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About 5 Palms Restaurant

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.

2960 So. Kihei Rd.
Kihei, HI 96753
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast & Lunch: Daily: 8:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Happy Hours: Nightly: 3:00pm-7:00pm & 9:00pm-11:00pm

Cross Street:
Kilohana

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 879-2607

Website:
http://www.5palmsrestaurant.com/

Catering:
We do not provide offsite catering at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Parking Details:
Parking in non-reserved stalls at the Mana Kai only, or in public beach parking area. Seasonal complimentary valet parking available.

Public Transit:
Maui Bus stop just outside the Mana Kai Resort, on Kihei Rd, Cross St Kilohana.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The perfect location for wedding parties, business meetings and group functions. Please see our Private Dining section or contact events@5palmsrestaurant.com for more info.

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Sun - Thu 8:00PM - 8:45PM

Private Dining

Experience unparalleled ocean views, award-winning cuisine and service that embodies the Aloha Spirit for your wedding or private event, featuring both outdoor and indoor accommodations up to 250 guests.

5 Palms Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.0

ambience

4.6

value

3.6

Noise

Quiet

84% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (39)
Waterfront (39)
Great for Outdoor Dining (34)
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Romantic (27)
Good for a Date (20)
Special Occasion (19)
Casual (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Happy Hour (14)
Worth the Drive (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Authentic (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Fun (6)
People Watching (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Business Meals (3)
Healthy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Stunning location. We were able to see some whales off shore right from our table! The food was great and the service terrific. We will come back for special occasions.

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

This is our favorite high class restaurant whenever we visit Maui. It is spendy, as are all aspects of island life, but well worth the expense. Great service, great food, and the dining patio has a fabulous view of the setting sun and spouting whales during the Season. We liked it so much the first time we went back again before the end of our vacation! I tried to post a great pic I have but the computer says it "doesn't fit."

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Patio seating is a must for views and closeness to beach. Great sunset views. Menu had variety, local items and our items were tasty and prepared well.

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

We go to the five palms every time we come to Maui and we are never disappointed. Great food and a spectacular setting. And they even have happy hour bargains and a sunset special. Check it out.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Bar Seating, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

EVERYTHING. was exceptional. Food, service, view. Always a must when we visit.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

This has been our second special occasion at 5 Palms and they never disappoint. Service is always friendly and accommodating. You can not beat the sunset view and the food is fantastic

Love they we could bring our own wine for small corkage fee.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 14, 2018

5 Palms is a special place for us for date night, birthdays,and special occasions. The seafood dishes are creative and outstanding. The Happy Hour outside in the Bar area has a fun ambiance and the special plates and pupus are fantastic. We recently had the lamb chops and caesar salad which was an outstanding, fair priced meal!

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We waited an hour for two eggs, bacon, toast, and oatmeal that arrived lukewarm. Disappointing experience.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Third breakfast here was extremely disappointing. Omelette was so greasy, I sent it back and ask for two simple eggs. Those took 10 min to come out and were swimming in oil. Just decided to it chose anything else on the menu as they didn’t seem to understand the issue. Server had no clue as to menu items, including the type of juice they serve or if nuts could come on the site of the pancake (which we knew was possible from previous visits). She wasn’t attentive either. Wouldn’t go back

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Delightful best experience on Maui loved the lobster special and desserts we will do again

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Superb food and service complemented by a Pacific Ocean view that is amazing in its beauty.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Our dinner was terrific! The food was delicious and the server was so hospitable. We all truly enjoyed the entire experience and views of the ocean. Definitely a top choice for Wialea Kihea Area.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We made reservations on open table. Arrived about 20 minutes early to have drinks but bar was packed for happy hour. They had a table for us so didn’t have to wait to be seated for dinner. The view is what you come for, we sat outside, it was wonderful especially after kids and families left pool area. We ordered drinks based on our servers req which was Oceans 5. Great glassware but drink was so watered down didn’t order another. Ordered appetizers and waited, I even had time to go out and take sunset pics, talk at length to security guard that was patrolling then returned to table to still find no sushi or apps. Suddenly server arrives with our dinner and we ask where’s our apps. Oh he was sorry he forgot to put the order in(?).
We had a nice dinner nothing to go on & on about. The server was friendly even helped take a photo of the 4 of us. The mud pie was the hit of the night for one in our party so he’ll talk about that for ever but dinner not so much.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Was really looking forward to our night out. View was beautiful when we arrived but everything went down hill from there. Don’t mind paying for a good meal but our meal steak and lobster was very disappointing. Rice was dry and hard potatoes out of a bag. Steak was a bone in angus steak on the plate it was not bone in or angus.
Overall disappointing.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great sunset view and ambience which are its most consistent qualities. Food sometimes good, but on this busy night, overcooked fish and very slow service. Took us 1 1/2 hour to be served our entree.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Nice place for people watching.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It’s become a tradition for us to have New Year’s Eve dinner at 5 Palms. The service is usually quite good and the food perfectly prepared. Great value and a beautiful setting on the patio overlooking the ocean.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The place is awsome by the sea and all, but for the price on New Year’s, it was way over the top for the food in our plates. The ambiance was good though.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The wait staff was distracted and not very accommodating. Could be that it was New Year’s Eve, but there should be no excuse 🤷🏼‍♀️ food was just OK. Would not recommend.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had to ask for bread our Caesar salad was bitter. We had to ask for our bottle of wine which we ordered but she forgot. Then a cooler to put it in.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We often have breakfast or happy hour at the 5 Palms & love it, but New Years Eve with friends was very disappointing!
I didn’t see one thing on the menu that I was really excited about, except for the chilled lobster appetizer. My fish was cooked to perfection, but I didn’t really care for the rest of the plate. I think I’m quite adventurous with food, and not a picky eater, but was very disappointed with the limited menu.
One guest resigned to having a steak (because of no other option) and it was very good.
2 guests had the prix fix menu. They said the appetizer was “ok”. They didn’t enjoy the escargot, it included a very good beef medallion, an ok dessert, but horribly expensive. The server was friendly.
It was about twice the price that it should have been for the quality!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We ordered three meals, I would not recommend any of them. Sushi was not fresh tasting, the bone-in ribeye did not have a bone and the fish special did not have much of a flavor. The mai tai was good, and the view was nice.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The dinner fostered great conversation

