Hula Grill - Kaanapali

4.5
2894 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
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 2894 People Are Saying
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Dallas
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was very helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating. The food was EXCELLENT! It was a great experience!

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M
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

outstanding food, great location and wonderful service. we were fortunate to be provided service by Eve. she was extremely professional, friendly and competent. she us the best!!

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SD
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent dinner! Great sunsets are free too. We will be back next year.

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JB
New England
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall nice experience. Service good not outstanding for such an expensive restaurant. Ate on outside area, no tablecloths which one might expect for such an expensive place.

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New England
60 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

With a reservation for two, we were seated at a table for six. We were ignored by our waiter. When our meal arrived, they did not bring the vegetable we ordered and reminded them. The server did not return with it. We were almost finished eating before our waiter checked and we told him about the missing vegetables. We asked for more bread and never got it. Very poor service.

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s
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was celebrating anniversary and had an amazing experience. Food was delicious and had an amazing waiter!

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PC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Pork shank dinner was less than good. Mashed potato was mush

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JH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived 35 mins before our reservation time but we were seated right away even though the wait was 45 mins. Our server attended to us on time and food was prepared exceptionally well.

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Tahoe
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was good service prompt

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MA
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

This restaurant has the perfect setting however the food is not seasoned properly and is way overpriced for the quality of the food.
The service is very good and very friendly.
I had the aged ribeye and found it tough and dry.
Food presentation is average.
We ate there twice in 7 days and the second time confirmed my first impression.

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CM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful table on the water...great meal

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CB
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Holly was fabulous and made our whole dining experience wonderful

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OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without a doubt, the finest dining on Maui. We always come back. For a very special evening of great food and service, The Lahaina Grill cannot be beat.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Their lunch menu is a bit limited to about 10 or so en

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JS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good is fine. In my opinion a little pricy for the main dining area. A little noisy too

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ED
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have dined often at Hula Grill and Leilani's across the walkway. The more casual menus are walk-ins only, but you can (and should) make reservations for the dining rooms with larger menus. I had the special two fish combo with green curry sauce while my friend had seared ahi. Fish quality was amazing, as it should be on the island. Casual atmosphere outdoors but wonderful flavors.

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EV
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The foods were wonderful and the surrounding was beautiful. A great place to come for dinner or lunch.

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San Joaquin
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our anniversary and they gave us a complimentary dessert and a card. Wonderful food and service.

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LG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful 76 b'day dinner. The service and attention was wonderful.

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KS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We really wanted waterfront table. Unfortunately you can’t reserve one it’s first come first serve. This was a special event my 27 year old niece has terminal cancer.

This was the last night of our family vacation. A former waiter who worked for Kimo’s recommed the restaurant. Even thought I explained this when I made the reservation no waterfront table was available, we ended up on the 2nd floor in the corner 😞 I will say the manger did try to accomdate us he was actually very helpful. We then had a delightful waitress who took really good care of us. In the end we all had a nice experience. However In this particular instance I feel that Kimos should have made an exception to my reservation request and had a waterfront table for a party of 9.

Best,
Kim Strane

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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PS
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 11 of us. We all had a wonderful time and loved our entree and the deserts.

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JK
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Server was friendly and efficient. I ordered the Mahi Mahi it was excellent. Husband ordered fish special which was also very good.

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New England
61 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Rainy night so not much ambiance. Prices high for small portions.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Hula Grill has a fantastic fresh fish selection and so many wonderful preparations. They also have a great
selection of pupu's and cocktails. Service was very good we were well taken care of.

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JM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I felt like an annoyance in s mass of people waiting in a long line even with a reservation. I will chose to go to restaurants which treats us with more respect, which is not Hula Grill.

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B
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We had a great waitress, but the table bussing staff was not supporting her... brought food but failed to bring silverware, brought second course and dessert with our first clearing the used dishes...

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SR
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great meal at fair price and excellent service. What more do you want?

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ET
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Waiter was to busy with other tables, service was okay! Food was okay, prices are a little high.

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DH
New England
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Mediocre, over priced food. Terrible service. The only positive is the view, but not worth the money. Would definitely NOT recommend

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent! Try the Sea Food Chowder and make are to save room for the Ice Cream Sandwich. Thanks to the entire staff for a wonderful dinning experience.

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AM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We made a early reservation for 8 and requested a table on the water. Sadly, our table was in the back with barely any view despite several open tables right on the beach. Food was fair- fish was dry with little flavor. Pasta was over cooked. Drinks were good though. The crab and lobster wontons were more of a pierogi style and were horrible. Cold and Chewy.
Also, the waiter took our parking pass to validate and forgot to bring it back. We had to wait an extra 15 minutes to find him to get the pass back.
Used to be a favorite but won’t be going back.

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Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the chefs tasting menu. Smaller portions but very good especially for the price. The lobster and scallops potstickers were excellent as well as the macadamia crusted mahi and pineapple upside cake.

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s
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had the early bird tasting menu for $27. Good selections and good food. Pupu or salad, entree and dessert. I had the Mahi and it was a perfect sized portion and cooked perfectly. My husband has the steak and was also very pleased. Great place to watch the sunset.

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JA
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine here. We were seated as soon as we arrived. They were busy as usual. Very friendly and informative waitress. Drinks good, food good, no complaints
I will eat here again for sure.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and everyone was very accommodating. We ended up with an awesome table and our dinner was great!!

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JM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our server DJ was great! Food was fantastic! Ambiance was perfect

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BB
Brisbane / QLD
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was fresh and local, my wife and I Had a very pleasant experience, I recommend the fresh fish for the main, it was treated with great respect done simply but perfect

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G
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here dozens of times; always on our list of “Must Go when in Maui”

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M
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Very dioecious. Expensive for what it is, but we knew what we were getting in to when we sat down.

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