Co-ordinated meal well. For
Co-ordinated meal well. For example, when appetizer was done, salads were brought to the table on a timely basis. Wait staff were efficient and friendly especially our waitress. Food was excellent!
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dinner at pulehu
Food was pretty good. My caesar salad had brown wilted ends, i have never seen am chef fail to trim the brown pieces off. My lasagna arrived barely even warm, i sent it back took 20 minutes by then everyone else was done dinner. They did comp me the lasagna and our kids dinner which was nice.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
A good place for a special occasion
Very nice place, trendy. Good food, excellent service, and good (but somewhat loud) lounge music.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had a table for 6, 3 adults,
Had a table for 6, 3 adults, 2 13yr olds, 1 11yr. Menu has so many delicious choices. Our server Andrew was fantastic and attentive. Delicious dinner for all!
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had hoped for a good view
We had hoped for a good view table and didn't really get that, but other than that it was a great experience. The food and service were very good and we'd definitely return.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food at Pulehu was great.
The food at Pulehu was great. The Rustic Crab dip was heavenly. I had the Chianti Braised Short Ribs which were so tender and melted in my mouth. My husband enjoyed his Molokai Shrimp Risotto and was glad that the chefs were able to make the dish without the pancetta since he doesn't eat pork. Our waitress, Viviena was awesome as well.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed our Outing
We enjoyed our evening of dinning at Pulehu. The food was well prepared, good wine and the service was excellent.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful location, service lacking
Five of us came to celebrate Mothers day and two Bdays. We were seated promptly near the outside lagoon as requested. The waitress was at first attentive but did not bother to ask for drink orders and only did so after I motioned her over. The food was great but delivered by another server whom we had do some other things. The Manager and hostess came to our table more than the waitress. I did feel a bit ignored.However, she brought us a complimentary dessert plate which was awesome. Overall a good experience.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Mother's DayDining Experience
My husband took me here for Mother's Day dinner. They had a prix fixe menu, which looked great, so we didn't even look at the regular menu! The food was wonderful, but the service from the staff was amazing! They were super friendly, and very accommodating since we had our 6 month old daughter with us. We were seated next to the koi pond, so we had a nice view and something to entertain our little girl!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love Pulehu.
This is our third trip to Pulehu. The food is outstanding, and the portion sizes are perfect. Excellent wine list and yummy desserts. The seating was wonderful and we had a sunset view. The ambience was perfect. We had a great time.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful Sunset and service
We went to this restaurant for dinner and were delighted with the food, service and scenery. From the appetizer, entree and to the dessert, everything was well seasoned and tasty. The waitress was so helpful with my need for gluten-free choices and the chef was able to modify the mahi-mahi special so I could have it. The coconut -pineapple panna cotta was a great way to top off the meal. All this and we got to see the sunset over the ocean--not bad!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for large group
This was an excellent choice for a large group - we had our own room!! Food is excellent - we enjoyed the pre-set menu
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's a Winner!
Picked this for my daughter's birthday dinner since she's not a seafood lover, yet there was still enough seafood on the menu for the rest of us. I mentioned in the notes of the reservation her birthday and asked for a cupcake with a candle; when we arrived they had put us in a private room and fussed all over her birthday - it was great! Would definitely return to Pulehu.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Best Italian Food on Maui
Pulehu Itailan Grill is outstanding, my husband loved the lasagna, the scallops and the bruschetta are also "musts" to try. Ask for Cynthia, her service is the best!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the food ambience and
Love the food ambience and service. will go back again in a heartbeat!!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Decent Italian food on Maui
I've got a thing about restaurants in hotels, but Pulehu was alright. The caprese salad was excellent. My pasta dish was very salty, but tasty. Nice view overlooking the hotel grounds and our serve was very good. Fresh Italian bread on the table would have been nicer than the breadsticks, but you can't have everything. Overall, if you want a change from fish while on Maui I'd give Pulehu a try.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Find in Maui!!
