5 Palms Restaurant

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1447 reviews
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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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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went to 5 Palms to celebrate a birthday. Food and drinks were good, all but one item came out in a timely manner. Server was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. The views were stunning.

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M
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and view are tremendous... do not have a bad thing to say about 5 Palms. Will recommend to anyone traveling to South Maui and will make it a definite stop on our return trip.

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San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The restaurant is beautiful and the food was good! However, the service from the hostess to the server was sub-par. Not the usual Aloha service and feeling that you get around the island!

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LK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Steak and lobster special was a very good choice (and value)

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Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

We were in Wailea for vacation and wanted a different/good big breakfast experience. We read that 5palms was one of the top 5 breakfasts in Wailea/Kihei...nope. It was not great at all. Super expensive and not hot and not as advertised. Would not go again. The driver we had recommended Kihei cafe as locals like it so I would try there for future meals.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We went to the restaurant and could not find a parking space'; My wife went in and asked where should we park. Their statement was anywhere that you could find . Their was no parking and the management could care less. will never return. Recommend to go next store to Sarentos "Outstanding"

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KM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Had surf and turf but steak was small and fatty! Lobster was great!

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LD
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

We have been visiting the Five Palms for more than 20 years and up until this trip have been very happy. This year the food was not very good for the prices charged. Four people, three different meals and none of them were very good. Very disappointed

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d
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Thought we would enjoy a beautiful setting for our last meal in Kihei. The menu looked great, some great local fish options and the view is stunning. Our food was rushed, the meal felt hurried and my catch of the day was swimming in a crazy rich sauce, drowning any freshness. Our starter came with our cocktails and our mains came before we’d finished with no check in on accompanying drinks. We had to wave down a wine list and order wine for our mains while our fish got cold. But the view...

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JC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Appetizer and main course were served at the same time. Main course sent back because it was overdone.
Then..... ignored. Great spot but the food and service both horrible. Skip this place!!

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LC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always take visitors to 5 Palms for Lunch. Such a lovely setting with delicious food and wonderful service

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EM
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

5 Star experience besides the hostess who was kind of rude.

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b
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Made reservation there after a local in Maui recommended it . Enjoyed a nice meal while we viewed an amazing sunset!

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EO
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience! The food and service was amazing, and you can’t beat the view for watching sunset!

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JD
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch on lanai beautiful
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CB
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The views are just breathtaking. We always start our first day on Maui by enjoying breakfast on the patio. The food and drinks are worth the price.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Filet Mignon war sehr klein und die Qualität des Fleisches war eher mittelmäßig

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MR
Hawaii
50 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the new menu. Everyone’s meal was superb. Ahi, fresh lobster, mahi, gnocchi with gulf shrimp. Cheesecake was to die for. Favorite South Maui al fresco dining. Sunset was a show stopper. Nicole is a very pleasant server and we were well taken care of. Maui Real Estate Guru

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

My meal came out burnt. For $46 a plate it better be something I never forget, in a positive way. The replacement plate was good, not great.

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v
Puerto Vallarta
9 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great; the seared ahi tuna, the fish special, and the staff, fantastic!

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WC
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good, but the baked pancakes were very large and very sweet, could have been smaller, but good. The coffee was a bit weak, but overall we were quite happy. Reasonable prices.

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DR
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surf and turf was outstanding! Great wait staff.

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Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We made reservations to be there for the sunset. We had a great view. Our server was so friendly and helpful. I took her recommendation and ordered the ‘En Bastille’ and it was perfection! The flavors were on point without seeming to try too hard. My husband ordered the lobster special and enjoyed it, especially with rice with macadamia nuts. We ended the meal sharing the pineapple creme brûlée - yum! Thank you for a great meal, great service, and a beautiful view!

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YY
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The view was spectacular and the sunset beautiful. We had a seat outside and the evening was lovely. We had steak and lobster, steak was delicious but lobsters lacked flavor. When you pay $50 for an entree, I expected better. The service was fine for the island but would never work in Chicago!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted a late breakfast and hear this was the place to go. Exceeded our expectation.

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PS
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to go! Delicious...staff is friendly and on the ball! On our top 5 list in Maui!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and value. Our favorite restaurant in Maui

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Portland
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

I read the reviews online and was excited to try the 5 palms. When putting in our drink order we were informed they were out of all local draft beers (not a good way to start the dining experience). We ordered the surf and turf which included a Caesar salad, steak and lobster and a chocolate moose for desert. The salad came out warm, the steak and lobster came out cold and the desert came out warm. It was very difficult to get down as everything was an inappropriate temperature. To top it off the lobster was chewy and the steak was covered in a terrible sauce. The service and ambience were ok. But would never recommend this place. The positive reviews online are inaccurate.

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N
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Gorgeous setting. We went as we were told by friends that a cocktail & pupus was a must at 5palms. We reserved in the restaurant and ended up with a table that had a beautiful ocean view, which included humpback whales swimming by!! The food was also great. I hadn’t heard anything about the food before going & didn’t have any expectations - goal was mainly a cocktail & view of the sunset. Not cheap but, not just a place where you’re only paying for the setting & view. The value was made up with well prepared drinks and food. It was a great bonus to enjoy such delicious pupus- loved the coconut shrimp & the poke.

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b
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very expensive and was difficult to find.

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WH
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We experienced a totally enjoyable evening. Would highly recommend.

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KB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Go early to see the sunset! Beautiful restaurant, fun service, excellent food. Worth a splurge.

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LP
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

We've been here before and had a lovely time, so we were really disappointed with the service we had on this visit.

The food came out wrong and had to be sent back. In addition, the coconut shrimp were breaded with the tails on, which meant you had to unbread them to remove the tails before eating, which is not the way this is usually done. No one told us this. The wine we chose wasn't available. The waitress realized things were not going well and kind of avoided us.

There are a lot of great restaurants on this island. There's no reason to go back to one that gave us this kind of experience. Disappointed.

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KS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting for happy hour and dinner at sunset at the beach, delicious meals, and great service!

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HF
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful outside patio area. Go early to take in the view and the whales. Food and service were fabulous. This is one of our favorite places to eat. It is consistently wonderful for the last 20 years we have been coming to Maui. We hear the happy hour with pupu's is pretty awesome too.

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San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view, service, and food! A fav place we always return to!

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JK
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from Dashia❤️ Food was excellent. Highly recommend for a special evening out on Maui.

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent view of the sunset. Service was very professional. Food was excellent. The lobster special was a good value.

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1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was very poor. Our waitress worked hard but lots of other front end staff doing very little other than checking their cell phone. Long periods of waiting for attention.

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CO
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great sunset to compliment an excellent meal!

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