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About 'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge
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.
Kaupulehu, HI 96740
Farm-to-table, Seafood, Hawaiian
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.
Queen Ka'ahumanu Hwy
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
We offer complimentary self and valet parking nightly.
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
Special Events & Promotions:
The Oceanfront Harvest Dinner is a interactive culinary journey held along the stunning coastline at Ulu Ocean Grill + Sushi Lounge. Each Saturday, enjoy a sparkling beverage and sushi reception while you watch the sun set over the ocean, before joining your dinner companions at the communal harvest tables. There, our chefs and the Resort’s wine experts will guide you through a spectacular five-course dinner celebrating the best seasonal and local bounty found throughout the Hawaiian Islands.
'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge Ratings and Reviews
I can only say good things...Everything was awesome and what really made it special was they knew what gluten free was and is. We felt taken care of by our server. A few highlights were, gluten free bread for us and regular bread for my dad, calamari that we could all share (gluten free) and for some reason we all loved the coconut popcorn at the end! Yum yum
Absolutely the worst meal we ate on our recent visit to the Big Island. The fresh fish special was incredibly dry and not seasoned. My husband had the pork chop and pork belly and both were under-seasoned and dry. The tomato salad was nothing more than a couple bites of under-ripe un-seasoned grape tomatoes. All this at extremely high resort prices. Would never eat here again.
We celebrated our wedding at Ulu, and had a beautiful night. Everyone from the hostess to the servers provided exceptional service and went out of their way to make us feel special! The food was amazing, too. I highly recommend the fresh fish, tempura rolls, chocolate soufflé and custom cocktails. You really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.
We were celebrating a special occasion. We had a beautiful ocean front table but that was the only thing special about the meal. The waiter seemed to be in a rush to take our order, then forgot the bread service until after the appetizer course when we had to ask for it. The food was so-so. The dessert menu was not at all appealing. We have been dining here every year for 20 years, and the restaurant has been much better in terms of menu selections, food quality and service in the past. I would strongly recommend dining at the Beach Tree if you choose to dine at the Four Seasons. The Beach Tree is far superior to Ulu in every way.
I booked a surprise dinner for my boyfriend for our anniversary while visiting Kona. This restaurant was AMAZING. The service was top notch and the food was equally amazing. There is a parking lot for those not staying in the hotel as well as signs to help find it. The view is gorgeous as well as the overall restaurant being beautiful. The food is expensive, but for an amazing dining experience. I highly recommend this place.
We ate twice at this restaurant during our week at the Hualalai Four Seasons. Service was average. Our waitress the first visit was definitely better than the waiter on our second. He was ok to start with but seemed to “lose interest “ after a larger table arrived and a two young couples. Maybe he was not so so keen on older people 🙄. He never asked about subsequent glasses of wine or how our dinners were and I felt he sort of tossed my second glass of wine onto the table. The food was ok but not brilliant as I would think it should be for the price. We had two special sushi rolls that were honestly rather a mess. Way too friable and although covered with numerous “toppings” were not that flavorful. We had a steak that was very good and well prepared. Also the ahi poke was good.
My husband and I celebrated our honeymoon on the Big Island and book-ended our trip with reservations at Ulu. I mentioned that we were celebrating something and the table reserved for us was right along the water! We listened to the waves and watched the sun set. Any other table would have been nice but this make us feel so special! We had many exciting things planed and wanted our last night on the island to be special, romantic and with food we love. Ulu was the perfect end to a perfect honeymoon!
Ulu dining experience was outstanding on our honeymoon to the Big Island. The sake tasting was a good way to start the meal and a great value. The octopus appetizer was tasty but a bit over cooked to our taste. Lobster entree was cooked to perfection and very creative. The s’mores dessert one word....Yum! Finished off the meal with 2 glasses of Port to end this very enjoyable dining experience.
Service was impeccable to start. As the meal continued, less so. Found ourselves asking and waiting. Ambiance and presentation was immaculate however. Our selections were flavorful but were terribly over-salted, every last entree. The octopus app was a fail. Greek preparations surpass this all day. Ours was chewy, over charred, over cooked. My seabass was tasty albeit over salted as well. Overall an expensive meal which you expect at the Four Seasons, however the food fell short over all. Beautiful grounds and gorgeous restaurant. Hopefully just an off evening for the chef.
We went here on a Thursday night for dinner for our 15th wedding anniversary and it was absolutely amazing! We had a table right by the water and watched the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Our server Steve was great and knowledgeable about the menu items and he was spot on for his recommendations for the food items. My wife gave me a perfect 100 for picking this place, and believe me, she is a tough grader. It's the most romantic restaurant which we have dined at so far.
Ulu Ocean Grill strives to hit all the marks for a top tier restaurant. Our waiter Chad is as good as it gets for service. Food is tasty and some creative use of spices and cooking techniques made it good. We did wait almost 30 minutes for our appetizers and the portions were a bit on the small side which would be acceptable if not for the top tier prices. Paying $400 for 3 people you expect everything to be on point.
Oustanding in every way - so much so, that we dined twice within a matter of days, and on both occasions enjoyed a fabulous French Burgundy, creative dishes, attentive service and glorious sunsets. It doesn't get any better, and we look forward to returning next time we're back on the Big Island.
The steak and local sea bass dishes were outstanding, along with the sides (included).
Chocolate soufflé very delicious and memorable.
Beautiful ocean view. Our Thai-born server was excellent and described dish options perfectly. Also very pleasant and personable. This experience contributed greatly to a wonderful 28th Anniversay for us. It was our third visit, as we live only 15 minutes Up Queen K highway from Hualalai.
Ulu has to be our favorite spot on the Big Island. You take an incredible location (the restaurant sits on the waterfront), combine with all the best local cuisine, and top it off with a fun, professional and energetic wait staff and you'll have a memorable experience. If you like Poke, order it as it is prepared tableside and will not disappoint. This is not a cheap meal, but you would expect nothing less from a Four Seasons experience. Really worth a visit if you love a fine dining experience.
I can't say enough good things about our experience at 'Ulu! What a treat! Creative, delicious menu with an emphasis on fish but lots of other tasty sounding options. Wonderfully prepared hand-crafted cocktails. Outstanding service that is professional and friendly. So many other "nice" restaurants greet us "hey guys". That would not happen here. The ocean view is so pretty I had to make myself stop staring and pay attention to my husband as we were celebrating a milestone anniversary. Truly an excellent evening. Prices reflect the quality of the food and service and we had no problem with that. Will definitely recommend to others.
The breaking waves were 20 feet from our table. The sunset was amazing. The service was intelligent, just the right amount of engagement, efficient and complete. The food was memorable. Just delicious does not do it justice. This meal was for my birthday. We will be going back for many more regular days.
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