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
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 6:15 dinner reservations and got there at 5:00. Was going to do some shopping in the area first but kids were hungry. They were so nice and was able to seat us by 5:30 instead of 6:15. Service and food was great. Beautiful view of the beach and ocean from our table. We had a great evening.

KC
Naples
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good to go

Z
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was average at best. Had a reservation and still had to wait 40 mins. This used to be one of my favs. Off the list.

KF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Ambiance is amazing - especially at sunset - but the menu is limited and changed from what I remembered. Great place to go for apps and drinks. Dinner costs are on par with Maui meals - expensive for what you get. Still the views outweigh the rest - amazing sunset location

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines

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M
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Valentines dinner here. Lively with great food, attentive service and fun ambience. Also a very good happy hour. A great place to dine in Maui.

NS
Poconos
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and music Special Valentine’s dinner

l
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their seafood potstickers are truly amazing. Servers are the best

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Valentines Day dinner. We shared the ribeye steak and it was delicious. We were surprised at the quality of the food and service. Would definitely return and recommend for a special dinner.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good food with unique flavors. Quite noisy though with the amped live music and tightly placed tables.

CA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Steve was wonderful and food was great as always. Met the manager and she was very nice We come back at least 3 times every year as we own a co so in Napili!

SB
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and our server was great! We were able to watch the sunset from our table. Even got a free dessert for my birthday!

J
Philadelphia
206 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Server very pleasant, but could have been present more rapidly. Both food and presentation rated at 4 of 5.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria was awesome! We will come back just to sit in her section 😀

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. We always visit when we are on island. Food is wonderful and service was excellent. Took nice care of us for my wife's birthday!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food. Fish dishes outstaning. Prompt service. Wonderful MaiTais

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hula Grill is one of our favorite places to dine when visiting Maui. Excellent service and amazing ambiance.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delish. Loved the carrots! Staff was great!

WR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food was amazing.

JE
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Table location was on a main aisle so there was constant traffic by our table. The ambiance didn’t match the excellent food.

m
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent , personable service. The food was excellent , and served in a very timely manner.

S
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice server!
Food good
Loud but fun!

BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Kat is awesome. Friendly, professional. Loved watching the cooks put the meals together.

m
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat next to a buy-out party of about 24 people that was way too loud. Our waiter Montana did his best to keep us happy. He was terrific. Maybe sit near the front with smaller tables in future. We’ve been coming to Hula Grill since it was El Crab Catcher with a pool.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had to wait 20 minutes to seat

F
Sacramento
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We booked our reservation for a 4:45 dinner and decided to go to the Barefoot Bar for happy hour about 3. That experience and service there was great. My husband went to check us in around 4:30 for dinner as our waitress recommended that we do that at the Barefoot Bar. The Hula Grill then told us they would call our name. Well we saw them starting to seat people who hadn’t been waiting or just walked up. We began to fume. So we went to ask about it and the snippy hostess said our name would be called as it wasn’t yet 4:45 mind you - it was 4:43. However ALL dinner reservations began at 4:45. The male hostess called our name after 4:45. I asked him why they were seating people before us when we had been waiting there. He basically shrugged me off and said don’t worry you’ll still get a front row seat. We were fuming since they sat 6-7 groups before us. Needless to say we were not happy in our happy place. Our waiter was very good - no issues there. The food was very good too. I didn’t want to post negative feedback as I never do. However this experience didn’t sit well and we didn’t feel that we were treated nicely or welcomed as we should have been.

SG
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reed was knowledgeable about all the dishes and was attentive to our needs.

DT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

as always get times. Food is consistent too bad the weather was so windy and cooler it made for an evening inside.

PS
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was windy and cold, wait staff were wearing sweaters. They could have lowered screens to block the wind but chose not to even after we complained about the wind.

PR
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During a week in Maui, this was the best Mahi-Mahi that we had. The location is right on the beach and the view of the sunset was spectacular.

s
Omaha
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is at least our tenth visit....went 3 times this trip...always very good food AND service. Even though it's kind of a 'chain' in HI...all of the different restaurants are great with slightly different menus....Hula Grill is one of the best with the BEST location.

a
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lobster potstickers are a good way to start ... good location

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was the latest in our many visits to Hula Grill, dating back to 2002. The food, as always was excellent. It was noisier than I remember, probably due to our late dinner time. Our server, Megan, was great - very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Our only complaint was being made to wait nearly a half hour past our reservation time to be seated. A word of apology from the hostess would have gone a long way toward making this better, but none was forthcoming.

DF
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, ambience. Great seaside restaurant

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After some initial confusion over our reservation which was professionally and expertly handled by Lisa, the manager, we enjoyed a fantastic chef's tasting menu flawlessly served, that is sure to bring us back again and again.

EJ
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner on the watch at sunset. Food excellant. I bread terrific.

JS
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I reserved a table for 14, for several business associates. The service was great. Food was excellent. It is loud & hard to have a conversation with the entire group.

T
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful meal. Cool breezes beautiful sunset. Amazing.

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T
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere!