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Royal Ocean Terrace, Lahaina, HI

Royal Ocean Terrace

4.2
4.2
885 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.
Relax to our nightly solo musician performing Hawaiian classics from 530pm-9pm. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Full Cocktail and Wine list available. No outside food or beverages/wine are allowed per Maui county certified vendor rule.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Hawaii Regional Cuisine

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Bar Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 661-3611

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jayson Asuncion

  • Private party facilities

    Ability to accommodate parties of up to 30 Pax. Preordered menu items are required for large parties.

  • Neighborhood

    Kaanapali

  • Cross street

    Honoapiilani Highway

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 885 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Maui

    Hot spot

  • Maui

    Great for scenic views

  • Maui

    Lively

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great evening

    Royal Ocean TerraceResponded 1 day agoMahalo! We appreciate your valuable feedback.

  2. M

    Myke

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was overall good. I got the prime rib and the meat lacked seasoning and came out warm but not hot.

    Royal Ocean TerraceResponded on December 1, 2022Mahalo! We appreciate your valuable feedback. We will be reviewing your concerns so we can give our guests the best service, we hope that you had a beautiful time and will keep us in mind on your next trip.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a great evening with my son… the sun was setting, and the band was singing happy birthday to me! I didn’t think it could get any better, til they brought me mud pie, and a candle to blow out! Special evening… FYI: the coconut mojitos is amazing!
  4. M

    Matt

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The food was good but overpriced for portion and type of food. The service was great and so was dining location but total price was disappointing

    Royal Ocean TerraceResponded on November 21, 2022Thank you for your recent feedback concerning your visit at the Royal Ocean Terrace. We are extremely sorry to hear about your negative experience. We will be forwarding your review to our team to resolve the concerns you have listed so we can improve our service.

  5. AP

    AprilP

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    We specifically chose this place for brunch. The buffet was awful and ordering off the menu was no better. At 10 o’clock in the morning the landscaping crew ran the weed wackier and lawnmower for our entire meal. The server was nice and apologetic and the manager discounted our meal. They didn’t seem surprised that food was terrible.

    Royal Ocean TerraceResponded on October 31, 2022Thank you for your recent feedback concerning your visit at the Royal Ocean Terrace. We are extremely sorry to hear about your negative experience with the quality of food and landscaping noise. We will be forwarding your review to our team to resolve the concerns you have listed so we can improve our service.

  6. MW

    MargueriteW

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The Kula Greens Salad was excellent! My Ahi Tuna was delicious and my partner enjoyed the Hawaiian Style Steamed Fish. Excellent service and fun to enjoy the sunset on the terrace.

    Royal Ocean TerraceResponded on November 2, 2022We are delighted that you enjoyed it and we hope to welcome you back again in the future!

  7. ML

    MelissaL

    Portland

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Only go there if you are already at the pool. Basic pool restaurant. The food was ok but there are definitely better options around.

    Royal Ocean TerraceResponded on October 17, 2022Mahalo! We appreciate your valuable feedback.

  8. RS

    RhondaS

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    25th anniversary listed on reservation, server never acknowledged. Food choices were very limited and rib eye was average nit worth the $47.

    Royal Ocean TerraceResponded on October 17, 2022Mahalo! We appreciate your valuable feedback, we are so sorry for the lack of acknowledgment on your anniversary. We will review this with our team to improve our service.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Food was priced at what most are around this area. Drinks were STRONG. Basically shots. Service was okay, if you drink a lot of soda/water expect to run out. Waiter checked in on us when he was just walking by before we could even answer. No complaints on the food, it was fantastic.

    Royal Ocean TerraceResponded on October 17, 2022Mahalo! We appreciate your valuable feedback. We will be reviewing your concerns so we can give our guests the best service, we hope that you had a beautiful time on the island and will keep us in mind on your next trip.

  10. S

    Spider

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    35th wedding anniversary
  11. L

    Lunch

    San Francisco

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dining experience. Beautiful view. Fantastic food. Friendly and helpful service. Natalie had the seafood linguine and I had the Hawaiian style fish. Both dishes were delicious. Had the pork appetizer and Maui mud pie for dessert. Awesome.

    Royal Ocean TerraceResponded on October 11, 2022Mahalo! We appreciate your positive feedback.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    The manager lies to your face and keeps walking. Don’t ask for anything from this guy because he doesn’t care about the customer . Fernando is in the wrong business and the sorry drink and wine list shows this The food is not special and the service is like the manager. Liar sorry!

