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Pulehu, an Italian Grill

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6 Kai Ala Drive, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-667-3200
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Hours:
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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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
Gorgeous setting; great food; great service

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
WildcatGuy
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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  • Romantic
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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181 reviews 181 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Sacramento, California
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53 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

As we are staying at the hotel and appreciate the convenience, we thought that we would give Pulehu a try. Having lived in NY, London and Milan, I think that I know something about Italian food. My wife and I shared the Arugula salad and the Calamari dishes (w/ two sauces). Neither were anything special. My wife had the dish... More 

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Jim H, General Manager at Pulehu, an Italian Grill, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to review the restaurant. As a team, we are disappointed we did not meet your expectations. We want all of our guests to feel confident that they will enjoy a great meal with service to match, when they choose Pulehu. I kindly ask for the opportunity to connect personally. jim.hansen@westin.com Mahalo Y Grazie. More 

Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is probably the best Italian food on Maui. The views are great. The service is better and the food is to die for. You will have a great time no matter what you order. PS Ask the server to introduce you to Roscoe.

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Jim H, General Manager at Pulehu, an Italian Grill, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We love our early menu! Mahalo Y Grazie More 

Oviedo, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is great dining for couples or for well behaved children. Great Italian food with island flavors. Great wine list and great service.

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Jim H, General Manager at Pulehu, an Italian Grill, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for joining us for The Grapes of Summer and for posting your pictures. Mahalo Y Grazie More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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162 reviews 162 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Indoor/ outdoor type restaurant . Service was pretty good....BUT the food was fantastic! Loved the lasagna! But the ambience and the food were tops! Almost a must eat place for Italian.

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Jim H, General Manager at Pulehu, an Italian Grill, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Mahalo Y Grazie More 

Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Overall, our meal was good. My wife and I had a caprese salad to start, along with a pizza, and lobster pasta. The pasta was a little salty but still tasty. But I think this restaurant uses its location in a good hotel as carte blanche to demand a premium that the food does not warrant. If you're at the... More 

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Jim H, General Manager at Pulehu, an Italian Grill, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We will use them to get better. Mahalo Y Grazie More 

Bristow, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Large portions, attentive wait staff, great view next to the koi pond. The waiter was knowledgeable of the menu and wine and made wonderful recommendations that were on point. Dessert was okay, was expected more for the price of the food. Not the worst I've had by any means. Would definitely go back!

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Jim H, General Manager at Pulehu, an Italian Grill, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to post. We are currently working with our new chef to create a new and exciting dessert menu for you. Again, thank you for your kind words. We are striving for 5 stars every time. Mahalo Y Grazie More 

The Woodlands, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We ate at Pulehu last night and it was a very welcome break from the abundance of seafood dishes in Maui. The grill is located in the Westin in building six on the lower level, so be prepared to give yourself some extra time for parking and walking or just valet. I made reservations for us and while the restaurant... More 

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Jim H, General Manager at Pulehu, an Italian Grill, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. Our complimentary valet parking is always a great option. If you would like to share more thoughts on the service, I can be reached at jim.hansen@westin.com Mahalo Y Grazie More 

Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has a nice view and the service was excellent. The three of us tried three different kinds of there pasta and they were very tasty. Would recommend if your in mood for good Italian food.

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Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to share. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Mahalo Y Grazie More 

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Additional Information about Pulehu, an Italian Grill

Address: 6 Kai Ala Drive, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
Phone Number: +1 808-667-3200
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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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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