Hula Grill - Kaanapali

4.5
5365 Reviews
$30 and under
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
We are open for takeout and open air dining. Visit hulagrillkaanapali.com to view our menus or order takeout online!

We are complying with all COVID-19 regulations. Please be prepared to wear a face covering when not seated at your table.

The true flavors of Maui live here at Hula Grill Ka’anapali, where local fishermen and farmers deliver fresh ingredients daily to the open-air kitchen. Sink your feet into the sand with a culinary cocktail in the Barefoot Bar along the water’s edge or make a reservation in the dining room to experience nightly chef specials. With local, line-caught fresh fish, Maui grown produce and all-natural meats, you’ll experience Hawaii’s unique culinary and cultural melting pot, crafted and served with the true spirit of aloha. For an unforgettable evening, take in a Maui sunset with live music every night.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 5365 people are saying
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JohnS
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This beach front restaurant was great! Food, drink, and service were exceptional

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JenniferStatenIslandNY
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was good food. The people were very nice. We had a slight issue that happened and they corrected.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A staple on Maui.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have to say the surf and turf was the bomb. The Tristan lobster was the best. I’m not a lobster eater however if they were always like this I’d eat eat all the time.

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vipRichardK
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good good except for chicken , which was horribly dry.
Also, we had a party of 12 for a birthday. They made us divide into 2 separate tables, each with a different waiter, even though there was a larger table that would accommodate us. Poor management!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good experience

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ChrisC
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and environment! Enjoyed our evening here.

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D2Review
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Has a beach atmosphere, great service and a good selection of drinks. They had some live music when we arrived which we enjoyed. We were seated right in front of the stage but the music wasn’t too loud and we could easily have a conversation. I will definitely go back.

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vipMichaelO
Naples
48 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and sevice was excellent. Go their every time we are in Maui.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to enjoy our last night in Maui! Service was good, food was delicious, and the atmosphere was perfect. We sat on the outer edge in the grass which was perfect- not too loud given they have live music in the evenings. Cool breeze off the waterfront was enjoyable. Highly recommend.

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JohnA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mai Mai was worth the expensive
Price . The service was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and excellent service

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ChrisR
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service & food, ambiance great.
However, very overpriced compared to similar restaurants. Have eaten here many times pre-pandemic. Never paid these prices. But we love the restaurant. Our server was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner, beautiful view and incredible service! Mahalo!!

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PattiD
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Amy, was spectacular! In this time when everyone is working extra hard to make up for a lack of staff, Amy went way above and beyond.

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KyleS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We made reservations 3 months ahead of time for 10 people in the sand, and the lady at the front desk when we arrived was not at all kind or helpful when we arrived, and said we couldn’t get a table for 10 people on the sand. Instead of trying to accommodate, or even apologizing, she was snippy. Pretty much acted like she didn’t care if we ate there or not. Very expensive, too.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We had lunch here. Food was fine but nothing remarkable. While it was good, it wasn’t $100 good. You find better lunch quality at chain.

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vipLidwinav
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Anniversary. Was not recognized by restaurant. One of hostesses was quite rude. I called and spoke with lisa and IOE and told them we were running late. Whoever the other female hostess was was rude and told us to wait on side. And I said I was surprised because we were late and our table was still not ready? And she replied “yes…you are late!” Really?! Not very “aloha” like. Place was packed and seems to becoming like a factory. I remember their dishes being much better. We spend nearly $400 for 4 people. Yes we had a drink each and a bottle of wine to share. But was underwhelming! I do commend bar staff and kitchen staff for keeping place going despite such busy ness but was disappointed. We have been coming for many years and this was overall the worst experience since we have been coming. Too bad! No more Hula Grill for us.

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patriciaS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oceanfront, sand in bar area, fun libations, and fresh tasty food. Fish dishes are the main draw but a wide selection of meat and poultry is also available. Save room for dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Had a blast. Good Staff

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite go-to spot on Maui!

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vipElissaA
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Unfortunately we were really looking forward to this restaurant and waited a few hours to get our seat. But were quite disappointed. We had read the yelp reviews but still wanted to give it a try however the reviewer‘s were correct. The coconut calamari was not tasty and very bland and flavorless. The sauce that goes with it was not good at all. We also got the poke appetizer tacos and I didn’t personally did not like them but husband said it was OK but not great. Honestly I think the best part of the meal were our kids French fries and the macadamia encrusted mahi-mahi. The topping was tasty but the mahi-mahi was over cooked but it was OK.

We got side dishes of the string beans and spinach and I have to say the spinach was the saddest looking side dish ever. It was terrible.

