Umalu

3.9
174 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
What 174 people are saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
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food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
3.4
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Very disorganized. Had reservation and did not get seated for another hour. People walking up after us with no reservation we’re getting seated first. I kept having to go back and ask about our table. Then finally they seated us at a bar table that we could have just gotten on our own to begin with. Waitstaff was great and food was awesome. Kitchen was super slow. Reservation always for 7:30 and it was 9:30 before we got anything to eat. Certainly worth the wait but won’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Atmosphere was about the only thing that saved this place. We ordered a hummus plate as a starter which was good, but the rest of our food was overpriced, cold and bland. We got 2 steak dishes and both had the same steak that was cooked like shoe leather with zero seasoning. Vegetables in the salad were overripe. Drinks were over priced ($19 for a cocktail and $11 for a beer). I would not recommend this place at all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stefan is the best waiter. He went above and beyond to deliver on our dietary restrictions. The chia pudding is to die for. Thanks so much!

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vipfoodie4ever
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Service was friendly but food was typical poolside food…cold and precooked. Skip and go somewhere else.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food looked good on the menu. Mahi mahi tacos were dry, koren fried chicken was load with sauce and pot stickers were average and the sauce was an odd ranch / tarter vs. typical soy / plum sauce. Coconut choc cake and pinacolada were good. Our waitress was really great.

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happyeater
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We panicked when we found out we needed reservations everywhere on Maui so we booked this for a meal as soon as we arrived, knowing we’d be hungry. Didn’t realize it’s a pool bar at a hotel! No one was there, didn’t need reservations! Food was pretty good, not great. Service was good, friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Service & server were great! Food was a

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vipDougT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place great service. The menu was limited I think because of the virus. But ambiance was fantastic. Expensive, but that’s Maui. I would eat here again.

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vipMarywag
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Our waitress was awesome. But the food was not good at all
Probably will never eat there again

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated immediately with welcoming service

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Ginger
London
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely beach setting with tiki torches. Large servings. Great server.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was equivalent to Applebee’s but 5 times the price. Not impressed.

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HumbertoG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Got charged 14$ to park. Never going back to restaurant or hotel

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KristiG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience1

For a poolside eatery to charge the prices they do is outrageous! MaiTai just shy if $20 is just ridiculous. For a party of 4 our bill was $189.00. We had tacos, fish & chips, a bacon cheeseburger and hanger steak on flatbread. While the food was delicious and service great we will not return!!

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OneHappyGirl
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a pool side restaurant located at the Hyatt, so it’s very casual, which was great for a low-key dinner with the kids. The location was also nice, as it was next to the beach, but no view from where we were seated. Our server was great and really attentive. The food was pretty good, too. Their burger and wings were delicious and the kids were very happy with their mac n cheese and chicken strips. The street tacos were just okay. I ordered the mahi mahi and pork street tacos and the mahi mahi was pretty flavorless and dry, but the pork taco was not decent. Overall, it was a pretty good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly waitstaff

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vipCraigW
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was great except that it was very windy !

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First dinner after arriving to Maui. Pretty typical pool restaurant quality food. Service was good. Nothing to complain about really.

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JenniferJ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Setting was pretty but the ocean view is obscured be a big hedge. Food was tasty but not fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food was overpriced and not good, $19 fish and chips was a cup of fries and 2 pieces of frozen fish. Mixed drinks are $18-19 each nachos had hardly no cheese had to ask for more and then was charged for it on top of $18 for nachos. Skip this restaurant and hit a local food truck.

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ConnorG
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice ambience, solid food and drinks

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brianw
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For being a pool side restaurant we found it to be perfect for us (family of four with kids being 6 and 11).

Service was great and food was fantastic both times we ate there. Solid spot that still had openings while we were visiting. Servers were amazing.

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KendraL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The setting is fantastic - but the menu was limited, the food was good not great.

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ManishaO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Nothing extraordinary. Main benefit is the fact that you get a place to sit and eat in an otherwise busy resort.

KC
KCarter
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pool bar/restaurant. Food is expensive for what you get.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

I was looking for a nice restaurant for Father’s Day. this is not a “nice“ restaurant. This is the poolside eatery at the Hyatt. So… It’s not the greatest. Very small menu, very loud, even at 8:30 at night. A lot of the noise of people playing in the pool and a band playing at another venue. The waiter was rushed and seemed stressed. He did a pretty good job, but he wasn’t by our table very often. The food was OK. The drinks were not (we ordered lava flows) Drinks were served in plastic cups.

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vipLarryK
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Open Table made this appear to be more restaurant than fast bite place. Food tasted like it was heated right out of the freezer.
Loud place full of families with small children.
Patio tables are used here and we spilled our drinks twice as the table was so wobbly.

Not sure why we needed a reservation. This is one step up from a fast food joint.

Beware.

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vipGaryW
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great casual outdoor dining in beautiful setting. Excellent staff/ service. Really enjoyed ahi and other items.

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ReidM
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Great food and service!

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DannyC
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

I didn’t mind it was a pool side grill. The drinks were good, but the meal was the worst we’ve had in Maui. My chicken was chewy and my husband’s fish & chips was more breading than fish.

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BrandyB
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick, delicious and great service. This is our go to when we just want to stay close to the hotel.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Ahi was to spicy. Teraki wings were super fried and tasted nothing like teraki. Expensive for what food was. Ceaser salad was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and drinks. Between beach and hotel. Great place. Service was great too. Great for people watching too. As far as chain restaurants on the water in Maui, adequately priced. Would definitely go back

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KerryR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The restaurant was understaffed. Not their fault I understand. Nice ambiance but overpriced. Food was fair.

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BethF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, great service! Loved the ahi salad and the fish and chips.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to go out to lunch and this place popped up. We gave it a try. The place was in the pool area of the resort and was really nice. Our waiter was great and the size of our orders was large. The food was great. A really nice surprise.

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KathyY
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Everything was delicious and they give generous portions.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We are on vacation and wanted to have a nice dinner in a nice place. I liked the chicken stir fry, but my husband was disappointed in the fish and chips meal. Fish was very greasy. He pulled the breading off. Big pretzel appetizer was good and is huge; enough for 4 or 5 people

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JosephineL
Western KY
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

This was our dinner after traveling! Great to have this option available at the hotel.

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 174 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.