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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (58)
Scenic View (54)
Great for Outdoor Dining (35)
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Good for a Date (28)
Special Occasion (28)
Casual (27)
Fun (24)
Local Ingredients (24)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Romantic (19)
People Watching (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Kid-friendly (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Cozy (11)
Authentic (10)
Great for Brunch (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Live Music (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Healthy (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Great Beer (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Business Meals (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

Food and service was amazing!

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·Dined a day ago

Good food, great ambiance. Beautiful beach side view.

Tags: Waterfront, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined a day ago

Made reservation night before for breakfast the next day. Minimal wait. Coffee refilled frequently. Food was good. Portuguese sausage, fried rice, eggs memorable. Potato forgettable. Nice view.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s Day dinner

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

The server was so kind, food was great, we had a really good time there.
We had dessert too even though we were so full.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s Day. Excellent fish. BBQ chicken delicious. Wontons were the best. Very good Caesar and off the chain pineapple upside down cake, ice cream and whipped cream

Perfect service

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·Dined 4 days ago

The resteraunt was great however the reservation was not received they had no table ready was unable to access the open table website due to Hmmmm trouble to confirm reservation. So ended up waiting for an hour on a table when thought I had a reservation experience with website not so stellar

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Outstanding view, food, prices, service! Nothing negative.
Recommend early bird

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 9, 2018

My friend was leaving and it was a last night out together. The fish special was amazing while the pork shank was a little overdone, but delicious nonetheless.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great in every way!

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·Dined on February 6, 2018

雰囲気いいですね。まったりな感じです。
料理は日本人的には普通です。

また行きたいです。

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 5, 2018

I used to like here but service became terrible. The restaurant was empty at that time but they didn’t even offer table and chairs inside restaurant to my sister who has baby twins with her. Hotel restaurant don’t do this kind services. They said ‘ it’s policy everyone has to be together to have a table because they want all orders at once ??? Where is hospitality ? They don’t know how to be flexible. Services are very slow. Again it was empty and the waiters easily to take care of guests I don’t understand why took so long. It was disappointed. Food is ok atmosphere is ok. Valet parking is $8 plus tip... ok job. Everyone of them in Waikiki does then I rather go better one like halekulani restaurants

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Hosts and servers are very friendly and knowledgeable. We keep going back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Loved the Hula Grill. Friendly staff, great food and drinks and most of all the view was awesome.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

The last morning of Hawaiian travel
It was the best breakfast.
Sunrise, a sea and Diamond Head are the best restaurant which can be seen.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food, service and setting were more than we. Oils have hoped for!

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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on February 3, 2018

友人は喜んでました
美味しいかったですありがとうございました

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food4
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was great and the view from our table was beautiful!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Live Music, Good for a Date, Romantic, People Watching
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Everything was great but went for a birthday and no birthday cake? Would’ve been nice to get a little something.

Service was great. Server was very attentive.

Exception was made to sub a fish- opah for the ono. Fish was cooked to perfection. Great flavors. Definitely hit the spot!

Very romantic place.
Great for sunset hour.

Overall had a nice experience.
Usually go once a year for special occasions.
Will definitely go again.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Service was great, staff were really friendly. Food tasted great, so would go back for more. It was the drinks that were not that great, might be the warm weather which melted all the ice in the drinks making it diluted. Overall great restaurant, would go back again

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Scenic View, Casual, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Had a great meal with fresh seafood. Stunning view of the sunset over Waikiki beach. Good kids menu and excellent cocktails. Tutu’s moonshine was tasty. Walking distance from Royal Hawaiian. We had a great meal.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great wait staff and tasty food.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent service, ono kau kau and friendly staff! Unlike downstairs at Duke’s where the servers are rude, mean and ignore any and all needs, Hula Grill has aloha!!!

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Had the 3 course for $27. Great food for the price.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Every time I go to Waikiki, I always go here multiple times. Super view of sunset and ocean. Love the Hawaiian Chili Water sauce, and the Hula Pie is great. Wish I had this gem a little closer.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun, Waterfront, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great ambience; great food; great service! In the heart of Waikiki.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Fun, Casual, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food tasted delicious and wait staff very attentive and personable.
If booking, try to get a seat overlooking the ocean. We tried but unable to given our reservation timing. However, we had a nice seat to still view some of the scenery.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Beautiful location, knowledgeable staff, delicious food. What’s not to love?

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The entrees were really good, view was great, and service was great. Prices aren't low, but that's what you pay to eat on the water in Waikiki. The bread pudding left something to be desired but everything else was really great and I would recommend and go again myself.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Seats is good and very good view
However, food was trrrible, cook too much.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Love the ambiance, view and location. Curtis, our waiter was exceptional.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 17, 2018

夕日が見れない席でガッカリでしたが、ウェイトレスの方がすごくフレンドリーで、楽しくお食事出来ました。

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on January 10, 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 9, 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 8, 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 8, 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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