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The Hualalai Grille

100 Kaupulehu Dr., Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
(808) 325-8525
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Ranked #64 of 226 restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Hewitt, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Decent food, but I recommend going to Beach Tree instead. Much better views of the ocean and similar food. Hours are limited at the Hualalai Grille. No lunch served.

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Guam
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13 reviews 13 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My family, relatives, and friends (14 people) had dinner here on July 18, 2014. This was for my youngest daughter's wedding reception. As Pacific islanders (from Guam and Hawaii) and relatives who are Japanese-Hawaiians, we eat rice daily. Unfortunately, this stupid restaurant not only did not have rice for this particular evening, I was told by our waiter that they... More

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The food here was good, however, we did have some service hiccups at the beginning. They were able to overcome it, but wish it would have been better from the start.

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Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I had the good fortune to eat dinner here twice in February. Each meal was fabulous. Service was impeccable.

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La Canada Flintridge, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

My husband took me here for Valentines day. We got seated on the balcony and it was breath taking. We had no idea what to expect as we had never been here before. The service was spectacular, they wined and dinned us like we were the only ones that mattered and it was wonderful. The food was out of this... More

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Marina del Rey, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

My family and I were staying at The Four Seasons and decided to try The Hualalai Grille one night. Unfortunately, this was easily the worst restaurant we ate at in Hawaii. Though the atmosphere and service were excellent, the food was all either tasteless (the asparagus side), over seasoned (the steaks), or just plain stupid (why would one freeze watermelon... More

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Detroit
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5 reviews 5 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I knew this was going to be a bad night when I ordered a beer and I got a mixed drink. Sent it back and got a warm beer. The onion soup was ok but not prepared with traditional cheese on top. The steak was small and salty as was the baked potato. My wife had 4 small prawns and... More

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San Diego
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

You might think it is not going to be anything special because it is at the Golf Course, but think twice! It is wonderful. Don't worry if you aren't sitting right by the edge, after it gets dark there isn't a view anyway - but all seats get the lovely breeze through the trees. Drinks - great selection and well... More

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Birmingham, Michigan
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We ate here three times while staying at FS. The steaks are amazing. We had excellent service every time we ate here. However Dan was one of the best. It is obvious he enjoys doing what he does. If he doesn't you will not know it. His recommendations and knowledge of food really show. The view was just peaceful. Make... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Tremendous... Starting with the open-wall seating so you're protected from sprinkles but can enjoy the sea breeze, moving through cocktails, wine and an amazing dinner, this place is hard to beat. If you're staying at the Four Seasons don't miss it. If you're not staying there, don't miss it. They, like the other restaurants on property, offer a great GF... More

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