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“Great food, good staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kimo's Restaurant

Kimo's Restaurant
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Ranked #18 of 262 Restaurants in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $34
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Good for: Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between Papalaua Street and Wahie Lane
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.
Bloomington, Minnesota
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105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great food, good staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

On a very busy Friday evening six of us had dinner at Kimo. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. They had a nice wine selection, and we had some of the best fish I have ever had. One member of our party doesn't like fish and said that she would start eating fish all of the time if it tasted like this. We had coupons for a free dessert and the ice cream pie was delicious and huge.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food selections”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

Great selection of seafood and non-seafood selections. Nice local setting downtown on Front Street. Service was off a little. My wife & I both ordered grilled magi mahi. Hers came as ordered and mine came as a different preparation. Waiter explained it was the same fish, just a different preparation, then offered to take it back. Not wanting to wait while my wife and guests ate, I accepted the meal. Tasted good, but not what I had ordered. Waiter as a gesture for error, brought a piece of Hula pie for the table for desert. My wife and guests enjoyed this. Hula pie is not my choice for desert if I was going to have desert.

Visited February 2013
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Petaluma, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Went for the view, food was good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

On our last night in Lahaina, we wanted to dine at a restaurant with a view. Enjoyed cocktails oceanside before our table was ready (nice). The food was good - I had steak and it was fine. To me, though, there was nothing particularly remarkable in regard to the food. The service was good, view was good. It's the sort of place where "the best surprise is no surprise".

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mariah C
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South Lake Tahoe
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Cocktails? Yes please.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

We managed to be walking past during happy hour. Found ourselves with a nicely prepared drink and a nice gluten free appetizer. The bartender could not find the gluten free menu as they are re-doing it, but he was aware of what would be safe for me to eat. Great view over here.

Visited January 2013
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Centerville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Lunch spot after hours of shopping Lahaina”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

After a few hours of following the wife through ALL the shops of Lahaina, Kimo's provided a great place to sit, rest my weary feet and aching arms from lugging all that stuff around. Right on the water in Lahaina with a great view of the harbor and the neighboring island.

The food was really good, we both had salads and loved the mix of greens and salad dressings. The protion was just right and very affrodable. Nice bar on premise and some different local drinks like Lahaina Lemonade (giove a try).

Our wait staff was quite friendly. Definite place to return

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marc S
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