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I O Restaurant - CLOSED

505 Front Street, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
(808) 661-8422
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Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Pacific Rim
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Shaw Street
Description: I'O (pronounced ee-oh), is Maui's original "farm to fork" restaurant serving Hawaiian regional cuisine in a contemporary beachfront setting. Acclaimed chef and partner James McDonald combines organic produce from the restaurant's very own I'o Farm with meat from upcountry ranches and fresh local fish. I'o is Maui's only DiRona Award recipient, and has achieved many accolades for innovative and sustainable cuisine. For wine aficionados there is an extensive and varied wine list, which has earned Wine Spectators' "Award of Excellence" consecutively for over a decade. I'o is one of Maui's true eclectic culinary gems!

228 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Our family sat at a table outside, as the sun dipped toward the horizon. The torches were lit, and the performers for the authentic island Luau next door walked down the sidewalk, past the tables. The dinner was not a show dinner, but being able to see the performers in beautiful costumes was a plus. The meal was so fresh,... More

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Charleston, South Carolina, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Sat on the patio right on the beach! Beautiful sunset! Best Poke of the entire honeymoon! Food and service were excellent!

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Makawao
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The ambiance, service and quality of cuisine at this scenic restaurant is superior to most on the West Side of the Island of Maui.

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Kamloops, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I wandered over to check out I O Restaurant and it's sister restaurant, Pacific 'O Restaurant, last night (January 5th, 2014). It appears that I O Restaurant has closed down. The exterior sign is gone, the menus have been removed from the exterior menu display area and the interior looks deserted through the windows. I believe they... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We wanted something different and off the beaten track and we found it at IO. The food was superb and the ocean front setting was lovely! Very happy with our concierge's recommendation.

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Kansas City
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We've been to Pacific'O numerous times and it's on our list of restaurants for each visit to Maui. We've always enjoyed the views and the food but had never tried it's sister restaurant until this year. We've now been there twice and greatly enjoyed each visit. Our most recent visit was in late November, Thanksgiving week. We had a 5:30... More

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Minden, Nevada, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We enjoyed our dinner outside. My husband had the triple platter and cleaned it up! I had the Napoleon Filet with the gruyere bread pudding. OMG! So delicious. We are looking forward to gong back. Service and presentation was tremendous.

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Vail, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been going to Maui on a regular basis and always return to Pacific O restaurant. We celebrated my husband 60 b.d. there and no matter how large or small is the party, the food and service are of equal top quality.

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The presentation was beautiful and the food was fantastic. Seated right along the beach, great service from attentive staff. Enough said.

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Santa Monica, Ca
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

We did the farm tour- upcountry Maui, lunchtime. Angel, the tour guide/farmer, was great with lots of information and teaching. The farm chef prepared a wonderful meal - it's worth the time to drive up there and see the sustainable farming techniques and pick the salad ingredients. Reservations have to be made in advance.

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