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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
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Price range: $11 - $34
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We had chefs tae which gave us 3 courses for less than 30 per person and was excellent, would go back and highly recommend!

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Corvallis, Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We went here with a party of 7 for a birthday dinner. Hadn't been before. Food was ok. Service was good. This is a restaurant along the Kannapali beachwalk but we were put at a table back in a corner away from the beach view. The meal was way overpriced. We ate many other places where the experience was more... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Ate dinner there twice on our last visit, and twice on this recent trip. Booked through Open Table with no problem. Very busy place. Good seating at outside tables. Good service. Had Shrimp "Chow Fun" Style $27 both times at dinner so obviously enjoyed it. Noticed that it seemed different the second time and discovered the plating was different: first... More

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Long Beach, California
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13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The Hula Grill is conveniently located in Kaanapali, right on the beach. The food is terrific, and the service is responsive. However, it is a very popular restaurant so I recommend making a reservation if possible. We stumbled across the Hula Grill last year, and made a point of returning this year. It was even better than we remembered. Both... More

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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341 reviews 341 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the happy hour at the Hula Grill. This is a beautiful setting on the beach. We had a wonderful view of the ocean from our table. A local musician was playing guitar. He was excellent. The service was very good. Our waitress was very friendly and had a good sense of humor. The Mai Tai's and Vodka lemonades... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A leisurely stroll along the Beachwalk from the Marriott OC brought us to the Hula Grill in front of Whalers Village. Without reservations, we were promptly seated (around 5:30 PM) under a covered table on the patio overlooking an idyllic Maui beach scene. Other options include the bar as well as the delightful inside dining rooms. We opted for a... More

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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127 reviews 127 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My husband I visited the hula grill on a Saturday night after a 17 hour trip to Maui. The restaurant was very busy so we sat at the bar and had a couple of well deserved drinks and split a large steak. The drinks were well prepared (mai tai and margarita) and the steak was well aged and excellent. This... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The wait was very long even though we had reservations. After being seated we did not get food for another hour. Two people in our party almost feel asleep at the table and then they got an order wrong so we had to wait another 20 minutes as they fixed it. We were hungry and tired and the visit to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

View of the water from the patio, live music and great food in smaller portions for $26. Free 3 hour parking with validation so plenty of time to visit shops in Whaler Village.

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Aurora, Illinois
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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Had dinner with the family here. We decided to get the menu for the "dining" room and ate on the outside patio overlooking the ocean as the son set. The setting was perfect. The menu choices were great. I had the tuna steak and it was unbelievably great. All the sides and appetizers were just as good.

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