$$$ Laid-back eatery for fish tacos & drinks Hula Grill Waikiki - Hawaiian restaurant in Honolulu, United States
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2335 Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States
Rating on Google Maps4.40 (3702 reviews)
- Usually a wait
- Accepts reservations
- Lunch reservations recommended
- Dinner reservations recommended
- Free Wi-Fi
- Bar on site
- High chairs
- Good for kids
- Kids' menu
- Quick bite
- Comfort food
- Small plates
- Organic dishes
- Happy-hour food
- Healthy options
- Late-night food
- Happy-hour drinks
- Live music
- Fast service
- Great coffee
- Solo dining
- Wheelchair-accessible lift
- Wheelchair-accessible toilet
- Wheelchair-accessible seating
- Wheelchair-accessible car park
- Wheelchair-accessible entrance
- Outdoor seating
ReviewsFrequently mentioned in reviews: lunch (6) nice (6) seating (6) ordered (6) brunch (7) beach (7) views (7) amazing (7) fish (7) staff (8) view (10) service (10) delicious (12) good (15) food (16) great (17)
5Cheung A. 1 year agoUpper floor of the duke’s Even better ocean view for their higher location Had lunch menu Taco was standard grilled is better than fried Loco moco was good -loved the mushroom gravy But I had to say their macadamia coffee was like water no taste of the Mac but cinnamon I liked the hula pie thick coating of chocolate ganache
5Ava N. 7 months agoWithin my 5 day trip I ate here 4 times (breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner)🤭😅 my most fav one was a brunch menu specially the Asian fusion wings. ambiance, food, service, view… is perfect here. Make sure you get a terrace table to get the view of the beach.
5Hassan M. 6 months agoVery nice restaurant with different seating areas. Best is beachside seating area but also seating area around bar was very nice. Waitress were friendly,helpful adding nice atmosphere to the place. It’s usually busy, so you may have to wait for a while until being seated. Food was great adding more good reason to why I should go back there again.
5Nick H. 1 year agoWe stopped by for a delicious brunch feast. The burger and Korean chicken were great. The banana pancakes and french toast were delicious as well. The highlight was the ice cream pie, simple but decadent. There are great views to boot, with fresh ocean air wafting in, a nice place for a family celebration.
5Andrea G. 1 year agoFrom start to finish this was such an amazing dining experience. The hostesses were so kind and helpful and our waitress Ocean was so nice and prompt. She gave us great suggestions and made sure we had everything we needed. My husband got the peanut butter bacon French toast which did not disappoint and I got the Big Kahuna Burrito with breakfast potatoes in the burrito (Ocean’s suggestion and she nailed it). For our drinks we had the Iced Chata and the Bloody Maria, whoever the bartender was can work magic. The weekend brunch is where it’s at and the views are top notch!
5Daniel M. 1 year agoHula pie is the size of your head and wonderful. It’s a hazelnut ice cream pie covered in chocolate. Had the seafood stew which is a coconut Thai tasting soup full of seafood. Amazing. And the view…. Will make you cry. Top 10 restaurant visits of my life and I travel as much as a pilot. Also the service Was fast and good. Lots of staff to keep everything going. Duke’s downstairs has live music and seems more popular, but.. it’s the same restaurant/menu and when you are upstairs you can see past everyone’s head straight to the ocean while still enjoying the live music. Price was typical for the area, but not bad.
5Karen L. 9 months agoOur group had a celebration lunch here, and greatly enjoyed everything! We tried Loco Moco, Korean Fried Chicken, Baja Fish Tacos, Poke Tacos, Seafood Omelette, and Island Fruit Smoothies. Each dish was delicious, flavourful with good portions. Comfy decor and ocean views. Friendly and efficient service during busy lunch rush. Highly recommend!
5L. 7 months agoExcellent brunch. The seafood omelet hit the spot. They allow you to get children size pancakes that are regular size fluffy yet filling hot cakes if you don't want the extra big ones. Also the fish & salad was very good too.
5Kristen G. 9 months agoWe’ve eaten here twice within the last couple of days because it’s so good. The first time we came for lunch and our server wasn’t the best, but the food was good enough for us to want to come back. Our dinner was AMAZING. I had one of the best salads I’ve ever eaten in my life. Our server (Tom) was also really great, especially for how busy it was!
5Victor W. 1 year agoCame here for breakfast early on a Sunday. Made reservations at 3AM Sunday for a reservation at 9AM the same day. Restaurant didn’t seem super full at the time but it seems like reservations would be good if you want to guarantee seating quickly. The views are absolutely amazing overlooking the Waikiki beach and was a sight to behold especially if you’re seated next to the railing on the deck. Started with the iced coffee which I would pass on for next time. The simple syrup was too sweet and not very flavorful. Coffee didn’t have and depth of flavor either and wasn’t very strong. Ordered the prime rib which was absolutely delicious. Definitely some of the best prime rib I’ve had anywhere. Also ordered the poke bowl and subbed the rice for some greens which they happily accommodated. Everything was fantastic. The flavors were spot on with good depth and the variety of textures was amazing. Ended dessert with some Pomo pie which was sugar free and gluten free made from breadfruit. Quite unique and was pretty good. Service was extremely fast and friendly. Also love the contactless payment with QR code and apple pay support.
