'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge
'ULU Ocean Grill + Sushi Lounge has been named one of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America and 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America for 2016 by OpenTable.
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Daily 5:30PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 8:30PM
Seated at a dark table......unable to read the menu easily or see the food without using an iPhone light. Service good. Food overpriced and good, not great.
I truly enjoyed the dinner with my husband. The ocean view was so great!
Awesome seating, where we could wait the sunset and hear the waves. Food seemed expensive for the serving size. Otherwise absolutely fabulous!
I had previously advised the restaurant that I would be proposing to my girlfriend just before dinner and had asked for a romantic table. I was disappointed that we weren’t seated at a beach side table given the special occasion. Also, my fish was undercooked and had to be sent back. By the time I got my fish back my fiancée was finished her meal. Overall it wasn’t a big deal but these two things did take away from the experience.
All things considered, our waiter was amazing and made our night memorable. Thank you.
Fantastic restaurant. Very high quality food with an incredible ocean view. Highly recommended.
A wonderful meal in an incredibly beautiful setting!
Absolutely wonderful dining experience in a beautiful setting.
Ulu is a wonderful place. The food is great and the location awesome. A must on the Big Island.
Amazing service and scenery. Very romantic. Prices are high but you know that going in. Hanna was a great server and the tomahawk ribeye was the best I’ve ever had. Sushi was delicious and the drinks are plentiful. Took the butterscotch pudding to go and it was heavenly. Will go again next time were in Kona.
I celebrated my 60th birthday at Ulu. It was an incredible setting with a delicious meal. The service was wonderful, the wine list very Californian with some excellent wine selections by the glass. My husband and I had a delightful evening and one I will remember. The Hawaiian swordfish was wonderful and the Mahi Mahi my husband ordered was cooked to perfection. If you are looking for a special occasion restaurant on the beach that exemplifies the quintessential dining experience that is Hawaii then this is the restaurant for you!
Simply wonderful - delicious food and a spectacular setting and friendly, knowledgeable server. THE BEST!
Chad, our server is outstanding! This is by far the best restaurant on the Big island! Food and view are also awesome!
Romantic dinner with the waves crashing. Imaging wine list. Donna our waitress was outstanding. Never felt rushed.
Excellent sushi and fish items. Flavors are exceptional- so well balanced and original. Four Seasons properties are amazing anyway and the service was terrific!
Menu said pepper steak but was served slightly sweet pepper jam with steak. offered chocolate or madamia nut souffle for dessert. Chose latter and when served was told macadamia nut souffle had chocolate drops in it. Declined. special evening not a good event.
This is our romantic special place to go to on the Big Island. It never disappoints
The food is terrific but I would like more variety. The service is great depending on the servers.
Ulu is ambiance. The tropical breezes blowing the mist from the Hollywood lit sea. Unfortunately nothing on the menu, except maybe the apple tarte tartin, can compare to the natural environment. It should have been obvious when our server was emphatically trying to up sell Sides, that the portions, see kekela beet salad, can be petit to say the least. Next time we will just stay at the Beach Tree Lounge. Same beach, better service.
Awesome food awesome service but price was on the high end. To be expected :) overall great experience
We love Ulu! Delicious food and desserts. Great drinks and wine selections.
Wonderful service and breathtaking sunset views! A must when you're on the Big Island!
Sushi was very ordinary. Dishes were good but not great. Service was good but overall left feeling unsatisfied.
Everything was exceptional. Food, drinks, service. Will definitely be back the next time we're on the Big Island.
Totally enjoyed our overnight visit to Kona from Honolulu for dinner at Ulu. The staff from the valet to the server were excellent and represented the Four Seasons well.
We have an overnight stay planned for January but have other plans for dinner so we'll probably book lunch at Ulu before we return to Honolulu.
Everything excellent ! Service and food are wonderful. We have been going hhs restaurant every year when we visit Big island.
They put my to go bag with my food in it on the floor!! The table had more than enough space. But it was a beautiful place. Gorgeous place for a sunset.
Beautiful location and food. Excellent service. Great options for all tastes and gluten free options.
The service was outstanding. Food was excellent also
Good service and food right on the beach. Place is awesome!
Perfect in every way. Food, ambiance, service. Made us feel special. Will definitely return.
This is simply the greatest restaurant! Everything one would want to have in a restaurant is here, great food, wine, service and view!! This is truly one of the best restaurants of the world!
The drinks, food, and service were great. And eating right on the ocean's edge, watching the sunset, was spectacular! Quite pricey, but worth it for a special occasion.
Really excellent from the minute you enter. The customer service is outstanding. The food excellent, the wine list notable and you can't beat the view. You enter as a customer and you leave as a friend.
Probably the best on the Island
We were staying at the Four Seasons, so we had ample opportunity to sample Ulu Grill. Didn't do the sushi, but we had many of the fish dishes and starters. Definitely do the ahi poke prepared tableside, but the dumplings and ahi loco moco are also good. The mahi mahi, snapper, kampachi were all prepared impeccably with local ingredients. Good selection and variety of wines. Save room for desserts or a souffle.
Did I mention the view and outdoor seating? One of the best views on the Big Island. If you eat early enough you can catch that sunset. Staff are so friendly and attentive. Some of the best in the hospitality business.
OK, it's the Four Seasons, so you have to pay, but it's probably one of the best places on the Big Island.
For the price the food and service was not worth it.
Had calamari and sushi. The Calamari was over cooked and rubbery. The sushi had too much rice and was dry. The view was spectacular and service was good. Unfortunately overall it was a disappointment.
For our anniversary we requested an Oceanside table and were pleasantly treated to a wonderful table near the ocean. The service was excellent and the food was very good. Smaller portions. Overall expensive but good splurge restaurant. Our bill was 135$ for 2 without drinks.
This is probably the best restaurant on Big Island, as far as my experience allows me to conclude. It is original (not the typical fresh catch), on the seafront, quiet, ... It is expensive but not more than other restaurants on the island with much inferior quality and originality. Only minor hiccup was the service, pushing to drink a full bottle of wine before plates are served, and offering dessert before serving the main dish because they take time to prepare.
Absolutely the best waterfront dining around! Food is fantastic, service always
impeccable. Nothing like sitting watching the waves break on the reef and
walking through one of the most beautiful hotels on the big island.
Good food and friendly service. We read in some of the other reviews that the service was slow, but that wasn’t our experience at all.