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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WS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh fish prepared well, service was excellent, Hula pie was the perfect ending...

DR
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and great food. I had the potstickers appetizer (no pic) with sides of locally grown tri color carrots and green beans. Both were outstanding and enough to share. My husband had the pork loin which was amazing. While I was watching sunset, he ordered the dessert. After one bite, I couldn’t be angry.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited 17 minutes after being seated to get water. A table of four employees was next to us and they used massive foul language with a small child present. Then we found a hair in our food.

SM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was fantastic. Kind of crazy crowed with 7:15 dinner but we were served promptly.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great restaurant. We enjoyed our dinner here.

PR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place.The early bird tasting menu — appetizer, entree, and dessert has always been our choice for dinner.The food and service have always been top notch.

OT
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Drinks were great, bartenders are awesome, food was good depending on what you get. What turned me off a little was that I overheard the servers making fun of customers.

B
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Hula Grill ~ on trip to MAUI
Always eat here at least twice per trip
This year no exception
Happy hour~ late lunch
And, dinner next to last night

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Location and food was top notch. Looking forward you next visit.

KS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall, we felt this was a great experience. One thing that could be included with the entree is a small dinner salad. It just felt incomplete....especially for the price.

H
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good. Service was serviceable but server was monotone and forgot specials, etc. Plus, we were seated in the worst table in the house for a sunset dinner.

PL
Springfield
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The calamari and the pot stickers were amazing! Had the salad with hearts of palm and that was just OK....the drinks are good and the chili water with bread are amazing!

BA
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. It was a little windy and cool but it is right on the beach. Had to wait about 15 minutes despite a reservation.

SB
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Service was exceptional. Ambiance is perfect.

PA
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our food was delicious as always at Hula Grill but our waiter was not very attentive. He didn’t come back to check on how our meal was nor to pour more wine.

S
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We ordered the Mac. crusted mahi, mahi which was fine, a little overdone but very disappointing to only have fish and rice on the plate. No vegetables! How much would it cost to have a few veggies? Overall, a disappointing experience in what used to be a better restaurant. We’ve been going to Hula Grill for years and expected a better experience.

MV
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice place for casual dining

B
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants on the island. The service, food, and Ocean view are all superb.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Service was very slow and forgetful. Food was mediocre

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

View was amazing and dinner was delicious!

BL
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great find!!! The food was fabulous and loved sitting at the bar. The staff was very friendly and it was a beautiful restaurant! We will go back the next trip to Maui!!!

AV
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was impeccable. She was kind and sweet. The food was decent. The ambiance was really nice. Live music. On the beach. They were crushed with people so I had to return my beer as I was already done eating by the time it came. I would return. Our server made it delightful.

J
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Pricey, servings smaller than the last time. Overall value not up to the past

PB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in and out in about an hour. Service was prompt and excellent. Food was outstanding. And who doesn’t love the ocean view! A great experience for our family and we can’t wait to come back. Carol was a top notch server as well.

O
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This restaurant has a beautiful location on the beach, an excellent menu including local seafood dishes, a good beer/wine/cocktail menu although it lacked a cider, and good service overall, the only hitch being a bottleneck at the stage of clearing empty tables (the hostesses had to pitch in to get it done), increasing the wait time a bit. It is a bit pricey as are all the restaurants walking distance from the big resorts, but given the location it is overall an excellent choice.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
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 on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good to go

KF
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
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

Z
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
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.

WS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

When reserving a table , we had asked for an outside table but when we arrived none had been reserved for us . I believe if one reserves a table that they should have presidence over “walk ins “ . We did not appreciate sitting next to the bar when we had asked for an outside table . We were disappointed in the Hula Grill and will eat at some of the other venues in Maui .

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great vibe, great service

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines

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M
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hula Grill came highly recommended to us, and as is so often the case when something is so eagerly anticipated, the actual experience fails to live up to the expectation. I ma happy to report that this was NOT the case for the Hula Grill. The actual experience far exceeded my lofty expectations - the food was exquisite, the ambiance was romantically tropical, the service truly enhanced the dining experience...and the restaurant is 110% deserving of all its accolades!

M
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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 on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and music Special Valentine’s dinner

l
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their seafood potstickers are truly amazing. Servers are the best

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely Valentine Dinner with great service!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.