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

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.

57-091 Kamehameha Hwy
North Shore, HI 96731
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 6:30a-10:30a
Dinner: 5:30p - 9:30p

Cross Street:
Kuilima Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 447-6547

Website:
http://www.turtlebayresort.com/

Parking Details:
Hotel parking lot as well as valet parking.

Executive Chef:
Conrad Aquino

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

North Shore Kula Grille (fka Kula Grille at Turtle Bay) Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

service

4.1

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4.0

value

3.5

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Quiet

77% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic all around

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·Dined on November 14, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Terrific location, fresh food, and attentive professional service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent food and service. Beautiful view. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

OUr service was great, but the food was disappointing, especially considering the price tag. The menu sounded wonderful, but just fell short. My steak wasn’t well seasoned and didn’t really have anything to it, and the pork medallions were a strange taste combination.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

This was a great place to eat the food was excellent. The waiter was more than cordial he knew all about the area and he was very helpful. Highly recommend this food in this restaurant.

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Fantastic meal and service. Highly recommended

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was terrible. Shrimp was dried out and vegetables were limp and so sickly sweet none of us ate them. Prices were absurd for basically a horrific dining experience. Service was nice, but certainly not professional. We also had breakfast and it was equally breathtakingly bad. I had eggs Benedict and the sauce was out of a can. There are no other breakfast options at this resort or we wouldn’t have ventured back in. Took 2 bites and left it. We also were given “”discount breakfast buffet” coupons upon checking in for $34.95 p/p. The menu price for the breakfast buffet was $30. WTH?? We

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Delicious as always. Very accommodating staff. Willing to make substitutions. Quick and easy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 29, 2017

I have had excellent seafood here before; this time I had a steak, beef filet, and it was very good beef (locally sourced on Oahu according to the menu) perfectly cooked. The wine selection by the glass is good, the service is excellent, and the ocean view is beautiful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Waterfront
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

If you have other options to dine while your staying at the Turtle Bay resort, I highly suggest doing that. This restaurant is not at all what it pretends to be. It's large and has a decent view but that's where it ends. The service was horrible. What we ordered is not what we received. Our server didn't listen to anything that we said and some other version of what we order came out. They fixed it but the flavor was so bad we refused it and went home. The space is depressing which you would think is almost impossible in the setting it's in but it's a dead, cafeteria like environment. Sad place in a very happy area.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Absolutely perfect meal at Kula Grille for my husband's birthday. Service was impeccable and the food was delicious, we were really pleased with everything and couldn't recommend it more.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Celebrated my wife's parents 16th wedding anniversary. Awesome food, and awesome service!

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Just OK. Very overpriced, even for Hawaii.

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Very pricey

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Food was good! Service was quick and friendly! Just don't forget to bring a sweater since the AC is running the whole time which makes the restaurant a bit chilly!

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Loved the relaxing and peaceful ambiance of the restaurant. The food was good as well. Our server was excellent and super friendly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Loved the ribs! Service was excellent and attentive.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Casual restaurant with great food and service.
Perfect for families.

Tags: Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 5, 2017

We live on the island of Oahu. It is a shame that due to location and circumstance anybody would be forced to eat at Kula Grill. Maybe they had a bad night, maybe the chef called in sick, but I doubt it. They may be able to "con" the tourists that this is good local Hawaiian food, but a ten minute drive in either direction would provide better cuisine.

Horrible place, horrible service, and horrible prices.

If you go to Turtle Bay, avoid Kula Grill.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Waterfront
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Average resort food at best. I don't think they're really trying.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I have to say i had high expectations, but was disappointed. The menu was not very detailed. For instance my meal said Crunchy garlic shrimp with jasmine rice and grilled veggies. When I got my plate the veggies were chopped pretty small and I couldn't even tell what they were because they were swimming in some kind of dark spicy sauce. The shrimp were not peeled so it was kinda messy. The jasmine rice...well let's just say I make better jasmine rice on my stove at home.
My 8 year old had the Keiki spaghetti and she loved it, but her tiny piece of garlic bread was burnt and inedible. My husband and 13 year old both ordered steak, and they said it was ok.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 5, 2017

This is the main restaurant at Turtle Bay. The menu is really quite good with local produce and a good variety. I had the ahi salad and it was huge.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Loved it, and our waiter was amazing! Her name was Donna I think? She ran to another bar to get me a drink I requested which was absolutely so nice of her. She was also patient with us, and explained the menu great. The scenery was beautiful. It was a good date night and memorable weekend

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Our server was clearly working hard but service was slow and we waited a long time between every course and with every drink order. I think she wasn't getting the support she needed from her crew for the number of tables they assigned to her. The view is great, the food is just good. Our server was kind enough to recognize the long wait we had for our dessert, so she took it off our bill, which was much appreciated. Overall, this is a place you go for the view.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 24, 2017

We ate at Kula Grille on our last night of vacation in Oahu. The view was wonderful, and we arrived just in time to watch the sunset. We stepped otside to get a good look and restaurant employees offered to take our pictures with multiple cameras! We all enjoyed our dinners, and I think the North Shore Herb salad was amazing. There wasn't a huge selection, but there were 7 of us, and we each had something different and really liked all of it. It is not a cheap restaurant, but definitely worth it for a special occassion or vacation treat. Also, there is plenty of parking even if you're not staying at the Turtle Beach Resort.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Austin)·Dined on March 17, 2017

We requested an outdoor table so that we could watch the sunset following our wedding ceremony. The staff were very accommodating and knowledgeable of our event upon our arrival. It was nice to feel that our special event was shared by the staff. Excellent experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Overpriced resort food. Also messed up my order on consecutive days

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Enjoyed the lobster pasta. I had never heard of that type of lobster but it worked.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2017

This as kind of a fall back decision since it was very convenient but we were pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was pleasant and our server excellent. The food was above average and attractively served.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 24, 2017

A nice view with friendly staff and good menu selection of items!
Easily set up through Opentable and available on-time and located near a window, as requested.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 23, 2017

We came in on a Thursday to enjoy a nice evening @ T Bay.
David was a good server .
The food overall was tasty and the Lobster Cakes were just ok
See you again

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Great view but it was dark by the time we were seated! Food was good but not excellent. Service was excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The service was not the greatest. Seems the staff caters to tourists more than locals but it did not ruin the experience. The food was great and the atmosphere is relaxed yet on the refined side. Live music would have added a great touch to this night. Thank you for a great Valentine's dinner experience!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Visited for the first time for Valentine's Day with my husband. Good food and amazing view ... we sat outside watching the sunset while enjoying our meal. Staff was super friendly, helpful and catered to our needs

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We went for the Valentines 2017 buffet with our 8 year old daughter. My husband thought it was the best buffet he'd ever been to but I should mention that the seafood puts it over the top; not a lot of buffets on the mainland have unlimited crab and scallops. The server was very attentive to our needs. Management called me earlier in the day about what our daughter would want as the price wasn't necessarily condusive to an 8 year old's consumption. I just suggested a regular chicken meal with some veggies but when we got there and saw their mac and cheese in the buffet (amazing by the way) we settled on that then she got to choose a few things from the rest of the buffet and have chocolate fountain and they charged us a minimal amount. It was a very nice treat for Valentines day, we would have stayed longer but our campsite gates were locking early for the evening.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Great food, awesome view, wonderful service. Had a special meal with my husband. All was well.

Tags: Waterfront
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