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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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
Proposed to my girlfriend
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.
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?
Food so so atmosphere fantastic
Excellent in all areas.
Nice views, great service. Good sushi
Everything was amazing...the food, the service from Bronson, the table, the ocean waves. Even the rain stayed away! This is a favorite when we visit.
Best location ever, doesn’t get more beautiful than this!
Amazing view and amazing meal!
The beautiful setting , wonderful service and amazing food made for a perfect Anniversary date. We ordered baked Kona abalone as a pupu, shrimp and lobster Pad Thai, Black Pepper NY steak as our main entrees and finished it off with a macadamia chocolate chip soufflé. Everything was amazingly prepared. The drinks are pricey at $21 but delicious.
This is my favorite restaurant in the Waikoloa Beach area. The food is fresh, uses local sources, has incredible flavor, and the service is fantastic. The location on the ocean is so alluring. When we return home to Seattle we often dream of eating at Ulu’s through the year.....wonderful memory we were able to repeat this year. Very special.
This is so much more than just a dinner - it’s an experience. The setting is heavenly, the service is eloquent and the food is intensely delicious. In my experience this is the number one fine dining experience on this Island, and would stand up beautifully to a world class audience.
Great Service, very unique takes on various foods. Excellent presentation and tast. Wide variety of surf and turf farm to table !
My husband and I went one night during our vacation and had such a spectacular time that we went the following night for our anniversary. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was perfect for sunset watching!
We have dined at Ulu many times and, as always, it was outstanding. Our server, Floyd, was terrific. The food was amazing. And the atmosphere was heavenly!
Excellent ambiance. Four seasons service. Amazing views. Incredible food.
Beautiful location, excellent service from Chad and great food. Really loved the soup which is a coconut chicken soup. Steak and fish cooked perfectly. The chocolate soufflé made a perfect ending. This is our favorite restaurant which we visit every time we are on island.
Such a wonderful meal! It started with a waterfront table on the edge closest to the sand. Then we had the best server, Floyd, who was so easy to talk to and offered so much help with food and wine selections. The general manager then came by and asked us about our dining experience, and she was very nice and genuine, who spent plenty of time with us conversing and understanding how wonderful we felt about dinner. The food was amazing! So tasty, my mahi mahi dish with the brown butter sauce was fabulous. At the end of service, Floyd was able to give us a sample of a dessert wine, that was so tasty and come to find out expensive but was on the house. We also had the souffle, which was nice and moist in the center with nice edges, which is totally hard to do when making a souffle, one of the best I have ever had.
Very lovely atmosphere and vibe, beautiful place to spend an evening enjoying dinner while watching the gorgeous Hawaiian sunset. Perfect place to celebrate a special occasion and enjoy upscale dining.
Succinctly, 'tis the BEST eatery on the Western shore of Hawaii Island.
Celebrating our 15th anniversary and, once again, it was a fantastic dinner.
Wish this was in my backyard. Lovely sushi, professional service.
Always great food and service at Ulu. Terrific atmosphere.
Beautiful restaurant, great service and food!
We sat outside by the beach. The ambiance was what you expect eating ocean side. The service was great! They were attentive and their suggestions were right on. The sushi was amazing! If you’ve never tried sushi and want to, this is the place to try it.
Everything was absolutely delicious. We sat at a beautiful table right by the ocean. The restaurant was crowded but our table felt very intimate and cozy. It was the perfect place for our special night. The service was excellent. I recommend the desert soufflé. They had chocolate and coconut raspberry. We got both to share and they were both amazing.
Best fish dinner in our 48 years of marrige.
The Four Seasons Resort is most excellent. ULU is a wonderful restaurant with a 5 star atmosphere and view with excellent food. It was our anniversary and we really enjoyed it.
This is my favorite restaurant on the Big Island. The food and service is fantastic, and the view is amazing!
Great sunset view with delicious food & wonderful service
We go here every year when we visit the big island. Love it!
Terrible timing on service. Drinks, bread, Appetizers came out and then there was an hour wait for dinner. Kind of strange
The views are ocean and spectacular! The food was paired perfectly and the flavors were a treat for the taste buds!