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Pulehu

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6 Kai Ala Drive, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-667-3200
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Thu - Mon 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Pulehu, an Italian Grill, presents traditional Italian cuisine with a...
Pulehu, an Italian Grill, presents traditional Italian cuisine with a local sustainable twist. Overlooking the koi pond gardens of The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas, the resort's talented team of chefs partner with local farmers and growers to offer only the freshest ingredients that Maui has to offer. This multi-year Maui No Ka 'Oi 'Aipono Award winning restaurant (Gold Award for Best Italian two years running) is also known for its vibrant and thoughtful wine list (Silver Award for Best Wine List two years running.) Free self-parking available.
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  • 46
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very Good, but Pricey

Solid, but ordinary Itslian fare in my opinion, so there are no surprises. Can often be a tad busy during the Saturday move-in day for visitors to the Westin Villas where it is located. (Valet park in the north complex.). Tip: Pulehu offers a set 3-course value menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
ohgeorge
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Naples, FL
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Naples, FL
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246 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Solid, but ordinary Itslian fare in my opinion, so there are no surprises. Can often be a tad busy during the Saturday move-in day for visitors to the Westin Villas where it is located. (Valet park in the north complex.). Tip: Pulehu offers a set 3-course value menu.

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Very pleasant atmosphere with great service. The Greeting host was very polite with a warm welcome and positioned us at a great table. We watched the sunset overlooking the Koi pond. Kristen was our server and shared some great recommendations for the specials of that evening. The Moloka'i gnocchi was our favorite, you've got to try it. Great wine, food,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We visited Pulehu on our last night in Maui and really wish we had gone there more often while we were there! The location (once we found it) was excellent. We got a table near the large open sliding doors that overlooked a beautiful koi pond. The service was exceptional, with the servers being extremely attentive without hovering at the... More 

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Jim H, General Manager at Pulehu, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to share. We are very fortunate to have added Chef Alvin Savella to our team. He is changing the menu in September and I hope you come back and try some of our amazing new dishes. Mahalo Y Grazie! More 

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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

In the last 3 years, we have always make Pulehu a stop at least once during our stay. This visit to Maui is in part celebrating our 20th Anniversary. When I made our reservation, I was asked if we were celebrating anything, and I said our 20th. In my opinion we were seated at the best table in the house... More 

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Jim H, General Manager at Pulehu, responded to this review

Aloha, Congratulations on your 20th! Thank you for recognizing Tiffany, she takes pride in taking care of our guests. The pictures of the food look great. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Mahalo Y Grazie! More 

Chicago, IL
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were staying at the Westin and decided to have dinner here on our second night. What a pleasant surprise. We were seated right by the koi pond. The atmosphere is so tranquil and the restaurant is beautifully designed. Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive. I ordered the special which was Monchong. I had never even heard of the... More 

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Jim H, General Manager at Pulehu, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We take great pride in sourcing local ingredients and I was pleased to see that you enjoyed the Monchong! Mahalo Y Grazie! More 

Columbia, Missouri
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We went here for dinner the first night we arrived at the Westin - we were all starving and ready for a good meal. The others in my family liked what they ordered, but I struck out twice. I'm not sure if it was just what I chose that wasn't so good or what, but first I ordered a pasta... More 

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Jim H, General Manager at Pulehu, responded to this review

Aloha, I am pleased you liked the service and disappointed you did not find something to your liking. Thank you for taking the time to share. Please reach out to me personally the next time you dine with us. Mahalo Y Grazie More 

Calgary, Canada
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Booked in advance for 2 early evening. The bar was unable to make a drink we requested which was disappointing after they said they could. We order 2 appetizers to start and share, the calamari was fresh and very good. However the Caesar salad certainly lacked for a restaurant charging these prices. We both had entrees to follow. The fettuccine... More 

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Jim H, General Manager at Pulehu, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to review. We are striving for much better that "OK". I would like for your next visit to be amazing. Please feel free to reach out to me on our FB site when you return. I look forward to connecting with you personally. Mahalo Y Grazie More 

Glendale, California
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595 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Impressed with the atmosphere and located at the Westin Villa's North property. Great salads and variety of drinks and menu items

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Jim H, General Manager at Pulehu, responded to this review

Aloha, We are so pleased you enjoyed everything. Accolades from such a seasoned traveler are truly appreciated. Mahalo Y Grazie More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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192 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Pulehu was my teens' fav place on the island. The service was quick, the views, although not directly on the ocean, were nice, and the food, while very rich, was incredibly flavorful. Portions were on the large side, and we were in a borderline food coma on the walk back to the Honua Kai. The chicken piccata was the bomb,... More 

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Jim H, General Manager at Pulehu, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for strolling down the beautiful, oceanside boardwalk to Pulehu from Honua Kai. I am glad you had a great time. Mahalo Y Grazie More 

Sacramento, California
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My husband and I decided to give it a try since we were staying there. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was good. We had the meatballs. Kinda expensive. I wouldn't take the kids.

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Jim H, General Manager at Pulehu, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to share. I am glad you enjoyed the food. Next time, bring the kids, we like them as well. Mahalo Y grazie More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Kai Ala Drive, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
  • Phone Number: +1 808-667-3200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Pulehu, an Italian Grill, presents traditional Italian cuisine with a local sustainable twist. Overlooking the koi pond gardens of The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas, the resort's talented team of chefs partner with local farmers and growers to offer only the freshest ingredients that Maui has to offer. This multi-year Maui No Ka 'Oi 'Aipono Award winning restaurant (Gold Award for Best Italian two years running) is also known for its vibrant and thoughtful wine list (Silver Award for Best Wine List two years running.) Free self-parking available.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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