Hula Grill - Kaanapali

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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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OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Was just distinctly average. Nice setting but food nothing to write home about at all. Had the fish and shrimp in the banana leaf and was dry. Steak was ok, but just ok.
Service was very good. But I wouldn’t go back.

OT
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to go for a relaxing meal, high quality food, and great service.

MP
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to spend our last evening on the Island here. Glad we did service is exceptional and the food was outstanding. Make a reservation or you’ll be waiting fir a table with an ocean view.

RM
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cheers Montana! Thanks for a great birthday experience for my wife.

LH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We have eaten at Hula Grill on our four previous trips to Maui in the past five years. I can’t put my finger on any one thing, but I do feel that overall the quality this time was not as good- food not quite as tasty, white wine not chilled enough on a very hot day with an inadequate response from our server, server slightly absent, long wait for food etc. We still enjoyed ourselves but it just didn’t quite have the wow factor it did in the past few years. We will still come back as we thoroughly enjoyed our previous visits and want to give another chance.

JM
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My meal while tasty had a slight film on it as though it had been sitting under a warmer. The other diners enjoyed their meal. Our server was polite and recognized my husbands birthday, however I would have ordered a second glass of wine had she ever asked me. Overall it’s a stunning location and the food was good but not as memorable as in years past

MF
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Anniversary

c
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was delicious with great service with added special touch!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Although noted in our reservation, there was nothing special, e.g., no congrats on your anniversary or acknowledgement. By being a Marriott member, we were entitled to a free dessert of pineapple cake. However I hate pineapple and the waitress said no substitute or didn’t offer any but a menu to order some other dessert. Although we will be in Maui for another 2 weeks, this restaurant doesn’t make our list for return visits. Food was acceptable but not outstanding.

F
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Wine was warm I asked for cold wine they put it in fridge but it didn’t change , food was good
Service good

C
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had such a wonderful dinner and our server Brian was the best! Killer view of the sunset, food was on point... all in all it was a great evening!

P
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great. We had something different for us the 2nd night and it was great. We started and ended our vacation with a dinner at Hula Grill!!
Love the focaccia!!

MP
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and fantastic food

RM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Every aspect of eating here is good to very good. Nothing is exceptional but it is a very pleasant place to dine in.

s
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there, excellent service, lovely location and great food. Will definitely be back again.

SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Did not offer parking validation where other restaurant did in the same area.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We made our reservation a month in advance and our table was in the back by the bar. Very warm... no air moving. Was very disappointing. I expected more.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, location was beautiful and server was super nice

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Red Snapper and Pineapple upside cake

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Champagne wasn’t cold enough.

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This restaurant was just ok for my husband and myself. Atmosphere was enjoyable. Sat in back and felt like forgotten table at times . Food was good not great . Waiter friendly and helpful but very busy with many tables . Food took awhile to arrive after order was placed . Wouldn’t look to return.

j
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for the whole family!

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Reserved in advance for 2 people. Made seated on huge table for 6, had to ask for appropriate seating arrangement. Waiter was good and food was okay too. Spent $80 for a drink, an appetizer and one main course, so little pricey. Ambiance was really good.

GA
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice place, if you get put in the dining room remember you can ask for the bar menu also (more choices, more affordable prices and more plain or child friendly options); waiters are really nice and they have Greek extra virgin olive oil

GK
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent good and experience.

P
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. This was a repeat visit.

YK
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was tasty, but very expensive. Dessert was not to be called a dessert.. would recommend getting one elsewhere.
Cocktail was ok, though served in a normal beer glass.

P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, beautiful setting right on the beach and friendly service.

RR
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place

OT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service we received was outstanding and our server Journey was a joy. We were seated at a lovely ocean front table and our meal was outstanding. I always get the crab topped macadamia crusted mahi mahi and my husband tried the shrimp pasta carbonara. Both were delicious and don't forget to start with the lobster and scallop potstickers. We were treated to a house made ice cream sandwich for desert! The Hula Grill never disappoints!

M
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Food was ok at best. If I had to choose again I would pass and go to Kimo’s instead.

PV
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very pleasant place to enjoy a beachside relaxed meal. There is good service and a good menu. The drinks list is good.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great time for our anniversary. We’ve been here 19 years ago.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

I was disappointed with fish I ordered
It was overcooked and dry. The server did not charge me for my meal even though I offered to.

OT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and customer service

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Food is nice but it was a bit salty.
Good mood, nice service. It was a good experience.
I want to visit again during the day if I have a chance to see a good view next time.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was attentive and the food was delicious.

H
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Outstanding view for dinner! I thought the menu was a little pricey but hey this is Hawaii. The wait staff was good and on time. We would go back again.

M
San Francisco
166 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal. We split a Ribeye. Great.

LW
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Superb food, great spot, excellent service....a bit pricey...and we’ll be back!!

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