Hula Grill - Kaanapali

4.5
2714 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
On the water's edge on Kaanapali Beach, Hula Grill offers a stunning view of the Pacific and of the islands of Lanai and Molokai. From this distinctly Hawaiian vantage point, you are invited to join us as we celebrate the hospitality, culture and cuisine of the islands. Dinner is served in our open-air dining room where you can relax in the ambiance of a plantation era beach house while enjoying renown chef Peter Merriman's Hawaii Regional Seafood, that isn't only a favorite of vacationers, but locals too. Hawaiian fresh fish and locally grown produce are combined to create amazing menu offerings that are as colorful as they are flavorful. Fiery sunsets are served up daily along with live Hawaiian entertainment.

Our Barefoot Bar offers a more casual menu serving both lunch and dinner under authentic thatch roof umbrellas and a sand floor where you can sink your toes in. The Barefoot Bar is seated on a walk-in basis only.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Dining Room, open for Dinner, 4:45pm - 9:30pm
reservations available

Barefoot Bar, open for lunch and dinner, 10:45am - 10:00pm
seated on a walk-in basis only
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Phone number
(808) 667-6636
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Charlie Owen
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Catering
We do not cater, but we have special event menus for your large party or special event. Special events need to be planned at least two weeks in advance so contact us early for best experience.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hwy 30
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Parking details
Park at the lot adjacent to Whalers Village (north side). We will provide you with 3 hour validation with purchase.
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Public transit
Maui bus stops right in front Whalers Village every hour!
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Entertainment
We offer one of the best entertainment line ups on Maui. With two sets daily, Hula Grill is THE place to enjoy live island music. Experience artists such as Ernest Pua'a aka "The Barefoot Warrior", Kawika Lum Ho, & our own Grammy award winners Peter DeAquino, Derick Sebastian & Josh Kahula, just to name a few.
Live music sets: 2:30-5:30, 6:00-9:15
Hula Dancers nightly from roughly 7:15-8:00
Additional entertainment on Aloha Fridays ahttp://www.hulagrillkaanapali.com/events #HGMevents
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Special events & promotions
We host special events throughout the year. Our Facebook page is the best way to stay informed or search #HGMevents on Twitter or Instagram. We're @HulaGrillMaui
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Consider our dramatic oceanfront restaurant for your next special event. Whether you are planning a rehearsal dinner, an anniversary celebration, a cocktail party, a corporate gathering, or just feel like dining out with a large group of friends, Hula Grill has the venue for you-with amazing views.

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What 2714 People Are Saying
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Baltimore
4.0
Dined a day ago

Service was quick and attentive. Food was tasty and arrived quickly. View was very pretty. Only con was that cocktails were made from mixes and all tasted too similar to each other- nothing special. Overall we enjoyed our lunch date and would return but maybe get wine instead of a cocktail.

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Seattle
3.0
Dined 2 days ago

Great location. Over priced. Food was average.

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5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Vacation with family

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Orlando
3.0
Dined 3 days ago

Generally pleasant. Noisy.
White wine was served rather warm. Management informed the waiter that it just gets warm as it’s transported to the table🙄

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Phoenix
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

We came across Hula Grill while dining at a nearby restaurant. We liked the location and the menu, so decided to try it out. The atmosphere is great, with live music and outdoor seating. Our server was attentive and pleasant. The food was good, but my short rib could have used a bit more of something to make it tastier. We were a little disappointed that we had to make a choice between the casual seating and dining room seating without knowing that they had separate menus.

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Chicago
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Waiter and food was excellent. Limited entree selections however, fish selections are local catch which determines the menu.

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Los Angeles
2.0
Dined 5 days ago

The Hula Grill has a nice view. Portions are small. Food is ok at best and prices are extremely high for mediocrity. We regretted the decision to dine there.

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Hawaii
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

The view was fantastic. The food was so delicious. The company at my table was even greater.

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OT
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

The atmosphere was lovely and the food was delicious!! Hawaiian dining at its best!

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New York Area
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Great food

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KB
2.0
Dined 6 days ago

The website for Hula grill says the dinning room is good for a romantic dinner. It is not! Very noisy and hard to have a conversation. The food was WAY overpriced for what you got. I would not eat there again.

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Los Angeles
3.0
Dined 6 days ago

Server did not appear interested in our table. Constantly had to chase him down. I’ve been here plenty of times and this is not the service we normally receive. Very disappointing.

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JH
Hawaii
5.0
Dined on July 12, 2018

We have been to Hula Grill so many times and always leave happy. The chili water and homemade bread is AMAZING. Love the Hula Pie!

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 12, 2018

Montana was great!

