Honu Seafood and Pizza - Lahaina

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$31 to $50
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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.

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San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary dinner. Food great, service w Arica fantastic

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been to Honu three times since arriving on Maui two days ago. It is our favorite restaurant, and we eat there several times every time we visit.

K
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely, the best!! Favorite spot ever!

J
Hawaii
60 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Out of burratta! A disappointment but tried something new. Not as good but good. Oh my the banana coconut cream pie is to die for. Our table was perfect. Our server great. Can’t think of anything that wasn’t wonderful. It’s always great though. One of my favourites. Always friendly and greets you with a smile and by name.

MG
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for Valentines Day. I let them we were in the area because we got there early. We could have SST at bar but decided to outside & look at the turtles. On our way to return to Restauant, I got a text stating our table was ready. The serve was great throughout the night. The ahi was super fresh & delicious.Everything we had was great. My wife is a plant base eater & they gave her recommendations for ordering. It was a splendid evening.

SR
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A fun place to be on Valentine’s Day! Delicious food, good service and nice ambiance.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our last night on Maui with our son and his family. We were worried about Valentine’s Day crowds taking over the local restaurants and not being able to find a table.
But Honu gave us a table for 6 right over the water, along with Happy Hour prices on drinks and our meals. It was the perfect way to celebrate being together and the end of an amazing week with our family. We’ll definitely be back to Honu the next time we’re on Maui. They know how to “practice aloha”. ❤️

TE
San Francisco
89 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first visit to Honu Seafood and Pizza. We really enjoyed it! The food was delicious. The view was great.

VJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited many times and never disappointed. The fresh fish is amazing!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good.
I started with the smaller portion of seafood chowder, which was filled with seafood ( the only local seafood in it was the fish, our waiter informed us that no crustaceans are local to Maui) , not heavy with cream or filler.

My main dish was the fish of the day “doree” which was excellent.

Kayla, our waiter, was great. She was the perfect blend of friendly, professional, personable and knowledgeable about both the food and wine menus. She recommended an excellent wine to pair with my entree. She was fun to talk with. She was working a number of tables,
But didn’t act rushed and the team seemed to really support each other.

Ambiance./Setting was relaxed, casual but tastefully deigned with a nice breeze coming off the ocean and a lovely sunset.

The prices were high ( my partner had seafood pasta, at $47) but all on Maui seemed expensive, so it was in line with the medium/ high end restaurants)

I’f lucky enough to go to Maui again, I’d definitely go back!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my favorite restaurant in Maui, where as usual everyone is very accommodating

JA
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the restaurant and we were very pleased with the food, the service and the overall experience. Will recommend and plan to return.

BO
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had 12:15 reservation for lunch. We were seated at a table next to the restrooms. Got up and moved ourselves to the bar

SF
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our best meal in Hawaii! Awesome food and atmosphere! We loved it so much we ate there 2 nights in a row!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was attentive and friendly. We asked for some suggestions and she was great about explaining what she liked what was popular on the menu Etc. We ordered Ahi bruschetta as a starter and it was amazing! The tart for dessert had the best filling. I made sure we split it evenly. I ordered the crab Mac and cheese it was very good, very rich. My husband had the fish and chips also very good. Overall, one of our better meals on our vacation.

MA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my best meal while visiting Maui. You must come here. Absolutely amazing. Had a table on the water and it was beautiful.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Seated by kitchen. Staff slow to acknowledge our presence. Host refused to seat our two groups together. Strange.

d
San Diego
70 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a delicious meal at Honu! Kayla was our server and she was fun and on the ball in making sure that we had everything we needed. My Mai Tai was perfect & not shy on the rum. We started with a beautiful & fresh Greek salad. It didn’t contain any lettuce, just tasty tomatoes, olives, capers & a large slice of feta. We didn’t realize it was sans the lettuce until we were almost finished eating it. We shared an excellent pepperoni pizza. Then we shared, what we consider the best, Mac ‘n Cheese with crab. It is creamy & there’s plenty of crab. We took some leftovers home & unfortunately were too full to try any dessert. We highly recommend Honu!

