Honu Seafood and Pizza - Lahaina

4.7
2451 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Chef Mark and Judy Ellman have opened a seafood shack, right next door to Mala Ocean Tavern. Honu Seafood and Pizza also sits right on the rocks of the Pacific Ocean, with 50 beers, an organic and eclectic wine list, and an extensive scotch and rum selection. Mark and Judy have created an environment that soothes the savage beasts craving of oysters on the half shell, steamed clams and mussels, Crab Louis salad, a selection of Hawaiian seafood, as well as fish from the West and East Coasts of the US. Honu also features a 900 degree brick-oven turning out artisinal pizzas. Come to Honu, drink a local Micro-brewed beer ,eat some freshly shucked oysters on the half shell, and let your eyes and soul relax into the Pacific. Honu, like Mala, is run by Mark and Judy Ellman and their two daughters Ariana and Michelle. Remember, we always try and practice Aloha. Please come and practice with us.

Aloha.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Mediterranean, American
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Hours of operation
Hours of Operation Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner 4:30pm - 930pm

Free Valet Parking nightly
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Phone number
(808) 667-9390
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Mark Ellman
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Cross street
Kapunakea Street
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Parking details
Parking is plentiful and available on Front Street and the Lahaina Cannery Mall across the street. We also have a few spots in the Honu parking
We now have FREE nightly Valet Service.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2451 People Are Saying
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Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites. Always exceptional. Great table on the water. Service from Kathleen, attentive and friendly. Octopus amazing as usual. First time trying the ahi meatballs, they were great! You have to end your meal with some macaroons, yum! Can’t wait to come back.

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Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five stars hands down! Kathleen our server was delightful! Food was WONDERFUL! Awesome island ambience ... right on ocean..Great establishment all the way around. We will be back!! Will also try other two restaurants they have which lie on either side of Honu.

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DP
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

What a lovely evening. We got a seat right on the water and were treated to an outstanding sunset while we enjoyed hand crafted cocktails and complimentary fried garbanzo beans. We split the burrata appetizer- do not miss this! The burrata is outstanding, served with fresh tomatoes and a drizzle of balsamic. I ordered heirloom grits with shrimp and asparagus- very tasty, and hubby had the fresh fish fire style, which he also enjoyed...service was friendly and efficient but not rushed. Highly recommend!

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PK
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our second time at Honu and it was just as good this visit. We tried the pizza as an appetizer and it was excellent with a thin crispy crust and tangy sauce. We also enjoyed the fish & chips and the grilled fish sandwich. Creative and delicious cocktails and a good selection of local and craft beers on tap. The hostess was cordial and asked if we’d mind a short wait while they cleared a table outside under the lanai on the oceanfront. It was a slow night and it would’ve been expedient to seat us at an empty table inside. Our server Erica was knowledgeable of the menu and the beers, bringing us samples to try before we made our selections. We will be back on our next visit to Maui.

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s
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable dinner. We were an hour early because we took an uber and though we could walk around front street before dinner. It is actually 20 minutes to walk from Honu's location to the shops. Staff extremely friendly and efficient. Fish was very fresh and delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honu continues to be my favorite Lahaina restaurant pick !

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ME
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

We have had great meals at Honu in the past and this time chose the restaurant specifically because it’s menu had several appealing options. However when we arrived we were told they had been removed from the menu. This was particularly disappointing as the menu available on the internet still listed them all (as did the take away menus the restaurant was still giving out). To their credit they did arrange for some tofu to be sent over from Mala next door but the end result was not great especially considering the amount of the bill at the end. My husband, who is not a vegetarian or vegan did enjoy his pizza but based on our overall experience I’m not sure we will return.

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RL
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Amazing waterfront view. Food is just okay. Service is fine. Nothing memorable.
Valet parking is a big plus here!

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SV
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks to our server Catherine and the rest of the staff at Honu. Perfect as usual.

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BG
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and fantastic sunset view. The food was excellent

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food and service were great as it always is.

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r
Chicago
87 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our best meal so far at honu. We had a great table by the water and a fantastic waitress. We all had pizza and it was the best we found on Maui. Highly recommended

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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing views, great staff, excellent food

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J
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Connie our server was amazing and so was the food!

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DK
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to watch sunset. A little overpriced to me. Drinks were good and fair price.

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BL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!! Favorite restaurant in Maui. The ahi bruschetta

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J
Savannah
41 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I enjoyed our meal and the terrific ocean view. We took leftovers which we had for our next day's lunch. The pizza has a nice thin crust and the toppings were generous. Service was great. I thoroughly recommend this spot for Maui vacationers.

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A
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, lovely atmosphere and great service.

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TS
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was awesome. Our waitress was the best. The ahi meatballs were different but being a pasta snob, I thought the Bolognese was sour. The others liked their meals.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the restaurant! Beautiful setting/location on the water! Great food and service!

