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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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91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (30)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
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Fit for Foodies (21)
Scenic View (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Romantic (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Worth the Drive (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Casual (9)
Authentic (7)
Cozy (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Business Meals (4)
Fun (4)
Healthy (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Waterfront (4)
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Disabled Access (2)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

Great visit back to a restaurant we haven’t visited for awhile. Wonderful ambience.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

Valet parking was helpful. The service and food was exceptional!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We shared the lasagna which was delicious. It was our last night staying in Maui and we didn't want left-overs! Very large portion. Perfect with a glass of wine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentines dinner. Did not realize it was a fixed 3 course menu. WAY overpriced for the food options.

We’ve eaten there before and been happy. This was NOT good.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Valentines Day dinner was fantastic. 3 course meal for 2 was nothing short of amazing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely fantastic food, wine and service! We will be going back.

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·Dined on February 12, 2018

Food was good, not spectacular. Portions are adequate. Everything was fine, just not memorable.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great food and amazing service!! Our waiter was extremely friendly

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were staying at the Sheraton Kaanapali and wanted a change of pace for food. I looked on open table and saw this restaurant nearby, so we took a chance. So glad we did - we had a wonderful waitress, excellent food, and great location. I thoroughly enjoyed having a break from normal island food/fish, etc. highly recommend, but make a reservation.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We love Pulehu! It's a must on every visit. We especially like the Sunset Menu. Such a great price on fantastic food. Full size appetizer/salad, entree and dessert for $41. Everything was delicious! Both the caesar salad and the caprese were so fresh. The risotto crusted pesce is a favorite, and we love the sorbet! The service is terrific as well, and though it's not quite ocean front, there is a nice view of the Westin grounds out towards the ocean. Highly recommend!

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Excellent food, great service. Large portions. We had the risotto seared fish which was the best I had on the whole trip. Our other dish was lasagna which was also great and lots of leftovers for the next day. Great wine list (Turley two thumbs up) and their tiramisu was big enough for 4. Loved it so much we scheduled another dinner later in the week!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We really enjoyed our experience at Pulehu! We were staying over at the Westin Nanea and got a reservation to go for the Sunset Dinner at 6pm, which is a fantastic value. We brought our 3 year old daughter - our waitress asked us immediately what order she could place to get her meal going, which was really fantastic. Thanks so much for a great time overall!

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We got married and had our wedding reception at the Pulehu 9’yrs ago. We had requested an specific table when I made the reservation . The hostess didn’t even honor our request and she has no personality at all. We are NOT coming to dine at this place!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Very noisy! Music much too loud to allow "normal" conversation. However, food & service excellent.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great service and food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

This restaurant has remarkably better food than I had last year. The osso buco was delicious as was the fish special. The 5:30 yo 7 price fix menu was a bargain. The portions were very big and could have been shared

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Service was excellent with prompt seating, great suggestions to consider, anniversary dessert on the house. Fixed Price specials were full portions and considerable value from 5:30 to 6:00 PM. Venue is a partial sunset garden view. White tablecloths with spotless floors. Highly recommend!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We shared an excellent Caprese salad, and our Lobster Risotto and Lasagne were very good too. Good service and a nice bottle of Cabernet. We would recommend it; we were staying at the Sheraton and it was an easy drive over.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great dinner and excellent service! Everyone loved what they ordered. We’ll be back again on our next trip!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The sunset prefix meal was great and a good value!

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Arrived early for our reservation and were seated immediately front and center, water/koi pond view. Our waitress was amazing, as was the 3-course dinner (salad/entree/dessert). A perfect dining experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

My last review was very optimistic about the new menu. My wife and I returned recently for different dishes, and results were a tad different. The burrata and tomatoes were still great, but they both came minutes after we placed our order and several minutes before our cocktails arrived. This is a mgmt issue that should be easily fixable. We ordered steak this time, and got a very nice sized serving along with mashed potatoes, which were good. The steak, however, left much to be desired, as it was tasty, but very chewy. I also asked for garlic butter on my steak, and was told they have truffle butter, which sounded good. It was indeed good, but came at the cost of $16 for a slice. Since this extra cost was only discovered at the bill time, that waitress was nice enough to take it off the bill. The wine list has many nice reds, and service-still good, but this meal did not please us nearly as much as the prior one, which yielded a somewhat glowing review. We are here for two more weeks, so will visit again, and report back. Still much better than in prior years, and $41 price fixe after eight is attractive for local diners.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I was doubtful this would be good because it’s in a hotel but I was totally wrong. It was amazing food and amazing service. Highly recommend!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We had the tasting menu. $125 per person. The manager was flexible on wine choices if there was a wine we’d already had or a varietal we did not like. All were unique and delicious. The courses were all great, with 2 choices for each course. Menu is also very good for those wanting to skip the tasting menu. View and atmosphere were also great. We’d definitely be back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2018

This Italian restaurant in a busy resort should be so much better. Lobster risotto was just so-so and the risotto was over cooked and not hot. Handmade lasagna should melt in your mouth and cut with a fork not a sawing motion! Very sterile, plasticy atmosphere. Skip this!

