Umalu

3.9
320 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Ūmalu, meaning a gathering place for shelter and nourishment, is Hyatt Regency Maui's casual poolside bar and restaurant. Guests will enjoy an array of dishes ranging from burgers and fries to steak. Umalu also features an inviting daily happy hour.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 320 people are saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
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4.1
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4.1
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3.5
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Worst food we had in Maui! Garlic prawn stir fry with noodles had no flavor and the noodles were gummy. Korean Fried Chicken had good flavor but was really dry. The table had no lighting. Overall experience was not worth the price or hassle of parking.

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vipSuzi
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Fish and chips …horrible. Pinot Noir smelled like vinegar. Very expensive. I felt trapped in an expensive hotel with poor dining options.

JC
vipJohnC
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Not fine dining. It is a sports bar. An expensive one. No free parking, the only resort I went to that charges. Valet is the way to go, only a couple of dollars more. A glass of Daou cab, $24, $10 more than every place else. Korean fried chicken not bad. Not recommend!!!

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Tina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience1

Food was good, service was awful since it started raining and we tried to call the staff but they did not even listen or cared. Our food was all wet and we had to move our own table. We letter after the appetizers and 1 round of drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The app made making reservations easy and fast. It provided great visibility to what was available for the times and places that we were interested in going to. Great experience!

DB
DeanB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed dinner here. The food was good, but the menu is rather limited.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Drinks are good and strong. Food is very average.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our first time in Maui - trying new places to eat each night. Found this option with available reservations and we enjoyed the atmosphere and food. Fire-grilled pizza was great (Fri-Mon only) as was the steak option. I had the fish and chips (MahiMahi) but was unable to eat it as it had not been fried long enough (batter was still soggy on inside). Disappointed but not so much that I wouldn’t go there again. They were apologetic and able to redo the meal…

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vipWyomingdiners
Jackson Hole
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Our first night in Maui and thought let’s just eat at one on the restaurants in the hotel. The ahi nachos were ok and my daughter’s steak but her fries were stone cold and our Mahi tacos were the worst. We actually made a joke that they were Fish Jerky. I was starving and it was late so I choked them down. Quesadilla was so full of awful cheese. The wine selection is sub par. The one saving grace was our kind and sweet server Kato. If it weren’t for her we would of walked out. Hopefully by writing this down I can now forget the experience.

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AmyS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Kids Mac and cheese was boxed and didn’t come with anything else. Maui Mahi Tacos we’re dry.

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vipdorkwithfork
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Over priced even for a hotel bar, steakhouse on same property was barely more for a wonderful dinner. We paid over $100 for an appetizer, standard school lunch cheeseburger, quesadilla, and a drink. Slow service even during a slow time.

GJ
GerryJ
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was very questionable and food was mediocre

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

No coffee at lunch - that’s breakfast

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vipSterwheel
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good value and good food . On a clear night it is just right

RS
RobertS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience4

Server was very nice.Drinks were great. Fish tacos were inedible. Pizza soggy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Michelle, was great. She accommodated my son’s request for Apple juice in a wine glass. Great food and setting.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, casual atmosphere!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I are staying at the Hyatt for our honeymoon. Our first 2 nights we ate off the premises bc we were sight seeing. Food was mediocre. Tonight we decided to use the app opentable to book our reservation. I must say, since being here thus far. Best Fish Tacos I have had in quite some time. This is coming from a New Yorker. And those Hurricane Fries!! WOW. Don’t change a thing. Atmosphere was just what we wanted. Mahalo!

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vipWoodlandscouple
Houston
44 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Limited wine selection, good service, okay food, noisy crowds even late in evening

AC
AngelaC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The food was okay. Our waiter was definitely overwhelmed and rushing around. All of our food came our at once (apps and dinner) and we felt rushed.

JU
JUANV
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Wish the indoor seating was open. Prices a tad high. Otherwise, very nice!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food by the pool and even though there were people all around it never felt noisy. Quick friendly service, 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It started raining pretty bad and we got kind of wet

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AZbeachgal
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The table we were seated was too tall for the chairs that we sat in … we are average height and it was awkward to sit comfortably to eat. The guy next to us had a wobbly table and needed stuff to put under the table leg so their plates and beverages would not slide off of the table.

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vipHansF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was pretty good, but pricey for what you get. We went for dinner, so the ambiance was charming (seaside, tiki torches, etc.) and quiet. Probably would be a lot noisier during the day because the place is right next to the Hyatt pool. Also parking costs $14 to valet or $11 for first hour, so add that to the cost of the meal (unless you’re staying at the Hyatt already of course). Overall, there are many better choices in Lahaina for dinner that are a better value IMHO.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Average dinner. Service could have been better but it's Covid right? Use QR code for menu but server will take your order.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it ! Ate lunch here every day!

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vipSterwheel
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good bar food with excellent service. Good selection of beverages. Good value for Maui

BS
BayleyS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service from Calvin and Juan!!!

DC
DanielC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Umalu is a great place to grab a quick bite on the resort. The drinks are excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was fast and waiter was attentive & friendly. The quality of the food wasn’t great.

EC
ErnieC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food and service were mediocre. Prices are a bit high for what you get.

AR
AzinR
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had the burger and Caesar salad and a couple of beers. Service was great, food came quickly and tasted good. View of the ocean was an added bonus

AG
AlanG
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at this restaurant and we will definitely be back.

JA
vipJulieA
Dallas
58 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! The tofu vegetable stir fry was absolutely delicious.

EN
ErikN
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food took quite some time. 30+ minutes. Both orders fior our kids were the wrong items. Took another 25 minutes to get the correct items. Servers were nice but seemed over worked. Not likely to go back or recommend especially with so many other options nearby.

JA
JeremyA
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Hard to find the entrance to this location. Received out drinks the same time as our appetizer. Food was a OK but nothing more than bar food quality.

HC
vipHeidiC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Drinks were over priced for what they were. Food was good.

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Karla
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The atmosphere was amazing & the food was great. There was a bit of a wait for drinks, but I believe they were short staffed. Would definitely recommend to friends.

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Jack
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was good and food was good I wish the menu was a little more extensive but overall it was good

FAQs

Umalu offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 661-1234 ext. 3137.

Umalu is rated 3.9 stars by 320 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.