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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.

72-100 Kaupulehu Dr.
Kaupulehu, HI 96740
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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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.9

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (38)
Romantic (37)
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Good for a Date (30)
Great for Outdoor Dining (29)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Special Occasion (23)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Local Ingredients (19)
Worth the Drive (17)
Notable Wine List (12)
Authentic (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Healthy (5)
Fun (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
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Kid-friendly (2)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

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
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 3 days ago

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
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

Disappointed with Ulu this time. We have always had great service & food here in the past. This time service was very off. It took 25 min. to get a drink & went downhill from there. Best thing about the evening was the view. Expected more for $300 + for party of 2. Not sure I would go back.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The best meal my boyfriend and I have had while vacationing in Hawaii!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had a most marvelous evening and a fantastic dinner. Service was terrific and my fresh local lobster entree was divine.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This is first class dining in the most relaxed setting. Gorgeous ocean views, friendly and personable as well as knowledgeable staff, and fantastic food! Loved the sake tasting trio, and the fish special of the day, Opa was delicious! Konpachi fish was also amazing. Great sushi also and dessert of soufflé was decadent yet not too heavy. Truly a memorable dining experience in Hawaii, and we highly recommend it. Relaxing and romantic environment .

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 28, 2017

As we walked through the beautiful grounds of the Four Seasons Resort, which were lined with tiki torches, the wind gusted erratically, blowing the fumes of the torches at us. It was arguably the worst thing I’ve ever smelled. By the time we got to the restaurant my husband was feeling ill, as he is very sensitive to smoke and exhaust fumes. The setting is beautiful, but I recommend going during the day to really enjoy the view. The food was okay and the service was outstanding. There may have been other options on the menu we would have enjoyed more. It’s a shame that Hawaiian businesses feel the need to pollute the air with tiki torches, but hey, it’s the Trump era; anything for big oil.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Incredible meal and ambience. Best night on the Big Island.
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Our server was awesome in every way.....making our anniversary special, picture taking and food service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Lovely meal, atmosphere and friendly service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Probably the best restaurant on the Big Island. Wonderful and unusual cuisine.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

This was just a special final nite of our 2 wk Hawaii visit...it was TRULY amazing...a budget buster for sure, but worth every penny...we wanted a special memory and it is/will be. EVERYTHING was perfect...but the waiter, Steve, is a keeper for sure.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

View to die for. $23.00 for a martini?! Food was good. $40.00 for chicken curry and additional $6.00 for rice for a meal that should come with rice?!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Romantic, Waterfront, Scenic View, People Watching, Authentic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Spectacular ambiance, service, views, and food. A 5+ star restaurant and experience.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Amazing culinary experience and night of pure happiness!!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Beautiful setting. Farm to table vegetables & fresh fish~wonderful!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food on a beautiful beach. I have been back many times and it is always been good.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Phenomenal view, excellent service and the freshest fish you'll ever eat.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 18, 2017

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Vacation dinner

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Chefs table was awesome! Thank you Junior!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 12, 2017

One of the best family dinners ever.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Bronson was absolutely fantastic! He had the best recommendations of both food and drinks. He even offered to take our picture with the sunset in the background. Truly outstanding service and the food speaks for itself!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Fantastic, from start to finish. Service great. Flavors remarkable. Ambiance beyond reproach. Five stars again and again.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Lovely dinner. Just really sad they changed the lavosh crackers and salted butter to a sweet potato bread and hummus. It was one reason we loved sitting and sipping!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Top notch dining experience--from the notable wine list to the fresh seafood and exquisite waterfront view--that you must make time for during your visit on the big island. Truly exceptional time!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Go at sunset for a spectacular view. Food was amazing along with the atmosphere and the staff. We will be back.

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Loved our dinner! They were very concious of our anniversary and treated us exceptionally! Will definitely be dining at Ulu again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Authentic, Waterfront
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 25, 2017

After several visits to all food outlets at The Four Seasons Hualailai, we have been consistently disappointed in the food quality and preparations. Menus are not well thought out and pricing is lofty for the offerings.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Waterfront
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