5 Palms Restaurant

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2770 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 9:00pm 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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MaryandCary
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

They were understaffed beyond their control, so the service was slow. Thus the food was not a hot as would be expected but was still exceptionally tasty. Our waiter was excellent but he was being pulled in many directions due the the staffing issue. We were treated extremely well and will go again without question. 5 Palms is a goto every time we visit Maui, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience2

We reserved a table for our anniversary dinner. The food was tasty, but there were only a few options and it was pricey for the fare. The sunset view was nice, and the server was friendly. However, compared to other restaurants in this price range in the area, the atmosphere was lacking. Perhaps it would have felt more energetic if we were sat on the patio.

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Mimi
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The best Pina Colada I've had in years! And the dessert Mud Pie is to die for. The waitress Jen was the best and very attentive to our needs. Overall great atmosphere and dining experience. (-;

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful view, awesome service. Great flavors, presentation was a bit underwhelming for the atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love 5 Palms for breakfast!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On vacation in Maui. Great outside patio location with view along with great food & service. Socially distanced dining except the bar was a bit crowded. Just walked thru that area with mask.

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vipMargoS
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing eggs Benedict, Florentine style. My hubby had traditional Benedict. Love their tropical iced tea. Hubby had an over-the-top Bloody Mary .
Jared is a top notch server, tending to our needs in a timely manner. This, despite being short-staffed!
Make reservations. Breakfast is Wed-Sunday, if they have enough staff

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SADIE2
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Location is lovely and food is pricey but did taste good. Try to be forgiving of delays and short staffed restaurants but the service was over the top negligent.

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DesertMust
Portland
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Go for happy hour and skip the dinner menu!
Beautiful grounds, great place to watch sunset.

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viptacodave
Sacramento
75 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful evening wonderful waiter and the meal was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Really disappointed in this experience. When we booked the reservation on Open Table we made note that we were very excited to be celebrating my brother in law’s birthday by having dinner, all of us for the first time, at 5 Palms. Apparently that note went completely unnoticed by the hostess and ultimately the server. Additionally, the open table menu doesn’t match the actual in restaurant menu and the first item we ordered didn’t even come prepared as written in their menu they gave us at the restaurant. It was the $30 tune sashimi. So I asked about it and was told “oh we don’t prepare it that way anymore”. Views were nice. Sunshine was beating down on us, no breeze so a little too warm. Otherwise the server did a decent job and the food was ok. We won’t go back.

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chcihi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service and atmosphere are good but overprice menu.

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JoanBF
Vancouver
56 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our son had just proposed so it was a celebrtion diiner . we came later at 7:30 which was great because it was a little bit quieter

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NancyS
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience5

260.00 for two people and the service was average but the food was just ok! Lobster was dried out and plating was lack luster. Will not return! For the money, Bobby Flay should have been cooking!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was good! Service was not as good as it should have been…I’ve had better service at iHop from inmates in a work program. The ambiance and view was spectacular but it was hot and the fans were off… could be a don’t miss but they have a little work to do.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We chose 5 Palms restaurant due to the Google rating online. How ever, when we arrived it was not what we were expecting. The restaurant was filthy from the floor to the ceiling. The Dining room chairs were light colored in fabric and was full of dirt. We waited 20 min to get a drink order. Our waiter kept running off to other tables. Plus our daughter in-law saw a mouse running across the dinning room floor. The floors were covered in dirt as well. Looked like no one had taken a mop to the floor in quite some time. We left 30 minutes after being seated and after our drinks had just been delivered. Would NOT recommend the 5 Palms Restaurant.

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vipLeslie
Charleston
42 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This is a beautiful ocean front restaurant…the food was good but the ambiance outstanding. We love it there!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall2food3service5ambience5

Way too overpriced for what you get. Food took forever to come.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and great view!

MP
MarkP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great location, very good food, very good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food3service3ambience4

Staff were friendly and great even being short staffed.

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IrisE
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible place. Ignorant swearing table if 6 destroyed the atmosphere
No one would tell them to behave
Wretched everything!
Do not recommend them

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YMMD
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Horrible customer service. Good is not that great.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful location! Definitely a 10/10 for view and atmosphere. Food was fantastic. Staff was so friendly and hospitable. Only thing is their sushi chef retired a few days ago so they don’t have their sushi rolls, which was a bit of a bummer, but they do have an ahí poke a sashimi which are great. Would recommend!

