'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge

4.8
1267 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Among the finest venues for dining in Hawai'i, 'ULU Ocean Grill + Sushi Lounge is a breathtaking oceanfront fish and seafood restaurant on Hawai'i Island's Kona-Kohala Coast. The culinary team keeps the focus on local cuisine with a Regional, Seasonal and Artisanal philosophy. Located within Four Seasons Resort Hualālai, 'ULU is a favorite as one of the best restaurants in Hawai'i.

'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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OpenTable Diner
Montana
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Renewing our vows. Ulu did an outstanding job

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vipJake
Toronto
49 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect location for a magnificent sunset dinner! There is. I more that needs to be said beyond “amazing”!

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vipDK4F
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A fitting finale to our Big Island vacation. A bit of a splurge but the quality of service and food was worth it. And the ambiance can’t be beat.

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vipJane
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular setting on the water’s edge. Breathtaking! Wonderful service and superb food!

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KSweet
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views, great food! The service is wonderful. Slightly overpriced but the best food on the Big Island

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vipRochelleC
Edmonton
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

An amazing location along the pristine waterfront of the Four Seasons Hawai’i resort. Perhaps the most beautiful resort I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting. The restaurant is quite romantic and the scenery is breathtaking. Our service was exceptional. Possibly the best we have ever had. Very knowledgeable wait staff without being pushy. Unfortunately the food was just okay and In my opinion not worth the overinflated prices. My husband and I both felt our dishes were rather bland and underwhelming.
With that being said it is still worth a try if not for the scenery alone.

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LoriS
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic dinner and evening! Our server, Regina, was wonderful and engaging. Food was delicious, and, the ambience is amazing!

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TonyM
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends for a birthday. Waiter was knowledgeable and prompt but not at all pushy. Local Kumamoto oysters were big and not too tasty. The Kompachi main was outstanding as was the Maui.

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Tasha
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place for special occasion. Friendly attentive staff. Romantic setting with great views of the waves. Go early and enjoy a drink by the bonsai tree during sunset!

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PennyPoo
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing Everything 💙

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Greenwave
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting of Ulu at the Four Seasons is perfectly beautiful at sunset. Being just a few feet away from the white sand beach and the gentle sound of the waves enhanced the meal. We loved the roasted beet salad, the braised short ribs, and the charred hapu’upu’u. The ribs were the best we have ever tasted. Also, the olu’olu cocktail was very refreshing. All of this and wonderful service from a warm, knowledgeable staff made our dinner a pleasure.

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PeterT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We pulled ʻUlu out of a hat for our anniversary dinner, and weʻre very glad we did. The food was memorable - it was absolutely perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. The staff were delightful, the restaurant was spectacular with seating almost in the surf and very distinctive architecture and decor. Iʻm sure weʻll be thinking of going back for another meal.

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AlexG
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our "go to" place for special events on the Big Island. Beautiful location and fabulous experience always.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely sunset setting. So beautiful. Delicious food. We thoroughly enjoyed

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vipRobinK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and amazing setting. So happy we can reserve on open table and that they can accommodate my elderly mother’s physical challenges. Thank you!

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NoahE
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It does not get any better than this place. Food, service, ambiance are all top notch. Totally amazing experience

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vipjenniferd
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just had a magical evening .. the service and scenery was out of this world . Our waitress was just amazing and the manager of this restaurant called Pauline is just above !
Ahi loco nico is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was great. Drinks and wine above average. Service not up to expectations for a four seasons. Food portions were sufficient but not generous. Plate looked empty. Sides ala carte. Desserts made up some ground.Million dollar views made food and service forgivable. Would recommend it just for ambience.

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vipDisappointed
Atlanta
214 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our last meal before flight home. The staff went out of their way to make special for us. Our favorite place after 14 days on the Island. Great Food, Excellent Wine and Awesome Service. Looking forward to next February.

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Mutz397
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful at Ulu...treated like royalty by the staff!

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vipJennifer
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location, excellent food and highly attentive service. Our favorite restaurant on the Big Island!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Mike
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a fabulous evening at Ulu Ocean Grill. The food and service were wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. Everything from the food, service and setting was just perfect. Especially enjoyed our server, Regina, she was knowledgeable, gave us excellent recommendations and was a lot of fun.

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ScottV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner as always. Great food and staff.

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Pete
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most incredible meals in Hawaii. The restaurant spectacular setting only amplified the already truly inspired food. A true must if you enjoy fine dining.

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Djmjdj
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were amazing... made my mom feel so special for her birthday and the food was delicious.

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vipSaraT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely views, be sure to arrive before dark so you can enjoy the sunset. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The fish was delicious and fresh and we loved our drinks. The chocolate soufflé is a must if you like desserts.

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AlanW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As in our earlier visits to the previous incarnation at this location, our evening was wonderful - great food, beautiful location (with a wonderful view of sunset, as I chose a time that would make that possible) and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service. Food was outstanding.

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vipKathyD
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ulu Ocean Grill is one of the best restaurants on the Big Island. Our dinner was amazing and Chad our waiter was outstanding. Looking forward to our next visit

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vipPalmbeach1
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, excellent food and service. Highly recommend this restaurant for a special dinner.

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CarolH
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We booked Ulu as far in advance as possible to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. The table we got was right on the path of the servers going to and back from the kitchen. Since we were on a deck the movement of them going by was distracting. We asked if we could be moved and that did happen once another table opened up. That being said, the service was excellent. The food was also good but overpriced. We did receive a complimentary dessert for our anniversary which was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service Beautiful setting.. appetizer shrimp dumplings were great but should be four for a couple, the main courses were marginal (I realize the setting and service are baked in the price) very dry crab noodles (very little crab) and the cold water lobster tails were good but small .. would we come back .. yes ...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

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vipMartymaz
San Francisco
148 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intelligent, gracious service.
Sophisticated flavors made with incredibly fresh local ingredients.
Incomparable ambiance.
Truly a special, memorable experience.
My go to spot for special dinners on the Island.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Very expensive food was okay but the ocean views were incredible!

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MikeH
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The location and setting of the restaurant was amazing. The food especially the sashimi was the best we have had. The only negative is the prices of their wine by the glass and cocktails. You can’t buy a cocktail for under $20.00 and most glasses of wine are well over $20.00. Dinner for two was over $200.00. If that isn’t an issue it really is a spectacular setting.

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Cavlawk
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like going to Disney. You are there for the experience. Ignore the prices. However, I expected to pay about $200 for the 2 of us. Fairly close, so left feeling we got our money’s worth with a few drinks. Beautiful location. Our servers were prompt and kind. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish was Fabulous! We loved it and the service was great!

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'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge is rated 4.8 stars by 1267 OpenTable diners.

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