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The Wooden Crate, Makawao, HI

The Wooden Crate

4.6
4.6
140 Reviews
$31 to $50
Organic
The Wooden Crate is a bridge between Farmer and Chef. This connection point evokes inspiration, knowledge and artistic expression while honoring the foundation of food production and local sustainability.

We welcome you to join us for dinner at our beautiful upcountry retreat property. We are the perfect setting for intimate celebrations and those looking for locally grown, wholesome fare. For dinner, we have two seatings, 6:30pm and 7:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday.
Please note that we occasionally close to provide full meal service to educational retreat groups staying at Lumeria Maui. Please make reservations for dinner at least 24 hrs in advance or give us a call before you swing by!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Home Style
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 6:30 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 579-8877
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Upcountry
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 140 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

140 Reviews
  1. SarahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food, vibe, and service were all excellent. Highly recommend!

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  2. ichi

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    家族4人でお邪魔しました。 プリフィックスコースで、前菜、メイン、デザートの構成で、それぞれからチョイする形式です。 前菜のオガニックガーデンサラダはボリュームもあり、美味しくてとても満足しました。 メインはリブアイステーキをチョイス。ベーコンジャムソースが独特で美味しかったです。 デザートはタルトを選択。 ボリュームもあり、美味しかったので大満足でした。 帰りに空を見上げたら星がとてもきれいでした。

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  3. MauiBludevil

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really great find. Fixed price menu with several choices. Kind staff.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We made same-day reservations on Open Table, which were accepted and confirmed. After a 40-minute drive, we arrived to find there was no one at the restaurant. We called the front desk of the resort and the person there informed us apologetically that the restaurant had decided to close for the evening due to lack of reservations. I received my seated confirmation from Open Table two days later.

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  5. RonjiniJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a beautiful, cozy hidden gem. The food here is delicious and I love the pre-fixe menu. You're getting amazing food value for the cost at a really amazing spot on Maui. It's quiet and serene. Every course of the food is fresh tasting. Walk the grounds if you get a chance to before or after your dinner. Salads are crispy and fresh. The avocado chocolate mousse was SO good as was the macadamia crusted mahi. The only downside is its limited hours. Bring a sweater it gets a little chilly in this part of town.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I have dined at Wooden Crate now several times and each time we have loved the food and the service is outstanding. Definitely highly recommend it! They do wonderfully with Gluten Free, their GF bread is phenomenal! Everything is fresh and tasty and very high quality, which is hard to find! It’s very reasonable for a three course meal in Maui as well. Will definitely go back again and again.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely, hands down, one of the most beautiful, perfect meals we’ve ever had.

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  8. Dusty

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive staff, delicious food, unique ambiance.

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  9. MeyerLemonsky

    Portland

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful spot with delicious, thoughtful, food. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. The prix fixe price is quite reasonable.

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  10. sandy

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zen atmosphere with 5 star food and the ultimate in service

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, impeccable service. Possibly the best curry I’ve ever eaten. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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  12. ShellyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent. The main course was very good. The fish was cooked to perfection but needed more sauce to make it delectable and same for the rice. The rice was dry and bland. The salad was excellent especially with more dressing. The dessert was excellent. Overall the experience and food was very good. We come back here again and again because we love it!!

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  13. Lovegoodfood

    Seattle

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant! Enjoyed the location away from hustle & bustle. We had 4 entree choices, with one which could be made vegetarian, so really 5. Had the rib-eye & red gait curry seared ahi. Both are excellent! Both the salad and soup 1st course we're delicious! Pricing for what we got, especially here in Maui were very reasonable! We'll be back, for sure, next thing we're on Maui.

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  14. vegetarian

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food value and quality needs to be reviewed by managers. Could do so much better in this wonderful setting.

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  15. Boulderite

    Denver

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love being able to recommend a unique special restaurant for my Airbnb/VRBO guests celebrating a special occasion. The wooden crate has a great outdoor atmosphere with a relaxed vibe but 5 star service. The chef is especially talented with soups and deserts. The wine pairing was exquisite, really playing with and enhancing the flavors. Locals like me love Kama Ina night Thursdays.

