The Mill House
The Mill House applies an innovative approach to fresh, local ingredients in dishes that honor the cultures of those who emigrated from Japan, China, Spain, Korea, Portugal, and other distant lands to work in Maui’s sugarcane industry a century and more ago. All dining areas pay homage to Maui’s sugarcane history with reclaimed and restored pieces from the area’s now closed sugar mills.
When you make a reservation with The Mill House space is set aside at an indoor table for your comfort. Upon arrival, guests are seated in one of our four dining areas, with varying types of ambiance, and all open aired.
While the views from the lanai can be stunning, it is important to note that the weather varies. Swings between hot sunlight and cool breezes or rain are possible, making seating for this space unpredictable.
We went to Maui and decided to go to the Tropical Plantation tour. From there we saw that it housed the mill house restaurant, so I went ahead and made a reservation. When we got there we took the tour at 1 p.m. and luckily happy hour at the Millhouse starts at 2 to 5 p.m. and our reservations were 3pm so, we took advantage of the happy hour at the bar. We were helped by Victor the bartender who was amazing and explained all the drinks. He was so nice that my husband and I enjoyed our time with him. Then we got seated to our table that was inside a the doorway facing the beautiful mountain and the pond. I ordered the prawn and fish coconut curry which was delicious and my husband ordered the oxtail soup which was delicious the Rosemary Rolls and the butter oh my goodness to drool for!! I spilled some Curry on myself in the waiter was quick to bring me some club soda he was very attentive. We received great service. So far this has been the best stop I've had in Maui.Great job no Milhouse thank you so much! You did not disappoint at all!
We celebrated our honeymoon at the Mill House. It was far and away the best meal we ate and the most beautiful atmosphere we experienced during our trip to Maui!
Congratulations! Thank you for celebrating at The Mill House. We are honored the experience was your favorite on Maui!
My adult kids and I celebrated my 60th birthday! It was a great place to celebrate and our server was amazing!
The food was nothing special but the scenery was beautiful.
We had a phenomenal meal here as a last stop before going out of town. The location was beautiful and comfortable, and the meal was one of the best we had on the island.
Mahalo for dining with us for your last meal on Maui! We're delighted you enjoyed the plantation views and ambiance. We wish you safe travels and hope to welcome you again the next time your on the island!
Absolutely the best food on the island. A hidden gem at the Maui Tropical Plantation.
We enjoyed the mushroom croquetas which were fried perfectly and moist inside with great flavor. The potato fries were cut and cooked crisp and flavorful.
For entrees we split the fish sandwich and tomato sauce pizza - both were light and packed with flavor that was exquisite.
Among the views, patio and service we absolutely love this place and recommend to all. This is farm to table at its best. We live in Chicago so we know good food and this is among the best we’ve had on vacation in some time.
We're thrilled you enjoyed so many of the farm-driven dishes! Thank you for appreciating the locally sourced cuisine and kind words. We can't wait to host you, foodies, again.
The best on Maui!!
The Mill House was recommended to us by a friend and we were very impressed. What a beautiful place with exquisite food.
We're thankful that your friend pointed you in our direction! Mahalo for stopping by.
All was perfect. The food, ambiance, staff were incredible. The intuit and gardens far exceeded my expectation. A special spot to enjoy my birthday lunch with family. The Millhouse is quite the destination. We will be back!
Thanks for celebrating your special day with us! We're happy the cuisine, ambiance, and service made your day extra special. We can't wait to host you again.
Amazing views of the mountains, alfresco dining and enjoyable menu!
Aloha, Maria! We're happy you enjoyed the farm-driven menu and the view of Waikapu Valley from the patio.
It was a great evening. Great location. Delicious food and friendly people.
Mahalo for the kind words, Sanja! We're delighted you had a pleasant evening at the plantation and enjoyed the farm-driven cuisine and friendly service.
The mill house was BEAUTIFUL and the food was amazing!
Mahalo, Katie! We're delighted you enjoyed the farm-driven cuisine and plantation views while dining. A hui hou!
Every aspect of the dinner was top notch. Will definitely return again while in Maui.
Mahalo, Bradley! Until next time.
Very enjoyable experience and staff helpful and knowledgeable about food being offered. We had debated returning as our meal experience last year was not as positive as previously and are glad we gave it another try.
Mahalo for the compliments! We're delighted you found the staff to be very helpful and knowledgable. We hope to see you again next year!
