Hualalai Grille

4.5
125 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Anniversaries
A classic American steakhouse, the Grille is set above the 18th green of the famed Hualalai Golf Course. The menu features Island-infused flavors, prime steaks, fresh local fish and the classic chateaubriand. Sourced from Durham
Ranch, the chateaubriand is a thick-cut 18 oz. tenderloin filet carved tableside. Don't miss the signature Macadamia Nut Toffee Pie and the table side Baked Hawaiian. The bar offers an extensive wine list, beer selection and variety of signature cocktails.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Steakhouse, Hawaiian
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Daily 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
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Phone number
(808) 325-8525
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Executive chef
James Ebreo
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Private party facilities
Semi-private dining room available for up to 40 guests. Set menus and food and beverage minimums are required. Availability will be based on business levels.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Queen Ka'ahumanu Hwy
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Parking details
Complimentary valet or self parking available.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 125 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
service
4.7
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3.8
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

My husband and I dined here on our honeymoon and had such a great experience - between the food and the service we cannot wait to return! Every course was delicious, and our waiter, Oli, was so attentive and provided outstanding service throughout the night.

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SI
3.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Stay clear of the kale ceasar salad. Bernaise not the right color. Our server was slow to bring the check and my 25 dollar glass of wine was average. You can’t see the ocean from this restaurant. Steak and mashed potatoes were delicious 😋.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

My husband’s birthday.

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C
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Great service and Amazing food I will go back anytime

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PP
5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

The steaks were seasoned to perfection.

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1.0Dined on June 1, 2018

The hamburger that I had the next day at Ultimate Burger was more flavorful than the filet migon I had at this restaurant. I will not recommend this location to anyone. It wasn’t worth putting my makeup on.

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W
4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Overpriced.

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LJ
5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Having just gotten married, we spent the evening at the Grill and MaLaina was our server
who made us feel SO special. She was amazing! And the food and ambience was perfect! I
would definitely recommend this fine restaurant to anyone. It was a 10 for sure. Aloha we are on our way tomorrow
for Idaho.

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3.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Not a whole lot to tell, it was my wife’s birthday dinner and we were on our last night on the island before heading home. The location is nice and very peaceful. Service was attentive and very good.

We had the spicy fried rice, which was my fav part of the meal, I ordered the 12 oz strip and Wife got the 7 oz filet. For additional sides I got the potatoes Aj gratin and she got the Hilo smoked corn.

The potatoes were good, corn was ok Idk what the smoke flavor was supposed to indicate but I didn’t taste it. The spicy lobster fried rice was great and had decent chunks of lobster in it, which was a pleasant surprise.

As far as the steaks ours came our wrong. Mine was well done and I asked for medium, hers was medium well. They got us two new ones very quickly and mine was much closer to medium. Wife’s steak was pretty much purple on the inside but she decided to eat it bc we were starving.

The manager apologized and took the sides off the bill which was nice. Overall I would not go back, for $200 I’d hoped for a better experience overall.

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JC
5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Always a great experience...we enjoy this restaurant when we come to Kohala Coast. Service was very friendly and responsive. We recommend everything!

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DK
5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great atmosphere and food was incredible!
The server was wonderful!

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SG
4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food is quite good. A number of the appetizers were unique as were the house specialty drinks. Two in our group had filet mignon and the other two had lamb and both were very tasty. We also enjoyed the side of au gratin potatoes, corn, Brussels sprouts & spicy fried rice with lobster. We also tried two of the desserts and shared amongst the four of us - mac nut ice cream pie & bananas foster and enjoyed them both.

The servers were pleasant though the food did take quite a while to arrive and the entire meal was well over 2 hours - hard to know if that was them or the kitchen.

Prices are high - we knew in advance but even so it adds up quickly. We had a $100 pp gift cert and with one drink each (no wine) and splitting deserts, we still ended up going over by $35 pp. Overall we enjoyed our dinner a lot but would limit going back to very special occasions because of the prices.

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LT
5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Beautiful view - great food

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L
5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Family dinner night. Very quiet not busy. Food was great! Service was friendly!

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OT
5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Wedding dinner for 6 people

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JO
5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

They never disappoint. Celebrated our anniversary there!

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D
5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Great sunset dinner location. Great service; excellently prepared dishes. Very friendly staff.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Consistently good food. Nice outdoor table. Attentive service for the most part. Served salads on split plates because we mentioned we were sharing them (nice). Very pricey limited wine list. Very pricey but so are all the high end resorts on island.

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S
5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Great food, great service! What more could you ask for in paradise!

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DP
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Wonderful ambiance and open dining room. Excellent cheese cart and the lobster spicy fried rice was out of this world. Fish was expertly prepared. A perfect meal with excellent service.

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KD
5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

We went in after we got married on the beach down the way. It was delicious and our servers were very friendly and surprised us with champagne and a beautiful dessert.

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OT
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The lobster and bacon fried rice is a must! Our server was also perfection!

