Kula Lodge & Restaurant, Inc.
Kula Lodge & Restaurant, Inc.

Kula Lodge & Restaurant, Inc.

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kulalodge.com/restaurant_lodge.htm
  • Phone: 8088781535
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open 6:30 am until 8:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, American, Prime Rib
  • Executive Chef: Casey Webster
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
  • Entertainment: Jazz on Friday and Saturday Nights

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Haleakala Hwy
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The Kula Lodge has ample parking in two of our private parking lots, located just steps from the dining room.
A word from Kula Lodge & Restaurant, Inc.
The Kula Lodge & Restaurant located in Scenic Upcountry Maui is a mountain oasis on the beautiful island of Maui
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Kula Lodge & Restaurant, Inc. reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (16)special occasion (11)romantic (9)great for outdoor dining (7)great for lunch (7)neighborhood gem (5)fit for foodies (4)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (3)good for groups (3)hot spot (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Great food, great view!
    Yumyum
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This remains to be one of my favorite spots on Maui. The view is incredible and the food is too! Just be prepared to spend some time, the islands are in no hurry and neither is the service at Kula Lodge. The food and atmosphere more than makes up for it though! Enjoy!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Lady from Kihei
    loveKulaLodge
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We always take our visitors to Kula Lodge for a meal - could be lunch or could be dinner - both are outstanding at all times. Never received a meal there that was not outstanding. Service from the staff is beyond outstanding, they are frendly, very helpful and a joy to be around. The wine list is perfect as are the cocktails from the bar. The scenery is breathtaking and everyone we have ever taken there were truly in awe over our choice of a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Maui 2014
    ChiTown1VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We found Kula Lodge biking down the volcano 10 years ago and we go back when in Maui. Exceptional as always!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Atmosphere & Food
    wannakeeptraveling
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Returned after finding this place 17 years ago. Still impeccable service and food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special
    Pain
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Since I moved from Kula to Kihei I only get upcountry for special occasions. Our anniversary was the occasion so we pick a place that's special. Kula Lodge.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I have eaten here several times. Food and service has always been excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • view
    Makenagurl
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I enjoy going to kula lodge for ther good food and wonderful view
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • loved it!
    dinnerfor2aLm
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I had the furikake salmon. It was sooo good! Best service so friendly nice views!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    realaloha
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Austin Was Amazing. My Wife And I Were Treated Amazing. Kula Lodge Has The Most Prolific View Of Our Island. Between That, The Food , The Service, The Friendliness Of Staff.Truly AppreciateD it. We Will Be Back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, fantastic service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Always love to stop at the Kula Lodge when on Maui.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view and average food
    Robert1973
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The view is beautiful, but the average quality of the overpriced food makes this one restaurant to skip.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A lovely evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Went on a Friday night when there was live music which was great ambiance. Food was very nice as was the service. View of course is great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good view bad food
    jgrabill
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Only fish on the entire island that I would not recommend. Food trucks serve better ono anyday, especially when it was a 40 dollar plate of what tasted like a dry fish stick. Great sun set though!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.3
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 41 reviews are from the Kula Lodge & Restaurant, Inc. reviews archive.
  • Touring Maui's Up Country
    traveler
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    A perfect end to a perfect day of touring Maui's agricultural events. Even though it was partly raining, the view was fantastic with ocean views at both the southern and northern ends of Maui. The food was clean and delicious and they know how to make a good cosmopolitan! Service was attentive and the wait staff knowledgeable. If you're doing a day in Up Country, definitely cap it off with a stay at Kula Lodge and Restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kula Hula Rock!
    ScottandMayette
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Wow! Such a night, such a find! A wonderful up-country day was crowned with our dining experience at the Kula Lodge. We kicked back by the very cool fireplace..., we were escorted to our table with no better view anywhere. Our waitress....the the entire wait-staff treated us like family....it was SO MUCH FUN! The cocktails, bountiful wine list.....the food! Our waitress even offered, not just specials of the day, but personal recommendations that greatly exceeded all of our expectations. We fell in love all over again on this trip...and the Kula Lodge was a big part of it! Thank you guys!! We will tell everyone we know and we will return! This may even be.....our only daughter"'s wedding site.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Mothers Day
    Bud808
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My wife and I have been going there for years now. We have gone there for special occasions and for no reason but to go. My son loves to go there for lunch because the pizzas are great. Sometimes the waiters or waitresses are on the slow side because of the high turnovers in that department. My wife and I try to make it there for our anniversary every year. Years ago my wife and I had reservations for dinner to celebrate our anniversary. When we arrived we found the restaurant empty, apparently we were the only dinners that night and they remained open just for us. They could have called us to cancel our reservation but they chose to be classy and remained open just for us; that's just above and beyond what we could have ever expected.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day
    Beaver
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It was a great experience and we have done it several times. Views are awesome
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Locals out for Mother's Day
    local
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The view of both harbors and West Maui Mtns is what makes the restaurant a joy. Food is excellent. Atmosphere is cozy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth it at all!!
    Iowa
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    The price of the food is double what it should be. Both had steak and mashed potatoes, steak had no taste at all. Makes Applebee's a 5 star resturant. Don't waste your money!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Marvelous Memory
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We celebrated dinner here for our 30th wedding anniversary and then returned the very next day after a morning hike for late lunch. Both times we were delighted to be carefully waited upon by Austin - he in itself was worth the visit. He was an impeccable server with great recommendations - including an amazing expresso on ice cream not even listed on the menu!!! A wonderful memory from a week in Maui.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kula Lodge
