Hula Grill - Kaanapali

4.5
2798 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • 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 2798 People Are Saying
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M
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and outstanding service! The location is fantastic, especially at Sunset. Montana was our server and he is the BEST!

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DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent service top notch menu a bit pricey but what do you expect your in Hawaii would eat here again

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JM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Great view of sunset if have outside table. We really enjoyed it. One of our best overall dinner experience during our two week stay.

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DA
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

one of our favorites restaurants in the world. wonderful meal with friends. very memorable and great food and service.

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TE
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great location near the beach in Kaanapali. Chef does wonderful preparations of local seafood and produce. It's pricey, but it's Maui so everything is.

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JM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Had dinner here on two different days. Wonderful food and atmosphere, great view of the beach and ocean. Good live Hawaiian music from trio. They had live rock music on Friday afternoon as we walked by. Our dinner server on the first visit was not quite as friendly as the other servers, but overall okay. The server on the second night was much more friendly. Had only planned to eat here once but loved the location and atmosphere and came back. Very enjoyable, recommend you try the local salad with miso lime dressing.

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TP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

We had 2 coupons for a dessert following our meal. They coupon stated we need to buy 2 entrees to get a free dessert. We actually ordered 2 large salads and 1 entree and a bottle on wine to share between my husband and I. Sadly, Jerry our waiter would not honor either coupon. Most restaurants, including Monkeypod and Leilani's will honor the coupons because they want your business and want you to return as a happy customer. We spent well over $150.00 for our dinner and Jerry refused to even ask his manager if we could have the free dessert. Had we just bought the 2 entrees, our bill would have been roughly $80.00. Very disappointing.

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k
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Such a lovely tropical venue from which to enjoy the sunset while listening to soothing Hawaiian sounds and feasting on fine seafood. Highly recommend the like tacos

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our experience, food was superb, can highly recommend the Hawaiian snapper dish. Was great to have options for the kids at the same time as being able to enjoy a finer level of dining. We were there for sunset, the views were spectacular.

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CW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful sunset setting with great food and drinks.

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NM
New Mexico
20 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met old friends here for dinner and we all had a great dinner and a great time. the service was excellent and the food was very good.

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B
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had there Chefs tasting menu which was excellent. Service and view of the Maui sunset were exceptional.

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DM
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location on the ocean. Food was fantastic and the staff was very attentive.

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EG
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Nice time . Nice sushi. It was a nice view little noisy

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyable evening, good food and drinks

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S
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. Location is great! Server Montana was excellent!!

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G
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

We had to remind the waiter twice to bring the bread. The bread arrived at the same time as our meal. Had to wait a long time for our drinks. Waiter seemed stand offish and short.

Also, the menu entries are very limited. Its hard to find something you like. Prices have continued to rise over the years.

Time to try another restaurant.

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G
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Overpriced food of average taste and presentation. A big disappointment because of the reviews and cost. The location is pretty, but the service is average, and the noise level is loud. Overall, poor.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location and live music to enjoy. Excellent place to spend a relaxing evening with friends. Great food and service with terrific sunset.

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T
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hula Grill is great for enjoying dinner at Sunset. Offers a great location food and service! A must visit!
Also adjacent to Whalers Village a great shopping location!

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R
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food good, slightly pricey for what you get. Service good. live music, ocean front. Very good for gluten free people

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JH
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Had only been to the bar for drinks and music before. Decided on a proper sit down dinner with my wife this time. Service and location was and is fantastic. Food was mediocre at best for the money. I had the crab topped macadamia crusted Mahi-mahi which was over cooked and way too crusted. Couldn’t really taste the fish or crab through the Mac nuts. Wife had the short rib which was dry, over cooked and way over seasoned. So salted she couldn’t really eat much of it. I shared my fish with her. No better than pot roast I’m my opinion.. Our server Holly was the best part of our evening! Doubt we’ll spend the money on a sit down again....

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M
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great, but having a reservation put in easy in advance stating wanted a view.. getting there with majority of tables empty and being put in a corner not exactly a good start, but our server DJ moved us to a great table as it opened up. Also noted that it was our anniversary and we didn't get even a mention, no big deal but what's the point of notes if you don't read them.

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M
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Hula Grill. We enjoyed the eggplant side dish as an appetizer and their Maui salad is just amazing. Fish is cooked to perfection.

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R
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the early bird Chef’s tasting menu. If you are there before 5:45 ask for the menu as they are a bit hesitant to just give it out without requesting for it. You can also have the tasting menu throughout the rest of the evening if you sit at the Chef’s counter. 3 courses with 4 options for first 2 courses and 2for dessert. It was by far the best meal at the best price $27. Portions are right on point and with their delicious bread served at the beginning , you will be very full when you are finished. We at there twice and tried both salads and the potstickers, both fresh fish courses and both desserts. Everything wonderful. Service Great both times. Hula Grill is now our new favorite place.

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A
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was The best Restaurant i was in my life.
The seasonal Food and the beer were phantastic.
Everyone who is on a vacation in maui Must Go there When he likes great food

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B
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service in a perfect spot to watch the subday. Don't skip the hula pie.

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RR
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, great food and service

Great location and vibe

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S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great spot for an afternoon lunch. Enjoyed a sweet, non-alcoholic juice drink with strawberry, pineapple and mango. Fish sandwich and fish tacos were good. Sandwich tasted a bit more processed than many we’ve had at other restaurants but not unexpected at this chain, with reasonable prices and killer views of the water. Always enjoy the hula pie, more than enough for two. Service was outstanding.

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AT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Somewhat overpriced....better off eating at the bar area, which has a similar beach ambiance, comparable menu, with more moderate pricing.

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SL
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Maui to celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary and it was the first week long vacation we've taken alone in 28 years! We went to Hula Grill twice for lunch and once for dinner - all experiences were fantastic and the food was amazing.

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J
Oklahoma City
15 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food was good; the waitress was helpful but it was too loud with children!

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l
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Quality of food is always very good with varied choices for all appetites. Service is always good. JOURNEY, our waitress for dinner on August 15 was not only efficient and knowledgeable about the menu, but also very warm and friendly exemplifying the ALOHA spirit of Hawaii. Our family goes to the Marriott every year, and the Hula Grill has been our last get-together meal for over 15 years.

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b
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location. Food good and service good. This place feels like Maui, very comfortable experience.

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KA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy drinks, grear food and awesome views. Service was great! The lobster and crab potstickers were a hit with everyone!

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JC
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, our server attentive, and the view outstanding

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DS
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Been to hula grill in Waikiki previously which was v good and this place is even better. Service friendly fast and efficient. Food choices varied and was very good. We will be back one day

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G
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DJ is a great server- knowledgeable about menu items , food preparation was too our liking. Food was delivered timely and good experience overall

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K
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great way to end our Maui vacation on the beach with a nice dinner!

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CB
Munich
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Top location close to the Beach. Reservations are a must due to the hot spot quality of the place. Aloha!

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