For a fish that cost $48 a plate it was definitely not worth it.

The kids meal of a grilled chicken was very tiny portions my eight and 10-year-old boys ended up getting two grilled chicken meals and my other one end up ordering another cheeseburger on top of the grilled chicken meal.

The ambulance is great it’s right on the beach at whalers village. Honestly I would go eat at the monkey pod that was so much better and fresher ingredients and very flavorful and half the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great live music, and an all around great time! Our server Ryan was great as well!

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vipCorinneR
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious and fun time! Music, food, ambiance and service was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner our waiter was awesome, always a enjoyable time

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JamesK
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very good service and open air was important.

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SusanW
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed it beautiful time thank you so much for all your staff

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vipTamaraS
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

When I ordered the ono fish special ,it was a little dry and very firm. It needed some kind of sauce on it. I asked for some lemons I never got them. They gave me a cold Italian tomato paste To go on my fish. I feel that when I talked to the waiter about the fish he didn’t do anything about it. I hardly ate any fish but I ate the vegetables. I feel the dinner was not worth $36 because of the fish being over cooked. I liked the poke appetizer and the line 39 Pinot noir wine. The ambience was very nice the sun was setting and it was very crowded.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food!

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TomC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere! Great food, drink, & service!

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ErikH
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A night it was pretty hard to see our food on the lawn. Overall it was nice place to eat.

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vipCorinneR
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been coming to Maui forever and love coming to the Hula Grill! The ambiance is amazing-how great is it to have your toes in the sand while you watch the sunset and listen to really great live music? Only thing that makes it better is chef James killer food and great service (Ryan/Jose provided excellent service). Definitely recommend this restaurant!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We’ve been going to Hula Grill since it opened. Always sat and ate dinner in the barefoot bar and enjoyed the more casual menu and live music. This year with COVID was understandably different. They’d decided to have the barefoot bar menu only available at lunch and a smaller menu based on the regular dining room for dinner. Very disappointed the regular items we so enjoyed on the barefoot bar menu were not available for our dinner. While the meals were good, they were more expensive and not as enjoyable as what we’d hoped to get from the regular bar menu. Hoping in the future they bring back the regular barefoot bar menu for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

I placed a reservation back in August for a table for 4 on Nov. 19th. When we arrived, the place was packed and when I checked in with my whole party, the front desk had us stand over to the side. Assuming we would be seated quickly since I placed a res 3 months in advance and confirmed it two days before, we ended up waiting for 15-20 minutes in a spot they directed us to which was awkwardly in the path of traffic. At one point, one woman at the front desk called my name and as I proceeded to walk up to her, she says something I could not make out, called in another group of the same size, and then walked them to their seat. No one mentioned how long it would take for us to be seated or even circled back to my confusion of being called and dismissed. Once we were seated, they sat us in the very back corner which was located next to a rowdy table of young children that treated the restaurant as a playground (that no server addressed to their parents). I booked our time during the sunset and on a day for live music, thinking I could enjoy both but was seated behind a wall in the very back corner. The food was poor quality, coleslaw that clearly has browned edges, flavorless calamari, macaroni and cheese that had a bitter taste, and fish and chips that lacked seasoning and had the texture of cooked from frozen. Our server was perfectly sweet so we paid for our meal, tipped, and quickly got out of there to grab food elsewhere. I had a lot of other wonderful meals on Maui from food trucks to hole-in-the-wall spots that blow this spot out of the water.

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Lottiesmom
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Birthday dinner. Lovely table, good food… not quite as good as years past but still worth the visit. Our only real issue was with children treating the restaurant more like McDonalds than a fine dining experience… that’s more on the parents.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We have come to Hula Grill for the past 15 years and we look forward to having our feet in the sand. We look forward to having Chi Chi’s and tuna sashimi and ceviche. This year sashimi had been taken off the menu at lunch the waiter told us that it was removed but you can get it on the dinner menu. Well we are the paying customer and if you serve it at dinner that would mean you have it and could serve it for lunch.
So we made reservations for dinner a few days later and come to find out that they didn’t have it on the dinner menu either. They had a seared tuna not the same. We were disappointed ended up with a steak which was good but not what we were hoping for.
Hope it gets added back we look forward to having it each time we come.
Thank you
Rhonda

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vipLeeny
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tourist trap but worth it! Great outdoor ambiance, Lava Flow drink outstanding..great food..I loved it..reservations a must

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Cathie
Anchorage
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice stilling in the sand watching the sun set eating poki tacos! Fun spot!

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Hula Grill - Kaanapali is rated 4.5 stars by 5365 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.