Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.20mi
  2. Distance: 2.30mi
  3. Distance: 4.27mi
  4. Distance: 5.47mi
  1. Distance: 0.20mi
  2. Distance: 2.30mi
  3. Distance: 4.27mi
  4. Distance: 5.47mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.20mi
  2. Distance: 2.30mi
  3. Distance: 4.27mi
  4. Distance: 5.47mi
  1. Distance: 0.20mi
  2. Distance: 2.30mi
  3. Distance: 4.27mi
  4. Distance: 5.47mi

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.

72-100 Kaupulehu Dr.
Kaupulehu, HI 96740
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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.

Cross Street:
Queen Ka'ahumanu Hwy

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(808) 325-8000

Website:
http://www.uluoceangrill.com/

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary self and valet parking nightly.

Executive Chef:
Thomas Bellec

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

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

5
4
3
2
1

4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.8

ambience

4.9

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (38)
Scenic View (29)
Romantic (28)
See All
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Local Ingredients (21)
Good for a Date (20)
Special Occasion (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Worth the Drive (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Notable Wine List (9)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Authentic (6)
Fun (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Cozy (5)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Organic (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Tapas (2)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Sort by
S
819 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

We enjoyed our dinner at Ulu Ocean Grill. The food was very good and the view even better.

Tags: Waterfront
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Jackson Hole)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food in a breathtaking location! Was our last night in Hawaii, and well worth it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

There are many good restaurants, but this place has to be on our very special list. This is on the beach north of Kona, Hawaii. Great ambiance. Setting aside from the stunning setting, we would go to thsi restaurant for the food and service. May well be the best seafood we have had, creative cocktails and outstanding service. Space prohibits me from pointing out all the little things they did that simply indicate they are paying attention to all the details..

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Perfect perfect perfect!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

A special place with great food in an incredible setting.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The ninth year in a row we have gone to this restaurant for our last night on the Big Island. The wait staff is fantastic as is the food. Ask for a, quite literally, beach front table, listen to the surf, watch the sunset, it gets no better than this. Expensive but well worth the cost.

Tags: Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We loved this dining experience at the Four Seasons! The setting is simply stunning.... and we had an ocean front table with a perfect view!

The wait staff was great....and absolutely happy to take our photos.... I can’t imagine how many times they must get asked to do that in a day!

The mongolian beef was outstanding.....as was the shrimp stir fry noodles. They also noted the special occasion we were celebrating with a wonderful chocolate message.....nice touch that we appreciated.

This is a terrific restaurant.... with a killer sunset view!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 9, 2018

ハワイ島に着いて初めての食事でした。景色の良い場所でと探し、口コミのよかったこのお店を予約しました。予約よりも30分早く着いてしまいましたが、快く案内していただき、食事前に家族で夕日をバックに写真も写してくれ、注文も丁寧に説明がありました。食事はどれも美味しくお箸も進みました。是非また来たいと思いました。

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

A wonderful, tasty meal. Great service.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The beach-side setting and the very attentive, accomodating and friendly service were the highlights. The food was beautifully presented with the 5 dishes ranging from good to excellent. The dessert was the weakest. Cocktails and wine at the Ulu's ( and throughout the resort) were crazy expensive which we considered a poor value.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Denver)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The setting is spectacular. The service was excellent and the food was very good.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Very expensive. Some dishes are great, others are not. Overall, just too expensive to be worth it.
Bread not very good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Best beach hotel in Kona.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Even really good (& expensive) restaurants have an "off" night now & then...it just happened to be our night.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service2
value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

It was an amazing setting, beautiful restaurant and the service was amazing. The food was delicious but a little pricey

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value2

 
 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent in everything!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on February 1, 2018