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KF
5.0
Dined on July 12, 2018

Absolutely delicious food. Server had good character and very friendly!

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Las Vegas
5.0
Dined on July 11, 2018

We arrived at 7:15 , we checked in after a few minutes we sat down , it was a beautiful overlooking table ocean view, eve was the server and she was very attentive and friendly. She answered all our questions and concerns, we ordered and everything was delicious, beautiful presentation, good food and the best is the service.

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London
4.0
Dined on July 11, 2018

We went early and just before sunset. Food was a little overpriced but it is in this location it seems

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Las Vegas
5.0
Dined on July 10, 2018

Service was excellent but food does not live up to the price.

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San Francisco
4.0
Dined on July 10, 2018

Excellent service, food very good but snapper a little over seasoned for me, good local beer selection. Amazing view at sunset. Pricey menu offerings that are made up for by the amazing ocean view, food quality, and service.

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Las Vegas
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

Love this place and an all-time sunset dinner favorite for our family. The little kids are entertained on the lawn while we can enjoy the sunset as adults eating their great seafood selection.

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Los Angeles
4.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

My seared Ahi was delicious, and I would go back there just for that. My husband had the chicken, which he said was very average, but he practically licked the plate after his Hula Pie! Service was excellent, and the manager was walking the dining room to make sure everyone was happy. The view is great - right on the sand, but it was very noisy!

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Orange County
4.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Came here with the family for dinner. Was promptly seated with a view of the ocean and sunset. This place is super busy. Eve was our server and she was great. I think that the place really deserves 4.25 stars cause Eve is 5 stars and the food was 4 stars. Both me and my wife had the macadamia nut Mahi Mahi and it was above average but not "one of the best". We did have the seafood potstickers and that was very good too. Kids really enjoyed their choices keiki menu too. For dessert we shared the Hula Pie and that was outstanding! I'd call it "one of the best" I've ever had. Thank you to Eve who made our experience at Hula Grill a great one!

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Hawaii
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Chili water is the best!! Great view— be sure to finish with Hula Pie (more than enough to share with 2+). My favorite dish— the macadamia crusted Mahi is always phenomenal 😊.

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San Francisco
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Good location off the beach. Long wait if you don’t have dinner reservations. Tasting menu was excellent (half portions) but plenty to eat. Parking at Whalers Village can be a challenge (lack of spaces) but they validate if you find a spot.

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CC
4.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

We’ve been to Hula Grill 20 plus times and is a family favorite. We have been noticing the portions getting a little smaller over the years but still a favorite spot for us with great service and quality food.

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LW
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

We had the Chef's Tasting menu, which is offered only from 445 - 545. It was delicious, and a great value. Highly recommend!

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MW
San Francisco
4.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

Service was very very good. Server was very personable and made sure we felt welcome. She was engaging and shared her story of how she came to Maui. Food was excellent! Pasta dish was a bit over seasoned with citrus, but all seafood was prepared very well.

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ND
5.0
Dined on July 5, 2018

Nice location/view and very friendly staff. Also, good food and value for Hawaii

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JH
Hawaii
5.0
Dined on July 5, 2018

Wonderful!!! The meal was perfect and the chili water sauce that comes with the bread is amazing. The ahi was perfect and the hula pie was enormous.

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

Awesome ahi tuna. Kids loved the kids steak dinner. Waiter had wonderful knowledge of all the dishes.

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San Francisco
5.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

Wonderful! Delicious food, drinks and dessert.

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Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

Ten of us dined at Hula Grill on a Tuesday night. The ambiance was fantastic! Our service was great. We all loved our food. We ordered steaks, seafood, salads, soup and pasta. We loved the focaccia bread and chili pepper water for dipping. We would go back!

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San Francisco
5.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

Greta sunset bday experience.

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Hawaii
5.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

Great service, wonderful food!

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Hawaii
4.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

This is always the first place we eat in maui! Love it!

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Dallas
2.0
Dined on July 2, 2018

Food was good but the meals for each person came out at very different times, so we did not eat together. Waitress was totally unaware of the issue.

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5.0
Dined on July 2, 2018

Excellent view,
Drinks & food! Steak & fresh seafood! Our waiter, Maddie, was great too.

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Phoenix
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Great dinner - the ahi was outstanding. The hula pie is not to be missed!

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San Francisco
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Awesome food, atmosphere and wait service..

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San Diego
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Last night of our Vacation. We have an 8 and 10 year old and they enjoyed the bread (unique dipping sauce) and steak dinner with fries.
I loved the Ahi and husband had Ribeye. Julie was our server and on top of the service. Sunset, great food and service:)

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