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Very good. Seating, food, service all great.
Would have been 5-stars all around had it not been for the fire alarm going several times due to, we were told, ‘faulty alarm system in the kitchen’????
Still very good!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Overrated in Yelp, chicken was too salty and dry. Ok service and fire alarm went off and they casually say it’s false alarm and not even an acknowledgment that it’s causing an inconvenience to the guests. Will never go there again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great food but not many vegetarian options! The service was excellent. All of our servers were welcoming, helpful, and efficient!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 22, 2018

We've been coming here almost every year and last night was one of the most enjoyable meals.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I have been coming here for yrs on various Maui trips, and am always slightly to heavily disappointed. This meal was a major step up from prior years in many ways.
The burrata app was excellent, surrounded by juicy and tasty local tomatoes, the best I have ever had on this island. The monchong entree also excellent, and dessert as well. Wine list has expanded considerably since my last visit, and prices relatively palatable. Better yet, they offer 1000 points on open table dining after 8, when there is also a discounted price fixed menu. Can’t wait to try other dishes , and hope they are as good!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The chicken Alfredo was very good. The lasagna was so so. The Budino dessert was amazing!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

As it's on our Timeshare property, we've been eating at Pulehu for many years. Quality / value ebbs and flows by year. Definitely a down year this year. Gone are the unique touches that made Pulehu special like the long breadstick appetizers and lovely salted dipping butters, replaced by the bog-standard slab of cold chewy bread and bowl of oil and balsamic.

Lasagna is back on the menu but the Mrs called it a "hot mess". Definitely not the recipe they used years ago. I had fettuccine alfredo with chicken and local veggies added. Noodles and sauce were great, as were the local veggies, but I made a bad call on the chicken. Pulehu chefs continue to struggle in properly cooking this "challenging" protein. Shoe leather has better flavor and tenderness than their yard-bird. Salads were excellent and fresh, however.

It's hard to recommend Pulehu, where dinner for two can easily run three figures for sub-Olive Garden fare, but there's no arguing it's convenient when you're fresh off the plane and haven't hit Safeway yet for the week's provisions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Pulehu is always consistently excellent. The caprese salad is fantastic with tasty tomatoes and creamy burrata Wine selection is also good. I had the risotto crusted mongchong and my husband had the steak.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Beautiful birthday 🎂 dinner with my friend, grandmother to five!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We arrived for an 8pm reservation and were seated quickly. The service was very good. The food was nicely presented and fresh. My only complaint was over salting of the preparations. A review of the table guests elicited the same response. Overall, a good experience.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 18, 2018

This is our new favorite in Maui. The menu isn't what I'd consider very traditional Italian, but it definitely has some dishes that are close enough. I saw a massive plate of lasagna (served in what looked like a skillet), there's Osso Buco, and of a variety of pastas. Being Maui, you've got seafood options. My friend had the risotto-encrusted fish that she absolutely adored. I had the Orichette, and the flavor was good, the prawns were pretty well-cooked (although a couple got mushy on the ends), and the sauce was much lighter than I'd anticipated. The Brussels Sprouts we started with to-die-for - flash fried so the leaves were crispy, with pancetta and soft goat cheese. The Chocolate Almond Olive Oil Cake was absolutely superb!!! (worth even more exclamation points)

Our server (David? Daniel?) was extremely friendly and helpful. He made the evening even nicer. The atmosphere is wonderful for a nice (and hopefully child-free) dinner, especially if you're lucky enough to be seated near the edge of the dining room at the Koi Pond. This would be a great choice for a special occasion or nice night out with friends to have good conversation.

We will absolutely be returning next year, and maybe before we leave this year!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 15, 2018

It was very wonderful. Food was amazing, tried something new. Love the Brussels sprouts.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The appetizers were great! we had the gnocchi and caprese salad. I had the margarita pizza which was just okay. My husband had the shrimp fettuccine and he said it

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 15, 2018

It was our 30th anniversary. Server was kind, food delicious

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Four of us dined and everything we ordered was delicious and prepared beautifully. The service was very attentive. It is a very nice open air restaurant with we enjoyed the ambiance. I look forward to returning!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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