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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (110)
Great for Outdoor Dining (107)
Waterfront (101)
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Casual (70)
Special Occasion (70)
Local Ingredients (68)
Good for a Date (64)
Good for Anniversaries (57)
Live Music (56)
People Watching (54)
Romantic (50)
Fun (46)
Creative Cuisine (41)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Hot Spot (36)
Good for Groups (36)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Bar Seating (29)
Great for Lunch (29)
Happy Hour (28)
Authentic (26)
Worth the Drive (26)
Kid-friendly (24)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Healthy (16)
Tasting Menu (15)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Tapas (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Great Beer (10)
Seasonal (10)
Cozy (9)
Business Meals (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Organic (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

This is a fantastic place to eat and the wait staff is exceptional. We go each year for birthdays and anniversaries and never are dissatisfied. The chefs choice menu is a great addition to the regular menu. Getting ready to return tomorrow night.

Tags: Waterfront, Fun, Casual, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 4 days ago

Ate at Hula Grill 2 times for dinner and 3 times for lunch while in Maui for 1 week. Nice ocean view. For dinner ordered from "Tasting Menu", a great value at $27 which included appetizer or salad, entree, and dessert. Choices from "Tasting Menu" are limited, choice of about 4 appetizer/salad, 4 entrees, and 2 desserts, and only available 4:45 to 5:45. Sun was setting around 6:20 while we were there, so 5:15 reservation was perfect for taking advantage of "Tasting Menu". The "Tasting Menu" portions are smaller, but perfect size. The ice cream dessert on the "Tasting Menu" is so large we couldn't finish it. From "Tasting Menu" we enjoyed crab topped mahi mahi, lobster potstickers, and Ice cream sandwich with raspberry sauce. For lunch we enjoyed pork potstickers and flatbreads. Be sure to make reservation for dinner.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

We had outside seating which allowed us to take advantage of a beautiful sunset along with a great dinner. Montana, our server, was very friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and ingredients, and very professional. The food was delicious, served very quickly and perfectly. I brought guests from the mainland and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner!

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Waterfront, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Super fish with fast fast service. We have always enjoyed their wine list.

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 (Calgary)·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic. Best restaurant in Maui.

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 (South Dakota)·Dined 6 days ago

Love the early chef’s tasting! Great way to try different dishes reasonably. Always GREAT service. Best restaurant to experience the best of Maui.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food, louder than expected in the dining room area. I had the macadamia mahi and my husband had a special of marlin and mahi. Both excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Awesome food, service, and ambiance!!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was fantastic, the food, the service and the ambiance (Ocean Front). Fantastic!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 6 days ago

Hula Grill was packed on this Valentine's evening. This didn't impact the staff or the kitchen as our experience was everything we've come to love about this place. We didn't feel rushed at all, and we enjoyed our appetizer and cocktails before dining. Both of our fresh, locally caught fish entrees were perfectly prepared and a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Thank you, Hula Grill, for your delicious consistency. We will return.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Romantic, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Healthy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (South Dakota)·Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic venue for great food and drinks! Outstanding friendly efficient service. Love the woo woo!!u

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was wonderful! Our waiter was on top of everything.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 7 days ago

We were there for Valentines Day. Carol did an outstanding job of taking care of our table. Just perfect. They have a “Chef’s” menu option at certain times. This appears to be a good option. This place is always busy when we are there, so plan ahead.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 7 days ago

Our Server, Billy, was great!!
Mahalo, Billy & Hula Grill for a great meal and service.
Doug & Susan Kelly

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent menu with great service and in a comfortable setting with an ocean view.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was mediocre... swordfish was too tough and mahi didn’t have enough flavor. Shrimp in carbonara was over cooked. But the atmosphere is great and the service was too. Don’t miss the focaccia- definitely best part

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Loved how close it was to the beach. Suuuuper crowded so the reservation was a major plus!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Vacation and. Graduation

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Enjoyed the tasting menu. Wine selection could improved. Cocktails were good. One in our party ordered the fish chowder with was very good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We had a reservation but arrived a little early, hostess said they needed to clean table just a few minutes. We watched many people come in get a buzzer and get sorted before us. I waited over 30 minutes and finally got seated after asking about our reservation. The hostess seemed annoyed that we came up again. Our waitress was very nice and helpful.

Tags: Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 12, 2018

It was another Sunday afternoon at 6 PM, I made a reservation about 10 days ago.
I have ordered tomato soup, shrimp cocktail, and evening paste.
Everything was very delicious and satisfying.
Just because I reserved the seat 10 days ago, the view was not very good in the seat behind the restaurant.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Amazing food !! Great service!! The Mahi mahi dinner was outstanding!!

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Yummy hawaiian seafood and cocktails!
Crowded so book on opentable! Don’t just show up!!

Tags: Waterfront, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Overall, happy with dinner. Food/drinks were good, but not great. I’d give the edge to Duke’s for a nice dinner on the beach.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

the food was very good. We ordered off of the Chef Tasting Menu. My husband appetizer came about 10 minutes before mine. I asked the waitress and all she said was sometimes one come first. I had order a salad, and was not offered fresh pepper. None is on the table and other people had been offered pepper. Service was not as good as it had been.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great view of the ocean at sunset. Overall a great place, the music was great the view was spectacular.

Tags: Authentic, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great good good

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was fresh and tasted excellent (we both had the macadamia nut mahi mahi with crab) but portion size was disappointingly small, especially for the price ($38). Of course the hula pie for dessert never disappoints. And the service was excellent. Just very surprised and disappointed in the main course portion sizes.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The service has slipped from prior years. Not quite the out going and friendly service staff that we’ve been used to. The meal was fine.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We have come here for years on our trips to Maui but we’re disappointed this time. The fish was tough and not nearly as tasty as other times. This group owns several restaurants and we have been to most and the food is always excellent but not this time. To be honest we will try other places in the future which is too bad because it’s close to our condo.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Had an incredible dinner next to Kaanapali Beach. The ambiance with the sunset, coupled with a delicious seared Ahi was great. My wife had swordfish and Mahi Mahi. It looked great as well.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Place was good but we were all disappointed to learn it was a Duke's partner restaurant since we had just eaten at Duke's the night before. The menu's were very similar. It was our fault, we just didn't look very closely prior to making reservations. Overall the place was fun and seemed like it would be worthwhile going to....just not the day after eating at Dukes.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, People Watching
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Drinks were not made correctly. Then tried to charged for another after sending back. Waited 45 minutes after our reservation time. Food was below average.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Terrific food, Eve was a great server that made excellent recommendations. Had a very nice evening.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We celebrated a family birthday and the staff was so great to all of us. Food was amazing and the location perfect.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We had a great time for family dinner at Hula grill. Definitely visit again!

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Reservation was made but still had to wait 15 minutes before seating. Bill was wrong when presented. Food was delicious

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Was very dissatisfied with Open Table and the Hula Grille. It was never mentioned in the reservation process that you could only make reservations at the fine dining portion of the restaurant, not the bar/beachside restaurant. We have two kids and we're forced to make due with a menu that although was nice, wasn't aligned for a two year old and four year old. Some sort of disclaimer must be added.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We waited about 45 minutes after we arrived to be seated. Then we were finally seated. The atmosphere was awesome, but our waiter was nonexsistent. We sat at our table and someone who wasn't our waiter left warm water on our table nearly half an hour went by without so much as a drink order. Then the people at the table next to us sat down and their order was taken immediately. This isn't the way someone should be treated especially on the day of your engagement...

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on February 4, 2018

This quality restaurant is convenient while shopping Whalers Village.

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