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North Shore Kula Grille

3.8
214 reviews
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$30 and under
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Scenic View
  • Kid-friendly
The ancient Hawaiians divided their land into three sections: Mauka, kula and makai – or mountains, midland and the sea – known as ahupua ‘a. It is the kula lands, primarily used for agriculture, that now serve as the inspiration for the North Shore Kula Grille.

Welcome to a place where farm-to-table thinking is behind every ingredient on our menu. Where fresh means seasonal produce picked just a few minutes away; where seafood is sourced daily from local waters; and where premium meats and poultry are raised with the utmost care on small-scale Hawaii farms and ranches.

At the North Shore Kula Grille you can explore the flavors of our islands as they have been enjoyed for centuries – naturally, with organic artisan farming and harvesting practices, showcasing the rich agricultural history of Hawaii and the North Shore in every dish.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Organic, Hawaii Regional Cuisine
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: 6:30a-10:30a
Dinner: 5:30p - 9:30p
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Phone number
(808) 447-6547
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Conrad Aquino
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Kuilima Drive
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Parking details
Hotel parking lot as well as valet parking.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 214 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.5
food
4.2
service
3.8
ambience
3.4
value
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68% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Went to celebrate birthday. Wait staff was attentive, friendly, and engaging, especially to my eight-year-old. Would recommend to anyone looking for a nice place to celebrate on the North Shore.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Our waiter Joshua was very helpful and such a gentlemen .

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Yes, it’s a little more for basic foods like flatbread and burgers...but you get the atmosphere, fancy drinks, good service. If you’re staying at turtle bay then it’s a respectful option.

Shrimps were good although the sauce on bottom of rice was too sweet.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Good friendly efficient service

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We came here for easter dinner. Food was really good . Our waiter was really nice and awsome. We look forward to coming back next year.

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1.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Terrible food. Not farm to table as advertised

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great service. Was seated immediately. Service was excellent. Staff courteous and efficient.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Although there were mixed reviews we ate here. Huge mistake. Probably the worst meal ever in Hawaii
The starter a flatbread came after dinner, flatbread no not really . The crust was white dried out bad bread.
We didn’t like anything for a main, so we both ordered a salad. Both poorly presented on a too small plate, overflowing
With overly dress large piece of green, salad dressing oily with no flavor
We asked for fresh ground pepper, they don’t have, huh?...
I asked specifically how the portobello mushrooms were prepared, she said grilled, hardly
Soggy cold small bits of this. The other salad my husband added chicken too, very dried out
The food was awful. We didn’t finish them. The ambience if you want to use that phrase here,
Was coffee shop from the 1970’s.
Don’t go here , walk down the path to Roy’s
YUCK

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We ordered the crispy shrimp and they were delicious!!! Then we watched the beautiful sunset. Highly recommend!!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Although our waiter wasn't great; he lacked personality, wasn't friendly, and took forever to get us our orders, the meal itself was delicious. And, of course the view is unmatched. I will warn you that if you decide to dine outside you will hear kids (other diners) or the pool kids yelling down at the pool area. Inside may be a better choice if you want to relax and have it quieter.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Dry tastless. Mahe mahe. Chef tried to make it more palatable with to much sauce.
Not good.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food was okay, not great value for the cost. We got a mediocre table even though we had said it was a special occasion (one month anniversary). Whole experience was underwhelming.

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Food was disappointing. The fish was overdone and chewy. We couldn't eat it.
After bringing this to the attention of the manager, there was a price adjustment
with one entree eliminated on the final check. Still, not worth the visit. Would have been better with take out from the lobby. The food is fresh and tasty and a fraction of the cost of the Kula Grille.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Great service, great food! Pretty view, they always seated us in the back corner.... and hostess puffed when we asked to sit by the window....

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Aniversary

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Wonderful dining at Turtle Bay for a special occasion or casual dining. The service was impeccable and Kelsea was exceptional at meeting our dining needs. The cocktails were divine and the desserts are a must try. Definitely worth a visit!

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

This place was great for our young Celiac daughter who is also a picky eater. They had a gluten-free hamburger bun and gluten-free flatbread, among other gf items that she would not eat... because she is a picky eater. Thank you for making our lives a little easier and having gluten-free options!

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1.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Slow service. Lamb so salty, we sent it back.
Fish curry was tasteless and was also sent back.
Ahi Tuna was ok, but not great.
Had better Poke from the supermarket.
They should have comped the whole meal, but only did not charge for the fish.
This spoiled our last evening on Oahu

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Awesome chef
Should have had white tablecloths on table for Valentines Day Buffett

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3.0Dined on February 12, 2018

The servers were very poorly trained. Otherwise a nice experience. Try to get an outdoor table for dinner. Our Open Table seating request was honored.

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2.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Awful best describes ones dining experience. I have eaten here before but obviously forgot how bad hotel dining can be. I rarely return an item but the baby back ribs were so dry , chewy and overlooked they were inedible. My next attempt chicken pot pie proved a bit better, but would not rank above two stars.
What amazes me is in spite of sub par reviews over the years management had done little to elevate the dining experience. It’s hard to point a finger at staff when so little is demanded by management.
Have accountants taken over everything.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

We got there & immediately sat outside. We got to watch a beautiful sunset and listen to live music from the bar downstairs. The food was incredible, our server was great. We’re about to book our vday date there.

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for New Years Eve supper. The regular menu was changed to a very average buffet which was massively overpriced. As a result the published menu was irrelevant which was a huge disappointment. Only about a half of the food offered was gluten free (not a choice but a necessity in my case). We had one plate of very ordinary mass produced food for $95.

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Kula Grille has been a place that my husband and I always go to for our buffet breakfasts when we go to Turtle Bay. The buffet is pretty good! We also have had dinner which was also pretty good. The buffet for New Year's Eve was absolutely horrible! The price of $95 per person for substandard food was ridiculous!! The fish was dry, salads bland, roast beef dry, and desserts lackluster! For that price we could have gone to Roy's except it was a fixed price dinner and I'm vegetarian. I heard many people next to us also complaining! They should be ashamed of themselves for charging that amount of money and not providing the value of food for the price! This is coming from people who have been to Turtle Bay 5 times this year alone!!

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3.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Prices were for an high end restaurant but service and food quality were very ordinary.

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1.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Very dry fish

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Made reservations on Christmas Day. Did not anticipate a buffet dinner. Overall food was ok. The one fish item on the buffet was dried and bland. The turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing were the best. Desserts except the malasadas were good. The malasadas came out raw (doughy) and it was sent back. Service was fine. Not sure if I would come back. We stayed in the area locally but if I were driving from the other side of the island, It would not be worth the trip. If I go back, I can try the menu.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Expected a better quality of food for a special Christmas Day Buffet. Although the food choices were adequate it was of mediocre quality. Unfortunately , we had seen the Christmas morning selection for an 11:00 and 12:30 seating and thought it would be same menu, which it was not. They ran out of several items, desserts, that we waited to get until the end of the meal. The setting is beautiful, the wait staff attentive and the noise level was acceptable. Overall, an okay meal but probably not worth the drive from Waikiki.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

The catch of the day rocked, the crafted cocktails delivered, and our waiter, Jamie, made the evening memorable with his impeccable service!

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1.0Dined on December 11, 2017

Pork belly was uncooked and inedible.
Chicken pot pie was bland and tasteless.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Great (daytime) views, food and service. We were staying at Tirtle Bay for a week and ate 4 meals there

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4.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Service was great and quick. Food was fresh and tasted great. The pasta I ordered had great taste but the noodles were a little gummy but otherwise great.

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3.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Even with only half the tables filled, it was extremely noisy. Service was ok, not great. Food was decent but nothing was amazing. Overall, fine to eat at if you are staying at the resort, but not worth a special trip.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Fantastic all around

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5.0Dined on November 13, 2017

The dinner I had at Kula Grille was fabulous. It was the catch of the day, mahi mahi. Deliciously prepared and beautifully presented. Because of this dinner experience, I gave the breakfast buffet a try on a Saturday morning. Dinner was lovely, but the breakfast buffet was definitely NOT worth the price tag. The employees were all wonderful, but the offerings were not worth $31 plus tax and tip. Stick to lunch, dinner, or breakfast from the menu and skip the buffet.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Terrific location, fresh food, and attentive professional service.

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5.0Dined on November 8, 2017

Excellent food and service. Beautiful view. Highly recommend.

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2.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Not worth it. Food was subpar but expensive. The service was good, but so NOT worth it.

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2017

Chef James Aptkin did an excellent job on all the food items. So creative and delicious! Will definitely return again.

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4.0Dined on October 19, 2017

The food was great and the service was better. The view cannot be beat. The lobster bacon flatbread is a must!

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