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5 Palms restaurant in Kihei is an excellent dining experience

The 5 Palms Restaurant in Kihei on the southwest side of Maui, Hawaii, is one of the island's top ocean-facing restaurants on the island.
The 5 Palms Restaurant in Kihei on the southwest side of Maui, Hawaii, is one of the island's top ocean-facing restaurants on the island.
Steven K Scott

Situated on the grounds of the Mana Kai Maui Resort on the south side of Kihei, the 5 Palms Restaurant offers magnificent ocean views along with a fine dining experience.

For breakfast, while everything on the menu is good, I particularly enjoy the French Toast made with Hawaiian Sweet Bread and the Avocado and Crab Omelette. Of course, they have the standard breakfast items with eggs cooked many different ways, and the Mimosa and Bloody Mary drinks are excellent, too.

For dinner, try the Coconut Crusted Prawns or Crab Cakes for an appetizer. The Asian-flavored Short Ribs are incredibly flavorful and almost a meal by themselves. There's a large selection of locally-caught fish, and the 5 Palms Restaurant is also known quite well for their selection of Maui-raised beef and chicken dishes. In particular, I enjoy the Asian BarBque Baby Back Ribs, the Crispy Whole Snapper, and the Mac Nut Mahi Mahi.

At the edge of the gorgeous Keawakapu beach, the 5 Palms Restaurant offers incredible views (and magnificent sunsets) overlooking the islands of Molokini, Kahoolawe, and Lana'i. With an excellent staff, it's one of the best and most romantic seaside dining experiences on Maui.

5 Palms Restaurant

2960 South Kihei Road

Kihei, HI 96753

(808) 879-2607

Open: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Location. The 5 Palms Restaurant is located on the edge of Kihei and Wailea, on the south side of the Kihei community. Look for the 5 Palms Restaurant sign in conjunction with the Mana Kai Maui Resort sign. There is valet parking.


  • I'd suggest being at the 5 Palms Restaurant by 5 p.m. to guarantee a scenic ocean view, with magnificent sunsets.
  • There is a Happy Hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and pupus and drinks specials are half price.
  • Dress beach casual, but women might want to bring a light sweater as the evening breeze can get quite cool.
  • After your meal, take a walk along one of the nicest beaches on the southwest side of Maui.
  • Reservations are needed for large groups.
  • The bar area is large with comfortable seating if there is a long wait for a table. You can order the entire menu from the bar.
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Top 10 Maui Restaurants.

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  • In Lahaina Town, try Lahaina Grill. It's one of the best restaurants on Maui.
  • Merriman's Hawaiian Restaurant in Kapalua has won many awards for outstanding food.
  • The Pineapple Grill in Kapalua is a popular, upscale restaurant popular with locals and tourists alike.
  • On the west side of Maui, try Star Noodle. It's one of the most popular restaurants on the island.
  • The Plantation House in Kapalua offers an excellent fine dining experience.
  • Sarento's On The Beach in the Kihei area of Maui is always recognized for outstanding food and service.
  • Hali' imaile General Store has pleased customers since opening in 1988 with its upcountry location.
  • Japengo At The Maui Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa is a recent addition to the Top 10 Restaurants on Maui.
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Maui's Top Attractions.

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  • The Road To Hana takes a full day but is one of the most famous drives in the world.
  • One of the wettest and most beautiful valleys on all the Hawaiian islands is at Iao Valley.
  • Visit 7 Sacred Pools (Ohe'o Gulch) past Hana on the far windward side of Maui.
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  • The Sugar Museum is located on Hawaii's largest working sugar factory.
  • Tedeschi Winery produces wine from Maui-grown grapes at the Ulupalakua Ranch.
  • Surfing Goat Dairy has world-class cheese made upcountry in a unique setting.
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