Honu Seafood and Pizza - Lahaina

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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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Hawaii
115 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a casual dinner with friends. The service here is always impeccable. Just had a couple of pizzas and appetizers but the food was great.

CE
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful hidden gem not in the commercial heart of Lahaina. Great table and outside atmosphere. Seafood was great. Service was great. NY cheesecake with chocolate macadamia nut desert was delicious but a bit too rich for me.

SP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 3

The ambiance at Honu is pleasant, casual (paper napkins), and relaxed. Service was excellent. The food is good but not exceptional. We had the ahi bruschetta appetizer (very good) and shrimp/mushroom pizza (good but nothing extraordinary). Maybe a fresh fish selection would have been more outstanding, but the reputation for their pizza was really high so we thought it worth a try. Overall we thought Honu's prices were out of line relative to the ambiance and food experience.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting. Prices higher than other beach front dining but food was good. Ahi bruschetta was delicious as were the mussels. Seafood pasta was good but overpriced

MK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Love the turtles while you are eating on the patio.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place to eat a good meal and watch the sun set. Staff was attentive and very friendly. Prices were reasonable too.

CB
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great location right on the water in Lahaina. Service was great.

The menu was a bit limited. What I had was great and included a fantastic Greek Salad and a thin crust pizza.

Food was pricey but what isn't on Maui. I recommend for the intimate dining experience and tasty food.

CM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the food and our waitress, Kayla, was exceptional!! She kept track of us. Was super friendly and gave good recommendations. She was part of the overall experience at our favorite Lahaina restaurant.

BM
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and good views. Staff was friendly and helpful with the menu.

b
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ahi bruschetta, grilled octopus are standout starters. Drink menu terrific. Service great. Definitely will be back...

BR
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Very disappointed.. old outdated and sub par

F
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Mediocre food, great view

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was excellent. Attentive but not overbearing server. Nice ocean breeze. Highly recommend Honu’s

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Lahaina! View and food spectacular! The Ahi Bruschetta and Kale salad are my two favorites.

OT
San Francisco
95 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I keep going back to the Ellman trio in Lahaina. He no longer owns Mala Ocean Tavern but Honu and Frida’s are still his. The Mala cookbook is available for purchase at Honu and includes the kale salad with preserved lemon dressing. We always have preserved lemons in our refrigerator at home but there is nothing like having this salad served where we were first introduced to it. We were disappointed at first that the Mac and Cheese did not come with crab but it is on the dinner menu and can be ordered for lunch, which is what we did. It is dangerously rich and should only be eaten for lunch. We changed our dinner plans and had only a light watermelon salad.

j
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely. View is amazing. Fish and chips are awesome.

JP
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 3

This restaurant is way over priced. The food is just regular diner food. Nothing special about it. Yet the price is completely out of wack. My husband ordered a crab cake sandwich. It came out with a small hot dog bun with a few pieces of crab meat. Price $39. They even charge you $2 additional for a small side salad. We paid $41 for a tiny sandwich and a few bite of greens. You can get the same thing from a dinner for $10. They change $4.4 for an ice tea and $14 for a piece of cake that is loaded with sugar. We felt robbed after walking out of this restaurant having spent almost $150. We will never go to this restaurant again and do not recommend anyone to go.

B
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Much too expensive, too far from the city (nothing around). No real seafood pizza (nor hawaiien) except a shrimps pizza for 30 dollars which did not taste well

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

ラベンダーフレーバーのビザ、海鮮も美味しいです!

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MC
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best chef ever!

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SL
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a gem or a restaurant, menu is perfect, food is so well prepared, views and location right up there. We just love this place. Do try the Spanish Octopus, and the seafood pasta along with the Ahi Bruschetta.

M
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as usual. My favorite.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stumbled upon this place last minute and are so glad we did. Our server was wonderful, the food was great (get the ahi bruschetta!) and the ambience was perfect. We sat right on the water and watched the sunset!

