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'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge

4.6
4.6
1390 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
‘ULU Ocean Grill & Sushi Lounge is the breathtaking oceanfront fish and seafood restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, where the Resort’s hyper-local cuisine philosophy comes to life. The “R.S.A. Regional, Seasonal and Artisanal” cuisine is served in Hawaii’s most beautiful setting - alongside the surf and under the stars. The restaurant showcases a stylish blend of Hawaiian architecture and modern flair -a lively setting where guests are inspired, surprised and delighted by Hawaii’s beauty and the flavors of the Pacific, through an innovative menu with playful tableside presentations. Open for breakfast and dinner, cuisine is prepared oven roasted, flame grilled and wok fired, while an extensive and diverse wine list complements the menu. The modern sushi lounge and ocean view bar features the island's freshest sushi, as well as craft cocktails, sake and Japanese beers. Casual, friendly and knowledgeable servers guide guests through a social dining experience not to be f

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Seafood, Hawaiian

  • Hours of operation

    Sushi Lounge & Table Daily 5:30 am–10:00 pm Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 325-8000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Offering the ultimate in privacy, the private and semi-private dining rooms entered through 'ULU restaurant or directly from the beach. Entertain with discretion and exclusivity, yet enjoy the flexibility to expand your celebration on an adjoining lanai. This is an unforgettable setting for hosting a reception, followed by a tasting dinner with expertly matched wines.The rooms can feature round or rectangular tables for eight guests each, or it can host stand-up receptions with food stations.

  • Neighborhood

    Kaupulehu

  • Cross street

    Queen Ka'ahumanu Hwy

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary self and valet parking nightly.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,390 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. S

    Shan

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ocean views, excellent service, fantastic sushi!
  2. DU

    DrewU

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food, and ambience were excellent! There was one small slip up on our dessert, but they quickly provided a substitute for free along with a free espresso. Overall an excellent experience!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Parts of our order were forgotten. Portions were too small. Over priced.
  4. OS

    OldSaintRick

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dinner in Hawaii during two week island hopping trip. Sharon and the staff were awesome. Set a reminder so you can book when the window opens. Don’t miss this place.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall, very great experience. Service was great. One thing from the whole experience my partner and I felt is that everything could have used some salt
  6. JT

    JessicaT

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this place was amazing! The food , service and location was breathtaking.
  7. AC

    AmandaC

    Hawaii

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service, thank you Tic!
  8. D

    Dinnerout

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ulu didn’t disappoint! Loved the Wagyu and Calamari, both incredibly tender and delicious. Cocktails were creative and delicious. Shared the Kona coffee dessert. Expensive, but worth it for a nice date night.
  9. LJ

    LukeJunL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very fresh and flavourful. They had a good variety to choose from. Really enjoyed the octopus and the yakisoba noodles. We had the soufflé for dessert which was amazing! Lily our server was a delight and very attentive. We sat right next to the beach and had a great time. Enjoyed our experience overall.
  10. J

    Jess252

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service, food, and ambiance. Highly recommend going to eat at Ulu Ocean Grill.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Very! Disappointed in the food! And time it took to get to us! And Hr for sushi… and 3 sides. Our server was gracious and checked in regularly… The octopus was over cooked & cool on the hibachi. Silly for all the presentation- The fried rice was bland! The sushi was warm and not rolled well. Nothing delicate about! The expectations to have world class resort food was disappointing and unexpected. When a small local bar and grill surpasses the 4 Seasons..
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    Great ambiance. That’s probably the only thing good I have to say about this place. The waitress was nice but when we ordered a bottle of wine which was nearly $200 it took 30 minutes maybe more n by that time we were in limbo whether we wanted it or not. She than was insisting that we take at least a glass of wine but the mood and energy was definitely not the same. Probably not be back again
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Floyd, our server, was complete perfection. Setting and sunset incredible, food, cocktails, wine all excellent. Perfect evening. A new Hawaiian favorite.
  14. J

    Julie

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful sunset dinner and the service was Superb!!!
  15. DR

    DeanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing location to eat incredible food. Book for sunset to enjoy the whole experience.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  17. RH

    RichardH

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, Awesome Service, Awesome Views of sunset
  18. S

    Shane

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hunter and Bianca are an excellent team. We really enjoyed our meal and time there.
  19. DD

    DiscerningDiner

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    We returned to Ulu after a great experience 3 years ago. Seems to have dropped a notch. Everything was very expensive (wine was 4x retail). Food was good but not exceptional for the price. Atmosphere and service were impeccable.
  20. MH

    MikeHB

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service.
  21. CD

    CourtneyD

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Branson gave us 5-star service! It was exceptional and the food was indescribable. Delicious!!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, amazing service and the food was incredible!
  23. JR

    JesusR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing worth every bit if it. Also beautiful view.
  24. d

    danurp

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant and great view. Service was excellent
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a great restaurant for our trip to Kona. Love this place
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome in every way!!
  27. TN

    TaherehN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our dinner, food Was delicious and service was incredible.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Being able to order good gluten free food from appetizers to dessert was awesome. Even GF bread. I would dine there again.
  29. ID

