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Kono's on the Green

3.8
151 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

Kono’s on the Green at the Maui Nui Golf Course in Kihei boasts panoramic sunset views spanning from Kahoolawe to Lanai to the West Maui Mountains providing a stunning, and romantic back drop for a memorable fine dining experience. A reasonably priced menu with clear emphasis on local, sustainable, seasonal ingredients make this restaurant a frequent stop for visitors and locals alike. An outdoor seating area with breathtaking ocean views offers the perfect spot to watch the Maui sun slowly disappear into the ocean. Enjoy live music at Kono’s Tuesday-Sunday evenings.

Don't miss Maui’s best happy hour with ½ off select appetizers and discounted specialty drinks and beer, daily from 2:30-6:00.

Specialized in providing customized service for large groups, weddings, receptions, special occasions, and corporate events.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Asian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday to Friday, 9:00am-2:30pm
Saturday and Sunday 8:00am-2:30pm
Lunch: Daily 10:30am-2:30pm
Dinner: Daily 5:00pm-9:00pm

Happy Hour: Daily 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Late Night Happy Hour Fridays: 8:30pm-10:30pm
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Phone number
(808) 633-4220
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kono Akao
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lipoa
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Parking details
Ample private parking away from outside traffic.
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Entertainment
Friday 5:30-8:30
Sierra and Sal
Sierra and Sal are a synergistic duo who soulfully perform a diverse selection of originals, covers, and Jazz standards.

Friday 8:30-12:00
Maui's hottest DJs playing your favorite Top 40, Hip Hop, Reggae, Rock and Pop hits.

Thursday 5:30-8:30/ Wednesday 5:30-7:30
Jim Spector
International guitarist Jim Spector has dazzled audiences worldwide for decades. Concert highlights include a performance for the Queen of England, appearances at Orchestra Hall Chicago and The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

Tuesday 5:30-7:30/ Saturday 5:30-7:30
Neto
Neto Peraza plays Latin Slack Key Guitar music at Kono’s every Tuesday and Saturday.

Sunday 5:00pm-8:00pm
Island Soul
Island Soul Dance Party on the lanai. Island soul plays your favorite old school, new school, Rock, Funk, and Blues while you enjoy our panoramic Maui sunset views.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.9
service
3.7
ambience
3.5
value
Noise · Moderate
73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on October 26, 2017

We were not sure what to expect after reading negative reviews, but we were satisfied with the service, the price and very happy with the food. I had the prawns, wifey had the scallops.

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1.0Dined on October 22, 2017

My husband and I dined several times at Kono’s each year during our Maui vacation, including last year, and always looked forward to the experience of tropical outdoor dining, soft breezes, good service and nice atmosphere.

What a big disappointment two days ago.

Although we had a reservation when we arrived and asked to sit outside we were told the outside seating was first come, first serve (as three women sailed right past us at the hostess station and grabbed three seats). The outside seating has converted to “community seating” which means the tables seat six to eight with strangers sitting with strangers. Sunday night a full band plays outside so there is a $5.00 per person cover charge to have dinner outside where the band is set up. All this we learned from the woman whose job it is to be a hostess, however seemed to lack the enthusiasm or friendliness to be a hostess.

Not wanting to “table share” we found a table inside (seating ourselves) and ordered
beverages. Then the outside band started with ear splitting volume drowning out all conversation inside and outside. We finished our beverage, asked for the check, and left not staying for dinner.

We were profoundly disappointed
in the overall look, no longer table cloths, and nothing of the previous traditional Hawaiian look in the decor or staff dress.

Kono’s, always a Maui favorite, is off our dining list.

Helen’s M

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3.0Dined on September 17, 2017

When we walked into Kono's the atmosphere is nice and inviting but it took forever to get someone to notice and seat us at a table. We wanted to sit outside on the patio but there was very loud music outside (DJ I think) with a few people dancing and it seemed quite awkward. We were the only ones at table inside with a few people at the bar. The waitress was great and the food was good but the overall scene would make me stay away and not return. It wasn't cheap for the seemingly "club" atmosphere that was going on outside when we arrived.

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2017

Our welcome as we entered was very friendly and inviting. Our server Airen was fantastic - she was knowledgeable, ATTENTIVE AND PROMPT. the PLACE HAD A GREAT ATMOSPHERE AND A LOCAL HIDEOUT SO IT WAS FUN TO BE THERE WITH THEIR LIVE BAND AND DANCING TO BOOT!