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m
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

車はバレーパーキング。あまりに多かったので歩いて1,2分のSAFEWAYなどがあるモールの駐車場に。一軒家レストラン テラス席は海に面している。 それ以外の場所からも基本的には海が見える。非常にきれい。 食事はシェアするのにプラス3ドルかかるが、メインの魚・シーフードパスタなど大人4人でシェアした。子供用メニューもあり。 美味しく、気持ちのいいサービスであった。 

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B
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great view and delicious food. Excellent service. The rock shrimp pizza was one of the best pizzas I've ever had!

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l
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Slow service at bar but seated quickly. Great view of sunset. A little pricey but worth it.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After reading some reviews and studying the menu we raced down for an early dinner. It was a treat to watch a Maui sunset from the waterfront table. The food was equally pleasing. We started with the unusual ahi meatballs which unexpectedly did not taste like fish. The Caesar salad with grilled ono was wonderful. Nice beer and wine menu with some good drafts and wines by the glass. Can't wait to go back and try the pizza.

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n
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was as amazing. We had a great waitress. Think her name was Jackie?? She was awesome. Table right on the water. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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RH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great seat outside. Awesome Maui sunset. Food was delicious. If sitting outside, make sure you time your first rounds of drinks around sunset. Just adds to the experience.

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OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Disappointing, as we’d been twice before on vacation and really liked this place. Not sure if there is a new chef, but food was all very salty, and the oyster cocktail was of poor quality (to their credit, they removed it from the bill). Kids chicken tenders were so-so and they left their fries uneaten (a rarity). Maybe we just hit them on an off night.

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DT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service was amazing! Romi made our family feel so welcomed and appreciated for dining at Honu! Erica went above the call of duty to accommodate a special need we had and we greatly appreciate her for doing so!

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MD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to Honu seven years ago, seven days after they opened the restaurant. Seven years later, another trip to Maui and we couldn't wait to return. We didn't ask but were seated right at the shore with a spectacular view. Same outstanding service from hostess to bartender (Monica - superb) to server - Kailee (pretty sure). Food is amazing - husband and I had the special - opah on top of greens and quinoa. Amazing piece of fish perfectly cooked. I had poke appetizer - so fresh - loved it. Husband had mussels and kid had clam chowder - holy heck - it was a meal in itself. We all tasted the soup and it was delicious and the soup was filled to the brim with fresh clams. Kid has regular house made mac and cheese for entree and took half home to enjoy the next day. For a restaurant to deliver two incredible experiences seven years apart says a lot for Honu. We left with Practice Aloha bracelets and bought a t-shirt for my daughter so that we can always remember Honu. Until next time! Aloha!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and we had a table overlooking the ocean. Service was amazing as well!

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SB
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good. We come every visit to Maui! Service is excellent and food quality great. Crab Mac n cheese is bomb!

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BS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

The poor customer service began when I received a call Tuesday to confirm my reservation for that night. The hostess (or whoever) was trying to confirm my reservation for that night. I booked for Thursday night and on informing her that it was Thursday she immediately told me that I was wrong and it was for that night. After insisting it was for Thursday only then did she actually check my reservation and see I was in fact correct. Second problem, I arrived slightly ahead of my parents with my elderly grandmother and boyfriend. The hostess said we could sit at the bar because they wouldn’t seat us until the entire party was there. Fair enough. However there were only high barstools that my arthritic grandmother could not get into, so we stood and waited. The hostess told us again that we could sit at the bar and I then pointed out that my ELDERLY grandmother could not sit on the high chairs. The hostess said that they could make an exception (like it was a big inconvenience to them) to let us sit at the table before our entire party arrived. I have dined here numerous times and this past time will be my last. The food was just not what it used to be and the hostess’ less than stellar customer service skills have left me with a sour stomach.

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RS
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delish seafood and beachside dining...what more could you ask for? We loved it!

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SW
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was good, food was great but the drinks from the bar were the best. We ordered oysters and fish + chips(from the kids menu) for the appetizer and they both were great. I got the pizza for dinner half pepperoni half ahi sausage and it definitely did not disappoint.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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s
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food on the island. Get the tuna bruschetta....you’ll never have anything better. Wait staff is helpful and friendly. Lunch is a must!

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JR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was wonderful. Perfect location to watch an amazing Maui sunset!!

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PB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Honu was a mixed bag for us. Our cocktails were fabulous and appetizers delicious. We got the Ahi Tuna Bruschetta (AMAZING) and Grilled Octopus w Edammame Hummus (delish). The Ceasar Salad was pretty good too. But our mains were disappointing. My partner got the Mushroom Pizza which was really bad (hard tasteless crust) and I got the Dory which was on Special which was alright. Service was very good and we had a lovely table.

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BM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere and breathtaking view at sunset.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great!!

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