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“Worth waiting for” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hula Grill Kaanapali

Hula Grill Kaanapali
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Ranked #3 of 10 Restaurants in Ka'anapali
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $44
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, 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.
Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Worth waiting for”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

This place is very busy but has a really nice vibe. We never got around to trying it for happy hour but that would have been good. We had a nice meal and enjoyed the music.

Visited February 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A repeat Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

We have been in years past and knew we would get a great meal and good service! They were very busy, we had reservations, and we were never ignored. The view is darn great, too!

  • Visited March 2014
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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“Good food! Barefoot bar a must!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

This is my third time in Maui and every year we have visited Hula Grill. We have never been disappointed. The food is a little more expensive but you can't beat the view. I highly suggest if you go to make sure you sit in the Barefoot Bar. The menu is a little smaller out there, but you can usually enjoy a show and a great happy hour. Everything we had was very good we ordered the Kapulu Joe with the mac nut slaw, local-style pot stickers, fish sandwich, fish and chips, calamari, fish of the day special, homemade ice cream sandwich and the baked Hawaii (amazing! best dessert we had all trip!). Suggestion I went back to get the coconut creme brulee but they changed the recipe they put large chunks of pineapple in there making the dessert much smaller.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Brandon, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Nice place with great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

We ate in the barefoot grill section of this restaurant. The food was good and service was excellent. They had entertainment but it wasn't really our "type" of music. I think I'd like this place better for lunch since it has a great location right on the water. Great for people watching and a nice view of the beach and ocean.

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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“This IS the best meal I had on Mauii!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

Our waiter was very harming, knowledgeable and fun! We all tasted each other food all 5 star quality and delicious. Excellent quality, beautiful setting right on the beach, a short walk in flip flops from our hotel , Sheraton Resort Hotel. We loved the bar too, best Mai tai I ever had and the Bartenders are cute and smiley! Love that! I have an exceptional time here, wentback a few times for cocktail hour to sit under an umbrella listening to the waves, the outdoor band and toes in the sand...I highly recommend this place, beautiful place it is too.

  • Visited January 2014
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