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The Grove - Kailua
The Grove - Kailua

The Grove - Kailua Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.grovekailua.com
  • Phone: (808) 262-2898
  • Hours of Operation: Shady Hour: 3:00P-5:30P, Tues-Fri
    Early Bird: 5:30P-6:00P, Tues-Fri
    Dinner: 5:30P-10P Tues-Fri
    5P-10P Sat/Sun
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Chef Fred DeAngelo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kuulei Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Grove - Kailua
A neighborhood restaurant featuring globally inspired island cuisine from award-winning Chef Fred DeAngelo.

Our family-friendly restaurant will focus on using the best local island products, with Chef's dishes reflecting the diverse ethnic backgrounds of his 'Ohana. This new and exciting eatery has given Chef DeAngelo the opportunity to prepare an eclectic menu that is truly personal.

There will be something for every guest at The Grove: hearty comfort foods, sustainably fresh seafood, vegan dishes, as well as healthy entrees for children. Our wines from around the world and specialty cocktails aptly named after places in Kailua, will be the perfect pair for Chef DeAngelo's cuisine.

Your ecological peace of mind will be pleased when dining at The Grove because we are committed to being environmentally respectful and responsible business owners.

The Grove will be a gathering place for families and friends any day of the week.Continued

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "This is definitely a restaurant that you want to either eat outside or at the bar. The restaurant itself does not have much of an atmosphere. The food was very good. Our server was good but had too many tables and was going as fast as he could. He did have a "helper" and she did an outstanding job."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Shady hour dining (4pm - 6 pm) was fun. We tried many items on the shady hour menu. Our favorites were the salmon dip bread bowl and the truffle flatbread. The li hing mango mojito was great! Our server was friendly and attentive. We look forward to returning."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Their chef always does a terrific job of blending flavors to bring out the best of a dish. The mushroom risotto was absolutely great. Noise level is a bit high inside and lights are a bit too bright, but those things are easily fixed. One of the best Kailua restaurants"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We came here for my husband's birthday and were treated to exceptional, polite, attentive service and a delicious meal, perfectly cooked and served fresh and piping hot. This place is worth every penny - a treat to spend time in the casual environment with top notch service. Will definitely keep coming back!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Like many Kailua establishments, this restaurant almost has it nailed, but is just a little off from "great.". The food is excellent, but perhaps just a little overpriced, and the ambience is nice, but not quite perfect (the temperature was a little warm and the lighting slightly odd with mixtures of harsh and soft light). In general, however, I'd say it's one of the area's better restaurants and has a nice lanai outside with an awesome fish tank inside."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Great staff, nice owners, nice ambiance, food hit and miss. This night my fish was overcooked and tasteless. Also, they need an espresso machine."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Great affordable kids menu & coloring page/pipe cleaners to keep them busy because it took a long time to get our food. Food was ok, dessert was awesome but $145 for 2 adults/2 kids puts this in our "only special occasion" category."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Ordered the special of the night "Opah". Tough and overcooked!! Plus found big piece of "muscle" (for lack of a better word) and could not put fork or knife through it. Ordered brown rice which was half-cooked. Will not go back anytime soon. Gabriel, our waiter, was quite nice. Would rate him a "10"! We were offered a free dessert which was delicious. The bread pudding was great. Best part of the meal. REally have to up their game if want to be successful!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "It's a beautiful meany and the decor gives a great vibe that's about all that is positive. The menu dinner menu is every small and is not appealing. When given the options for specials we took the fish. Under seasoned and just about tasteless. EXPENSIVE and not worth the money. $28 for prawns and pasta no thank you I'd rather make it at home for no more than $12. Not a fan of this place. Tried to do something new for dinner and rather would go to California pizza kitchen."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We arrived on the early side before there were many tables filled. Everyone was as kind and friendly and welcoming as they could be. We ordered a mushroom dish, the white clam chowder, and Fish Special. Everything was better than expected. Recommend Creme Brûlée ."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The Grove was awesome. Delicious food and great service. Easily the best restaurant in Kailua."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Food was great & the service was just as great! Our server made our dining experience memorable and I wish I had gotten her name. We were there 4th of July so it wasn't really crowded - seems like EVERYONE in Kailua was down at the beach waiting/watching the fireworks. The hostess was friendly and professional and all the servers that helped us were all very polite, friendly and professional. I have already recommended this restaurant to a bunch of my friends!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We have been to the Grove several times over the past couple of years. It seem like this time, they cut back on staff and the waiter was trying to cover several tables at once. It seemed like he was scrambling the whole time and missed a couple of our order items. It wasn't even busy and the service was really slow. We had reservations and when we checked in, we were told by the hostess that it would be a "10-15 minute wait for the server to catch up" - and it wasn't even crowded. There were several tables open with only a few people. Menu seemed like it was cut down also. Not really happy over all. Something has changed there and management needs to address it."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The restaurant I'm not sure if the Place lacked ventilation. Should've opted to sit outside but it was a muggy day. Poke and clam appetizer was awesome. The sauce on the poke was slightly too salty but overall great. Clam's soup base was the bomb. Daughter's food came out right away. Water was always offered and filled promptly. Entrees took 30 min. I think our waiter forgot to punch in our orders because after we finished our appetizers, he asked if we wanted to order anything additional so I reminded him of our entrees. I didn't even get to eat my Grove Burger, which wasn't great anyway. I'd opt for a Teddy's burger instead. Also overcharged us for a kid's ice cream so they corrected the bill after we caught the error."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The grove used to be great for families, because you could go get a good meal, at a slightly higher price, but pay a reasonable price for the kids. Unfortunately this time they ran out of crayons for the kids menus, overcooked the kids meals, can't afford the cost of air conditioning, and don't know how to pipe the local entertainment into the restaurant. Ohana Sunday... you had one job... one job!!!! ;"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Enjoyed the dinner specials, miso-butterfish, and the kid's menu, pasta with marinara or batter sauce, and service from the host, who greeted us and guided us to our table, to the people re-filling our glasses with water and taking our plates away as we completed each course. The portion sizes were just right, and left some of us with room for dessert."