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Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge

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72-100 Kaupulehu Dr 0, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-5610 (Formerly 'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge) (Queen Ka'ahumanu Hwy)
+1 808-325-8333
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Incredible venue for that special occasion or just because....Amazing location on the beach, professional staff all the way from hostess to bartender to server. And of course, the food....so many delicious choices, all fresh and most choices locally sourced. Loved our Kona coffee/toffee shuffle--just melts in your mouth. You won't be disappointed.

Thank BunkieFL
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Somehow Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge offers a brunch that makes the $41 price tag seem like a decent value!

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Bethesda, MD
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to the Ulu Ocean Grill and we loved it! The setting is awesome, a fantastic view of the breakers and not 20 feet from the water. The restaurant employs sails on the sides when it is windy and they work really well. The food was out-standing. We started with a special lobster roll, proceeded to... More 

Thank tkg22
Los Angeles, California
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93 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Of the 7 dinners we had on the island, this was our favorite. Everything we ate was fantastic. The lobster got rave reviews from my husband, the ahi poke was loved by all, even the beef with broccoli was really really good. The smores at dessert, made with little cookies and three varieties of marshmallow were deeeelicious. Service was great,... More 

Thank kcharlotte
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is a beach-front as it gets - about 20 steps from the water and the most amazing views you will ever enjoy during dinner. The service is perfect and the food is delicious. Expensive but worth it!

Thank laswihart
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good mix of seafood and local catches. Asian fusion works well. Sushi is average rest of items great for resort cuisine

Thank Soiam50
Los Altos, CA
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126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ulu offers wonderful sunset views for the early diner and views of the night sky and breakers for those dining later. The setting is equally wonderful for breakfast. At dinner, the Asian influenced menu offers plenty of choices and while the crab fritters did not rock our world (though they were good) the mains were wonderful, particularly the snapper prepared... More 

Thank Wazito
Los Altos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ulu Ocean Grill was our go-to spot for breakfast at the resort. It was pricy, but the buffet had a wide selection of fruits, baked goods, and hot dishes along with an omelet chef who would make what the customer wanted and swap stories while the omelet was being made. The a la cart menu items were good as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't think of a more perfect location for dinner--directly on the ocean in a beautifully appointed, upscale casual restaurant with great food. Strategically placed sails calm the strong fall breeze, and floodlights illuminate the rocks and waves after the sun goes down. Service was prompt and although the menu is not extensive, the fish was amazingly fresh and delicious.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had our first dining experience at the Ulu Grill and it was amazing! The location and ambiance is perfect. Service was impeccable. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and recommended his favourites which we ordered and were not disappointed. The octopus and table side poke were delicious. It was our best dining experience during... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72-100 Kaupulehu Dr 0, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-5610 (Formerly 'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge)
    (Queen Ka'ahumanu Hwy)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-325-8333
‘ULU Ocean Grill & Sushi Lounge is the breathtaking new oceanfront fish and seafood restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, where Executive Chef James Babian’s acclaimed “R.S.A. - Regional, Seasonal and Artisanal” cuisine is served in Hawaii’s most beautiful setting - alongside the surf and under the stars. The restaurant showcases a stylish blend of Hawaiian architecture and modern flair - a lively, informal setting where guests are inspired, surprised and delighted by the Hawaii’s beauty and the flavors of the Pacific, through an innovative menu with playful tableside presentation. Cuisine is prepared oven roasted, flame grilled and wok fired, while an extensive wine list, with a special selection of boutique wines is presented via iPad. The modern sushi lounge and ocean view bar feature the Island's freshest sushi, as well as craft cocktails, sake and Japanese beers. Casual, friendly and knowledgeable servers guide guests through a social dining experience not to be forgotten.

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