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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (114)
Waterfront (103)
Great for Outdoor Dining (102)
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Special Occasion (71)
Casual (68)
Local Ingredients (63)
Good for a Date (61)
Good for Anniversaries (58)
Live Music (55)
People Watching (54)
Romantic (48)
Fun (47)
Creative Cuisine (43)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Good for Groups (36)
Hot Spot (33)
Bar Seating (31)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Kid-friendly (28)
Great for Lunch (28)
Happy Hour (27)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Worth the Drive (25)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Authentic (23)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Healthy (16)
Tasting Menu (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Cozy (9)
Seasonal (9)
Tapas (9)
Great Beer (8)
Organic (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Business Meals (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

This place is pricey, don’t get me wrong, but it was the best meal I had on the island. The chef’s special with a wood-fire grilled mahi-mahi was the best piece of fish I have ever eaten. Period. It’s loud but the food is amazing. Don’t miss this place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, People Watching, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

Awesome food! Great View! Terrific service! This is our new "go-to" place for Maui.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Had an early dinner at 4:45 pm with my girlfriend. Got seated on the patio with a fabulous view of the sunset.
Ate the Chef's tasting menu - kale salad, filet mignon, and pineapple upside down cake. All were beautifully made and delicious. The cocktails were amazing too. Fabulous service rounded off the evening.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely wonderful! Beautiful location and lovely atmosphere. Very clean place and polite service. Food was creative and all locally sourced from farmers on the island along with fresh local caught fish!

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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

We come every other year and always go to Hula Grill at least twice. We always buy your spicy sauce. Love it

Tags: Waterfront, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, People Watching, Spicy, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Casual
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 5 days ago

We always eat at Hula Grill a couple of times each year we're in Maui. I recommend making a reservation (which is for the dining room only because the bar/casual table area does not accept reservations). The menu is similar but slightly more on the upscale side; however, being a "dining room" doesn't mean sitting inside and missing out on the outdoor atmosphere - it's all open. The only thing is that if you're dining with your kids, there is no keiki menu, so sit in the outdoor area. Without a reservation, you're always looking at a 45 minute wait minimum.

The food is consistent, and the menu never changes. Even the "chef's special" of two types of fish, pineapple rice, and vegetable is always the same. The food is good but not anything too different than what you see on most local restaurants in Maui. I did have one excellent piece of fish on my plate and one was that was overcooked, but the rice is divine. My friend got the Bucatini shrimp pasta (a new one for us), and she absolutely loved it, even saying she'll order it the next time. Of course their Hula Pie is one of the best (same as Duke's), but the Pineapple upside down cake is also excellent. Wines are fairly standard among TS Restaurants choices, but they have the benefit of a Sancerre. Of course the whites never stay very cold, but that's the weather's fault.

Service was good, waiter was friendly, as were the waitresses who bring drinks. Overall, a consistent experience, and we'll continue to return.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

Our waiter, Lauren, was amazing. He was very attentive and made great suggestions for menu items. We each had something different and also had a couple appetizers to share. Everything was very tasty and fresh. Can’t wait to come back next time we are in town! Mahalo!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 5 days ago

Very nice setting and location. Bar area is on the sand which is quite unusual. Drinks were very well made.
We chose the chef’s 3 course sampling menu and it was delightful - puppy appetizer, entree and desert.
Service was excellent.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Live Music
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

The food and service are always great. We eat at the Hula Grille every time we come to Maui!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

We made reservations and we're glad that we did. The place was packed at our 6:00 dinner and we only had a table in the back available. Nevertheless we still could see the beautiful sunset and ocean view. The fish was fresh and perfectly cooked. My seared ahi was delicious and my husband had the special of grilled Ono and encrusted Mahi. We loved the focaccia bread and the homemade " chilli water" sauce for dipping. We would definitely go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was wonderful, the waitress was very efficient and considerate and we would go back anytime. We had the early bird special so it was a great value and gave us the opportunity to taste the salad, entrée and dessert.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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·Dined 7 days ago

Menu has become minimalized. Thought we would get a table on the beach but this is not included with your reservation service.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was not very tasty. However, dessert(hula pie) was great.

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Amazing food and service!! Great ambiance. Had our last dinner of our honeymoon here and it was so great.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Scenic View, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Waterfront, Fun
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

View can't be beat. Whales were passing by the day I was there. Food was excellent staring with the Focaccia bread with olive oil and sweet pepper water. The Mahi-Mahi was great as was the chicken.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food is always the best here!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Excellent!

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Came for the view but amazed with the service and food. Excellent kale salad and macadamia nut crusted mahi mahi. Whatever you eat, you must save room for the hula pie! This is not your typical tourist trap restaurant. It is excellent! We wish we had come earlier in our trip; we would not have eaten anywhere else! Thank you for a memorable meal!

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We had a fantastic time. That you to the Chef and Erick.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Waterfront
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Excellent food especially any of the fish dishes. Great place. Parking is easy as they have validation at whaler shopping village up to 3 hrs free. Go checkout Leilani’s as well on another night and dukes kaanapali is also epic. All restaurants owned by the same folks all serving up excellent food and a good time in a variety of ways

