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Hula Grill - Kaanapali

4.5
2515 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Perfect For:
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Dining Room, open for Dinner, 4:45pm - 9:30pm
reservations available

Barefoot Bar, open for lunch and dinner, 10:45am - 10:00pm
seated on a walk-in basis only
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Phone number
(808) 667-6636
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Charlie Owen
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Catering
We do not cater, but we have special event menus for your large party or special event. Special events need to be planned at least two weeks in advance so contact us early for best experience.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hwy 30
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Parking details
Park at the lot adjacent to Whalers Village (north side). We will provide you with 3 hour validation with purchase.
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Public transit
Maui bus stops right in front Whalers Village every hour!
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Entertainment
We offer one of the best entertainment line ups on Maui. With two sets daily, Hula Grill is THE place to enjoy live island music. Experience artists such as Ernest Pua'a aka "The Barefoot Warrior", Kawika Lum Ho, & our own Grammy award winners Peter DeAquino, Derick Sebastian & Josh Kahula, just to name a few.
Live music sets: 2:30-5:30, 6:00-9:15
Hula Dancers nightly from roughly 7:15-8:00
Additional entertainment on Aloha Fridays ahttp://www.hulagrillkaanapali.com/events #HGMevents
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Special events & promotions
We host special events throughout the year. Our Facebook page is the best way to stay informed or search #HGMevents on Twitter or Instagram. We're @HulaGrillMaui
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Consider our dramatic oceanfront restaurant for your next special event. Whether you are planning a rehearsal dinner, an anniversary celebration, a cocktail party, a corporate gathering, or just feel like dining out with a large group of friends, Hula Grill has the venue for you-with amazing views.

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What 2515 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Had the fish tacos. They were amazing. Came back for dinner and had the steak and prawns. Wife had the encrusted magic mahi topped with crab. Excellent!!!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Amazing as usual. A can’t miss!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Honeymooning on Maui for the week!

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Anniversary

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Had a fun time and good food at Hula Grill , great waitress , nice outdoor table near the boardwalk . Will definitely come back !

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Tasting menu was great!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent dinner. I had the chef’s tasting menus. It was a very good value. All three courses were very tasty.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Very good , honeymoon

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Have to climb some stairs to get there. And ding room is another floor up. Scenic rooftop setting with good ocean views but some angles disrupted by power lines. Comfortable table seating. Service was pretty good but our server didn’t know how to pour wine. Would have filled our glasses if we didn’t stop her. Food is well prepared but just average overall. In our time on Maui’s west coast 1 time visit was enough. Nit disappointed just not awed.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Hula Grill never disappoints! Great fish and steak entrees and the Hula Pie cannot be missed. Love this place.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Dining room service very good. Fish prepared very well. Husbands steak very good and cooked to perfection.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Had that fish chowder. Excellent. Dessert of hula pie was awesome. For sure enough to share

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was good. Service was ok, waited long times for simple requests (a spoon)and often had to ask multiple times. VERY noisy and difficult to have conversation. Beautiful views of sunsets. Keiki meal was served on an extremely HOT plate.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Delicious food and great service! The sunset views are gorgeous!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Awesome Hawaiian experience! The focaccia bread and that wonderful chili-water! The food is really the best. No place has a better ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Always a favorite of ours. Hula does a nice job with the fresh fish options. The service is always spot on.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We had the crab topped macadamia nut crusted mahi-mahi. Very good, best meal I had while in Maui. I requested a table that had a view of the ocean and they delivered. Our waiter, Brian, was great! The best part was the hula pie we had for desert. I would go back again just for that.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We have been coming to hula grill for 22 years and absolutely love it.