We were so excited to find such an outstanding dining experience right out our door! The food, ambience, and service was tops! There were 4 in our group & we all had different entrees---each dish was superb. Hats off to the chef!!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful Sunset View with Dinner
It was great to discover this wonderful Ittalian restaurant right at the resort. Not your typical resort dining option, I highly recommend Pulehu.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting combinations of
Interesting combinations of re textures and flavors. Great table service - knowledgeable, friendly without pretense, anticipates the
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding! Very delicious
Outstanding! Very delicious food and outstanding service. Unlike other beachside restaurants we have been to, the service made us feel like special guests instead of a customer. Food was served timely without feeling rushed. The manager took the time to ask if we were satisfied with our meal and service. Our server Benji was extremeley attentive yet not overbearing. Unlike many other restaurants, the room/accoustics alowed us to converse without yelling over nearby guests, which was a welcomed relief. Classy but not stuffy or pretentious. Again...the food is fantastic.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always dinner at Pulehu
As always dinner at Pulehu was delightful. Cynthia was our waitress, and she always goes the "extra steps" to ensure the meal is perfect. Chef Wesley and his kitchen are talented and creative. Thank you, I can't wait to return!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food great service
We ate here for my birthday...
the food was noteable and the service was some of the best we have experienced maui and elswhere. Benji was very knowledgeable about the food and the kitchen staff obvioulsy put care and effort into the presentations that included local farmed produce.
Highly recommend trying this restaurant at least once if your on Maui, I'll be back...
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Could not have asked for a better way to begin our trip in Hawaii. Excellent food great service!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best dinner we've had
First, the ambiance was perfect We sat outside at a table on the edge of the Koi pond. Beautiful! Children visited the fish which added to the charm. The noise level was ideal as we could actually have a conversation and hear each other. The food was well prepared and creative. We had two appetizers and will have them again next time. The crispy calamari was a surprise: we expected the usual rings and squiggly tentacles, but instead they were thick panko-crusted calamari strips served with two dipping sauces. Then the duetto of bruschetta was fantastic. My husband's mahi-mahi was served over baby artichokes and olives - yummy! My short ribs in creamy polenta were wonderful. The service by Kristen couldn't have been better.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good. The atmosphere
Food was very good. The atmosphere was incredible, especially if you are seated by the koi pond. Very tranquil and made our last evening in Maui that much better.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic and amazing food
A beautiful romantic spot to enjoy a lovely dinner. The menu has a large selection of amazing dishes and the service was top notch. I highly reccomend this restaurant for those looking for a special dining experience.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
First class from start to finish. Ambiance was wonderful. Service was impeccable. Food was delicious.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service, ambience and food were all excellent. We stayed with pasta (spaghetti and meatballs) and Lasagne. Both dishes were as good as we could get in Northern NJ!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lovely restaurant and meal.
A lovely restaurant and meal. Drew, our server, was fantastic - knowledgable, very helpful and very attentive. The only downer on the evening was a bunch of screeching women on the next table celebrating a birthday in a way that jarred badly with the rest of the clientele and the setting. One can only imagine that they do not get out of the house much. Drew comped us a dessert to try to make up for it, which was very thoughtful of him.
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
something for everyone
we had one of those nights where trying to please the needs of a family group and this fit well. You can eat affordably and healthy or more indulgent and up scale all on one menu. if you are tired of coconut seafood and fruity sauces this offers a great change. The atmosphere along the outside of dinning room near the open air is very nice, service top notch. The food was very good, we all had appies and entres and the whole group was pleased which only happened once
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at Pulehu
We did the Tramonto menu at Pulehu and it was really good. The price is excellent for a 3 course meal. We had the calamari (one serving was enough for two so we took some home), the scallops and the pineapple tiramisu. We also had an excellent wine recommendation from our server and totally enjoyed the reasonably priced Tomaresco. All in all, a great meal!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classic romantic Hawaian spot
Get a table next to the infinity pool/pond and watch the sunset. The restaurant is half indoor and half outdoor an surrounded by the buildings but the landscape is very nicely done. I started with the Caesar, my wife the brusetta and then I had the lasaunga and she the brasin short ribs. Portions were good. Then we finished with pineapple Tiramisu (very good) and she had the macadamia nut cheese cake somethin. All was very good as well as there Mi-Tai's. We caught the sunset special which was a special $$ which included all the mentioned above minus drinks.
