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About Hula Grill - Kaanapali

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.

2435 Kaanapali Parkway
Bldg P
Lahaina, HI 96761
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Seafood, Steakhouse

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

Cross Street:
Hwy 30

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 667-6636

Website:
http://www.hulagrillkaanapali.com/

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

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.

Parking Details:
Park at the lot adjacent to Whalers Village (north side). We will provide you with 3 hour validation with purchase.

Public Transit:
Maui bus stops right in front Whalers Village every hour!

Executive Chef:
Charlie Owen

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

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

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.

Hula Grill - Kaanapali Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (108)
Great for Outdoor Dining (98)
Waterfront (94)
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Casual (65)
Special Occasion (65)
Local Ingredients (58)
Good for a Date (53)
People Watching (49)
Live Music (48)
Good for Anniversaries (46)
Creative Cuisine (44)
Fun (41)
Romantic (37)
Hot Spot (36)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Good for Groups (32)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Kid-friendly (27)
Bar Seating (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Great for Lunch (26)
Happy Hour (24)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Authentic (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Healthy (17)
Seasonal (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Quick Bite (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Cozy (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Organic (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Great Beer (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Business Meals (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Tapas (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was great as it always is here.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Good food, but fish portions small. Let know in reservation the special occasion, but it wasn’t brought up.

Tags: Disabled Access, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

This time wasn’t as good as the last couple times. Service was great but the dual fish special wasn’t great. We’ve really enjoyed this food earlier in the week, just not this evening.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed the service , very personable young man and his food recommendations , even the side dish which complemented our meal

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic as always

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 (Tahoe)·Dined 7 days ago

We enjoyed our meal. Cocktails great and the view was beach side beautiful for sunset watching.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Healthy, Scenic View, Kid-friendly
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Came to Hula Grill to celebrate our 50th. Wedding Anniversary. We came at 5pm to take advantage of Happy Hour prior to our dinner reservation. Great HH . In the dining room we were seated quickly. We always go for The Legacy Of Aloha Menu. This is a special menu that is served from 4:45 to 5;30PM. NOTE you must request the special menu. It is not offered unless you ask. Cost $27.00. Includes app. entrée, and desert. Great dinner and view

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on December 4, 2017

It took at least a half hour to get wine and order. Every staff member kept apologizing but nothing happened. The fish was totally over cooked and reply was “that can happen”. Much better fish in Maui.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great service. The food was uniquely prepared with local and global ingredients.

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Have been going to Hula Grill for years... always great food. This time there was a new menu... smaller portions, higher prices, poor quality! The “farm fresh” green beans were mushy, the corn was barely enough for a couple mouthfuls, and the potstickers were doughy and very heavy. Very disappointing! Will not be going back... hope the menu and kitchen are revamped! On the bright side, our server, Eve, was absolutely incredible! One of the most genuine and nicest people. She made us feel special and was the only redeeming part of our dining experience.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 1, 2017

When we first walked in I was seated inside. I requested outside seating on my reservation. I saw a couple tables outside with no one in them and I told the host. He asked the front person and I guess she gave them both away right after us. Even tho we got there first.
It was hot inside cause the fans above was not on. Blaze to the rescue. He turned the fans on. And offered great service! Glad we got seated at his table cause he was so good at what he does. Friendly, anticipated customers needs, knew his products! Food was delicious too. He even took the time to congratulate my nephew who had a renaissance card and the manager took time out to congratulate my nephew too. Mahalo Blaze!

Tags: Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Tapas, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was excellent.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food and service was excellent

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Very hot by kitchen, food good but very over priced for what you get, didn’t bring complete order, had to wait very long for anything we asked for, drinks ( none from the bar) napkins, butter etc....
Loved the waitress but she had too many tables to attend too!

