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“Great meal”
Review of Pulehu

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Ranked #47 of 265 Restaurants in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Pulehu, an Italian Grill, presents traditional Italian cuisine with a local sustainable twist. Overlooking the koi pond gardens of The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas, the resort's talented team of chefs partner with local farmers and growers to offer only the freshest ingredients that Maui has to offer. This 6-year Maui No Ka 'Oi 'Aipono Award winning restaurant is also known for its vibrant and thoughtful wine list. Complimentary valet parking available.
Lake Forest, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great meal”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We've eaten at Pulehu a few times in the past with mixed reviews. The restaurant has a new chef and the food was outstanding. I had the seafood special of the day and it was one of the best I had on the island. My husband opted for a chicken dish and said it was incredible.

Our server was Drew and he did an outstanding job keeping our drinks filled and filling us in on what was on the menu for appetizers, main dishes and deserts. Addressing us formally by Mr & Mrs was also a nice touch. The calamari was wonderful and we had a desert trio of the tiramasu, their version of the Hula pie and a custard desert - it was delish and the presentation was wonderful.

We ate here our last night at the resort and if we'd know that they had a dinner special - we'd have been here more. Looking forward to our trip back in 2014.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Kathy M
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markgleason, Manager at Pulehu, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Aloha Kathy M.,

Mahalo for joining us for dinner on your last night at the Westin KOR. I'm glad you had a wonderful time with Drew and I hope that he left you with a sense of 'aloha' for your return to the mainland. Thanks also for being a repeat guest over the past few years. Chef Wes and his culinary team have worked hard to elevate Pulehu to where it is currently. Please contact me when you decide to return to the Westin Villas, I'd love the opportunity to welcome you back and thank you for taking the time to write this review.

Mahalo lui noa,
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Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“excellent food”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

Food was delicious but the service was great as well. Located on ground floor in north towers. The lasagna was delivered in a piping hot dish just puled from the oven.

Visited October 2013
Thank Kerrie70
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Austin, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Food - Great Ambience”
Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

We ate here on Sep. 21 and loved it. The food and service were good. We've been coming to Maui for years and on each trip we try to find a new restaurant. However, with that said, Pulehu doesn't seem to do much advertising. I found it by pulling up the Westin and checking out their eating establishments. We took a chance and were well rewarded.

Visited September 2013
Thank Wayne R
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Bellevue, WA
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Excellent Start to Our Maui Vacation”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

After our 5-hour airline flight to Maui plus the other stresses of travel, we decided to dine at the premier restaurant at our resort, the Pulehu Italian Grill located at the Westin Ka'anapali Resorts. Full disclosure: we are Starwood timeshare owners, and this resort is part of their system. The Pulehu is a beautiful restaurant with excellent cuisine. We started with a delicious calamari appetizer followed by a caprese salad made with local heirloom tomatoes and an excellent imported cheese (not mozzarella). My entrée was grilled monchong featuring a macademia coating served over risotto. My wife had excellently prepared grilled prawns. This was accompanied by viognier from an extensive wine list. Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable. The restaurant setting opens to a large, beautiful koi pond bounded by palm trees and tropical foliage. Unfortunately, because of the resort building layout, one cannot see the sunsets over the ocean although the restaurant is directed westward. This is a small point to an otherwise excellent beginning to our vacation. Be advised that it is very expensive -- not unusual for a first class resort restaurant. It is definitely not the Italian restaurant for your kids.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank SenorGregorio
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Danville, California
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Resort restaurant - beautiful setting”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Italian - first time we tried it in a while. Good menu, new chef. Beautiful environment. Food was very good. Good wine list.

Visited September 2013
Thank Jean B
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