Hula Grill - Kaanapali

4.5
4361 Reviews
$30 and under
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
We are open for takeout and open air dining. Visit hulagrillkaanapali.com to view our menus or order takeout online!

We are complying with all COVID-19 regulations. Please be prepared to wear a face covering when not seated at your table.

The true flavors of Maui live here at Hula Grill Ka’anapali, where local fishermen and farmers deliver fresh ingredients daily to the open-air kitchen. Sink your feet into the sand with a culinary cocktail in the Barefoot Bar along the water’s edge or make a reservation in the dining room to experience nightly chef specials. With local, line-caught fresh fish, Maui grown produce and all-natural meats, you’ll experience Hawaii’s unique culinary and cultural melting pot, crafted and served with the true spirit of aloha. For an unforgettable evening, take in a Maui sunset with live Hula entertainment performed every night.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 4361 people are saying
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TamaraS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hula grill is a wonderful experience when you come to Maui. They have all kinds of Varieties of dishes and at a good price. Their specialties are Fresh fish of course. I had the fish tacos this time which were beer battered and had some kind of coleslaw and sauce inside the flour tortilla. They were delicious! The ambience is beachy because it’s right on the Beach. This could be a romantic setting or the whole family can come. They even have an area where you can sit with your toes in the sand!
I love going to the Hula Grill every time I come to Maui. ❤️

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vipSherylR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We were very disappointed. The service was slow and not attentive. They seemed overwhelmed. The food quality was disappointing in general but even more so given the price.

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ScottG
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing evening at Hula Grill! Excellent food and service, with a magical setting to watch the sunset. One of our favorites every time we come to Maui!

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ElissaP
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great view, decent food, a one and done, I don't need to go back as there was nothing particularly special or unique about the food or experience.

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BethG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was outstanding. Unfortunately there was a table of 5 unruly, loud children adjacent to us. Their parents were at an adjacent table and totally ignored the chaos. Once they left, we were able to watch sun set and enjoy a delicious dessert.

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DanM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, especially at sunset. Good food, but a bit pricey. Love the whalers village area it is located in.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fish tacos!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Wait staff was amazing food was eh. We had the pumpkin hummus and it was just so wrong. Veggies were topped with so really funky spices. Hula pie was amazing though!

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SandraH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We got raw burgers and it was our first time out for dinner in a year. Wow

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Not the best experience at this restaurant we are going back and hoping it will be better

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Arlo
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere right on the beach. The food was delicious and the drink menu was fun. Hard to beat dining on the beach.

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janetk
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Over priced and not good food quality for the value. Even with reservations, waited for 25 minutes and had to approach hostess two times to get updates

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KirkW
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. My family and I love this place. The 1/2 chicken was good! My son loved the steak. My daughter loved the Caesar Salad.

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Kathy
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brian gave us excellent service.

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vipBarnaby
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice restaurant in the small mall on Ka'anapali Beach with pretty good ocean views and suitably well done versions of all the Hawaii basics. Our service was excellent, the food very good, and the overall experience recommendable!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Disappointed. We have been here many times but this time was very disappointing. Food was average and extremely small portions. Service was slow and not attentive. We even had to wait 30 minutes for a takeout order thought we told them the order at the beginning. And the order was soup!
Also boring menu Mahi yet again. I can get that at home. Where’s the other local fish?
Not returning this trip!!

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ScottB
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steve was fantastic and the music was so good 😊
The food was delicious 👍🏼

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the Mahi-Mahi and Ahi special! Overall experience was Outstanding! Mahalo!

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LanceN
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had reservations so no wait. Frozen coconut lime drink was probably the best alcoholic beverage I have ever had! Food was fine, nothing outstanding.

