5 Palms Restaurant

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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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LS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

On our visit to Maui we always go to 5 Palms for the ambiance and also the good food.

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Pleasant restaurant with good food but service is mixed and could be better in places.
quite crowded.
will try again this week and hope for better.

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TI
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Ambiance was great, table was in an odd area of the restaurant and service was very slow. Food was pretty good.

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CS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Over priced for mediocre sea food - very few gluten free options for my wife - surprising for upscale establishment - our entree’s came out while we were in the middle of our starters and they were both Luke warm

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m
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Waiter needs to be a little more attentive also made a major mistake on the bill charge us for another couples bill hand wrote void on the ticket lane excuse about bad eyesight had to get to the manager to clear it up not happy about that

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R
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We used to like 5 Palms a lot, but they have priced themselves out of our budget!

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CC
Portland
61 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sunsets are unbelievable at this restaurant. Ashley was awesome and treated us well. Food was super and we will be back....mahalo

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G
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

They’ve put their prices up so much recently that it is no longer worth it. I think they really take advantage of people that are their once a year. Excellent food and ambiance depending on where you sit. Noisy if you sit near the bar. Won’t be going back until they put on a decently priced special on again.

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Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dinner at an amazingly beautiful place!

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KM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, ambiance, atmosphere, and staff. Would recommend this restaurant to friends and family

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SK
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were amazing. Sat outside which was lovely. Ah was perfectly served.

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Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We come here for the view on the lanai. Breakfast , lunch and dinner is always good but you are paying for the view. We had monchong special and poke bowl and the were good. Service was good until celebrity showed up and our service went downhill . Will go there again for breakfast, lunch , or dinner !!

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Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favourite spots on the planet. Food was great and service fantastic. Thanks

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DC
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing beats ocean front dining that includes really good food. Excellent service and decent pricing. The only thing you hear is the sound of waves. One of my favorite restaurants in Kihei.

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Denver
23 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Entree's of Ahi and MahiMahi were Very good but Very small portions for the price. Salads were nice but again, Very expensive. Difficult to enjoy our meal in the cold wind! Might go back if they serve lunch so we can see the setting.

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DO
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the 5 Palms.
Excellent Service and excellent food, although a bit pricey. We made reservations to celebrate a Birthday and would do it again.

The one and only issue for me, and it was really not that big of a deal, was that the bus boys were no where to be found, and did not clean up our plates following our meal; we had to ask a passing waitress to help out..... but really, that is not a complaint, just a small nit.

Overall, I would recommend 5 Palms, in particular, for a special occasion. You will not be disappointed.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was awesome! Great ambiance and great food!!

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1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

If you are seeking ambience by the Oceanside with the possibility of Wales breaching the water and beautiful sunsets then pay the price. Average entre $45 Otherwise this restaurant has lost its edge on culinary delights. Salads that look factory assembled, missed named beef selections in their surf and turf with lobster that was dry and over salted. The veggie dish was very nice and the fish special was ample if not oversized.
The hosts are very kind and the evening was pleasant however as with every venue in Maui one needs to be prepared for the sticker shock. A modest meal for four with a baseline white wine will set you back $300 plus gratuity.

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L
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Very expensive. View amazing. Whales jumping nearby. Waitress was run off her feet. Definitely understaffed. Ordered wine when my meal came and it arrived when we ordered dessert. It was our 10 year anniversary dinner and I made a note on our reservation. They never mentioned it, not a big deal. Heard them congratulate the couple next to us though. It was pretty busy there though. Don’t think we would go back even though that’s where we had our wedding dinner and all of our anniversary dinners (4 times we’ve made it back to the island)

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KR
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Too costly food not tastey, too expensive and not enough food selections.

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JR
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Service was good, steak done well. Not much on menu for non meat eaters. Pasta dish was fine but nothing special for the price. Ordered a drink on the rocks but came straight up, just added ice from water. Pricey but great ambiance with ocean view table which made the whole experience!

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JR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We head to 5 Palms every year when we visit Maui. The views are outstanding and the food is great. Nearly every time, we get a whale show. Brian was our server - and I remember him from last year. Professional and attentive server. Great experience. We will be back again next year!!!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 12th anniversary. Lovely service. Great food. We were welcomed with champagne. Very nice. Mahalo!

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J
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Although the meal was OK, it didn't meet the standards of the past. I was also disappointed that the torches were not lit.

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TF
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

My Hama kama was not hot and it was undercooked and not worth it for the price. Ordering a salad was expensive enough but if you wanted to add chicken, it was another $17! That’s ridiculous. I won’t go back for dinner (happy hour—maybe).

