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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MS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I had a great experience. Our waitress was great, and the whole fish we ordered was beautiful and delicious

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are so happy that we stumbled upon Honu for lunch during our visit. We loved it so much that we had to return for dinner the next day. Everything was outstanding! Excellent food, drinks, and service. We truly felt like Honu provided the Maui experience.

d
Central Coast
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kayla server was very friendly and attentive. Kale salad, burrata appetizer, pepperoni pizza, sausage pizza were all excellent. Bartenders kept us entertained while we waited for our table.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ahi bruschetta half order (2 pieces) and crab sandwich were delicious. Would recommend and would return. Next time, I’d get the ahi bruschetta full size order (4 pieces) as my dinner.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down best meal I have had in Maui! I def recc the ahi! Our service was impeccable. Def a great casual spot for some amazing cuisine!

WS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal, great service, tasty drinks, and the best sunset view anyone could ask for. Loved everything we ordered.

LS
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice dinner while inMaui. The ahi appetizer was great. We ended up having multiple appetizers and pizza. The pizza was excellent. If you can, get there early and watch the sunset. Very pretty. Also free valet which is great because there is no parking close by. Would recommend this restaurant.

DF
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice. Food a tad salty. Great place though! We’ll be back!

JT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second visit to Honu while on the island. We ordered the exact same thing we did the first time because it was amazing! We ordered the Ahi Tuna bruschetta, oysters on a half shell and the seafood pasta! Fabulous!

MK
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our last evening in Maui and 20th wedding anniversary dinner. We enjoyed our food, service was great, and we were able to see several turtles pooping their heads out of the water. Overall, fantastic. Thank you for a great experience.

OT
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A constant stop on trips to Maui. Consistently good food. You can't beat the view

NW
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always delicious with great service and a good hawaii vibe.

CF
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went back to Honu again the next night because I was obsessed with the Ahi tuna salad (substituting avocado for Ahi, since I am vegan). I have never enjoyed such a delicious, fresh and inspired salad. I asked owner Mark Ellman for the recipe for the amazing tarragon dressing - and he shared it with me. Highly recommend to all!

S
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great dining experience. The margaritas were perfection. Crab Louie Salad served chilled. Loved it. Mahi Mahi served dore style. Served with quinoa. Fish was light and delicious. Not a big quinoa fan. The ambiance is wonderful. Sat outside on the water. A great dining experience. Highly recommend.

MS
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter is very nice. He is so passionate about food. Everything he recommended us was delicious.

KB
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Honu every time we are on the island and it never never disappoints. I had the seafood pasta this time with ahi bolognese and it was delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time. Thank you!

T
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went at night so didn’t get to see the titles outside or the view. Waves crashing right nearby. Magical atmosphere!

We absolutely loved our waitress, who was so accommodating, friendly and attentive. We started with the Ahi Bruschetta, which we’d read about in the reviews with raving remarks. We are SO glad we did! It was amazing. Succulent, fresh and the bread was a seeded bread that didn’t break your teeth. We also had the abalone from Kona with the mushrooms, and I will dream about this dish for a long time. The flavors were fantastic — highly recommended. We’d heard about their Mac and cheese so ordered the side of it without the crab — again, stuff of dreams — and the shrimp Louis salad, which was deconstructed, which I also loved. Dessert was the Sea Salt caramel pot au creme. Dueling spoons ensued!

And they kindly honored my birthday, even though
I insisted it was my birthday eve. Just appetizers and sides, and we were full. We can’t wait to go back to this gem in Lahaina!

P
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Honu has gone a bit down hill food wise , uphill priice wise

JK
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location, great atmosphere and service. I was disappointed in the food. The red beet in the beet salad looked and tasted as if was fresh out of the can and the pizza I had was below average. Again, the sauce tasted commercially made and the crust was doughy. Perhaps different dishes are better.

BR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome time, great seats. Well rounded menu made for an easy choice in dinner locations

T
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, great service. No air conditioning so it was a bit hot but there is a great view.

JC
Hawaii
42 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food especially the Ahi Bruschetta which we always order full order. Opakapaka wok fried was great also. Service as always very attentive.

N
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service and ocean side seating...loved it!

g
Hawaii
115 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
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
14 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
96 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.

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