    Royal Ocean TerraceResponded on September 23, 2022Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! Fernando is very much dedicated to our patrons and providing each guest with wonderful service. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your experience however we invite you to return so that we can resolve and address any of your concerns.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great setting - table beside the pool and looking out to sea. The food was excellent. Ahi tuna first class.

    Royal Ocean TerraceResponded on September 26, 2022We are delighted that you enjoyed it and we hope to welcome you back again in the future!

  14. BB

    BigBowdyFromMaui

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    I have been dining at Royal Ocean Terrace for many years and have seen a few menu changes. The current menu is unappealing. We ordered the steamed fish and chicken flatbread. The food came out so fast it had to have been microwaved. The texture of the chicken on the flatbread was mushy and had no flavor. The fish was served with rice but the grains of rice were hard and undercooked. We will not be returning.

    Royal Ocean TerraceResponded on September 27, 2022Thank you for your recent feedback concerning your visit at the Royal Ocean Terrace. We are extremely sorry to hear about your negative experience. We want every guest to have a wonderful experience but clearly that is not what happened here. We appreciate you letting us know your concerns, and we will share your feedback with our team to improve our service to our guests.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    I had the Hukilau Seafood Linguini Basil Pesto Bechamel | Shrimp | Fresh Fish | Spinach | Sundried Tomato for $35 It was very salty. Had maybe two linguinis and it came with garlic bread that was very hard. I can usually eat anything but honestly I stopped eating after a few bites. My husband was surprised because I never leave food but I wasn’t going to eat something I didn’t like just because we paid a high price. The waitress asked if everything was ok and I told her the bread was too hard and she did not offer to make it better. My husband got a flat bread and it was meh. For the price just save your money. You can get better food and views elsewhere

    Royal Ocean TerraceResponded on September 19, 2022Thank you for your recent feedback concerning your visit at the Royal Ocean Terrace. We are extremely sorry to hear about your negative experience. We will be forwarding your review to our team to resolve the concerns you have listed so we can improve our service.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice restaurant with beautiful view. Had live music playing that added to the nice ambiance. Cara was a great server. Would definitely recommend and will return on our next trip~ Mahalo

    Royal Ocean TerraceResponded on September 19, 2022We are delighted that you enjoyed it and we hope to welcome you back again in the future!

  17. MP

    MelindaP

    Memphis/West TN

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Service and staff were really amazing, right along with the sunset and poolside live music! Food was ok, nothing exceptional, but happy to have been there to experience this beautiful night.

    Royal Ocean TerraceResponded on September 14, 2022Mahalo! We appreciate your valuable feedback.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Not your everyday restaurant, its menu is more for people wanting finer eats.

    Royal Ocean TerraceResponded on September 12, 2022Mahalo! We appreciate your valuable feedback.

  19. JC

    JillC

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    New menu is not great , too few salad options .

    Royal Ocean TerraceResponded on September 8, 2022Mahalo! We appreciate your valuable feedback. We will be reviewing you concerns so we can give our guests the best service, we hope that you had a beautiful time and will keep us in mind on your next trip.

  20. s

    songminh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, fantastic view, friendly staff, everythings good

    Royal Ocean TerraceResponded on September 8, 2022We are delighted that you enjoyed it and we hope to welcome you back again in the future!

  21. DB

    DonaldB

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    The food is good and the view of the ocean from almost every table is fantastic. The service in the restaurant is consistently poor. We return from time to time hoping that it has improved, but have been disappointed each time.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great entertainment! We got exactly what we paid for. Would definitely come back again!

    Royal Ocean TerraceResponded on August 31, 2022We are delighted that you enjoyed it and we hope to welcome you back again in the future!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Hamuka Aracini, alea bone marrow, local yellowfin Ahí tuna, and the royal seafood Cioppino. The food was so good! The view was incredible at sunset!

    Royal Ocean TerraceResponded on August 29, 2022We are delighted that you enjoyed it and we hope to welcome you back again in the future!

  24. A

    Airkhanh

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sunset and the ambiance was wonderful Great place to create memories :)

    Royal Ocean TerraceResponded on August 29, 2022Mahalo! We appreciate your positive feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to welcome you back again in the future!

  25. CR

    CyndieR

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service . The views were amazing too!

    Royal Ocean TerraceResponded on August 29, 2022We are delighted that you enjoyed it and we hope to welcome you back again in the future!

