Umalu

3.8
144 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 144 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.8based on recent ratings
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food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
3.4
value
Noise · Moderate
69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DannyC
Des Moines
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 a day ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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

BF
BethF
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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

JL
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.

KH
KristiH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

The food was terrible and absolutely not worth the price. We would not recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This restaurant is located next to the pool and bar. Outdoor seating is the only option currently. Great food, overpriced but is at a resort so they can do that. Not a date spot but great pool/bar food. Quick bites.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Start of vacation

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vipDianeK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Typical hotel outdoor casual restaurant. Ton of tables. Adjacent to very busy pool area. Watery drinks. Ok food.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience1

Food was good. Service was slow.

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NormaS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice variety of menu items. Pupus, salads, sliders, flatbread, tacos, etc. Street tacos are large and yummy. Fish and chips were really good. Would come back.

KS
KerriS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The service was very slow and lots of yelling going on at tables around us. I think because it’s outdoor dining people think it’s ok to yell and be loud. Our server was having a hard time remembering things and we kept waiting for her to come back to our table for the check. A better place to do lunch rather than dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Service was extremely slow. The lemonade was watery. The poke bowl featured a spiced cooked fish instead of raw and did not taste good at all. The salsa and guacamole appeared store bought fast food quality and served in a single portion that was dwarfed by the mound of chips brought for 6 people. One person got violently ill after eating the pasta caprese. Quite expensive for low quality. Will definitely not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

They ran out of food. My husband was so excited to eat here after a long day of driving to the road to Hana. We ordered and 5 minutes later the waitress comes back to tell us they ran out. On the spot we had to find an alternative dinner plate. We wanted fries instead of chips and that cost $5 to substitute which I thought was ridiculously high. Mind you we didn’t even know there was a charge to switch it out until we got the bill. I thought they would at least comp us a meal or even just a simple apology would be nice. The waitress gave us our food and walked away. Didn’t say enjoy or nothing. We left so upset and disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Stopped by here for a quick lunch. We were seated at our reservation time. Our server was attentive and nice without being overbearing.
The food was pretty good! It’s a little pricey, but we loved sitting in the shade and looking at the ocean.

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LaurieB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great waitress.

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TenilleW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Turkey sandwich was really good, but the potato chips it is served with are nothing special (probably Lay's). Service is pretty slow, seems understaffed. Location by the pool and ocean is good, but no sunset views available from the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was really good, but the service was very slow. I do t think it was the servers fault, I just think they are under staffed. The food is worth the wait tho. Drinks very expensive.

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TenilleW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Location was nice but service was slow. Seems like they are under staffed. Food was good, but with typical resort pricing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful scenery, great service!

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Snokelted
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Not a place to enjoy a peaceful evening, extremely loud, TVs are on with sports channels. Food is mediocre, you better off at McDonald’s or fish taco stand.

We had to walk to beach to get away from all the partying

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!! Will definitely go back!

MI
MIAss
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was good but not much to choose from. Atmosphere was great and service was good also.

VJ
vipVaniaJ
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was my friend’s birthday. We live on island and have not gone out with each other in several years. We do not go out much due to the pandemic. We felt very safe and comfortable with the whole experience. Our server was friendly and attentive.

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DougF
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice location and drinks were good but nothing special about the food. Hamburger is generic and overpriced.

DE
DEHONEYLUV
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful night out and we enjoyed every minute of it!!!

VO
vipVictorO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic beach bar by the pool. Ambience and service is outstanding. Would have given 5 stars for the food but for a marginal margherita flatbread pizza.
Love this place !

CR
ChristineR
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food ordered was very good...huge pretzel with cheese or mustard dip, blt with turkey and avocado sandwich. The prices were very high, so for the money, I would expect outstanding food.

EG
vipEllenG
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good variety, reasonable pricing. Wonderful server, great atmosphere.

FT
vipFoodTaster
San Diego
304 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It's poolside dining at the pool restaurant. Doesn't differ much from eating lunch from the same pool shack and bar. Not a new or different restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
East Texas
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff. Not very good at honoring reservations I made weeks ago. We had high top reservations with my 82 y/o mother at 6:15 as those tables were protected from very windy conditions. When we arrived they said those tables were full and were unavailable. Why have reservations if they are ignored?

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KeithD
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The server was very nice and very professional, however we were left waiting for quite some time before anyone came over to us. Two tables that arrived after us were waited on and had food prior to us really ordering. The food was excellent and the views were incredible. Again, the wait staff was very friendly, I think that they were just not being advised correctly by whoever the manager was.

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vipdavidF
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Don’t be fooled by this place. Even though is is available for booking on various apps, it is a basic and uninteresting hotel restaurant. Located in the enormous Hyatt resort, the setting is nice enough but the food is again very basic and the service inept.

We arrived and were seated at one of the tables, which all appeared to be outside in the open. We waited forever for service. We finally grabbed a server who just couldn’t be bothered.

Then it started to rain. Fortunately there was an umbrella beside the table. We asked a passing server to help us out it up and he refused and told us not to touch it. Meanwhile at an adjacent table two servers literally ran to put up not one but two umbrellas to shelter a lovely young patron who shrieked when she was being rained on.

I can’t even remember the food it was so boring and I was so disgusted with the service.

Oh, and they never registered my Hyatt points for my meal. In fact the servers acted like they didn’t know what I was taking about.

There is no reason to go here. Boring food. Deplorable service.

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Garyara
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for last minute dining alternative. Go to for quick and affordable diner.

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cathys
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fresh food and a casual dining experience. Great staff. Will dine here again.

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 144 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.