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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
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 restaurant did not receive our online booking, although I was sent several confirmation emails. This was a frustrating start. The host was able to seat us after relatively quick considering they were not expecting us.
Spectacular location, ambience and food. Service was great. Perfect spot for a special occasion or simply a lovelt evening.
The food was mundane, it was great!! We loved it! The atmosphere was amazing along with the scenery. The customer service was top notch. We were greeted with these sesame chips and a mouthwatering slab of butter. Oh the butter!! Our meals were showcased to us in a timely manner and they tasted amazingly mundane. Best anniversary ever!
What a perfect night! We were celebrating our 40th anniversary and it was a truly memorable evening. Everything was just superb: delicious food, wonderful oceanfront ambiance, great acoustic guitar music, attentive and thoughtful service.
We started out with the crispy shrimp roll, and the flavors of our cocktails with tequila, mango, jalapeno, and cucumber were a great accompaniment to that. For our main course, we had the Tomahawk steak for two with the sides of Kaiwe smoked mashed potatoes, spinach/chard saute, and mushroom fried rice. Everything was perfectly prepared. I don't know how it could have been any better. We are looking forward to returning. Soon!
Fantastic setting ideal for enjoying a perfect sunset on the Big Island. Fantastic poke' tableside Keahole lobster tails , NY strip steak with kiawe smoked mashed potatoes, Macadamia nut souffle & Kona ice cream were out of this world. +One of the best Mai Tais I have ever had. Though not inexpensive (Dinner was ~$250 for 2 ) a great meal and evening.
We had requested a bread basket in lieu of their flatbread and it was brought to the table almost within minutes of being seated at an oceanfront table. The service was very good, the food was also very good however a bit less salt and it would have been excellent. We went for my birthday and that did not go forgotten either as it had been noted on the reservation. All around excellent and we will return.
The setting is lovely; we watched the beautiful Hawaiian sun set into the sea. Food and drinks were very good. I loved sushi roll, Thai soup and dessert soufflé, as well as Lava Flow cocktail. Service was very good by casual Hawaii standards. Live music was not too loud.
Great view, fair service, food was very very disappointing and certainly not worth the price.
Rice was extremely starchy, in a big ball, all stuck together. Sushi was good, not great, salads were very ordinary, fish was fair, mongolian beef disappointing.
If you want a great view it delivers, to bad the food doesn't. I would not recommend
We have been here many times, and it never disappoints. Spectacular setting. The menu is creative and local and fresh. The sushi (and sashimi) are superb. The wine list is excellent with many price points. The service is impeccable (ask for Carola Soder-Johnson...disclaimer, she is a friend, AND she is also an excellent server...as I am sure all of those at Ulu are). We will be back again and again. Oh yes, and a walk along the beach before dinner will reveal resting turtles this time of year and whales offshore Dec-March.
Everything you would expect from the Four Seasons - excellent! It made for a very memorable birthday. The sushi was like I was in Japan- better than words can describe. If you love sushi & sashimi then you MUST get some here, just don't look at the price ;-).
Excellent experience, excellent restaurant. The food was well designed, the setting was impeccable, the service was perfect. We sat right on the ocean, waves crashing, beautiful view. I had coconut curry snapper and my wife had a native Hawaiian fish (name escapes me). Both dishes were cooked perfectly, and seasoned perfectly. Had the poke appetizer which they prepare at the table, it was phenomenal. We had a chocolate sufle and the s'mores for desert. The mango marshmallow was amazing. Highly recommend this place for a nice night out.
Service was exceptional; hostess and wait staff were spot on, professional, friendly and attentive. Food was wonderful, just not to our expectations. Waterfront table was outstanding, truly a memorable experience. Celebrated our getaway wedding dinner at Ulu; very happy with our overall experience. Thanks to the staff for making it so enjoyable.
I was so terribly disappointed. The resturant is right on the water and gorgeous but we were seated in the back and had to look around partitions to see the ocean. The waiter was inattentive and supercilious. The food including Hawaiian sea bass and Mahi-mahi was only fair and the portion size was small. I have had better seafood on the mainland. Imagin my unpleasant surprise. Dessert was also diasappointing. The macadamian nut cake was the size of 1/2 a piece of pie and the specialty s'mores were essentially inedible(rubbery flavored marshmellow and discs of mediocre chocolate).
Ocean-side seating is outstanding as was the service. However, the mark-up on wine is too much and two of our appetizers were not that good. The calamari was dry/over cooked and the Dungeness Crab Fritters were small, dry balls of shredded Blue Crab, not chunks of Dungeness. Both were priced at over $20 and not worth it. The Ceviche was excellent as was the desert.
We came here to celebrate our 5th anniversary before the end of our trip. I have to say this is one of the best restaurants I've ever been to. The entire staff was very friendly and the view is amazing! The food was all delicious and portions were bigger than I would expect with an upscale restaurant since a lot of times you pay more and get less. Would highly recommend!
Setting is exquisite with tables by the ocean, which is lit up beautifully. Food was fine—unremarkable, especially for the price. Service was abysmal—waitress was inattentive, forgetful and incompetent. She would disappear for large stretches of time, to the extent that we found ourselves having to ask for help from servers at other tables. They evidently knew there was an issue because the couple behind were comped their drinks and apps, and so were we.
My wife and I have been to three restaurants (Hualalai Grill, Beach Tree and Ulu) at the Hualalai Four Seasons Resort for special occasions and Ulu is our favorite. We decided to host my brother-in-law's birthday next month at Ulu. We love the food, location and service.
Amazing dinner, from the place which is literally on the ocean and fully Polynesian style, the service which is so professional et just perfect to the food that is local, tasty and gourmet.
All of that for a reasonable price.
Thanks you so much, you make the difference with the restaurant around !
Ulu is an extremely beautiful restaurant, sitting next to the ocean waves. The staff was A+, very knowledgeable and professional. The prices are high as expected for such a high end restaurant. My only issue was finding the restaurant in the dark. Driving to the parking area and walking to the restaurant could be marked better, as it is a ways in there, but it was worth it for our wedding night dinner.
My partner and I splurged on one meal during our time in Hawaii. We read reviews, and chose carefully.
Good: We had a great waitress, perfect view of the ocean, did not feel rushed. The calamari appetizer was great! But not worth the price.
Bad: About halfway through my lobster pad Thai, I discovered a long, thick dark hair embedded in it. Appetite ruined. The staff apologized, brought out a new dish, and took the pad Thai and our shared dessert off the bill.
For one appetizer, one cocktail, and one dinner (my partner's vegetarian dish), the bill before tax and tip was $100.
If I were this restaurant, and charging those kinds of prices, I would have given us the entire meal for free.
Left the experience feeling disappointed and ripped off.
Wonderful Mother's Day Brunch. Wonderful selection of foods prepared in delicious and creative ways. The setting is glorious and the food quite matched the setting. The presentations and the servers added to the occasion. The strawberry shortcake dessert theater top it off. A bit pricey but definitely worth the splurge!
We didn't enjoy the food as we expected, although the service was perfect and very professional, our food was a little bit out of textures and flavours. Mongolian beef was normal and "out of price" plate. Fancy and very comfortable restaurant with terrific views but food wasn't at the same level as the place.
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