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We arrived for our reserved table & waited 10' for the same open table that had been there the whole time. From the beginning, the noise was deafening. It was difficult for us to hear one another, cramping conversation. Service was spotty at best: the waiter had too many tables to cover. Salad or glass of wine ordered never arrived. The "Maine" lobster had not migrated from that state, but the risotto was good. The "prime" rib was not prime & the veggies raw. The noise never abated & further detracted from what we had hoped to be a pleasant experience. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "First time to the Grove and we were taking our friends out from out of town. The food was good but our Waiter was not so good. He pretty much stop serving us and made us feel like we had to leave. I would completely understand if they were extremely busy and people were waiting for our table but there were other tables open. Poor service and confused if I would recommend to a friend when the food is good."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Atmosphere definitely needs some work. For the amount paid here you can go into Waikiki and have a romantic dinner at Ruth's Chris. Speakers were not good at all just adding to the noise level in the restaurant. Dinner was good. Did not get 5 star for food as the desert was awful. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Service was excellent and the food was of the best we have experienced around town. Will plan to be back soon. Impressive to see the entire staff to be hard at work with attention to details."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Awesome Mother's Day experience for the family! The Grove is a keeper. Great quality brunch. Will surely be back regularly. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great food. I wish they did a Sunday brunch every Sunday. It was so good!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The Grove is a quaint and cozy but does not lack a vibrant energy. I visit often as I work nearby and their happy hour specials are always appealing. Never been let down by their "fresh catch" special, and their warm brussel sprout salad has a special place in my heart! The staff is friendly and the food satisfies my fancy heart. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My wife and I were seated immediately outside in the lovely deck area on a Friday evening. We arrived with a couple minutes left of the "Shady Hour" (happy hour) and our server made extra effort to ensure we got orders in during this discounted time. The cheese tray appetizer was just okay, but the cocktails, brussel sprouts salad, mushroom risotto, and bread pudding dessert were fantastic. The ambience and service were great, too. I would recommend this place."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We were delighted with our martini's - dirty with olives, li hing mui, and lichee. Our waiter gave us several great suggestion from the Pupu menu Grilled Hamakua Mushrooms, Fish & Chips & Chicken Strips. It was fun night."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Food was fantastic, with tremendous service. So good, in fact, that I went back for a second night even though my time on Oahu was limited. In Kailua so it is outside the chaos of Waikiki. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "While the atmosphere is pleasant, the noise level is not. The night we went the place was more than half empty, but we had to keep repeating ourselves over the noise. The descriptions of food on the menu sounded amazing, but the actual food is good, but not great. The food is not organic as advertised and the prices are quite high. Although the waitress and chef did their best to work with my food allergies, the only thing I could eat on the menu was a piece of dry fish and grilled veggies. All in all it was an OK experience, but I'm not rushing back anytime soon."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This is a go to place for any occasion. The service is excellent & food is delicious. The only downfall is the noise. It is a bit loud."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Very nice dining experience. Food was delicious. Service was great, if not a little too great."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The "Fish of the Day" was Kampachi - the most delicious fish dinner I've had...including our own Canadian West Coast wild Spring Salmon!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We had a group of 7 - easily accommodated and everyone enjoyed themselves. Food & drinks are good and we had an attentive waiter. Would go back & recommend to a friend."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My husband and I were in town for four days for the wedding of my brother. We were five for dinner and then after dinner, my brother and his new bride came to have dessert with us. Nobody bothered us or so much as suggested that it might be time to leave. It was rather late! We had wonderful desserts all around and lots of conversation."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Noise level made speaking very difficult...in fact we could not hear the server from across the table. Overall very good food but ruined by the noise level. Too bad."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The service has always been great and the food is always delicious!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "The Brussel Sprouts salad is my favorite and I've gone back for it several times. For the first time, I did have one issue. Called to make a reservation and a cheery girl told me to hold. And, she never came back - for over 5 minutes. Finally, hung up and used Open Table."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The best restaurant experience we have had on Oahu. Dishes are creative, well-presented and fantastically delicious. The poke stack and butterfish were awesome. Wine list is small but very well rounded. Also can't beat $5 martinis on Wednesday. Service was impeccable. The Grove has a sister restaurant (Ola at Turtle Bay), but The Grove is far better. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal but we have done much better in the past for the price. For the spend, we have higher expectations. We payed more the next night, and felt it was worth it. Don't take this review wrong, as we would consider returning. One other note - we had a difficult time selecting from the menu. It may have just been our preference or mood that evening though. For me to suggest a restaurant to our friends or family it either has to (1) blow us away with the food, then who cares about the price, or (2) has to be great quality food at a great price. So, I would be reluctant."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "I immensely enjoyed the Dry Rubbed Pork Ribs paired with the Troublemaker red wine blend. The wine accentuated the ribs elegantly and the ribs brought the spiciness of the Zinfandel to the front of the mix. (There's a sign above the bar that captures the feeling: "Life is too short to waste on bad wine".) My wife loved the flavors of the Greek Marinaded Roasted Chicken. The ambiance is kind of a peaceful joy. The Grove expresses je ne sai quoi that is the essence of Kailua. We will definitely be back to share this find with some friends."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "... i.e., Great as ever! We missed Carolina, and Katie had outdoor tables ... but, Rick, our favorite bartender was there. :-)"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We always can count on great service & food at The Grove!!!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014