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Hula Grill Kaanapali

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2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Bldg P1, (on Kaanapali Beach at Whalers Village), Ka'anapali, Maui, HI 96761-1980 (Hwy 30)
Maui bus stops right in front Whalers Village every hour!
+1 808-667-6636
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10:45 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:45 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: On the water's edge on Kaanapali Beach, Hula Grill offers a stunning view...
On the water's edge on Kaanapali Beach, Hula Grill offers a stunning view of the Pacific and of the islands of Lanai and Molokai that has to be seen to be believed. From this distinctly Hawaiian vantage point, you are invited to join us as we celebrate the hospitality, culture and cuisine of the islands. Dinner is served in our open-air dining room where you can relax in the ambiance of a plantation era beach house while enjoying renown chef Peter Merriman's Hawaii regional seafood that isn't only a favorite of vacationers, but locals, too. Hawaiian fresh fish and locally grown produce are combined to create amazing menu offerings that are as colorful as they are flavorful. Fiery sunsets are served up daily along with live Hawaiian entertainment. Our Barefoot Bar offers a more casual menu serving both lunch and dinner under authentic thatch roof umbrellas and a sand floor where you can sink your toes in. The Barefoot Bar is seated on a walk-in basis only.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great dinner, beautiful view, good entertainment

The Mahi-Mahi is delicious. The entertainment was very good, and atmosphere and view is very good. They do not take reservations for the casual side of the restaurant. Expect 45 to 60 minute wait times. Unfortunately, they are not open for breakfast.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
McGuireR
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We went to the barefoot bar twice! Our server was very nice and funny. We were even able to sink our feet into the sand and enjoy the view of the ocean from the restaurant, which was a major plus. Don't miss the Grilled Fish-it is to die for! Fresh mahi mahi at an affordable price (well compared to other... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This place quickly became our favorite. In fact we ate here 3 of our 7 nights. The restaurant is open to the beach with tiki torches lighting the outdoor seating. Food was fantastic. I had one of the fish specials one night and Steak the other two nights. Dinners are in the $30 - $40 range so you are looking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We listened to a trio of musician play little rock and island music. The gentle wind and moonlight made the perfect ambiance. We split of salad and entree. The kitchen prepared two plates! This made sharing all the more easy. Our server, Jason, was attentive and presented a special desert in celebration of our anniversary. Thanks Jason!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The food here was good, and the prices decent compared to the competition. What set it apart though was the music - 3 sets a day by different local musicians. While the salad and fish and beers were all really well done, listening to people like Peter DeAquino here set it apart..

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The Mahi-Mahi is delicious. The entertainment was very good, and atmosphere and view is very good. They do not take reservations for the casual side of the restaurant. Expect 45 to 60 minute wait times. Unfortunately, they are not open for breakfast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We went to several of the duke's restaurants and we're really impressed with just how friendly everyone was. They have figured out the right employee profile. ..great food and location just add to it. Happy hour ceviche was great.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This meal was to celebrate an anniversary. Our service was wonderful. The food was equally wonderful. If you arrive before 5:30pm you can try the Chef's Tasting menu. BRYAN was an awesome server. Described the items which caused our mouths to water. Everything was perfect!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We dine at Hula Grill every time we visit Maui. The atmosphere and service is excellent. However , we have found the food to be inconsistent. One time it is excellent and at the top of our list. The next time it is not as good since the selections are limited , the fish is dry or the sauces are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I cant' speak to the food of this place but my husband and I stopped in here for a quick drink before boarding a catamaran. The service was quick and both of our cocktails were yummy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Part of a high end chain, I enjoy how this group of restaurants presents its food and beverages. The staff is very friendly, and welcoming and everyone seems like they are happy to be there, customers and staff alike. I would appreciate a better wine selection as the red wines were the same at each restaurant in the chain

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Bldg P1, (on Kaanapali Beach at Whalers Village), Ka'anapali, Maui, HI 96761-1980
    (Hwy 30)
  • Public Transportation: Maui bus stops right in front Whalers Village every hour!
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Ka'anapali
  • Phone Number: +1 808-667-6636

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 34
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view

Description

On the water's edge on Kaanapali Beach, Hula Grill offers a stunning view of the Pacific and of the islands of Lanai and Molokai that has to be seen to be believed. From this distinctly Hawaiian vantage point, you are invited to join us as we celebrate the hospitality, culture and cuisine of the islands. Dinner is served in our open-air dining room where you can relax in the ambiance of a plantation era beach house while enjoying renown chef Peter Merriman's Hawaii regional seafood that isn't only a favorite of vacationers, but locals, too. Hawaiian fresh fish and locally grown produce are combined to create amazing menu offerings that are as colorful as they are flavorful. Fiery sunsets are served up daily along with live Hawaiian entertainment. Our Barefoot Bar offers a more casual menu serving both lunch and dinner under authentic thatch roof umbrellas and a sand floor where you can sink your toes in. The Barefoot Bar is seated on a walk-in basis only.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:45 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:45 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:45 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:45 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:45 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:45 am - 11:00 pm

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