About Humuhumu - Grand Wailea
Wailea, HI 96761
The newly renovated HUMUHUMU restaurant boasts modern Hawaiian details, a subtle nod to ocean themes including voyaging, and the debut of award-winning Chef Mike Lofaro’s “culturally correct” menu.
Voted "Chef of the Year" and "Most Innovative Menu," 2016 Aipono Awards. "Best Resort Restaurant;" and "Best Ambiance,"Maui News Readers Choice, Readers Choice Awards 2009-2011. "Best Table for Two," and "Most Romantic Table," ISLANDS Magazine, "Best of the World's" editor's choice, 2009, 2012 and 2013.
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Polynesian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Humu Lounge: 5pm - 9 pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - 9pm
Wailea Ike Drive
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary validated parking.
Private Party Facilities:
Whether you are tying the knot, reuniting with family or attending a business meeting in paradise, Humuhumu offers a variety of options for large party and private dining options.
Private Party Contact:
Alexandra Munsey: (808) 875-1234 ext. 3953
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Humuhumu - Grand Wailea Ratings and Reviews
First impressions count. We arrived for ...
First impressions count. We arrived for our 6 pm reservation at 5.40 pm. The restaurant was at best 10 percent full. There were two gentlemen without reservations asking to get in. Matre de fumbled with computer for ten min then told them to wait at bar and she will see.they left. We checked in and asked to be seated, now ten min early for reservation. Though no one was in line, she said she had to wait as she had to Check in 5.45 reservations and for us to wait in bar. We went to bar and asked if we could eat there which we did. Appetizer was served in two min after order. Risotto which was good ($16 each). Ribeye for two ($90) came before we finished appetizer. Matre De now comes up to seat us. We say we are almost done - forget it. We were out of there by 6.25, restaurant less than20 percent full but line at matre de desk? Need new front end. Food pretty good, scenery great
I would recommend it with reservations. ...
I would recommend it with reservations. The setting is unique (miss the aquarium) and it isn't too noisy (not sure on your graph if the short line mean low score or quiet). Our server was attentive at first before our whole party assembled but we only saw her once after entrees were served. My friend and I were disappointed in our ahi swimming in sauce, the color was off, and my husband was disappointed in the quality of his steak. The new chairs are super large and the menu very small. I think my feet were three inches off the floor. I understand the chefs concept of presenting smaller servings to larger but just not enough menu choices. Our first two dining experiences this year were wonderful but I was kind of embarrassed in front of our four friends this time. We had trouble changing our reservations on Open Table too. Had to do it over the phone in the end. We were unable to add additional people to our reservations.
We had an outstanding evening at Humu wh ...
We had an outstanding evening at Humu while staying at the Grand Wailea. It was the last night of our Hawaiian vacation and also my birthday. All the tables are outside in a beautiful, contemporary Polynesian style. The service from Clayton, Josh, and Noah was excellent, and the meal was heavenly. We had the Mahi Mahi, the lamb, and skirt steak and each dish was creative, well prepared, beautiful, and delicious. They brought out 3 heavenly desserts (complimentary) and each one was fabulous. It is a pricey restaurant but if you are looking for a special evening out, we recommend it highly. Enjoy!
Very attentive personnel. Elise was our ...
Very attentive personnel. Elise was our waiter and she did everything to make sure we are comfortable and enjoying our meals. We celebrated our 5 years anniversary. We felt welcomed. Atmosphere is serene and peaceful, beautiful sunset.
We celebrated a 39th wedding anniversary ...
We celebrated a 39th wedding anniversary here and we couldn't have asked for a better server than Wendy. She was highly attentive, provided recommendations on food and wine and overall made our experience a memorable one.
good food, great atmosphere... when we w ...
good food, great atmosphere... when we went they had computer issues so there were delays marring an otherwise great dinner, but they ended up taking care of the entire meal (which would have been close to $500) which floored me. Highly recommended.
We were lucky enough to have our wedding ...
We were lucky enough to have our wedding reception at this beautiful restaurant on January 9th, with 12 of our family members. The waiter was so knowledgable on everything in the menu right down to each ingredient. He offered suggestions and answered our many questions. He offered my husband and I complimentary Prosecco in celebration and was sure to keep the glasses topped up! Our meal was outstanding. Everyone was so pleased with their meals. To top off the fabulous evening, we received one plate of every dessert on the menu to pass around and share, family style! Each dessert was SO delicious. I can't wait to come back next year and celebrate our one year anniversary at this fantastic restaurant. Thank you to the staff for making this such a memorable evening for us! We will return again, and again, and again...