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2017

We had 4 people In our party and arrived for happy hour. Had great drinks and appetizers. Stayed for dinner and the dinners were amazing. Beautifully presented and tasted even better than they looked. Enjoyed the live music by Jim Spector. Worth the drive from Lahaina.

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2.0Dined on August 27, 2017

This seems like a place for locals. We were seated then forgotten. I had to go to the manager twice before we were waited on. However, they did comp our drinks and the food was good, once we gave our orders.

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1.0Dined on August 20, 2017

I made reservations for Sunday Brunch August 20th for 5 people at 10:00 am on OpenTable and when we showed up at 10:00 am the hostess said they are closed for a private function. They never called or emailed me.
They were also totally unaware of our reservation on OpenTable.

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1.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Shocking! When we walked in, there was a bad smell. several employees were milling about but no one came over to speak with us. Finally we walked over to one of the employees and asked to be seated. They rudely said they couldn't seat because they were preparing for a special engagement. They said we could sit at the bar, if we wanted. When we made the reservation no one told us about this. We'll never go hear again.

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1.0Dined on July 7, 2017

We were told there was no soup of the day because it "went sour". The waitress couldn't find her paper on which the fish of the day was written, had to go write it down and come read it to us. Two of our party ordered short ribs. Waitress comes back to tell us the short ribs aren't being served because "they're too tough". I changed mine to prawns. They came out very tough and bitter. The mango martini cocktail was sour and bitter.
This place sure fooled us tourists! Learn from our mistake and take a pass.

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2.0Dined on June 18, 2017

I guess my expectations were set high.. I thought it'd be alittle nice scenic view and somewhat quieter..
my daughter said her plate was dirty but it was actually just stained.. I found a dead fly on my water glass...
However the food came at a decent time and was okay, but the steamed clams were delicious!! I honestly don't know if I'd return

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3.0Dined on June 15, 2017

The sunset view was very nice. The menu offered many good options but the food was mediocre. The furnishings (overstuffed chairs in lounge area) definitely need updating. A classical guitarist provided nice background music. If you are seeking to escape the crowds on S. Kihei Rd. this is a good option but don't expect a gourmet meal.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2017

My pork chop was excellent, the service was really good, but there were drunk very loud people milling about near our table and throughout the restaurant, which made the ambiance not nice.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2017

Three of us had fantastic meals....fish, prawns, scallops at very decent prices for Maui. Setting is spacious and quiet with great view. Live guitar with Jim Spector was very high quality. This place is our new favorite restaurant in Kihei.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2017

Everything we ordered was excellent starting with their baked fresh daily bread. Appetizers, the clams were so good especialky when we dip the bread in its broth. The tuna tartar was so fresh and silky. Steak, seafood, lamb, salads -excellent selections on the menu. The price was also ver reasonable!

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2017

We went to the Sunday evening venue for the live music. HAD A GREAT TIME. A lot of local people were there and we meet some great people. The service was very good once you get a table----but be aware----a reservation for diner is inside the resturant-----if you want to sit outside you must get there early to get a table outside--no reservation for these tables. I was a little upset about this-------We got lucky and was able to share a table outside with a wonderful couple. My wife and I had a great time and know where we will be on Sunday nights any time we are in Maui. Mahalo for a great evening--We really felt the Aloha.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2017

Great Kaui'i Prawns:)) Great Scallop appetizer:)) Excellent Filet!! Good Service:))
Lunch would be great views, but busier because of Golf Crowd. Some nights have Live Music.

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2.0Dined on April 3, 2017

I knew that there was a concern when we arrived and the restaurant was nearly empty. We ordered wine and there was a delay in the service...no idea why as there was really nobody there. Two of us ordered HOT chowder which arrived just warm. Two of us ordered short ribs which was probably the worst meal that I have had in years...it was not edible and I asked the server to remove it. My companion, who also ordered short ribs, remained silent but was not happy with what was served. My wife's meal was to be served with risotto but it was only rice.

What a shame.

All in all the meal was a disaster and we could not leave fast enough....never to return.