This place has a great venue with unparalleled views. The tuna tartar was superb. Unfortunately all other 3 appetizers, entrees, and desserts failed to deliver anything close to the quality expected from venue, prices, and reviews. The calamari was a bit too greasy as if fried at wrong temp. Several fish courses were over cooked and dry ruining an otherwise well seasoned and planned dish. The issue seems to be execution and consistency....as a Chaine de Rotisseurs members we would say we got better food less artfully presented elsewhere. This definitely did not match the reputation of their brand.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Really good! Great food and service. Located right on the water, spectacular sunsets.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Extraordinary location right on the beach. Our corner table was not more than 20 yards from the surf. Fantastic sunset and excellent service made it worth the $300+ bill.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We began and ended our Hawaiian holidays with superlative dining experiences at the 'Ulu Ocean Grill. The warm hospitality and unmatched professionalism and service of the ‘Ulu staff along with each and every one of the exquisitely prepared food selections were all truly superb elements that combined to make for two uniquely brilliant and gastronomically delightful evenings that we will remember with considerable gratitude. Cheers and Mahalo to our extremely knowledgeable and personable host-server, Bronson, and to the entire ‘Ulu team – we are already very much looking forward to the next opportunity that we have to partake in another wonderfully memorable time with you.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fun, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Kitchen was exceptional. Hannah Gold was terrific.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Ulus never disappoints! Let’s just begin with the view is so spectacular that they could be serving corn dogs and it would be worth going......but this place has food that tantalizes the taste buds, with wines to accompany! Each year brings a nice new twist, just to keep things interesting. Services leaves you longing for not a thing. One of our favorites!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Portland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The venue was spectacular, the service outstanding, but the food was hugely disappointing: very pedestrian and lower than expected quality for the price. Great place for a drink before a much better dinner elsewhere...

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service5
value2

 
 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Very good. Very expensive.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Best meal we had in Hawaii! The food was fabulous, the staff delightful. We are going back tonight!

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Cozy, Organic, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Scenery was spectacular, service matched the scenery and the fish was fresh and tasty!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our birthday dinner with friends was lovely on all fronts-food, drinks, ambience and just fun! Cocktails were lovely too. The fish was some of the best we had and wine selection was fabulous. The birthday dessert brought to our friend was a special treat and she loved it. We will return at our next visit to Kona.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Seasonal, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This was by far the best meal we enjoyed in our two weeks on the Big Island. We started with champagne, so that always gets things off on a good foot. We tried the abalone, which was okay, but probably not worthy of a repeat. But the barbequed mahi was magnificent. Coconut creme brulee for dessert was very good. Hanna, our server, was timely with her service and has an engaging personality. Ask for her!

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Fun, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This is the third time I have gotten to have dinner on my birthday at Ul'u. The ambiance cannot be beat, the service is great and it's right on the beach where you can see whales breaching and breathtaking views of the Pacific. On clear days you can actually see Maui. It is my favorite restaurant ever.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Not as good as I hoped. Lovely atmosphere.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service3
value3

vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The service was great and the view amazing. The food was good. I was disappointed that the fish I ordered had only a few pieces of carrot with it. It needed something else. Another person at the table ordered rice and that helped. There were no potato options.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Outstanding view.
Great service.
Very good meal.
Too dark at tables to easily read menu.
We miss the upstairs LavaLounge.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Wow! Breath taking!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (東京)·Dined on January 8, 2018

お寿司は日本の一流店と遜色なく満足しました。その他、パッタイも日本人に合った味付けで美味しい料理でした。最高のロケーションで思い出に残る食事が出来るレストランです。

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value3

vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Anniversary

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service3
value2

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

My wife and I had a wonderful dining experience at Ulu Ocean Grill during a recent trip to Hawaii. The salads and entrees were excellently prepared and we finished the dinner off with a raspberry - coconut souffle. Our waiter, Floyd, was outstanding, made several great recommendations and when the winds pick up a bit too much late in our dinner, he efficiently moved us to a table inside. While I had coffee with our dessert, Floyd brought my wife a glass of dry, crisp Riesling, compliments of him. Just a great dining experience all around. It was the best meal we had during our 10 day stay on the Big Island. We will be back again to Ulu Ocean Grill when we return to Hawaii next year.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was one of the best meals we had on the big island. The view was incredible and hearing the waves crash on the rocks was the perfect backdrop to an incredible dinner. Table side ahi poke to start followed by the local snapper special. A nice bottle of wine paired well with both our dishes. Everything was perfect!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This is my first five star review top to bottom. I would never have guessed that with as expensive as the dinner was that I would also give it a five star on value. The truth is the food, ambiance and service were so over the top, it was worth every penny. The food obviously starts with amazing quality and is prepared with a finesse that produce exquisite flavors. The ambiance- well our table was 10 feet from breaking waves at sunset. And the service is intelligent, gracious and down right endearing. When on Island we live about 20 minutes away and we have decided this is going to be our local spot of choice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Fabulous food, outstanding service. A perfect place for a special celebration.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Ulu Ocean Grill is phenomenal. From the moment we walked in until the moment we left, we were continually amazed at the level of detail that is put into serving the customer. We were celebrating big birthdays and were not disappointed. The food is locally sourced and the quality is exceptional. Great chef! Would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.