Our experience here was exquisite, from ...
Our experience here was exquisite, from beginning to end. This is an expensive restaurant, but, for us, it was worth every penny. To start, Humu Humu is situated on the Grand Wailea property, on a lagoon, facing the ocean. Add in some tiki torches and you have a beautiful view, oozing ambiance.
Our server was probably one of the most knowledgeable we've had, and very well-versed in the preparation of the food available. He definitely brought something extra to the table.
The food was impeccable. The Spicy Beef appetizer was a table favorite, and I personally recommend The Grand cocktail - very nice. As for entrees, I don't think you can go wrong here. We had a terrible time deciding which to have, as they all sounded so good - and they were. We were all sopping up the aftermath of our dinners with their tasty rolls (the butter is outstanding, but I won't spoil it for you).
As for dessert, please note that they are "deconstructed", which only made them more interesting for our table. We highly recommend their take on the chocolate latte - it's melt in your mouth delicious!
Humu Humu, as the locals refer to it, pr ...
Humu Humu, as the locals refer to it, provided a fine dining experience. It is expensive and the "to share " designation on the entrees is misleading. They are not large enough to share (supposedly the menu is being changed to present an accurate description of offerings). That said, the food is excellent. The mahi mahi was the best fish dish I've ever had. My wife said the lamb chops were equally delicious. We skipped dessert to keep the bill within reason and because we were full and satisfied with the appetizer and entrees.
Fantastic service, great food and wonder ...
Fantastic service, great food and wonderful location. We visited while on our honeymoon for a special last night in paradise meal. It lived up to our expectations. Our waiter looked after us very well and the food was very good. The restaurant was very calm and we felt like we were the only ones there even though it was full.
We have been to the humu over the years. ...
We have been to the humu over the years. We are sorry to see this go downhill since Hilton took over.
Our main issue with the restaurant is the new menu.
The crispy mahi dish was way too spicy and unpleasant. We used to get the cocktail in the coconut which unfortunately didn't make the new menu. "The grand" cocktail comes in a water glass with some turgid pineapple leaf.
We don't like the "Hawaiian sharing" concept. The desert came in a plate whether we all had to share spoons and eat off the same plate. I kept thinking about swapping saliva with our guests.
I understand you had a two million dollar reservation but honestly I don't see where, it looks exactly the same to us. Except the koi pond was killed.
I was shocked to hear you are planning to incorporate a snorkeling reef in the pond. That is a brilliant idea... Have a bunch of screaming kids diving and snorkeling next to your meal to add to the ambience.
Please, please reconsider some of your choices. We do not like your new menu at all.
1st time to Humuhumu. We were excited to ...
1st time to Humuhumu. We were excited to experience the restaurant. However disappointed with pretty much all the food and drinks. We tried a lot to see where they shined. The service was very attentive. We never blame the waiter for the food production. We ordered 2 hand crafted cocktails at just shy of $20 each. 1 tasted like flavored water the other like bitter grapefruit juice. We switched to our favorite go-to vodka martinis. How hard can this be? Vodka over ice and shake. Literally. Well somehow the ice got left out. Eeew. Moving on appetizers, salad, and main course. Butter lettuce salad was really heavy in dressing and spicy. Hearts of palm salad was more like a very small appetizers however the best of everything we ordered. Not the best I've tasted but the best on this particular list...
The 2 fish dishes we're ok. Opaka and Mahi. Not worth $40 a plate...I'd like to say go for the experience and not the food. If you're there after sunset like us it's too dark to see anything and there was a luau across the way where you could hear a constant drum base. A little annoying if you wanted a more quiet atmosphere. Highly anticipated yet way overpriced. Do yourself a favor and save your money and time.
Great food, but we were a little scared ...
Great food, but we were a little scared off by the limited menu. Our server, Larry, did an amazing job walking it through for us, and everyone enjoyed our meals. They may need to add some choices for picker eaters though!
We arrived at 8:28pm for a 8:45pm reserv ...
We arrived at 8:28pm for a 8:45pm reservation the hostess was VERY rude to us. She told us (exact Words) we were to early and wait at the bar and I will get you at 8:45 so we didn't say anything and we did. We waited till 9pm and asked for a manager. We told the manager our story and he was extremely nice to us and even offered to buy us drinks or appetizers. We ordered dinner and it wasn't very good. I was wondering why this restaurant was half full on New Years Eve and now I know why. Needless to say it was expensive, manager didn't comp anything, Hostess was so rude, food was below expectations it was a terrible way to end 2016.
