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The Hualalai Grille

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100 Kaupulehu Dr., Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
(808) 325-8525
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  • 51
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  • 26
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistent quality

We tried the Grill on two successive nights and each night the quality of the experience was consistently high. On both nights we were seated on the verandah where we were able to have quiet conversations outside the buzz of the main dining area. The ambience was excellent ,the service was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We tried the Grill on two successive nights and each night the quality of the experience was consistently high. On both nights we were seated on the verandah where we were able to have quiet conversations outside the buzz of the main dining area. The ambience was excellent ,the service was generally very good. There are more red wines than... More 

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Good steak and red snapper. Open air restaurant and a tropical storm was approaching so it was humid, but we had a good breeze that helped. Tried the mac and cheese as a side dish and my teenage son polished it off the next day. Pricey, but good.

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Southlake, Texas
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The restaurant is located on the second floor right above the Hualalai Clubhouse. During the day, it overlooks the 18th green and fairway. At night, the open air restaurant allows the comfortable breezes to permeate throughout and a great sunset view can be had. I had the pan roasted opakapaka as a change of pace paired with some garlic shrimp... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The steak was overpriced but cooked appropriately. We like our steak medium rare and that was done. I would recommend the Italian Sangiovese wine on the menu as both cabs we tried were too heavy and sweet, even the Pinot was unusually sweet. Make sure you order a corner table if you want minimal noise as this restaurant is loud.... More 

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Colorado
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My husband and I didn't stay at the Four Seasons but wanted to get out of the city and have a nice dinner. This was a great choice! We sat on the balcony and while there isn't an ocean view the palm trees made a very nice backdrop for the sunset. We both had a seafood dish and my husband... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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115 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Overall, my Husband and I had a great meal at Hualalai Grille during our stay at the Four Seasons. We decided to go to the grille one night as a splurge meal to celebrate. The restaurant it very pretty and open air, but we went at night and didn't get to really enjoy the view. I found the tables to... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Very good steak house that is over the golf shop and overlooks the golf course. When I am in the islands though I prefer to be near the water. The food is very good though.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Staff worked well with my somewhat persnickety tastes. I requested my wine be decanted several hours before dinner. No problems. The staff and our waiter recognized the type of wine we had and discussed with us. Food options were tasty and not overtly complex or overwhelmed with 'fancies' Good solid stake. Easily as good, if not better than, Hys in... More 

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Paris, France
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Truly an amazing experience from service, setting and quality of food. The location and setting was just priceless. The welcome from the staff is warm and genuine. We started with the food platter to share followed by porterhouse and filet. No need for explanations except that it was cooked to perfection. A true experience

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Saratoga, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

If you're in the mood for steak, definitely try this place! I only took one bite from my husband's bone-in ribeye, but it was delicious! I opted for their fish special and our teenage daughter ordered the seafood pasta. She was able to order a smaller portion (less seafood, but same amount of pasta), which was exactly what she wanted.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Kaupulehu Dr., Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: (808) 325-8525

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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