The setting here was breathtaking and the food was delicious
Thank you for the kind words! We're delighted you enjoyed the plantation views and delicious farm-driven cuisine. Until next time!
Amazing food in beautiful setting with excellent service! Not to be missed. Next time we will go before sunset so we can see the surrounding mountains.
It's great to hear the cuisine, ambiance, and service created a memorable evening for you! Until next time.
This place is utterly phenomenal in both service, ambiance, and food.
Mari was our server....and was happy to explain anything on the menu, not only what was in the dish, but where it came from. As many of the ingredients, are grown on their own farm.
It’s a little bit of a drive from the beach resorts , but well worth the trip.
Thanks for making the trip to visit us, Rene. We're delighted you enjoyed the farm-driven cuisine, and that Mari's service elevated your experience.
Anniversary dinner, excellent!
Mahalo for celebrating with us!
Absolutely fabulous! Come early to enjoy the grounds!
We're happy you enjoyed exploring the plantation, Cyndi!
The plantation where the Mill House is located a wonderful place to visit while in Maui that provides a different view of the island from the coasts. We love walking around and enjoying the vegetation and then going to the Mill House for lunch. Their use of natural foods from the plantation and their attention to unique detail in their dishes makes this a wonderful place to eat.
Mahalo for the compliments of the Maui Tropical Plantation views and inner gardens, Rich! It's lovely to hear you enjoyed walking the grounds and found appreciation in unique and farm-driven dishes at The Mill House. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.
The food was amazing and the service was possibly the best I have ever had! Thank you for making our anniversary special. We will be back!
Happy Anniversary, Michele! Mahalo for choosing The Mill House to celebrate. We can't wait for your next visit.
It's definitely worth going just for the view and the setting. It is absolutely beautiful. The food is good, but too expensive for what you get. A $24 fish sandwich that doesn't include any kind of side is kind of crazy. The burger is more reasonable at $14, but again no side.
Aloha, Nathan. While we're happy you enjoyed the ambiance, we're sorry you did not find the value in the fish sandwich. The prices reflect the cost of fresh organic produce, as our mission is to support local agriculture. Given the opportunity, we hope you can join us again for happy hour when many dishes are discounted, served daily from 2-5 PM.
Awesome food. The food came to your table looking like something from a gourmet good show. The flavor was magnificent. The ambience was perfect. Its the best food I've had on Msui.
We're honored to have been a highlight of your trip! We hope to welcome you back for more innovative farm-driven cuisine.
Having read about this restaurant/experience on goop, my husband and I had high hopes — which were not met upon arrival. I think I would recommend this place for lunch during the day when you can explore the grounds as well. For dinner, after dark, the food was the star, and it was a bit tarnished. Our dishes, all shared, were very hit or miss, and the ingredients, especially the vegetables (from the salads to the sides) were not as farm-fresh as we had experienced at other comparable restaurants during our stay in Maui. We'd recommend steering clear of their eggplant dish. It was inedible. I had a fish dish served over some forbidden/wild rice that was quite good. My husband had the curry entree, all good — but not great. The entrees were good, but the appetizers fell short for sure. If you've been reading about this place and are going to go, adjust your expectations. They can solidly meet the lower bar of good vs. the high bar of great.
We absolutely loved our server. I believe her name was Bridget. The food was excellent as well, but is it Matt and our server that made the experience absolutely lovely!
Mahalo for sharing your experience, Kim! We are proud The Mill House team provided a memorable experience.
Overall we enjoyed the restaurant experience. It was a family affair and everyone was impressed with my restaurant selection. It didn't ruin the experience, but my burger was overcooked (I wasn't asked how I'd like it cooked) and I had to wait an excessively long time on a refill of my wine. Unfortunately, leaving me to finish an overcooked burger without it. However, the rest of my party enjoyed the ambiance, decor and their meals.
We are thrilled your family enjoyed their experience, Benny! We are happy the burger did not ruin your own experience; however, we sincerely apologize as the quality of the cuisine and service is essential to us. The Executive Chef is addressing these concerns. Mahalo for your feedback as it allows us to hone in on improvements.
Service was amazing and the fish sandwich and burger were amazing!
We are glad you enjoyed the Fish Sandwich, Burger, and service, Ryan!
Ambiance amazing, service outstanding from everyone we had contact with, food enjoyable. Our server Mark was top-notch -friendly, super knowledgable and helped us navigate the menu.