    Kelscomments01
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Food was great and the scenery is gorgeous. We want there for breakfast and got a table by the window. The 4 of us had just come down from Haleakala for sunrise, so the waiting area was perfect with their nice, warm fireplace.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful View; OK Service; Food -
    Era818
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Nice view, even with clouds! Service was OK - waitress tried to overcome food issues, but just could not. One of two plates was cold - sent back; replacement was not much better. Perhaps this restaurant will be better whenever they get a real chef.... They made no offer of a comp, dessert, return discount, etc. They are obviously hurting, and continue for the hotel business and the view., which is fab.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food not so good
    John
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    I had braised short ribs. They were dry, and short on the sauce. Could have been served with more vegetables.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kula Upcountry
    Suze
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    A lovely place to enjoy a meal while in the middle of the island of Maui...where you can see coast to coast!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On a clear day or evening,
    mollymo
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    On a clear day or evening, the view is MAGNIFICENT. The kitchen has just reopened and is getting up to par. The food was very good. The soup needs to be hot! The entertainment on the weekends is delightful and low key...a nice bar and/or fire to sit at while having a after dinner drink. A added note: we stayed at Kula Lodge in Cabin 2...rustic yet romantic. What a delightful way to start a stay on Maui. No TV no telephone. They just need to add a small table to the balcony outside.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our server was sweet and thoughtful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Our server was sweet and thoughtful, a bit overtasked with running up & down to the outdoor seating - but dining outside in those cute "huts" and to enjoy the view and the Hawaii breeze was well worth it. It's a wonderful destination for an afternoon drive to see a bit of "upcountry life". The menu was a bit limited the day we were there.... and the "new items" that are on the way sound fabulous. We all 4 enjoyed our food and our time there!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something happened in the kitchen.
    jb2014
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    We didn't get to the restaurant because they called me to say that they had some sort of kitchen trouble and that they were unable to serve guests. I filled in #1 and #2 from past experience.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kula Lodge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Outstanding job all things considered, it's hard when the Chef and one of the other cooks walk out just before service.Food was good but not to prompt or complete.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2 hour delay with reservation
    twoodsVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    My boyfriend and I showed up for Christmas dinner after making a reservation via open table. We walked in past several disgruntled groups. We were then told by the hostess that it will be at least a 2 hour wait because "guests are lingering". It did not seem like they were trying to sort things out. They could have called us ahead of time...we suggested that they do so for the remaining reservations.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Understaffed
    Hifoodie
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Our group comes every Xmas, but this year was poor. Lack of kitchen staff delayed food for an hour- thereby losing some customers. Management needs to get their act together or risk losing further customers... Food tasted ok, though a bit pricey
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice
    Rick
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Great fireplace, nice to cuddle on the couch ,,, view is spectacular
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have visited Kula Lodge
    orchid
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    We have visited Kula Lodge for lunch for the past number of years. We have enjoyed it in the past. The food quality has certainly gone down. Something has been changes in the onion soup recipe and it is a let down
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    We come to Maui every year and always make Kula lodge one of our must see places for lunch. My Sister recommended it to me and we have recommended numerous friends ourselves. You must try their Pizza cooked in Their outdoor Pizza ovens, most excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    I had a great time the staff was nice although our waiter felt a bit like a used car sales man and notably wanted us to buy the most expensive items on the list. But you cant beat the ambiance and I had a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great views! And that's it!
    Chet78VIP
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Kula lodge is nothing more than a tourist trap (which is true about most of the restaurants in Maui). We happened to see Kula lodge on our drive down from the summit on thanksgiving eve . The hostess did not seat us immediately, since she expected it to be a busy night and wanted to check with her manager if walk-ins are allowed. I immediately made 4::15 reservation on open table as everything was open. We were not seated by the window because it was a last min reservation. Seriously? My husband's onion soup was awful. The pumpkin soup that I ordered had an onion peel in it. The entrees were average and the dessert, a pecan pie was dreadful.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The View
    Pkammie
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    The best thing about this restaurant is through magnificent view and may be worth. The stop in and of itself. The food is ok but not memorable. Thought the days of paying just for a view at restaurants had passed. Would be nice to have the food match it's view.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome view
    Becca
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Awesome view to have dinner by! Love the fireplace setting too where you can sit for a little bit and have a drink in front of the fireplace. Great prices and service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Find
    Teodoro
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    My wife and I happened upon the Lodge Dining. We were very impressed with the service and food. Next time we are on Maui we will certainly dine there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gorgeous view
    Ozzie
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We went here a couple days before on our way back from a drive to Haleakala. We stopped to try it. We loved it so much that we went back on our last day on the island. This time we had breakfast. Our reservation was at 10:30a. The Classic Benedict was delicious!! Everything was wonderful- eggs done to perfection! We got a great table where we could watch the pizzas being put in the outdoor oven (for the lunch crowd). The view was gorgeous- we could sit there all day, if possible and take it in! There's even a fortunate island kitty there that has great accommodations in the outdoor garden! Go! Don't miss out! A must see and eat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Views on Maui; great food
    DonMCO
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    From 3200 feet up the slope of Haleakala, it's a lot cooler than the beaches--very comfortable. Best views out over the island's saddle from anywhere on the island, from any table in the dining room, or outside if weather permitting. Try the hand-made brick oven pizza. It's great! The Kula Greens salad, made of locally-sourced produce, is wonderful as well. Its composition will change depending on what's available to the restaurant, and it's not small--ideal as an appetizer. For ambience, views, and service, this place has been great every time I've been to Maui since I discovered it about 9 years ago. One of my favorite places, anywhere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.