Umalu

3.8
255 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 255 people are saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
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3.9
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JEANB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

They called the location "oceanfront", but although it is along the ocean, it is recessed so no view of ocean while dining. They seated us under a tree and the flies and gnats were terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First meal in Hawaii. I had fish and chips and my husband had fish tacos. Very good food right by the ocean. Its outdoor dining so you will enjoy people watching. Our wait staff were so nice…they went above and beyond. We both enjoyed a Mai Tai with dinner. We will definitely go back during our 7 nights in Maui.

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vipTony
Orlando
106 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Actually pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food here and our server was excellent. Only problem we had was that our table was on the edge of the restaurant and it was so dark we had to use our phones for light.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Kato our waitress was attentive and friendly!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar, drinks and food were delicious

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yummymeal
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Dinner entrees were OK, convenience to hotel and quick seating were good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Everything seemed OK… Except our waitress who seem to have quite a bit of difficulty with every table in her section… We ordered appetizers first the appetizers came out with the entrée… She was very sweet and very kind I’m not sure if there was just problems in the kitchen or if it was just the waitresses Her self

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It was a nice poolside dinner

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vipLove2eat
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Only thing open when arrived late last night. Only go for convenience! Wings were sub par and the tiniest ever. So dry we couldn’t eat even with all the teriyaki sauce! My ahi nachos were decent and hubby enjoyed his burger. The fish tacos weren’t that great.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food was bland for the price. No personal twist or touch, and the ketchup packets vs a ketchup bottle seemed wasteful. The drinks were $19; and served in a plastic cup. I would expect more when paying that price for a drink. It started raining and no staff members came to check on us, or anyone seated around us. Just seems to lack a personal connection touch.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary Dinner , we liked Beer on Tap and Fresh Seafood Salad

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Barely Ok. Happens to be next to pool so location was convenient

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great device - quick and easy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful service, food, and environment. Wish I hadn't wasted the money.

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decrc
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very good food, great view of the ocean. Reasonable prices and drink special every day. Bar had football game on and it was super loud until the game ended

TP
TroyP
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice time. Food was great and everyone was very friendly.

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C88495
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

OK, but not worth the price. You'll find a better value on the beach elsewhere.

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carolena
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Poor and minimal dinner menu. Chicken was tough. Need to improve food and add to menu

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ShariC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place was nothing special at all! I ordered the fish and chips and the fish was overcooked and the french fries tasted like they had just been re-warmed and not fresh. My husband ordered a Caesar salad and you probably could’ve gotten a better one at Jack-in-the-Box. I would not go here and iit was very expensive for what you got. There are many many other fine dining places here on Maui!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Not what we expected. It’s basically a poolside restaurant. Uncomfortable tables and chairs, umbrellas everywhere, yet they don’t cover the tables. The food was bar food at best and way overpriced. Skip this place and go to a nice sit down restaurant at the Hyatt. :)

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our waitress and back server was even better! They both new the menu inside and out, they even made suggestions and answered all our questions! 10/10 would eat here again and will while still on Maui!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

View was good, server was attentive. Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Based on other reviews I was a bit worried to go here but the service was great and food was excellent. We had the impossible burger as a lettuce wrap, fish and chips, and the pork Maui street tacos. Would come again!

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vipEdwardO
Hawaii
214 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for a quick lunch. Server was very friendly and attentive. Prices are a bit high but portions and taste was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Not to bad, but overpriced for what you get

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quiet setting along the water.

R
vipRich
New Orleans
58 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good poolside food

DE
DE40ANV
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Waitress was awesome but the hostess told us we couldn’t sit up by the ocean side because all tables left were in the sun. My hubby said he’d put up the umbrella & she said no. We had reservations & were extremely disappointed when 5 minutes later she seated 2 couples that were walk ups in the front by the ocean & put up the umbrellas for them. We know because we were at the table closest to the hostess desk & could hear everything. So much for having reservations……need to replace her - Big older blonde woman with a bad attitude.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It took a while for someone to get to us, which was likely because of how busy it was, but once served, our meal came fairly quickly and the staff was great!

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vipChelsea
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, enjoyed dinner with a beautiful sunset

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good for a quick bite and drink - nothing too spectacular to say. Server was nice and delivered our orders quickly.

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Cata
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

A very disappointing Caesar salad, lousy commercial dressing, not nearly enough garlic, chopped up Romain including the root. Remarkably bad.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

It’s a pool restaurant bardo the menu is limited. The food was ok but for the price I’d expect glassware and not plastic cups.

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AmirS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Food was terrible. Drinks were served in plastic cups. Drinks came after they brought us the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Parking is hard to find!! There’s paid lots but nobody seemed to be able to tell us if it could be validated. Getting to the restaurant was a pain but the restaurant itself was decent. Loud, due to it being poolside.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

PM
PattieM
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and the Lava Flows were wonderful although a bit pricey. The service was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went to our reservation 15 minutes early and no one was there. We waited for a half an hour and the restaurant looked closed. We tried to find someone but no employees were to be found to help us. We even called and the phone just kept ringing. I tried to cancel our reservation but it stated that we already "arrived" even though they marked us as a no show. Disappointing experience to say the least.

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Jessis
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

It was a great late night option if you were looking for something quick but both my fiancé and I did not really enjoy the food.

FAQs

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

Umalu is rated 3.8 stars by 255 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.