Kula Lodge & Restaurant, Inc.

4.3
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
412 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Aloha, please note that we do not take reservations for breakfast and lunch, walk-in basis only. Mahalo!

The Kula Lodge has been a favorite of both visitors and Maui residents for great dining and great meals and breathtaking views of Maui. Perched high above the green hills of Kula on the Valley Island of Maui, the Kula Lodge and Restaurant is a comfortable place to relax on the way back from Haleakala, Hana or Maui's Ulupalakua Winery. Arriving from the other direction, the Kula Lodge is a gateway to rich scenery of Upcountry Maui, as wonderful place to meet or treat your friends and the only full-service bar in Kula.

The restaurant seats up to one hundred and fifty guests, with a very special outdoor area. Cradled in the trees at more than three-thousand feet, the Kula Lodge Garden Terrace features a wood-burning pizza oven and an open view of the entire west side of Maui.
What 412 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Quiet
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

No outdoor seating for dinner and no craft pizzas at dinner either. We do wish we had known this before we went. Service was excellent but the lodge is outdated and run down. Incredible view at sunset but not worth the hour drive from Wailea for dinner.

F
Flowerova
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We stayed in one of the lodge's chalets and enjoyed a dinner and a breakfast at the restaurant. The sunset view cannot be beat, and the live music was nice. Cozy, rustic ambiance with a nice fire in the fireplace. The food was good, well prepared, not very adventurous but tasty - we had the coconut shrimp appetizer, a filet mignon entree, a pasta dish, a bottle of local Maui wine, a kid mac and cheese, and the pineapple upside down cake. Prices were high for the meal overall, but this is to be expected on Maui, and you're definitely paying for location/views. They also serve a decent full breakfast, sort of diner-style fare like french toast and omelets. Good coffee. Again, not cheap, but also, that view: we got a vast panorama of rainbows all through our meal, then enjoyed a stroll in the flower garden. The service was attentive and friendly. Altogether worthwhile, especially convenient on the way to or from Haleakala National Park.

m
mepeachy
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you don’t think you can make it up Haleakala for the sunset, then the view at the lodge will give you a gorgeous beautiful substitute while having a wonderful 5 star dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was outstanding. My steak was slightly overcooked, but was still tasty. I am picky on the temp of my food. This was our last stop for restaurants for dinner and our downfall may have been we were comparing it to all the others we have been to. Most places from the time we order within 30 minutes our food was already out. The service was very sub par. Our server seemed very disinterested in us once we didn’t order any drinks and no apps. Often waters went without being refilled, never came to ask us how our food was (hence inability to advise her of overcooked steak), only to ask if she could clear our plates or get us a box while we were still visibly eating. Food was great though!

LW
vipLewisWoof
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant dinner. Service was top notch. Accommodated specific seating request. Price was more reasonable than I expected. They were out of a couple menu items which happened to be what one of us wanted, but their substitution was excellent. Short ribs were good, but not to die for. A little heavy on spices. It is definitely worth the drive, especially if you haven't seen the sunset from upcountry. Again, can't commend the service enough. Personable, attentive and no "pushing us out". I highly recommend.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again great food and service. Highly recommended!

S
Stacy1317
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderas always. Food delicious and beautiful views

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, everything! Best experience in our 10 days In Maui! Highly recommended!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful. Poor service. Did not honor our open table reservation even though we were on time. Drove an hour to get there.
They said they had some walks in so could not seat us.

R
Ruejsjbdue
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience5

We drove to this restaurant tonight from Wailea due to excellent reviews. It was a long drive and we made reservations. When we arrived the host told us that he was relives that we made reservations. We were seated and then told by our waitress that it would be 45 minutes till we got entrees due to a large party of people that came. We were okay with tat since it was the only restaurant for miles. So we got bread, soup and salad to tide us over.45 minutes came and went then the hostess said it would be even longer!!! We decided to leave the restaurant for the night. There was no discount given on the food we ordered. Very unhappy. If you decide to go there you may want to call in advance to find out if you will be served in a timely manner.

CL
ChristopherL
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

A spectacular location however the interior is tired and does need a makeover, the food is very average in a very competitive environment. With such a spectacular location the beautiful gardens, the meal was very disappointing.

TS
vipTomS
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a wonderful place! The views at 3200 feet above the sea are outstanding. Amazing sunset view above the Pacific off the east coast of south Maui. You can also see west Maui and the island of Lanai. The prime rib was cooked just as I ordered and was vert tender and tasty. Another in our party had braised short ribs which they said were very good. The service was quite good -- not rushed and not too slow. The wait staff were knowledgeable and friendly. The lodge itself is old but well maintained. The decor is a bit dated. It is definitely worth the drive upcountry to dine here.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was delicious. Nice atmosphere on Valentine’s Day...wonderful live music.

