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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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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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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  • 15
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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
Nice little Italian restaurant

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
BreeMarie68
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Bristow, Virginia
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Bristow, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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Portland, Oregon
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21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW 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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Los Angeles, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A beautiful, romantic setting overlooking the koi pond. Service was very good. Food was adequate, nothing special. The Calamari appetizer is very good. I had the Tagliatelle pasta with calamari, Italian sausage and a spinach pasta. Though it sounded good, it turned out to be a very strange combination of foods sitting in a bowl with nothing to pull it... 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 with us. I am glad you liked the service. We are constantly looking for ways to improve the food and thank you for your feedback. Mahalo Y Grazie More 

Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We had read the reviews on TA and also in the guide boo. We made reservations for a 6 o'clock early dinner. Once we arrived it took a while for the hostess to find our reservation. We were seated at a lovely table, but 2 tables nearby had very young children. They were mostly well-behaved. Our table person, Jo, who... 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 post your review. Thank you for corresponding with me personally as well. I want to assure you that all of our staff strive to provide a wonderful experience for our guests. Mahalo Y Grazie More 

Bay Area, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Shrimp with stuff crab risotto was rich but excellent as well as flat bread starter was great! Disliked prices 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 words. I wish we could lower the prices, we strive to offer the best food at a fair price. We look forward to seeing you again. Mahalo Y Grazie More 

North Hampton, New Hampshire, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We ate at a lovely table by the Koi pond. Started with a tasty antipasto. The Mahi Mahi was delicious! The shrimp with risotto also was excellent. Finished with a raspberry sorbet that was unbelievably good! The service was attentive. Our waiter David was outstanding !!

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

Aloha, Thank you for recognizing David. He and all the staff are proud to serve here at Pulehu and take great price in providing excellent service. The Chefs thank you for recognizing their efforts in providing great food. Mahalo Y Grazie More 

Chandler, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Great service, food very good but portions on some dishes small. Crab dip recommended to us and it didn't disappoint. Lasagna delicious and was huge portion, enough for 2 or 3 if not big eaters. I shared it and still had leftovers for lunch the next day. My husbands fettuccine Alfredo was small portion and comes with chicken OR vegetables..for... 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. You definately should not need a knife for your dessert. I will follow up with the Chef. I would like to invite you to share our desserts, as my guest on your next visit. Just reach out to me personally at jim.hansen@westin.com Mahalo Y Grazie More 

Southern California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great for dinner or just appetizers. We ate there twice. The Pizza and Calamari were our favorites. Cocktails were really good and service was casual but excellent

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

Aloha, Thank you for recognizing our service as casual, but excellent. That is what we are striving for! We look forward to serving you again soon. Mahalo Y Grazie More 

Santa Rosa, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Easy to eat here while staying at the resort as an option to not go out. The food is very good and the scenery out front is very nice and calming.

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

Aloha, Thank you for sharing with us. We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us. I know I speak for all of our staff when I say: Mahalo Y Grazi A Hui Ho 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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