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5315 Lower Honoapiilani Rd., Napili-Honokowai, Maui, HI 96761
(808)442-3700
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5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Favorite BBQ on Maui

I have eaten here a number of times, and it never disappoints. I usually have the combo since I can't decide what to order. The pulled pork is incredibly moist and delicious. Moist being key here. The chicken is also super tender and moist. Just delicious. I love macaroni, so I always get the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
pjAK111
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I have eaten here a number of times, and it never disappoints. I usually have the combo since I can't decide what to order. The pulled pork is incredibly moist and delicious. Moist being key here. The chicken is also super tender and moist. Just delicious. I love macaroni, so I always get the mac and cheese and macaroni salad... More 

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We had heard great things about the barbecue but when we walked in we were quite put off. The setting was clean but bare bones and not inviting. There was a big table covered with condiment containers and a large room that seemed to be dedicated as a toddlers playroom. So we looked at the menu; prices were reasonable and... More 

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Commack NY
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Kristen and Rob, natives if texas run this great place up on the Napili Shore. It is on the Lower Road and in a hotel so not the easiest to find but well worth it. They make a fantastic brisket, great ribs, great mixed plates. Food is fresh and the service is great. Fantastic sides. Love the beans and the... More 

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Alamo, California, USA
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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

No atmosphere, and not an inviting dining room. Food was good. Inside Napili Shores restaurant. Went back home and enjoyed it on the lanai.

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Imu has good BBQ and a nice variety of meats, but the sides are better than the BBQ ribs. I love baby back ribs that are ready to fall off the bone and convey a delicious taste with or without the BBQ sauce. Unfortunately, this isn't that place...yet. It was good enough to try again though

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Burlington, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We went for dinner last night based on tripadvisor ratings. We were disappointed the food was not very good. You order at a counter from a small menu. Meat is ok but sides are not. Would not return not that inexpensive for what you get. The owners were very nice.

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Calgary
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This restaurant was right next to our condo at the Napili Surf. So nice to be able to just walk over. It is nothing fancy but the food was fabulous as was the owner who walked around and checked in with everyone. Great casual place to eat if you didn't feel like going anywhere fancy or driving too far.

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very casual dinner spot in Napili. BBQ was good, and we enjoyed the friendly staff and decor. We split the sampler plate, loved the spicy sausage! Many thanks to employee Ron (hope I got that name right) who taught me about "random acts of aloha!"

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Cherry Valley, Illinois
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26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Save your money. We ordered a combo which came with pork, brisket, chicken and ribs. The only thing worth eating was the brisket. The chicken wasn't done, and the ribs and pork were just ok. The baked beans were Terrible could not eat them. The owner being from the south we were expecting southern Flavor as we are from the... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

best barbeque i've had in a LONG time. my husband and i both loved it! we first ordered from the truck they bring around in the evenings, then went to the restaurant a couple of nights later because we had enjoyed it so much. DELICIOUS.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5315 Lower Honoapiilani Rd., Napili-Honokowai, Maui, HI 96761
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Napili-Honokowai
  • Phone Number: (808)442-3700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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