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Kimo's Restaurant

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Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Family Fare
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845 Front St, Ste a, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761 (Between Papalaua Street and Wahie Lane)
(808) 661-4811
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Right on the water and in the heart of historic Lahaina, Kimo’s brings you...
Right on the water and in the heart of historic Lahaina, Kimo’s brings you and your o’hana (Hawaiian for family) a casual, completely Maui dining experience. Renowned our “postcard” views of Lanai and Molokai, we offer a menu featuring fresh Hawaiian fish, prime rib, prime steaks and the original Hula Pie, Kimo’s has been a Maui must-do for over 30 years. The upstairs main dining room shows the architectural influence of New England on the former whaling port, with koa-lined walls, missionary-style furnishings and maritime memorabilia. After dinner, Kimo’s lanai becomes a very cool hotspot for tropical cocktails and Hawaiian music. Live entertainment is offered on weekends and select week nights.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Actually one of our best meals!

I was expecting okay food and service, but it went way beyond my expectations. We were given a great table overlooking the ocean on the upper balcony. All of us ordered fish and my Ahi was excellent. Service was good and the prices for what we ate were good. As kind of a touristy place I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2012
Colleen1742
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Bend, Oregon
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Chicago, Illinois
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126 reviews 126 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Waited a long time to get a table. Took longer to get the food which was average and overpriced. I found the waitress to be a bit rude. I wouldn't go back.

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Bend, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

I was expecting okay food and service, but it went way beyond my expectations. We were given a great table overlooking the ocean on the upper balcony. All of us ordered fish and my Ahi was excellent. Service was good and the prices for what we ate were good. As kind of a touristy place I was pleasantly surprised!

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PaulYak2
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

We went here as it was a "family friendly restaurant" but were sorely disappointed. our highchair was broken, our server took over 45min to take our order, then disappeared again until our food was brought out. our food (all fish, supposedly their specialty) was all overcooked as well as overpriced. it was one of the worst dining experiences i ever... More 

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Salt Lake City, UT
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390 helpful votes 390 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

We go to Hawaii at the same time each year because my husband runs the Honolulu Marathon which is the second Sunday in December. We are always in Maui for my husband's birthday and go to Kimo's for his birthday dinner. My husband loves the Mahimahi "Kimo's Style" ($31.95),and I love their prime rib. I get the "small" cut which... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

The food wasn't bad at all and the oceanfront balcony is great. However, the service here is awful. Tried to stop by for a couple quick drinks once and it took almost 30mins to order, drink, and pay for 1 beer at the bar. Ate lunch the 2nd experience and got spotty service in-between them messing up our order, taking... More 

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Beaumont, Canada
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24 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

Kimo's has great food, laidback atmosphere, upper and lower decks and also covered dining areas, live music and dance floor. We all enjoyed our entree's.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Was seated at railing overlooking the ocean. Great view. The hamburgers were great. One individual in our party had to request the bacon which was supposed to come with burger but it was rectified quickly. Great atmosphere.

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Maui, Hawaii
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

The best seafood that I've had in a while? No doubt one of the best restaurants on the island and I've been to a lot of them!

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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136 reviews 136 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Consistently excellent prime rib. The bar is small but you have nice view to the water and great drinks. Tables are available right on the water as well. Service and atmosphere are good.

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Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Had a great seafood diner with friends topped off with Hula pie. It doesn't get much better.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 845 Front St, Ste a, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
    (Between Papalaua Street and Wahie Lane)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
  • Phone Number: (808) 661-4811

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 34
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions

Description

Right on the water and in the heart of historic Lahaina, Kimo’s brings you and your o’hana (Hawaiian for family) a casual, completely Maui dining experience. Renowned our “postcard” views of Lanai and Molokai, we offer a menu featuring fresh Hawaiian fish, prime rib, prime steaks and the original Hula Pie, Kimo’s has been a Maui must-do for over 30 years. The upstairs main dining room shows the architectural influence of New England on the former whaling port, with koa-lined walls, missionary-style furnishings and maritime memorabilia. After dinner, Kimo’s lanai becomes a very cool hotspot for tropical cocktails and Hawaiian music. Live entertainment is offered on weekends and select week nights.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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