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About Pulehu, an Italian Grill

Recipient of Maui No Ka 'Oi Magazine's "'Aipono Award" for Gold from 2012-2017 and Wine Spectator Award of Excellence from 2013-2017, serving traditional Italian cuisine with local flair, utilizing the best produce and products that Maui has to offer. Enjoy house made pasta rolled daily, fresh island fish, fine steaks and more. If you plan to dine early, ask for our 3-course Tramonto Sunset Menu specially priced from 5:30pm-6:00pm. Wine list by the glass and bottle, along with full bar and craft beer available.

6 Kai Ala Drive
Lahaina, HI 96761
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner offered Thursday to Monday, 5:30pm - 9:30pm. Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 667-3254

Website:
http://www.pulehurestaurantmaui.com/

Catering:
Please contact Ms. Beata Vanderzee at beata.vanderzee@starwoodvo.com or (808) 357-1874 to book your next event at Pulehu!

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary valet or self-parking: please drive to the North Lobby Porte Cochere for assistance.

Executive Chef:
Jesse Pita

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Daily 8:15PM - 10:00PM

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Pulehu, an Italian Grill Ratings and Reviews

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93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (26)
Romantic (26)
Special Occasion (24)
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Good for Anniversaries (22)
Scenic View (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Local Ingredients (19)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Notable Wine List (12)
Casual (11)
Waterfront (11)
Authentic (9)
Cozy (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Kid-friendly (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Business Meals (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Chef Jessie always prepares a great dinner., and varies a wonderful menu

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

Lamp chops were plentiful. Presentation was horrible.......blackened chops on top of black goop. Ossobucco very good. Expensive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Overall very disappointing.

Service - We were informed by our waitress shortly after arriving that there was a large group was coming in and we should get our order in to avoid getting the kitchen getting bogged down. Since we had not even received our drinks, we ignored the warning. We never did see any large group nor did we experience any delays. It was pretty clear that our waitress just wanted to move us through as quickly as possible.

Food - Both entrees were heavily salted. One was a fresh fish and the other was lasagna.

Wine - We ordered wine by the glass and returned them as they were not drinkable. The wine had obviously been open for a considerable period and not kept in proper conditions. This is not what was expected from a restaurant that received Wine Spectator awards for its wine.

Ambience - There were several very young kids running around the restaurant throughout our meal. No one from management seemed to be concerned about this. While we understand this is a resort restaurant, it was not funny and not a very pleasant experience for the other patrons.

Will think long and hard be for returning to this restaurant.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Lovely setting, great service and consistently good food!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Exceptional! Prepare to be impressed! Our new favorite on Maui!!

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great food and service. Best spaghetti and meatballs on Maui.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We enjoied the evening in Pulehu very much. It was raining so we asked for the valet parking. We didn't have any problems and they didn't charge for the parking service.
We had the chance to get a wonderful table next to the pond with the Koi fishes. The service was exzellent, the meal very delicious. We started with the Pan fried Gnoechi Genovese, after we had the Bruschetta and as main dish the Risotto Crusted Pesce, I realy loved it!!
The dessert we shared, we had the Tiramisu. The Tiramisu was the only not so fantastic experiance, it was not like an Italien Tiramisu and the portion was much to big. But the evenig was realy exceptional, yes I would say it was the best Restaurant we have eaten during our vacation in Maui and you can believe we tried a lot.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our first night in Maui. Great experience. Fresh seafood, beautiful setting, knowledgeable server. Beautiful.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything was excellent. The waiter even gave us a heads up when we both ordered the lasagna that each serving could easily serve 2, and he was right. So we got to try an additional entree and had leftover lasagna the next day. Definitely worth a visit.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Restaurant has great ambiance, attentive service staff and good food.. This is what you experience in Pulehu.. We brought a couple friends and they really enjoyed the restaurant..

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Just WOW! Met Chef Jesse Pita earlier at a Fire Up the Fun cuisine session. Dinner was excellent! The Risotto Pesce was best fish dinner I have ever had and I eat a lot of fish! Also recommend the award winning cocktail the Mai Kai

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great location and good southern Italian menu. The glass of champagne for the birthday boy was a nice touch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was the best I can remember—and the night before we were at Merriman’s! We had the sunset pre-fix special, which is a smoking deal. The Caprese salad was not anything exciting, but the Monchong dinner was AMAZING, along with their butterscotch/Oreo cookie crumble dessert and their WONDERFUL bread. We rolled out of there, and without breaking the bank! We were celebrating my birthday, and the server made it very special for me.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 3, 2017

One of us ordered the early bird special with the Caesar salad, risotto crusted opah, and salted carmel dessert. The other had the lamb chops. we shared the the Caesar salad which was wilted. The risotto crusted opah was excellent. My husband didn't care for the sauce on the lamb. The portion was quite large. the salted carmel dessert was shared and tasty. Since it was our anniversary we received complimentary glasses of champagne.