    IDD00

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Located on a beautiful property we had lovely cocktails and sushi while watching the sunset on the beach. Hard to beat this location.
  30. A

    Anniversary

    Birmingham

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service! The food was all very tasty as well, I had the NY Strip while my husband had the line caught Mahi Mahi. The steak was perfectly medium rare and the Mahi was super fresh. The scenery and ambiance were just icing on the cake, highly recommended.
  31. c

    carol

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great mothers day brunch! lots of fresh seafood, lobsters, oysters, calamari saiad, giant shrimp. Hope they have it next year!
  32. KC

    KamakaC

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The quality of the food and service were excellent, and you cannot ask for a better view. The "cherry on top" was the live Hawaiian music. It was real Hawaiian music, not reggae like most of the other places I found in Kona. I finally felt like I was actually in Hawaii. thank you
  33. TM

    TomM

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Shockingly overpriced! $40 Mai Tai.? Food quality, service and dates interior have drastically lowered the experience at what was one time, a nice restaurant. Guests and visitors deserve better. Prawns were dry, ahi had a weird combo with olive tapenade and oysters were the smallest I have ever seen that close to the ocean. Four seasons should be ashamed of themselves!
  34. PJ

    PhillipJ

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Service was impacted by a large party they seemed unprepared for. Reservation.was for 8 Pm and our meal finally came at 930 PM. Waitress kept us updated and apologized giving us a free dessert but didn’t make up for the long wait time. Food was good but overpriced, $52 for 5 prawns, paying for the beach view I guess.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Made reservations for our anniversary dinner here. There was a big rainstorm and normal seating was a bit compromised. The rain passed and the staff made quick work, toweling off tables, offering us water while we were waiting for things to come together. Then we were pleasantly surprised with what thought was the best seat in the house to catch a SPECTACULAR Sunset. Hostess and host were very kind. Our waiter, Landon, was great mix of warm, festive, and professionalism. Chefs sashimi was our opener and perfectly executed. Followed by Mahi mahi and New York steak. Food was amazing. Sauce under the carrots on the mahi was overly salty so that why 4 stars on food and price. Our waiter suggested Kona cofee mac cake as a complimentary dessert. It was the perfect touch!! Had a wonderful time and will be back Food very good. Staff were outstanding, host and hostess, bus boy and waiter, all greeted us and bid us a good evening - these touches really can and do make the difference to feeling welcomed and special. Thank you for a wonderful anniversary dinner the staff and the sunset made it a truly memorable experience!!
  36. A

    Aced

    Charleston

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner, food was all tasty and delicious, munching special a real star
  37. B

    Brent

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Dining at Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge is a very special experience. The restaurant is located right on the edge of the ocean, and diners experience real open air dining. The selection of dishes is excellent and quite varied. The service is excellent - staff are friendly, helpful and very, very efficient. Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge is the place to go for that special night out.
  38. SG

    SamG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our server was fantastic. Atmosphere and ambiance were top notch. The food was good but I felt overpriced. We had a side of mushroom fried rice and we were really disappointed with it. It had very little flavor. We ordered two rolls of sushi and we wished we would have just ordered sushi instead of the other fish dishes we had. They made our anniversary feel special and never felt rushed. Sat for a good 2.5 hours enjoying each other’s company. Would definitely go back but would just order sushi instead.
  39. c

    cdub9494

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience5
    I cannot fathom how they justify charging such exorbitant prices. Nobu pricing for average food. They were out of avocado and still, we paid over $40 for (terrible) California Rolls. As my friend, who also ate there said, "food ok, pricing hard to stomach". Also, the hostess was SO rude, the bartender was scattered and kept leaving from behind the bar. My drink was terrible. Really off night for this place. Save your money. Find a more authentic experience. Ulu was not worth it.
  40. SS

    SteveS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We usually really enjoy our dinner at Ulu and go there at least once every few months. Unfortunately, this last visit was not at par. The green salad was bland and basically just lettuce leaves. Given it's a $25 salad you would think it would be delicious and have some local additions. We realize being Gluten Free does limit our options however most high-end restaurants can make reasonable substitutions without reducing the experience. This was not the case. The fried rice was very bland. The ambience was lovely as usual the the service is top notch. Given the premier nature of the Four Seasons, it would behoove them to bring in a chef that has the qualifications to make the best of any dietary need. Aloha

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'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge is rated 4.6 stars by 1390 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
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72-100 Kaupulehu Dr. Kaupulehu, HI 96740

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Queen Ka'ahumanu Hwy

  • Neighborhood

    Kaupulehu

  • Hours of operation

    Sushi Lounge & Table Daily 5:30 am–10:00 pm Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Seafood, Hawaiian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary self and valet parking nightly.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 325-8000

  • Private party facilities

    Offering the ultimate in privacy, the private and semi-private dining rooms entered through 'ULU restaurant or directly from the beach. Entertain with discretion and exclusivity, yet enjoy the flexibility to expand your celebration on an adjoining lanai. This is an unforgettable setting for hosting a reception, followed by a tasting dinner with expertly matched wines.The rooms can feature round or rectangular tables for eight guests each, or it can host stand-up receptions with food stations.

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