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'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge

4.5
4.5
1421 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

11:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

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  • 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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4.5
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  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    The lobster was so bad covered in unknown goop. Was so disappointed. So overpriced
  2. T

    Traveller123456789

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal, great service, food and ambiance. Great experience.
  3. B

    Breathtaking

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding. The food, service, and view were all breathtaking. I can’t wait to go back. The only minor annoyance was the swarm of flies that came right at sunset. But I’m not sure what one can do about mother nature.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent! My only comment to the restaurant would be to make the sashimi pieces a little larger. They were sliced very thin for the price paid. Otherwise everything was fantastic. Thanks so much!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I went there for our 4 year anniversary and we loved it! First, the ambiance is so peaceful. We weren’t able to get a reservation at sunset so it was dark by the time we sat down but it was still very beautiful. I ordered the Moscow mule which was delicious, I definitely recommend! We loved their bread and butter. They whip their butter so it’s nice and fluffy. We got the spicy ahi roll as an app and it was alright, nothing super exciting about it so probably wouldn’t get it again. I ordered the Kanpachi fish n had the waitress suggest a good white wine to pair with it. She recommended the Sauvignon blanc which was perfect! The fish itself was so yummy and melts in your mouth. My bf got the ny steak w/ kimchee friend rice and that was very delicious. For dessert, we got the chocolate soufflé and paired it with a pinot which was so amazing. I will definitely go back. Our waitress was very attentive and had great suggestions.
  6. N

    Noah

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience5
    Ordered the Calamari and Spicy Crab Noodles, noodles were over cooked and had some of the cartilage from the crab in my dish and calamari was over cooked. Also, the table next to us had two children who puked on the floor. Fair experience, service was very polite.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Honeymoon. Our waitress Bianca hit it out of the park with her knowledge of everything on the table and her kindness
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I celebrated our 20th Anniversary on the Big Island and wanted to experience the best the island had to offer. Ulu Ocean Grille did not disappoint! Here is a summary of our dinner: We thoroughly enjoyed the Ebi Tempura roll - (it was good enough that we have encouraged several family members to join us at Ulu this evening for sushi and dinner) For our entrées we had the Mahi Mahi and the Spicy Crab Noodles. Both were perfectly prepared, very flavorful, and the presentation was perfect. For dessert, we couldn’t decide between the chocolate or vanilla (the flavor of the evening) soufflé, so we got one of each (you only celebrate 20 years once!). Again, perfectly prepared and presented and was thoroughly enjoyed. And I can’t overstate how excellent the service was. The staff went out of their way to make the experience memorable. It was the best dining experience I have ever had and I don’t expect to top it soon, unless they outdo themselves when we return this evening. Ulu & Four Seasons Resort - well done!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely gorgeous and serene setting. Service was friendly and impeccable. The sushi was the best we have eaten. The fish was amazing. It’s pricey but worth every penny.
  10. SV

    SteveV

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    Flies are unbearable. Food, excellent. Location, excellent. Service, good. Cost, overpriced. When a fly lands in your wine, you should pour a full replacement glass and do so expediently. I don’t care to drink wine with dessert, and at $40/gl. I will drink it all. Lastly, if you’re not a guest at the hotel, one is clearly treated differently.
  11. RK

    RenaeK

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the nicest dining experiences I have ever had. Our server was so knowledgeable and the ambiance was spectacular.
  12. SS

    SSRB

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Extremely disappointing. I gave 2 stars only because our waitress was great and had to cover for poor job by the sushi chef. $500 for two adults and 2 kids plus tip. $25 for California roll! I would not mind if we didn’t have to wait for an hour for our sushi order. The rice was cold!!! I accept paying premium for the view etc as long as I get my sushi right. This was just disrespectful to bring sushi with cold rice and assume that we wouldn’t notice!! This sushi chef wouldn’t last in LA for a month. Again, the waitress was fantastic and super calm and defused the tension. The only highlight of the evening was desert - the restaurant has a top pastry chef. We tried the four available deserts and all of them were just perfect!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Awful service. We were forgotten about after the appetizers arrived. Food took forever.
  14. MB

    MarieB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pricey place but everything was delicious. My family enjoyed the Poke and sushi. I loved the bbq chicken…delicious!
  15. F

    Frank

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant with an amazing view and ambiance. Our server was knowledgeable and very courteous!
  16. EC

    EmilyC

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best dinner we’ve had on the big island. Sushi and entrees were all amazing!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hochzeit; der schönste Tag
  18. EB

    ErikaB

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is perfection.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal. We dine at a significant amount restaurants and the food and service at Ulu was among the best we’ve ever experienced!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    19 reviews