I must say that our server was excellent...she did a great job.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Very disappointing. We had hoped for a fine dining experience, because that is what is advertised. Unfortunately it's not. The view is amazing, but that is where it ends.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2017

Sitting outside was beautiful. Lovely views. I would highly recommend outside seating over inside.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2017

Again, Kono's surpassed my expectations with a great meal for an excellent price. The staff are very friendly also.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2017

The brunch was excellent and less than $20 for two.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2017

Great prices and value. The food was surprising good and they did not skimp on the amount.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Fish and chips were very good. Made fresh and properly cooked. Atmosphere was dominated by after game golfers. Overall the place is pretty worn and in need of sprucing up. Would not class as elegant as they claim. Will not return.

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2017

A number of different people told us to go to Kono's -- wonderful food. The room itself was dead ugly with no ambiance at all. The food was OK, but certainly nothing the write home about. We would not recommend.

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2017

This was our 2nd visit after poor service on our first visit. Unfortunately service was very poor again! Cocktails took 30 minutes, water glasses constantly empty and over an hour for pizza's. food is excellent so maybe takeout is a future option.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Excellent value for the money. Our waitress was fantastic (Erin).

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2017

Excellent view enjoyed happy hour & sunset. The caprese salad and tenderloin were amazing. Unfortunately our server was lacking took over 30 minutes for salad. The view and food were excellent, so we will give them another try.

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2.0Dined on January 20, 2017

Kono's is a clubhouse on a golf course, nothing more and nothing less. At lunchtime, it was practically empty, with zero atmosphere. Food perfectly edible, but nothing special. Service attentive, so there's that. And the quiet is appealing if what you're really looking for is a place to talk.

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2017

Good food even at happy hour. Nice place to watch the Maui sunsets from their outdoor seating.

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2.0Dined on January 10, 2017

The appetizers, goat cheese and Caesar salad were excellent. The main course was very disappointing. The steak was below average and the presentation was bland...reminded one of hospital food. The service, which was in the past excellent, was aloof and very disappointing. In spite of the beautiful view I do not see visiting this establishment again.

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3.0Dined on January 7, 2017

ゴルフコースの一角にあるレストラン。カジュアルさと高級感さを併せ持つ落ち着いた雰囲気は、静かに会話を交わしながら食事を楽しみたい我々には最適だった。料理はどれも美味しく、分量は平均的な日本人向けで程よい。給仕は私語をかわしてばかりでなかなかこちらに気づかないばかりか、注文を間違って持ってきたので、サービス面で改善の余地がある。ライブ演奏があるとのことだったが、1時間ほどカラオケに合わせてギターを弾いている人が1人いるだけだった。

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3.0Dined on December 30, 2016

Slow service but good food and very nice views

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2.0Dined on December 28, 2016

Oh, goodness. I had remembered this restaurant as being nicer a few years ago. I made reservations for my husband's 60th birthday. It was hard for my mother in law to get down the stairs to the entrance. The windows need to be cleaned to see the nice view of the ocean. Food was not very good...pretty dry and not presented well. Pretty noisy place, with several large parties seated near us. Unfortunately, I can't recommend Kono's.

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2.0Dined on December 25, 2016

Christmas Eve. We really thought this was a fancy restaurant, but was very disappointed. We felt we were in a time wrap from 1950 and the food was tasteless. We sat in middle of restaurant with a spot light on us. No ambiance at all

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2016

Has been good for a long time but slipped up this evening.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2016

Server was great. Wait time for food was super long (seemed under staffed) but they proactively discounted our ticket so made up for the wait.

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1.0Dined on December 24, 2016

Hate to give a low rating but everything was awful... server came to our table 4 times in 2 hours.... couldn't even find her to find out where our food was 1 hour after we ordered. It took 15 minutes to track down our bill so we could leave

The food....mine was inedible - ate kids pizza instead

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2016

Good service, great food. Not busy on a week night. Made reservations online. Enjoyed!

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1.0Dined on October 15, 2016

We booked a table. After we arrived, we saw, that there's a wedding Party. So we had to leave again. So we were very dissatisfied, that we could book it this evening, even if it was closed -_-

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3.0Dined on October 1, 2016

Don't order the linguini and clams - too gritty. Steak was chewy. The first night the ceasar salad was great but the following night not very good and the presentation was horrible. The Chicken alfredo was good not great. This place is good for sharing since the portions are large.

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