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated on the patio and enjoyed a beautiful sunset. Our server was friendly and efficient. Our salads were absolutely delicious, with the freshest of ingredients. The salad selections at Honu are not what you find at most restaurants. Very unusual- I love the combinations of fresh produce and seasonings! My husband always selects their beet salad. Truly amazing, both to the eye and to the palate. My Greek salad was also fresh and delicious. We enjoyed our salads with their Margarita Pizza, thin crust and perfect with our salads. Our drinks were also delicious! We have never yet been disappointed with our meals at Honu. We have also had their delicious entrees on previous visits. Again, not your usual preparations with their use of fresh produce and selections of seafood or meat. Highly recommend!

MS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Yummy! This place knows how to prepare some delicious food!
We got the crab Mac n cheese for an appetizer for the table to share, it was delicious. We also got the oysters, oh and the ahi bruschetta, which was great too....I joked I could have had 5 more pieces for my dinner.
Everyone got something different, and everything was great. The Greek pizza was yummy as was the Greek salad (the salad was served without lettuce, the authentic style Greek salad - but our server brought us some lettuce to make it more Americanized. Then it was perfect. Dressing was light and great flavor) The shrimp and grits was incredible and I had the ahi lifeguard...heaven.
The turtle cheesecake was a great end to a fantastic meal.
The views are spectacular from every table, the service was top notch and the food, delicious. It was a fantastic meal on Maui.
BTW, don’t let the small somewhat deceiving building from the outside put you off, go in, see the smiling faces and grab a table. Well worth it!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is very deceiving from the outside don’t be fooled. The inside is adorable and the views spectacular. The food was excellent and even had a couple of vegan options which I liked. My appetizer was a butternut squash and coconut soup. It was so flavorful and delicious. We were seated at the waters edge just in time for the sunset which was breath taking. I highly recommend this place when visiting Maui

CA
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Perfect place to have our “last night of vacation” meal. We chose to sit outside even though it was cooler inside. Turned out to be the best decision. There was a nice ocean breeze and lots of big waves crashing nearby (high tide). Our waitress, Mama Green, was very personable and offered excellent selections. We ordered Ahi bruschetta, raw oysters and pizza that was half rock shrimp and half mushroom. The mushroom pizza had a nice lavender finish. I was tempted to drizzle honey on top. If you like piña colada’s (and getting caught in the rain), lava flow is a must!

KN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Oyster Shooters are amazing, fish is fresh, everything is top notch. If we lived here we would go every day!

d
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we come to Maui we have dinner at Honu last night , and it’s always great. I have to say that this time was the best .
Monica did an outstanding job taking care of us and figuring out what our grandson will eat better then we could , got him a complimentary passion fruit soda , we all had a great dinner.
Fish is always great , but also the salad was very good. ( star fruit and a new Greek)
If you are sitting in front raw the sunset is fantastic!
We will keep coming. Thank you!

LK
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best crab Louie in the world. Don’t forget to order their unbelievable macadamia cranberry bread. Just delicious.

t
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m vegan so Honu has options for me. The food is fresh and inventive. Also they have a large gluten free menu. I’ve been eating here and Mala for years. They never disappoint.

MC
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat on the patio. The surf was awesome. The food was amazing, especially the dory style fish. It melted in our mouths. We had the nicest waitress ever. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good
Server was great

SM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time in Maui and second time dining at Honu. We really enjoyed it the first time but this time far exceeded our last experience. We had a table right next to the water and just before sunset, they raised the shades so we could see the sun set over the water. The food was very good, the service was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive. We live the casual atmosphere and the sunset was the Icing on the cake. Definitely recommend Honu, try to request table outside on the water.

L
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Such a wonderful meal! Connie was our server and she was amazing! So friendly and attentive and informative. The food was incredible, delicious flavour combinations. We sat outside, which was really hot, but totally worth it for the incredible sunset view. A beautiful evening.

LK
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best. Top qualitiy good and flavors. Patio view is spectacular.

FM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pizza on the island- don’t listen to anyone else.

PS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner at Honu was incredible! The food was delicious, very flavorful and our service could not be beat. Highly recommend!

JD
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was wonderful! Good gluten free pizza. Huge hamburger and very good sweet potato fries. Sit outside by the water. Free valet parking!

AG
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Free valet parking was nice touch. Staff were all friendly and helpful. We had table right on waterfront
with an amazing view--shades kept the heat of sun from being too much, and these were raised once the sun went down. Food was delicious and portions were just right. Go, you won't regret it!

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