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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.
North Shore, HI 96731
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Organic
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 5:30p - 9:30p
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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
North Shore Kula Grille (fka Kula Grille at Turtle Bay) Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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