About 'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge
Kaupulehu, HI 96740
Among the finest venues for dining in Hawai'i, 'ULU Ocean Grill + Sushi Lounge is a breathtaking oceanfront fish and seafood restaurant on Hawai'i Island's Kona-Kohala Coast. The culinary team keeps the focus on local cuisine with a Regional, Seasonal and Artisanal philosophy. Located within Four Seasons Resort Hualālai, 'ULU is a favorite as one of the best restaurants in Hawai'i.
'ULU Ocean Grill + Sushi Lounge has been named one of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America and 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America for 2016 by OpenTable.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Queen Ka'ahumanu Hwy
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
We offer complimentary self and valet parking nightly.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
OCEANFRONT HARVEST DINNER
On Saturday evenings, the Oceanfront Harvest Dinner is an interactive culinary journey. Enjoy a sake and sushi reception while you watch the sun set over the water, before joining your dinner companions at the communal harvest tables. There, our chefs and the Resort’s wine and cocktail experts will guide you through a spectacular five-course dinner celebrating the bounty of the islands.
'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge Ratings and Reviews
On our vacation. Went back a second time ...
On our vacation. Went back a second time. Love, love, love the ambiance. The service is outstanding. Try to sit with Bronson! The GM is adorable- we had a great time both nights. The view is out of this world. *the fresh fish dishes are best!
Literally you pay for the view. The rest ...
Literally you pay for the view. The restaurant had high beam lights into the ocean so you can see the waves crashing. I had the tomato salad and coconut soup - - pretty tasty. My husband had the special fish which didn't wow us given the price. We ordered the soufflé based on the waiter's suggestion. The soufflé didn't rise and so they gave it to us for free. Honestly it's an exclusive restaurant with quality service and ambience. Go there for special occasions but save up!
It is very expensive but the best restau ...
It is very expensive but the best restaurant on the Big Island. The food is so creative and amazing. The service is attentive and helpful. We go to this restaurant every time we are here because it is exceptional. Sitting outside by the water and watching the waves during dinner is wonderful. The live music was also great. Can't wait to return!
We always come away from Ulu so impresse ...
We always come away from Ulu so impressed with all aspects of this wonderful experience. Carola is a treasure (and a friend) and other members of the service team are also VERY attentive without being at all intrusive. The chef is creative and makes lovely, tasty dishes.
We spent a wonderful evening at 'Ulu wit ...
We spent a wonderful evening at 'Ulu with my daughter and her husband. We took an early reservation so we could enjoy the beautiful sunset along the beach. The sushi and the Hawaiian Sea Bass were incredible!
We walked the grounds and were very impressed by the layout and architecture of the resort. Similar to the food offerings, 'Ulu Ocean Grille is simple, but elegant.
As always, our most recent trip to 'Ulu ...
As always, our most recent trip to 'Ulu was amazing. Service is outstanding, the food is memorably delicious, and you can't beat the location. My only recommendation is to get reservations a couple of weeks in advance.
Food was ok but I was quite underwhelmed ...
Food was ok but I was quite underwhelmed. For what we paid I was expecting a bit more of a specialty restauraunt. Instead it was a fairly run of the mill mainland type restaurant. It was overpriced for the quality of the food and boring menu.
Our octopus appy was VERY tough and tasted mostly like deep fry oil. Two fish entrees were okay but no imagination. I've made similar quality food myself.
I'd suggest to spend your money elsewhere. Read the reviews carefully. Many people say the view is lovely but the food is so-so. When you're paying $200+ on dinner you expect the food to be outstanding.
If you're looking for a view, Lava lava beach club is also on the beach and has excellent live music every night and sometimes hula with good food and drinks. Beautiful sunset view from Lava. If you're going to Maui, go to Mama's fish house. Much more inspired menus and beautiful views.
We enjoyed a leisurely late evening meal ...
