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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

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.6

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

83% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (35)
Scenic View (33)
Great for Outdoor Dining (31)
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Romantic (25)
Good for a Date (24)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Special Occasion (19)
Casual (15)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
People Watching (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Fun (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Authentic (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 2 days ago

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 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Wonderful service and a fantastic ocean view. The cocktails were very good and well made. The ribeye was good, but had a lot of fat. The en bastille fish was delicious and well prepared except that the potato ‘cage’ around the fish was only partially cooked and very limp. I’ve had this dish on two other occasions and the potatoes were cooked and crisp. The fish itself was perfectly cooked each time I’ve ordered it. The waiter was attentive, but not intrusive. He provided excellent service.

Tags: Waterfront, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Casual, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 30, 2017

beautiful location, great service, tablecloths so feel special. Sunset viewing perfection. food delicious.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Always a pleasure to dine. Great food and excellent service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Awesome! A great place to celebrate my birthday.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Made reservations for our Anniversary dinner. We’re seated immediately at a great location near a very nice view of the oceanfront and grounds. Price was reasonable for this upscale restaurant and my wife loved the lobster tail special. Would recommend 5 Palms to friends; as opposed to the super high priced Mama’s Fish House.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

GREAT FOOD!! - but waited too long for greeting and drinks etc at the table (15+ mins). Seemed understaffed perhaps.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The place is nice, the views are spectacular, our server was friendly.
The food is expensive, and not what you'd expect for the price. They seemed to be understaffed, and therefore we went without refills on our drinks. Do not plan on going back.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The staff were very friendly and accommodating with our new born In tow for that is giving dinner. The host went out of his way to have a table that was out of the way and comfortable for us to enjoy dinner with the little one. Food was great and served in a timely manner even with a full house.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Went for thanksgiving. Staff was rude when we checked in. Not impressed by food.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Stunning location. Loved the ambiance and view BUT service was slow. Food was "okay". We went for Thanksgiving Dinner so maybe the large crowd made service a challenge regardless, if you want a great view, place you can feel special and dress up, it's a good place . I really don't have anything terribly negative, the food was good but not out the park like I would have hoped considering the price.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The only disappointment was service. We got the impression that our primary server was not assisted resulting in one entree coming out about 10 minutes after the other six - even the youngsters noticed the lapse.
A disappointment considering our past excellent experiences

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Amazing location with an awesome ocean view. Food was excellent, just came a bit cold, otherwise it’s have been just perfect. Great, friendly service. A bit expensive but worthwhile for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Couldn't have chosen a better venue for a double 45 anniversary celebration as well as our daughters 30th birthday. Service was outstanding, personal and warm. Food was excellent, best ribs we've ever had anywhere. The staff signed congratulations card we received for the anniversary and birthday was a lovely touch. The friendly valentine service was certainly a welcome service that added to the overall enjoyment of the evening. We'll definitely recommend the 5 Palms to anyone going to Maui.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

My husband and I have been enjoying this restaurant for years. We always go whenever we are in the area. The food is always great whether it be for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The view is beautiful! Our server during our last visit was Tori T. Tori was outstanding and truly demonstrated what the aloha spirit is all about.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 14, 2017

What a view, right on the beach with a fabulous view of the Ocean.
Food was great ad friendly service.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Our second time dining there. Good food. Great view. And excellent service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 14, 2017

One of the meals was not good (shrimp over noodles). The tuna was good. Very spotty meal

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vip
 (Tulsa)·Dined on November 13, 2017

First visit of a relative so early impression of Maui. It was superb as always

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

We had front row seats for our anniversary dinner for the sunset. The menu had a good selection and had a whole menu dedicated to sushi. The sunset was amazing and the atmosphere was very romantic.

Tags: Waterfront, Happy Hour, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

A beautiful place to have Sunday brunch. Their food is always good. The view is incredible. It’s well worth the visit

Tags: Casual, Waterfront
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I made a last minute reservation for dinner- had a table with an amazing view of the water for sunset. I ordered baked potato soup as a starter and the whole fish special for dinner- it was SPECTACULAR!!! Not only was the flavor awesome, but it was quite the show stopper. Other diners had to stop and admire the beauty of the preparation while I chomped away. I also had the Lillikoi Margarita- such great flavor! I have eaten here before- always great food, atmosphere and service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Waterfront, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

great setting and food. Our server, Roy, made the whole experience special. We visited 5P twice on our recent trip and we look forward visiting during our next trip to Maui.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Obviously, 5 Palms offers a staggering view of the ocean. However, the food is hardly worth the price (good, but not THAT good), and the ambiance seems like a weird combination of trying to be fancy and family-focused dining. The screaming kids and the over-priced food made it kind of a letdown. Not what I had hoped for our anniversary dinner (which they didn't even mention, even though I noted it twice in reservations).

