Hula Grill - Waikiki

4.5
2082 reviews
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Hawaiian
Hula Grill Waikiki opened in June 2004 and is located upstairs from its sister restaurant Duke's Waikiki in the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort. The spectacular views of Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach offers a setting where guests can watch a colorful sunrise while enjoying breakfast or a beautiful sunset as they sample Chef Matt's nightly specials. Nightly entertainment from 7pm - 9pm.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took my daughter for her bday. The food was brought hot and quickly . They gave her hula pie for her bray which we all split.
Highly recommended

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GG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, excellent food and a great view of the ocean... It was perfect.

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MF
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed everything about Hula Grill. We could not get in at our favorite Dukes downstairs so came upstairs instead. Found the ambiance and sitting with such a beautiful view wonderful. Our server Valerie was exceptional and attentive. Our food was better than downstairs.....and we loved the focaccia bread w oil and papaya to begin. We will definitely be back!

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Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday breakfast on Tuesday!

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good spot for a casual breakfast

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YA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tim bartender super amazing!!!!!!! ❤️From California

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RD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

J C did a great job and food was very good. Hostess seated us at a table right next to the beach per our request.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ハネムーンに利用しました!景色が素敵でした!
料理も美味しかったです!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was average.
We had many friends tell us to try the Hula Grill. We were expecting the food to be much better than it was. Nothing special for the price. The rib eye($56) was overly seasoned. The fish lacked any flavor. The bread pudding desert was cold and hard.
Not impressed with this place.
Seems like a tourist trap with mediocre food at best.

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AO
Des Moines
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat by the railing looking over beach and live music below just before sunset. Much better option for an enjoyable dinner than at Duke's below. Mahi-mahi tasty. Splurged on Hulu Pie.

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LG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite spot in Waikiki for a delicious brunch, fun cocktail or mocktail with a beachfront view!

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m
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ocean front setting. Friendly efficient wait staff. Loved the Ancient Grain bowl.

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Columbus
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was seated in the first seating of the morning. Watched a gorgeous sunrise. Our waiter was prompt with the coffee and refills. Delicious breakfast. Very nice experience.

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San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Mai Tais we’re strong. Outstanding service from Hollie who was friendly, helpful and cool throughout.

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing time celebrating a Galentines with friends. Server JC treated us like ohana and was genuinely nice and amazingly accommodating all night!

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Columbus
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Party of 6, seated outside right at the time of our reservation, such a gorgeous view!
Drink orders we’re taken right away and drinks came quickly. Our server Nicole was great! We were a group of coworkers who had to have many split checks, which was no issue for her. Thank you!
Our meals were delicious, and the prices were very reasonable. There was live music on the patio below, which actually made it kind of hard to have a conversation, but the over all ambience was perfect.

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1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was really good, food came out on time and the taste and flavours were good. Portion size was big I left feeling full. I would came back again :)

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Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day

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RS
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

We arrived at a busy time on Valentines Day. The service was exceptional in a warm atmosphere by the ocean. We ardered a Caesar salad to split,and an appetizer which was delicious. For our main course we ordered a rib eeye with fingerling potatoes. The steak was cooked properly but was Luke warm. The potatoes also were not as hot as they should be. The waitress offered to bring another freshly cooked hot steak or any other entree, we did not wish to wait and told her just to put the meal,in a to go container . A very large delicious dessert was brought to us which we enjoyed. The meal we did not eat was placed in a container. When we went to pay the bill the entree was removed. We definitely will soon return. We are sure the meal will be hot.

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k
Montreal
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful view of ocean while enjoying a delightful dinner. A special way to celebrate Valentine’s Day as well as my brothers birthday who was visiting from the mainland.

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RF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress (Hollie) was outstanding and did a wonderful job of explaining the food and the wine menus. The food was excellent. The atmosphere is wonderful. The views in the early evening out over the ocean are exceptional.

