'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge

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902 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table
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  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Farm-to-table, Seafood, Hawaiian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast 6:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Dinner 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Sushi Lounge & Table 5:30 to 10:00 p.m.
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Phone number
(808) 325-8000
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Executive chef
Thomas Bellec
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Queen Ka'ahumanu Hwy
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Parking details
We offer complimentary self and valet parking nightly.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Best restaurant food and setting on big island of hawaii

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Décor accueillant, personnel attentionné, nourriture délicieuse à la hauteur du coût si on en a les moyens

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Incredible ambiance sitting literally feet from crashing waves. Service was outstanding as was the food. Highly recommend for a high end dinner.

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

This was a disappointing experience.

We were first seated in front of the entertainment for the evening which made it extremely difficult to converse with table mates and the serving staff. After two attempts to adjust the volume of the speakers, our party was relocated to another table.

The new location was an improvement however the service was severely lacking and the courses took a considerable amount of time to be brought to the table.

Once the food arrived it was delicious.

We expected better service from Ulu.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Amazing food as always.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Anniversary, gorgeous view, good sushi.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Perfection. The setting is delightful, waves are 50 feet from your table, elegant yet casual. The service is just right, friendly but not familiar. Each course appears just when you want it to. The food is amazing. Sushi was fresh and melt in your mouth good. Salads were unusual but not pretentious with local ingredients. Main courses of fresh fish specials, sea bass and snapper could not have been better. The creme caramel and apple tart very good. Very expensive ($360) for three without wine or cocktails but so worth it for a truly great meal.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Heard amazing things about the food and decided to treat myself to some amazing seafood my first night in Kona—‘Ulu did not disappoint!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

This was our 3rd time here on our 4 day stay in the big Island. We stayed In Kona but drove north every night for the great restaurants on the Gold Coast. This was our favorite. Bianca, Kathleen and Tichelle made our evening. Will always remember our time spent here.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Service was excellent and the setting is beautiful.! Food was very good. Just a little noisy from all the children running around.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Came here for our 10th anniversary. Amazing food! Everything was perfect!! We had a waterfront table with an incredible sunset view!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY EXPERIENCE. ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL AND STUNNING

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

This was exactly the type of restaurant I was looking for as my splurge dinner while on vacation in Hawaii! You will find outstanding service, gourmet crafted foods, stunning views and a gorgeous view! Just prepare yourself for the 5-star prices that go along with a 5- star experience. Well worth it! Treat yourself!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Family vacation. 12 people. I had one night (3 hours) to actually spend time with my wife. I took her to Ulu's and had the best date ever because of the atmosphere, quality of drinks, very pleasant staff, most outstanding food (top 5 ever for sure), and of course my wife. It was worth it. It will be for you too.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

A perfect setting for a perfect dining experience. What a beautiful way to spend our last night in Hawaii! Service was excellent and the food were devine.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Excellent, excellent ! What more can I say !
Food, Ambiance,Service,View - its all there .
Love to come here when I am on the Big Island .

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Such a beautiful setting and superior Four Seasons service and food. Relaxing and a fabulous birthday dinner.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Fine dining in a gorgeous oceanfront setting. Lili provided the most impeccable service and memorable experience. We’ve dined all over the Big Island in most all of the top rated restaurants. Ulu’s is number 1. Best menu and chef, best wine, superb service, amazing setting. It’s why you go to Hawaii.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Inventive food, attentive service, and fantastic views. Reserve tables for about an hour before sunset to get the best tables for the view.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Would give six stars if possible. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable of the food and drink items. Atmosphere was incredible, food was delicious and everything made for an unforgettable experience! Excellent value! It was our anniversary and we were not charged for dessert. We will come back to your restaurant every time we visit the Big Island.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Had a wonderful time. Food was outstanding and the service was impeccable. Can’t wait to return!! Mahalo!!

