Hula Grill - Kaanapali

4.5
3078 reviews
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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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Hawaii
48 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good fish. One of us had a filet steak which was very good. The rest of us had fresh fish...and we all thought it was very good. We all had ice cream sandwich desserts...very good!

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Columbus
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very loud but good food.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Good service and food.

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JN
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location right on Kaanapali Beach. Food was very, very good. Wait staff was attentive and service was great. My only complaint is that it seems whenever I eat here I get stuck in one of the far back tables. I must have a "put us in the back" sign on my forehead when I walk in. Kinda kidding. It was a great meal.

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Northern MI
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Had the ahi tuna with noodles and it wasn’t nearly as good as the ahi tuna dish at your sister restaurant,, Dukes.

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super early bird dinner special , three course meal fish excellent

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DH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We usually visit the Barrfoot Bar but we felt that it was time for a change. The restaurant was wonderful with the same excellent food options plus additional options. The service was outstanding under the Carr of DJ...ask for him. We love Table 103. Don’t miss this great ocean front restaurant.

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NP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak was amazing source was great flavour. Starter and desert also excellent

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KC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Disappointed with restrictive menu, especially for non-seafood patrons. Much too pricey for the food we were served. Much better off going to their bar - better food for better price.
Restaurant mai tai far inferior to Barefoot bat mai tai.

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SR
Minneapolis
52 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great evening. Server was spectacular and food was outstanding. Tuna steak world class. Thanks

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best for all around Hawaii restaurant the food is wonderful and the tasting menu sitting in front of the chefs is a great experience and great menu value!

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Hawaii
102 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had dinner here on one of the coldest evenings of the year. Staff grief to accommodate us by giving us a warm table. We all enjoyed ourselves nonetheless. Food here is always good.

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RI
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, excellent food. Love the ambiance. Scott is a great server!

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Dallas
42 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Two of us enjoyed an early dinner at Hula Grill. I had the Chef's fish special - a pairing of Mahi Mahi and herb-grilled Monchong - that was superb. My wife decided on a light dinner - an excellent local greens salad and very good Tomato Soup. Service was great. The only downside was that we were seated fairly far back, so didn't have as nice a view as the front tables. Ask for a front table when making a reservation.

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JW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The mixed fish plate with Mahi & another white fish was cooked to perfection!
Martinis were a little skimpy, filled only 2/3 of a martini glass.
Pineapple upside down cake was very tasty.

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious. Dessert was amazing. Recommend getting the hula pie.

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Philadelphia
189 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Menu was more local and tryin to be more organic than I was looking for. What was served was well-prepared.

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LS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Expensive but good quality food and drinks.

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Yosemite
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Hula Grill is a nice place if super tourist hotspot destinations are your jam. It is in the mall. Owned by the same restaurant chain as dukes.

I personally prefer smaller operations.

Price is on the high side but that comes with the territory: tourists, mall, beach.

I doubt a local would ever go here to eat.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent but probably the most expensive meal to date in Lahaina

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Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was very good. We were seated almost immediately, not neglected but given space, good recommendations from the server.

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Sacramento
22 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated outside facing the sunset with whales breaching off shore, wow! Dinner was great, service just right. Two thumbs up!

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Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and location. Whales were playing around while we were eating. Had the chef's table special and it was very tasty. You get a choice of four appetizers, four entrees and two desserts. Good deal!

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E
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Billy was great, food was amazing, view was beautiful!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Barefoot Brew is exclusive to Hula Girl and is my favorite Hawaiian beer.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was average, the view was amazing. Our waiter forgot half of our dessert and didn’t realize it until he handed us the bill. We didn’t see him from the time he dropped off the first dessert till he dropped off the check.

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Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Leah was absolutely amazing and dinner was wonderful.

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Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband felt the swordfish very dry. My mahi mahi was delicious. We love the Hula pie! Big enough for 3 people!

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Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the Chef’s special tasting menu at 5:00. There were three courses-a choice of salad, entree and dessert. My wife had mahi mahi, and I had a filet. Both were terrific. The salads were very good and the ice cream sandwich was really good also. While the portions are smaller, we had plenty to eat. The service was attentive and you can’t beat the view, which is right on the boardwalk of Kaanapali Beach.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect table. Food as expected. Service as expected. All 5 star. Drinks - ordered martinis well shaken and received room temp and watered down.

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MG
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant! Great ocean views. Excellent food. Exceptional service. Highly recommend!!!

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Very disappointed. Always enjoy drinks and pupus at the barefoot bar, but dinner in the dining room seems to always disappoint unfortunately. Kept coming back to give it another chance. This was the last time. Drinks were fine. Potstickers were gummy and boring. Share plates came after we already used our bread plates for the potstickers. My pork shank adobo - strangely the shank was ice cold but the mashed potatoes were warm. Wasn’t sure what was going on there, my husbands seafood chowder thing was piping hot. Sent the adobo back and she came back with a new one explaining she grabbed the wrong plate...? The new one was certainly hot but missing the sauce that was on the first one. Barely ate it. The side veg dish of shisito peppers was blah. Any way, overall a disappointing meal. We were trying to celebrate a well earned work bonus. We won’t be back to the main dining room.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service with Roy. Our meals were beyond expectations and the atmosphere was fun!

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Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the tasting menu. Incredible and just the right amount of food.

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SR
Minneapolis
53 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had been looking forward to coming back to the Hula Grill and were not disappointed. Ahi was terrific and my wife had crab crusted Mahi, also delicious. Leah our server was awesome.

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San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great table with ocean view. All 3 of us had the macadamia nut crusted Mahi Mahi with crab which was delicious. We also split a localicious (spelling?) salad and the ice cream sandwich dessert. The ice cream sandwich was big enough to split three ways and still have good sized portions and tasted great too. Service was attentive. The prices are high but that is true of restaurants on Maui.

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MJ
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The early bird dinner, called the Chef's Tasting Menu, is a great bargain, with three courses for $27 (your choice from several appetizers, entrees, and desserts).

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Hawaii
65 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special occasion was our vacation in Maui! We always make a point to eat at Hula Grill when we go to Maui each year.

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San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lots to choose from, including the experience of where to eat. Dine outside in the barefoot restaurant or inside in comfy chairs, casual or barefoot the food is delicious! We thought the prices were good for oceanfront dining in Maui. Service was great, food delicious! Especially dessert!!!

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Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hula pie was complementary for a birthday celebration at our table but requires four forks because everything was so yummy! Thanks for a memorable meal.

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