Quiet, intimate ambience - would highly recommend this place.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service! Captain and server and staff were on top of it! Great service team and good fresh food! I was very impressed!!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were very pleased with our dining experience at Peluhu, An I talian Grill. The restaurant setting was beautiful, very romantic and relaxing. The servers were very attentive and accomodating. The food was excellent. We will be coming back to this place when we come back to Maui.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Little off the mark for us
We dined here a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. This time not quite so much. The service was still excellent, but the food did not quite hit the mark for us. Perhaps it was what we chose, a fish dish for me and a special chicken dish for my wife, that in her opinion did not seem so special.
In fairness we would need to give it another try some time in the future before we would take it off of our "list" of restaurants enjoyed when visiting this area.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our third time at this restaurant and the experience was as good as the others. I had the Tomato Soup and the Kauai Prawn Risotto and my wife had the Spaghetti and Meatballs. All of which were very good. The service was also as to be expected from a fine restaurant. We will definitely return.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I tried this place while visiting Maui for our honeymoon and it was great! Our server was Cynthia- and she was great!! Food was great and we were so full after! Had a great view of the koi pond on the outside dining area. Would go back again!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Maui Experience
We had a 1 week vacation in Maui at the Westin Kaanapali Resort Villas, Site of the Pulehu Italian Grill. Our first dinner in Maui turned out to be our best dining experience of the week. I had delicious grilled Monchong (fish) with a macadamia coating over risotto. My wife had grilled prawns. We started with a caprese salad made with local heirloom tomatoes. Presentation was excellent. Service as well. The setting is very romantic next to a large, beautiful koi pond with palms and tropical plants throughout. A minor drawback is the layout of the resort buildings does not afford a sunset view over the sea; but this is a small point. The restaurant is expensive but well worth it. Not an Italian restaurant for children.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for dinner; we live on Maui and would return.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent hidden gem
My husband and I were looking for an Italian restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. We wanted to stay on the west side so we could drink and cab it. I found Pulehu online. No one I knew had ever been there but we decided to give it a try. We had had one of our best dining experiences. The food is Italian with a very local spin and very fresh. The service was a perfect balance of friendly and professional. It is a very pretty setting. We so enjoyed it that the following week we went back with our out of town guests! I highly recommend Pulehu.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Second Visit - Great Experience
This was our second visit to Puleho and the food and service was as excellent and consistent this time as last. We had the fish special and the Braised Short Ribs. While most people obviously visit Maui for the seafood, the Braised Short Ribs are the best I have ever had and I would heartily recommend them to anyone. The wine list is perfect in size, content and selection and I would also recommend the desserts, particularly the Tiramiso. One does not expect to go to the islands for great Italian but I believe the Westn Resort has provided that magic all at a reasonable value as well. Highly recommended experience!
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
My husband went to eat there at the beginning and end of our vacation. The food is excellent. I had the herb marinated mahi mahi, which I would recommend and my husband had the squid ink tagliatelle both times because he thought it was fantastic. Now, ambience - there is plant stands in alcove in the wall with lights highlighting "nothing". To improve the atmosphere, Ther needs some added decor.
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good food, BUT slow
Their lobster cabonara is pretty darn good! Slow and somewhat inattentive wait staff but with good persnality. We took our time but didn't intend to.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant has such a peaceful ambiance! I had the sweet potato gnocchi, a must try. The risotto fish was perfectly cooked and a large portion!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM