Papa'aina

4.7
134 Reviews
$30 and under
Breakfast
Join us for BRUNCH DAILY at Papa'aina at the Pioneer Inn, formerly known as the Pioneer Inn Grill and Bar. Chef Lee Anne Wong, of Top Chef fame and known for her hit brunch restaurant Koko Head Cafe on Oahu, is bringing the brunch game back to Lahaina at this historic location! Open daily from 8am-2pm, dine on the freshest that Maui has to offer as Chef Wong and her team showcase a seasonally creative farm-to-table brunch menu, including signature dishes such as the Breakfast Ramen, Crispy French Toast, and Macadamia Nut Pancakes. Open air dining, stunning ocean views, right in the heart of Old Lahaina next to the Banyan Tree and Lahaina Harbor. Come dine at Lahaina's newest brunch paradise!

Update 5/27/2021: We are open for brunch daily in our historic courtyard & bar room during harbor construction. Our county is making much needed improvements to Lahaina Harbor. We thank you for your understanding and support as our surrounding landscape is undergoing exciting new changes.



Experiences

  • Suntory East Meets West Dinner

    $225.00 per personPrepaid

    Jun 14, 2021 only

    Join us Monday June 14th at 5pm in the PAPA'AINA COURTYARD for a special dinner featuring House of Suntory & Chef Lee Anne Wong Toki Highball - Tsukune - Maui Okonomiyaki, Ahi, Bacon - Smoked Pickled Daikon, Miso Cream Cheese Haku Vodka, Tomato Water, Celery Ice, Szechuan Peppercorn -Kauai Shrimp Salad, Heirloom Tomato, Yuzu, Horseradish, Chile Roku Gin, Cucumber, Coriander-Lime, Lilikoi -Kanpachi, Radish, Hibiscus Dashi, Herb Salad, Puffed Rice Toki Whiskey, Amaro, Surinam Cherry, Mint, Ginger Beer -Lopes Farm Beef Agnolotti, Haleakela Goat Cheese, Roasted Local Mushrooms, Kula Onion Legent Whiskey - Mac Nut-Brown Butter Whiskey Cake, Kula Strawberries, Whiskey Caramel, Vanilla Creme - Kuia Chocolate-Legent Ganache, Local Citrus

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
What 134 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent pork belly ramen. Cornflake french toast & millionaires bacon

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FOODSTER
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, very unique choices all very delicious. You can tell everything is freshly made !

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Unique menu and incredible food. Only complaint is they won’t change anything on the menu for you- have to order as is. Service was also very slow. Great for a lazy morning breakfast in a cool location. Would come again 👍

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating area was awesome and food was great! Kid friendly!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BRUNCH SPOT!!

AP
AndrewP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I ate here for breakfast two days in a row. Both times the food was outstanding. Coffee was very good as well as the Bloody Mary’s. We’ll eat here again if we return to Maui.

AE
AlexE
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious birthday breakfast! They sat us outside under the gazebo where we could see the water. Had a delicious French toast for me and my husband loved his pork and eggs dish.

KC
KahalaC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prior to Covid, I was a regular patron of the restaurant. Although we did not eat there daily, we ate there enough to talk to the caged bird by name. Then Covid happened. All things life, changed.

This past weekend, my family came from far away to congratulate us on our graduation, and asked me for a recommendation to a decent place to celebrate. Immediately, I made our reservations here and the family loved it! They were so thankful for the selection and have dubbed this our new family gathering place to eat.

The service is always outstanding here, the food is always awesome, and the ambiance is impeccable. Mahalo nui loa no ko ʻoukou haleʻaina.

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vipOpenTableDiner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered, which was half the menu, was delicious. Smash burger, pancakes, ramen, poke bowl, French toast, watermelon salad and eggs Benedict. Best meal we had all trip. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. Even the iced tea was great.

MB
MarkB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Exceptional service and delicious food.

M
vipMauigirl
Hawaii
36 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is very good and I love the ambiance! My favorite brunch location on the island!

SC
SharnelC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We arrived and were seated quickly at our appointment time. The waiter greated us and took our beverage and appetizer orders. He did not share the specials or the soup etc. The back waiter brought us 7 water glasses and two bottles of water. We had to pour the water ourseleves. Once we poured it, the bottles were empty and we asked the waiter to please bring more water, they did not bring us more water until after the dinner was completed. We placed our dinner order and waited for about 45 mnutes for it to arrive. There was one other larger group in the resturaunt sitting pretty far from us but they were very loud and the acoustics in the resturant were terible, the sound was bouncing all over. We had to yell at our take to talk to each other over the sound. The other group wasnt necessisarily doing anything wrong, they were simply having a good time. I think it was just the acoustics of the resturant itself. I cant imagine how loud it gets in there if there restaurant was actually full of people. Our dinners came out incorrect/missing items and I asked the waiter to address the mistakes and to bring out the other items, he seemed irritated. He did not offer an apology... they brought out the missing items and then we asked for refils on our drinks, as every cup on the table was empty and we still did not have more water. He was really upset at this point. Seemed strange. When he brought the dinner bill there were extra rounds of drinks charged to the tab that were more than we ordered and received, which was dissapointing. I tried to let him know, but he really wasnt trying to help us anymore. There was no manager present to talk to, and him and hostess walked away together while we were leaving. There was no greeting as we left. Overall the experience was not good. We would not return.

