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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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

5 Palms is a lovely dining choice, particularly for first timers to the island. Its location is unsurpassed. The food varies from excellent to so-so. The service is consistently good. The restaurant website offers a communication option via email; however, my enquiry was not responded to. The restaurant used to offer an early bird special but discontinued it, which is unfortunate - particularly for their Canadian visitors. My overall experience is that the restaueant is good but overpriced.

GH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful table up front to watch the sunset. Excellent service. Food fresh and Delicious!
Will be back next trip to the island!

CM
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the evening so much !
The food was delicious and our service was terrific!
We watched the whales 🐳 while the sun was setting
On the Pacific Ocean horizon.
Beautiful!

SD
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner just before sunset last weekend. The view is fantastic, covered, open-air seating overlooking the ocean. We did not have wine but the food was so very good.

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful sunset, whale viewing, excellent food, & excellent service!!!

H
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Very disappointing meal at 5 Palms Restaurant. The view is fabulous. And that's the best I can say. For a $49 steak, I expected it to come out medium, as ordered, tender, and with some flavor and all of that was severely lacking. I wouldn't recommend it to a friend or anyone else, unless they went for drinks and the view.

P
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view no matter what outdoor table. Nice menu with delicious food. Service was good. They do not rush you.

DJ
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After nine consecutive years of fabulous dining experiences, 5 Palms continues its nonpareil high quality food, service and ambiance! 😀

OT
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

In the area for vacation so went with another couple.

LM
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We were seated promptly and at our table we had an amazing view
We were with family members celebrating a 48th anniversary.

MS
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and husband went for fish dishes that were outstanding! I had the ribs, they were ok. Their signature salad was delicious! They have a great happy hour that lasts much longer than many! I would give that a try next time. Lovely old school open air hotel restaurant right on the beach.

PS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tara our server was excellent. My daughters burger was pink and even recooked it was still pink in some parts. I made the reservation on open table and stated it was for a special occasion and no one asked us about that. Overall the service was excellent

F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Location beautiful, service good, food is expensive, small portioned, and very disappointing in taste and presentation. One of our entrees was a $50 steak, half of which was inedible grizzle. My $35 vegetarian pasta dish was mediocre at best and very small in portion. They charged a $4 “split” charge for an appetizer that we shared. Drinks are priced very high $15 for watered down cocktails. $14 for small kids menus portions of plain pastas. Would NOT return, exorbitant pricing for two star food.

A
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mahalo to you all, I was given the best table, with the most epic views, the food was incredible and the staff were amazing! I will definitely be back on my next trip to Maui!
Aloha

MM
Washington DC
90 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This venue is a nice place to have an oceanside dinner in a relaxed setting.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Dined here on New Years Day. The service was great, and the view/ambience was wonderful. The food, however, was lackluster. I ordered the local flare mahi mahi. The fish was overcooked and slightly dry, and the kim chee cucumber salad was way too salty and overpowered the whole entree. Definitely not worth the $50 price tag. Also, the online menu was not updated because it showed significantly lower prices.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

We went for dinner for New Year’s Eve. We were greeted nicely and brought to our table - and then it started to go down hill.

We ordered some drinks - that took over 10 minutes to show up - only to have a Banana Daiquiri that didn’t have any banana and tasted only like lime.

The food was abysmal. My children each ordered a NY strip steak. For $59 each you would have thought it would have a little flavor, not be mostly fat and make my kids cry “please take it away”

My ahi tuna had a vile sauce on it that was likely there only to hide the mound of rice it was plopped on.

My spouse’s lobster risotto had only one small
Piece of lobster in it! Which might have been ok if it wasn’t over $50.

I urge you to think twice about going here. We spent over $300 for this meal that sadly, we probably won’t be able to forget.

j
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food. The butternut squash ravioli was delicious. The rack of lamb was also pretty tasty. If you are up for dessert try the pineapple creme brûlée.

AC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful birthday dinner. I was a little bummed that the menu for new years was limited though. I was looking forward to having some sushi that I had the last time. But it was still amazing!

OT
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

We have been here many time but only for regular dinners. This time we came for New Years eve dinner 2019 and the food was just plain bad. My family ordered 2 steaks both
Of which were chewy and severely undercooked. I ordered the Ahi Tuna which was beyond bland, on top of a very ugly blob of rice and with a sauce on top that didn’t taste like anything and just destroyed the taste of the Tuna. Plus the tuna was overcooked. Plus they had no ability to adjust for any dietary restrictions short of just giving my mother of law a simple greens salad (but weren’t able to just add a piece of chicken to that). So very disappointed. And we overheard two other families also express how they didn’t like their food on the way out while waiting for the valet parked car. So it wasn’t just us.

J
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Disappointed in our New Years Eve dinner. The food was not very good and our bill was expensive. We ordered a lava cake for dessert and were told it would take 10 minutes. 35 minutes later we received it unapologetically and it was cold. The patio view was beautiful and ambience was nice. But it overall just fell short on service and food.