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vipMapleness
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dined during covid times outdoors on the lawn facing the beach. Our server was excellent in getting out the kids entrees so they could eat first. We got the specials (ahi pork shank in adobo sauce) and they were delicious. So is the lilikoi mojito- definitely get that!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was a wonderful night with the most beautiful setting, nice live music , delicious food and drinks

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vip2310
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our service and the food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good fish, great music, beautiful ambiance. Our table was too small to seat 6 comfortably and part of our order was missed, otherwise we would have given 5 stsrs

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A bit overpriced but given the location on the Kaanapali strip and convenience it’s understandable. Good food...not great food. Great setting in the evening to watch the sunset. Short walk from our hotel. It’s always a good experience you just have to expect to pay $8-10 an entree than you might expect to pay at home. I enjoy coming here when I stay on Kaanapali

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great! Will definitely try again soon.

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couldbebetter
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Going in knowing that this is a touristy spot, still, it was definitely disappointing. The hostess was INCREDIBLY rude to us even though we reserved a table 3 weeks before. After waiting for about 20 minutes we got a nice table outside.

CONS: The food is VERY mediocre. Cocktails were terrible which was really disappointing considering the price and the beach location. Both the Mai Tao and the pina colada were the worst I’ve had. The Salad was really awful, the flatbread appetizer NOT good.

PROS we had a very nice waiter who was friendly and attentive, and all the fish dishes were decent. Fish tacos were good and the ahi was actually very delicious. But all in all for the money, I would recommend you go elsewhere if you can get in. We literally went there because it was the only reservation I could get.

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MikeT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Hula has been one of our favorites on Maui since we first dined on our honeymoon 20 years ago. This last experience was unfortunately not great. The food was very good but the service was, dare I say, horrible. I realize Covid has hit many hard and we dine out as much as possibly when safe to do so. We love to support this important industry! Our server was not genuine and rushed us through the meal and tainted the experience. He did not even offer us dessert! I was really looking forward to their Hula Pie. In hindsight, we should have put out differences aside and asked for it; but we were sadly turned off and decided not to do so. He brought the check (without us asking for it) before our plates were even cleared. He also mocked my son for ordering from the adult menu. He is 12 with a great palate. Maybe he had a bad day or management was instructing them to turn over tables quickly, either way, we were bummed.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Not sure if food quality has gone down because it has turned more into a “chain” but was pretty disappointed with how the food was. Service was great, manager was very nice and took off the food that wasn’t up to par which was much appreciated. Will be back but hopefully they can get some cooks that know how to make proper food! Hula Pie was still on point!

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RickS
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best restaurant on Kaanapali! The food was perfect, portions were good, prices was good, and the focaccia bread and chili water was to die for. Tiana made two evenings wonderful for us with her great attitude, and attentiveness. So glad we made our reservations for Hula Grill TWO WEEKS EARLY!!

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Brussels
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Slow service

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Sat us right in front of live music. So, so loud. It was good music but just loud. Other than that all was good.

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caseyh
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Solid for whalers village! Fish tacos are Fuego

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steakeater
San Joaquin
40 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both got the Macadamia nut crusted Mahi....AMAZING plus two lime in the coconut drinks followed by a Hula Pie.....HUGE pie ...one slice for both of us was more than really needed but was it good!!

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vipShayB
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hula Grill is an annual visit during our vacations on Maui! We love the waterfront location and sand under your feet ambience - and the fish tacos are one of the best on the Ka’Anapali coast! We also LOVE the Hula Pie - ice cream chocolate crusted pie with chocolate sauce - so leave room for dessert!! You also are likely to be serenaded by live music!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was awesome and had a table out on the grass next to beach and loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food!! Try to hit up 5-7 for great live music!

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RickS
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful view and wonderful surroundings. The pandemic has slowed things down here and seems to have raised prices, but the food is still wonderful.

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sheldon5557
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. Missing the early bird specials. If you’re going in the next couple of months make reservations now.

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You can order delivery directly from Hula Grill - Kaanapali using the Order Online button. Hula Grill - Kaanapali also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 667-6636.

Hula Grill - Kaanapali is rated 4.5 stars by 4361 OpenTable diners.

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Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.