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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 #52 of 232 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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed a tasty steak dinner at this restaurant overlooking the golf course. Arrive before sunset to catch beautiful views of the setting sun. Excellent service.

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Woodridge, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Food excellent. Went for the crab legs, even though it is primarily a steak grille. The atmosphere was beautiful, but there were parents that did not control their screaming and running around children. Service was very good.

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California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had a romantic dinner at this restaurant and had the steak and lobster. The food was quite filling and our server was so attentive. We actually ate there twice during our stay.

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Hewitt, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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