PB
PatB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MAI TAI'S WERE VERY TASTY. WE TOURED THE GARDENS OUTSIDE BEFORE OUR RESERVATIONS. SINCERITY, AT ITS FINEST. WE HAD A LOVELY DINNER WITH GOOD FRIENDS AND FAMILY. WE ALSO HAD DESSERT TO SHARE. WONDERFUL, THAT IS WHY WE KEEP RETURNING.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Only complaint, wine was WAY TOO EXPENSIVE. Bought a bottle of same at Tamura’s for Less than price of one glass...

OT
OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and location on the way back from the volcano.

k
kapuananilei
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Kula Lodge at least once every other month. This last experience, from the food to the service, was PHENOMENAL! So phenomenal we made a reservation for next week. :)

F
vipFoodlover
Hawaii
124 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A very nice experience at a restaurant with an amazing view.

SW
SueW
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We found this gem of a restaurantonline when planning a trip to Kula and Haleakalā National Park. It looked quite charming in the photos so we decided to have dinner on the way back from Haleakalā.

The outsides of the restaurant and the cabins looked old and rustic but the inside was beautiful and simply furnished.

The view from the back of the restaurant where we were seated was stunning. What a place to view the sunset! Amazing views of both Kihei and Kahului, West Maui Mountains, Lanai and Molokai!

The food and friendly service were equally impressive with gluten friendly options available on the menu, including a gluten free dessert.

A great place for a leisurely dinner!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has a wonderful view of Maui from the dining room. The food was excellent with the locally grown vegetables adding an amazing amount of flavor. Service was quick and considerate. I’d definitely come here again!

MK
MKML
Omaha
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal. The service was great and our waitress was outstanding. We will definitely be coming back when we come back to Maui!

GH
GretchenH
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Spectacular view, lovely staff, very yummy meal. Charming building with a great fireplace.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the menu
Great view and staff was accommodating for special request !!

DF
DaleF
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The location is great but the food service was slow and our meal was luke warm when received. The food was acceptable but not superior. The server did not refill my water after it was empty until I requested more.

RA
RANDYS
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Do not go here for fish; Over priced and very poor Onaga. Otherwise we love this place. Go early; enjoy the pizza and view.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food was very good. The views are incredible and complete the experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Everything great except the $42 rib eye. We ordered it medium rare and it was just shy of well done. It was about 1/2 thick. I think we would have had a better steak at Denny’s.

JH
JHSEsq
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

What a lovely establishment! It's a beautiful setting with friendly, competent servers, and delicious, reasonably priced food. We enjoyed dinner, stayed overnight at the Kula Lodge, and returned for a breakfast the next morning. The Maui onion serve was offered as an appetizer, but so filling that I could not order an entree. Instead, I opted for a Mauitini and a decadent dessert. The buttermilk pancakes were light, fluffy, and the coconut syrup a perfect complement. We are regular visitors to Maui and plan to return to the Kula Lodge during our next trip.

TA
TimA
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous view, relaxing. Food excellent! Love it everytime we are there!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful with great sunset views

KS
vipKenS
Manchester
33 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great prime rib

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love Kula Lodge! It’s the perfect place to eat after coming down from Haleakela Crater for sunset! Food was great but service was slow on NYE ... as can be expected! Actually gave us some beautiful bonding time with our clients!

V
Vetea
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We reserved a table there for an early dinner in New Year’s Eve and watched the last sunset of the year come down behind the Maui mountains. The view was outstanding! They sat us down right away. The service was great! The food was good too! Some of the appetizers were just ok, but others very good! Same with main courses though mostly very good!
Deserts were delicious!
The view is worth is by itself and the atmosphere is very convivial.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Christmas Dinner

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas night wax a great experience. Love the view the real Christmas tree and the roaring fireplace. We ordered the Prime Rib and Leg of Lamb. Perfect Christmas choices.

TM
TinaM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

the best Christmas experience, food service was a bit slow but we weren't in a hurry and with those views you shouldn't be either. Service staff was very attentive.

JM
JackM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best experience. Went with family for a Christmas Eve dinner our first time and it was incredible great service great food great atmosphere.

JC
JayC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We try to visit Kula Lodge every time we come to Maui. Love it here!

JO
JeffO
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife took me to celebrate 60th birthday!!! I so enjoyed the evening.

FAQs

Kula Lodge & Restaurant, Inc. offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 878-1535.

Kula Lodge & Restaurant, Inc. is rated 4.3 stars by 412 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.