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AL
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

A little pricey for the amount you get but presentation is top notch.

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Not much for Vegan choices.

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MR
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Five Palms is a wonderful place to dine. It’s hard to beat the view and food, yet be comfortable dressing very casual , if you wish.
We started with a Mai Tai each and they were very good. I had the roasted rack of lamb and it was perfect! Not too thin and not too thick. Very flavorful, served hot and cooked just the way I ordered it. It was served with mashed potatoes and a few asparagus. I had no leftovers even though I’m not a big eater. If you do have a larger appetite, I would recommend adding an appetizer or salad.
My husband had the seared ahi and said it was very good. I didn’t try it because I was so consumed with my lamb!
Servers were friendly but not intrusive. They made sure we had what we needed and discretely removed dirty dishes and glasses.
We are going back tonight.

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s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Worst restaurant experience on Maui. Our server was pleasant but very lacking in customer service, long waits in between checking on us, never once checked on us after receiving our meals and lots of dirty dishes left on our table for long lengths.
We wanted a nice bachelorette get together for happy hour and ended up with a formal dining room and sushi roll for $36, just the beginning.....So costly it was unbelievable and very disappointing.

I was also way overcharged for my wine, if I hadn’t paid close attention to my bill then, nice perk for 5 Palms. I ended up getting a credit on my card.

To sum things up, avoid coming here unless you have no regard for high cost, poor service, hot sun with no recourse in the early evening and very possible over charging.

Also, I had the ribs and they were very salty, the sweet potatoes were nondescript there was no salad unless I wanted to pay an extra $16! So ostentatious and overpriced. Never again.

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Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

This was our second time eating at 5 Palms and unfortunately it was very different than our last experience. We are extremely disappointed. Our table location was perfect as it was on the edge overlooking the ocean and the stunning sunset. That was the best part.

Our server was borderline rude and clearly didn’t want to be there. He barley spoke two words to us as we tried to ask him questions. The coconut shrimp appetizer was greatly overcooked and when I ordered the Mahi Mahi, it was so spicy I couldn’t even eat it. When the server came over we told him it was far to spicy to eat ( my husband loves spicy food and couldn’t eat this) he said “ well yah, it’s made with local flare”. We asked him what they meant and he said “ extremely hot”...probably something he should have told us before we ordered. He asked if I needed more water and than walked away clearly seeing I couldn’t touch my meal. He didn’t bother to try to help me order something else or bring over a menu. So I sat there having bits of my husbands meal. My husband ordered the ribs. They were ok but were just over saturated in sauce. As it was a special birthday dinner it was a major letdown. The first time we went a couple years ago it was such a perfect meal. We won’t be going back.

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d
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five Palms is always dependable for high quality food, great service and outstanding ocean views.
Best restaurant in the Wailea/Kihei Area.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Words cannot express how stunning the view of the ocean was. Having been in Maui for 8 days we had managed to see more whales from our table in one 2hr seating than we had since our arrival. Food was fantastic and the service was great.

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M
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the location right on the beach is outstanding. The spicy shrimp appetizer was very good but the coconut shrimp appetizer was not very good. The ribs were so tough we could not eat them and we had two people order them do it wasn’t just a bad rack. Too bad as it made us not even want to stay for dessert.

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MP
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, wonderful fool the view can not be beat. We always enjoy going to 5 Palms for Breakfast. We love seating there enjoying our coffee looking at the Gorgeous view. It is a perfect way to star the day.

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JE
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brian our waiter was fantastic and fellow Bostonian!

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P
Las Vegas
39 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cole was our adorable server! Food was awesome and view was gorgeous! Can’t wait to go back!

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HR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best filet I’ve had in years! Beautiful sunset to boot...we had a great evening

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Indiana
34 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The location of this restaurant is the best. Fabulous view of the ocean and beach. We both had the fresh fish and it was excellent. A little pricey but not far off similar restaurants.

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DJ
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great views, food and fabulous service. Our waitress, Lillian was extraordinary!

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LW
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We two attended the 5 Palms for the seafood and the sunset. Neither disappointed, although at USD$225 (including tip) the price was high. Our server, Brian, was just perfectly attentive, not overbearing at all.
The view down the beach to the south, is spectacular.
The "Maui" lobster (Atlantic, but farmed locally) was quite good. The Wedge Salad could have used more blue cheese, and more dressing in general. And maybe a little bacon. My gold standard for Wedge Salad will always be the Gordon Biersch Pub in San Francisco.

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