M
Baltimore
42 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous! Yes it was busy and the noise level was a bit high, but we could talk to each other at our table and the service was wonderful. We had a hard time choosing what to eat, the menu is so full of enticing dishes, but we were thrilled with what we had. We started with the best burrata and tomatoes I've ever eaten. Two of us had the dory fish preparation, with grits instead of quinoa, and it was so delicious. The third member of our party had the appetizer mussels, which was more than enough as a main course and also delicious. We topped our meal off with the coconut banana cream pie - wow!

MC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is top notch. Ahi bruschetta is a must have. So Bolognas is spectacularly rich without being heavy. Highly recommend.

L
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good all around. Food. Service. Atmosphere

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had a reservation for 6:00 and got there at 5:45. We asked for a window seat but were told that there would be a wait. We settled on an inside table. The service was ok but they were sold out of the burrata, which was one of the reasons why we went there. Ordered the fish and chips, the fish was well done and greasy and the fries were skinny and dried out. I wouldn’t recommend them. The pizzas were very good, thin crust in a wood oven.

D
London
31 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are lucky enough to spend some time on Maui escaping snow time on the Mainland. HONU is always our first meal out when we arrive. Lunch and dinner always excellent menu and service!! Our personal favorite on Maui.

D
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent bar; service was exceptional; delicious dinner and our table was literally feet from the ocean.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to try Honu for one of our vacation dinners. They were able to seat us early even though our reservation was for later. You can’t beat the location— right on the water! Loved the Ahi Poke appetizer. Our son had the fish and chips which was quite good. My husband and I each ordered salad with fresh grilled fish, and we loved it! Drinks were good. Service was attentive and friendly. Bottom line is the quality is very good. The prices are not unlike many of the nicer Maui restaurants— but I do wish they would offer a few things in the mid range (for instance the pizzas are all around $20-$30+ and the fish sandwich is almost $30). Having a small selection of $12-$15 offerings would be great, especially for families with kids. That would be my only suggestion. I anticipate we will be back next time we are in Maui

JB
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was fine, however service was very slow. Our waiter seemed to disappear for long periods.

FM
Hawaii
55 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is so delicious here!!! One of our all time favorites! We comes once a week!

A
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend this restaurant it was just a wonderful experience. Great service, delicious food. We are definitely coming back . Oh remember to leave room for the banana coconut cream pie.

PG
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and the food was delicious. They said the restaurant was on the water so I was expecting a view of the water but it was actually as close to the water as you could get without getting your feet wet. Dinner at sunset was amazing.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Connie was superb and the food was out of this world. Do yourself a favor and get the ahi bruschetta!!!!

D
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner with friends. Everyone’s meals were tasty. We had to rush a bit because we had another commitment and the wait staff was very accommodating. They even gave me a box for my leftover fries which were surprisingly delicious the next morning.

OT
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with my husband. Good food and a beautiful view.

OT
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience1

We’ve always loved Honu in the past.
Tonight was a not great experience, we were seated at the table directly in the traffic of all guests coming in, it was a table for 4 and we were a party of two with a reservation.
The fans were blowing directly on us.
It was anxious chaos.
Our server was friendly and sweet. Our food was good but we ate quickly as we weren’t enjoying ourselves this time.

Next time I will remember to request an Oceanside table for 2.

P
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We enjoyed the views. The burrata was great and pizzas too. Great place to enjoy dinner.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner. The grilled octopus was amazing!

JK
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food n service was exceptional. We finished off our meal with banana coconut cream pie.....with macadamia nut crusts. Would recommend this experience completely n we will return on next visit to Maui. (Even better that Fridas, which is always excellent)

E
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Okay shoreside place in older wooden building. Menu is pretty basic: Burgers, pizza, surf n turf entrees. Flavor was good. Ambiance is one notch up from burger shack with staff in T-shirts, paper napkins and basic stainless flatware. Prices are resort level or near fine dining level elsewhere.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. Our group had the bruschetta which was exquisitely flavorful, the fish and chips which were melt-in-your-mouth goood, and the fresh fish dore style which was elegant and tasty. It’s pricey but not inconsistent with other comparable restaurants in the area.

JB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it all. Great seats on the patio at the quiet end. Great service and the food was unique and yummy. Will come back on a return visit to Maui.

MV
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Just 2 fish options at 46 dollars.
Nice place
Too expensive