  26. MT

    MargieT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We stayed at the Nanea and in Kapalua and this was the best meal of our entire vacation. The staff was so nice and kind and it felt like we were with family. The view was of the pool so wasn’t great but the food and service made up for it. We kept hearing that service of bad throughout Maui because of the labor shortage but this place was just wonderful!

    Royal Ocean TerraceResponded on August 24, 2022Aloha! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and appreciate your feedback. We hope that you had a beautiful time and look forward to seeing you on your next trip.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    They did not hace a free table on the outside. Meat came medium even if we asked rare. Atmosphere was amazing.

    Royal Ocean TerraceResponded on August 17, 2022Mahalo! We appreciate your valuable feedback.

  28. JM

    JacquieM

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for dinner and the service was great. Food was served quickly

    Royal Ocean TerraceResponded on August 17, 2022Mahalo! We appreciate your valuable feedback. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for joining us and we hope to welcome you back again in the future.

  29. SC

    SuzanneC

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, setting was amazing. Only complaint is that it all came so quickly- we were done within45 mins but lingered a little longer.

    Royal Ocean TerraceResponded on August 17, 2022Mahalo! We appreciate your valuable feedback. We will be reviewing you concerns so we can give our guests the best service, we hope that you had a beautiful time and will keep us in mind on your next trip.

  30. LB

    LBDINER

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Do not go there expecting what they are advertising on the menu or you will be disappointed. They have a limited menu that is subpar. It is loud because the guests use it for a pool entrance. Highly not recommended.

    Royal Ocean TerraceResponded on August 12, 2022Thank you for your recent feedback concerning your visit at the Royal Ocean Terrace. We are extremely sorry to hear about your negative experience. We will be forwarding your review to our team to review the concerns you have listed so we can improve our service.

  31. t

    tomme

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food3service4ambience1
    I made this reservation for a birthday dinner with sunset view based on the 4+ star rating of 800+ reviews. DO NOT BELIEVE THE POSITIVE REVIEWS. You definitely don't need a reservation for this place. It is at the end of a hallway, in a hotel lobby, and is the pass through to the pool and beach ... right through the middle of the restaurant. The ambience is a poolside cafe. The menu is limited and the food expensive for such a lousy setting. With a reservation (not needed) we were seated right next to the walkway to the beach with all sorts of "unpleasant" views that come with people heading to and from the pool, and next to screaming young children. The service was good ... but that's the only real positive comment I can make. We won't ever go back.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The restaurant was beautiful and had a great ambience. Service was excellent. The appetizers were a pricy for the amount we got. The food was good. Not very many vegetarian options. The steamed fish was great. For the price we paid it was not the best steak we’ve had. The meat was little bit chewy. My husband got the seafood cioppino which was great as well.
  33. r

    rachelr

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    I booked this restaurant due to the menu I read online. Once physically at the restaurant, the menu did not reflect what I read online. Unfortunately, we left without ordering dinner. The menu selections were not appealing. When four people cannot choose a dinner selection, what does that say about the new menu. The server was so sweet, that we went ahead and ordered a drink. She apologized about the new menu. She said that the online menus had not been updated. Upon entering the resort complex, we were unable to even find the restaurant. There were no signs anywhere. That was our first sign. I would not recommend this restaurant.
  34. TJ

    TeenaJ

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We went back this time despite not staying at the Royal Lahaina Resort because we loved the açaí bowl our previous stay. Sadly they took it off the menu. Everything has increased in price significantly. But most items are tasty just be prepared for the “sticker shock”!
  35. KL

    KyvanL

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I loved that they had a Beyond Burger for a vegan like me.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The Kanaapali plate was a nice variety.
  37. JR

    JeanR

    Hawaii

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Mediocre food Dated ambiance Over priced Weak drinks
  38. L

    Lala123

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Pictures made me believe that this was a high class, nice restaurant with good food but it was not! Will not be coming back. I couldn’t even eat the food.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were very accommodating and the atmosphere was wonderful! Their desserts are the best!
  40. PC

    PCHEESE

    San Francisco

    88 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food prep good but not great, for a high-end resort. Table service friendly, but at times amateurish.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Royal Ocean Terrace offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 661-3611.

Royal Ocean Terrace is rated 4.2 stars by 885 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Royal Ocean Terrace

2780 Kekaa Drive, Lahaina, HI 96761

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Honoapiilani Highway

  • Neighborhood

    Kaanapali

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Bar Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Hawaii Regional Cuisine

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jayson Asuncion

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 661-3611

  • Private party facilities

    Ability to accommodate parties of up to 30 Pax. Preordered menu items are required for large parties.

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