SB
vipSavanahB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food we had in Hawaii!!

JL
JayaL
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, food was delicious and service was prompt and friendly. Mac nut pancakes were the star of the table.

CH
CHFoodie
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Really loved the French toast and egg sandwich! The courtyard seating was pretty and calm feeling.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Such a quant place. We sat in the courtyard and it was beautiful. Live music entertainment was a one man band with his guitar. He was ok. Service was amazing. Food was good too.

MA
MAXAMYBEERS8INFINITY4EVA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jen and Kazu were the best waiters/waitresses and ambiance was healing in every way! Food was actually the best in Lahaina! We live right down the road so we know if things are truest good or not and this place is well worth a wait or a reservation! We stayed over night which made it even more romantic 💚 will definitely be coming back rain or shine our new favorite place Mahalo&aloha 🤙🏽🥰

JS
JaniceS
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Thanks to the hostess who seated us early since 2 in our party were not yet there. The waitress was very helpful in answering all of our questions and accommodating to our diverse group (2 from California, 1 from Maui, 1 from Big Island and 2 from Oahu). All the food was very good and the selection very varied.

SY
SoochYama
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Papa'aina! Always a treat to see what Chef LeeAnn Wong will come up with. The french toast everyone was raving about was indeed satisfying. Everything was on par and just delightful! Of course I will be coming back. I think my favorite are the coursed meals. Brunch, dinner, it's all so yummy! Thank you for such a great taste experience.

JK
JosephK
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was excellent only issue out of their control was the crane working on the harbor on the day we dined here.
Normally noise level would probably not be an issue at all.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for breakfast!

FE
FoodEater
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An oasis in busy Lahaina. Creative menu. Excellent service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool spot

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly hostess and wait staff! Food was amazing!

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jojo
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our traditional and fish (Ono) Egg Benedict.

RH
RonaldH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had breakfast on Sunday morning brunch. We enjoyed the Mac nut pancakes, French toast, breakfast eggs, coffee and orange juice. The food was delicious. The server was very friendly and took care of any of our needs. We ate outside next to the gazebo. Beautiful Sunday morning. We are so glad we chose good to eat here and would recommend it to anyone else.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful breakfast in the outdoor courtyard. I had the Mac Nut pancakes and my husband is still talking about the Ono Benedict which has smashed potatoes done to absolutely crispy perfection- I should know since I robbed them off his plate! The Serving was huge and the hollandaise was thick and tangy. Our server was delightful, welcoming and attentive. A definite must stop in Lahaina!

PO
vipPichetO
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best breakfast in Lahaina! Ask for garden table for extra tranquility and social distancing

GN
GayleN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Beautiful terrace and delicious breakfast. Fruit platter is filled with exotic and local fruit. The smashed potatoes and breakfast Raman were excellent. Perfectly cooked eggs. Perfect way to start a day in Maui.

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Ashley
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Maui! The food and atmosphere are both fantastic. I highly recommend!

JB
vipJerryB
San Joaquin
8 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and great service. We ate here 3 times during our week stay. Reservations was the only way to go!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

YL
vipYumLuv
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clam omelette was unique, and amazing. French toast was also incredible.

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sglbgg
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent food, everything was delicious. The view of the wharf could not be beat. Only downside is construction in the area is noisy

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

French toast was incredible - lots of construction going on across the street and super noisy. Service was a bit slow - even for Hawaii standards

GR
GabbyR
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance! Best breakfast place in Lahaina snd best breakfast I’ve ever had. We ate there 3 times in a week! My kids really liked Alex the parrot. He was really funny and was repeating words we said. We sat outdoors, the plants and the whole experience outside was great! We highly recommend eating here, the food is delicious.

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Bonbon
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic as usual. They where very busy thus a bit slower. Will for sure return again.

AP
AmandaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were seated in a little gazebo in the garden/patio area - charming place - Food was good and service was great.

GW
vipGalenW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great brunch in the courtyard. A very innovative menu with gougers and an onion and bacon tart in addition to more typical dishes. Well worth a visit.

DM
vipDinerMB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely breakfast at Papa’aina! Hats off to the chef, who’s crafted an original menu and delivered on taste. My husband remarked the breakfast sandwich was the best he’s ever had. Fresh and delicious food. Great service. We’re going back.

FAQs

Papa'aina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 270-4857.

Papa'aina is rated 4.7 stars by 134 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.