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was excellent. Pricey, but it is beachfront in Maui. Great service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Was very upset to receive a violation sticker on my vehicle after spending $400 for dinner. I explained to security it was the only spot open. He was extremely rude and disrespectful. Ruined an otherwise nice evening. Will never go back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

It’s a beautiful location and the wait staff is very friendly. However, the food does not warrant the prices.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The spicy tuna roll and coconut shrimp were good. The Mahi Mahi was overcooked and tough. It was very pricey for what we got. We wouldn’t return. The stairs leading out to the patio are always wet and they have a caution sign at the top but my husband slipped down the stairs and sliced his arm open. They gave us a free bottle of champagne and the server was very nice. However, my husband has a pretty bad injury on his arm and it was our first night out on our vacation. Someone could actually get hurt much worse. They said they call EMT all the time. Eat inside is my suggestion if you visit. Expect overpriced overcooked food.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Christmas dinner...turkey dinner was offered as a special but it didn't look like anything special so no one in our party ordered it. Ahi had run out by our reservation time, ribs were chewy and tough. Pasta dish was ok, and mahi mahi was mediocre, and all was way overpriced for what you got. We may try on a non holiday occasion, but future holiday will he a no.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Christmas dinner - December 25, 2017

Pretty much an entire let down, other than the restaurant has a beautiful dining room and boasts some of the best views a Maui restaurant can offer.

$65 steak dinner - was warm, I'm sure it was pre-cooked and reheated, green beans must have been under warming light for hours, and potato dish was refrigerator cool inside. Kids chicken fingers and fries were $19 - less than average.

No ceiling fans or music were on so we asked the waitress to check on it. She came back and said they would turn the music back on but the fans were broken do no luck there. Very stuffy with a packed house. No music just the sound of broken glasses and people's voices and very muggy made it feel like a cafeteria.

When the server took my barely touched plate away you'd think they'd have asked what was wrong, but no.

I give this experience a 1 of 5. However, last year we had drinks and appies in the lounge which was worthwhile.

To me this is a top down management problem. From the time we walked in to when we left. Simple terrible. I felt sorry for some of the staff because they simply didn't have proper direction. Felt discombobulated pretty much all around. They need to work out a lot of bugs.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I would not recommend 5 palms! Our reservation was for 5:15 We got sat at 6:10. The service was non existent!!! 1.5 of our 5 dinners were edible...All in all a Terrible experience! The view is beautiful and that was the highlight of this dining experience!!!

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent way to have a Christmas Day Lunch. Enjoyed the views as we ate

Tags: Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went for brunch Christmas morning and had fabulous crab and avocado omelets with toast and fried potatoes. I’d highly recommend this choice. Our server suggested cranberry mimosa- a nice added touch. She was bubbly and upbeat and the food arrived promptly. The view, of course, is exquisite. We will be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food and beautiful view!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The waiter was really pleasant and the view outstanding. Unfortunately somewhere the communication to prepare our food light with little or no sauce did not get carried out properly. The prices are high and this should not happen.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Local person who hadn't been here in a while but was very pleasantly surprised. Food (appetizers and entrees) was outstanding - generous portions, fresh (fish) well prepared and tasty. Service was great. Atmosphere pleasant and allowed for easy conversation. If your on the south side of Maui, save yourself a trip to Mama's. This is damn close to it and a little more reasonable. Oh yeah, and the ocean view is fantastic. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great view but the food lacks any imagination or taste...

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The location was perfect and the service was excellent. One of our mains was delivered on a chipped plate. The meal also was delivered barely warm. I rarely return a meal but It was clearly sitting for awhile before being delivered to our table. The server immediately had it replaced... In less than 10min.
The food was good but not great. You could tell there just was not great care taken in its perpetration. Frankly disappointing for a restaurant that is purported to be of high caliber.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Our favorite place to eat when we visit! Awesome views as well!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We had had breakfast here the day before, the breakfast was awesome. We returned the next night for dinner. I had the $48 lamb chops The chops were crusted with Parmesean but they weren’t crispy and really didn’t have much flavor. The rest of the meal was lack luster as well. It tool for ever to get our drink (they weren’t busy), then it took forever for them to clear when we were done eating. $200 meal that was not very good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great for that Wailea sunset view. Good cocktails, decent food and just a great beginning to our vacation in Maui.

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