Royal Ocean Terrace

4.1
580 Reviews
$30 and under
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

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
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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 580 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went for the Thanksgiving meal and it was close to inedible. Service was very slow and food was served cold. We both could not eat even half of it. For 150 dollars what a joke!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our honeymoon dinner date. Fantastic, we both had a great time!

MO
vipMichaelO
Naples
44 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was a little hectic since it was Thanksgiving, and they were out of things like bread!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was horrible. Food was just ok.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Fish tacos were not good. Mixed plate was very good

BN
vipBonnieN
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Our reservation was at 6:30, we arrived a few minutes early and waited about 10 minutes from then for our table to be ready. Once we got inside we waited about another 15 minutes to have water served to us, and by the time the waiter came to our table to take our order we had been sitting in the restaurant for 30 minutes. The waiter was extremely cranky, rude, abrupt. He was basically yelling at us when we asked any questions. Once the food arrived in another 30 minutes after ordering (an hour from the time we were seated)one of our dinners was not served we had to get up and go ask the waiter where the last meal was which he somehow never put in. None of the food was edible not one person out of eight said they would ever go back again. We even went to the bar to order a drink due to the lack of the service at the table in the bar area to order a drink due to the lack of service at the table, the bar area was not clean. Worst food and experience I have ever had on my Maui and I have been to the island at least 100 times. We will never go back and will warn others of our experience at the establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and the Opa was amazing. Timed it perfectly for sunset. Try to get a table on the lower section closer to the pool if possible. Get there a little early for a cocktail by the pool overlooking the water. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. Mahalo!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Visited here on our honeymoon on thanksgiving day. Beautiful views from the terrace. Great food, drinks, and service. Free parking on site was a plus!

C
samanthaC
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The salad and desert of the three course turkey dinner were good. The main course unfortunately not so much. The turkey slices were cut way too thick and tasted like it came from a turkey roll. My husband had dark meat which was full of grizzle. The vegetables, green beans and carrots were very good, overall, for $65 , the value was not there. This was our second Thanksgiving dinner at Royal Lahaina. My friend had a stir fry which was better than ours.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place! Food is always great. Service is outstanding.

JC
vipJohnC
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Food was good but service was terrible. All the plates from all the different courses were left on the table even after I paid the check and was leaving!

EW
EllenW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We ate there on a date and it was enjoyable. A local Hawaiian artist sang and talked about Hawaiian culture. View of the pool and ocean was nice. Food was delicious and delivered very qyickly. The drinks were also great!

CG
vipColoradoGirl
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Horrible service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food and service were OK at best.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We were in a group of 5 but no one liked their food. We ordered the pork flatbread(1/5 stars), mixed platters (2/5 stars) and salad (3/5). The pork was super dry, tasted like that pork floss you buy in a plastic bag at the store. Flatbread was very poor. It was not fully cooked. The bell peppers were still raw. We all agreed Costco food court pizza is better. Salad was fine 3/5. Drinks were good (4/5). Service was fair (2/5).
We were celebrating a birthday and had a $200 bill but they did not bring a little birthday dessert even when we asked. They said they don’t do that.
Unfortunately, this was by far the worst food we had on Maui so far.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The waiter didn’t tell me the chicken in the stir fry was fried. I can’t eat fried food, and when I politely asked if I could order something different, he seemed annoyed. I ordered the macadamia crusted fish, and it was extremely over cooked. Not a great experience.

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Foodluvr
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Waiter was very rushed every time he came by. Could barely ask for anything. They messed up a salad for us we had to cancel. Not bad experience just not great.

MC
MyraC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! We enjoyed our dinner, the staff was welcoming, the food was great, there was music, and that sunset!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Wasnt impressed at all. Bitter coffee and lukewarm food. Sausage looked like it had been sitting around for a few hours. Definitely won’t go here again. Hostess wasn’t pleasant either - definitely missing Aloha spirit.

JM
JoMaui
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This was a pleasant place for dinner with nice food but not spectacular. We had reserved outdoor seating for several reasons and were then shown to an indoor table that was really noisy. It took some persuasion to get a table outdoors despite having booked it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate breakfast here 3 times during our stay. Everything was fresh and delicious. The service was always quick and friendly and the view and atmosphere is perfect. The Banana Mac Nut pancakes were the best we tried on the island.

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Kitsilano
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service, location and food. Will eat here again

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Fleur
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was perfunctory, food was mediocre and def not worth the price

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food and excellent ambiance!

RA
RoxAnnS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience5

40 anniversary

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brownukulele1974
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was attentive and gave great guidance in steering us towards great specials we enjoyed. Food was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner to kick off my Maui vacation. Family decided to dine here only because we were tired and had just arrived to our hotel; but we were all surprised at how amazing our meals were.

KP
vipKPSTL
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good dining experience. Fresh fish tacos and a flatbread. Very good. Large flatbread - enough for 2. Nice atmosphere. Well priced option for Maui.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Was hardly any other people there. The food was not that good. Aloha Mixed Plate was a sad tribute to other Mixed plate places. The pork was very dry and the fish was over cooked. I had the Poke, and it wasn’t good. The fish looked gray. Valet was so slow. Waited for about 30 mins for our car.

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Lorna
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good the Cesar salad was great and so was the chowder. The service was outstanding

EL
vipErinL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience2

Food was ok. Service was mediocre. Not my favorite out of the other restaurants in Lahaina

MW
vipMaryW
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great fun delicious

KC
KimC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

One of the individuals in our party order a stir fry which was very spicy. The restaurant should notate this on the menu. The waiter wanted to make it right, but we didn't require it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Table was dirty and sticky. Silverware had fingerprints , ordered a stir fry dish that was served with no sauce, they made a new one and it was over saturated and super salty, with no spices.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good overall

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A very good overall experience given location, Covid, etc. we had a good time and felt that expectations were met.

KT
vipKimT
Hawaii
44 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had dinner here last night. Beautiful outdoor table with an amazing ocean/sunset view! The service was terrific. Very friendly and helpful. My husband loved his Caesar salad and pua’a flatbread. Tons of food! I enjoyed my Mac nut Mahi- great flavors and perfectly cooked carrots and book choy. Reasonable prices. We’ll definitely be back!

SW
vipSarahW
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our large party VERY much enjoyed dining at Royal Ocean Terrace. Not only was all of our food outstanding, but the service was welcoming, friendly, and fast. The staff was wonderful the whole evening. The spectacular views of the ocean only enhance what is already an amazing ambiance. We would definitely recommend Royal Ocean Terrace to anyone visiting Maui, especially for families or groups.

CJ
CJ16
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent fish and chips, 3 big pieces. The hamburger was also tasty. Live music sounded good just needed to be turned up. Outdoor seating was comfy overlooking pool and beach. Seated and served quickly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food2service3ambience4

Great way to end the day! They even had dancers to celebrate the day coming to close.

FAQs

Royal Ocean Terrace offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 661-9119.

Royal Ocean Terrace is rated 4.1 stars by 580 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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