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About Hula Grill - Waikiki

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.

2335 Kalakaua Ave. STE 203
Honolulu, HI 96815
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Hawaiian, Hawaii Regional Cuisine

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast:
6:30am - 11:30am Monday - Thursday
6:30am - 2:00pm Friday - Sunday

Dinner:
4:45pm - 10:00pm Daily

Planation Bar:
3:00pm - 10:30pm Monday - Thursday
2:00pm - 10:30pm Friday - Sunday

Cross Street:
Kaiulani Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(808) 923-4852

Website:
http://www.hulagrillwaikiki.com/

Entertainment:
Friday - Sunday 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Nightly from 7pm - 9pm.

Parking Details:
Validated parking available at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort valet or Ohana East self parking.

Executive Chef:
Matt Young

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Weekend Brunch on the Beach
Fridays - Sundays from 6:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Join us for Weekend Brunch on the Beach every Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Enjoy half priced mimosas until 2:00pm! Aloha Hour everyday until 6:00pm in our bar.

Hula Grill - Waikiki Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (50)
Scenic View (49)
Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
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Special Occasion (26)
Casual (24)
Good for a Date (23)
Romantic (22)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Fun (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Happy Hour (14)
People Watching (13)
Authentic (11)
Kid-friendly (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Cozy (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Great Beer (7)
Live Music (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Healthy (5)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Business Meals (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great view, great food and wonderful staff!! Very attentive!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

We have dined at this restaurant on our yearly visit to Hawaii for a number of years, and it has been fine. This time, our chicken came out before our salad, and the chicken was pink inside for one piece, and ice cold in the middle for the other. We won’t be returning. Lovely view, though, and friendly, though inaccurate service.

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·Dined 7 days ago

サンセットディナーで3カ月前から予約したが座った席は木でちょうどサンセット見えず。
口コミで料理美味しいとあったので期待したけど
正直まずい。

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Delicious local Hawaiian fish selection.

Staff is outstanding.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Hula Grill was the best restaurant experience in our latest stay in Honolulu. We were seated near the balcony with a perfect view of the sunset. Our mai tais were perfect. The pineapple & greens salad and the fire-grilled ahi were perfect. Surprisingly, we didn't see as much variety and creativeness on other restaurant menus.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Amazing experience. They handled an allergy with class and went above and beyond. Hula Grill is a wonderful and special place to dine.

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 (Amarillo)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Hula Grill was fantastic.

We were seated on the balcony with a great view of the beach and ocean. We ordered a couple of mai tais to start - they were very good.

For an appetizer my wife and I split the ceasar salad - it was delicious. The dressing was a bit creamier than I am used to, but it had a great flavor.

For entrees, I ordered the mahi-mahi with and extra lobstertail. It was fantastic. The fish and lobster were both cooked perfectly. I ate every bit of both. There was a light creamy sauce with the mahi-mahi; I have no idea what it was, but it tasted fantastic. The portions were both huge. By the time I finished the fish and lobster, I had no room for the rice or other items on the plate.

My wife ordered the beef short rib. It was cooked very well and the flavor was fantastic. To be honest, I only had a couple of small bites because my dish was so good.

We skipped desert because we were so full.

Overall, this was one of my favorite restaurants in Hawaii. The service was great, the food was great, the drinks were good. I would absolutely recommend this, and we will be going back.

My one suggestion: if your party only has two people, make sure to ask for a table at outside at the edge of the balcony. The ambiance did not seem as good inside the restaurant, but our table was fantastic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We dined at Hula Grill last week while visiting Waikiki for the first time. We've been to the Maui location several times. The ambiance here is different; it's not quite as scenic, classy or authentic-feeling as being right on the beach in Maui. It has a more casual vibe. That being said, it is still a (partially) open-air restaurant with ocean views (from the second floor of the hotel it's in) and we'd visit it again. It's central, the food is very good, and we dined with our two kids (2.5 and 10 months) and they were very accommodating. Our server, Steve, offered local suggestions for things to do and see - and was a really nice guy. 4/5 stars overall.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Waterfront, Happy Hour
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The view is fantastic. Food is good too, especially the ribs. Fish is a little bit over cooked.

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 (東京)·Dined on January 8, 2018

ここからのサンセットは絶対外せない。音楽がかなり煩いけど、サイコーでした。

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

知り合いに紹介してもらって、家族旅行の際に利用しました。
ここと言えばやっぱりTボーンステーキですね!肉の柔らかさ、味、ボリューム全て最高でした!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Amazing! Their drinks, fried rice, and views can’t be beat!

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Outstanding as always! Will be back next time we are on Oahu.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Casual, People Watching
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Good food, large portions but not quite as up market as I thought it would be

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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food was either lacking flavour and texture or it had salt as main ingredient

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent food, especially the fish dishes and the crab wonton appetizer.

