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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p
San Francisco
99 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nice hotel waterfront restaurant at the north end of Keawakapu beach, perhaps the best beach in Hawaii. Go for the sunset, stay for the food.

d
Sacramento
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The service was great, the food was just fine, but the view is amazing. Food seems a bit expensive for what you get.

NB
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Five Palms is close by and the open patio is great which is why we went. The food is mediocre, except for the sushi, and over-priced. Service is good. If we go back, it will be for happy hour, which is very popular.

F
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The food at 5 Palms is not consistent! We have been very pleased on previous occasions. But tonight’s fish was overcooked , under seasoned and very disappointing.
The setting is incredible but did not makeup for the lacklustre food. Sadly, tonight’s meal was terribly underwhelming and overpriced.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restaurant was a little hard to find but our overall experience was great!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The setting is beautiful and the food was very very good. Our only comment is that we felt very rushed through dinner. They brought our entrees while we were still eating our salads. It was a great meal but not a relaxed atmosphere.

PC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent my 50th birthday at an outdoor table closest to the water. Amazing view of the sunset and the food was simply fantastic! Our Server, Carrie, who had been there for approximately four months, really made the night with her careful/professional attention and bubbly personality...Seemed as if she enjoyed our time there just as much as my wife and I did! Thanks Carrie and thanks to the 5 Palms for an amazing 50th birthday celebration!!!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Just didn’t compare to Mama’s Fish House or Kimo’s on the island. It was a very stuffy feel for a restaurant on Maui.

W
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

My fish was over cooked and at our request was split in kitchen but we were not advised of 7 charge to do so .
Our initial drinks were very slow coming . Our bottle of wine arrived after 3 inquire and after 2 finished eating in our group . Appalling service with only sorry

F
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The setting is exquisite and fortunately the food was also exceptional. Probably one of our most memorable meals on Maui. The price was reflective of the value.

m
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

The view from this restaurant is superb. In the past the food has been decent but not fabulous and not outrageously pricey. I recently took my family who were visiting from the Mainland there so that we could watch the sunset while we were dining. Was surprised to find that entries are now $45-$50. I ordered the mahi mahi. Portions of it were heaped in salt and the side vegetables were also in some sort of horrible cornstarch based sauce and also too salty to eat. My family said that their food was okay....don’t know if they were just being polite. Very disappointing!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Fresh fish was overdone and brought only after separate reminder
Mai tai cocktail was served 15 minutes after order

SM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Not impressed at all. The only thing good about the restaurant was the view. My gnocchi was ice cold and flavourless, my boyfriend ordered a medium well steak that came rare along with cold potatoes and undercooked lobster . For a $200US bill this was the most disappointing meal I’ve ever had.

GJ
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant and service every time I dine at this establishment.

R
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Thanksgiving dinner. Made reservations for hubby and I more than 2 wks in advance. Numerous time slots were available. Requested table on terrace at 5:45pm to watch sunset. Have dined here on Thanksgiving for the past 5 yrs. Arrived a little early and were told there were none available. Some lone hippie chick was seated at the two-top on the terrace READING A BOOK for more than 25 minutes after finishing her meal. I know this because we were seated inside with a perfect view of the table! How about dropping the check since you have to turn that table at least 2 more times in the evening? I have dined alone many times but have never thought to be inconsiderate. Prices for Tgiving fixed price meal have increased almost $5 over last year, but the number of choices per course were significantly reduced. Definitely not impressed this year; our tab was $140 for 1 Tgiving fixed price and one surf & turf - no drinks, no other extras.

KO
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting! We watched the sunset while sipping wine and couldn’t be happier. Food was delicious. Pricey, but the rack of lamb and the ambiance made it worth it for a night out.

KM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience4

Our party of 5 was very excited to go to five Palms for Thanksgiving this year. We had dined there on two other thanksgivings while on Maui. I made the reservation on open table about a month ago. Followed it up with a phone call a couple weeks ago to confirm that 1 o’clock would be fine. Was told that we were the last of the regular seatings for the day, prior to the Thanksgiving special dinner being served. Was told we would have a Thanksgiving turkey plate as an option, along with the other regular menu items. When we arrived at 1:04 today, the hostess abruptly told us that the kitchen was closed and we would need to get seated very quickly and order quickly. Then, as our water was poured, we were told this again- and that the kitchen cooks were angry. Yet again, when our waitress came, we were told that we needed to order very quickly because the kitchen staff was angry. The last straw was that there was in fact no turkey plate at all. Whoever I spoke to on the phone was misinformed when I called to confirm two weeks ago. The biggest issue for me was that we were made to feel like we were imposing on them, and we were made to feel rushed. I was upset about not getting turkey, But the bigger issue was the way we were treated. Especially on Thanksgiving day. We will not be returning to this restaurant next year when we are here in Maui over Thanksgiving.

