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
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Very unprofessional waiter. Hopefully an isolated incidence- but very inpatient and outwardly rude to my 73 year old mother.

k
Hawaii
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoy your restaurant for its views and very friendly service but we’re noticing a trend with not having gluten-free bread. We suffer from allergies and like to have more options while dining at your restaurant. Sometimes you do sometimes you don’t. Please be more consistent. Thank you :)

CR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Better than expected. Seating along the beach walk at sunset only added to the experience. Been to Maui several times but first time at 5 Palms. Will definitely go back when we return in February.

D
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Spectacular setting, meal was very well prepared and presented. Great value in the fixed price menu.

TL
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Asha was an amazing server. The location and ambiance were off the charts and the food was outstanding!!!!!

JK
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was very confused and assumed we had been there before. No one introduced themselves to us as our server and when I asked if the person was our server he seemed annoyed. New server when we switched to the happy hour section was super frazzled and delayed our food several times and drinks for a good 10 mins after ordering. Finally, had to ask 3 times for our bill. Would NOT recommend.

GG
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The place appears to have changed from our previous visits. Food and Service were marginal, no fans so humidity made dinning outside and inside uncomfortable. I am saddened to say at this point we won’t be returning.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We, only my husband and I, had our wedding dinner and also informed them in advance, but unfortunately nobody was interested in or cared about it! We were disappointed! The food is okay, but not worth the price, there are a lots of better restaurants in Wailea!

LW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I alway s enjoy this restaurant and come here most times we are on island. Staff is always friendly. Food good. just don't appreciate cats walking around me while I eat, being allergic to them.

s
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, The 5 Palms Restaurant was excellent! You could not ask a better, more relaxing view of the ocean on Maui while enjoying brunch. The Bloody Mary’s were very good and a great compliment to the Eggs Benedict that were prepared to perfection. I highly recommend The 5 Palms and look forward to my next visit.

BR
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They had reserved a lovely table for us where we could see the sunset well. The servers were attentive and gracious. Lilly our server offered us complimentary champagne when we told her we were celebrating our 43rd wedding anniversary and that we had eaten there on our honeymoon.
They had a lovely 3 course dinner special of steak and lobster priced very reasonably. One of our steaks was over cooked. Lilly kindly returned it to the chef and came back in a short time with a much nicer steak grilled perfectly. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at 5 Palms and will return on our next trip to Kihei.

g
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

Way overpriced. Two dishes and a beer=$100. Great sunset and food better than saranto but better to sit at the free park then go to Gannons or hit happy hour then stumble to the beach

K
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Mediocre food. Server forgot coffee order - never arrived - Sorry.
Great location but there is better food and service on Maui

MS
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. View is outstanding . Great date night

AS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful restaurant with amazing views. The food was delicious. The service was stellar. The reservation process was easy. Loved it all!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food and great location for dinner sunset

SP
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very enjoyable and good food, waiter was attentive

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was not as good as it has been on past visits. 20 mins before meal arrived after salad then another 20 mins after main meal before desert arrived.

L
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a true lover of 5 Palms and always dine when in the area. This was my first visit for Sunday brunch and it was delicious. What a great meal we had. The ribs were tender and flavorful. Having a luscious crab/cheddar omelet was a splendid choice. Undoubtedly the best Bloody Mary on the island.
We chose to share the incredible Cheesecake for dessert and it was the best I've had in my 65 years on the planet.
Excellent service and a exceptional view of the Pacific made our Sunday brunch a perfect island afternoon.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely dinner out with my fiance.

M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary, and we had a nice surprise getting a congratulations card signed by few members of the restaurant, and a free desert. The location is wonderful, being on the beach, the service was fast and very good, but the fish was a little over cooked. Overall, it was a good choice.

TK
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

Could not complain about the food, but the service was terrible. We were in the middle of our appetizer and they stacked the entree next to us. We asked that they take it away and bring it back in 5 mins. Given we were not in a fast food chain and paid $300 for our meal, this did not seem like an unreasonable request. However, after our small request the service went immediately downhill. The server was very cold, slammed things down on the table and everything came out very delayed. Needless to say, we did not feel obligated to leave any kind of tip.

s
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall nice restaurant. Asked for a fan underneath us be turned on and was told didn't work.

