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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Our fabulous culinary team has created a special 3 course menu for the evening. Our regular menu will not be available. You will customize your menu by choosing one dish from each of the 3 courses. $65 per person. We look forward to serving you.

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Daily 8:15PM - 10:00PM

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Pulehu, an Italian Grill Ratings and Reviews

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90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (33)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Great for Outdoor Dining (28)
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Special Occasion (27)
Romantic (26)
Scenic View (24)
Local Ingredients (23)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Casual (11)
Cozy (10)
Authentic (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Waterfront (9)
Kid-friendly (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Fun (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Healthy (5)
Business Meals (4)
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Bar Seating (3)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Calgary)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Very tasty food BD impeccable service. The lobster and risotto was perfectly prepared and the lobster portion was significant.

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Terrible experience. The hostess was rude, we waited to order a drink and tried to wave over a waiter after several just walked by us, we never got one. We did get bread and water.
We left, no need to go back for us, plenty of lovely restaurants to go to that we enjoy.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined 5 days ago

Food and service were excellent. Great ambiance and place to watch a sunset.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a great dinner last night, we had six and would have preferred to be near the outside tables but table was ready on time and service was great. The special was the fish and it was the best I have had anywhere in awhile. Would go back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Wonderful Italian restaurant! Mostly traditional Italian dishes but with great ingredients. Service was perfect as well.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

The service beginning with Elaine, the maître d, to the sommelier and wait staff was well orchestrated and very warm and genuine.

We always find consistently good quality dishes - - year after year. Chapeau bas to the Chef!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Fun, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

We ate here while staying at the Westin with our toddler. They have a few sections separated and smartly put the families with kids in one area. Still very beautiful with a view of the koi pond. Food was terrific, I got the fettuccini with chicken and husband got the veal. This was our best meal while in Maui!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Meal was extremely overpriced and the meat was very fatty

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great service and wonderful wine selection. Sat next to the koi fish pond so the ambience was wonderful.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our last evening was saved for this restaurant and we are so happy that we did. Yes, the noise level was a bit loud but it was due to the restaurant (part of Maui Westin Villas) being just inside of an open atrium type setting. We overlooked a beautiful Koi pond with lush tropical plants and flora, that was in an open area within the Maui Westin Villas. Food and service were excellent. Highly recommend dining here for dinner. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Casual, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was pretty good. Lasagna came out way overcooked but rest of meal was good. We had a bad table and it was later in the evening so the floor and menus were not clean. Could use some better attention from management. Best part, we were late due to a mixup on location and they graciously still seated us. Wait staff was attentive

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great. Service amazing. Food was excellent

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants on Maui. There is a variety to choose from and many have smaller portions offered.
Kelly is a great server!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We weren’t that hungry but everything we ordered and shared was delicious. Would definitely go again on our next visit to Maui.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This is an excellent restaurant, although it has a limited menu (that changes) there is a great selection of choices. The food is quite tasty and fresh. The service is superb.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Matt, Bartender, provides an excellent experience to all guests of the restaurant. He is witty, entertaining, and extremely knowledgeable. He truly makes the experience enjoyable.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great service, lovely wine, and delicious food! (We had a bottle of Chianti, the fish, spaghettini and meatballs and caprese salads

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Poor table for 5, ribeye undercooked, limited for vegetarians and vegans, everything else was just okay - Westin normally does a better job

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Pulehu used to be our most favorite restaurant in Maui. Our server was moody. We had 3 main course and lobster risotto was very salty. I was expecting to hear back from either the restaurant manager or the Chef given it's a 5 star restaurant but we didn't. Our server covered the cost of our one desert, which made me LOL. It's not about the money. It's not the kind of restaurant you go to to be price conscious but I was expecting better service. We'll give it another shot - asking for a diff server - and hopefully we won't lose going to one our favorite spots.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Delicious food, excellent wine list, pleasant ambiance. The gnocchi appetizer was the best I have ever had (and I’m an Italian who makes gnocchi and has traveled extensively in Italy). Liked it enough to plan a second visit this trip (staying at the Westin Ocean Villa resort).

Addendum: went back a second time and sorry to say the food quality was not consistent. I downgraded to a 3 star. Ordered some of the same food, including the gnocchi— while the textures and the “cook” were excellent, the flavors just not there this time. Salt? Not sure but for the price, I can no longer recommend.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We are so very glad we chose to spend our Christmas Eve at the Westin, especially since it is a special one (our honeymoon!). Everyone was so sweet to us, we truly appreciate it!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Staff seemed bored or tired.
Gnocchi appetizer was great, but steak and lasagna entrees were mediocre at best.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We expected a lot, but found our server to be absolutely SUPER!

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Great service, food and ambiance (minus numerous kids running around unattended--a parenting issue, not really a restaurant issue.) Will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Beautiful setting overlooking the expansive water ponds of the Westin Resort. The Risotto-Crusted Fish dish was extremely tasty. One of the very best fish dishes I have ever had. They miss-cooked our steak but promptly (and quickly) redid it. And, without any prompting, comped the glass of wine due to their mistake.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Our server, Sierra, was terrific! Our server, Sierra, was terrific!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 12, 2017

This is the "fancy" restaurant at this resort. That means that it is expensive. But you probably already know or expect that. The real question to ask is about the food. It is excellent. I tried the least promising item on the menu -- eggplant parmesian. Each slice of eggplant was separately breaded, crispy and then attractively laid out on a place with some cheese and surrounding sauce. It wasn't mushy or gooey -- it was crispy and tasty. This was the best version of this dish I have ever had. That says a lot for a resort restaurant. My wife had one of their fish specials and was extremely pleased. Service was attentive but not overbearing. The setting is attractive. If you're price sensitive you should probably skip Maui altogether. But if you're on the island, especially in the North Ka'anapali area, give this place a try. We enjoyed it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was decent, but I do think it was a bit overpriced, but what do you expect for a restaurant in a resort? It's going to be expensive. Service was good and attentive. All-in-all, I think it's worth trying if you want Italian in Hawaii.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Server was amazing, food was terrible. Will never go back.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Outstanding

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 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We have been to this restaurant a number of times and enjoyed our meals. Perhaps this night, was simply an issue of not ordering some of their best items. The white pizza was tasty but very salty. The eggplant was good, not great. The veggies with it were better than the eggplant. Well mixed drink, helpful server.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our open table reservation showed up two hours late on our email. Fortunately the restaurant had our reservation when we arrived.

The food was good but overpriced and the service was slow but the server was very apologetic and comped dessert.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

It seemed that hotel guest were getting seated ahead of us. When we finally got seated it seemed the server did not have time or interest in dealing with us. Fortunately the manager finally came over and serviced our table. They have great wine pricing we brought our own bottles however ended up buying a bottle off their wine list at what I thought was s great price

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The food and service was good. It rare that you go to a restaurant and have it come out right away. Almost like they had it ready knowing what we wanted to order. We were out within an hour. We were there celebrating my birthday. It’s rare to leave a restaurant that early. I didn’t feel rushed. I thought the pace was good. It wasn’t packed or super busy. It had a nice flow.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Sometimes you try so hard but simply a few little things put you over the top. Great location, great chef, pool-side, romantic setting, friendly staff. Why wouldn’t you enhance the whole ambience of the restaurant with candles on each table top, and have place mats or tablecloths to grace the plain, boring, frosted-glass table surfaces? Lighting and table presentation is SO IMPORTANT.
Or is it?

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Convenient location on site of resort

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in Maui. Wonderful food, thoughtful service oriented staff, beautiful location. Never disappoints!

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