    1 person found this helpful

  16. SherryP

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful grounds, outdoor dining on covered porch, very good food.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Location and food were exceptional! The only minus was that the service was very rushed, the courses came out very fast and we were done in less than 1 hr even though the restaurant was not fully booked. Would have appreciated a bit more time between courses.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    New Year’s Eve dinner. Food was tasty but not anything I couldn’t make at home. Setting is rustic but nice. It seemed slightly solemn for the holiday. Not sure I’d go back soon given the other options on the island but it wasn’t bad.

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  19. dahlia

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is quiet and very calm environment. The food is great but not having a lot of choices.

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  20. Kady

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Average food at an above-average price. Positive that it's local food though!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and service. Nice quiet spot to dodge the crowds.

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  22. CJReviews

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A great Christmas dinner, pri fixe was $75 per person for 3 courses. The ambiance is quiet, private and hidden. The food is overall good with generous portions, though pricey. All seating is outdoors on the terrace. Would recommend for a special occasion!

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  23. Kuulei

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere was charming, food was fresh and excellent. Service was courteous. Highly recommend!

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  24. CCCCCCC

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Very nice and secluded location. V Good service. The food was not as we expected and it was overpriced.

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  25. KimN

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mahalo! That was a wonderful treat for the holiday.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely, relaxing environment with low, mellow music in distance. The food was fresh, crisp and plentiful. They incorporated vegan items into the meal, which we generally enjoy…but they didn’t have the umami flavor that you get with using cream and butter. The prime rib was well done, even though we asked for rare, so that was disappointing. The thanksgiving meal was nice and moist. The dessert buffet was delicious. Good price for farm to table experience. Overall a good experience, especially for after Covid conditions. We would try it again.

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  27. GallR

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Beautiful and very special old plantation ambiance

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  28. MerriC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Location ambience and service excellent. Use of sugar waa prominent flavor in each dish of prix fix meal., not a good experience

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  29. DarlaM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was outstanding. Charming eating area on the lanai. I ordered a vegetarian dish the Chef had prepared with fresh ingredients from the garden. My husband had the mahi-mahi. Best meals since our last trip to Maui. Will definitely be back. Looking forward to trying something new.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a beautiful little restaurant in a lovely setting. The food is spectacular and everything tasted so fresh. Our server was so kind and made everything that much better. Highly recommend when you’re in Maui and want to escape the crowds of tourists.

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  31. AshleyS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made reservations here at the suggestion of our Airbnb host. Very happy I followed the suggestion. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and full of history - I hope to come back and experience the Yoga retreat! Our server was extremely personable. She made us feel welcome and there was never a moment we found ourselves looking for her. She was born and rained on Maui, so it was fun chatting the little bit we did about what all we'd done. I am not a huge fan of curry, but that was the menu for the night. I was pleasantly surprised - it was really good! My husband had the steak and he really enjoyed that as well. I love a true farm to table experience, and this was one. Absolutely recommend if you find yourself in Maui wanting some good food and ambience.

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  32. JoannR

    Austin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Very disappointing. Steak was over done,. The server did offer to re do but I decided to go with the pad Thai.(there were 3 entree options). The Pad Thai was less than acceptable for a good pad Thai. The sprouts overwhelmed. The taste was non memorable. Desert was a pan Scott’s which was fair. Non creamy and again, unremarkable. The price was outrageous. Very different from what is advertised. I would not recommend.

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  33. sandy

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want a magical dinner in a fairy-tale setting, then you must try The Wooden Crate. The food was beyond delicious, the ambience was soothing, and the service impeccable. This is a "must" for anyone visiting Maui who has always "been there, done that". Give this place a try.

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  34. foodienews

    Palm Springs

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Serene, peaceful, tranquil. A peaceful setting and great service. Food was excellent. Mahalo.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food truly amazing.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Perfect, just missing some music in the background.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Personalized service, exquisite setting

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  38. burly581

    Hawaii

    140 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    140 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I live on island and love the Wooden Crate!! This visit was an exception. They usually have an amazing fish dish. Not this time. They had "chicken piccata" which was not good at all. The salad and the desert were amazing however. I look forward to returning another day

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  39. JessicaH

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!!! Absolutely delicious and beautiful setting at Lumaria Retreat Center.

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  40. LNik

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful farm to table food with peaceful ambiance!

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FAQs

The Wooden Crate is rated 4.6 stars by 140 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


Google Map for The Wooden Crate

1813 Baldwin Ave, Makawao, HI 96768

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Upcountry
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 6:30 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Home Style
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
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