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Has anyone recently dined at the Five Palms Restaurant in Kihei? I have heard they changed management and I have heard mixed reviews on the food and service. I really like that it is beach-front. Any thoughts?

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My Oct 14, 2008 wedding reception was at the Five Palms Grill in Maui. Just go back and read my OLD post from Oct 29 2008. It is the


"A clueless noob in need of help!" post.


The Five Palms Grill was EXCELLENT. We had 14 guests and we had our wedding ceremony on the beach outside the Palm Rest in the morning. It was so easy...we walked to the rest after the ceremony from the beach. The wedding brunch style was perfect for us. The view of the beach from the rest was amazing!!!!


We got to use the inside rest for FREE too. (Trust me) You do NOT need to get/pay for the outdoor patio. The inside rest is actually BETTER. In Maui...inside is like outside. Everything is just so open.


Overall, the cost will depends on your budget. The food at the Palms was excellent and $$ were reasonable. Just so you know, they have an early bird 50% on certain food items when you go there for regular 'early bird' dinner & drink specials.


Kathryn Freeman was our Event Coordinator and Shawn Wynne is the GM at the Five Palms. I met both of them the day before our wedding and they discussed all the final details with us beforehand. The staff at the rest was A++++. The Five Palms was A++++ too.


Let me know if you have any questions.

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Thank you so much for your reply!!!! Did you post a wedding review?


I am really leaning toward the Five Palms due to the atmosphere and the views.


Question regarding inside vs. outside: We will probably have 35 guests. Do you think with that many people the inside area will work as well? I was considering the patio due to the number of guests. Also, our reception will be a dinner reception on a Saturday night, so I imagine the inside of the restuarant might be a little more crowded at that time.


Thank you again, this is such an incredible help!

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I was not able to post the wedding photos on this forum. Give me your email and I will email you a few small images from the Five Palms Grill.


We had 14 guests so if you have 30 then it should still be ok. The staff and Kathryn Freeman at the Five Palms were so easy to work with. The timing went really well but there was 1 thing that I would have added at the wedding.


After the ceremony and group photos...our guests were confused as to what to do next...(they were like sheeps not knowing what to do). We instructed our guests to walk over to the rest for refreshments but they didn't move. It would have been nice if a staff member at the Five Palms walk down from the rest to lead our guests from the beach to the rest. after the ceremony. It REALLY was not a big deal because everything still worked out.


Another real beautiful rest is The Plantation House. It has a breathtaking view and the food was fantastic! I have photos from the rest. It is worth having lunch there after the wedding. Outstanding service and relaxing. Prices were so much better than Mama's Fish House.


Plantation House Restaurant :: Maui Restaurants :: Kapalua Resort Dining

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We're heading to Maui next week and have planned to go to the Five Palms restaurant as our condo is close by. We'll let you know how the food is when we get back! Best of luck with the plans!

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