Ulana - Ritz Carlton Kapalua

4.3
66 Reviews
$31 to $50
Breakfast
The newly reimagined Ulana restaurant features a renowned breakfast a la carte menu. This inspired breakfast experience truly has something for everyone including traditional and local breakfast favorites. 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 66 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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food
4.3
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4.5
ambience
3.7
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Noise · Moderate
67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Pnharison
Louisville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It's a hotel breakfast buffet.. with that being said the eggs Benny was perfect and the POG was quality

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vipGregoryG
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Had 6 people at breakfast on a Sunday Three people had the buffet and 3 ordered all carte. All of the food was very good and the server was very pleasant and helpful but the delivery of food was PAINFULLY slow. It seemed they were short of staff. The people that had the buffet had already gone to get their food and eaten an entire plate of food before the all carte items arrived. And the all carte items were pancakes and an omelette, not items that should take a long time to prepare. With the buffet you can order some additional items that aren't on the buffet and it was also very slow to receive those items. It also took about 20 minutes to get our check from the time I requested it. We were there for over 90 minutes which was very long for breakfast.

We'll try it again because the food was so good, but hopefully they will have more staff available by then

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LaurenS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Horrible service for a Sunday morning. Waited 15 minutes to get water and coffee and another 20 to get tea. My partner had the buffet and I ordered aka carte. My order (French toast) took an hour to be delivered. My partner was done eating by the time my food arrived. At one point I had to ask the hostess to send the server to our table. I told the server to forget it since it was taking too long and we were ready to go. They never checked on us or offered us more tea or coffee while we waited. For the price and reputation of the Ritz Carlton I expected better service. It was not busy and they had several workers standing around so I don’t see how the ball was dropped. I would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We visited for breakfast and it was enjoyable, though nothing special. We ordered eggs Benedict, and the hollandaise came broken on both my husbands local style and my traditional. That was the first time I’ve ever had that happen, and it’s a restaurant breakfast favorite for me. I’m not sure if the waitress waited too long to deliver it or if the chef sent it that way. Our kids had the buffet and were very satisfied. Overall, that was probably the first and last time we’ll dine there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great avocado toast and delightful server!

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JustinD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food was horrible for a $60 breakfast. Juice was canned juice and the food tasted processed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Disappointing. Not at Ritz quality

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vipDiscerningdiner
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. World class service and exceptional food! Great ambience! You feel at home.

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vipPeyton
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great virtual buffet breakfast. Good variety of fruits and juice. Love the family style proteins and starch. The location has a golf course view not like the previous terrace location which is under renovation but still is decent allowing space for social distancing. Hope to return soon.

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ChanWillZoeAsh
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to place for every special holidays. Price is reasonable, incredible views, great service and fantastic food. The Ritz never disappoints us.

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vipWilliamM
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful breakfast in a beautiful setting. The service and food were both excellent. It may be on the expensive side, but in this case you definitely “get what you pay for”. We will come back in a heartbeat on our next trip to Hawaii. Thanks Ulana!

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vipKateL
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Mother’s Day brunch! Great set up with gorgeous views, elevated decor, several buffet stations, delightful beverages menu and easy listening live music. Great experience overall, would definitely come back again. Service was great too!

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

My family and I have dined here before, about 4 years ago. It was the best breakfast we’d even had. The macadamia banana pancakes were so memorable than we knew we needed them again. The buffet was incredible. It should be incredible for $50 a head for breakfast! We were more than willing to spend that again. We knew things might be a bit different because of Covid, but what we got were doll sized portions of decent food. Although the macadamia nut banana pancakes were still advertised, they were not on the menu. I guess Covid got em? Who knows. We couldn’t get a straight answer as to why they weren’t on the menu. We actually ended up ordering 3 separate times because the portions were so small. Had we been told beforehand, we would’ve known how much to order. We were also told that we were the last table of the morning, so they were loudly cleanings up around us and we felt very rushed. I normally don’t leave bad reviews. My daughter has worked in the restaurant industry, and I know that some people are never satisfied. It was Mother’s Day, and while this was just their normal breakfast, not the brunch, we were really disappointed. I hope the brunch was better. For $125 a pop, it had better be!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food

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Jener
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Easter brunch

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vipApplekor
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful and delicious Easter Brunch! With the pandemic, we felt the brunch was managed safely and efficiently. Delicious food selections, beautiful flowers on tables, wonderful live music. It was really special. Would definitely recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience3

The Easter Brunch was definitely not worth it. We had breakfast there the day before and while service was okay, the food was much better and worth the expense.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! They have a little bit of everything!

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TimB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Great staff. Very accommodating and helpful without hovering or constantly checking on you. Just professional and attentive. Well done Ulana. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing options!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paulo was our server today for our breakfast and he was great! We had the breakfast package during our stay at the Ritz and honestly all of the servers were fabulous, Kevin, Amy, and I believe Julie were a few others who took care of us. Food selection had a great variety to choose from.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was awesome.

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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
22 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
36 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
4 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
3 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
Phoenix
25 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
54 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
24 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
13 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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Ulana - Ritz Carlton Kapalua is rated 4.3 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.