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“Love eating on the beach”

Hula Grill Kaanapali
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Ranked #2 of 9 Restaurants in Ka'anapali
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $44
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Love eating on the beach”
Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

We typically sit outside and enjoy the good and beverages from Hula Grill. Service is usually good to great. Consistent experience across years of visits.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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“best place at Whalers village to eat!”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

love the barefoot bar , live music and food! The staff is always friendly and lots of fun. It's right on the beach and perfect for any time of day - also very good for families, anyone!

Visited December 2013
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“Yum! Our first night in Maui and this was our choice! We may come back every night!”
Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Wow! It was amazing! The sauce on the table for the bread to dip in was unbelievable! We bought some to take home! They do an amazing job with all of the fish, we each tried a different fish and it was all great!

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“Nice area for an easy meal”
Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Pretty average meal with average prices for the area. We received a free dessert for staying at the Marriott which was delicious-and not just because it was free. Drinks were weak but tasty. Service was very good but be ready to feel cramped. Tight quarters.

Visited December 2013
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“Average restaurant in lovely location”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

We recently stayed on the west shore of Maui and ate at several of the restaurants in Kaanapali and Lahaina. Hula Grill has an excellent location and is very convenient if you are staying at one of the beach hotels in Kaanapali, but it was rather disappointing in terms of the food itself compared to other restaurants in the area, especially given that it is priced at a level you'd expect excellent food. Little things -- salad dressing (bleu cheese/champagne) had no taste of the cheese at all, on the 'localicious salad'. Steak ordered medium was a bit dry (yes, rare would have been better but I still assume a medium cook is tender for a fine cut of meat). I didn't finish the relatively tasteless focaccia bread appetizer I'd ordered (tomato/cheese). Disappointing is the best way to describe the food. The service, on the other hand, was excellent.

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HulaGrillKaanapali, Manager at Hula Grill Kaanapali, responded to this review, January 3, 2014
Aloha ChicagoTER,

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are happy to here that you think we have an excellent location and that it was convenient for you throughout your stay in Ka'anapali. I am also thrilled to hear that you had excellent service when you visited Hula Grill. I am truly sorry to hear about how disappointing our food was compared to the other restaurants in the area. I would love to make it up to you if you visit Ka'anapali, HI again. Please do not hesitate to email me (hollyv@hulagrill.com).

Holly VanRyn
Dining Room Service Manager
Hula Grill Ka'anapali
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