The ambiance is great. Ask for a seat with a view.
Service was excellent.
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
By far our favorite place.
By far our favorite place. Had such a great meal. Great table. Great service. Going back tonight. Love the music.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome view and tasting menu
Our family ate here twice during our 10 day stay. We made reservations and were able to request outdoor seating. The ocean view is spectacular. My husband enjoyed his mai tai (fresh squeezed juice). The kids menu is extensive. My son loved the shrimp scampi and daughter liked her cheeseburger. If you dine between 4:45-5:45, then the 3 course tasting menu is an awesome value at just $26; I highly recommend it.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was in Maui for 7 days with my family and this was, by far, the best dining experience we had. We had already tried all of the other restaurants in this chain (Kimo's, Duke's, Lalaini's) and this was the best. The table we had, had a great view and was very comfortable. Our server was a great guy, who had a lot of experience, was friendly and had a great sense of humor. The food was the best out of all the other restaurants in this chain. There was live music our on the lanai and the vibe of the place was great! Would definitely recommend this restaurant!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Aloha Lives at the Hula Grill!
You cannot go to Maui without a visit to the Hula Grill! It is the essence of the Hawaiian spirit. The view is stunning especially at sunset. Our server was pleasant and attentive. All the fish dishes were fresh and simply amazing. My husband had the rib eye steak
which was flavorful and plentiful, as well. A wonderful place for romance and people watching. Don't miss out!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific food and atmosphere!
Food was great, and so was the service. Sit outside if possible!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and atmosphere
The food is very nice, as usual. The location is beautiful--we had a table practically on the shore. The service can be a bit spotty here at times though.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We sat in the area where you
We sat in the area where you can order off of both menus. Our server, Will was very helpful and upbeat. The area we sat in was busy but fun to see so much action. We ordered the ahi and it was by far the best ahi we had our entire vacation. This place is worth every cent as the service is good and the food speaks for itself.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hula is fantastic.
Hula is always fantastic. Best fish on the island. Great servers, great wine list. And the view cannot be beat!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best Ahi on the island in my opinion! Comes with a small portion of kale, baby green beans and carrots all mixed with quinoa covered with an wonderful blended ginger butter shoyu sauce. In fact the sauce gave this dish a true island flare. The Ahi was perfectly done (I ordered mine medium) and it was tender, not stringy as I had last night at Duke's. In comparison, this Ahi was THE BEST! My husband ordered the New York prime that came with risotto which he let me taste and it was very tender. He also ordered a mai tai that was good (nothing special here). Park in the garage & get your ticket validated. Stopped at the Marriott booth on the way next to scrimshaw store for directions and received a free pupu for pot stickers.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are four of us, one couple is honeymooner
And we are celebrating our first anniversary
The whole dining experience are wonderful
The foods are delicious and fresh , the waiter( I forgot his name)
Really friendly and funny..
So we were really have blast
I suggest to who ever love coconut, should try coconut seafood chowder, and who ever
Love tuna should try Tuna steak, yummmmmmmy...
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beware that there are 2 areas to the restaurant, a bar area and a more formal dining room. When I made the reservation I was not aware that this was the case and that the reservation was for the formal, and more expensive, dining area. However the food, service and location were excellent.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hula Grill is ALWAYS a fun time
Wait staff was very friendly and attentive. Menu was extensive so there was something there for everyone. Great drinks too. All in all a very enjoyable time at a fun place on Maui. Make reservations though or you will wait a bit. Definitely worth a wait too!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent sunset view and
Excellent sunset view and food is pricey but good!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a greast choice
2 menus one informal and one formal fit for every budget.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A must for me
I love the Hula Grill! We've always hung out listening to music, eating appetizers, and drinking Mai Tais there. This time, we dressed up a bit and enjoyed a nice dinner inside. Service, food, drinks were all very good. I've been to Maui three times and have always gone back to Hula Grill....can't say the same for other places.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great meal here. The food was delicious and beautifully presented and we had a great server "Spud," who paced the meal nicely and we were not rushed at all! We had eaten here on our last trip to Maui 4 years ago, and thought this meal was infinitely better. We liked the Hula Grill so much that we returned to eat at there barefoot bar 2 more times!!!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good as usual
This is a very consistant restaurant, had the seared Ahi. It was excellent big thick pieces of perfectly prepared Ahi. Great ambience and sunset views. A must when in Kaanapali.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food on Maui with lovely fresh fish selections! Lava flows and the ice cream sandwich are a must!!!