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

very nice evening. good food delicious. Sierra ,our server was competent, nice and a pleasure. thanks

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was outstanding, service was good. Screaming kid two tables away really detracted from the experience.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Really good food. We had the Tramonte Sunset dinner. Nice choices, good value, generous portions, reliably good.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Everything was awesome! From the service, the hospitality, the taste & quality of the wine meal.....it was perfect. And the value of the whole menu was on point!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tapas, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Well worth the cost. Food was good and service was great. Also great location

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was very good but the service was very slow. I don’t know if it was the server or the kitchen. It also was very hard to find. This restaurant is the Westin resort but there are no signs on the outside or inside to tell you where it is. Also the ParkIng was bad. It was hard to find a space

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The oso buck was delicious, savory and tender. And the risotto crushed fish was a very good prep for the local fish.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We've dined at Pūlehu several times, but were disappointed this time. We ordered lamb chops medium and they came rare and needed to be re-done. They did comp us our calamari appetizer which was nice. The house special lasagna was OK. I was expecting home made pasta as the restaurant typically makes its own, but it tasted like typical box curly lasagna noodles and the Bolognese sauce contained large pieces of ground meet and no sign of Bescamel sauce. The atmosphere next to the Koi pond is nice, but fine dining it wasn't, this ime anyway.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Had the pizza and it was very good. Service and atmosphere are excellent

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Gnocchi starter was very good. Lasagna main course also very good. Risotto crusted local fish was tasty. Sorbetti for dessert was good. Ambiance was nice but not exceptional. Service was attentive. Overall, a good experience but perhaps not memorable enough to mandate a return visit on a future Maui trip. A solid choice if you are staying in the area but I wouldn’t necessarily go out of my way to find it unless you have a craving for something Italian.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Open air to the Koi Pond. Quiet, easy to visit and converse with friends, excellent menu selections, extensive wine list and mixed drinks and killer desserts!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

We loved the food and the staff! We recomended the fetuccine alfredo with chicken. Amazing place.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food was good. Setting was nice next to the koi pond. No view of ocean. Salad had a bit too much dressing. Gnocchi was good and enjoyed the risotto crusted fish. Good selection of wine.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The best service we have had in Maui and among the top restaurants we have been to in many years. Fabulous food.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Crazy all the times we've been to Westin Ocean Villas and never eaten at this restaurant, because I didn't want to eat Italian, I wanted seafood. Well, Pulehu bills itself as an Italian bistro, but wow, do they do a fantastic job with fresh local fish. I had monchong that was a perfect as it gets. Moist, tender, flaky, flavorful, everything you'd expect from a seafood restaurant.

But they're equally as good with Italian food. I'm part Italian and was taught to cook risotto by Italians, and I can tell you with confidence that the risotto here is the real deal. Creamy, tender, and a huge flavor explosion in your mouth. The budino (pudding) is amazing, too.

Service is wonderful, with a lovely woman who is hostess at the entrance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food was excellent & beautiful to look at. The best food I have ever had on Maui. Not only is it a lovely restaurant, we had Amy as our waitress. She was very professional & knowledgeable about the menu without being snooty! I would love to have her again as our waitress. We had the Eggplant Parmesan, crisply breaded, a yummy tomato sauce, the Risotto Crusted Pesce was cooked perfectly, melted in your mouth. The Orecchiette was to die for, wonderful flavors, the pasta was cooked perfect. The Tramisu was enough for the five of us. Beautiful flavors, not too sweet. We plan on eating here again before we leave the island.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The lasagna was excellent!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent food, very gluten friendly. Server was extremely polite and efficient.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Cool ambiance but food and service lacked a special touch.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This was our third time dining here and we were really looking forward to it on the last night of our vacation. The food was a total disappointment. Eggplant Parmesan wasn’t edible, fish was blah and pasta with shrimp just ok. My husband liked his ossco bucco and dessert was pretty good. May be taking this one off our our go to places. We are owners at the resort so we were doubly disappointed. Also, our server was very unfriendly and she basically scowled at us.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Italian dining on Maui? My wife and I smirked at all the advertisements at the Westin Ocean Resort Villas (where we were staying) for this restaurant. But due to bad weather we decided to eat here one night. Wow, were we wrong! My wife is part Italian and she was blown away by the food. The lobster risotto is the real deal. You must also try the Monchong. This is a fish you can't get any where else but Hawaii. And it was cooked to perfection. For a resort, the prices were pretty reasonable. We are so glad we decided to stay "home" for dinner!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 10, 2017

An absolute must when visiting the Northwest portion of Maui. Great atmosphere and service. The Brussels sprouts appetizer was amazing! The best lasagna I’ve ever had in a restaurant. A meal you will NOT regret.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This little restaurant is exceptional. Don't be fooled because it is on a resort property. The setting is beautiful and the food is fabulous. Our waiter, Jimmy, was very efficient and made our evening even better. Don't miss this little gem.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Charm, beautiful view and great food with early dining value menu

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

The meal was terrific, convenient since we stay there, friendly staff but our server started out a bit disjointed. Jim, the manager/sommelier was really nice to talk to.

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Excellent service, fantastic food

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