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200 Nohea Kai Drive, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
(808) 280-6986
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Ranked #107 of 228 Restaurants in Lahaina
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hyatt Regency Maui
Transit: Take the Maui Bus to Whaler's Village, then a short walk along the boardwalk to the Hyatt Regency Maui.
Description: 'Umalu, meaning a gathering place for shelter and nourishment, is Hyatt Regency Maui's casual poolside bar and restaurant. Guests will enjoy an array of dishes ranging from burgers and fries, to steak and prime rib. 'UMALU also features an inviting daily happy hour with nightly specials and live entertainment.
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English first
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Drinks were good, but expensive. The menu was very limited. This is the pool bar and restaurant for the Hyatt--if you can, go to Leilani's or the Hula Grill instead.

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Melbourne, Australia
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160 reviews 160 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Worst Caesar salad ever had lettuce not fresh chicken had bone and gristle left on it very little dressing and nothing but lettuce and chicken. Partners meal was awful as well we asked if it was a sandwich and flat bread like focaccia told yes but what arrived was a rubbery chicken pizza was awful!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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117 reviews 117 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Seat yourself arrangement by pool. Slow service, food nothing special, kids meals tiny..my kids left hungry. Waitress was slow, we asked for condiments and they turned up at end of meal..too late. They were however quick to present check and pick up to see how much tip they get..not impressed, over priced and not very Hyatt like. Just use as... More

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207 reviews 207 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We came for an afternoon drink and later a nightcap. ATMOSPHERE: The former Pavilion self-service buffeteria is now a more upscale eatery. Gone thankfully is that nasty sandbox floor where the tables are, replaced by normal tile/stone work. The colors are bold. The umbrellas were torn and tattered. It's located poolside which is convenient. The bar is pretty big and... More

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San Francisco, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Located poolside at the Hyatt Resort in Maui, this restaurant served pricey lunch meals that were less than impressive - but it was convenient if you don't want to walk to Whaler's. I did enjoy the Volcanic Ahi salad with edemame, avocado, and sweet pecans tossed in a ginger type dressing. If not for that salad, I probably wouldn't have... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Food was great. I had an amazing papaya dessert that blew my mind! I also had a very tasty hamburger.

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San Leandro, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This poolside bar/restaurant was great. Everything you would want. Fast service and good food and drinks. Drinks, try Road to Hana. Foods, try the quesadillas.

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newport beach, ca
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

You are better off going to Lahaina where there are more choices and better prices but if you don't want to leave the Hyatt Resort, the food was good and the staff very attentive.

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Stamford, Connecticut
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We ate here upon our arrival at the Hyatt - the ahi tuna nachos, although not at all like traditional nachos, were very good. Poolside, I enjoyed the ahi tuna sandwich as well as the ahi tuna salad during my stay and both were excellent. Other sandwich offerings were good. A bit pricey and the only lunch option on property... More

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Dedham, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The food was okay here but not amazing, we ate here more out of convenience. It was too expensive and the service was not amazing.

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