We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A little overhyped?”
Review of Lahaina Grill

Lahaina Grill
Reserve with OpenTable
Lahaina Grill is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #3 of 262 Restaurants in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $100
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Front Street
Description: Open nightly from 5pm. Voted Best Maui Restaurant for 24 years in a row (1994-2017)! Featuring innovative, New American cuisine, Lahaina Grill uses techniques and flavors from around the world, all perfectly blended with the freshest ingredients cultivatedby Maui's local farms, dairies and surrounding waters.
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
149 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“A little overhyped?”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

We had a good dinner at LG but I would disagree with many of the reviews on TA that you will have an amazing experience here. Just a little background info for you: the restaurant is located in a very small enclave of restaurants, inns and shops at the water's edge which is quite nice. Parking is available very close to the restaurant and you will pay between $5 and $20. There are also attendants at all parking lots to help you if you are having trouble located a parking spot. The interior of the restaurant is nicely lit with elegant furnishings and the staff are as professional as you will find anywhere which probably comes from working at the restaurant many, many years. They seem to enjoy what they are doing. As for the food, well, it was good but it did not overwhelm us with greatness. We did not try the seafood dishes and maybe those are much better than the red meat entrees we had although you will not be disappointed with the slow braised short ribs, it was very well done. The soups are average and the desserts, particularly the signature dessert berry pie, is also very good but again not outstanding. Perhaps my expectations for our dinner was too high but keep in mind that appetizers start at $20 and the dinner entrees basically start at $30 and head north to an average price of $45. Naturally at this price point you would expect a dinner that will leave you wanting to come back but unfortunately this did not happen for us. If you have a lot of money then give it a shot but if you want better value then head over to Honu or some other similar establishment instead which is more casual, offers a terrific view and has really exceptional food for slightly lower cost.

  • Visited January 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank BRUCE W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,903 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    2,195
    463
    161
    61
    23
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great New Year's Eve meal!”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

We started out our celebration with the carpaccio, cake walk and ahi poke for appetizers. The ahi poke was wonderful and the seafood cakes were outstanding. Although we didn't order it, our fishing guide highly recommended the wagyu beef ravioli as out of this world. The "from the land" entrees looked all very appetizing, but we were focused on ordering seafood since we have a hard time getting really fresh seafood in the middle of New Mexico. My wife and I had a Hawaiian sea bass special with poblano risotto. My daughters had the seared ahi and salmon filet with grilled vegetables.

Our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly and was familiar with New Mexico. Many of the dishes have a Mexican influence with Hawaiian ingredients which reminded us of our home cuisine. Overall great experience and we would highly recommend to anyone visiting Lahiana!

Visited January 2014
Helpful?
Thank LuvNMchile
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wow! Go here. Seriously. Wow.”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

This restaurant was amazing from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. The service was impeccable. The corn soup, salad, ahi tuna and meatball dishes were fresh and delicious. While the restaurant is a bit pricey, we felt it was worth every penny. We went for a special occasion and it was recognized by the hostess, our server, and the support staff, repeatedly throughout the evening. They even took a picture to send to us and gave us a congratulatory card signed by the staff! Go here. I can't believe this is not the #1 place to dine in Maui.

  • Visited January 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank FoodGuru15
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Davis, California
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A reasonable splurge with a CAVEAT or 2”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

We ate here for the first time a few days ago, as a "thank you" to foodie friends who arranged our Maui lodgings. The Grill is an expensive proposition, even for Maui, so I will review it through that lens. The main rooms are nice and bright, dominated by colorful flowery paintings. We learned it's possible to reserve at the bar for the first seating, then it's first-come the rest of the evening. The Grill may, inadvertently, offer one of the few dining deals in Maui: a $10 hamburger with fries that is pretty good. The menu is interesting, with fish and lots of meat, and vegetarian items. Most entrees in the $40-50 price range; appetizers in the higher teens and up to mid-$20s. We ordered across the menu and most dishes were well presented and delicious, including a carpaccio, beet salad, salmon, and roasted tomatoes. CAVEAT #1-the kitchen sent out a largely raw pork chop requested as medium rare. You might reasonably question whether any pork should be ordered less than "medium," but they missed on this one. Should not happen at these prices. CAVEAT #2 - the wine list offers not a single reasonably priced option. Meiomi Pinot is being sold around Maui's supermarkets at less than $20 a bottle and it's offered by the glass at the Grill for around $15 (as I recall, or it could have been even higher) - and the pour is less than generous. We calculated a roughly 600% markup, which is a pretty deep gouge. If you are looking for a high-priced, well staffed, largely delicious meal in a lovely Maui environment, this may work for you. But for me it's only 4 dots in light of the outrageous wine pricing and miss on the pork chop.

  • Visited January 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Mike H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
McAlester
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“THE BEST”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

Save up some money, it ain't cheap, BUT IT IS WORTH IT. DINING EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME. I'm not a big wine drinker (Gimmie a cold beer) but just the wine list is amazing (is the thickness of a big city phone book).

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
Thank sloatdog
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Lahaina Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing