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About Honu Seafood and Pizza - Lahaina

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.

1295 Front St.
Lahaina, HI 96761
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Mediterranean, American

Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner 4:30pm - 930pm

Free Valet Parking nightly

Cross Street:
Kapunakea Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 667-9390

Website:
http://www.honumaui.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Chef Mark Ellman

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Honu Seafood and Pizza - Lahaina Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.6

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4.6

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4.1

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (75)
Waterfront (61)
Great for Outdoor Dining (41)
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Local Ingredients (39)
Special Occasion (37)
Casual (37)
Good for a Date (36)
Romantic (36)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Fun (25)
Worth the Drive (25)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Bar Seating (19)
Healthy (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Authentic (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Good for Groups (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Tapas (8)
Great Beer (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
People Watching (7)
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Comfort Food (6)
Organic (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Cozy (4)
Disabled Access (4)
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Tasting Menu (4)
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 (Tahoe)·Dined 4 days ago

Just hunky dory! Awesome! Like flowers from my butt. Really really good. Worth every penny . Must go to believe.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Had the lunch hole wok fried fish. So loved it. Saw turtles and had a great time

Tags: Organic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Disabled Access, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Honu's restaurant is our favorite in Lahaina -- great service, great food, great menu, and wonderful staff, all sitting on the ocean's edge where sea turtles live! It doesn't get any better.

Tags: Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

As Always the food was excellent. From the stating chickpeas to the fresh Ahi and crab the dishes were well seasoned, carefully cooked and so so rich.
However, the biggest disappointment were the drinks. The Mai Tai rivaled only that of the one on Alaska Airlines (overly sweet, concentrated, without properly blended light rum) and the other cocktail stung with its ethanol despite having the usually softening egg white.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Excellent experience. Great service, good and ambiance.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Best fish and chips ever!

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food was excellent from the appetizer to desert. I got the lamb riblets (one of pupus) and it was plenty for a meal for me. My husband got crab mac and cheese which was delicious and then we shared the raspberry tart with marshmallow on the top and some lilikoi drizzle on the side. I guess that's their most popular desert and probably rightfully so. The setting is beautiful especially if you can get a seat near the window overlooking the water.

Tags: Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great place, great location, great food. Interesting menu with a lot to choose from. Everything we ordered was unique and tasty.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Every single person at the restaurant was so nice and lovely. Our pizza and mussels were yummy. The vegan soup was so good that 2 carnivores loved it. So nice to have so many non California wines on the by the glass list.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We've had Hula Grill, Monkey Pod, and Fleetwood. This place is by far the best meal on our 6 night trip to Maui. Would definitely recommend to friends and family and will definitely come back on next trip to Maui.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Amazing! It may not look like much from the outside, but don’t judge a book by its cover! It is charming and the food speaks for itself. I had the Mac n cheese, which was like heaven on earth. Seriously, skip the overrated and overpriced chain restaurants on Front Street and eat here! You will not regret it.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great view with waterfront seating, perfect for sunset and turtle watching. The food is very good, especially the Malaysian black pepper sauce. Wine and Beer list was surprisingly deep. Recommend for everyone at any time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Casual, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This is now my favorite place to eat on Maui. The seafood is incredibly fresh and cooked to perfection. The grilled Spanish octopus app was amazing. The local fresh catch was perfectly prepared. They were flexible with my picky eater. The view is beautiful. The service is top notch and very friendly. Highly recommend. Oh and “Practice aloha”, everyday, everywhere.

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Friends recommended this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Though a bit pricey, our meals were great. We especially enjoyed the dore prepared local fish and lobster pizza.
Service was friendly and our food came out very quickly. Great ocean view.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Both the pizza and seafood were exceptional. The Ahi was the best I've had on the island. Service was excellent.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great little place in Lahaina. Amazing place to watch the sunset with tables just feet from Pacific. Pizza was outstanding as was the Ahi lifeguard. Great service, great food, and great atmosphere. Couldn't have asked for a better first dinner on the island. Mahalo!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We enjoyed hearing the ocean. It was dark so we could see waves some. We all had salads. I had the Dungeness crab and my friends had the fish salad and shrimp salad. We had a nice Viognier from Australia. Very good service. A lovely experience

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Repas bien et ambiance correcte. Pizza excellente, pâte croustillante et service rapide.

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 20, 2017

It's hard to beat the location, especially when you get seated right next to the water. Food is always really good but not exceptional. The service was outstanding.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront, Scenic View, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 20, 2017

This place was the cherry on top of our honeymoon trip to Maui. Great food and even better view. Definitely try the ahi bruschetta!! I was hesitant and it was beyond words! The pot de caramel was delicious too!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great view, excellent service, very good food

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Honu is always fabulous. Great views and great food. Friendly servers!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I love t every time I come here, absolutely fantastic food and service!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Fun, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

That ahi bruschetta is probably the best thing I’ve ever eaten. Our server was amazing too. This place has serious Aloha and it’s why we go back every time we come to Maui. Keep doing what you’re doing! We love you guys!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Awesome food and view!!

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Wonderful views & service. We had the pizza which was great. Little expensive for what you get, but the view is worth it. Would go back :)

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great fresh food n excellent service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Beautiful setting and good variety of food. Excellent wait staff and the sunset was gorgeous!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Such an excellent restaurant. One of the best on Maui.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Family celebration

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Love Honu. We had the salad with seared Ahi. Great!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Dore style fish is always excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Beautiful oceanfront views, very beach decor and service are great. The best is the food especially the Rock shrimp pizza. It is the best pizza I ever had. Amazing!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Incredible food and amazing view. The sunsets from here never disappoint

Tags: Waterfront, Comfort Food, Fun, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Honu's in the middle of Lahaina's "Restaurant Row" continues to impress.
Awesome seafood and awesome sunsets oceanfront, local style.. The Maine bay shrimp sandwich served on grilled brioche has become our go to dinner selection. The Dore catch of the day was fresh Papio (baby Ulua) which is almost impossible to find anywhere on any menu.
Peanut butter aficionados must have the peanut butter pie for dessert.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very nice table right on the beach. Ocean was about 3 feet away. Nice eclectic atmosphere and very innovative food. Had the special Ahi dish which was delicious and swerved on an usual grits presentation.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We love Honu - return every trip to Maui. Must go early for a cocktail at the bar then aim for a table right by the water. The Negroni Slushy is a favorite. Must also try an oyster shooter. As for other choices if you like octopus you must get their grilled appetizer. Any main is good and we see a lot of people order a pizza - though in a dozen at least trips we never have.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our third time at Honu. Staff was friendly and moderately attentive. Restaurant was clean, the view fantastic. In the last couple of years our first two visits here were pleasant. However very little has changed including the menu. The menu lacks imagination and has become a bit predictable and boring. We started with the steamed mussels, the quality of the seafood was good but lacked garlic, us making the broth very flat. My wife had the Margarita Pizza which she described as flavorful but lacked that something extra. She described it as "middle of the road" and "standard". I had the seared Ahi salad. Again great quality seafood but lacked flavor. I could continue but won't due to lack of space and the fact that I am not a restaurant critic. When I come to Maui and dine I expect something a little different again the wait staff was terrific the quality of the food good the ambiance unbelievable. But in my opinion honu Lacks any creativity flavor or inventiveness and it's menu is now very stale. The value for the price just was not there. As much as I love the location, we probably will not return.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

One of the few restaurants where we eat in west maui. .... excellent food and fair price.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Scenic View
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Portions are huge. Fried items are slightly darker brown that most like. Really need to lessen breading

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