Tags: Kid-friendly, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very good. Excellent food .Fabulous view of evening sunset. Highly recommended. Our server Tori T.was excellent

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Vegan, Romantic, Organic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 27, 2017

There are 5 main reasons 5 Palms has become our restaurant of choice to celebrate our anniversary for the past 5 years:
1. Roy
2. Roy
3. Roy
4. Roy
5. The food
The restaurant is fabulous, with many delicious and creative items on the menu. The ambiance is to die for with a beautiful view of the ocean. However, what makes our whole experience memorable and keeps us coming back year after year is Roy, the best server on the planet. I can’t say enough about Roy. He greets us with a big hug and warm smile when he sees us come in and he can’t do enough for us whenever we’re there. He is beyond friendly and and attentive and it’s really difficult not to be drawn to his wonderful personality. I would recommend ordering their local fish specials. The ingredients are all put together very thoughtfully and precisely. 5 Palms is a restaurant not to be missed, and, if you go, make sure to ask for Roy 😄.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Delicious food, friendly service, and attractive setting.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 22, 2017

You won’t find a better beachside dining experience on Maui. Great drinks, excellent sushi, and jaw-dropping sunset views. Server was outstanding and went above and beyond for us, making a special occasion into a night worth remembering. You’ll pay for the privilege, but it’s absolutely worth it.

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 (Boise)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We love the restaurant however on our last nigh of vacation we went to the 5 Palms and had terrible service. Our waiter kept forgetting what we ordered. People seated after us real wives their meals and checks before we received our meal.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Location, location, location as they say! Good food and fair service!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Our waiter,Esau, was great. Very friendly and attentive
Thank you
Anne

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

My husband and I were on our honeymoon and chose 5 Palms as our last meal on the island. We showed up a little early and told the hostess we would be at the bar. She asked if we were celebrating anything, so we told her. We were sat early (which was great) but had calamari on the way (do NOT order). We asked if we could get it delivered to our table, she had to ask someone if that was ok. Our server at the bar insisted we close out our tab, we wanted to get it transferred to the bill (we would have tipped her separately). Waitress shows up to table and asks if we were celebrating anything (lack of communication between wait staff and hostess). We ordered shrimp cocktail to start, took 35 minutes, I think the server forgot. Entrees were pretty good (special and steak/lobster). We both had leftovers and had to box up our own food ($50+ per plate). I spoke with the manager about my complaints and they comp’d our dessert (which should have been on the house due to our celebration). I am in the hospitality industry and it takes a lot for me to complain. Could have just been an off night for the staff but I won’t go back.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Very nice ambience. I’ve had better food. $$$. Went for happy hour but happy hour was only in the bar not right next to it in the dining room.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Food was great as usual

As a local I try the hotel restaurants
But today 5 palms was a real disappointment
Orders a gin martini and got vodka
Took 3 hours to finally get thru the extremely slow service
30 minutes to get our check
Just extremely slow service


We will go back but I hope this review is read by the manager or owner


Also Portuguese bean soup has beans theirs was very very little and usually Portuguese sausage but there was none.
But it was tasty for soup


Just not what it should be

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Sarah was the Best !!! We had a situation and she came to the rescue. Over and beyond !!!! Excellent

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Casual, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 9, 2017

I would not recommend this restaurant for anything but drinks. Pros: The drinks including the coffee.... The cons: The service, we had Jeff as our waiter and he was not friendly and we waited and waited for service, we almost just walked out. When he finally can over we ordered the Lobster appetizer and he informed us that they didn't have any left because they ran out of chips, okay how about some soup, nope we ran out of that too, ok what about just a CA roll NOPE that will take 30 minutes to prepare. We honestly started laughing. We ordered a salad and a shrimp dish, the salad had so much dressing it could have been the missing soup and the shrimp was over cooked.

There are many places in Maui that are just incredible but this isn't one of them. The service was just really really bad, try another place and save your money.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Hostess didn't seem to have our reservation. Assigned us to a table that didn't have a waiter. Waited 45 minutes before we could even order. The only redeeming quality to this restaurant is the great view. Would not go back. Food overpriced with poor service!

Tags: Waterfront
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