Maui Brewing Company - Waikiki

4.3
584 Reviews
$30 and under
Hawaii Regional Cuisine

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Enjoy craft beers brewed locally on Maui, handcrafted cocktails, and locally sourced high-quality food made from scratch. Our restaurant features the island's largest bar, local music. Have a refreshing craft beverage, or enjoy dinner with friends.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 584 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was fast with a great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant would not accommodate us even though we had a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the live music! We also had the mojito and beer flight that were delicious!

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ErhanG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

We went there at 5 pm and had a pizza and fish tacos. Both dishes were below average; quite bland. The coconut beer was good. Service was fine, too.

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david
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Their website does tell you where to park. I called their phone number for about half an hour, and no one picked up. You cant leave a message because their mailbox is full.

When i got there, i sat down at the table, maybe i shouldve looked down, but i feel like the chair shouldnt have coke or tea, or whatever brown beverage was on it. the table wasnt wiped down. we used hand wipes and left a tower of wipes for the waiters to see, so they could acknowledge they didnt clean the table.

Because of covid, you order your own food. the food was fine.

the fish tacos have no flavor. we asked for any and all sauces so we could add it on. the fish and chips were good. the chicken wings were good. the calamari was good

No real complaints on the food. Just no way to contact them about parking, and apparently dont clean the chair and table before sitting the next customers.

the Hawaii Kai location is WAYYYYYY better. that one, i would give 5 out of 5 stars.
the waikiki one, gets 2 out of 5 stars.

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Toothtech
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service was slow and disorganized. Hostess was rude. They overcharged and we had to get a refund. Food was so so and overpriced

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Food was great but service was not. The only person who was friendly to us was the host down stairs. Everyone else was not in a good mood at all

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TonyB
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Wow, bad night in the kitchen? I’ve eaten here probably six times in the past few years and this was hands down the worst meal I’ve had. Three were four of us and we all thought the food was subpar. As a previous food services industry business owner I completely understand restaurants are going some pretty tough times staffing, but the food was not good. Two of us ordered fish tacos and were extremely disappointed - the fish was dry, the tortillas were stale and the cabbage was flavorless. If not for the live music and decent drinks this place would have been an epic fail. We won’t return for food, but maybe a drink once in a [great] while.

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GeorgeG
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Service as good, distancing was maintained. Food very good but pretty expensive. Would go back, but not on a regular basis due to cost.

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vipAaronC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall the experience is quite good, and food and drinks are very good. Reservations and ordering can be complicated.

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vipAfterkids
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed the beer and the outstanding service. Great choice for a bite to eat in Waikiki.

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vipDenver1964
Las Vegas
63 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Visited Maui Brewing Co in Waikiki for a dinner and drinks, using Open Table to reserve a table. This location is located right in Waikiki, so can be a challenge to find a table at peak times. 

Possibly due to COVID this location is not a full service restaurant, with ordering food and drinks through a line at the bar and then finding a table, which a server brings over you food.  This was very chaotic, with  short staffing and very little service after the food was delivered.

The food actually was very good, which we had a variety of appetizers and entrees, with all dishes being brought at the same time.  The calamari appetizer was excellent, light crisp coating and fried to perfection, the outstanding entrée of our 4 was the fish tacos (4) with thick cuts of fish, and slaw and salsa as condiments.

Overall, with the number of options in this area and pricing for service and food, I would suggest a different venue for dinner, especially if you have family and looking for something a bit less like a bar scene.

Hints for you visit: Use Open Table for peak time. Look for a table on the balcony for 2nd story people watching and Waikiki scene.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good brews, good vibes!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was our anniversary and very nice! We thought we’d hear some live music but they may have stopped earlier that day. Staff was very friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a fun place to go. Make a reservation. They have it set up to where you order at the counter, and then you go find a seat somewhere. The system works and really friendly staff. We went when there was life music which was really cool. The outdoor seating is amazing. I love all of their souvenirs and T-shirts. Being from Colorado I have experienced many breweries, and this is by far one of my favorites. Great chill vibe! Thanks for everything! Definitely will be back! The pineapple wheat beer is amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice service, good food. We enjoyed it there

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great and chill vibe. If you’re looking for good bar food at a decent price, this is the place to go!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food is not good. They force you to get into a large line to order food from the bar. Not very covid friendly? Food and drinks show up randomly in no particular order. 3 of 5 meals was incorrect.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was horrible!

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DiannaS
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food1service3ambience4

Was extremely disappointed with the food. Nothing like the food served at their other locations. You’re better off going to MBC in Maui.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I joined the waitlist through the app. There is no way of knowing how long the wait is although you are given the actual number of people ahead of you. Once you get your number, there are no updates. You get a text when they are ready for you. You can text back 1 for yes, 2 for cancel. It’s a neat system but would be great if the numbers could be updated. Upstairs is a huge seating area and balcony. You order at the bar, get a table number and sit wherever you’d like. Payment is done by scanning the barcode on the receipt. Food was served pretty quickly. There were many options to choose from.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific rooftop location. Food quality and beverage selection were both very good

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very loud with a much more limited menu than from previous visits.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not worth the time nor the money. This place is a tourist trap. The worst mai tai on the island. The nachos are probably better at Taco Bell.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great live music, good food and great beer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a good location and the staff were nice. They have plenty of seating! The music was very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great music

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and beer

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LiddieZ
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A local favorite, great customer service

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome beer and great food

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

They forgot a lot of our food orders and drinks, it was difficult to find someone who would help us out and figure out why it was taking an hour for some of our food to show up. They ended up comping the food and drinks which was nice, but the experience itself was super frustrating.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great environment. Good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time! The staff was amazing and so friendly! There was live music when we went and it made the perfect rainy night in Waikiki. We will definitely eat visiting again!

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LisaD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Huge outdoor area! Great beer!

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vipWeloveHawaii
Hawaii
33 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

First I want to say that we love this place BUT after adding our name on the waitlist for a table we waited about 15 minutes which was just fine BUT no one explained how the ordering process worked? So a went upstairs and stood in the door with other confused diners for about 5 minutes, finally my husband stopped a server to asked how we get seated and she said you have to order first, grab a number find an empty table . We ordered 2 beers and a pizza, after finding a seat we sat and waited for about 15 minutes which was great given how busy they were however the pizza was cold and no one ever checked on us we tried to flag down a server to assist us in our problem, no luck so we ate drank our 2 beers and left , we understand the COVID era but an explanation would have been nice, for new diners, pre COVID you got seated and very nice server came over introduce themselves and you ordered nothing like today!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was good food and I had good company.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Just frustrated with Covid mitigation

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I live right next to Maui Brew, which is the only reason I frequent there, however I don’t think I can do it anymore.

The staff is friendly, however the way they have their current service system set up, is really inconvenient. There’s no wait staff, only expediters. You order your food at the bar and someone brings it to you. Sometimes it takes 15-45 min to get your food. The food is not good. It’s bar food at best and of course overpriced because it’s Waikiki.

If you want to order another drink, you have to order yourself at the bar. And if you want a napkin, or silverware... good luck flagging down an expediter. Those guys are super stressed and busy. Unfortunate too, because often they forget napkins, silverware or extra plates when they drop your food off. The ambiance is nice though! Tip, sit at the bar! You can order your food straight from bartender and keep your drinks coming. The bartenders are always super nice and fun to talk to!

FAQs

Maui Brewing Company - Waikiki offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 843-2739.

Maui Brewing Company - Waikiki is rated 4.3 stars by 584 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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