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Hula Grill Kaanapali

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Sat, 4/20
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

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Poke Tacos
Fresh ahi*, shoyu, maui onions, chili flakes, avocado, Wasabi aioli
Charred Short Rib
Soy tamarind glaze, waipoli farms watercress, kapalua jicama Crispy maui onions
Hawaiian ahi*, wasabi, shiso, house pickled ginger
Shrimp Cocktail
Lemongrass poached, micro greens, yuzu oil
Lobster & Scallop Potstickers
Guava​ plum sauce
Hawaiian Ceviche
fresh fish*, lime, coconut milk, maui onion, avocado, cucumber, Jalapeño, crispy taro chips
Localicious Salad
Waipoli greens, tomatoes, pohole fern, marinated hearts of palm, Maui onion, lime ginger miso dressing
Kama'aina Kale Salad
Local curly kale, spiced macadamia nuts, surfing goat cheese, maui onions, roasted beets, maui honey vinaigrette
Fresh Tomato Soup
Surfing​ goat cheese finger sandwich, basil oil
Crab Topped Macadamia Nut Crusted
Coconut sesame rice, maui gold pineapple beurre blanc
Kiawe Wood Grilled
rainbow quinoa, local vegetables, li hing mui compote, Chili lime vinaigrette
Pan Seared Hawaiian Snapper
kabocha​ pumpkin risotto, local tomato lomi-lomi, Caper brown butter, toasted pepitas
Fire Grilled Ahi* Steak
Iwamoto natto saimin noodles, crispy garlic, pickled ginger, shoyu ginger beurre blanc
Coconut Seafood Chowder
Lobster, shrimp, fresh fish, peanuts, coconut cilantro broth
Shrimp Pasta Carbonara
Jumbo shrimp, house smoked duroc bacon, bucatini pasta
Roasted Tandoori Style
Spicy glaze, cucumber raita
Hawaiian Salt & Pepper Ribeye
Double r ranch 28 day dry-aged ribeye*, truffle roasted fingerling potatoes, house made worcestershire sauce
Lemongrass Braised Beef Short Rib
Macadamia nut pesto mashed potatoes, roasted pepperreduction, chimichurri
Kiawe Rotisserie Chicken
Spice rubbed half jidori chicken, jalapeño corn bread, roasted chicken jus, preserved lemon relish
Miso Tofu & Farm Fresh Vegetables
Rainbow quinoa, soy ginger vinaigrette
Take Your Steak Surfing
Add three whole kauai prawns to your entree
Peter's Nightly Special
Chef Peter Merriman’s Favorite creations Featuring the best of Hawaii’s Seafood, meats And produce.
Each night we feature a special farmer and their products. We offer different vegetables each day paired with the following preparations to highlight their freshness and quality
Bamboo Steamed
Tart lemon vinaigrette, crispy Garlic, toasted parmesan Crumble
Kiawe Wood Grilled
Sriracha honey butter, inamona
Imu Roasted
Herb glazed, macadamia nut Romesco
Shoyu, toasted sesame seeds, Chili oil
Chilled Crisp
Vegetable hummus, sumac dust, Crudite, house pickled peppers
*Consuming raw or undercooked foods may increase your risk of foodborne illness
gf: These items are available as a  Gluten Free Option. Please inform you server of other allergy concerns. Mahalo
18% gratuity is requested from all parties of eight or more. Menu items and prices subject to change.
On the water's edge on Kaanapali Beach, Hula Grill offers a stunning view of the Pacific and of the islands of Lanai and Molokai that has to be seen to be believed. From this distinctly Hawaiian vantage point, you are invited to join us as we celebrate the hospitality, culture and cuisine of the islands. Dinner is served in our open-air dining room where you can relax in the ambiance of a plantation era beach house while enjoying renown chef Peter Merriman's Hawaii regional seafood that isn't only a favorite of vacationers, but locals, too. Hawaiian fresh fish and locally grown produce are combined to create amazing menu offerings that are as colorful as they are flavorful. Fiery sunsets are
$14 - $44
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Didn’t want to sit at the tables on the sand but because we only wanted appies that is where they put us. Had to ask them to wipe table and switch out a chair cause it had sticky stuff all over it. Then we were...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Moniquessimo
Reviewed 4 days ago

Hula Grilla had great food and of course you can't beat the area. Awesome service, no waiting. Handy if you are staying in Kaanapali

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Toni M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Three of us went for dinner on our final night in Maui, at the Whalers Village Hulu's, but started out with the Aloha Hour first for a hour and a half! This worked out very well as we were seated right by the beach in...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank ronb712
Reviewed 5 days ago

Met with some old friends for dinner and to catch up. We sat outside. The table was partially under cover. It's a very popular spot and it was very crowded. The entertainment was a 5 man group that mixed popular and Hawaiian music nicely with...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Scott L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful plantation style restaurant. The Mahi Mahi dinner was outstanding. The crab wontons dipped in their housemade chili oil were a spectacular appetizer as well. Definitely recommend.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jenp0110
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ate here our 1st night to Maui, it’s good. Expensive, nice setting down below. Don’t think we’ll be eating upstairs this week. Really a limited menu, if your walking by on the boardwalk stop for pupu it’s nice. Going to give the sister place, I...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank dclhomes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have made our last night dinner at Hula Grill a tradition 3 years running. This year we ate inside rather than at the barefoot bar in the sand. We loved our dining experience this year. We received fantastic service from Allison. She informed us...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank clemens227
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As we were starting close by in Kaanapali, we decided to eat here.Good ambiance, good food but overpriced

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank B2666BXkennethd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed a late lunch overlooking the sea. The ahi Katsu and a salad that included local fruits were delicious. Our waitress,formerly of Sweden , was knowledgeable and very friendly.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Bhn n
Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose this restaurant for our 35 year anniversary dinner because I wanted something nice where it would be possible to have a view of the sunset and we couldn't get reservations at Mama's Fish House -- I DON'T REGRET IT FOR ONE SECOND!! This...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Patrick C
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October 3, 2018|
Response from monica-grace | Reviewed this property |
I would check the time for sundown in the month you visit online. I would arrive half hour beforehand to get the drinks and food out before that time. It is a popular time, and you need to reserve as soon as possible - week... More
May 5, 2018|
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Response from mwincos | Reviewed this property |
As of today they had two items specifically marked "gluten-friendly". We asked our server for other options. He said they do not have a dedicated fryer so you can't get anything fried. He said you can't get anything with the... More
January 16, 2018|
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Response from Otisss | Reviewed this property |
Sorry it took so long to answer your question. You know while we were there, I didn't hear anyone (staff)sing happy birthday to anyone. I think your best bet would be to give them a call and ask directly. The two times I... More
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