'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge
Love this placeCan't find a better location or food on the big island. It's rare to rate a restaurant as romantic and kid friendly at the same time. It was my 7 year olds birthday and they made it so special for him - and we were not guests at the hotel. The food was spectacular as is the view and service. The location can't be beat!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a fabulous dinner. Excellent,What a fabulous dinner. Excellent, food, excellent service and the location was stunning.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM4 SeasonsGreat view, great service, great facility, nice food presentation......average taste. This is not a one off review for flavor....the food was not bad, as always, but not exceptional either. (Kind of makes one wonder how often the Chef actually tastes what is being sent out + checking food temp on the way to the table.
Anyway, I DO recommend going(--- but here is the underlying question ..."why do most fancy places on the BI always fall that little bit short of expectation on the food end?" The food is not bad, as stated earlier, it was just not exceptional.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWaves of JoyMy husband and I spent a celebratory week on the Big Island in honor of his 65th Birthday, with a nod to our 19th year wedding anniversary. Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge was our dining choice for his Birthday dinner. With a reserved table right next to the beach; the special attention given to us and the scrumptious meal we selected, not only did we delight in viewing the ocean waves against the shore, we experienced wave after wave of pure enjoyment and delight for having chosen ULU.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe perfect dinner!We were seated at a table near the beach overlooking the ocean. The salad was excellent, the opa was cooked perfectly as were the accompanying vegetables, the noodle and shrimp bowl was delicious, and the flaming sorbet and meringue dessert was to die for. The service from the wait staff was impeccable and the managers stopped by to ensure that everything was to our satisfaction. And then tbere was the most gorgeous sunset. Our best dinner ever!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for a special dinner.This place is great. Menu is not really big, but I think there is probably something for everyone, whether it is seafood or beef or vegan. The corn and coconut soup was especially good. My wife and I will both be dreaming of that for a long time. Service was outstanding, and the covered outdoor setting by the beach can't be beat.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful table rightWe had a wonderful table right by the ocean with a fantastic view.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DelightWe Celebrated our 30th Anniversary the other night. Using Open Table I requested a special table. Boy did Ulu come through. We were seated on the edge of seating area, practically at the waters edge. As we watched the gorgeous sunset our waiter, Steph, brought us a complementary, celebratory glass of California champagne, allowing us time to enjoy the ambience and the wine. We both ordered the tasting menu which was comprised of very local selections fitting of a Hawaiian experience. After sunset a warm rain came down for just a short time. The sprinkles were refreshing but when the drops got intense the staff easily moved us inside to a table just inside for the completion of our meal.
We highly recommend Ulu for a romantic occasion.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again, the four seasonsOnce again, the four seasons outdoes themselves with beautiful breathtaking scenery, and unmatchable service by an attentive, friendly staff. Oh, and the food was amazing! Highly recommend the butterfish appetizer!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSunsets are fabulous!
ExcellentSunsets are fabulous!
Excellent food and wonderful evening. Go early and take a walk, see the sea turtles resting on the beach.
We had dinner there twice on our visit to the Kona area, would definitely return to Ulu on a return trip to the Kona area.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic SettingJust feet from the ocean, the "Ulu Ocean Grill is one of the most romantic settings we've ever experienced. A spectacular property. The evening we were there was windy, so it's not a quiet, intimate restaurant, but the setting is dramatic and the restaurant is beautiful. The service was impeccable and the food was the best we've had on this island. We would definitely go back again.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfection!We were fortunate enough to have a beach-side table on a perfect night. Everything about the meal was absolute perfection - great cocktails (including one we suggested ingredients for and the bartender whipped up something great), great service, great food (mahi-mahi and filet were delicious main courses), great wine list. Absolute perfection. Suggestions: book early so you can watch the sunset; ask for a beach-side table. Yes the walkway along the beach is only a few feet away, but so is the beach, and you don't have other patrons in your view.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSunset at the Ulu's is amazing.Sunset at the Ulu's is amazing. The food and service were first rate. We will go back!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGetting better!One of the best restaurants on the big island. The remodel (with name change) has made it better. Still a long walk from parking.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMUlu is well worth a visitUlu was terrific on every level. Great table right next to the beach. Sara our server was just outstanding. Food was great especially the fresh ahi sashimi. Best I have ever had here in HI or anywhere else for that matter. Generous portions for appetizers and entrees so even thought II is pricey you feel
This restaurant is a cut above the rest on the Big Island. Casual elegance with outstanding food. The breadth of he menu will create return visits as it was hard to decide what to get- everything looked great.
Ambience was great too . Beach front dining at its best.
Mahalo to the staff at Ulu for a wonderful evening.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom the moment we walkedFrom the moment we walked in to the moment we left the service was exceptional, attentive, professional, comfortable, personal but not overdone. Our table was in a beautiful setting, beachfront. My husband had the tasting menu, I had the special (brisket), both delicious, couldn't have been happier with the meal. It was our anniversary and our daughter surprised us by having flowers at our table and paying for our meal, the staff took care of all of her requests. Add to that, whales performed. A perfect evening!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMJust wonderful. We were thereJust wonderful. We were there to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. Had a lovely table. Service was great. They were willing to accommodate us by seating us early as we arrived after our vow renewal service 1/2 hour before our reservation.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe ambiance, service andThe ambiance, service and food at Ulu were all outstanding.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a special occasionThis was a special occasion for us: it was our wedding night. We thought the table we were sat at had an incredible view and the food was outstanding.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding dining experience!This restaurant sits on the sand at the Four Seasons Hotel and is outstanding in everyway - ambiance, service and food. Our waitress was friendly and made us feel very special. The food is delicious.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMUnbelievable next to beachUnbelievable next to beach view. Excellent food. Best options ever for gluten free diners3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMNever wanted to leave!We arrived during a pouring rainstorm to find a beautiful restaurant on the shore of an angry sea. The view was spectacular. The food was phenomenal. It was one of those unforgettable experiences where you just wanted to never leave! The service was wonderful. This was our favorite restaurant on the Big Island and we will be back on our next trip. A little pricey but you really get what you pay for! Highly recommend. Can't say enough.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA perfect way to celebrateA perfect way to celebrate a birthday in Hawaii. Fabulous service, amazing view, all combined with great food.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM