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Hula Grill - Kaanapali
Hula Grill - Kaanapali
  • Address:
    2435 Kaanapali Parkway
    Bldg P
    Lahaina, HI 96761
  • Cuisine:
    Hawaii Regional Cuisine
    Price: $30 and under

Hula Grill - Kaanapali Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hulagrillkaanapali.com/
  • Phone: (808) 667-6636
  • Hours of Operation: The Main Dining Room, open for Dinner, 4:45pm - 9:30pm
    The Barefoot Bar, open for lunch and dinner, 10:45am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Peter Merriman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We do not cater, but we have special event menus for your large party or special event. Special events need to be planned at least two weeks in advance so contact us early for best experience.
  • Entertainment: We offer one of the best entertainment line ups on Maui. With four sets daily, Hula Grill is THE place to enjoy live island music. Experience artists such as Ernest Pua'a aka "The Barefoot Warrior", Kawika Lum Ho, & our own Grammy award winners Peter DeAquino & band TBA, Derick Sebastian & Josh Kahula, just to name a few.
    Live music sets: 11:00-1:00, 1:30-3:30, 4:00-6:00, 6:30-9pm
    Hula Dancers nightly during the 6:30-9pm set
  • Special Events & Promotions: We host special events throughout the year. Our Facebook page is the best way to stay informed.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy 30
  • Public Transit: Maui bus stops right in front Whalers Village every hour!
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Park at the lot adjacent to Whalers Village (north side). We will provide you with 3 hour validation with purchase.
A word from Hula Grill - Kaanapali
On the water's edge on Kaanapali Beach, Hula Grill offers a stunning view of the Pacific and of the islands of Lanai and Molokai. From this distinctly Hawaiian vantage point, you are invited to join us as we celebrate the hospitality, culture and cuisine of the islands. Dinner is served in our open-air dining room where you can relax in the ambiance of a plantation era beach house while enjoying renown chef Peter Merriman's Hawaii Regional Seafood, that isn't only a favorite of vacationers, but locals too. Hawaiian fresh fish and locally grown produce are combined to create amazing menu offerings that are as colorful as they are flavorful. Fiery sunsets are served up daily along with live Hawaiian entertainment.

Our Barefoot Bar offers a more casual menu serving both lunch and dinner under authentic thatch roof umbrellas and a sand floor where you can sink your toes in. The Barefoot Bar is seated on a walk-in basis only.
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHawaii Regional Cuisine
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "We've been here many times. The food is consistently good not spectacular but good. We had a reservation at 8 but waited another ten min before being seated. They only had two steaks left. That's kind of odd. Tables are close together but not too bad."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Had a good experience with my family here. Food is good, favorite appetizer was the fish cakes. The potstickers were average. Salad was good and the drinks were the best especially 'the woo-woo' for anyone who likes cosmos ! Great for families of young children and nice view. It can get pretty loud so not an ideal spot for a quiet dinner"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "All the food we had was great. Probably not a place to order an expensive ribeye. Go with the seafood."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We chose Hula Grill for our last dinner in Maui because it was near our hotel. We were not disappointed. The food was delicious. We had four different entrees and everyone was pleased. The weather, view and beach location were all that we were looking for our last night of vacation."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Hula is right next to my hotel every year so proximity plays a part in why I keep going back - but the fantastic bar, friendly staff and surprisingly well-thought-out (and affordable!) wine list right on the beach remind me every time why I really like Hula."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Every time in Maui we have to at least once to this great spot. Always a wonderful meal--great food ...great service."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Food was really good, the Macadamia coated Mahi Mahi was amazing! The desserts were huge and delicious! We had an upside-down pineapple cake, which looked awesome and tasted even better! All the items on the menu looked good. We booked earlier that day, and there was a table ready for us when we arrived. There was a queue of people waiting, so I'd advise to book ahead, but the wait didn't seem too long. Maybe 10 minutes? Well worth it!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "This is the best restaurant in the ka'anapali area! The fish choices are amazing! My kids aren't big fish eaters at home but they both enjoyed fish each time we ate at hula grill! Also, the upside down pineapple cake is fantastic! We will definitely go back to hula grill for several meals when we return to Maui!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We've had bugers at the Hula Grill bar before that are fabulous. The dining side was not so great, we were disappointed with the quality, amount of food offered for the price and the taste. I had a Ribeye Steak that was like eating leather, I ordered it medium and it was tough, no flavor what so ever. Others had fish and were not impressed. Our bill came and for $200.00+ dollars it was a huge disappointment."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our evening at hula grill. I had macadamia magi very good and so was the blue cheese salad."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Located in Whalers Village on Kaanapali Beach in Maui, this is a great restaurant with a wonderful view especially at sunset. Excellent service complements the delicious fresh local fish and local harvest from the Maui farmland. You will not be disappointed!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Looking to know you are in Hawaii? Come to the Hula Grill...outdoor seating by the sea surrounded by lush Hawaian vegetation , Hawaiian music and even the required Hula dancer! There is indoor seating so one needs to specify when making your reservation ... We started the evening with a drink called a Lava Flow...coconut flavored and fabulous ! If you prefer a bar menu then you need to reserve in the bar seating area... We sat in the main dining area. pricier but more sophisticated fare. One could just order appetizers which I considered. Food was good but not a foodie place. I would return as the experience is festive and fun. There were many families with children and the place was packed. Reservations a must!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Our meal was good, but not anything fantastic. Part of our disappointment was due to this place being built up by others. I would recommend eating here, but don't expect an amazing meal. This is a average to barely above average place."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We come to Maui every Spring Break with the family and friends and Hula Grill is our favorite restaurant. The food is great and the service is excellent. We have never been let down. I would recommend it to anyone!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Hula Grill is a great beach restaurant on Ka'anapali Beack, Maui. The food is excellent, and the location fantastic. I highly recommend it for anyone staying in this resort area."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We've been here twice and have had a wonderful experience each time. We're hooked on the Poisson Cru (now named Hawaiian Ceviche). Service has been terrific both times. The views at sunset are very nice. It's a bit noisy but it works well for an Oceanside/beachfront location. We'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Not a good experience this time. Asked for wine recommendation and waiter got argumentative recommending strong red wine with fish. Wife's food was stone cold and overcooked. Better for lunch but pricey for comparable fare."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "The fish was amazing. The sides were only okay. Overall a great restaurant!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "My husband and I ate at the Hula Grill 5 times during our 2 week stay in Kaanapali. The location can't be beat, right on the beach with gorgeous views of the sunset. The staff is efficient, friendly and knowledgable, and dietary restrictions are taken seriously and accommodated gladly. The food is perfect for us - creative, well prepared, great selection - but not overly fussy and fancy. It is also reasonably priced compared to some of the other restaurants on Maui. Great for lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Chefs tasting menu was great. We sat at the prep table. Quick way to get seated at this very busy restaurant. All local ingredients. EXCELLENT."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Perhaps the best part of dining here was the outdoor dining overlooking the ocean. The wait staff is terrific and the food was very tasty. We always come here on our trips to Maui and are never disappointed."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Valentines Day, we went with two other couples. Our wait staff, Sean, was very polite and efficient. We ordered two chicken dinners, two steak dinners and two prawn specials. Both of our beef eaters were disappointed...one, so much so that he had it sent back...An assistant manager spoke with our disappointed diner, and, a new properly prepared steak appeared quickly. Our two chicken diners were satisfied. The two who ordered the prawn Valentine Special were, sadly, disappointed. The three butterflied prawns were quite small and difficult to pull out of shells. We were puzzled by the lackluster performance from the kitchen. We are usually not especially fussy and yet this time there were too many disappointments."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were here two years ago and because we liked the Hula Grill so much then we decided to celebrate our 30th anniversary and Valentines Day here. As before the food was excellent, the service was outstanding, and we were seated at the appropriate time. We watched whales while eating our dinner. We will return to Hula Grill every time we come to Maui."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Love the ahi. No hula pie. Outdoor seating is good."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "We love Hula Grill. Last year when we came to Kaanapali we went three times. This year we went twice - so far. Great outdoor seating. The ahi is outstanding. The service staff is super. I say staff because you have five or six people serving you. Get there early for a great table. There is usually a line, even for reservations. Good selection of wines. There are four sides of the restaurant - bar that you can sit at, bar tables the you have to be seated at, the outdoor dining area, and the indoor dining area. We come early for a drink and then dinner in the outdoor section. Only disappointment is no hula pie."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Celebrated our Anniversary at Hula Grill. A perfect evening. Service was outstanding. Our waiter Roy was very attentive and made sure our water glasses were always full. My wife had a craving for a good steak this so we were originally scheduled to go to a very popular Lahaina steak house. The Open Table reviews for the restaurant were universally terrible and we diverted to Hula Grill. My wife was shocked at how good the steak was as this is known more for it's seafood offerings. My fish was delicious. Overall a great meal. Anniversary dessert was shared, appreciated and enjoyed by my wife and I. Hula Dining Room Service Manager Holly Vanryn even stopped by our table and chatted with us. Hula Grill has become a regular for us! Well done!"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Great food & great server. Jess made us feel very welcome. Good service.. Thanks!!!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Ate at the bar the night before leaving our weeklong vacation in Maui. We both had a burger. Cooked perfectly and good service."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Been in Hawaii for 10 days, best place we have found to date."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "We been to Hula Grill every year for my birthday and we have had the best dinners there. You can only drink one Mai Tai since they are very big and strong. Food portion are perfect. Birthday dessert is great to split. We will come next year to celebrate again."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "After "avoiding" this touristy place for years, we now know why. Service was OK; food was nothing to write home about. Better restaurants....."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "If you feel like you got the best food and the best deal go from 4:45 to. 5:46"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I'd say the ambience, view, location and service win over the quality of the food. This is part of a chain group of restaurants that owns Leilani's, Kimo's, Duke's among others. Dine early for a table near the front. You'll have a perfect sunset view. Service is great here and servers tend to stay so it is nice to be remembered when dining. Save your receipt for a free ice cream sandwich on your next visit. Aloha!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "We had a seat at the rail overlooking the pool and beach. I had the fish special and my husband had the seafood chowder, both we're very tasty and would order again. We shared the very large piece of Hula Pie and ate every morsel. We would make this a go to restaurant when we are back in Waikiki."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "The restaurant faces Kaanapali Beach & is feet from the ocean. What a view + great food!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Hula Grill is a good island restaurant with a convenient location and good food."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We arrived early and had the tasting menu--smaller portions of three courses for $26. The macadamia encrusted fish and spice rubbed fish were excellent. Finished with the wonderful pineapple upside down cake. The outdoor seating was surprisingly comfortable in spite of the blustery beach conditions. All-around wonderful evening."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "This place has a great outdoor scene, live music and wonderful view of the ocean. It was so good we went back the next day! I would recommend this place to anyone staying at a place on this side of the island."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Excellent food, but service was lacking this time. We've been there for the third time & the service was not as good as before"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner a few nights ago. Food was very good, service was excellent, and of course the setting was beautiful. I highly reccomend it."
    Dined on 1/15/2014