Great food, casual setting, and a awesome beach side view. The prices of Honu are “fine dining” rates however the restaurant is quite casual and they also have a happy hour time (with a discounted menu — that’s when we went!). It is located on the oceanfront right on the beach. The patio is enclosed with screens that keep the bugs out but the fresh air coming in, and the gorgeous sun shining through.
We chose our table to be right on the patio, where we could hear the tide crash against the shoreline. The restaurant literally sits right on the rocks on the coast of Lahaina.
One of my favourite dishes is the Maine Bay Shrimp Sandwich on a Portuguese Flax Chia Seed Sweet Bread, it’s served with coleslaw, potato and yam frites, tartar. We requested their in house sauce the Korean-spiced aioli was something new and different. I could tell it was simple to make, but I never would have thought of putting those two simple ingredients together. Gochujang and mayonnaise. Wow! It blew my tastebuds away.
We also ordered the Fried Pacific Oyster sandwich, also on the Portuguese Flax Chia Seed Sweet Bread, it’s served with coleslaw, potato and yam frites, tartar, and Korean Aioli. This was delicious, but the only thing exceptional from this dish was the Korean Aioli.
Deep Fried Chick Peas – Before we even ordered, this arrived to our table. Salty and deep fried. It did the job. We ordered two heineken’s.
Large Shrimp Cocktail – t’was yummy!
Kumamoto Oysters – Just like at home. Small, smooth, a bit nutty, with a slight sweet fruity flavour. — My favourite!
Shigoku Oysters – Never had these before. It was a first time, but I still prefer Kumamoto’s. These oysters were small, with a slightly deeper cup. The flavor was a bit more cucumber and salty flavour.
Honu was my favourite meal in Maui. The ingredients were fresh, well prepared, innovative, creative and delicious. I will definitely come back the next time I go to Maui again.
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