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“Try the Foccacia Chicken Sandwich” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hula Grill Kaanapali

Hula Grill Kaanapali
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Ranked #2 of 9 Restaurants in Ka'anapali
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $44
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hwy 30
Transit: Maui bus stops right in front Whalers Village every hour!
Description: 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.
Humble, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Try the Foccacia Chicken Sandwich”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We had tried Leilani's before and they are both owned by the same company, so why not checkout The Hula Grill for lunch. The Foccacia Chicken Sandwich looked appealing and I selected it. Without question it was deliicous. I think the mac nut pesto is what gave it the great flavor. I was somewhat disappointed that they didn't offer a tropical ice tea, but the sandwich made up for it. Very reasonably priced at $12.95 for a great tasting sandwich.

  • Visited May 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Made reservations for my birthday dinner the first night we arrived for about 10 days out, earliest reservation I could get was 7:45, so plan ahead. When checking in make sure you tell them at checkin that you requested a certain table. I was not aware that I would need to remind them of this and was initially seated back further than initially requested in my online reservation. Was immediately moved when I asked about the requested table and had noticed that several tables nearer the walkway/grass area were open. Seating is not right on the ocean, but is about as close as you will get. Our meal was around $100 for two dinners and two cocktails, and a side veggie. I had the fresh catch fish prepared in the nut crust and my husband had the Chief's special steak. He said his steak was the best he had ever tasted, it was very tasty, and my fish was very good also. They brought a huge dessert for us to share because it was my birthday at no charge. We were very satisfied and I hope to return again and try the barefoot bar area as it looked fun for drinks and appetizers.

  • Visited May 2013
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“Best outdoor setting for dinner on Kaanapali”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We ate there twice during our 9 days in Maui and what a special place to watch the sunset and listen to great live music. The food is really delicious and the staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome. This place is always and I do mean always busy, but worth the wait.

  • Visited May 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Best happy hour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We went here twice for happy hour during a four day stay, and loved it. Hula Grill has an outdoor seating area with sand on the ground and live music. It was very soothing and really put us in the "you're in Hawaii" mood. We also loved the appetizers here. The crab and macadamia nut wontons are AMAZING!! Recommended to anyone in the Ka'anapali area!

  • Visited March 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Good for happy hour and snacks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Although they unfortunately discontinued the ribs while we were there, there are plenty of delicious things left to eat. Part of the patio is sand, and although the restaurant is right next to the beach, there are no ocean views.

Visited May 2013
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