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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
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view
Description: Pulehu, an Italian Grill, presents traditional Italian cuisine with a local...
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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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
Difficult to find any Italian food in Hawaii

This place was pretty good. We searched forever for something Italian that wasn't just pizza, but I understand that's what we get when we are in Hawaii, so this was a lucky find. My boyfriend and I both enjoyed the wine selection and the Burrata was delicious but served different than I had ever... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
selfcenteredkat
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place was pretty good. We searched forever for something Italian that wasn't just pizza, but I understand that's what we get when we are in Hawaii, so this was a lucky find. My boyfriend and I both enjoyed the wine selection and the Burrata was delicious but served different than I had ever seen it (melted with peppers and... More 

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

Aloha, I am glad you found your waiter to be funny, hopefully he was trying to be funny:) Both the Chef and I are bigger guys so we like larger portions, don't blame the country, we take the responsibility for the big plates! Mahalo Y Grazie! More 

Utah
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99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with adults while staying at the Westin. Loved the food. The atmosphere is great, good attentive service. Food presentation was impeccable. We had the Brussels sprouts which were amazing. We were going to order the flatbread as well but the waitress told us we would have some bread brought to the table which was house bread and was so... More 

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Thank bored72
Jim H, General Manager at Pulehu, responded to this review

Aloha, I am so happy you enjoyed the bread service, the bread is delicious! Everyone loves the fresh Brussels sprouts. Thank you for your kind review. Mahalo Y Grazie! More 

Napa, California
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72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, our waiter, David was very good. He made up for some of the shortcomings of the restaurant. My wife's entre came out too salty for her to eat, and they needed a second try. My dinner, the scallops, looked great but was pretty mundane in flavor. The worst part was the interval between courses. We only had 3,... More 

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

Aloha, I have provided you with my personal contact information and hope to connect with you. Our Chefs take great pride in providing exceptional dining experiences. Thank you for recognizing David. Mahalo Y Grazie More 

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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Modern, open-air atmosphere is matched by friendly, attentive servers in this out-of-the-ordinary Italian restaurant in the Westin Kaanapali North Villas. The risotto encrusted mahi mahi is fabulous.

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Thank Christopher M
Jim H, General Manager at Pulehu, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for your kind words. Our out-of-the-ordinary servers take great pride in providing exceptional service. Mahalo Y Grazie More 

Bend, Oregon
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here several times eating a variety of menu choices from pastas, to fish. Service is excellent, food is prepared well. They have a sunset menu along with regular menu

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Thank Pam W
Jim H, General Manager at Pulehu, responded to this review

Aloha, We do have the freshest fish and some old wines... Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Mahalo Y Grazie! More 

portland, or
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the special menu for $41.00 per person. Everything was delicious, service with a smile, and sitting outdoors by the large and beautifully landscaped koi pond was the perfect ambiance for a wonderful evening. Thank you!

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Thank foodqueen007
Jim H, General Manager at Pulehu, responded to this review

Aloha, Our early Tramanto menu is the best deal on Kaanapali! We look forward to serving you again! Mahalo Y Grazie! More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a reservation in advance. When we got there, the restaurant was not occupied to its full capacity. We were asked to wait for some minutes and we were given a rather small table for a family of 5 for dinner (the table would have been ok if we had gone only for drinks) We asked for a more... More 

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

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I am very disappointed that we did not exceed your expectations. If our guest gives us the opportunity to fix a shortfall, we really appreciate it and are happy to do it. I am sorry you had the impression that moving you was an inconvenience. Please contact me directly,... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is great if you are on vacation and need a break from the Hawaiian food. I came either full intentions of getting an Italian pasta dish but couldn't resist trying the risotto Crusted mahi at the recommendation of our waitress. It was fantastic. I've never had risotto prepared this way. The fish was perfectly cooked with a wonderful... More 

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Thank Carly R
Jim H, General Manager at Pulehu, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for your kind words. It is our pleasure to provide a "break" from Hawaiian food. Italian is the exotic on Maui. Our pasta is made fresh daily. I look forward to welcoming you back. Mahalo Y Grazie! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We had 14 people in our party, and every dish that was served was outstanding. That, along with the service, made it a wonderful evening.

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Thank Sandy_0111
Jim H, General Manager at Pulehu, responded to this review

Aloha, You are so kind! We truly enjoyed taking care of you and your wonderful family. I look forward to your next visit. Mahalo Y Grazie! More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

They had a special that included salad,entree, and desert for $41. The risotto crusted fish was amazing. We stayed at the Westin Villas so this was a convenient place to eat. Very good and price was on par with other restaurants along Kaanapali beach.

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Thank Luke S
Jim H, General Manager at Pulehu, responded to this review

Aloha, $41 early special is a great deal. I am so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for the very kind review. 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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view

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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