Lineage Maui

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647 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Hawaiian
We are pleased to welcome you back! Lineage is open 7 days a week offering our new menu for Dine-In and Take-Out. Come Eat, Drink, Talk Story! See you soon

DO YOU TAKE RESERVATIONS? Reservations are available via OpenTable If it shows no availability or you ever have difficultly making a reservation on line please feel free to call the restaurant. We are happy to assist. (808) 879-8800. Mahalo. We welcome walk-ins and will seat your party as tables become available, while you wait you may wish to shop and or to grab a drink next door in The Shops at Wailea.
The food at Lineage comes from a place in the past – a place where everyone gathered around and shared together the food that was laid out in front of them – food that is from the heart and filled with memories. Dishes will pay homage to those who inspire us, and will celebrate our familial roots (or Lineage), as well as the vast bounty of the islands.
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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new menu for our family. I’m vegan and husband is not. So there was plenty to share and he has been very impressed by his protein dishes! Our families favorite spot!

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ThereseK
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Lineage for our anniversary. The safety protocols made us feel safe. The craft cocktails were great, best we tried were the Mai'a Tai and Makule Kiawe. We shared everything family-style as recommended by the chef, which we really enjoyed. Ahi Poke & One-Ton Salad was super fresh with perfectly prepared high quality fresh ahi. For entrees, we had the honey garlic shrimp & snow and an oxtail dumpling soup. Both were great. The oxtail dumpling soup in particular was absolutely amazing. The silkiest dumplings I've ever had filled with the deeply developed flavors of braised oxtail in a very yummy broth. Finished it all off with the lilikoi chocolate trifle, also yummy.

Lineage Maui
Responded 5 days ago

Mahalo ThereseK! We are so grateful you celebrated your anniversary with us. We appreciate you taking the time to send a review as well. Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again soon. Mahalo, Melanie

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Joseph, was very friendly! Loved the atmosphere and the food was delicious! Highly recommend this place!

Lineage Maui
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so very much! We truly appreciate your support and your kind words. We will definitely let Joseph know you appreciated his service. Mahalo! Melanie

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely incredible! Our drinks were amazing, our food absolutely delicious, and our service was impeccable!

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Steve
Seattle
57 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was just okay. Appetizer and salad were tasty but entrees just so-so. Way over priced for the ambience, quality of food, and overall presentation. With a bottle of wine this got close to Mama's Fish House in price and is nowhere near the quality.

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vipSdutch
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great dinner but screaming children at the table next to us made the first half of the experience tough. We stayed for amazing food and it was worth it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We had high hopes for Lineage given that we love Tin Roof as a lunch spot. We were sorely disappointed. The menu was over priced and the servers push beer, wine and cocktails way too much. The Smoke Meat app was excellent. However I got the Huli Huli Chicken which was over cooked to where the chicken breast was dry. My husband got the pork dish which was good; however the guys seated next to us also got the pork dish and theirs looked a bit different. So there is a consistency issue with the dishes. The seating was interesting. We were seated where the sun was blasting one person in the eyes. They needed to wait 20 minutes before seating anyone there. We were moved to a spot where two tables were very close together. They sat two people in the spot next to us...one of the guys talked as loud as he could, so we couldn’t hear each other. :/

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb! Thank you, Christian!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our favorite dinner in Maui - thoroughly enjoyed!

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DK5ver
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lineage was highly recommended to us by friends who eat here every time they visit the area. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, and the service was beyond excellent! The food is unique and delicious. Best mai-tai ever! I’d say the only 4 star parts were because of the noise level, and tight space. Our table was very close to another’s and felt little privacy. I’d probably prefer to eat at the bar or outside next time, but will definitely return.

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vipVBC121
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s not inexpensive but it is delicious and it’s crazy different from anything and anywhere else in Maui. Legit onolicious crazy fun food

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vipGJLEE
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Increadable food with excellent service .. a must try Resturant when in Maui.

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vipFoodie321
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The whole fresh fried fish for the evening was a piece of Mahi Mahi for $60.

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vipPaulaV
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This little gem was amazing!! Don’t know why we had not been here before but we will be back. The flavors on everything were incredible. Our waiter helped us and explained everything

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ABQchica
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Good food in giant portions, but certainly not exceptional. Somewhat of a tourist trap. Many better restaurants in south Maui.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was top notch. A place you do not want to miss.

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vipAwesomeEatsOnly
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! April at the bar is great - cocktail program is fun and great presentations. Got to see Chef Mijin settling in - always AMAZING food from her! Crispy whole fish was a table favorite; and everyone loved the small plates to share. Best for groups so you can try a little of everything. Can't wait to go back.

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vipRedkate
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our last day in Maui so we decided to treat ourselves with a fine dining experience before our red eye. Having eaten at Star Noodle, we were anxious to try Chef Sheldon’s newest restaurant.