OT
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food was average at best. Filet and NY strip were below average. Rib appetizer was good. Kids meals were not good either. Expensive buy you pay for the view.

SK
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful view and good food! Our go-to for ocean front dining.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

They have poor service and organization. The food came out before appetizers. Plates are too expensive for the quality of what they served.
The filet mignon was full of fat not lean at all.
The waitress was the only good thing of the place.

RC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

What a view!!! Food was good, Maddy our waitress was nice, and it wasn't too noisy at all. A bit pricey but you are paying for where you are, and to have breakfast on the beach on a beautiful day before we had to fly out, I feel like we picked the perfect spot. I'll be back!

A
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have been to Wailea many times and 5 Palms is one of the restaurants we always visit. You cannot beat the sunset view. Tables are available inside and outside.
I have always had the seafood and I have never been disappointed. Just recently the yellowfin tuna in a Thai sauce. I highly recommend this dish. My wife had the ribs which were a little dry despite the sauce.
Overall, one of my favorite places to eat in Wailea and I would stick with the seafood.

LK
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We loved our waitress Tara and tried all her recommendations. My mild fish wrapped in crispy potatoes was outstanding and my husband devoured his steak. Try the pineapple brulee.

AT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Our first time! Incredible view and the Ahi superb!!!

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was excellent, but we were disappointed that 3 of the 6 or so entree’s were unavailable.

H
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Christmas Day family dinner

F
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Turkey dinner met Kerst. We verbleven in het hotel hiernaast met Kerst en omdat er allerlei restaurants gesloten waren, besloot ik hier te reserveren. We hebben een heerlijk turkey dinner gegeten in Amerikaanse stijl; erg leuk en het smaakte goed! De service is redelijk, echter de bediening heeft het veel te druk dus het duurt lang voordat ze je een glas wijn komen brengen en dat is toch jammer als dan je gerecht al half op is. Daar valt zeker wat aan te verbeteren! Verder prima om hier eens te gaan eten aan het strand.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I was worried to book after reading all the bad recent reviews. But our experience was great - from initial meeting to attentive waitress to pacing of dinner. Food was delicious and I have nothing to complain about!

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Christmas Day, they seat us, leave menus. They come and bring water, finally waiter takes drink menu. Brings our drinks and we proceed to order, he takes the piece of the menu that I plan on ordering from, crumples it up in front of me and says, you can’t have that today! We are only offering a set menu, well I had that last year, well you CANT. So I ask for a minute, when he comes back I ask about the turkey dinner, is it white meat or dark? White, I only want dark, oh you can’t have that. Geez, so I order a $17 USD salad, it comes it’s maybe half a dinner plate with bagged lettuce, 3 pieces of beets and a tbs of goat cheese.
I comment on how small it is ! Dirty looks.
My husband had Tuna, said seared, more like steamed.
Ate our meals and no waiter to be found..... no. How’s your meal. Comes with dessert menu, and the one thing I might have ordered, was sold out ! Really
Needless to say big fail!
Will not go back.
Merry Christmas!

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We went there for Christmas dinner and they ran out of a couple dishes of the menu. Service was not friendly nor efficient. The big check doesn’t match the regular food or bad experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We sat outside instead of inside in the dining room. It was extremely windy, which we didn’t mind. However, it seemed that because if the windy weather, the wait staff was more concerned with the extremely busy dining room, and those of us outside had less consistent service. There were different people coming out to the patio, 2 Managers, a server, a waiter and a hostess, still our order was wrong and our requests were forgotten.

We will visit again, it’s one of our favorite restaurants, it just seemed like the Christmas holiday service was lacking.

CG
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

With the prices being through the roof and the setting being very formal I was expecting a really fancy and nice dinner. I didn’t get off of the Christmas Special Menu because it didn’t sound appealing so me and my husband got a New York Strip which didn’t taste bad but you could tell they seasoned with Heinz 57 or A1 sauce there was nothing special about the steaks and the mashed potatoes a very drenched in the sauce from the steak as well overall the food was decent but nothing near what I was expecting! The service was good I wouldn’t say it was over the top but nothing to complain about and the restaurant itself was stifling hot I do not understand how the servers were doing it! I understand it’s Maui but there was no airflow or anything! I bet it was every bit of 90+ degrees and it was only 77 outside!

t
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Great waitstaff but the food was just okay. Not a lot of choices and the steak was super tough. The decor is run down.

KT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Beautiful restaurant.
Service ok.
Food NOT good.
BBQ ribs tender but slathered in so much sauce you can’t tell what the meat is.
Pasta meal $30 is literally a whole bag of pasta served in a giant bowl.
$30 gnocchi where the gon I can’t be found. Some sweet potatoes and veg worth $5.
Master Chef Jr would have better chefs.
Please hire a new chef

VW
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot. We were early and there was no hesitation to seat us anyway. Very welcome feeling throughout our meal

ST
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would have been nice to have Hawaiian music, either live or recorded.

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