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent view, food and service
We had a great dinner. I ordered the special that had two different fish and it was so good! Best meal I had on this trip. My kids loved the poke tacos and the shrimp scampi from the kids menu. Our server was friendly, helpful and patient. She made us feel very comfortable even though there weren't many children in the restaurant. If you get a chance to have Jennifer wait on you, she will take great care of you. Her explanation of the nightly special made me change my mind from my original choice and she was spot on with her recommendation! Every employee we encountered was very kind. The hostess was playful with my children & gave us a great table. I asked the hostess her name on our departure and I believe it was Sharkel.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My girlfriend and I were lucky enough to get a table at the edge of the grass and a little away from the barefoot bar where live music was being played. It was a great time, the food was fantastic and service top-notch. Our server Sean was very personable, recommended great dishes and made us want to come back during our next visit.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great View. Perfect Sunset.
Great View. Perfect Sunset. Atmosphere is the pure Island feel. We always enjoy coming to Hula Grill. We ate here 4 times while on the island. The last time the food was not cooked all the way, but they made up for it with their service and making things right.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great sunset view in Maui!
The view here is great for sunsets in Maui! The food is fresh and our waiter was very attentive. We will definitely plan to visit again.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous food on Ka'anapali Beach
This restaurant on Ka'anapali Beach is always packed. the food is top notch and, even though they were very busy, the service was superb. We had a great meal and our server, Jackie, was friendly and ready when we needed her.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Make this Reservation Happen
Ever watch a hit movie where the star is in an edge of your seat death scene and his whole beautiful life flashes in sow motion?
We, the viewer, are breathless with the memory and helpless for the outcome. Salvation comes an instant later with a fast forward to reality and the present with a BANG and we are instantly relieved and overjoyed with how wonderful the climax becomes. Well THIS restaurant IS that movie. My husband danced a little waltz with me after he paid the cheque and HE was so happy that the little girl at the table next to us was moved to get up and dance as well which stunned her parents.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find on Maui!!!!
Hula Grill is a great place to kick back with your toes in the sand and stare out at the ocean while you eat. If you get there when the whales are coming through, it's a bonus, because you can see them breaching right out in front of you. The food is good (try the lamb chops), and the service is great also. Probably the best place along the Kaanapali beach walkway.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Food In Maui
I get the FIRE GRILLED AHI STEAK with Shoyu ginger butter sauce every time and it is always PERFECT! The serves is friendly and fun. The view is perfect and if you happen to grab a table at sunset...WOW!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A must visit in Kaanapali
Great food and service. Reservations a must as very popular.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I make an effort to eat at the Hula Grill every time I visit Maui. I live the food, location and service.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Drinks
Really good food and great drinks. Highly recommend lava flow, mango rita and the ribs.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a Wonderful Time
I loved the outdoor dining and watching the sunset on our last night on Maui. Our table was ready for us when we arrived. Open Table is the way to go. Our waitress was great and very attentive. The food was excellent. I highly recommend the restaurant.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Maui Favorite
We always dine at Hula Grill the first night of our vacations on Maui- the food and service are consistently very good. The poke tacos should not be missed- they are a great appetizer. The fish and other entrees are innovative and delicious.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful way to Celebrate
We celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary at the Hula Grill and were thrilled with everything! the Hula Grill has become our go to restaurant for all our special occasions. We have celebrated our birthdays and now several anniversaries there. Both the restaurant side and the barefoot bar are fantastic! We look forward to celebrating many more special occasions there. The food is divine, the service wonderful and we never feel rushed!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hula Grill's awesome location
Hula Grill's awesome location along Kaanapali Beach allows for fantastic views of Lanai and Molokai as well as the Kaanapali Beachwalk and ocean-side entrance to Whalers' Village. The very good food offerings and service makes this an ideal location to dine while watching the sunset, cruising catamarans, humpbacks during whale season, and locals as well as tourists socializing while enjoying appetizers, lunch, or dinner.
My party particularly enjoyed the crab wonton, coconut calamari, and local-style potstickers. Hula Grill is an excellent choice for relaxing and viewing some of the most magnificent scenery in the world while dining on tasty food.
