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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Enjoy our signature All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet at North Shore Kula Grille featuring a special Valentine's Day Endless Mimosa.

All-You-Can-Eat Full Breakfast Buffet (ages 12+) $30.95 Additional $15 for Endless Mimosa (per person) * Not inclusive of tax & gratuity.

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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.6

service

4.1

ambience

3.8

value

3.3

Noise

Quiet

65% would recommend it to a friend

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Kid-friendly (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fun (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Business Meals (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Authentic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very dry fish

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 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.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual
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·Dined on December 26, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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

Tags: Waterfront, People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 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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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 23, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Fantastic all around

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 (Hawaii)·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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 (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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 (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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 (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.

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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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 (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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 (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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