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

The view was really very nice. Service good.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Absolutely fabulous! One of my favorite restaurants in the world. We dine here on every trip to the Big Island.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

The property itself took our breathe away. Dining at Ulu was outstanding. We were sat on the outside with a beautiful view. It did start to rain so we got relocated inside which was still beautiful! Our server Justin was very friendly and attentive. We also had another gentleman, I think he was the SA, his name is Dace was friendly as well. Both very professional. Food was very delicious and I wish I could have everything on the menu. Which means we will be back soon! Thank you for making our time there memorable :)

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

The evening was perfect as an anniversary celebration. This restaurant is one of the finest in Kona area. The staff at the Four Seasons were exceptional!!!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Wonderful! Beautiful setting, excellent food and service. Otoro was amazing! Expensive but worth it (we ordered a second round it was so good!). Entrees were also great.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Exceptional in every way! We were seated at a table directly in view of the water. Bianca, our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and delivered each course with perfect timing. Everything we ordered was fresh, flavorful and delicious and the Chef’s Choice Sashimi and it was over the top!!!

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Our server, Bianca, was amazing. The food was amazing. The venue was amazing. Everything was amazing.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We have eaten here many times on our trips to the big island and always have had a great experience. However, this time the food was, at best, mediocre and the service was hit and miss. Our server was very nice but there were long periods of time when she was nowhere to be seen. Two dishes were so disappointing that they went uneaten. To the credit of the restaurant, we were not charged for those items without our asking. We will not return anytime soon.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

I live on the Big Island and frequent all of the island's restaurants. In my opinion, Ulu Ocean Grille is the best restaurant on the island. The restaurant has spectacular views, located right on the ocean, outstanding hawaiian-asian-fusian cuisine and excellent service.

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Booking the reservation was a little odd. We wanted to book the reservation for 8 and was told nothing was available. so we booked it for 6 and was told that it wasn't available so we split our party into 2 reservations for three people. Fortunately, all six of us got to eat together but it wasn't crowded.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

These folks get it right every time. My favorite experience on Island and my go to place for a special dinner. Even on ordinary days!

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

You can't beat the view and ambience here, and the food was very good as well. A little pricey, but the view makes it worth it, and our waiter Floyd was great!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

What a perfect place for our anniversary dinner! Our server Bronson was the perfect host for our night! He made it special simply by being himself. Thank you to the manager Katherine, for making sure everything was good and checking on us. Five star treatment! If you haven't tried Abalone, try it here!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

On vacation

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Anniversary dinner did not disappoint in any way. Service was impeccable and the food was amazing. I honestly don't believe you could have anything disappointing on this menu. Atmosphere and views were on point. Go early before sunset to enjoy the views and take advantage of photo ops. Our waiter Chad, recommended the "Loco Moco" appetizer which was a fun twist on a local dish. It was so delicious! We also had his recommendation of Mongolian Beef and Local Snapper. So happy with our choices! All we can say is WOW! Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

If possible I'll give this place a 10 star it's amazing! Service is top of the notch and food is just fresh and delicious! Our server is so kind and we were seated by the ocean where we saw some sea turtles! Overall an amazing experience

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Proposed to my girlfriend

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1.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Was really looking forward to this dinner and was very disappointed. Had the lobster and shrimp pad Thai and the Mongolian beef. The pad Thai was bland and boring and the Mongolian beef was over cooked and tough. The mushroom fried rice looked and tasted like it had been cooked an hour before. Had eaten at Merriman’s a couple of days before and it never disappoints.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Food was absolutely delicious! Had Lobster tails, creamed corn, sea bass, sushi and apple tart. Portions were abnormally small but delightful. Even the smallest of our group had to load up on bread in order to feel satisfied...even with the bite size desert.

Service would have been excellent except that the waitress made it clear that kitchen was about to close so we needed to hurry up even though we arrived exactly at 9PM for a 9PM reservation and were seated at 9:10 PM and were told that restaraunt was open until 1000 PM. We checked with one of the servers who said that kitchen was in fact open for orders until 1000PM. Not cool for the waitress to even mention it when it wasn’t even true. Not a pleasant start to a Four Seasons $600 dinner. Maybe she wanted to go home early?

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