The Grove - Kailua
The Grove - Kailua

The Grove - Kailua

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.grovekailua.com/
  • Phone: 8082622898
  • 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: Comfort Food, Global, International, Contemporary American
  • 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.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
The Grove - Kailua reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (20)great for outdoor dining (18)fit for foodies (12)good for groups (11)kid-friendly (9)special occasion (8)vibrant bar scene (8)notable wine list (6)great for brunch (4)hot spot (4)romantic (3)great for lunch (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Never coming back. Terrible food!
    oahueats
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I'm compelled to write a review because the food here was awful. We had the poke, steak, and chinese braised beef short rib, which were some of the most expensive items on the menu. Not only did it take awhile for our food to come out (in a not so busy) Saturday night, when it did, it looked very unappealing. As a caveat, I'm not a good cook and I can present my steaks better than this for two times less the cost. This place is trying to be fancy and came up way short. This place is NOT WORTH THE PRICE. Also, there is no air conditioning and the waiters are all sweating. Our waiter was nice, but his politeness could not make up for the TERRIBLE food. We will not be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice dinner
    Megs
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This time we had a nice dinner as service was way better than before. It was very empty and I am not sure if it was because it was a Sunday night or if something else was going on but we noticed that Baci and Assagios had way more patrons than The Grove. The food was great and I left happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best poke around
    sylverwheel
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great find with great service and the beat poke. Came back for desset and love the "coffee and donuts"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT NIGHT
    Jessica
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The service was great. The food was good as well. It is getting better and better every time i come back. But the main reason that i come back is the service. You feel really important to them and they are very aware of everyone there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for socializing after work...
    Mrdr
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I have been to this restaurant on a couple occasions and have not been let down by the food at all. The food is delicious and the staff is helpful and attentive to your dining needs. Probably a good place to do dinner and drinks with a group of friends after unwinding from the work week. Family friendly inside, but I think the best seats are outside.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food!
    Lisa
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth it.
    HungryMan
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    In Kaiua Town, a nice off the main street venue. We will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    funandfood
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    Kaneohebud
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional service and food
    Kellyinkailua
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey but nice
    lisamw
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit and miss
    NicoleNicoleVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Great staff, nice owners, nice ambiance, food hit and miss. This night my fish was overcooked and tasteless. Also, they need an espresso machine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome cheesecake
    2xMomVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    rufus
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kailua Fab Food
    Daisy18
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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 .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The Grove was awesome. Delicious food and great service. Easily the best restaurant in Kailua.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was not disappointed
    Lani
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hot and wait was too long
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A little dissapointed
    KailuaFamily
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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!!!! ;
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 337 reviews are from the The Grove - Kailua reviews archive.
  • I Will Return
    kuunakanaka
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Swing & a Miss
    bigkahina2wipedoutVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, Service not so good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the best for price
    MPJP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Experience
    Kaneohe
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kailua's best kept secret
    onogrindsohana
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Debra
    kailuagirl
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great food. I wish they did a Sunday brunch every Sunday. It was so good!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Pau Hana Place!
    SNO22
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely Experience
    TWLH
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • shady happy hour
    ILuvKailua
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the very best on Oahu.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisy.
    Jezebel
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fantastic food!
    luvs2shop808
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice dinner in Kailua
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Very nice dining experience. Food was delicious. Service was great, if not a little too great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scrumptious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    The "Fish of the Day" was Kampachi - the most delicious fish dinner I've had...including our own Canadian West Coast wild Spring Salmon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, good service
    amy1210
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good group gathering
    Mar22RD
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud!!!!!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth the drive from Waikiki
    BrowniesmomVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    The service has always been great and the food is always delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic