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North Shore Kula Grille (fka Kula Grille at Turtle Bay)

197 reviews
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$30 and under
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Birthdays
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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Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Organic
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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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Cross street
Kuilima Drive
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Parking details
Hotel parking lot as well as valet parking.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 197 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.7  based on recent ratings
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
1.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

MarioG (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

vipDs95070 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 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.

vipsonomastan (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined 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!!

CozyItalian (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Very dry fish

Lmmhr (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 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.

vipmandmmarshall (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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!

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
1.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

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

vipKJSF (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined 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.