We enjoyed a leisurely late evening meal and left more than satisfied. This is another Big Island restaurant that is leading the charge with respect to its efforts to focus on locally sourced and produced food and it shows. The fish dishes are superb and all the more so for efforts to creatively incorporate spices and sauces that compliment the fish dishes. The local wild boar on steamed buns was lovingly prepared and packed punch. We did not try any of the sushi but it was in much abundance on the tables of diners all around us. Ulu does a great job with its wine pairings and is not shy about permitting small wine tastings of what might work with your appetizers and entrees. The service was extremely knowledgeable, although slow and erratic, and we attributed that to the fact that the restaurant was extremely busy. Ulu would benefit from more of a "team" approach to service and seems to cling to insisting that one waiter, the same waiter, serve you throughout the evening. This is not an inexpensive restaurant but the price is worth you if you are looking for that all around Hawaiian high end dining experience.
This restaurant's beachside view, gorgeo ...
This restaurant's beachside view, gorgeous decor, and Ono food make it worth the splurge for a special occasion!
This was our third time here. The service was exceptional. We loved the shrimp with watermelon appetizer, the Hualalai Roll, and the amazing wine.
The best food of the night was the dessert! The homemade marshmallows, made from scratch Graham crackers and Valhrona chocolate paired up to make the most decadent and delicious S'mores!
This is an outstanding restaurant in eve ...
This is an outstanding restaurant in every possible way. A big WOW in every category. The mushroom fried rice is densely delicious. Four Seasons is now raising their own oysters! The menu is creative and varied and almost entirely locally sourced and very fresh. Very pricey but commensurate with the quality. A memorable special occasion dining experience.
excellent service by our server Chad. Gr ...
excellent service by our server Chad. Great location right on the beach with the ocean light up and waves crashing and some of the best fish I have ever had. This was our second time there and will repeatedly return whenever in Hawaii.
Ulu is a great restaurant for resort din ...
Ulu is a great restaurant for resort dining. Listen to the waves, enjoy the Asian fusion menu. A bit high priced, but it's a resort restaurant. My fish was cooked perfectly and my appetizer was delish. We come here every year and it never disappoints.
The setting, the restaurant, the view, a ...
The setting, the restaurant, the view, and the service were all amazing. But the food was unfortunately very very sub-par. I don't want to say it's bad because it was 'bad' ... it just wasn't good. It was so far below my expectations given the location and the hotel that it left me very disappointed.
We found the service and ambiance top no ...
We found the service and ambiance top notch. The food , we had sushi rolls and ahi sashimi and oysters. The rolls I could of got anywhere. Nothing special. Sashimi was very good but not above and beyond what would be expected for the price. Wife's Martini was $25 ouch and my whiskey and coke $15 ouch.
This restaurant, which is located in the ...
This restaurant, which is located in the Four Season's Hotel in Kona was amazing. They food was amazing, and the staff was top notch. You must...I repeat, must get the dish with the truffle ponzu sauce. Also, end your meal with their soufflé of the evening! to die for!!!!
If I am ever back at the Big Island, I will definitely dine here again!
The best way to describe dining at Ulu O ...
The best way to describe dining at Ulu Ocean Grill is an "experience!" Do not be afraid of the label "sushi lounge" in the name. Do not be intimidated by the Four Seasons title. Just embrace and go!! Sophisticated yet casual. And while sushi dishes are featured, the chef-prepared entrees are incredible. Fresh local ingredients prepared creatively and perfectly done.
Add to the excellent food, the staff at Ulu's will make your evening unforgettable. Manager Josh made us feel so welcome and comfortable on our first time visit. Our server Carola was so knowledgeable and helpful with our meal selections and dining.
We cannot say enough about our wonderful dining experience. Thank you, Ulu Grill.
Food was amazing, waiter was great, the ...
Food was amazing, waiter was great, the place is beautiful.
But - we had reservations for 7:30pm we got I Irish seats in around 8pm and those were outside in a very windy place, after I specifically asked to dine inside. Then we had to wait for 30 minutes before getting new seats.
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