Pacific'O

4.6
1498 reviews
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Sunset dining at its best! Pacific’O is located on Lahaina's most beautiful white sand beach with panoramic views of three neighboring islands. This was the chosen residence and "playground" for Hawaiian royalty; here ancient kings and queens feasted and made merry. Today, enjoy the same pleasures in Pacific'O's open air dining room or on the romantic beachside patio. Long recognized as a leader in local, organic dining; Pacific'O was the first to establish their very own island farm. Each day the table is set with just harvested macrobiotic vegetables and fruit; and local fishermen deliver fresh fish still dripping from the sea. Pacific'O is a local favorite since opening in 1993.
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JE
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our evening evening was great, but the flies were annoying. I know that is what happens when you eat outside but I think the restaurant could come up with a way to keep the flies at a minimum such as fans.

RT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always very fresh and the sunset view is beautiful!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Maui! The sunset view is absolutely stunning! And their poke is the best we’ve tried in Maui!

GF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great farm to table restaurant located right on the beach. Great service amazing views. Will be returning !!!

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

One of the best restaurants in Lahaina always a great experience and food and service is excellent.

C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Atmosfera splendida, tavoli praticamente sulla spiaggia, se ceni all’ora del tramonto la vista è splendida. Cibo buono, prezzi elevati, servizio eccellente.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great table right next to the ocean. Excellent service, food was 4.5.

IC
Montreal
16 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was really good, ambiance, food, service. We had a great time dining there.

J
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Went to Pacific O last year and it was one of the best restaurants we ate and we could not wait to come back this year. Very disappointing this year, but the setting is amazing. Food was just ok, and we were rushed through our service. Paying $400 for dinner (4 people) for which we were in and out in 70 minutes was terrible. Better off going to McDonald's. Filet was marginal, not very tender and the seafood risotto had a terrible aftertaste. Will not be back next year.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

We had to wait 20 minutes after our arrival even though tables were available (outdoor seating). Bartender and service was great. Once seated it took a long time for the server to show up and you could tell that she (and the others) were rushed. The appetizers were good but main course fish was very dry. When the server asked “if everything was delicious” and we said it could be better she said “sure” and rushed away. We have been to Pacific’O more than twenty times and we will probably not go again. There are much better options.

MK
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely hard working crew at Pacific’O. Everyone pitched in to take care of the customers. Awesome.

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

We went for our anniversary dinner and enjoyed every minute of it. Great food and excellent service.

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

The food was decent- nothing to write home about. Service was horrible. Had to ask for everything at the bar myself. Didn’t see our waitress for at least 30 minutes after the food came. It was only after I asked the water guy to get her. Ridiculous. Ambience was really nice though. A luau was going on next door so it was nice to listen to.

Wouldn’t recommend it to a friend unless they wanted to try another overrated restaurant with sub-par service. You don’t get what you pay for with this restaurant.

KA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is special. Great location, ambiance, food, and service. We enjoy sitting outside. The wait staff is personable and professional. Food is top notch. Freshest seafood, beautifully prepared and presented. We shared a beet salad, which was brought from the kitchen split on two plates for us, same arrangement and presentation as if they were each a whole salad-- I like that. Portions size is perfect, neither too big or too small. Lots of attention to detail. Quiet place where you can carry on a conversation. Unhurried yet attentive service. And one of the few places that hasn't deteriorated over the years.

P
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the Hapa Hapa tempura tuna/ono combo. Always a treat. The kona winds with opah was a swirling mix of flavors.

They've lost a step now that chef James doesn't do the cooking anymore but the recipes are still very unique.

It's always a fabulous view and the sounds of the luau nextdoor always make you smile.

Always a must visit when we come to Maui.

OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect... service, food, sunset, and the quiet surroundings. Very different and enjoyable from the mob of people in Lahaina on the other side of the Banyan Tree. A must try!

l
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the multi-course “tasting menu” which included wine pairings with every course as we watched the sun set over the ocean from our beach/side table. The meal was presented over the course of a couple hours. The food was amazing in variety, decent portion sizes (we left well satiated) and presentation. The only complaint was that the lamb chops, which we ordered “medium” was undercooked. The kitchen corrected quickly and they were delicious. I highly recommend this great dining experience!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sunday brunch - wish we would have went our first Sunday and not just our last!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh food and great service

EJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location by the beach. Wonderful food and service!!

