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About 'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge
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.
Kaupulehu, HI 96740
Farm-to-table, Seafood, Hawaiian
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast 6:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Dinner 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Sushi Lounge & Table 5:30 to 10:00 p.m.
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, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
The Oceanfront Harvest Dinner is a interactive culinary journey held along the stunning coastline at Ulu Ocean Grill + Sushi Lounge. Each Saturday, enjoy a sparkling beverage and sushi reception while you watch the sun set over the ocean, before joining your dinner companions at the communal harvest tables. There, our chefs and the Resort’s wine experts will guide you through a spectacular five-course dinner celebrating the best seasonal and local bounty found throughout the Hawaiian Islands.
'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge Ratings and Reviews
The steak and local sea bass dishes were outstanding, along with the sides (included).
Chocolate soufflé very delicious and memorable.
Beautiful ocean view. Our Thai-born server was excellent and described dish options perfectly. Also very pleasant and personable. This experience contributed greatly to a wonderful 28th Anniversay for us. It was our third visit, as we live only 15 minutes Up Queen K highway from Hualalai.
Ulu has to be our favorite spot on the Big Island. You take an incredible location (the restaurant sits on the waterfront), combine with all the best local cuisine, and top it off with a fun, professional and energetic wait staff and you'll have a memorable experience. If you like Poke, order it as it is prepared tableside and will not disappoint. This is not a cheap meal, but you would expect nothing less from a Four Seasons experience. Really worth a visit if you love a fine dining experience.
I can't say enough good things about our experience at 'Ulu! What a treat! Creative, delicious menu with an emphasis on fish but lots of other tasty sounding options. Wonderfully prepared hand-crafted cocktails. Outstanding service that is professional and friendly. So many other "nice" restaurants greet us "hey guys". That would not happen here. The ocean view is so pretty I had to make myself stop staring and pay attention to my husband as we were celebrating a milestone anniversary. Truly an excellent evening. Prices reflect the quality of the food and service and we had no problem with that. Will definitely recommend to others.
The breaking waves were 20 feet from our table. The sunset was amazing. The service was intelligent, just the right amount of engagement, efficient and complete. The food was memorable. Just delicious does not do it justice. This meal was for my birthday. We will be going back for many more regular days.
We came for our 15th anniversary and it was spectacular! The venue is just gorgeous- got to see a sunset and an orange MOONset! Waves crashing and warm ocean breeze were lovely. Food was delicious. You get what you pay for. Worth the splurge for a special occasion. Cocktails $18-20 and entrees about $50. But again- a highlight of our vacation! Our server was great- took a lot of time to describe things perfectly and gave us hints about the area. He was a pleasure! Overall highly recommend if you are ready to splurge!
We went to Ulu Ocean Grill at the Four Seasons at the suggestion of a close friend. As we were celebrating our 31st wedding anniversary, I made a reservation for 6 pm to watch the sunset and mentioned it was for our special day. From the moment we walked in, we were wished Happy Anniversary by the entire staff whenever we spoke to someone. We enjoyed drinks in the bar with Tom the bartender. Our waiter Dan was very attentive without hovering and he had a knack for anticipating our every need. My husband ordered the Thai soup and Mahi- Mahi with the soup being especially good. I ordered the green salad and Mongolian beef which was delicious. One nice part of the evening was the relaxing vibe with the guitar player in the background. The chocolate soufflé was divine and came complimentary to celebrate our big day! We will definitely come again the next time we're in Kona!
Fish, meat, and vegetables were perfectly prepared and I believe all were locally sourced from the island. The service was absolutely perfect. While the view is primarily why we dined here, the food and service is why we returned nearly every night during our stay on property.
There is nothing special about the food. It is ridiculously expensive simply because they can take advantage of the amazing views. I felt taken advantage of. I've had much better for a lot less in restaurants back home. The property is beautiful, and as such, they can make it a tourist trap.
