Kimo's Restaurant Maui

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On the water in the heart of historic Lahaina Town, Kimo’s offers a casual, quintessentially Maui dining experience. This landmark restaurant is renowned for its fresh Hawaiian fish, prime rib, prime steaks and Original Hula Pie. Kimo’s has been regarded as a Maui “must do” for over 40 years. Visitors and locals alike return again and again for generous portions, reasonable prices and lively atmosphere. Lunch and dinner are served daily along with ocean breezes, spectacular views of the islands of Lana’i and Moloka’i, fiery sunsets, and friendly, gracious Island hospitality. Reservations are offered to lunch and dinner.
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

W
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service, delicious drinks and an unbelievable view.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & service was outstanding. The portions were adequate and you get great value for your money.

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ocean views were wonderful! Food was good but nothing special. Waitress was pleasant but my son in law ordered the prime rib and she didn’t ask what size he wanted and just brought him the largest cut at $64!

F
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Kimo’s is always reliable and delicious.

RD
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nothing special on this trip

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every way!

AF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great choice in Lahaina Historical Centre. Try the fish tacos and the Smoothies from the kids menu. Excelent.

AU
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ono was overdone. A real shame for such a delicious fish. Marlin, although cooked to proper level, was ruined by cloying coconut coating. Don"t understand need to "fancy up" a good piece of fish with overpowering incompatible flavors. Restaurant improved from two years ago but not as good as last year.

NG
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall everything was just ok. The service was fine and the food decent. The entire experience just felt dated and a tourist trap.

MK
Hawaii
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, great service and great atmosphere

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Seat request for outside was honored; short wait at bar. Except for the hostess stand team — who were outstanding — the bar and wait staff just seemed shell shocked by the hordes of tourists; neither our bartender nor waiter really engaged with us and just seemed to be going through the motions. Sunset view was lovely. “Kucumber” cocktail was very good. Prime rib and ono were fresh. Found the Kimo’s sauce (lemon butter herb) to be too heavy for the delicate fish. The Pinot noir by the glass ($13) was not good. Steamed vegetables as the default side were okay. Mashed potatoes were good. Overall, a lovely view, adequate service and a dated menu. Cannot recommend.

GM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food:. Amazing
Our waiter: Amazing
Ambiance: Wonderful
Staff at front door: Needs work.

j
Omaha
71 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice wine list, food was yummy and a good selection to pick from. Shrimp pasta was delicious

JB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Kimo’s is a nice place but overall the food was just OK. I had fish that was a bit dry and my partner had the chicken which was bland. The Hula pie is really just a large hot fudge sundae. Not sure what all the hype was about.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good.

JL
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Group of 6 had lunch today Nice table upstairs Good food and Service Fish and chips were great Good service

OT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really nice on the ocean dining.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. Coconut crusted marlin was delicious.

GC
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience5

The views were amazing but that couldn't overcome the quality of the food and service. The waiter was disinterested in being there and everyone at the restaurant acted like they hated being there. The quality of the fish was poor and the sides were cold and saturated in butter and/or oil. Very disappointed and definitely wouldn’t recommend to a friend. There are plenty of better options in the Lahaina area that provide the quality of food and service that match the incredible views.

BA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tradition ti eat here each tome we visit Naui

OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Okay for the day. Good server with a great attitude. Food was average. Drinks were average.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was terrific, great drinks and service!!! We will return again this trip!

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Been coming for years. This trip the Ribs on 3 plates were dry, the fries cold and way oversalted, the fish was overcooked. Out of 6 plates all 6 had issues. But the server was great, location was great Hula pie is great. Just feel like the quality control has been moving down. Portion sizes have shrink as well.Im not a picky reviewer, was just surprised our past couple visits have kept going down. What used to be one of the best in Lahina has moved down the list when there are cheaper better tasting options now.

JY
Montana
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good bet when on Maui. Great location, great choices of local fish.