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great Beer, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Live Music, Bar Seating, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Casual, Authentic, Healthy, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Had a family dinner here. We all had a great time. Both the food and the service were great. Been awhile since we've eaten here. Highly recommended.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Nice food, all local produce. Fish are very fresh, they are caught in the same day. They live music, which creates a nice vibe and relaxing ambient. The special Petter plate is delicious, with Ahi and Mahi Mahi.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We always look forward to a great night at the Hula Grill and are never disappointed. Our reserved table was ready and waiting, drinks, appies and entrees were all delicious. Ceviche, Ahi tuna and the classic macadamia crusted Mahi were excellent. Our friendly server gave good advice on menu selections and cheerfully arranged a nut free surprise birthday dessert for our birthday girl. The sunset is always gorgeous and there was a beautiful Maui rainbow on this evening.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Waterfront, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was great, but overpriced for what you get. Next time, i'll skip this place and just go to Mama's Fish House to get a better meal for the same price. Our service was terrible. For some reason the waiter kept looking down on us like we shouldn't be there dressed in a Hurley T-shirt or maybe he thought we just couldn't afford it??? The service was terrible by him. I wouldn't go there again. There are places on the island with just as good of food and better service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The Ahi Sashimi is worth flying from Vancouver for and the best I have ever had in Maui

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Tapas
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

We visit Hula Grill every time on Maui. Great view, good service and meals from the fresh catch options. The chili water on the fresh baked bread is a must try. We enjoy every visit to Hula Grill on Maui.

Tags: Waterfront, People Watching, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great libations, ambiance- view, and food. Love the Hula Pie!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The view is amazing but our waiter was not good at all. The hostess rocked. The food was ok.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Had a 7:30 reservation. Hostess kept telling us we were next. Not seated until 8. This is a load, noisy chaotic restaurant. Servers were lone bright spot. Do not go here if you want calm, quiet or quality food.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We've eaten at Hula Grill's Beachfront many times but this was only the second time we've eaten in the dining room, kind of a last special meal before our return to the Mainland. Top shelf experience from beginning to end! We were seated at a great oceanfront table, private and away from the main traffic flow. Our server Landon was excellent, attentive but not obsequious. We split a kale salad, excellent. I had the seared ahi entrée, my husband the macadamia crusted crab topped fish of the day. Both were excellently prepared and delicious. We had a coupon so treated ourselves to a split of the Pineapple Upside Down cake, served warm. Wonderful finish to an excellent meal!

Tags: Organic, Healthy, People Watching, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Appetizers were great but entrees were a letdown. We had seafood potstickers, poke tacos and shrimp cocktail for appetizers. All three very good. So we had great expectations for our entrees. We had the macadamia nut crusted mahi mahi which didn’t have a lot of flavor but didn’t seem very fresh. And we had the short ribs which was more like a piece of pot roast. Also not a lot of flavor. Drinks were very slow as well.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We met our neighbors there for my husbands birthday. It’s still extremely busy due to the holidays and golf tournament. We were seated in the non scenic area, close to a sizable wedding party. Quite noisy!

Our server was as attentive as she could be given the circumstances, and the comped dessert was lovely.

The food was great but I think the prices have definitely gone up.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Best meal on Maui !!! Delicious food and great atmosphere.

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Sorry all those Hula Grill lovers out there, we had a terrible experience. Waiter only recommended the most expensive dishes, kept promising to bring us bread but never did, food came out in a ridiculous order and pace (appetizers delivered in the middle of the meal, half the table nearly finishing their food before the other half received theirs, which was defended by our waiter in a completely nonsensical way, etc). But the food was also quite bad. The signature dish, the macadamia and crab crusted Mahi Mahi, which our waiter described as the most delicious thing he has ever eaten is his life, was inedible. It was cooked so unevenly that left one side of my poor fish dry and chalky and the other side just cooked. The 1-2 cups of bland, unseasoned white rice sucked whatever flavor and texture mustered by the aging and overly rich sauce. But the macadamia and crab" crust" on the fish was an abomination. It was gloppy and greasy and undercooked steamed bread goop. And don't get me started with my wife's risotto, which tasted as if it was cooked (poorly) four days ago and then popped into the micro four a touch up just before scraping it onto the plate and charging $35 dollars for it. But... The view is stunning. Go at sunset if you hope to leave feeling anything but disappointed.

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Not a fan. Reasons: Made a reservation about 2 weeks before we were to arrive for 5:30pm asked if possible if we could sit outside made it so we could watch the sunset. We were seated in area that seemed like an afterthought. Back in the dinning area by the kitchen. Couldn’t even see the sunset away from everyone. Made the experience uneventful. It’s not like I did an open table reservation the day before. Wasn’t happy.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Very good. The meal was good. The service was a little spotty

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The Hula Grill is a great start to a Maui vacation. The location in Whaler's Village in Kaanapali is lovely, with a gorgeous view of the ocean and the island of Lanai. The restaurant is energetic with a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Service is very good, and food presentation is nice. As expected for a resort area catering to tourists, prices are a bit on the high side, but on par with other comparable establishments. Food is good, but not memorable, but overall, dining at the Hula Grill makes for a pleasant evening. The setting is most charming, and a nice introduction to island outdoor dining.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Romantic, Casual, Fun, Waterfront, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was unfortunate that the bar menu is not available both inside and out. We had NYE reservations for a party of 12 but it was a limited menu in my opinion from what we have experienced on other visits.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Hula Grill was my husband’s choice for our 35th anniversary dinner. Our family was seated promptly at 6:30, greeted by our personable waiter and ordered drinks. At 7:00, our drink order had still not arrived. Our waiter told us something must have happened and resubmitted our drink order. The remainder of our dining experience proceeded smoothly, but was certainly affected by sitting for 40 minutes waiting for a drink. My husband very much enjoyed his ribeye; it was one of the best meals he had during our five weeks in Maui. My son found his short rib flavorful, but his meal was so small that he ate most of my shrimp pasta, which while tasty, was not much either. The atmosphere at Hula Grill is always beautiful, but for the prices charged, a person shouldn’t go home hungry.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

😇 Good for dating!

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