Umalu

4.1
47 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 47 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
3.7
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

It was next to the pool which at the time was loud. The food was not great, considering the cost. The wine glass I was given was dirty.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

No longer were serving two items that were advertised on their menu. Other food was overage for the price

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DenainaDiner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The service was poor and our waitress was very slow to check up on our meal and clear plates. The food and drinks were way overpriced for what you get ($12 for kids Mac and Cheese, $19 for cocktails). Most of our parties meals were good. All menus are via QR codes on cell phones and physical menus weren’t provided. The ambiance outside near the beach is nice but paper/plastic drink cups and single serve condiment packets make you think you’re at a fast food restaurant.

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vipKennethC
Seattle
56 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wouldn't let me set reservations for later than 4:00. Otherwise good.

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viphellosully
Minneapolis
55 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Loved the Volcano Ahi Salad. I had it for lunch two days in a row.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Valentine’s Day

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viphellosully
Minneapolis
55 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service started a little slow, but improved greatly once I got a server. The Volcano Ahi salad is fantastic!

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LeslieO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serving staff was great & brought out a special treat for my son’s birthday! Great restaurant!

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vipLeKettle
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The food quality was poor and flavorless. Food came to table cold and with ketchup packets and sauces in packets. It felt like we were at a fast food restaurant. Highly over priced for a mediocre experience.

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MarcyF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of my experience at Umalu was enjoyable. I will recommend it to my friends.

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vipNAMS
Phoenix
76 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just ok, lovely setting. It could be made a lot better with food quality. Any tropical drink is a $19!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Made a reservation and they didn’t even acknowledge me or check me in. Service took forever.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Unfortunately the wind was blowing and made for an already poor experience poorer. Food portions were small, services was sub par and the food flavors were ok. Umalu is ok for a quick drink or bite but you may find better value at other restaurants at the Hyatt.

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vipKimG
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a very nice poolside restaurant. The walk to get there is gorgeous as you pass pools and a grotto. Our portions were quite large we ended up with take home. We had a great dinner here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner at Umalu on Christmas Day. The menus has a good selection and everything was prepared with great care and very tasty. I tried the special steak dish and I was not disappointed! We usually eat there several times during our stay in Maui.

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vipJimmyTheFoodLover
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall, it was a good dinner. Our potstickers were refrigerator cold but, besides that, the food was good. Service was good also but nothing to write home about.

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Avery
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant

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Happy123
Hawaii
29 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

What a great serving team! Outstanding staff. The salad free and were fresh. Portions were adequate. My only thing is the Kalua pork flatbread was very greasy and on the acidic side. The salad dressing could have made the Cobb but was just regular. I’ll be back!

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truthpick
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food. Hard to find by the hotel pool.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipWink
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, but the service and attention to detail was off the chart!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was impeccable. We felt well protected during Covid. The food was really good. We enjoyed ourselves. Well done Umalu.

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vipBelle
Tahoe
110 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most beautiful hotel on Maui. The food is delicious and service superb. All 3 restaurants are worth trying.

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BobL
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Rewards card did not work

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host was awful and seated us a high top in the bar area surrounded by a family with kids. Asked to move to the patio as there are plenty of tables.

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LaurieP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly. Drinks were great. Food was good but spicy.

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vipWednesdayNightFind
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We sat outside which was very nice. I started with the eggplant Parmesan appetizer that was so large and delicious, that I was nearly full when the pasta arrived. I got the rigatoni for the main and I was underwhelmed. It definitely needed more flavor. Overall, this restaurant is rather expensive for the quality of food. There are better Italian restaurants on Maui.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Really poor service. Food was good but for how much it cost not worth it. Convenient for hotel guests but I’d rather go many other places than here.

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HBsassy
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was excellent. Very friendly and attentive. Had great gluten free salad. My son really enjoyed his tacos.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, good service, ok price

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vipBeckyT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

As of late October 2020, there were 2 areas in which to dine. One, in a covered/outside bar area with several lg. screen TVs. We ate a bit further out, at a separate area with tables well distanced. Service good; food not. Expensive cocktails served in plastic cups. The mango frozen drink I ordered tasted chemically. We ordered a burger that was not in any way seasoned - just a Burger, lettuce, tomato, cheese in a tasteless bun. Fries were good. The (VERY small portion) mani-mahi dish had a chimichurri sauce on it that was good. The mahi-mahi was cooked well, but served on a huge plate of farro and vegetables, that again, was not really seasoned with anything. It was a disconnect of a dish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RJ was awesome!

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vipOyster
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fried green beans are my new favorite food.

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foode
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space! Pool side can also hear the beach waves. Qr code menu was great! Drinks cold food was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fish tacos! A nice alternative when you want a casual meal that's still in an upscale atmosphere.

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vipKaseyC
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice casual setting at the Hyatt Regency on Kaanapali Beach. The ahi burger was delicious.

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vipTiffytot
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was amazing, far surpassing our expectations for a pool side bar/restaurant. Our server Leah was outstanding! Personable, attentive, and great with the kids!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect for families with kids, prices are moderate

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vipMike
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was at a beautiful setting in Maui and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very enjoyable experience . Food, location, music , and service were all excellent.

FAQs

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

Umalu is rated 4.1 stars by 47 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.