Hula Grill is the best restaurant in the Whalers Village shopping center in the middle of Kaanapali Beach. In my opinion, it is also Maui’s “most Maui-est” restaurant. By that I mean, when you are dining at Hula Grill, the food, setting, view, and ambiance, all make you really feel like you are getting the full Maui experience. Hula Grill has a casual section on sand called the “Barefoot Bar” (lunch and dinner) and a fine-dining more expensive section called the “Dining Room” (dinner only, but sometimes open for overflow seating at lunch). Phone 808-667-6636.
Hula Grill menu includes fresh fish and other choices with innovative preparations. The location is great for people-watching, as the tourists walk by on the Kaanapali Beach sidewalk. Tables are open-air with beautiful views of the ocean, especially at sunset. Prices are lower, and food is more casual, in the Barefoot Bar part of the restaurant, which is on a sandy floor. Reservations are needed at dinner in the Dining Room section, which has more upscale food.
A bonus you get by dining at Hula Grill is free entertainment. They have live music, usually Hawaiian style, at various times on most days. (Call them for the latest schedule.)
See below for some specific Hula Grill menu items as well as photos and video.
This is one of Maui’s most popular restaurants, and one of the longest-running, having been here since 1994.
For other restaurants on this side of Maui in all price ranges, click on West Maui (Lahaina Kaanapali Kapalua) Restaurants.
Click for images of complete. . . Hula Grill menu with prices
Appetizers, Salads, Soups
Charred Short Rib
Lobster Shrimp Scallop Potstickers
Kabocha Pumpkin Hummus
Kamaaina Kale Salad
Fresh Tomato Soup
Crab Topped Mac Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi
Kiawe Wood Grilled Au
Pan Seared Hawaiian Snapper
Fire Grilled Ahi Steak
Coconut Seafood Chowder
Shrimp Pasta Carbonara
Roasted Tandoori Style Monchong
Hawaiian Salt & Pepper Ribeye
Lemongrass Braised Beef Short Rib
Kiawe Rotisserie Chicken
Miso Tofu & Farm Fresh Vegetables
Local Style Potsticker
Kabocha Pumpkin Hummus
Dock to Dish
Fish & Chips
Fresh Island Fish
From the Ranch
Kalbi Short Rib Tacos
Kiawe Wood Oven
Kalua Pork & Pineapple Flatbread
Surfing Goat Cheese Flatbread
Thai Chicken Flatbread
From the Garden
Chinese Chopped Chicken Salad
Hawaiian Fruit & Greens
Hula Grill Photos and Video