We had dinner here on New Year's Eve. W ...
We had dinner here on New Year's Eve. We had great expectations and had heard great reviews. We were very disappointed. The servers should have been working at Denny's, completely unprofessional for a supposedly nice restaurant. They told us it was their 6th day with the new menu. I've eaten lots of places all around the globe, this menu was not appealing. When everyone in a party of 4 struggles to find something to order, it's not the guests, it's the menu. I get that the Chef is highly decorated and innovative, but a great chef must understand his clientele. This restaurant is located in a family vacation resort, it's not NY City chic. Regardless of the menu, the food was just ok, the service sub-par and the newly remodeled atmosphere was overlit and not terribly comfortable. One exception, the bar area was well done and beautiful, bravo. Way too many better places to eat in Maui than this, don't waste your preciously short time here.
Don't let the new menu fool you. On firs ...
Don't let the new menu fool you. On first look, it appears to be quite limited and offering small portions. Even with the encouragement of our kind sever we were very skeptical as the menu is very different from the one that we were so used to seeing since the restaurant first opened in the early 90's. However, what nice surprise once the food arrived at our table! I had scallops as an appetizer, followed by rack of lamb. Both were excellent and serving size for me, was just right. We were a party of seven with older kids (22, 20, 17 and 13) and everyone enjoyed their meal and the ambiance.
Very disappointed. Location is spectacu ...
Very disappointed. Location is spectacular, and we were looking forward to a sunset dining experience. However, we were seated in the back with the toddlers, and the place was half empty. Menu is new, and servers were rather unprepared.
They changed menu in December (for worse ...
They changed menu in December (for worse); old menu much better; new menu is Foofy tapas style (expensive and you leave hungry; if you don't like goat cheese and seafood, don't bother). Arrived at 5:45 and they didn't take our order until 90 mins later. Much better off ordering from pool menu or room service.
The restaurant was crowded, and they wer ...
The restaurant was crowded, and they were clearly fitting in as many tables as they could. We ended up toward the middle of a room, so that every wait person had to pass our table to get to or from others.
Our waitress appeared to have too many tables and service was slow. Neither did she know the menu. The food was good, but nothing special, and for the price did not seem like a great value.
If sitting at the outer edge by the water, it would probably be a nice setting, but the food and service do not justify the price.
They "changed" the menu 4 days before Ch ...
They "changed" the menu 4 days before Christmas and it was terrible. Gone were the fresh fish dishes and lobster and instead were replaced by the artsy faux food that was very disappointing. So much for our special Christmas dinner. Never again.
The menu was changed with their recent r ...
The menu was changed with their recent renovation to a more modern and ecclectic style which was disappointing. We loved the previous menu and options. This restaurant is much less geared toward families than it was before. We hope they move back toward their prior menu options.
While the restaurant was just refreshed ...
While the restaurant was just refreshed (and it is a beautiful setting!), the menu has been reworked and the servers don't seem to have figured it out.
The menu is unusual, having some starters, then some "to share", then 2 "for the table.
While the food was tasty, the server couldn't tell us accurately how many a plate would feed, so we over ordered at her prompting.
The bread came out after the salad and starters...and we didn't have plates for the starters when they did arrive.
Hopefully the kinks will be worked out and maybe the menu expanded a bit because the setting and ambiance is hard to beat!
Our server Patrick was incredibly welcom ...
Our server Patrick was incredibly welcoming and enthusiastic about the restaurants new menu. He throughly explained the dishes and even had us try the Kale & Pig ears when my husband was interested in it but we steered him away.
It was our first meal after a full long day flight to Maui.
Thank you for making our arrival so great.
Humuhumu as locals call it just re-opene ...
Humuhumu as locals call it just re-opened with a fully renovated restaurant and bar featuring a brand new menu designed by Chef Mike Lofaro.
A stunning setting suspended over a lagoon facing the ocean and beautiful sunsets.
The bar is lively featuring local handcrafted cocktails and small plates that are perfect to share.
The service was outstanding and attentive. The food was beautifully presented and incredibly delicious. It's a Farm to Table concept so we found many local ingredients which makes for an authentic Hawaiian experience.
Overall an amazing, romantic experience.
We didn't know the restaurant was tempor ...
We didn't know the restaurant was temporarily relocated to a different spot on the hotel property, otherwise we wouldn't have made a reservation. Half of the appeal of Humu's is the thatched roof restaurant over the koi pond. Their temporary location is very basic, not special at all. Food was fine, not memorable. Service could have been more attentive. Wait until original location reopens to dine here.
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