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JoeP
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious! Had Brussels sprouts, calamari and coconut shrimp appetizers. They were all wonderful. Got the surf & turf dinner (lobster & fillet) it was quite good, even though they mixed up our orders and I ended up with a medium rare steak instead of rare. Minor oversight, my friend gladly ate my rare steak…
Staff was courteous and attentive.
Wine was a bit overpriced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Great food, service and ambiance. Lovely restaurant for a special occasion. Don’t read the bad reviews.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was good, nothing special. Great views. Okay service, server was pretty uninterested.

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vipJenn
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were running late with our reservation, so 5 Palms was extremely generous to allow us an hour later to our reservation at the last minute. The food was excellent!! You can't beat the location either. One of the best restaurants in Maui.

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MelaniH
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Go for Happy hour, skip the restaurant side. The happy hour menu was still expensive but it look like it was more stuff we would like.

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Kiki
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Best views for brunch on Maui. Their bloody Mary’s are super delicious. I know they’re known for the baked pancake but it was massive. A whole cake for one.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I hate to give a bad review, especially in these Covid times. I understand that everyone is doing their best.
We had made reservations weeks ago based on stellar reviews. We had envisioned sitting out in the beachy dinning area that they advertise.
First they tried to seat us in a brightly lit dining room that reminded us of assisted living or Dennys.
We might have considered it had they been able to dim the lights. But no they could not.
They informed us that it would be a 45 min wait for the other seating. Maybe they could have let us know in the reservation details.
We saw a table in the bar and opted for that.
We were hoping to have the sushi on the menu but no sushi that night.
Calamari was just ok.
Poke tasted off.
They did have some nice wines and my drink was good.
The service was not great considering there seemed to be ample help.
We realize that we are privileged to be able to even come to Maui but this restaurant is expensive and we do expect a bit more.
Of course there could be Covid related issues that we don’t know about but we won’t be back to 5 Palms. There are too many other consistent restaurants.

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EatYoFood
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall good dinner. Food was good. Not excellent. Definitely an incredible location if you’re wanting to eat/drink while the sun is setting. Service was excellent. Food came out really quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Unfortunately, it was terrible. We made reservations for our family of five on a once in a lifetime vacation. When we got there, the only tables that were able to “squeeze“ us into were way in the back in the inside of the restaurant. Felt like we were thrown in the back with the kids room. You wouldn’t have even known there was an inside of the restaurant based on the website. We specifically asked for outside dining. The ambiance was terrible. It was so bright, we actually asked them to turn the lights off because the dimmer was broken. Dining chairs were filthy and there were several exposed lightbulbs that were missing covers and it broken. Service was average at best. We will never go back and would never recommend to anyone.

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ChriS
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like going to the Restaurant because it's right on one of the most beautiful beaches on Maui. We were able to see whales splashing in the distance and a beautiful sunset. The setting is beautiful.

NC
NatalieC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place was horrible. We had a reservation for 12:45. We were sat pretty quickly but we weren’t acknowledged for 15 mins, no waters, nothing. Another couple came in after us and was seated and served right away. We felt totally ignored. If you want to be ignored, come here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Overpriced food that did not come close to meeting expectations for presentation and quality. Helpful and good service staff which was the highlight of the restaurant. Calamari was worst I have had and not close to expectations for listed price. Kale salad was good and as expected. Margarita was not good for $17 - it was strong however -

Outdated decor for such a Great location.

Overall a disappointment -

MP
MicheleP
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Expensive but paying for the view. Prices have increased over the years but understandable. Enjoyed it

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vipChristinaC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

View is fantastic and it seemed that most if not all tables could enjoy it. Server did his best but warned us that the kitchen was short staffed. Coconut prawns were good, poke bowl was good but not great - and there’s a lot of great poke on the island, Kalbi lamb was good but flavor came primarily from the sauce. Fish special was underwhelming - and fish was over cooked. Calamari was so over cooked we sent it back, which we never do. Pineapple crème brûlée and flourless chocolate cake were the best part of the meal. Basically, prices are too high for the quality of the food, but the view, especially sunset, is lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipRgoodluck
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, spectacular view of the sunset - can’t wait to come back!

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5 Palms Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 879-2607.

5 Palms Restaurant is rated 4 stars by 2770 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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