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Hula Grill Kaanapali

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2435 Kaanapali Pkwy Bldg P1, on Kaanapali Beach at Whalers Village, Ka'anapali, Maui, HI 96761-1980 (Hwy 30)
+1 808-667-6636
10:45 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:45 am - 11:00 pm
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Hula grill is one of our favorite restaurants on Maui. The food is always fresh and well prepared. The outside area is called the Barefoot Grill. It is an excellent destination to eat, listen to live music, and people watch. The restaurant is right next to the board walk that follows along the edge of the Pacific Ocean. We... More 

Thank vintagebiker2016
Henderson, Nevada
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I enjoyed a casual lunch at what is now my wife's favorite stop! Great food and great for people watching! Perfect view!

Thank MarkGMiller
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Saw the review of the Da kitchen on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives. Guy got this one right. Atmosphere, servers, food. Everything was outstanding and at a good price.

Thank michael k
Lahaina, Hawaii
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hula Grill is located right on the beach and a well known place to catch an amazing Maui Sunset! Good food, good drink and best of all, you are welcome in your flip-flops and shorts in the beach bar area, and it's a great vibe. My only BIG disappointment was that if you want the HULA PIE, ( and who... More 

Thank Cheryl R
Clarkston, Michigan
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Charming ambiance with live music, our waiter was attentive without being obnoxious. The food was outstanding--best steak EVER, my husband raved and he's not one to rave about food--so it had to be something special! Save room for dessert. Seriously. Save room for dessert. You won't regret it!

Thank Penny S
Newport, Rhode Island
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food is decent but not great. More for families where the noise won't matter. Good mix on the menu, but seems more like pub fare. Service was good. A portion of the restaurant takes reservations and the rest is first come first served. Two separate menus. Very casual in both sections.

Thank Richard S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Foot steps to the beach, Hula show, Live music and good food. Had the Ahi poke tacos, Mahi mahi and surf and turf. Fast service.

Thank Mayumi T
Painter, Virginia
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our party of four had lunch. The service was a little slow but the food came out fast and hot. The beer was cold. Great place to people watch as they walk along the beach.

Thank Ricky S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We've eaten at the Hula Grill many times so we knew what to expect. Our first meal in Maui 12 years ago was at the Hula Grill and it is still excellent. Had to do 4 stars this time our waiter was so aloof toward us but didn't really matter. Obi-Wan loves the Hula Grill. It was his second trip

Thank sasknordicskier
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Always savor our times at this lovely outdoor restaurant! Service is always wonderful, food is delicious and the whales always come close enough for us to enjoy them this time of year. To have lunch with our feet totally in the sand, the birds flitting about and the breeze gently blowing is pure delight!

Thank Anotherblessing

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $44
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
10:45 am - 11:00 pm
10:45 am - 11:00 pm
10:45 am - 11:00 pm
10:45 am - 11:00 pm
10:45 am - 11:00 pm
10:45 am - 11:00 pm
10:45 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2435 Kaanapali Pkwy Bldg P1, on Kaanapali Beach at Whalers Village, Ka'anapali, Maui, HI 96761-1980
    (Hwy 30)
  • Public Transportation: Maui bus stops right in front Whalers Village every hour!
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Ka'anapali
  • Phone Number: +1 808-667-6636
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 served up daily along with live Hawaiian entertainment.
Our Barefoot Bar offers a more casual menu serving both lunch and dinner under authentic thatch roof umbrellas and a sand floor where you can sink your toes in. The Barefoot Bar is seated on a walk-in basis only.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?