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“It's hard to beat this place.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hula Grill Waikiki

Hula Grill Waikiki
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Ranked #22 of 2,260 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Waikiki
Cross street: Seaside
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“It's hard to beat this place.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

It's very nice upscale casual dining overlooking Waikiki Beach and Duke's Restaurant patio below. Overall, the views are stunning and got there early so we could get a table by the ocean. We got there early for the 3 course sunset special and we not disappointed. We never felt rush and the service and food were outstanding. Afterwards we went to the back bar area and enjoyed a cocktail, listened to live music and watched the hula dancer. This place was packed so it is a very popular dining venue. If you are looking for a upscale casual dining experience right on Waikiki Beach I would definitely recommend it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Green Point, Australia
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Lovely meal but we felt rather rushed.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

The only real criticism I have is that my wife and I felt rushed. 45 minutes between being seated and receiving our bill was just too quick. Having said that the food was lovely and the Hula Pie is just yummy. We prefer Dukes and I doubt we will be back this visit.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SydneyJim56
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Having been the Hula Grill in Maui 13 years ago, and having very fond memories, we were keen to come back and see if it was still as good. Loved this place so much we went twice on our recent trip back to Hawaii. Great food, service and location. The chilli water is great with the fresh bread. The ceviche and taco appetisers were amazing which we shared, and then had the macadamia nut crusted fish and the mac nut butter scallops for main, and then shared the pineapple creme brulee for dessert. Highly recommend this place..still.

Visited August 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Very Good - Great view!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

This restaurant was very good and had a great view of Waikiki Beach. They serve bread with dipping sauce which was to die for. It was so good. The entrees were very good and the dessert was very big. I believe we had an ice cream cookie which was as big as a piece of cake.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jillibean45
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Cary
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119 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great place for a group”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Needed a table for 10 - went there based on Trip Advisor reviews and it was great. Put us near the beach. Nice menu - fresh fish. Very helpful waiter. Would definitely go back. Friends went there several nights later and felt the same way.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CaryTravler
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