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved every minute of our night there! Wait and hostess staff was amazing, food was fabulous and ambiance was lovely! Highly recommend!

KT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must every time I come to Lahaina. The fish sandwich for lunch or fish entree for dinner. Food is always good and fast. Views to kill for

RA
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jim, our server, was awesome. The views and comfort level was perfect. Food was delicious. One thing iI noticed about the staff, they all worked together so well. I saw one busy staff member stop what they were doing so they can help another busy staff member so the customer experience was improved. I like that and speaks volumes to the way they all are customer focused. I live in NY. If I ever make it back to Maui, this is one place I would like to come back to visit and dine.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly staff, great location. Can’t wait to go back. Don’t miss the hula pie! AMAZING!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had my partners birthday here and I requested a table with a view/closest to water. We got seated upstairs in a two person table right on the ledge outside and it was so perfect. Great ambiance, INCREDIBLE service. They had a cocktail runner to assist with empty drinks and new ones which is such a big deal to me. The food was delicious and our servers timing was perfect. I wish I could remember his name! That was the best dining experience I’ve had in a long time while living here

AG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner with a view! We really enjoyed the whole experience from pre-drinks at the bar to our table overlooking the water to the YUMMY dessert! And it was fun to stroll through Lahaina after dinner.

f
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kimo's is rock solid - consistently good service, excellent food and a setting that's (very) hard to beat! Our recent dinner experience was superb- great service from Marie, excellent food and a table that was right on the water's edge and perfect for watching the evening sunset. The restaurant was busy, as usual, but the service was swift and efficient. I was impressed with how well things are organized, recognizing that it's not easy to do with all the moving parts. Well done, Marie and team at Kimo's!

OT
Key West
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Prime rib was very good
Maui was too hard to chew. Drinks good service prompt.

MN
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Kimos was good. Lots if servers, we felt well tender to. The breeze off the ocean was nice. The beet salad and poke appetizers were great. The amusebouche of carrot cake muffins was delish. The drinks very traditional hawaiian. The fish was overcooked but sauces nice. The dessert, the hula pie, was phenomenal. Good hot fudge, great ice cream, Do not miss the dessert!!

TB
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Fantastic service. Good drinks. Fish was delicious. Incredible views. Ice cream pie dessert was outstanding. A bit loud/cramped - it’s a high-volume place not a quiet dinner. Still definitely recommend.

l
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going to Kimos for as long as they’ve been open. Still a must visit restaurant. The food is excellent, the service is awesome and the waterfront location is just breathtaking.

SC
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience4

I have been going here for years. It has changed over the years for the worst. People will still go because of the location and mud pie but it has become more corporate and less Aloha. Use to have the best salad on the planet but now it is not as much of a wow factor. At least they still have those wonderful carrot muffins. The portions were tiny and they hardly put any sauce on the fish. We literally had to buy more food somewhere else after dinner because we were still hungry. I have filled out comment cards 3 times but have NEVER been contacted so I will voice my concerns on social media. I feel that the fish choices are better at Leilani’s. In the past 3 visits no opah, monchong or OPAKAPAKA. I can have mahi mahi in California. I have the opportunity to eat more opah in the Bay Area at pacific catch than I do at kimos.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quiet luncheon for a family. Food was good but service was great!

A
Orange County
85 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We've dined at Kimo's many, many times over the 38 years that we've been visiting Maui, and make it a point to always dine there when staying on Maui. Kimo's offers a wonderfully casual and inviting atmosphere, with excellent food and service. The place is always crowded, so reservations are a must, and service in the lanai bar can be slow on a busy night. There are a few better restaurants on Maui, but for a casual dining experience at a reasonable (for Maui) price, Kimo's is pretty hard to beat. We wouldn't visit Maui without dining at Kimo's.

D
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Simply disappointing...Terrible food including overcooked and dry fish, lousy service with a server who was robotic and never made eye contact and a very worn down restaurant, it may be an institution but it’s dying.