SM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We recently visited 5 Palms for our 40th Anniversary. All of the staff were welcoming and friendly, they even made us a cute anniversary card. Our server, Tara, was delightful. We were given time to just enjoy the evening without being bothered or rushed. We especially appreciated that we could bring our own bottle of wine to enjoy with dinner. The food was fantastic! My husband had the New York Steak and I had the Filet Mignon. Both were exceptional and cooked perfectly to our preferences. The view and sunset were magnificent! Thank you so much for a very special anniversary dinner.

p
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Every plate was full of oil; spicy shrimps were served with water and a poor piece of bread full of oil; the fish (catch of the day) was also not welle cooked and full of oil. Scampis were also full of oil. terrible food and when we mentionned it,they brought an expansive bill. Terrible place!

SY
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

What a beautiful location. So sad the food was really a disappointment. The lobster special looked nothing like the picture. It was buried under a overpowering breading that covered up the lobster’s flavor. My wife’s pasta was so bland as to be inedible. The rolls were dry and without flavor. And service was slow. Even a water refill took forever.

JE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My reservation was for 6:30 and all but one of the items I was interested in eating were not available. There was no sushi and only tuna sashimi. The staff was very good, the house salad looked delicious. All the food tasted fine, but overall I would not go back as the menu options where down 4 of the 5 dishes I was interested in eating.

NP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is wonderful with views of the beach and the sunset. Happy hour was very nice and reasonably priced. The staff was excellent and got us in before our reservation at a seat nearest the ocean. The lobster was excellent. My wife did not care for the daily catch, but the food was prepared well, just not to her taste. The pineapple creme brule was a nice finishing touch. It is not a cheap meal, but considering the location and the quality, it was well worth it for a special occasion.

H
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I went here for birthday breakfast. I've been coming to this restaurant for years, and have seen it go downhill, sadly. I've given outstanding reviews for 5 Palms in the past.

I have mentioned their declining cleanliness in the "add a personal note to the restaurant" section on Open Table, but nothing has been done. So I am mentioning it here, as I believe other guests who want to dine in this price range will want to know this. I will include pictures, if that is available. I asked to speak to a manager, but was told she was too busy.

I also want to point out that I twice asked the waiter if I was checked into Open Table for my reservation, to which I was assured that I was. Subsequently, after dining, I received an email from Open Table saying I was a no-show. I contacted Open Table, and they made it right.

I'd really like to see this restaurant make a turnaround! I used to recommend to everyone coming here as the best happy hour in town! That is no longer true. It's Gannon's and MonkeyPod.

The prices went up recently, and the portions are smaller.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We went for a 40th birthday. 10 people. The worst food and the server was so rude and disrespectful. She put her hand in my face and walked away after I informed her the potatoes were cold and raw. She didn’t even take the order of one person in our party and when we told her we needed to order for her she became confrontation and very unprofessional. It took them over 20 mins to sit us and once we sat we ordered sushi and she informed us the sushi chef was in a bad mood and wasn’t sure if he would even make it. The list continues, but horrible food and the worst customer service

m
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

The fish was under cooked and when brought back out had little flavor. the table next to us had the same problem.

MZ
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Rude waitress, mediocre food, people smoke cigarettes and weed right outside of the restaurant. The only plus was the beautiful ocean that is really close.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you very much for greatest service

PS
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have dined here numerous times. Service is always outstanding. They are flexible with substitutions and requests. Food this visit, as before, was served hot and well prepared. 8.95 for a mimosa is a bit steep - even in Hawaii- but overall an excellent choice! Not to mention the perfect setting and beach views. A calm, relaxed and well time spent meal.

J
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal with a great ocean view.

N
Orange County
62 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good and the Mai Tai’s are amazing.

G
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great location, reasonable prices, good food, and friendly service.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the view never fails.

M
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Great service and beautiful location. We all felt food was overpriced and just average.

RH
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great location, wonderful view! Food was good but could use a little salt. Only major issue was the restroom, not well cleaned and doors didn’t lock.

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