For our anniversary celebration dinner reserved weeks ahead, we were seated in a lovely spot that happened to be really windy. The wind kept picking up and our table was outside the canvas baffles they can draw down for wind protection so we thought it best to move to another table. Staff accommodated the move and we were in the new spot for maybe 5 minutes when the team drew the wind baffles into place. All good...However in moving we got a new waiter. He told us that we'd moved into worse wind than our previous table (which was outside the baffle, remember) and we'd better "move again now." I wish we had: This waiter did not act terribly respectful about our food preferences or our plan to order a few small plates at a time. When we asked about whether a menu item was spicy he acted irritated and listed other things for us to avoid. We asked to replace a sauce on an item with an sauce listed on another item and his response was hard to classify: willing, but condescending? We ordered two rounds of small plates anyway. The first two were serviceable - boring crab fritters on tasty pear slaw, and a decent but bland sashimi dish (needed soy, ponzu, something). The second two were less auspicious: a plate that wasn't meant for us, and an order of calamari that were gummy and mucosal in the middle. We'd intended to have main courses and dessert but after the gross calamari, error in pickup, and weird service, we gave up and asked for the bill. They spotted our drinks. (The drinks were pretty good, so thumbs up to the bar.)
We went to a lesser-known beachside bar down by Mauna Lani for the rest of our supper and didn't regret it. I think we won't try the Four Seasons again.
Hands down...the best place for a fabulous meal!!!
We ate here 2 out of 3 evenings in Kona. The service is first rate...the preparation is first rate...the presentation is first rate! This is a foodies paradise!! thank you for two wonderful evenings right by the oceanside for a wonderful dinner!
This was a great choice for a sunset dinner! You are literally right on the beach with your table. Service was perfect and top notch. Paired with complementary valet service it was a great night. The fresh fish catch was amazing and cooked just right. We had an appetizer of Ahi poke which was made table side and was delicious! One of the best meals I had on the island. Highly recommend the splurge for one night!
We went to Ulu our first night in Hawaii. I almost cancelled because we were so tired from our flight. We are so glad we kept our reservation. I cannot say enough about the ambiance, service and deliciousness that was our experience at Ulu. The menu and wine list were excellent and on par with any top restaurant I've been to. What made Ulu different was the exquisite waterfront location (I swear we were given the best table in the house), with lights trained on waves crashing on the rocky shore just footsteps away. Palm trees swaying overhead, stars in the sky, a professional waitstaff who did not hurry your evening and made you feel like you were the only ones there. Add a musician whose volume, talent and tone were perfect for listening enjoyment but also ease of conversation, and top it off with a divine dinner from appetizer to dessert, and you have the ultimate special evening. Worth every penny. We dined in some of the best restaurants on Big Island this week - Ulu was, hands down, the very best of them all.
First time in Hawaii, with my wife celebrating our honeymoon. Awesome location (maybe a little hard to find w/o a GPS). Ambience excellent, soft live music in background, ocean front, beach access, mellow ocean surf, fantastic sunset.
Food as expected, very very good!. Our server also surpassed our expectations, not only knowledgeable about restaurant's options, but also appropriately conversant about life in Hawaii.
Great selection of spirits, beers and specially wines.
Able to accommodate customized food servings and details.
We spent 3 hours in our celebration dinner - beyond words!
The outdoor seating is on the beach and a beautiful location at sunset. The food and drinks were delicious and creative. They were having a mini wine tasting event which was a special treat. A wonderful musician played music on the patio (acoustic guitar and singing). Normally our service at Ulu's is impeccable, but this time it was very slow.
One of my new favorites. They have a great menu, Asian inspired, but a flair of other influences. Highly recommended for the food, view, and service. We'd come back in a heartbeat. By the way, don't let the word "Grill" turn you off. It is not a restaurant grill kind of spot.
Our server Bronson helped make our double birthday celebration a night to remember. He was funny, attentive and knowledgeable. We ordered the Baozi, very tasty, the tomato salad, perfectly seasoned and the right amount for four, and the calamari, dry and disappointing. For our entrees, the guys both had the Mongolian beef...needless to say, there was nothing left. I had a taste and it was full of flavor and tender. I had the lobster tails, delightful and way too much to eat. The tumeric-ginger butter and quinoa were a nice addition to the lobster. Bronson paired a lovely Sancerre wine with the lobster. For sides, I definitely suggest the sweet corn. I could have eaten the entire bowl!! Desserts finished a perfect evening. We will return.
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