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Pulehu, an Italian Grill

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6 Kai Ala Drive, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
808-667-3200
Wednesday
Closed
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Hours:
Thu - Mon 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Private Dining
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance

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  • 204
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  • 95
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Great Italian/Hawaiian or Hawaiian/Italian

We had the best meal we've ever eaten in Hawaii at Pulehu. Because it is a hotel restaurant and "Italian" in Maui seems a bit oxymoronic we were skeptical. Reservations are required and the restaurant juts out over a large coy pool. There is an excellent wine list and great menu choices. But... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
birgerjarl
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minnesota
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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361 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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minnesota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had the best meal we've ever eaten in Hawaii at Pulehu. Because it is a hotel restaurant and "Italian" in Maui seems a bit oxymoronic we were skeptical. Reservations are required and the restaurant juts out over a large coy pool. There is an excellent wine list and great menu choices. But specifically our dinners were fabulous: arugula and... More 

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Chicago
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

The setting of this restaurant is beautiful, surrounded by a pond with fish and flowers. The service is also attentive, but the food, while tasting fine, is not as inventive or enjoyable as it should be for this price.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I liked the relatively authentic Italian cuisine choices and wine selection. The prices for the portions were exorbitant. The servers were friendly and helped each other, but the service was still poorly timed and the portions, especially kids, were ridiculously small. My 2 year old ate his meal in 3 minutes. I understand this is not a family feed bag,... More 

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California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

professional, peerless service, with wait staff working like a seamless team. We had two meals over a week. I had range chicken breast and then lasagna --- loved the latter better, but both were first rate. I also had the scrumptious calamari appetizer. My spouse had the monchong fish, very mild but tasty, and then a uniquely enjoyable eggplant with... More 

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La Glace
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

It was nice Italian food, quite expensive. Very nice atmosphere. Not beach front, so don't look for a sunset.

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Hythe, ab
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We ate dinner here for our last night in Maui!! The food was amazing! Great selection of wine and the server was great!! This place does cost a little more money but was well worth it in my eyes !

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Overall great experience. Enjoyed the food and the 39 dollar fix price menu between 530-600PM. Taste and service was well done.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Stopped with reservation waiting to be seated. slow to be served. once we were service was good. order tenderloin very small serving and no taste to the meal

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Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

My wife and I love the Hawaiian version of Italian food that they serve for dinner at Pulehu. They always manage to cook the fish just right, and their herb-covered fish and risotto-crusted fish are both great preparations. The purple gnocchi appetizer is yummy. There's even an early-bird deal where you can have three courses (appetizer, entrée, dessert) for $40... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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121 reviews 121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I wanted to try this out while we stayed at the Westin so I did ( plus I had to spend some money here to get our Westin point ) So we just had a couple of flat bread pizzas with wine but both were delicious and the server was excellent and very friendly ! Her name was Amy .... 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: 808-667-3200

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?