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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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Denver, Colorado
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

beach bar (in the sand) is really fun. good - cool bar. great fish and all food was good. poor - a bit touristy but that's what you'd expect overall - great dinner. we loved this place-

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Very busy restaurant with a superb view and ambience. Not afraid to drop a good buck on a good meal in a good restaurant. For the $ the food was ok. My wife had the seafood soup and I had a local fish dish, we shared the ribs for the appy. The ribs were great, the rest just ok. The... More

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Devon, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Just can't beat the Hula Grill's happy hour. Dig your toes in the sand have a cocktail and enjoy the perfect views of Lana'i and Moloka'i while listening to some live music. The food was always solid, especially the fish dishes with their signature chili water dipping sauce. Great happy hour deals and consistent service made this our go-to place... More

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Somerdale, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

1st day in Maui was Awesome...and ended on a 5***** experience! The atmosphere was Maui Perfect. Open air, right on the ocean with views that will last a lifetime. Our waiter (Jerry) was very friendly and helpful. The food was Island Fantastic. What else can I say; the food, ambiance, music, staff, drinks....you gotta go there!

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

I found this restaurant a bit over priced for what I received, I much preferred MauiFish and Pasta right next door.

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Tampa, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Hula Grill is always the first place we dine when we arrive in Maui. Located on the Kaanapali beach strip it has a wonderful view of both Lanai and Molokai and beautiful sunsets. Food is not too expensive and very tasty and the tropical drinks are great!

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Rochester, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We've just planned our 16th trip to Maui (going in November for 10 days), and this will include at least two dinners at Hula Grill! Food & Oceanside setting make for a wonderful, romantic evening (we're 60 + and still appreciate this atmosphere!). My husband claims the Ahi Tuna is the best he's ever eaten anywhere. We highly recommend a... More

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Houston, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We ate at hula grill last week on maui and absolutely loved it. The view was so calming and our waiter (Jerry) was friendly, attentive, and extremely knowledgable and helpful when it came to the menu. Thanks for a great meal!

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Kansas City, MO
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284 reviews 284 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This place was crawling with people and service was OK but not great. We were on our way back to our place and needed lunch. After finding it in Whaler's Village we had a decent lunch. I had fish tacos and my wife had a salad with greens, asian pear, blue cheese and grilled shrimp. Her salad was good. My... More

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Houston, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Excellent view, fish and chips with lolikoi sauce very tasty, great salads, live music, friendly waiter... Lunch at Hula Grill ...This is the life I always dreamed of...

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