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“Great place for a drink or a snack next to” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Umalu

Umalu
200 Nohea Kai Drive, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-667-4902
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Ranked #87 of 203 Restaurants in Lahaina
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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 locally prepared dinner entrees. 'Umalu also features an inviting daily food and drink happy hour as well as daily drink specials.
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85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Great place for a drink or a snack next to”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

Great place for a drink or a snack next to pool and steps from the beach. All outside great fun,at the Hyatt Refency.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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89 reviews 89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Average pool side bar and grill at an excellent resort”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

During our weeklong stay at the Hyatt we ate several meals at Umalu, being that it is the casual poolside grill that we could walk in without reservations. Not expecting the food to be as stellar as our other meals on Maui, it actually over delivered in this respect. Most of the food was very good; we especially enjoyed the sliders and nachos. Plenty of tables but not enough wait staff. One dining experience was almost comical how poor the service was; we had to flag out waitress down several times. Our lunch party was cracking jokes on how we may be stuck there until dinner! The prices are high for the casual fare. I was disappointed.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Burlingame, California
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good and predictable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

This is the lower end pool restaurant - food is predictable and large portions. Most of the staff is exceptional and has personality.

For the money it's good value (for a hotel)

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Maui, Hawaii
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“Hyatt Maui, great hotel and restaurants had great food...I remember the Prime Rib at Umalu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Hyatt Maui, great hotel and restaurants are top notch, great food and ambience, I remember how good the Prime Rib was at Umalu

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Victoria, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“bummer...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This place is right by the Hyatts pool and is super noisy... small portions... and loud if people are watching TV... just really disappointing for it being the Hyatt and there is nowhere else to go there for a drink in the afternoon!

Visited November 2012
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