Hula Grill - Kaanapali

4.5
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$30 and under
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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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Savannah
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was fabulous and serve the meal with perfect timing.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, our waitress, Carol was lovely.

C
Portland
40 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely & delicious evening. Peter’s special did not disappoint.

OT
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the chefs tasting menu

SD
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary at the Hula Grill.

JN
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ate in the dining room (vs sand area). Food was very good, although some portions were smaller than expected (macadamia nut-encrusted Mahi Mahi). Service was excellent, from the hostess to the server.

c
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to Maui every year and always look forward to our dinner at the Hula Grill in Kaanapali. Good food and great service.

GG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb as always. I am watching my calorie intake and found it easy to find filling, delicious and healthy choices. We thought our server was superb. Just the right amount of friendliness and knowledge without being overbearing.

LC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was very disappointing in considering the high price point. Small portions and very strange flavour combinations. The service was slow. The ambiance was very loud and echoey which made it difficult to enjoy our company. Will not be returning to eat here again.

KF
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Disappointed in the service, our server talked to all his tables except ours. Our dirty dishes sat on our table for 30 minutes. No communication on more wine, just rude service. Did the chefs menu and he forgot to ring our dessert in and asked if we wanted it to go??? It was ice cream...not sure how that would hold up to go in Hawaii heat?? Disappointed

B
Portland
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Crowded noisy beachfront restaurant. My fish had been frozen and over cooked (actually hard to cook over frozen fish correctly). Much better fish and value at roadside stops. This was by far the worst meal I had after two weeks in Maui. I would never recommend this place. Not awful but not good , crowded, noisy and mediocre service.

J
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite. Food is always superb. Drinks are creative and delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Ask for the wings if you don't see them on the menu, they are superb.

JM
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. This is our favorite place to eat on Maui. Highly recommend the Chef’s Tasting Menu.

MA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This meal was by far the best we have had on Maui. I had the steak and my husband had the macadamia nut crusted fish. Both excellent! Highly recommend.

SK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We both ordered the 27 dollar tasting menu which was perfect! Everything we ate was delicious! At the end of the meal we were very satisfied but not stuffed! Great meal and service! Definitely recommend.

G
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

They were able to seat us before our reservation. The fresh bread and chili water was amazing. Everything tasted great. I wish I had tried the Hula pie.

CN
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a great atmosphere. We would eat here again for sure. My wife had the chicken and I had the ribeye, both were cooked to perfection.

g
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This was our first time making a reservation and definitely our last. We usually love this place but we were sat in the very back of the restaurant with zero views and when we asked to sit further up in open tables available, we were told those were for the waitlist and we could wait 60 minutes for those or take what we were offered.
It was very disappointing and we had a birthday girl with us and nothing special was offered which we observed another table having a special dessert delivered.

What a miss for a great night. We still had fun but we will visit another spot in that area next time we visit for sure.

LB
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Disappointed in the chiefs special, Maui/Maui & ono. It was very dry, over cooked.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Most of the food was great that the party ordered, but the fish was a bit dry.

RO
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent waitress. Delicious food. Fantastic atmosphere. Only let down was I ordered the $27 sampler and didn’t realize the “sampler entree” would be sample size. It would help if waiters described how small the portions are for the early bird sampler $27 special.

OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Despite our reservation we waited for over an hour. Staff tried to make up with a comp appetizer but dinner was somewhat spoiled by the late hour and delay.

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food!

KD
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything was amazing only issue was we had a reservation and the host forgot to activate our pager so we waited an hour before anyone realized we should have been seated. Other than that food and ambiance were great.

R
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been on the island for almost a week now and the Hula Grill is by far the best meal and experience we’ve had! The surf and turf special was superb, as was the macadamia nut mahi-mahi. Our server Maddie was top notch. If you haven’t tried this place yet please get it on your list. We will be going back before we leave.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

F
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very positive experience. Great location and atmosphere. Good food.

j
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both times we ate there were outstanding. Food and drinks were great. Music was wonderful as was the atmosphere. Kendall was our server one evening and Lindsay the other. They are both fantastic. HIGHLY recommend this restaurant

B
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious- half grilled chicken with mashed potatoes.

DG
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday - awesome.

LO
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

I love the location of Hula Grill, however our server was totally lacking, which makes the price not so worth it. Before our meal even came our drinks were empty and we had to ask for refills which seemed to really put the waiter off. Then he went missing during our meal, so anything we needed then..."too bad." This totally sucked because it was our last night an Maui and our final meal... for the price and the service I would have rather gone back to Lelani's or Mama's...

CV
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Only negative is the noise level making normal conversation impossible!

G
Hawaii
81 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First night in Maui on our Hawaii trip!

S
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Macadamia nut Mahi Mahii was good but small, the ribeye was tough, thin and grainy. Could have been an off night but not worth the price. Our server was excellent, though.

EM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

A good stop, seating wasn’t what was requested. Food portions seem small especially the pairing menu, used to be better, but still a decent meal.

B
Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hula Grill is a must stop on every trip to Maui. The location and ambiance is spectacular. The food and service has been consistently good year after year.

RS
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food, music, and environment makes up for the service.

AH
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Tourist trap. Food was sub standard, the host desk was not very friendly and the waiter was a bit odd.
The table and atmosphere were very nice, it’s a shame.

EM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious! Service very good! Seating prompt. Enjoyed the music and sitting by the beach.