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 30, 2017

What a delicious dinner. Was surprised to find such a great spot in a tourist oriented location. The restaurant is next to the casual bar area visible from the shopping area. Tables are well spaced and service from the moment we arrived was excellent. We shared a ceviche appetizer and followed it with the filet special and the roasted chicken over cornbread. Both were delicious. The wine list has some very reasonably priced choices too. We’re picky diners and we recommend this spot.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Dinner was great. Atmosphere was inviting with a great view. Service was excellanr. Fish was cooked percectly and who cant resist hula pie.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great food and music. Love sitting in the bar The tables in the sand are nice and comfy. Its the best Mai Tai

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We have been here 4 or 5 times over the years. Love the atmosphere and food. The price, though, is right at the top of our range. Nearly $100 for dinner for 2, and I'm the only one who had a glass of wine.

Tags: Authentic, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Good menu selections, good service, excellent ocean front location. Dine outside on patio is possible.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great night. Our dinners were memorable. Everyone in restaurant was having fun.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great Service and fun food, best steak we had in Maui with the exception of Ruths Chris!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We had a group of 4. Each person ordered something different. Everyone thought the food wasn't that great especially for the price. The shrimp carbonara was too salty. The sauce for the snapper was also really salty. The service however was friendly and attentative. The restaurant is as close to the ocean as it gets.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our server Jerry was incredible. All four of our entres was memorable. Will be back for another fun dinner with friends.

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great restaurant! Awesome view, service and ambiance. A must see!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The hostess was absolutely unaccommodating. She laughed in our face when we told her that we had been waiting there for 40 minutes even though she told us only a few minutes. THen when they did seat us, they tried seating us in the worst table right near their stand. Additionally, while we waited for 40 minutes, we sat right by where the food was coming out and watched as the head server accidentally used his hands and touched multiple entrees and wiped his hands on his shorts (completely unsanitary). Also, we watched as food sat their for 20+ minutes under the heat lamp...While the sashimi appetizer and our waitress was great, everything else about this place was awful.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Pretty good - close to great. We got off to a slow start since they were running behind, and we had to stand for 15 minutes past our reservation time. After that the service was very good. A very large space, full and noisy, but tolerable. Our food was nicely prepared and presented, but the fish dishes needed more of the tasty sauces that made them special.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great location for Thanksgiving dinner!! And excellent all around dining choice.

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 (Yosemite)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The Tasting Menu mentioned on the website was excellent both in quality and value but the hostess did not provide the Tasting Menu, we had to ask our waiter for it. Great time right next to the beach. The only negative is that several parents let their kids play on the lawn area between the seating area and the beach walk which would have put a damper on a romantic sunset meal and the staff did nothing to discourage it.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very nice restaurant. Food was wonderful and service was great!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Hostess was not well trained to seat guests. Spent about 15 min getting us seated after first taking us to a table that had five chairs for six of us. Ended up getting a chair and seating another group of six at our table so we had to wait on another table. Once seated, all went well.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We always have an amazing experience here. Great and caring wait staff. Delicious fresh food

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We had a lovely dinner. The service was great & so were the desserts

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Fun
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Our waitress, Eve(?) was absolutely wonderful--friendly, efficient, and helpful.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great service and good!

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Asked waiter to wait 10 minutes to turn order in, and went to 30-45. Found him hard to connect with. Food was wonderful, as was the view. When in Maui, will come again. Thx,

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Casual, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 17, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants in Ka’anapali. Always a great meal, great service in an excellent setting. Five of us ordered a different fish dish and they were all excellent.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Fun, Organic, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Good food good service good wine.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great location and great food - very relaxing and next to the beach. Very Hawaiian- Can’t really ask for much more than that. This is exactly what you expect when you come to the islands. Highly recommended!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Our night was great, staff was very friendly , the food came out quickly and our meal was the best during our stay. Would highly recommend

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, People Watching, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Go to the Hula Grill. We had a great waiter, Reed, who was attentive to our needs. We had one of the best seats in the restaurant. We used open door to book and let them know it was our Honeymoon. No wait to be seated for lunch reservation. The food was amazing. We ordered, poke tacos, sashimi and Fish Tacos. The price was to be expected but, a free dessert to celebrate would have made this trip unforgettable. Nonetheless, the Hula Pie was amazing. And overall worth making a viait. Thanks for the experience Hula Grill. Good job.

Tags: Hot Spot
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