5Aditya Singh R. 1 year agoWe stopped by during the late afternoon for lunch and the wait was about 20~30 minutes without reservation. We ordered Korean wings, fish tacos and burrito along with a few drinks which were all great. My only minor complaint was with the wings as their amount was small compared to its price.
5Khoi N. 1 year agoThis is a must go to spot if you love brunch and views. I made reservations for a party of 9 and Hulu Grill was great at accommodating us last minute. We ordered about 3 rounds of mimosas flights. Highly recommend if you want a slight buzz before hitting the beach. We ordered the strawberry mochi waffles, seafood omelette, breakfast burrito, Loco Moco, and the Banana Mac pancakes. Wow everything here was delicious! The Loco Moco had all of the meats including slow braised short rib, pork and sausage, The omelette had some rich crab, lobster and shrimp stuffed into a thick spinach omelette. Not only were our dishes savory and delicious. The waffles and pancakes were another level. Great chewy texture with our warm waffles. Service here is perfect. We were seated right by the outdoor balcony. Stunning views of the beach and a cool breeze every couple of minutes. Our server was great and so was the rest of the staff. Our drinks were constantly getting refilled and our food came out really quickly. They have an extensive menu to fit any flavor profile. Highly recommend making reservations prior to get the best seating in the restaurant.
5N B. 1 year agoWe had a boozy brunch here on vacation and it was one of the best parts of the whole trip! Our server was so great and down to earth, by the end of the meal we had inside jokes. He even jumped into one of our selfies lol. I had a really great avocado toast with egg and bacon and my boyfriend had loco moco (which he says is the best on the island and better than goofy’s *gasps in shock*). The views of Waikiki beach are spectacular and there’s a great breeze. Loved this place!
5Sharon L. 1 year agoAte here the first day after arriving from the airport. The service was great. The view was even better and the food was great. I got the fish tacos and they were huge and delightful. My friend got the burger and that was delicious as well. Recommend both 🙂🌊
5Kelly C. 1 year agoFriendly staff, short wait, good food. Definitely recommend!!
4Hal W. 1 year agoFriendly staff... Good location... Not-so-great food... Shares kitchen with Duke's... Food is high-volume, mid-grade tourist fare. Don't go for the food. Hula Grill Pie is excellent though for a desert stop. If you can get a dinner seating at 5PM or 530PM it's a great spot for a sunset drinks view.
4Mary R. 1 year agoThe food was good, I had the pork tacos, I believe it could have used some kind of sauce. A BBQ or spicy sauce would have really made the dish. I had a wonderful server named Jessica she was amazing and kind. I would recommend this restaurant. It is right by the beach so you have a beautiful view while eating.
4Alejandra P. 8 months agoHighly recommended to make reservations in advance. Food is good, waitress was very polite however the food took fo.re.ver. Fish and chips dish had 3-4 fish pieces, not only one like in the pic :)
4Sara M. 1 year agoWe went and ate at Hula Grill on the first night that we arrived in Hawaii and I was so pleased with the quality of the food. It was absolutely phenomenal! The Mai Thais are incredible, calamari was the best I've ever had and the shrimp carbonara was delicious! I am so pleased with the service. Overall it was a great experience, wonderful atmosphere and very kind staff but service was a bit slow most of the time, especially during the mornings and afternoon. Dinner wasn't as slow, surprisingly. Can't wait to eat there again 😍
4Arpitha Rao A. 1 year agoGood food with a great view! Perfect date night place
4Alicia P. 1 year agoWent for dinner had amazing service from Voliet and Trinity. Appetizer the honey mac nut shrimp was amazing. The main course was the mac nut crusted mahi was just disappointing after. The view is amazing.
4Tabjula A. 6 months agoGreat ambiance but make sure you get a table with an ocean side view. The shrimp was so fresh and well cooked. The only negative is parking. We need to pay $15 even after getting a validation.
4Melanie De La C. 4 months agoThe waiter was nice. The food was decent. The portions smaller than expected for the price. The crab and macadamia nut wontons fell short of my expectations. I didn't taste much of the nut, and I expected crunchiness and didn't get it. The inside was very creamy and mushy. The one thing that saved it for me was the chili water they had at the table. I loved that sauce and would love to bring that home. It made their bread taste delicious. Otherwise, their bread was okay, and I love bread. The fish specials that my brother and cousin ordered were small portions, which is why we ordered three of the four desserts. They were all good. Lol.
4D. 5 months agoExcuse me, but this is the most delicious fish I've ever eaten. Tender fish on a pineapple pillow, with creamy sauce and macadamia nuts + lobster. Mmm.. this is something incredible. And the portion is huge. Minus star - chicken. It is neither salty nor sweet. Dry.
3Annie R. 1 year agoWe came here for breakfast and the food was delicious but the service was pretty bad. To the point where you’d expect much better service for the price and quality of food as well as location. You’re on the second floor overlooking the beach. Right down below is Dukes where the service is great. It was an odd experience to dine at a nicer place with staff who all seemed like they didn’t want to be there, like every single staff member we encountered. They all were rude and cold. It’s too bad because the food was delicious but I would just go to Dukes below because the staff is much friendlier and they also have good food.
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