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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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Chicago
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service.
Interesting menu!

OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great oceanfront table where you can hear and see the gentle waves touch the rock wall. Fantastic food, albeit a bit on the pricey side....

LH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and view. I had the fish of the day which was wonderful in a light beurre blanc sauce that was yummy. I would definitely return and recommend to others.

PY
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat st the bar. Cindy was awesome. Could not have enjoyed it more!

M
Hawaii
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Honu in quite a while, so we really enjoyed seeing our old favorites on the menu, but we decided to try something new! The Greek salad is awesome and quite authentic. My husband got an ahi dish that he really enjoyed a lot and I got the steak with an awesome Malaysian sauce. It was very generous portion so he had to help me finish it. Service was unobtrusive and efficient . The only drawback is you need to be prepared to make friends with the next table as seating is not very private.

G
Palm Springs
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place right on the water! Do not pass up the Ahi Bruschetta, it is by far the must outstanding appetizer ever made! The crab sandwich is like the most perfect lobster roll only with Dungeness crab, made even better with crab. The clam chowder with fresh clams was so delicious. The Butterscotch Pot de Crème is one of the best desserts in the whole world of desserts! The only disappointment was the Green Goddess Caesar, great greens but pretty bland and lacking much flavor according to the opinions our table of four. Overall a wonderful dinner, can't wait to return!

CH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic and our server was SO friendly!

MK
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant on Maui!! The best food ever! Everyone who works at Honu is so friendly and kind.

t
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and view! Great food, cocktails and service!

b
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful! Oyster cocktail alone will cause us to go back.

j
Omaha
70 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous restaurant on Front Street. Food was delicious and service was great.

NT
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous food

MJ
Hawaii
21 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Ahi bruschetta is fabulous. Crab pizza is great. Love the vegan soup.
Usually service is excellent, but the waitress we had this time was not friendly and did not check back with us at all.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Love this place. This is a must go for us when in Maui! Always recommend to new comers. Service was great in the beginning but tapered off after dinner was served. Hard time getting a second glass of wine.

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey, but fantastic food, service and ocean front!

RC
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started with the Pisco Sour, a drink I fell in love with while visiting Peru. Absolutely delicious with a tropical twist. Next were a dozen oysters. They were fresh, seasonal varieties and the raw ahi tuna appetizer was combined with flavors that were so complimentary to the fish, I was pleasantly surprised. The fish and chips were in a light batter that did not over power the moist, delicate taste of chefs choice that night. I would definitely do a repeat visit.

S
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Only gave Food 4 stars because they were out of Burrsta

P
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a cute little place; right on the water & small enough to feel intimate yet lively enough to feel fun. We went here for our last night in Hawaii & our daughters birthday & had a really fun evening. The waitress was fantastic (&great navigating all of the crazy allergies we brought with us). We started calling one of the bussers “water boy” because he kept filling our waters as soon as they were 1/4 down (a great thing after being in the sun all day). Both my daughter & husband said their soups were some of the best they ever had (butternut squash w/coconut & the seafood chowder). A bit pricey but their food definitely helped us come to terms with the cost.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food- server Conrad was very knowledgeable. Best meal we have had this trip by far during our stay in Lahaina! Request to sit outside if possible- great sunset views.

KS
Manchester
33 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

RD
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our party went on New Year’s Day and the restaurant was very busy. We we seated on time for our reservation and sat at a nice table near the water’s edge. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu. If you enjoy ahi then you’ll likely find fascinating the many ways the chef prepares it. We don’t eat ahi so I can’t say how it is. We settled for the pizza and it was tasty. The drinks came slowly. The beer made it first and two glasses of did not arrive until I asked twice (after the food was served). I would go back again and might sample the ahi : ).

LM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely spot for pricey drinks and a seafood focused menu. The dishes we ordered were tasty (Crab pizza, shrimp pizza, and Mahi Mahi Caesar salad). Main server was not the best but he was covering a lot of tables so he gets a pass...this time. Entrees are in the $30-$50 range but portions are robust :). Would recommend!

JS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It’s pretty expensive but for a special occasion it was worth it. The view was amazing (seals and a beautiful Maui sunset). The food was decent, certainly not worth the $40 a plate (not exactly gourmet), but it was tasty and there was plenty of it.

s
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was really not great... grits very bland & fish and chips heavy oily batter.
New Year’s Eve a bust.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We were looking forward to return visit this year after having such a good experience last year. This year was a bit of a letdown though. The location and view were awesome, the service was great, but some of the food wasn't carefully prepared. One pizza was overdone, fries were served cold, and the desert really wasn't up to par. Honu is far too expensive if the dining experience isn't perfect.

GW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual a very delightful lunch. Table adjacent to shore. Good and congeal service.

KS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot for dinner. The aji tuna bruschetta and crab Mac cheese were insane. Our server was attentive. The view was spectacular

EN
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service great. Reserve ahead, this place gets crazy busy.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Overpriced

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner

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SW
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service started off very slow but then got better during our meal. We truly enjoyed the ahi appetizer and kale salad. The fish and chips were good but not of the same caliber as the ahi. All in all enjoyed our meal at Honu.

KV
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Honu is a little off the beaten path - an Uber ride from the main restaurant/shop area of Front Street/downtown Lahaina or a long walk. The dinner and service was excellent, wish we were there earlier to take in the views! A lot smaller than the restaurant appears on the website

EG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although a little off the main Lahaina area, the location is great and right on the water with an amazing view. Service was great and the fresh catch (Mahi) and Maui beef burger were perfect! Definitely going back on my next trip!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks Honu! Was as lovely as always, Merry Christmas to all your fabulous staff!!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special Christmas Eve! View, service and food were all wonderful!!

OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Honu is one of the best eateries in Maui. We love coming back here and enjoy the quality foods and drinks and ambiance!

TL
New England
61 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I require gluten free. They had mahi meatballs as an appetizer with red sauce and melted mozzarella it was excellent and the sauce was good. For main course I had mahi but it was pink inside which I don't like so only ate half. Waitress had too many tables place was full so service was a bit slow. Don't order the gluten free bread for $4 it's just cracker like GF pita slices not good - she did credit off the bill. The GF menu says "gluten safe" with disclaimer that because they use gluten-heavy flours they can't guarantee cross contamination; also says they make their own pizza crust so cross contamination could be an issue if you have high sensitivity. We had a beautiful table with waterview.

m
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sunset and turtle watching

t
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was great tasting and large portions. However it is on the pricey side. If on a budget check the menu prices first.