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

A New Year Day lunch disaster!

It took 15 minutes to “check in” and get seated. We ordered two soft drinks, one appetizer, and two entrées. Took took about ten minutes to get our drinks, and another ten or so for appetizer. Waited another half hour for our food, only to be apologized for more delay. So about an hour after we got seated, we left. This was with a baby who was happy to entertain herself, but just could not wait more. No plates to share, but furnished (slammed onto the table which startled our baby), numerous apologies that never got followed up, and below average food (from what we did get). Absolutely overrated food, below average food, and unacceptable service.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Veranda atmosphere okay but have had better. Servers friendly but extremely busy good that hosts will assist eg ordering drinks.
Food okay!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

ロケーションは最高です。キッズメニューもあり充実していました。

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

料理も雰囲気も接客もグッー!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was not good!

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Good MaiTais but I like their Pina Coladas! The calamari is a must to order. Great for happy hour at the bar and sunset watching . Staff is usually great but this must have been off nite . Def recommend and return :).

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Casual
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Unfortunately I have to say we were disappointed with the Hula Grill. One of our meals had to be sent back as the meat was stone cold in the middle so was not cooked. Another meal was only warm, another meal had the incorrect sauce on it. The waiter did not return once to see if our drinks needed to be refreshed. Overall unsatisfactory..... However the setting is beautiful if you can get a waters edge table, we didn't even though we requested one but I am sure everybody has the same request.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The sunset was glorious! There was an excellent special of two fishes prepared two different ways. So good! The waitstaff was very friendly and didn’t rush us even though they were busy. Definitely get reservations for an hour before sunset. Perfect evening!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, People Watching
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very pleased with our Christmas Day brunch! Staff welcoming, efficient and extremely attentive. We had a wonderful view and the food was pleasantly presented and delicious! Would highly recommend!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 25, 2017

13時に予約したものの入れたのは15分後。二回なぜ予約してあるのに入れないか確認しましたが席を作っているとの回答。クレーム後突如入店。何人か抜いてしまったのかもしれません。やっとと思いきや今度は料理が45分待ち。遅すぎたのでタダになりましたが。bad experience。雰囲気はとてもいいです。

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful setting for Christmas lunch 2017.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 24, 2017

景色の良い席を用意していただき、とても良い思い出となりました。日本語のメニューもあり、お店の方もとても気さくに話してくださり、嬉しかったです。そして、ブレックファーストプレート、エッグベネディクト、子どものプレートなど頼みましたがどれもとても美味しかったです。ハワイへ行くときはまた利用したいです。

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Manager very very kind.
Had a diner with food allergies.
Entree came with garnish on top that had allergen in it unfortunately.
Super loud due to 3 tables of 8 from one family right beside us.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Casual, Fun, Local Ingredients, People Watching
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Started with drinks at the bar with a couple great Mai Tai's before our reservation. We were then seated at our table overlooking the beach with a nice view and sound of the lively bands music below. Our server was very prompt and covered all questions we had including the specials. We took his advice and glad we did as it had to be the best tasting fresh fish plate yet. We highly recommend the Hula Grill to anyone wanting great quality food and superior service at a moderate price.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great ocean front from the terrace. Foods are good and services are very friendly. We told "anniversary" for this reservation. Then, the restaurant offered an sweet plate for us as a complementary. Great.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Surprisingly, the food was not good the night we went.
The fish was so overdone it had the texture and taste of a dry chicken breast. The 'add-on' lobster tail was no bigger than a large shrimp and once again so overcooked it was a rubber.

Thanks to the Management for taking care of things. We were looking forward to a nice dinner, unfortunately we will remember this one for all the wrong reasons.

We have eaten at the Hula Grille in the past, so the food quality and preparation this time was a surprise to us.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 17, 2017

First time at Hula Grill and very happy we finally made it here!! Great view, yummy food and amazing service!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Live Music, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Wonderful cocktails; loved the local vegetable options, uniquely prepared; excellent service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Organic, Scenic View, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2017

What a great restaurant! The food was fantastic and our waiter Jorge was very knowledgeable about all the specials and explaining the other dishes as well.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Excellent service and atmosphere. Great variety of fish dishes.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We had a delightful time after a long day of running.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Nice table in the lanai. Unfortunately the band music was so loud that we could hardly hear our wait staff and could not converse. We would have tried to come at different time if we had known.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great place for a Hawaii style breakfast. We had the acai bowl and the classic egg and braised beef on rice dish. We used yelp and got $10 of our meal for checking in. Great last breakfast.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Nice venue and the food was great!
Service was very good!

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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