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“A Very Nice Dinner!”

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: Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Northbrook, Illinois
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191 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“A Very Nice Dinner!”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had a very good dinner at Hula Grill. Ordered the Chef's Special Tasting, which was available in the Dining Room from 5-6pm. 3 Choices: Appetizer, Entree and Dessert for $25.

Amy and I selected something different for each serving - so it was a nice "sharing experience."

For the Appetizer, the Ribs were especially good. We had two fish Entrees: both delicious, as were a couple rounds of Mai Tais. (Got to have those Mai Tais!)

I asked the waiter for his name. He replied: "People just call me 'Coach'!" Well, Coach, it was a pleasure meeting you. Great service, along with the meal!

Can't say that we'll be back to this place anytime soon. It's a LONG DRIVE from home. But we think that, when YOU get to Maui, you will certainly enjoy the dining experience at Hula Grill!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank M&ALongGrove
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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11 reviews
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“Great Location”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is the perfect place to get a burger or fish tacos because it is right on the beach. It has a great atmosphere and has happy hour from 3-5. Sometimes there is live music as well.

  • Visited May 2014
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Lakeside, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Hula Grill Bar & Grill”
Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I love the Hula Grill! The Chilli Water is awesome and nothing beats the sunset during dinner on the patio! Exquisite!

Thank keppeler1
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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great venue”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

Even though it gets a little busy, grab a drink by the bar as the atmosphere is great and the food is definitely worth the wait

Visited May 2014
Thank Anin773
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Atmosphere, Food, and Service at Hula Grill”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

We have been coming to Hula Grill for over 10 years now & we have never been disappointed. The food is to die for, the sandy beach atmosphere with amazing live music sets the mood with the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop and the se rvice is A+! Just when we thought it couldn't get any better, we were fortunate enough to have Toni D (in the barefoot bar) as our waitress! What a sweet awesome bubbly personality. The saying for us now is, "when are we going back to Maui to see Toni at Hula Grill"!

  • Visited May 2014
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