Royal Ocean Terrace

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant and Lounge serves appetizing Hawaiian Regional specialties in a casual, open-air setting overlooking the crystal blue Pacific and the neighboring islands of Lanai and Molokai. Each evening at sunset a traditional torch lighting ceremony is presented and throughout dinner service a graceful hula dancer and solo musician perform Hawaiian classics. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Full cocktail service is available
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BB
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting with good food and super service. And a great sunset in addition.

M
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good; sunset was wonderful. Prices were reasonable for Maui- 5 of us with 2 appetizers and inexpensive bottle of wine dined for $300 including tip.

SG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good resort restaurant with decent choice of food and drinks off two menus. Excellent service from Cara who is a credit to the serving team.

R
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Breath taking ocean view!!! Breakfast special $9.99 included 2 eggs, rice and bacon. What a deal. Better to sit outside vs indoors. Indoors did not have air conditioning.

HF
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Marissa is so friendly and gave us so much of the Aloha spirit. We were seated outside and the flies were bothersome but once the food arrived everything was perfect. Thank you.

MJ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value. Great view. Perfect for families. This a great go to spot for lunch or dinner. The prices are excelllet for Maui.

DH
Portland
30 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

While the food was good the environment felt like a cafeteria. Busy, noisy, lots going on.

TJ
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

As a guest of an establishment, I’m always interested to see how the food is, compared to the local restaurants. This place is just an ok restaurant. The view is great, the food is good and our server was horrible. I mean HORRIBLE! No surprises really, since he is not a native Hawaiian, but from France I’m pretty certain. I’ve had other servers here, at other times of the day and they have been pretty good, but not great

m
New England
33 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The check in was a disaster. Our waitress was darling but clueless. The food was not good. My tuna was tough and so was my steak. There was way too little of the wasabi cream sauce touted for the tuna and the peppercorn sauce for the steak was a heavy Worcestershire sauce with nary a peppercorn in sight. A very disappointing experience.

E
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food is OK, but not great.

Service is very hit or miss. There was no wine list provided when we were seated. When we asked for same we were provided with only a cocktail list. It seemed as if they didn't understand what we were asking for. Finally recieved a wine list on the third try.

My meal was served several minutes before that of my wife and daughter.

Even though we had a reservation, when we arrived they asked for our room number. When I stated that we were not staying at the hotel, and again mentioned our reservation, the hostess said she would see if there were any tables available. There were six empty tables within our immediate view.

Overall, a very unprofessional and mediocre experience from individuals who don't seem to care about customer service.

JB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Rated food good because my husband ordered the prime rib medium rare and it was way overdone at medium to medium well. The mahi-mahi was excellent. The live entertainment was very nice.

V
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting on the ocean, great food, wonderful service and even a mini show. Best value in Maui.

OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Service was extremely slow. Steak ordered med rare ad was WELL DONE!
Will not go there again.

OT
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice place. Food was very good. The singer and hula dancer was a very nice touch.

RS
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Menu choices have changed
My food was not very hot when served ; meat and fish were very dry.

RG
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great hotel bar and restaurant. Nice people and great service. Great flat breads

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from our waiter Grant. Kid friendly, relaxed atmosphere

G
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was busy so we did have to wait quite a long time for our food. It was worth the wait as the food was really good and everyone in our group of 6 enjoyed their meal. Our waiter(Grant) was terrific! His recommendations were spot on.

a
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The location and service were superb. Out waitress was very attentive and made our visit very enjoyable. The food was good but as most things in Hawaii, over priced.

C
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Food was fair, had steak that was mostly gristle. Ahi tuna was cooked through, rather than seared.

R
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

The welcome was like why are you here. The fish was overlooked. Sauce was meager. Service was lacking.

RB
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hula dancers performed while we dined, live Hawaiian music, delicious food, beautiful scenery! The aloha spirit was here. I'll eat here again for sure.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Informal, relatively inexpensive, decent food. Not for foodies; outside seating area noisier more informal (beach attire}.

VC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

You are mostly paying for the experience. The scenic view of the beach is beautiful and there was live music and dances, literally right in front of a pool and shuffleboard.

You can get food that is twice as good, twice as much portions, for half the price elsewhere. Probably not at resort restaurants. The curry was watery, the fish was good but not outstanding.

The waitress was super sweet and attentive , but when we checked in the hostess was rude, telling us we didn’t make the reservation early enough (we just got off the plane, and booked for about an hour ahead). I understand if that was too short notice, but she could have told us in a nicer way.

NT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Reserved a table outside for around 630 so we would see the sunset from our seats. There were a few families ahead of us to be seated so it took a minute.. not a big deal. Table was right up front, next to the pool area and with a STUNNING view of the sunset. A gentleman played guitar and sand and a woman performed traditional hula dancing. It was lovely! Service was good. Food was good.. I had the mahi mahi and my son had the kid’s short ribs. He also ordered the Mac n cheese because he was still hungry (big eater!) and it wasn’t very good. It’s not cheap, but in line with other Maui / resort prices. I also had the Maui Mule. Very good!

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I was seated in a broken chair!!! If I was a heavy personI would have been flat on my bottom!

JH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The location on the water front was good. The entertainment was also an unexpected surprise. However the food was only average. My dining companion enjoyed his meal. The overall experience was just average. The Neal cost was high.

GE
Tahoe
15 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice meal with a great view and we loved the entertainment.

CA
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

waiter didn't bring the bread we had to ask for it when our dinner arrived We were there for a birthday and we told him numerous times and he smiled never brought the complimentary desert instead we ordered desert and paid for it
some what disappointing

BD
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I was a little concerned after reading some of the reviews about loudness, people in the pool, etc., but it was excellent - no one in the pool and an excellent ambiance. It did seem a little odd that apparently the way back to the resort from the beach is through the pool area and several people came through and also through the restaurant.....
The live entertainment was excellent and the food was very good as well. My wife had the prime rib and I had the Chicken & Veggies Teriyaki. Both were good.
Overall, this was a little bit of surprise. We went for the sunset and while overcast, still got some color, some great entertainment, and very good food. Between dances, the young lady was stringing leis and gave one to my wife which thrilled her to no end!

f
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

The great view is obstructed by a pool full of people. The waitstaff doesn’t care about allergies/dietary restrictions.

R
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The view was nice but the food wasn’t great. Overpriced for not so great food.

CD
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner at Royal Terrace - the view is second to none - the service was efficient and personable and the food was great. One member of the party had the seafood special (blue marlin) - it was superb - lovely tasty meat with vegetables that made the dish all in a white wine sauce.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

My husband enjoyed the Mixed Plate. My Caesar salad left much to be desired. The saving grace was the awesome spinach and crab dip. Water view with nice ambience.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

The food wasn’t great.

T
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

This was second time to dine here for dinner, the food was terrible, Mahi Mahi & huli huli chicken was like rubber, prime rib was served with no au jus, baked potato was not cooked all the way thru, however the ambiance was stunning. The breakfast buffet is horrible, and ordering off of the breakfast menu was not that much better, we will never dine here again.

SF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting in the open air, looking across the ocean to Molokai. There was also live entertainment. Food was excellent; great deal for the price.

MJ
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated right away, good waiter, I had the kahuna salad with fish and it was very good.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Day after brothers wedding

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stay at the Royal Lahaina every 6 months when we come back home and we LOVE it. Food is amazing and the live music is quiet and relaxing which adds to the atmosphere. Beautiful view of the ocean

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