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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
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..
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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