Ulana - Ritz Carlton Kapalua

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Breakfast
The newly reimagined Ulana restaurant features a renowned breakfast buffet and a la carte menu. This inspired breakfast buffet truly has something for everyone including a made-to-order omelet station and bloody mary bar. Its fresh, new design aesthetic is inspired by the Hawaiian word, ulana meaning to weave, featuring raw, textural elements and is symbolic of interconnection and community.
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vipRocky
Kansas City
95 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Food, service, atmosphere were excellent. Highly recommended.

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vipRocky
Kansas City
95 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was excellent! The buffet breakfast was outstanding in choice and variety. Server was efficient, friendly, and knowledgeable. Delightful in every aspect, we will return. Highly recommended!

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vipDonM
Salt Lake City
20 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a nice Sunday Brunch option which my wife and I have enjoyed many times over the years. Staff is always present when needed and the gentle pace is a welcome alternative to other brunches which seemed over crowded. Top it all off with a nice walk among the grounds. Real treat!

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vipCheryl
Central Coast
35 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though remodeled, this place never disappoints- great breakfast selections and wonderful, attentive service. Love Ritz-Carlton Kapalua!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best breakfast buffet on the island. Soo many options including fresh fruit, omelette station, and great pastries. They offer dietary alternatives as well

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JulieK
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent and the service was good. The price was high though, so it sort of took away from the experience. It is a resort in Hawaii though so, I guess that's to be expected. I would say that the overall service of the entire hotel was above and beyond!

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TE03
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality food, great service and beautiful view. It is worth the price, parking is complimentary.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

New Years Eve with our family .., very loud and it was busy of course. The buffet was extremely expensive and very poor quality. My expectations for a restaurant at the Ritz Carlton are high as most are very good and consistent.
There was not enough food out for the quantity of people there ... ran out of many things . Also just terrible presentation , not a lot of variety

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Rahul
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing new year buffet! Really enjoyed the food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a family breakfast!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Day dinner buffet: outstanding food quality, preparation, presentation and selection. Top notch pastry chef!

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vipSandy
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

My husband and I enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at Ulana. The food was fantastic. We found nothing wrong. In fact we loved it so much that we decided to return for Christmas dinner. Christmas dinner was a huge let down. Turkey and ham were mediocre. The prime rib was good though. Most of the food was dried out...especially the mashed potatoes and stuffing. Veggie dishes were over cooked and scallops were underdone. Our overall food experience was a huge let down. Not sure we would return.

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illinidas
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Expensive but it was Christmas Day and they pulled out all the stops! Truly enjoyed thoroughly!

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vipetkt
Milwaukee
51 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Christmas Day brunch was great. Food was uniformly good. Pleasant atmosphere. Only issue was we somehow got double charged. Staff fixed it after we identified the error.

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RonD
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The buffet was great! Love there coffee...not sure what brand it is, but it tasted great! This was so easy to book through a open Table. Our server Laura was awesome, friendly, very accommodating from start to finish! Ulana is lucky to have her and needs to be cloned...thank you Ulana and thank you Laura!

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vipPjfunnybunny
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We were disappointed that there wasn’t a carving station.

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BrandonH
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate the breakfast buffet. It was delicious! Smoked salmon. Eggs Benedict. Mini waffles. Assortment of pastries. Shrimp and noodles. To top it off they gave us a birthday dessert tray for free. Excellent breakfast event.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious breakfast buffet! Nice selection of hot stations, omelet station, fresh fruits, cereals, and more!

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vipFineDining
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ulana (previously The Terrace restaurant) is a great place for breakfast with a choice of a $42 buffet (plus $35 if you want Mimosas) and an al a carte menu with $34 eggs and $25 pancakes. The food is pricey, but it is perfectly prepared and served with charm. Although we would not eat here every day while on a vacation because of the expense, we do make a point of eating here at least once while we are in Maui because it is such a pleasant experience overall. We prefer to order off the al a carte menu rather than the buffet, simply because we prefer food cooked to order, although at this restaurant the buffet presentation is beautiful and tempting.

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BrendaK
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The breakfast buffet is my favorite place to eat at The Ritz Carlton! The coffee served is amazing, and the bacon quiche is one of my favorite dishes. I love the feel of the menus, which gives you the ambience that you are reading the paper at your breakfast table. Overlooking the Ritz-Carlton property, the view is fabulous!

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vipSEH93
Fayetteville
15 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food is fine, some even good - quality of food good. However, Lack of variety in daily breakfast buffet. Service is lackluster – very scattered and disorganized. Loud. Witnessed another guest bringing in their own used to go container in a beach bag dumpling plates of food into it under the table. Lack of attention from severs - bizarre.

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Lgee
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Father’s Day. Made reservation but waited for 1/2 an hour for a table. When we finally got seated, certain dish chafing was empty. No signs such as omelette/pancake/waffles station. Coffee was warm. Coconut Syrup was empty. However the little I got from the syrup, the waffles were awesome when I finally found the station. Thought I had to wait for my waffles because everyone was standing around. I later found out that it was the omelette station they were waiting for. They were standing around the waffle/pancake area so didn’t see that until I went up the 2nd time and no one was waiting for their omelette. I’m a local and traveled all the way from upcountry to try out the buffet. Would try it again. Need to give Ritz another chance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Celebrated husband’s birthday at breakfast

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VandanaR
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing breakfast and best service ever. Gorgeous view. Pricey but excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
59 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good place for breakfast but skip for other meals.

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JosephE
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are repeat guests at Ulana, the variety and quality of the food offered is plentiful & delicious. We always have enjoyed our dining experience at Ulana’s and the service is always courteous & efficient.

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Foodies
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Honeymoon and babymoon

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MargoC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We thought we made reservations at the Easter Brunch through Open Table. Food at Ulana was very poor. Maybe on a regular brunch Ulana is good; but not this particular day.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
33 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful location! The food was amazing and service outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Extremely friendly and nice stuff. On our next trip we will definitely try to stay at the Ritz Carlton.

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vipjuve
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pricey of course being at the Ritz but the food was incredible, especially the pastries. Freshly made, my favorites were the mochi donuts and almond croissants

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vipEdwardO
Hawaii
163 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Breakfast buffet style service. Good prepared food selection. Didn’t care for the included gratuity of 18%
for buffet service where no water refill, no removal of completed meal plates before coming back with a new plate of food but they didn’t forget to put the $30.00 tip on the bill.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous breakfast!!!

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Souschef
Denver
38 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

I wouldn’t really recommend this, it was very overpriced, noisy and the food was mediocre. The waiter was great, however.

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vipTravelDiner
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Morning after our wedding - we had been gifted a certificate to visit Ulana for an amazing Ritz Carlton experience post- nuptials. When making the reservation we shared in the notes that it was a special occasion and that we had just been married. There was no mention of it, and no congratulations, no acknowledgement of our request to be by the window, despite multiple tables being available. It was not what I expect from a 5 star resort, that’s for sure! We had a great meal regardless - but when you are spending 150 USD on breakfast, you would hope that they would pay attention to the details. In this case, they didn’t.

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KevinB
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

View is great. Food was good. Buffet style so you eat what you like.

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vipLuv2eatout
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We had the breakfast buffet on Sunday. First the food and the chef at the omelet station were both excellent. Our issue was that we received absolutely NO service. A lady brought us water and coffee after seating and that was the last we saw of anyone. We just went to the buffet since no one took our order. We asked a server at one point for ketchup and he said ok then never brought it. When we were ready to go we had to hunt someone down for our check. This is type of service I would expect at Denny’s not The Ritz!! Terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deborah (hostess) & Kevin (server) made our Gotcha Day celebration very special. Thank you!

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MauiLuvers
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great Way to start Valentines Day in Maui!

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vipCanary
Austin
21 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Sunday breakfast/brunch! Food was amazing and service 5 star!

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Ulana - Ritz Carlton Kapalua is rated 4.6 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.

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