Hula Grill - Kaanapali

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3274 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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BS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view, food, and service. All at a reasonable price. Couldn’t be happier.

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n
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

All was good. Wait not too long. Very loud but food was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

思っていたほど大したことない

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JK
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice evening... Slightly chilly but OK! Chowder was great! Scott was an attentive server & nice! Great evening!

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JL
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hula Grill - the formal section- continues to improve and now is the best restaurant in Kannapali along with Japengo.

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

Had a very nice dinner, during a busy evening. Service was very good.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Vacation! Good idea to make reservations. Love the seafood and selection of cocktails

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t
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great atmosphere and delicious food. Highly recommend. Mac nut crusted mahi-mahi was great as were all the other things we had. Charming "old Hawaii" feel with the beach right there.

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CP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would absolutely recommend Hula Grill. Food was great, ambiance was great. We would definately go again!

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OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, a little noisier than I’d like, but I don’t think that can be helped.

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GS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Kaanapali. We went twice on five days - delicious food, great service, wonderful cocktails, gorgeous view and fantastic for families, special occasions or a great drink.

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A
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The food here is pricey, but unimaginative, bland and poorly prepared. I honestly think a off brand frozen dinner from any convenience store is a better option and of comparable quality. Stay away, and check out other great options in Maui.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and service outstanding

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, food really good.
Small portions and very expensive.
Very nice location on beach.

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DS
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences we have ever had. Montana was our server and he was exceptional. Attentive, accommodating and a great personality. We had the special which was a combination of two fish. There wasn’t a morsel left. Our son had the filet and asked if he could come back the next day. Hats off to a beautiful restaurant with views for days and food and service that is off the charts!

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was ok. Prices ok. Service was good.. best part of our dinner was the hula pie.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Our waiter needed a better deodorant

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BN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Rotisserie chicken on corn bread was outstanding.

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OT
Sacramento
33 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What's not to love about dining in Hawaii by the water?! An amazing experience with delicious food and excellent service!

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CL
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love the Hula Grill. We sat outside, with a wonderful view. The food was outstanding and the service was great. Recommend starting right next door at the Barefoot Bar Hula Grill earlier for happy hour then having dinner later at the Hula Grill restaurant.

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M
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. Great dinner. My husband and I both had the filet and it was fantastic. Great service and atmosphere and food what more can you ask for?

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JS
Charleston
32 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great. Dined during a beautiful sunset. My wife had Mahi-mahi, and I had snapper. Both dishes were great,

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PB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Over the past many years we’ve enjoyed Hula Grill. The food/menu this year particularly outstanding!

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C
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was fantastic as was the view. Megan, our waitress, went out of her way to make it a beautiful evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

The food was bland and not good at all! The thought of going back for the food makes me nauseas. The waiter was so great however and the restaurant very pretty but that’s it. I won’t be returning

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JR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service, friendly wait person, tasty food. Great location.

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d
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Got a great table with a view however kids thought it was a play area to run around by the tables. Sunset was nice!
Waiter needs to be on top of his game because we didn’t get bread and he was not to be found. My ANO was dry and not very tasty.
They did give me a birthday desert which was nice but I would not go here again.

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MC
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, amazing menu and wonderful accommodation of food allergies. We always dine at the Hula Grill when we are visiting Maui.

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JQ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambience at the Hula Grill was fantastic. We had an outside table with no obstruction of one of the best views in the world! We reserved a table for 6:15 which allowed us to watch the sunset from our table. It was a fantastic end to our vacation. The prices are higher than some, but you pay for the view and service. We are not fish lovers, but tried the swordfish and red snapper. The steak was prepared well, but lacked vegetables other than potatoes.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Incredible table. Service was extraordinary! Please be sure and visit Hula Grill if you are in Maui!

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M
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Montana, provided excellent service and made for great experience.

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JL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was outstanding

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RD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a 6:30 pm reservation and were seated early. Holley was our waitress and was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. All staff were great. We had a good table and a wonderful view of the sunset. My wife had a Macadamia crusted Mahi dish and I had a tandori Ono dish with a spicy drizzle and an accompaniment of a cucumber relish that was perfectly suited to offset the spice. We intend to go back again soon and ask for Holley.

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KR
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Friendly server, great view but food was "meh". We had the fish and chips and the mahi mahi.

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CD
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Our family of 4 visited the Hula Grill at Whalers Village for dinner. We sere seated in the restaurant side of the restaurant, where I think my family, especially my teens, would have preferred to eat off the menu for the barefoot section of the restaurant. I did not realize there was a difference until I asked about not seeing things on the menu that I had seen on the website. We were never asked which section we would prefer, and never having been to hula grill, how would I know. The prices were higher, as well, and definitely more haute cuisine, though were very tasty. Our waitress was okay. Beautiful location on the beach.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent- my favorite place in Maui! I don’t recommend the flourless chocolate cake - have had many of these before but this one was pasty and lacked flavor. Was also underwhelming in appearance to the other amazing desserts they have - definitely recommend the hula pie!!!

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Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. The waiter was very friendly and attentive. Only problem was the free valet parking was not easy to find.

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Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Great service. Beautiful place.

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DH
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Mostly great service. Disconnect between waitstaff and kitchen as dish came out with garnish specifically identified as allergen for my wife. Filet was delicious and prepared to order.

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V
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exccelant. Our waiter was so good. Overall everything was great

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