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

One person in our party is vegan and gluten free (as a health choice not an allergy) and this steakhouse offered two vegan gluten free main courses. They also offered amazing steak, chicken, fish, appetizers, salads and a handful of vegetable sides (that they were willing to leave the dairy out of) so we could share. The kids menu had steak & fish along side the more normal pasta options. Beautiful setting, great drinks.

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MC
5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Our steaks were cooked to perfection. Sides were delicious. Lovely atmosphere.

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L
3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We were dissatisfied with the seating, apparently the hostess did not pay attention to my request for outside/ocean seating. Instead we were seated next to a table of 15+people, it was a very loud group. The positive experience, our dinner was great!

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R
5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

ゴルフコースを見下ろす雰囲気、料理の味共に最高でした。量もアメリカ的でなくて品があります。ハワイ島では1,2を争うレストランかも知れません。流石フォーシーズンズです。

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M
4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Very good steak, but took 40 minutes to be served.

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OT
5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Went here for our anniversary and it was awesome. Are so much we hurt. View was specular.

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SJ
4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

I understand this is at the Four Seasons, but the prices are pretty high for the amount of food you get. My 6 oz. filet mignon was $46. Add to that the cost of entrees (not included as a "package"), such as $12 for mashed or au gratin potatoes, and a meal for two quickly becomes a $150 endeavor. We skipped dessert. Service was friendly and capable.

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DL
3.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Of the dining experiences I have had on the Big Island, this has been one of the most disappointing. Was the food bad? No. It just wasn’t all that good.

Let me start by saying that the staff and service here is excellent. The food came out in a timely manner and we were expertly catered to throughout the meal.

In terms of food:

Bread was decent, served with smoked sea salt and fresh butter.

The beet salad was the worst I’ve eaten on the island (I’ve had four different ones this trip). The balsamic reduction tasted burnt and flat. The beets were cooked nicely, but the inclusion of cucumber was a huge texture mistake. The presentation was lovely.

The filet was tasteless and thin. It desperately needed seasoning and the sauce didn’t do much to help it. The creamed corn was average at best.

The chocolate and peanut butter cake was fine, but not memorable.

At the price we paid to dine here, the food should be superb, but it just wasn’t.

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OT
5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

My wife had one of our best meals at the Hualalai Grille during our week-long visit to the Four Seasons. The steaks were fantastic and cooked to perfection and the sides were delicious. Also, its a unique place to watch the sunset as you overlook the golf course with the ocean in the background. The only faults we could find are; 1. They don't have a sommelier so do your homework with the wine and, 2. It would be nice if they were open for lunch on Sundays so we could watch football.

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OT
5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Amazing service, beautiful location and incredible meal. One of the best overall dining experiences I can recall...a complete pleasure.

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PK
5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Our favorite restaurant for special occasions. Impeccable, personable service and world class steaks that never fail to delight. Try their take on Brussels Sprouts!

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l
5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Outstanding food, ambiance and service! We watched a beautiful lightning storm from our table and had a perfect evening

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MM
3.0Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was good, the service not great and they should turn up the lights a little bit more.

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LB
4.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Anniversary dinner. Was greeted warmly by Dominic and seated right away at a nice table on the lanai. Was kinda noisy inside due to loud talking guests. We were glad to be sitting outside.

Jason was our server and he introduced himself. I believe all servers should introduce themselves. He answered our questions and provided excellent recommendations.

Got the bone-in NY strip aged 38 days. Done perfectly and seasoned well. Had the chipotle chimichuri sauce with it.

She had the Maine lobster side as her entree. Got the cauliflower and loaded mashed potatoes.

They surprised us with an anniversary dessert on ice cream pie. Combination of coffee and vanilla ice cream with caramel crunch and waffle cone cookie.

If the price was more reasonable and noise level lower, I would have given here the 5th star. Overall was very nice. Thanks to the locals working there to make a local feel welcome.

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n
5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

Great restaurant. Friendly, prompt service. Menu had a lot of choices. A bit expensive, but worth it. Wonderful resort dining.

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I
5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Food is always en pointe. Hualalai Grille is a place we frequent because of their chateaubriand and as always,... Never fails!! The food is extremely well prepared, flavorful, worth the drive and the money. The staff is top notch and extremely helpful and polite. Honest as well, which I love. I have never had a bad meal at Hualalai Grille and always look forward to another trip back.

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OT
5.0Dined on September 27, 2017

My husband and I dined here for our 45th wedding anniversary and it was delightful. The rolls with butter and sea salt were a great start to the meal. We both had the filet with the corn and gratin potatoes side dishes. For dessert we enjoyed the macadamia nut toffee ice cream pie and it was delicious! We were on the patio as the sun was setting and it was a perfect anniversary dinner. Jason, our waiter was exceptional. I highly recommend this restaurant. It's a little pricey, but worth every cent!

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OT
5.0Dined on September 21, 2017

Awesome anniversary dinner date. Beautiful setting and great food!

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