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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Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding! Lobster was the best I’ve ever had and I’m a lobster snob! Wow!!! The bread and dipping sauce is amazing as well. And the hula pie!!!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meals, outstanding taste, beautiful presentation, super service

LH
Anchorage
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Busy - our reservation was screwed up but good food and service - very populat

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! I have to eat Gluten Free and they were very knowledgeable. I had the Macadamia Nut crusted Fish. Wonderful!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great food, staff, drinks, and homemade dipping sauce. Made a reservation and waited 10. Would recommend!

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic view of the ocean and excellent service.

C
Cleveland
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend sitting at the chef's table. Amazing service, food, and dining experience

AA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Waited 30 minutes to be seated for our 645 reservation, then waited over an hour for dinner to be delivered to to table. Would not dine here again, so many other options at similar price point with much better dining experience!

DB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant on the island. It never disappoints! Service was spectacular and food was amazing. The Hula Pie is a must...do save room for dessert.

OT
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Our server was superb, food was really good. Highly recommend!

OT
Anchorage
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dinning in casual setting while watching Whales breaching in the ocean!

OT
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our last night in Maui for this trip and my birthday (70) dinner present from the Huse’s.

Food, service and setting was fantastic.

This setting never gets old

OT
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going on the Hula Girl since it's been new. No other boat compares nor can offer 5 star quality food. This year we were able to see whales, dolphins, the sunset and a rainbow while dining and having a couple of cocktails. The staff is amazing as well!

S
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful setting next to the beach!

We were greeted and seated promptly and our drink order started shortly thereafter. The Lilikoi Mojito and Maui Mule were both incredible!

For appetizers, we started with the Poke Tacos and (off-menu) Chicken Wings. Again, superb - especially the Poke Tacos!

For my entree, the Peter's Nightly Special - Mahi-Mahi and Ono - did not disappoint! So, fresh and cooked to perfection. We finished the night with the famous Hula Pie - plenty enough to share!

Service was friendly and attentive, yet not intrusive.

Parking is available in the garage and validation is available.

TT
Cancun
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was overpriced and quality was mediocre. Disappointed in the dishes, the description did not meet expectations.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place. Great atmosphere, food and staff. Would recommend it.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

My wife has an allergy to pepper and the substitute meal was below average. The restaurant was very noisy. My meal was Ok

OT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice steak. Awesome veggie sides. Crowded. VERY NOISY. Nice music. Very friendly staff. Reservations a must during busy season.

LL
Little Rock
22 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live it, time after time!!

p
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience1

The mahimahi was very tasty but portion was so miniscule for $39! It was extremely crowded and NOISY to the point that we could not converse with our dining companions. The only redeeming feature was Eve, our server who was very attentive, engaging and service oriented.

OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were fantastic. It would be nice if they had a place for people wait. The people standing around your table while you are dining is very inconsiderate.

OT
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was slow my chowder was not a chowder and had very little seafood. It was bland and needed a lot more flavoring . Husbands steak was amazing and my teenagers enjoyed there meals

j
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff was so friendly and attentive. The food was very good. The ahi, perfect.

ED
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Service was spotty, and the "cool kids" got more attentive service than us seniors, who were bypassed repeatedly by our waitress while she focussed on the couple at the next table. We had to ask bar server to get her.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Mediocre food, very hot and LOUD. Will not return.

LL
Little Rock
22 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always a treat. Great menu. Great food!

L
San Joaquin
33 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside With a party of six during New Yesrs busy week. Service was reasonably fast and all of our meals were well prepared. The beach front location is beautiful and the building inside and out in the plantation style is attractive and classy.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful views, great service, and good food! Triple threat!

PB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife loved the crusted mahe mahe and kid loved the sashimi offered on the kids menu. The shrimp pasta carbonara had a smokey flavor that I didn't like that much, but the sautéed shrimp was outstanding. Really nice Hawaiian vibe gave this place a 5 star rating. Whaler's Village is busy, so reservations a must no matter the sit down restaurant.

DP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really responsive service staff, lovely spot on the beach at sunset, and the food was amazing! I didn’t like my drink.My drink was watered down. Weak.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Entree was not the best. We have had Mahi in several other places this week where it was much better

C
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Date night, the first in a long time!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and dinner. So convenient if staying at a condo or hotel along Kaanapali.

k
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Great view. Our waiter was exceptional from explanation s, beer tasters etc.

LC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservation was for 4 people...we were seated in a great spot with a wonderful,server. She was very knowledgeable of the menu, very helpful with my husbands shellfish allergy and was very friendly. Our meals were very delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Will definitely be back in our next trip to Maui!
Lisa,Carr
Kent, Wa

KM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Great location with average food. Pricey but it's right on beach in Whalers Village.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

店員がぜんぜんサービスしにこない。もう少しかまって欲しかったね。料理は美味しかった。

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience5

Food took over and hour and served cold

MZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was average at best and we waited 15 mins past our reservation to be seated.
Nothing special.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food2service5ambience3

8pm reservation and they were already out of lobster and poke.... really? These were the items we chose for dinner. No compensation for it either, just “sorry.” Not happy. It would have been nice to be informed before sitting, as we may have chose to eat elsewhere. Very disappointed.