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3.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Very expensive. Food was a little salty. A small bowl of seafood soup was $32. I don’t think it was worth it. Will go somewhere else next time.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Great atmosphere and service. Lovely spot with great food and drink options

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

They offer a tasting menu between 4:45-5:45, but they won't let you know that unless you ask. The portions are tiny, but if you don't want to overeat and want to get a good deal - it's a good way to go

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Food was average. A little pricey.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We had a very nice time. Service was spot on thanks to Megan, our server. The coconut seafood chowder was delicious as well as the lobster and scallop potstickers. Top it all off with a huge slice of Hula pie and the evening was superb!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Love the Hula Grill! Book reservation early or you will have to wait at least an hour on busy nights, but worth it. Great food, service (thank you, Brian) and sunset view! Hawaiian decor added to the ambiance. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We had an excellent meal at Hula Grill
Shared kale salad with beets and nuts and other locally grown ingredients.
Entrees were a mild, delicious snapper and a special combo of ono-ahi

A-Z Pinot Gris went perfectly with the snapper

Always lively and friendly with beautiful ocean views and sunsets
Be sure to book a reservation so you aren’t disappointed

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great place!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Probably the best service I have ever had at a restaurant. Food was fantastic. Server went above and beyond and always with a smile.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great service. Thank you to our server, Montana. He knew the menu and specials, assisted me with wine, allowing me to sample two the two I was considering which was very appreciated. For the food I chose the chef’s special and it rocked! Furikake crusted ahi was delicious and a melt in your mouth feel, the grilled mahi was moist, smokey and superb. Accompanied by cilantro basmati rice and some mildly pickled veggies was just right. It was again a great experience that will be a cherished memory of my visit to Maui.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Our waiter, Jake, was wonderful! The food was good but seemed overpriced for the portion size and value.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great place for dinner and cocktails!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great location... beautiful sunsets... portions small for price...

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We arrived 20 minutes early for our reservation. The hostess was very busy and. asked if we would mind coming back in 10 minutes. I was disappointed with this so we left to go for a walk. Suddenly the hostess reappeared outside the restaurant along the path, calling my name. She ran up to me and said she was sorry and she just had an ocean front table open up and would I like it? Of course we took it. An excellent table, during a very busy time for a customer 20 minutes early, is excellent service! My tip reflected this consideration. The food, of course, is fantastic as always!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

On vacation from the mainland and first night's dining experience.
great great waitress, lovely setting with a gorgeous view and to top
it off our meals were cooked perfectly, Mai Tai was good!!!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Hula Grill never disappoints us. The food and service were great!

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I wish there was a third option for the smiley faces, one in-between happy and sad for "meh".

We usually eat here once while visiting Maui - it's close to our place, consistent and while not super innovative, quality ingredients are used and we are fans of Chef Merriman being in the business ourselves.

This time was just OK. I hope they are not getting complacent; or with the addition of MonkeyPod (great Happy Hour btw) getting distracted.

I miss the old bread service which was fun and unique (served in a lunchbox type container) - now it's in a basket which isn't as imaginative.

I had one of the staple dishes there - the crab topped Mac crusted Mahi Mahi - the dish looked thrown together and not as pristine a presentation as normal.

Same with the rest of the dishes - they were just OK. I wonder how Chef would feel about this.

Service at the bar was very causal, I had to flag the bartenders down every time I needed anything. Not a lot of eye contact or intuitive service. Well bartender was verrrry slow. Service at the table was fine and up to par.

I hope this review is taken in the light in which it was intended - being in the industry I always admired the execution at all of the Merriman locations precisely because they don't do what most places with a built in spectacular view do - which is to rely mostly on the view and not care too much about execution of the food, beverage and service. Please stay vigilant!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was good service was OK, he acted as though we were a burden

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I love trying new food and fish when on vacation. We tried the monchong and it was insanely good. A favorite meal in Maui.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great service and location with above average food that was good but not great, with exception to the special vegetable family style plate we had which was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great service and wonderful fresh Hawaiian seafood. Lovely seating right by the water! Would definitely come back next time we’re in Maui.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Dressed up for anticipation of a classy meal.
Left us sitting in the rain until we asked to be moved.
Our waiter for food service was fine.
The meals were not good, especially for the premium prices.
Would not recommend.

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