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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Sacramento
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and fabulous location!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very nice dinner. Food and drinks all very good.

ML
Hawaii
132 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brian, our server, was especially good to us. Great ocean view at our table, and we enjoyed the lighter fare and cost of the Early Bird Dinner, from The Tasting menu.

OT
Cork
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, except we were seated outside for a table of 8. The view was great, but at 5:00, the afternoon sun was beating down on half the table. It would be nice if there was an umbrella or covering for shade.

JB
Phoenix
79 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A wonderful place on the beach for family esp with young adults or kids. The menu is classic Hawaiian each food and the service quick and efficient. Everything comes as expected and portions are adequate. No disappointment on any of the dishes and we have eaten here almost a dozen times over the past decade. The most recent enlargement and renovation has made it a great place in whaler village.

MC
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous view, fabulous food.

CD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice view and kind service. Food was good too.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and atmosphere but a little pricey, but it is Maui, so not too out of line compared to all the restaurants. Overall value I think was good.

MG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The server was very nice. Her name was Carol. It was a beautiful setting and the menu looked great. My wife and son both has the tasting menu. Tomato soup was bland and not great. The home made bread was real good! The macadamia Crusted Mahi mahi was pretty terrible. Maybe with a handful of salt it would’ve been better. The lobster and scallop kind of a dumpling was real good. I had the chicken and it was terrific tasting.. but only a leg and thigh for $28 with some nice mashed potatoes it was a small portion . Maybe the leg and thigh Would have been enough if I hadn’t had to have given half of mine to my son to make up for the awful fish that he ordered. I tried to eat that mahi mahi because I was still hungry but couldn’t. The ice cream sandwich desert was unexpectedly good at that point.. The wine my wife had was fine. The margarita I had was good but must have had no alcohol.. I hardly drink at all and I usually feel any mixed drink. I felt nothing except hungry when I left there. I don’t blame our server, she was super nice. I hate to leave such a bad review. I bet that the chef is a great chef and this somehow wasn’t his fault. I’ve heard many great things about this place.. maybe we just didn’t order correctly.

RK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great sunset spot especially if you sit at a table on the front patio - request a front table near the grass. Grab a drink at the bar beforehand, keep your receipt as it will entitle you t a free Hula Pie.

EK
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Great location but over priced food. Fish was overcooked and had to ask for my drink because it never came. Returned the ahi because so veiny it couldn’t be eaten.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Noisy, very small portions and inattentive wait staff

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Our least favorite meal on Maui. Overpriced mediocre food. Save your money and eat in barefoot bar server was rude

V
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a beautiful restaurant. Great vibes outdoor seating and cool music. Service is excellent. Had the seafood potstickers...would expect more filling but it was tasty. Had the mac crusted mahi and wow soo yummy! Great drinks and atmosphere. Will definitely go again to try more dishes!

OT
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A bit disappointed that we waited for 15 minutes even with a 2 week advanced reservation as restaurant clearly took too many bookings. Then tried to seat us in the back away from views as tables at front were apparently saved and Manager approval needed. Managed to be pushy and get a good spot. Food was tasty and service was really good (as with all of Maui). Not my favorite though - there are other restaurants nearby with better ambience and views with same prices and great food. It was good but not awesome.

RG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful setting and great service, family very much enjoyed the time spent.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Service was horrible, two waiters were fighting over who’s table it was and then we ended up barely getting checked on the entire meal. Never offered more water or iced tea. Food was okay - nothing amazing. Worth it for the atmosphere otherwise I would 100% say go up to monkeypod kitchen right next store. The view, service, and menu was much better!

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 25th anniversary and they made the night special for me and my wife!!

CA
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Hawaiian Snapper was one of the best meals I had while on Maui. It was cooked perfectly and tasted delicious. The Ice Cream Sandwich was the best dessert I had on my entire stay. It was amazing. The wait staff was very attentive. The sunset view was beautiful. The only drawback was the room where my party of 10 ate was a very warm, even with fans going.

GS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

great place to watch the sunset, only issue was the wait even with a reservation. We were seated next to kitchen and wall. wished we had a better table.

E
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Was very disappointed in the location of our table - back of restaurant. Was told that tables closer to the beach and music where were expecting to be were for a “different menu”

RB
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall had a good time. Food was good. I would eat there again.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Very loud! Food was okay- but for the price was expecting more!

SG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You will have a amazing sunset that tops off the great meal and drinks they have ! We ate here twice when we were in Maui ! Hula cake ! Yum

OT
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience dining at Hula Grill. Our waiter, Keith, was great. The food was delicious and the view was amazing.

JH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The Hula Grill has always been a good consistent place for lunch or dinner. Great beach front location.

j
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for a family dinner

W
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was wonderful

v
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Table wasn’t ready, ordered kids meal as soon as we sat down and never got it. Server tried but was not attentive, appetizers were served without serving utensils or plates, portions were small, ceiling fans weren’t adequate to deal with the heat. Overall a big miss with a hungry baby who never got his dinner!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous time here! Without a doubt the nicest meal we’ve had since arriving here. The views at sunset were amazing and the food was out of this world.

OT
Adelaide / SA
12 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food. Good drinks. Good service. Same old same old menu.

S
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We try to eat out once at the Hula Grill every time we visit Maui. Great fresh food always prepared perfectly with great service and cannot beat the view of Lanai and Molokai. Two thumbs up!

NT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good location with favorable service. We should be come back again this nice place!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best server yet on the island.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Would highly recommend!

f
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a must, great seafood, service ambiance, its right on the beach pathway, very busy Restaurant reservations are a must.

JW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our traditional “send-off” meal when visiting Maui. This is a place the whole family had enjoyed for over a decade and looks forward to. The food is creative, the service is always welcoming and the view is unsurpassed. Sunsets reach a whole new level at the Hula Grill! This visit was marked by a celebration of our 20th anniversary...equipped with a personalized dessert. Maholo for being a beautiful part of our family memories!

RC
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant on Maui. Service was efficient and the food was perfectly prepared and served. It is one of the most romantic places on the island. The coconut seafood chowder was fantastic.

TT
Chicago
124 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If we could give Hula Grill a 10 star rating, we would. It’s exceptional food, service/- and there’s no where in the title that you can have that view but here!
Yes it’s really that good.
Make reservations or expect to wait!
Try the seafood coconut curry “chowder”... amazing flavors melded into one seafood dish only served here. The grilled seafood is always good. The ribs- sweetly tangy delicious. The special mai tai— wow.
Have fun. THIS IS YHE PLACE TO MAKE MEMORIES!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super awesome. Food and service was great. Hula pie was unreal

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