 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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