North Shore Kula Grille

3.7
247 reviews
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$30 and under
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Organic
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
Daily 6:30 am–10:30 am
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–8:45 pm
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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 247 People Are Saying
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SJ
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good setting, food was good, not great, but good. Works great if you’re at the resort.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Thanksgiving dinner was very disappointing. Food was like something from a school cafeteria. Not what I expected from Turtle Bay or the price.

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JN
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Thanksgiving buffet had a good variety to choose from. The server for our table was friendly and attentive.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Second time eating dinner here and the food really just isn’t good. Breakfast looks better, and harder to mess up.

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ML
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great surprise!! My mom and I ate at the bar..THE most spectacular ocean front bar..with the best bartenders..even though I just had a mocktail n coffee. Carrie n Andy made us feel like queens. We had a vegetarian flatbread. Mmmmmm!!! Then, I finally got to try Chef Mike's Kula Bomb chocolate dessert. OMG! Thank you Carlos for a fun night..live music and the sunset was ONO!! And I thought next door was the best. Wow..you guys are really cool! A hui hou!

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KT
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Kyla Grill was good. Food was good. The location was very convenient. It was a nice dinner location with family.

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C
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service and Great Food!

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AJ
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was ok but not for this hotel and the cost of the food. The service was deficient. The waitress forgot the bread and then brought it with the appetizer and the main course about 2-3 minutes apart.

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F
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Cocktails were not good and expensive. Food was mediocre especially for the price. Service was ok. Don'waste your time or money. I don't have any problem paying a premium price for excellent food and service but this restaurant was a huge disappointment! My husband's tuna was raw ( he requested medium) and my Opa was overcooked and dry.

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TB
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

My food did not meet my expectations in that, there was no variation of flavor. It was pizza. The crust was doughy, there wasn't any sauce and just wasn't that great.

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KO
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Pretty decent meal but a little on the pricey side. You could tell our waiter hadn’t mastered the art of giving service but not TOO MUCH service to the point you feel rushed. Other than that great night.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Being foodies we always assume plodding food from resort fare, but we were highly impressed by the attention and delicious fare. Food came out quickly and we finished every bite.

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AW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE. Unless you want to waste your money for bad service and harsh attitudes of the staff in here, I suggest you pick other restaurants in the resort which is thousands of much better food and service. I will NEVER EVER recommend this place to anyone!!! I hope Kulla Grille RAN OUT OF BUSINESS AND CLOSE DOWN SOON!!!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal with friends. The menu was great for everyone. The appetizer menu was unique and delicious. We can’t wait to come back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food and service was mediocre. The ocean view is great!

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NT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Disappointed in the currrent menu. We stayed at the Turtle Bay Resort in March, 2018 and dined at the North Shore Kula Grille and liked the extensive menu selection. The service, ambiance and food were very good. During our current visit to the resort, our initial plan was to dine every night at this restaurant, but after looking over the menu, changed our mind.

Sorry, my review was not more positive.

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TM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for our anniversary dinner and returned in the morning for their buffet breakfast. Both times we were greeted with superb service, lovely food and atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this place!

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JR
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Bread was stale, pizza base was very burnt and salmon too undercooked. However the staff were lovely and so was the setting.

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JE
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

our check was incorrect & the waitress was rude about fixing it. Food was ok.

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TR
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Prices were to high for just a casual meal place and for what you got.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Kula Grill was fine. That’s about it. The service was great so no issues there but, for a restaurant that seemed fairly well reviewed, it was kind of “meh”. I started with the grilled octopus and it was missing a lot of the things that make a great plate of grilled octopus so enjoyable; there was no char, I don’t think it was tenderized properly and it was very bland. My wife and I both had the Kobe Beef Burger which, again, was fine but very underwhelming for the price and reputation. In summary, I don’t think you’ll leave this place complaining much but you also won’t be telling your friends about it either.

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PL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Our server never returned after taking our order. Food was mediocre and over priced. Very disappointed.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Awful service—waited almost 15 minutes to be welcomed by our waitress, and she always seemed like she was overwhelmed and too busy to check in with us. My husband ordered a glass of wine which he never actually received. When he reminded our waitress at the end of the meal, she said “I’m sorry” and giggled. Food was underwhelming and lame for the price tag. My “herb Parmesan” fries were dried out frozen fries with barely any seasoning. And my husband’s fish was two pathetic filets. But it still cost us over $70 for two meals and a drink.

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L
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New chef, new and improved menu! Outstanding!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Family vacation

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MG
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Went in on Saturday to celebrate my wife's birthday. Poor service from the very beginning. Waiter was nice, but overwhelmed. Food took about 30 mins to come out. My son ordered a pizza from the kids menu. The pizza looked horrible and was also burned. The waiter checked on us maybe a couple of times. Nobody else acknowledged my wife's birthday. Her food was subpar at best and mine was forgettable, just like the service and quality of plates. I understand they have a new menu, but it seems this restaurant, and entire Turtle Bay Resort, are still synonymous with poor customer service and zero value. Pity...

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CR
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Servers were very kind and nice. Food was decent.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Probably worst dinner I’ve ever had at a resort. Chicken with noodles had zero taste. Both were dry with no flavor.

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Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was a good choice for dinning in the hotel, and has some great views of the north shore while you dine. Location in the hotel was a bonus, and easy to get to for hotel guests.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Flat bread is great! I love the vegetable chirashi platter. It’s healthy and colorful. However, recommend ordering more. I wasn’t full afterwards.

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f
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was good and food tasty though portions were large. Location is convenient but actually enjoyed our walk in breakfast better than reserved dinner.

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KS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This was a quick place that worked for a dinner on the grounds. The view of the bay is of course beautiful;however, I wasn’t super impressed with the ambiance of the place. The hostesses were lovely though and the service was excellent — such nice people all around. Food was good too!

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JD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The food was horrible and unedible. The service was nice and apologetic. We have been coming here several times a year and it is obviously not the same quality, even breakfast the following morning was terrible? Not sure what has happened but high prices for terrible food will not be profitable.

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F
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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IH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Joshua was very helpful and such a gentlemen .

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CD
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good friendly efficient service

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

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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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Terrible food. Not farm to table as advertised

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NT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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