OT
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

This place looked like it might have been great, but we were greeted by a not-so-friendly hostess, Christine. We came prepared to enjoy a great seaside dinner and evening with drinks, wine, meal... When we arrived, the hostess asked if we preferred indoor or outdoor seating. When my wife and I looked at each other trying to decide, she took two menus and proceeded to say, here, just pick your own seats. So we walked over to an empty table outside facing the water where a buss boy was just setting up. Christine, the dur-faced hostess, said sorry, but you can’t sit there because it was a table setting for four people. She offered us a two seater in a back corner, not very nice view. She somehow gaves us the impression she didn’t care much about satisfying our wishes. So we reluctantly moved back inside. We were not seated for two minutes, that another couple walked in, greeted by another host, a guy this time, and they got the exact table that had just been refused to us. At this point we were so upset, we just felt like walking out, but we had just ordered drinks. So we got the drinks, ordered an appetizer, then left and went to eat somewhere else where they appreciated our business. Christine, if you don’t like your job, go do something else.

f
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites when we are on the island. The food always wows us. The setting could not be more beautiful - right on the beach.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend this restaurant! Great food, great service, beautiful beach front dining!

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

Disappointing food for both myself and my husband. The table beside us didn’t care for theirs either. It’s a shame because the service and ambiance is great. For $200 for two people you should enjoy your meal.

JG
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The ono was cold and sent back twice...to no avail. The seafood risotto had no taste. The rack of lamb and seafood bisque were good. The
server could have cared less about the cold ono. The time between the starter and entrees was so long that the restaurant was almost empty
(our reservation was at 7:30). Considering how expensive this restaurant is, the food AND service should have been much better. We will NOT return.

MB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was fairly good - we remembered it better. The service was mediocre, for the price. Much better food and service to be had along Front St for the same price or less. Probably won’t return.

OT
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and location. Come every time on Maui.

D
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Restaurant was in an awesome spot. The wait staff was incredible. Super attentive and pleasant. Food was good but pricing was a bit high for the overall quality. Three stars overall. The view and wait staff were higher!

JA
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great table next to the beach/ocean and great team service. For selections for both my wife and I were fantastic (seafood risotto and coconut crusted ona). Price was higher than our normal dinner, but appropriate for the Maui area

AW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful. It’s a foodie restaurant with a cool vibe and creative staff. Highly recommend.

DR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious farm to table brunch while overlooking the ocean!

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here with my wife for our 2nd Anniversary and everything was spectacular.

The cocktails were well crafted; flavorful and balanced. We had fresh caught Ceviche and Kimchi Avocado Tacos as appetizers; they were so bright and refreshing, each a tiny symphony of spicy, salty and fatty with an explosion of acidity. The kimchis pickled spice was tamed but not muted by the smooth creaminess of fresh avocado- a burst of fresh squeezed lemon cutting under it all. The Ono Fish Ceviche was delicate, buttery before the jalapeno, fresh onion and citrus juices pleasantly cleanse the palate for the next bite.

The ribeye was tender enough to cut with just a fork. Cooked perfectly with a lovely smokiness and grilled crust. The potato mash was creamy, garlicky and decadent.

I could go on for his about the food- everything was top notch.

You are on the beach, and if you're there at the right time of day you cannot beat good for freaked against a Hawaiian Sunset. The service was excellent. The atmosphere was romantic yet casual.

I cannot recommend Pacific'o enough.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food. Awesome service.

B
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Don’t like the plastic chairs

HB
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, fresh from their farms. Can be a little noisy next door

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the best experience here. Our sever, Chad, was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The food was fresh and delicious. I can’t wait to go back the next time I’m in Maui

OT
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The special drink of the day was watery. The risotto was mediocre but the seafood in the risotto was excellent.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Sat right on the beach during sunset. Food was delicious! Highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was amazing and the view was gorgeous! I can’t wait to go back.

DT
New England
47 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Our meal was good, although aggressively seasoned. Service was good, although overly attentive to the point of being obtrusive (filling our water glasses after every sip, etc.). Cocktails were unimpressive and could use some craft attention to make them special to match the local farm theme.

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