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Hula Grill Kaanapali

2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Bldg P1, (on Kaanapali Beach at Whalers Village), Ka'anapali, Maui, HI 96761-1980
+1 808-667-6636
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Ranked #1 of 8 restaurants in Ka'anapali
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $34
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Hawaiian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hwy 30
Transit: Maui bus stops right in front Whalers Village every hour!
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.
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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Had a party of 9, service was impeccable, as was the food, kids' meals included. So good, we returned the next evening. Kids' meals were beyond the traditional chicken strips. Things like shrimp scampi and ribs were available for them. They did not skimp on the quality for them . We highly recommend!

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Hacienda Heights, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

well upon arriving at Hula Grill the setting, location and menu seemed perfect. we sat down ordered our meals and drinks our waiter was not to friendly and not very knowledgeable about menu etc. rarely came to check in on us never re-filled our water/soda etc. food was ok at best over-priced for what you get opt to go next... More

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Los Angeles, California
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8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Loved the setting. Food was good as well. Sat in the cafe with live music with feet in sand :) Overall good food and good location. The service however leaves a little to be desired .The waitress it seemed was disinterested in her job and was just going through the motions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We are here in Hawaii for our Honeymoon. This place was recommended to is by a local. So we had to try it. I booked a reservation through open table, mentioned it was our honeymoon and we would like a table in the sandbar. When we arrived the hostess was anything but kind. I gave her my name and by... More

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Manila, Philippines
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We ate at the Hula Grill twice in our stay at the Sheraton Kaanapali and both times we had an excellent meal with service to match. Good value for a first class product. We will definitely return!

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We ate on the bar side, which is right off the beach. Great views of the ocean. Food was good. Not so sure about the coleslaw they give you though. Was a bit different from what we're used to on the mainland. The fish tacos were great, light and flaky. The Hawaiian pizza was fantastic. You got sweet and tangy... More

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Sherrard, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is by far my #1 favorite place to have a Mai Tai and watch the sunset! We usually sit at the bar or with our feet in the sand. I love everything about this place, the staff, music, location, food, etc. This place makes you feel relaxed as you should be on Maui! I spoke with the manager about... More

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Brunswick, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We stayed at the Westin so we were right next door. We spent our first meal there on the beach with our toes in the sand. They have a YUMMY Plantation Punch! The food was good as well! We would absolutely go back!

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Food is good but not great. Service is usually excellent. But the best part is, this place is smack dab in the middle of Kaanapali beach. The barefoot patio is the place to eat. Right next to the beach with sand under your feet. They usually have someone playing guitar on the patio so the atmosphere is fun. Part of... More

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Oakland, California
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25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were staying nearby at the Kaanapali Alii (about a 10 minute relaxed walk from Whaler's Cove) and we ended up eating at the Hula Grill multiple times during the week. The food was very fresh and the tropical drinks were delicious and not too strong. The live music was nice and not too loud that you couldn't enjoy a... More

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