Happy Hour at Papa Aina – Lahaina, Maui, HI (CLOSED)
Published 8/15/2023 by the Maui Happy Hours team
Message from Papa Aina on Facebook:
Papa`aina is gone. Please help the staff who have just lost their homes and workplace rebuild their lives…https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-staff-of-papaaina-lahaina
Address, Phone, and Website
Address: 658 Wharf St, Lahaina, HI 96761
Phone: (808) 661-3636
About Papa Aina at The Pioneer Inn in Lahaina, HI
Papa Aina is a popular restaurant located at the historic Pioneer Inn, 658 Wharf St, Lahaina, Hawaii. It specializes in breakfast and brunch, offering a variety of Hawaiian and Ramen dishes. The restaurant operates from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM from Monday to Saturday, and from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Sundays. They also have a “Fast & Fresh Breakfast Counter” service from 6:00am-9:00am and a full-service dine-in brunch from 9:00am-2:00pm. Additionally, they offer a happy hour at the bar from 3:00pm-5:00pm.
The menu at Papa Aina features a wide range of dishes, including French Toast, Breakfast Ramen, Fruit Plate, Ocean Bowl, Eggs Benedict, Crispy Ramen, Smash Burger, Mac Nut, Pork Belly Ramen, Fish Benedict, Billionaire Bacon, Mini Benny, Ahi Poke Bowl, Breakfast Sandwich, and Breakfast Burger. They also offer a full bar and locally sourced ingredients.
The atmosphere at Papa Aina is described as fantastic, with a decor and location right on the water. The restaurant also features a covered outdoor patio, which is a great place to unwind.
Reviews of the restaurant are mixed. Some guests praise the fresh, locally sourced ingredients, the variety of fish dishes, and the excellent service. The poke is particularly recommended, with one reviewer describing it as the best they sampled during their stay in Maui. However, some guests have expressed disappointment with the changes in the restaurant’s vibe and the increase in prices.
Please note that the restaurant does not take reservations, but you can join the waitlist on Yelp before you physically arrive, and they will text you when your table is ready.
According to these Papa Aina Maui patrons
“Papa Aina was amazing! Chef Lee Anne really brought the umami here. We came for brunch on Sunday, there was live music. Service is extremely quick, friendly staff, delicious french toast and breakfast ramen. Honestly a perfect brunch. Thank you.”Sarah G., July 2023
“Everyone needs to try the Wipeout Fries!!!! The cocktails are fresh and yummy. Everyone is super nice and you can watch boats come in and out.”Angie W., July 2023
“Such a nice place to go after our trip on a submarine in the bay. The frech toast was the best I’ve ever eaten! I highly recommend this if you’re in this area.”Shari U., July 2023
“We only stopped for a Mai Tai right before they closed and I cannot stress enough how incredible this drink was. Hands-down the best Mai Tai ever had in my entire life. Thanks Danny!”Justin S., June 2023
“The French toast is to die for. The bacon is delishhhh. Order it – you won’t regret it!”Brooklyn S., July 2023
“We had French toast with maple butter sauce. Candied bacon and whip cream. Perfectly delicious! We also had the Smash burger brunch with bacon, egg. Greens and a dish of hollandaise sauce. SO delicious! Setting is idealic and the staff were spot on! Papa Aina does not disappoint!”Deborah C., June 2023