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SD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our Valentine’s Day dinner at the Hula Grill, and it was wonderful. Amazing view, great service, delicious food. When we make it to Hawaii again we are definitely coming back for more of Kimo’s Famous Hula Pie! It was AMAZING!!!

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n
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I made my reservation weeks in advance and "special requested" an outside or ocean view table.
We received both!
Our Waitress was excellent, and since we live on the island, she understood our relaxed paced meal which lasted over 2 hours :)
The FOOD, as noted on the scale, was 5-STAR OUTSTANDING!
The reason for only rating the Overall experience 4 out of 5 was due to a lengthy delay waiting for our cocktails (bar issue, not the waitress) and being informed that our main dish was SOLD-OUT at 7;30pm!
Since we had to make another choice, which was also excellent, we also decided on a different dessert to complete the meal, leaving us totally satisfied.

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MR
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food, even small portions were BIG! Service a bit mixed but they were very busy. Pretty good value for what you received.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and views were terrific.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was delighted with the Chef’s Tasting Menu at the Hula Grill last evening. In the bread basket was a fresh Rosemary Focaccia bread which was served with Hula Chili Pepper Water (I bought a bottle)& extra virgin olive oil. The chili water tastes like a mild sweet habanero sauce. I chose the local Caesar Salad as my starter and Shrimp Duroc Carbonara for my entree. The Macadamia Crusted Swordfish had a light & crispy crust and cooked to perfection (not mine but I had to sample it). Lastly, we finished off with the Tropical Sorbet Split. All very delicious and perfectly paired with a stunning view. I would suggest making a reservation in advance. I’m glad I did. Don’t forget to call a Lyft so you can enjoy a couple Mai Tai’s served in adorable tiki glasses.

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view, excellent food, outstanding service

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Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ashley was winderful

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1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

20時頃のディナーを予約して利用しました。テラス席に案内されましたが中の席もとても雰囲気がよくライブもギターと歌でとてもいい感じでした。

ニューヨークステーキとフィレステーキとサラダとイカフライとあとはお酒を何枚かいただきました。デザートはパンケーキと決めていましたが朝だけのメニューと聞きスタッフの方オススメのパイナップルクリームブリュレにしました。とても美味しかったです。

目の前にビーチがあり心地よいお店です。
気に入ったので翌朝もパンケーキを食べに利用させていただきました。
朝もテラス席で気持ちよく美味しくいただきました。

おすすめします。

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ES
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and a beautiful location. I have visited Hula Grill many times over the years and it is consistently great. I highly recommend the Mac nut crusted mahi mahi!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Food is below average for the price paid.

Service is good.

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PW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was great. The view of the beach is fantastic and the food was very good as well!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

子供の食物アレルギーの相談など、親身にしていただきました。
夕日を見ながらの食事は最高の思い出となりました。記念日と、予約を入れたので、デザートサービスして下さいました。有名なアイスクリームみたいですね。美味しかったです。

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Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came twice while visiting Hawaii! Both for breakfast, and it was amazing. The avocado toast was great! Make a reservation before you come and you won’t have to wait! Great views of the beach and ocean while you eat.

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. The live music was nice. JC, our server, was just perfect.

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SC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hollie was fabulous !!

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Osaka
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

オープンテーブルで事前に眺めのいい席を希望したら、きちんとサンセットの見える素敵な眺めの席に案内してもらえました。スタッフの方もとても親切で、感じが良かったです。前菜のタコスは最高でした。また、ワイキキに行ったら利用したいです。

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AG
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Hula Grill has become too popular- it is packed. Our raw oyster appetizer included one the size of my thumbnail. The eggplant appetizer was swimming in butter and undercooked. My fish entree was greatly over salted and, also, swimming with butter. Our last visit to one of our former favored places.

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LP
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and friendly staff. We tried the strawberry mochi waffle, the banana mac pancakes and the Loco Moco. So tasty!

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