Hula Grill - Waikiki

4.7
3059 Reviews
$31 to $50
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
We are open for open air dining, takeout and curbside pickup. Visit hulagrillwaikiki.com to view our menus or place an online order!

We are complying with all COVID-19 regulations. Please be prepared to wear a face covering when not at your table.

Immerse yourself in the chef-driven aloha of Hula Grill Waikiki. Located just above Duke’s in the Outrigger Hotel, you’ll find the perfect spot to savor a moment above the hustle and bustle of Waikiki with the best restaurant view of Diamond Head in a relaxing and authentic atmosphere. Sourced from local fishermen, farmers and ranchers, you’ll enjoy line-caught fresh fish, Oahu grown produce, and all-natural meats served with the spirit of aloha.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 3059 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Oscar
Charlotte
43 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The first hint that things would not go well was the two of us being sat a booth big enough for 8. We ordered cocktails and were told the bar was busy so not to expect them for a while. The cocktails came moments before a salad that was adequate but nothing special. Shortly after we were served a shared meal of crabmeat and mahi mahi. The macadamia crust was too salty, the rice side dish had no flavor and the pineapple beurre blanc was little more than chunks of pineapple - the shared meal was not fully eaten by the two of us. The waitress appropriately elevated our dissatisfaction after asking if we would “like a sauce to put on it” presumably to mask the salt (as an aside - we were very curious as to what “sauce” the chef would recommend to cure this abomination). The assistant manager was kind but when we said we thought the crab meat amount was too small he explained it was “a garnish” (the second memorable quote of the evening). At this point we were grateful the decision was made not to charge us for this dreadful dinner. The ambiance was lovely and the staff kind but the dinner? Awful.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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Anglophile1
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Staff great, service good, ravioli main course was tasteless, rubbery and had to send back. Caesar salad was unseasoned and the tonic for the gin was off so had to return it. Great job on the service, ambience and location but need to pick up the quality of the food. Will try again because of the staff and location.

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BryanL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect way to wind down our honeymoon. We had a reservation on the deck overlooking the beach during sunset hours, and we were not disappointed. The food was great for the price, and they served me the best Mai tai I have ever had. We also got to listen to some of the outdoor music from one of the restaurants next door on the beach, which was beach-themed ukulele music. We will definitely come back here when we return to Oahu.

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TammyD
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated per our request. Made a reservation on yelp. Service and food was very good and the live music was a nice experience.
A rainbow ever appeared for our viewing pleasure.

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vipKatieL
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t beat getting dinner here on the deck during sunset. The food was delicious and service is fantastic!

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cemden
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Hula pie is super. View of sunset is worth the trip

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LRoss
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Hostesses were amazing! Waiter seemed like he had something else on his mind, but, was ok. Food was good. Took about 25+ minutes to get my beer after finishing my food. Waiter definitely forgot, it was apparent. View was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Horrible service. Amazing food and views as always. Return customer x20 times at least

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vipcemden
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service
Sunset is outstanding to view

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vipWeekendFoodie
Orange County
50 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lauren was an excellent server. Our food was cooked perfectly. The fish was tasty and tender; Well season and attractively presented. Beautiful view and excellent COVID protocols. So glad to enjoy a meal here.

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vipcemden
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food & service. Sunsets to to be remembered forever

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Angelab
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome waitress. We had a reservation and didn’t have any wait to be seated. Food was excellent. Pricey but worth it.

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Alwysonvac
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Not as good as it once was. Quality has gone down from the stained coffee mugs, funky outdoor smells while dining on the outdoor terrace to the weekend breakfast brunch that wasn’t as enjoyable as it has been in the past.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Just okay...service was very slow. Food was okay and drinks seemed watered down. Noisy due to the restaurant downstairs (Duke’s). Most likely would not return.

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TomH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

View of the beach and water was very nice. The banana and macadamia nut pancakes were great!

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BriBriseno
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last day on the island and wanted a final meal near the ocean and the hula grill did just that. The view was spectacular and our server was super sweet. The loco moco was yummy and huge could of easily fed 2-3 people.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view of the ocean! Make sure to try the banana Mac pancakes and the iced chata cocktail! Yummy!!!

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Amanda
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Came here for a last minute lunch for a scenic view and it did not disappoint! I was not expecting much but the crab Benedicts blew me away! I also enjoyed the loco loco very much even though I’m usually not a fan. The pancakes were also on point. The only complaint i would have is the service. Waiter didn’t seem too interested in us and barely said much, even when we said thank you a couple of times, he didn’t really respond. Other than that, it was lovely.

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vipcemden
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great view. Hula pie for desert is superb

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BobbiC
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Never had a bad experience

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vipRene
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Good food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner we had in Hawai’i. Live music was a little loud but the music was good so can’t really complain! Food and service was really great! Will visit again when we return.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!!
Service
Food
Environment
Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice views of the ocean and very good service. Food was ok, but nothing exceptional. We ordered the fish tacos and they were solid.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

We had a lovely dining experience here many years ago, and decided to make reservations for our daughter’s 19th birthday dinner. Sadly, it is not the same place as it was years ago. It is quite dirty and more of a casual dining restaurant, rather than the nice restaurant we remembered years ago. I ordered one of the specials, Prime Rib. It wasn’t cooked as I ordered and the sauce on top of it was like gray sludge. I don’t think we will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great best of Mai tai thank you.

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vipDinerice
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Hula Grill. The macadamia nut shrimp appetizer was amazing and the calamari steak appetizer very tender. We also enjoyed their bread (included with meal) with the sweet chilly dipping sauce. Somehow we saved room for the special main course which was fresh ono and mahi-mahi. Everything was delicious, service and ambiance superb. We highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great spot but way overpriced

LB
vipLisleB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner with great service from Quinn our waiter... He and the cooking staff accommodated all my gluten and egg allergies.. We had a wonderful time with a great view and we highly recommend..

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vipSunsue40
Cancun
25 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

For big party events

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TerriP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We visited on a Sunday night when Henry Kapono was playing. Service was great. Food was good. Awesome to see and hear the Hawaii music legend Henry Kapono. Highly recommend.

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NolanJ
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Will definitely come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and the view is hard to beat!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and everything was good just disappointed we didn’t get a rail side table since we’d requested one when booking over a month in advance.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Bentley was awesome!!! The food was amazing. Headed back there tomorrow for breakfast.

CR
CosminaR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021