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.
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
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.
Terrible service for special anniversary ...
Terrible service for special anniversary dinner. Table was not cleaned off, had to ask for plates to be removed. Large moths flying in and around our table, nothing was done about it. Dessert served for our anniversary was the smallest piece of cake I have ever seen.
Fantastic view and wonderful food. It's ...
Fantastic view and wonderful food. It's located on the beach, within the Four Seasons Resort which is beautiful to walk through. The gardens and architecture are truly unique. Great service as well. Be prepared to spend a lot but so worth it!
Dinner right by the Pacific. We were sta ...
Dinner right by the Pacific. We were staying 15 miles up to coast in Waikoloa - wanted to check out the Four Seasons and Ulu. Great experience - large outdoor dining area - right on the beach, with floodlit breaking surf. Food was outstanding - lots of local ingredients. Had the Hapu fish special. Our waiter - carlos - was awesome - lots of great conversation about the location, the winds, the volcanos. Would definitely go back.
My wife and I were not staying on Kona, ...
My wife and I were not staying on Kona, but had a long layover in the airport. We decided to take a cab to the Four Seasons and have dinner and we were very glad we did. The ambiance of the restaraunt is amazing, facing the open ocean. We sat outside and it was cool and comfortable with a remarkable ambiance. The menu was fantastic, and despite only having baked local oysters on the menu, the chef was able to accomodate our request for raw oysters - which were fantastic and fresh. Our main courses were also excellent, and I would easily recommend the pad Thai. Service was prompt and our waiter took time to talk with us and make thoughtful recommendations based on our preferences. If we're ever back in Hawaii, we will certainly stop in again!
We visited this evening for dinner as it ...
We visited this evening for dinner as it is the last night of our honeymoon. The restaurant was quite aware that we were celebrating our honeymoon however opted to do nothing about it. They did however bring champagne to the couple next to us celebrating an anniversary and desert to another couple celebrating a birthday. Seeing as though we were the youngest couple there, being treated in such a way even after all the $$$ we spent was disgusting. The food was good, but unfortunately cannot give a better review. There are better choices on the island!
Outstanding - except for irritating tech ...
Outstanding - except for irritating techno-beat recorded music. Ulu is always a must for our visits to the Big Island - and is dependably the dining-out highlight of our trip. The oceanfront tables are romantic and quiet. The menu features perfectly prepared local seafood. Desserts are delicious - including creative sorbets. They impressively remembered my wife's birthday when we were first greeted by the server. The servers are always the most professional, knowledgeable and attentive waitstaff we have encountered anywhere. The only thing missing is music that fits the ambiance. You do not expect to hear a techno-beat rhythm piped through speakers amid this backdrop of crashing waves and stunning sunsets, it is jarring and incongruent. Some live jazz or Hawaiiana would more befit the visually stunning setting and the $300 check.
One of the more romantic overall setting ...
One of the more romantic overall settings I have ever experienced. Amazing location, nice ambiance and beautiful views. Very good service. Tight menu - outstanding seafood - but enough variety for most anyone. Better sushi than I have had most anywhere. Would consider a "must do" for that special dinner when on the Big Island. Will absolutely most definitively go back.
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