The staff are great! They were friendly and welcoming and made us feel very comfortable.

My cocktail, Slowing Down the Sun, was beautiful, delicious and potent. Oysters on the half shell tasted fresh and the mignonette was delicious. I had a seafood pasta dish that was delicious while my husband had a cauliflower curry that was very flavourful and tasty as well. The meal was accompanied by some green tea that paired well with all dishes.

Hopefully we can visit again on our next trip to Maui.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Awesome dining experience.

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Kris
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want outstanding service, this is the place to go. Impeccable service! I can’t stress that enough. If there was another star, I’d add it. Our server was so attentive and the staff as a whole did an amazing job to make us fee welcome. The food was tasty- we went for the valentines special. What I liked even more was that though we were too full for dessert, they still gave us a small snack and maybe that’s because it was Valentine’s Day- I’m not sure. Either way, the food was delicious and though a bit pricey, it was worth it.

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JuneC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service beyond compare. The only issue that I had was at the bottom of my itemized receipt, it recommended tipping certain percentages- on our $193 bill, 20% should have been $37. On the bottom of the receipt you sign, it recommended 20% at $57. The total of the bill was $193, so I’m not sure how one receipt recommended almost $20 more than the other. I initially left a $57 tip and then got to thinking about the tip being high and realized the 2 different recommendations. Very sneaky...

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BobW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Very knowledgeable and attentive staff. Two guests in our party had food allergies that were taken very seriously by the staff and had many options available for much of their menu. Great place.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our family had a great time, Joseph was our server and he was so helpful and friendly. I especially loved the Mai'a Tai!! It's the best Mai Tai I've ever had.

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vipMichaelR
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Very impressive menu and eclectic tastes.

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vipArthurG
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Incredible oysters, and the crispy whole fish was delicious. The taro kanpachi just okay. But we really enjoyed dining here.

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vipNinerDiner
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really interesting and authentic Hawaiian food with a modern twist. Everything was a hit, especially the Smoked Meats.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible!! A must go in Maui. Go with friends so you can share things!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Ask for JAMES as your server - he’s also their wine sommelier. Very knowledgeable and passionate.

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vipIraw
New York Area
155 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our first time here. Food outstanding. We ordered an appetizer and as we were eating it our main course was served. I had to ask them to take it back and wait until we were finished with our appetizer. I was a bit surprised and felt rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Great vibe, great flavors but expensive food was extremely fatty with a lot of sugar glaze

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Jimbo
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bartender was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious

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Kate
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food lacked wow factor given the celebrity chef. Poi balls with liver pate was awful. Fresh catch of the day clean and fresh but lacked pizazz. Service is excellent

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vipJimH
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked this on a whim and what a surprise. The food was fantastic and portions were just right. The service and etiquette of the entire staff was absolutely wonderful.
I definitely will return on my next trip to Maui.

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vipLisa
Cleveland
83 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place so much we had to return the following week. We ordered the same meal to scale consistency, but with different drinks. The smoke meat is a generous portion of smoked goodness - eat everything even the veggies you may not ordinarily like are infused with a yummy smoked goodness. The Maui beef, a glorious local steak is unlike typical meat - it’s pure. The cows are raised in Hawaii how much better environment could you ask for. The preparation is such whereby the perfect composed bite is achieved with a little bit of everything. Black garlic is heaven, it’s very mild but has a wonderful flavor which makes one want to ask for an extra helping in a bowl with a spoon. The cocktails are super inventive and the presentation is spectacular, each different. So happy this restaurant is going strong in its second year.

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BobB
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent, went over the menu and explained it all in great detail

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vipcyberderm
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A marvelous order of light as air chicharrones with pepper water to sip and dip. Whole steamed snapper was delicate and perfects and a joy to consume as were the sides of garlic rice, made extra garlicky for us. The smoked pork was rich and tasty and perfect. Going back Friday.

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SharonD
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was delicious and memorable. The oysters might have been the best I’ve ever eaten. Fish of the day and clams were outstanding with different and delicious broths. We enjoyed the casual but somehow elegant atmosphere in Wailea. Big emphasis on local ingredients—everything was fresh. The wait staff was exceptional—very friendly and attentive. My husband loved the complimentary hot tea with dinner after we’d each had a cocktail. We will be back with each visit to South Maui!

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Austin
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy for Sheldon
He is a great guy and the restaurant is awesome. Had great service from industry professional guy who had been there since beginning
Hope you kill it for years to come
Quinn and Nicole

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ValareeLynnG
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the environment. The hostesses waiters and waitresses were all very personable and friendly. Chef Sheldon’s menu is fantastic very elegant yet still maintaining the cultural integrity of the food. Absolutely exquisite. Definitely will be back.

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Lineage Maui offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 879-8800.

Lineage Maui is rated 4.5 stars by 647 OpenTable diners.

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