JN
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10 days on Maui and this was the best dinner! Great location, great service, fantastic food.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

No better view for out of town guests

OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience ever for the first time here! 6 of us our reservation was at 7:45, we arrived 3 minutes late no big deal. 15 minutes later water was served another 20 minutes later bread arrived. Waited 1 hour for appetizer, waitress never checked if anyone wanted more drinks!! Our main course was very cold that we couldn’t even eat it that we have to take it home to microwave it!!! I WILL RECOMMEND FOR PEOPLE TO HAVE MORE TRAININGS !! She does not deserve the automatic gratuity over a 100 dollars since our check was over 700!! I believe I deserve better service for the amount of money we spent!!

WF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

View for the sunset is great. Don't go for the sushi-- the menu online shows lots of sushi choices but when we got our dinner menus there were only 2 rolls from which to select. Disappointing! We did the prix fix special. The meal was just ok for the price.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was AWESOME!!!
Kari is an outstanding Server...always knew when to approach us, knows her wine and the cuisine. We were celebrating our Birthdays, and she made it the BEST. EVER. Chefs nailed it...from the Sushi to the NYs.

Moki the Manager...hands down the best in the biz.

Mahalo for the experience, 5 Palms!!!

Jeff and MaryAnn Blanchard

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic meal with a spectacular view of the sunset!

D
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

We live locally and decided to try out 5 palms again for a nice dinner. We reserved here and showed up on time. The Service was ok but the ribs were terrible. We had to pick up the bones to try and eat the meat. It was very tough. Meat is supposed to fall off ribs. We told the manager and her response was oh I’ll replace your ribs. Ribs take 3 hours to cook so that wouldn’t work. We also mentioned it to the waitress she said you should have told me.( like it was our fault) we were given the full bill without any consideration. It was over $300.0”. We spoke with the manager, again- she wouldn’t give us eye contact during the conversation. We said we would pay it but we’re very unhappy with the meals. She returned with the ribs off the bill. I just felt like it was not handled properly. Not professional.

JL
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five Palms is one of my favorites. I think it is a bit overpriced, but I still go there at least once during every visit to Maui. The food is good and the service is undeniably terrific. Kudos to the staff for making this one of my favorites.

M
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Kim was outstanding.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome birthday meal for my husband’s 50th

r
Hawaii
66 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Where to start....
We made reservations on the “dinner side”; we were seated promptly and then sat for almost 25 minutes before we got up and went to the “bar side”. The hostess came over and apologized, and offered us a appetizer.
We are at the bar, where ti was friendly, had a much better experience, and the extended Happy Hour had many of the same foods at a much much better price.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Front staff was not helpful with seating, and bordered on rude when we asked for a better table.
we had a reservation .. but we’re told “ tables were 1 st come 1st serve.. “ so eliminates purpose of reservations?
Our Server started off great then got worse as the night went on. Waited over 20 minutes with our finished dinner plates to be cleared away and ask about dessert and other beverages.
Not what we were looking for to celebrate a birthday and our first trip to Maui:(

b
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We waited for twenty minutes before we spoke to our waiter I was brought a salad that was
not what I ordered. Our waiter was great but overall the service was sub par and disappointing.

SS
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience5

I will never go back there again.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Had to wait 15 to 20 minutes to get waited on. Other wise everything else was ok.

g
San Diego
100 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting with good service and good.

DC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

For what we paid ($50 per entree) I expected so much more. The service was some of the worst we have EVER had. This was $200 I regret spending. We will never be returning and never going to tell people to go to. Service was shot and the food was okay.

DP
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great here, the specials are such a great value. The view is hard to beat, one of the best in Kihei!!!

CG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

View was spectacular and the waitstaff very friendly. Our meals were delicious. Perhaps a bit too much dressing on the Kale salad. The daily catch was superb.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met with cousins who happened to be on the island at the same time.

DW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time to your restaurant. The service was great! The food was very, very good and tasty! The ambience was wonderful! We had a very wonderful experience!

MW
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Best view restaurant in Kihei/Wailea area. Stunning views, lovely staff and great service.

RW
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed the open air, right on the beach, beautiful sunset setting. Food was great (ok, the bread was just fair, but everything else was delicious!). Overall, a really nice meal in a really nice place.

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