10/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Another Brilliant Evening
We come to Maui every year for our anniversary and make it a must to dine here. Service is great, friendly,warm,and fun. Food is always top notch and sunset views are awesome. We have been fans of Peter Merriman's since the Mauna Kea and then original Merriman's in Waimea. He is a fabulous chef who attracts wonderful people to work for him. If you get to KoOlina in Oahu, be sure to go to MonkeyPod. We went 3 times in 7 days! The sign of a really great restaurant is consistancy, and Hula Grill is always fantastic!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
its simple, if you are in Maui, the Hula Grill is a must!! Outstanding every time we eat at the Hula!!
10/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Not Quite Up to Expectations
We have eaten at several TS restaurants and have been a fan of Peter Merriman, so we had high expectations for the Hula Grill. The music was loud enough that we had difficulty maintaining a normal conversation. (We were there the night (10/30) that they were celebrating Halloween costumes. Perhaps that might have been the reason for the volume of the music.)
My wife ordered the Opah and I ordered the Swordfish. While her's was very good, I was disappointed with mine. It had very little taste or flavor.
The appetizers and desserts were great.
Overall the experience was not quite up to our expectations.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the atmosphere. The
Loved the atmosphere. The food was terrific. It was the perfect place for our last evening on Maui.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again we enjoyed the great ocean setting at Hula Grill. Food and service was great with a great dessert to top off a wonderful lSt evening on the island !
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Still A Maui Jewel
The second visit was even better than the first. Prompt seating and a great ocean view. The fish was marvelous. It is always the restaurant we go yo on our first night in Maui
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hula Grill, always a winner!
Every trip to Lahaina/Kaanapali for my wife and I always includes an evening at Hula Grill in Whalers Village. Wednesday night was a typical TS restaurant experience, consistent, excellent food, and outstanding customer service.
We look forward to our next trip and a return to Hula Grill - Kaanapali.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great as expected
Good food and service. Sat us right away, no wait and also accommodated our special request. Would definitely go back and recommend to others.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Favorite Family Tradition
Hula Grill has become a tradition in our family...we have dinner there on our last night before leaving paradise to go back home. It never disappoints. The service has always been good, the food is amazing, and you cannot possibly beat the location and the views. It is definitely worth the visit every time.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Honeymoon Night Out
My husband and I were looking for a romantic place to have dinner while on our honeymoon and this spot had it all! The staff was very attentive and the food was wonderful! We were very pleased.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Meal on Vacation
We sat closest to the ocean and enjoyed not only the view and amazingly fresh seafood, but the service was perfect. We were visiting with some friends we hadn't seen in years and our server, Caroline was very receptive to our slow-paced dining. She was very patient and accommodating. I had the seared Ahi and it was amazing. We finished with the ice cream sandwich and it was big enough for the four of us to share. I would normally think this restaurant is on the higher-end but the food, setting and service was worth every penny.
Thank you for the best meal on our vacation.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about this restaurant is very special. The service is very friendly and efficient. And the seafood is wonderful. And be sure to save room for one of the desserts. And the décor and ambience of the restaurant is very inviting. Perhaps the only drawback is that it is very busy.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite place to eat in Hawaii
The warm and friendly service makes you feel at home, but the South Pacific views, palm trees and gentle trade winds constantly remind you otherwise. We've been coming to Maui for nearly 20 years and have eaten here frequently. We've never disappointed.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'm pretty critical in my restaurant reviews, I worked in kitchens for 20+ years from family restaurants to dive bars (which often have the best menus) to upscale dining. If something is done wrong, I notice it. But Hula Grill did everything right, from the bread, served with a nice guava and chili dipping sauce, and olive oil, and presented in a tin lunchbox (nice touch!); to the desserts. We lucked out and get there in time for the Chef's Tasting Menu, which was a heckuva deal, particularly for Maui, you get app., entree, and desert for $26. The portions were smaller than if ordered them from the menu but they were not really small; they were pretty much perfectly sized. If I HAD to find a flaw, I'd like to see a broader beer menu.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Heaven in Heaven on earth
The Hula Grill, in Ka'anapali Beach on the island of Maui is a great dining experience in every way. First of all, the environment is amazing. It's Maui...enough said. We were there two nights in a row. First night we enjoyed the Coconut Seafood Chowder. Lobster, shrimp, scallop and fresh fish simmered in a coconut cilantro broth. It's simply amazing. We'd have it every time we go back most likely. We weren't that hungry so we shared it with a salad. By the way, they have a focaccia bread which is terrific, but the main event bread-wise is the Chili Water to dip it in. Awesome. I'm ordering three bottles right after I finish this review. Needless to say, the ambience is fantastic. Our waiter night two was Will- fantabulous. Go!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM