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The Iron Imu BBQ

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5315 Lower Honoapiilani Rd., Napili-Honokowai, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-442-3700
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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RSM, California
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117 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I LOVE BBQ! To have a place to get BBQ on the Island and even have it right next door (1 minute walk from where I was staying), I couldn't wait. I read the reviews and it seemed well enough. Boy,...was I disappointed. It was basic, the pork was fatty, the ribs were soft and kinda fatty, and the sides... More 

Thank Travlin2
Waipahu, Hawaii
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read all the reviews prior to heading to Maui, my step son and husband love southern bbq and so I made sure that was one of our first stops! Man I fell in love with the brisket sandwich and the hot sauce...if you like hot sauce it has an amazing flavor!!

Thank mrsvickismith16
San Francisco
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Very impressive! Best BBQ I've had in a long time. Cornbread is for real. Just like my sister makes! This is the kind of BBQ you have after Sunday church or from that Uncle from Texas that knows how to BBQ! We had chicken and ribs, Mac and Cheese. Ribs were out of this world, the chicken was good... More 

Thank Douglas H
Tucson, Arizona, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was friendly and the food was delicious! The chicken was moist and flavorful and the pork was perfect! Each plate had a ton of food and the side dishes tasted homemade! Mac and Cheese was yummy! There is a kids playroom lined with chalkboard walls! We were told the food was cheap, but nothing is cheap in Hawaii.... More 

Thank Holly L
Lahaina, Hawaii
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like anything in Hawaii, it's a bit pricey...but when you consider they actually bbq/smoke all their meat, maybe it's worth it?? Wife and I tried the sampler plate. It was a bit pricey, but we wanted to try as much as we could in one visit. As I specialize in bbq brisket, I was particularly curious about theres. Honestly, I... More 

Thank Rob H
Newark, Delaware
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here several times during our stay. Great BBQ for a good price! We always got takeout since we were staying nearby and they are only open for dinner.

Thank Mac122430
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is on our resort so we went here a couple of times. Ribs and BBQ sauce (which you add on separately) are delicious ! You also have choice of some great sides like Mac and cheese , macaroni salad, homemade slaw, rice balls etc. Prices aren't bad and the service is really awesome and friendly. We enjoyed both... More 

Thank Laura B
columbus, oh
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We drove by the Iron Imu BBQ a coupe of times while visiting a local beach. Finally decided to stop in one evening and give it a try. Boy, were we ever glad we did. Portions were very generous, and the price was reasonable. Especially compared to other local restaurants. Had a family group of 8 adults, and all were... More 

Thank dswitts
San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Food is not bad, but the place is lacking in atmosphere and service. This place has potential. When we got there , it was mostly empty - had to stay in line and order at the counter. It was pretty cheap compare to other places in Maui.

Thank HighClub
Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

A real disappointment. A big, half-empty dining room; you have to order at the counter and take a seat. Out come our $22 dinners...on paper plates and with plastic utensils. The meat and side dishes were room temperature and obviously had been sitting in the kitchen a while. The brisket was over cooked and dry and fatty, the ribs were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Barbecue
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5315 Lower Honoapiilani Rd., Napili-Honokowai, Maui, HI 96761
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Napili-Honokowai
  • Phone Number: +1 808-442-3700
Iron Imu BBQ Company is a casual, family friendly, counter service BBQ joint serving Southern Style Dry Rub BBQ and country sides. BBQ sauce is available for self service. Beer and wine are available. Inside dining or take-out available.

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