Mahalo for your kind words and 5-star review, Sharon! We are thrilled you enjoyed the sugar mill inspired ambiance, farm-driven cuisine, and friendly service. We have passed along your compliments to Mark and look forward to hosting you again.
Beautiful setting with gourmet farm-to-table cuisine. We’ve been coming here since they opened and consider it our go-to restaurant for celebrations on Maui.
Mahalo for choosing The Mill House as your go-to restaurant, Greg! We look forward to hosting your next celebration.
The service was fantastic and we were impressed with the manager and how he handled our feedback. It is billed as elegant fine dining but it felt much more casual. The noise level is quite high when seated inside I feel the outdoor patio would be much better for sound and also the view. The ambience was nice with lots of historical items which were interesting but not what I would expect for ‘elegant fine dining’. I felt way overdressed for the crowd. The food was truly disappointing. My meal, the prawn and fish curry was really poor. Very bland and improperly prepared, fish overdone and veggies underdone. As mentioned the manager was extremely apologetic and professional. But all in all with so many wonderful places to eat on the island it is doubtful we will ever go back. Hopefully they take the feedback and make some great changes as it is lovely location and beautiful grounds.
Mahalo for sharing your experience with us. We apologize if the expectation was elegant fine dining as we do consider The Mill House as resort-casual, sugar mill inspired, farm-driven dining. We are happy to hear the manager addressed your cuisine, as we never want the menu to be lacking in flavor. Thank you for this feedback as it allows us to correct mistakes and improve!
Great good and drinks as always wr always have a great time.
Mahalo for your continued patronage, Melody!
Beautiful! Great service and exceeded our expectations!
Thank you for considering us a 5-star dining experience! We're delighted to learn we were able to impress you with the spirit of aloha in our service and beautiful plantation views.
Beautiful location. Incredible food. Five of us and we all couldn’t decide who’s was best.
Thanks so much for sharing your experience. Until next time!
This place is more than a restaurant, it’s an experience. My wife and I came here while on our honeymoon and the food was incredible, we loved every minute! Our server, Lisa H, was top notch! She takes you through a journey that begins with where all the food comes from on the property to how all the dishes are prepared which leaves you salivating. The hand crafted cocktails paired with palate pleasing dishes against an incredible scenic backdrop makes this place one of our favorites and one we will be returning to! Cannot recommend this place enough!
What we ate/drank:
Cocktails = Easy Rider, Maui old fashion, 1796 Sante Teresa Old Fashion
Small bites = Ali’i mushroom croquetas and the Sliced Fish Crudo
Entrees = Braised-beef pasta, Pan-seared fish
Dessert = chocolate bomb
I always enjoy dining at The Mill House. I especially enjoyed some new menu items!
We ordered the following:
ALIʻI MUSHROOM CROQUETAS
roasted garlic aioli, pickled onion
miso glaze, grain + seaweed crumble, chive oil
carrot and papaya slaw, cherry tomato, macadamia nut
chopped kauai prawns, capers, meyer lemon emulsion; cooked in lardo, can be pork-free upon request
PURPLE SWEET POTATO CHIPS
on the side
Matt was our awesome server. Service was fabulous!
Food was AMAZING
Our table was right by the train’s engine, which was so cool!!!
It was a perfect evening!
we are glad this restaurant is growing and successful. Unfortunately it seems to be less personal. We had a long evening..... waited and had to ask for wine. the servers are great just seem to be stretched and unable to give the good quality we became used to.
Aloha, Lisa! Mahalo for your patronage. We can assure you this is not the service we train our staff to provide and are very sorry this was your experience. The Management Team has addressed this issue with their servers. We want to welcome you back to give you the true spirit of aloha that we aim for.
This was a beautiful place and the food was OUTSTANDING!!
Did the Zipline and plantation tour, then dinner. Great end of a great day!
Mahalo for spending the day at Maui Tropical Plantation!
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Mill House! This was our last day on Maui and we have had the pleasure of visiting some of the best restaurants on the island. I would put the Mill House right up there with the best of them! The views were breathtaking and the food was delicious.
Mahalo Jimmy for spending your last bit of time on Maui with us. We're thankful you both enjoyed tasting Maui through our menu. Until next time!
Uniquely beautiful surrounding, just incredible grounds, the food was perfectly prepared and delicious. The staff obviously loves working there and has such pride in the food served there, rightfully so! It's a place to linger and enjoy. Memorable dinner.
Mahalo for the kind word. We are happy the views, farm-driven cuisine, and The Mill House team provided a memorable experience!