honu / HO-NU / Hawaiian: sea turtle
A symbol of longevity, safety, and mana, or spirit.
In Hawaiian culture, their presence brings good luck and peace. The Honu is considered a form of 'aumakua, ancestral spirit, offering lifelong protection, wisdom and guidance.
EXTRAVAGANCE, SEAFOOD + SPIRITS
INDULGE IN A CULINARY ADVENTURE AS RICH AS THE VIEW
INDULGE IN A CULINARY ADVENTURE
THAT'S AS RICH AS THE VIEW
Originally founded by Chef Mark Ellman as Honu “Seafood and Pizza” almost a decade ago, the business was purchased in September 2021, and has since been reimagined into Honu Oceanside. Still rooted in the classic, European inspired dishes ingeniously designed by Mark, we are stepping into more modern waters, with a rising tide to table seafood selection, and an all around elevated menu.
By crafting an exclusive wine collection from prestigious makers around the world, building a striking whiskey and spirits program, and adding a touch of extravagance to every dish, the new Honu Oceanside is creating a place for locals to treat themselves, and for visitors to indulge in a culinary adventure as rich as the view.
Maui grown chef, Scotty Roberts, got his culinary start at 17 years old, and joined the Honu kitchen 9 years ago. With a background in mixed martial arts, he has rolled with the punches of the last few years, rising in the ranks and flourishing through the trying times of the pandemic. Now, even more growth and opportunity lie ahead with the evolution of Honu Oceanside.
A dedicated family man, this upcountry boy comes to the shore every day to keep the spirit of Aloha burning strong in the kitchen. You can find him filleting fish and experimenting with new recipes while keeping the vibes high, music just right and running the whole back of house team with positivity and respect.
KYLE Turner | JUSTIN Newman | SEAN Corpuel | JOSH Phillips aka JARSH
Through blood, sweat, and copious amounts of tequila, long time friends and Maui industry men have turned business partners and owner operators.
Each bringing their own unique set of backgrounds and skills to the table, these boys truly are the glue holding Honu Oceanside together, and are passionately building a team that's transforming it into the best restaurant on Maui, right before our eyes.