    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    Super pretentious. Food was ridiculously over-priced for the quality. It’s all about exclusivity and paying for an experience other people can’t afford when in reality the food is nothing special at all.
  21. B

    Bordy

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The atmosphere is amazing! Staff is very friendly. I had some sashimi, the abalone and the lobster. The last two dishes were incredibly small given the price point and really offered nothing special. I was surprised that the lobster was listed as a main dish seeing as though it was maybe 4 ounces of meat total with no side. After spending several hundred dollars on dinner I had cheese and crackers to fill up when I got home.
  22. GD

    GillD

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was far and away one of the best dining experiences we’ve had. We sat outside right by the beach. Our waiter, Floyd, was knowledgeable about every aspect of the food. I had a tuna mango roll to start (one of the best pieces of sushi I had) and the kanpachi which was complex with very interesting flavors. My wife had nigiri salmon (great) and the crab leg appetizer with a side of Thai corn. She loved every aspect of that order. For dessert we shared the soufflé of the day (coffee). A perfect ending to an incredible meal. Yes, it was also the most expensive dinner we’ve had, but worth it for the food, atmosphere and service.
  23. H

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Over the top setting at the best resort in the world .. can’t go wrong with ULU!!! Highly recommend
  24. JM

    JeffreyM

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The King Crab, Oysters and fried rice were good. The sushi rolls were forgettable. Cocktails were overpriced. They have a $40 Mai Tai. Biggest disappointment was our server who was in constant sales mode trying to upsell us. I asked her favorite nigiri and she says Oturo and A5 Wagyu. Of course that was her fav at $45 per order. But how she ripped took us to the woodshed on the kids meals took the cake. First she asked what they wanted to drink. We ordered a chocolate milk and a coke (both listed on kids menu for $3). When we got the bill she charged us $7 for each. When I asked her about it she said “well those were large drinks”. I never ordered “large drinks”. First fast one she tried to pull. Second was when we ordered the kids desserts. They ordered brownies and she asked if they wanted ice cream on top. We said yes. Then when the bill came she charged us $18 for each of their desserts! Keep in mind the kids meals were only $12 per person. Listen, it’s the four seasons and it’s seafood so I expect to pay a lot for my meal. What I don’t expect is to feel like I have to audit the bill and ask how much every little things costs bc our waitress is trying to make a higher tip. I feel this is nothing more than taking advantage of people at a high end restaurant who never look at the bill or who normally would never say anything if they were over charged. At the end of the day, the food was just ok. But I’ll never go back bc of the service. Canoe House was ten times better and has much better service for the $$$. Buyer he ware or this place.
  25. LJ

    LaurenJ

    Denver

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went here for a late dinner. This property is expansive and gorgeous! It took us a minute to even find the restaurant haha. I don't even know or care about other people's reviews. This was one of the best meals we've ever had. We started with the octopus and some sashimi. The octopus was tender and both dishes were devoured. We then got the misoyaki kanpachi and the seafood mochi noodles. The first dish was delicious and was completely eaten, but the noods... these noods ruined us. They were UH MAZING. My husband said his mouth started watering when I was telling him I was doing this review and promptly said that was the best dish he's ever put in his mouth. The texture of those mochi noodles were so fantastic, all the ingredients... omg. We also got the soufflé of the evening, which was super simple and perfectly executed. Service was perfect. Good thing this restaurant isn't at home. We'd be broke... but so so happy!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Food was average and service was subpar. Unfortunately this restaurant has really slipped the past couple times I’ve been there.
  27. m

    maja

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The seared ahi was very underwhelming and the seafood noodles were too salty. The sashimi was fine. The best part of the meal was dessert and that wasn’t outstanding.
  28. JH

    JamesH

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to dine. The chef cooked my steak a rare after I asked for a medium but the staff responded quickly to ensure we received another steak
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Outstanding view , by the ocean with the sound of the waves. The service was excellent, kind and great servers. The wine selection is very good, the food was pretty good as well. We would definitely go back. Amazing experience overall.
  30. MF

    MonicaF

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible venue!
  31. JJ

    JeffJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner at Ulu was outstanding. The food was amazing. Oceanfront setting was great despite a little windy. Taylor's service, though, surpassed it all. If you get a chance to have the chocolate and macadamia nut souffle, do not hesitate. Bravo
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    For the prices, I’d expect a better menu. Some interesting entrees for a sushi restaurant too. Wasn’t blown away. Service was great.
  33. S

    Shan

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

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

    DrewU

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    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!
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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
  38. 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.
  39. AC

    AmandaC

    Hawaii

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

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

    Dinnerout

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 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.

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'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 1421 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Google Map for 'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge

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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