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'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge

4.7
4.7
1586 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
‘ULU Ocean Grill & Sushi Lounge is the breathtaking oceanfront fish and seafood restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, where the Resort’s hyper-local cuisine philosophy comes to life. The “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 setting where guests are inspired, surprised and delighted by Hawaii’s beauty and the flavors of the Pacific, through an innovative menu with playful tableside presentations. Open for breakfast and dinner, cuisine is prepared oven roasted, flame grilled and wok fired, while an extensive and diverse wine list complements the menu. The modern sushi lounge and ocean view bar features 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 f

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Seafood, Hawaiian

  • Hours of operation

    Sushi Lounge & Table Daily 5:30 am–10:00 pm Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 325-8000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Offering the ultimate in privacy, the private and semi-private dining rooms entered through 'ULU restaurant or directly from the beach. Entertain with discretion and exclusivity, yet enjoy the flexibility to expand your celebration on an adjoining lanai. This is an unforgettable setting for hosting a reception, followed by a tasting dinner with expertly matched wines.The rooms can feature round or rectangular tables for eight guests each, or it can host stand-up receptions with food stations.

  • Neighborhood

    Kaupulehu

  • Cross street

    Queen Ka'ahumanu Hwy

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary self and valet parking nightly.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,586 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Best Ambiance

  • Hawaii

    Romantic

  • Hawaii

    Great for scenic views

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Best Overall

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Best Food

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Best Service

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Best Ambiance

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Innovative

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Great for fine wines

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Romantic

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Great for scenic views

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Good for special occasions

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  1. AkshayT

    Austin

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    I am impressed by the ambiance but food is overly priced and taste very basic. I don’t recommend this place to anybody else
  2. MarinW

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, environment and food. The calamari was some of the best I’ve had. We had a beautiful view of the ocean.
  3. MikeP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible views await at the Ulu Ocean Grill in Kona. Ambiance is off the charts and the quality of the food served reaches a similar height. It is pricey (it is the Four Seasons after all)..but you receive outstanding value...an amazing dining experience that we have not found anywhere else on the Big Island. Highly recommended for that "once a year" special occasion.
  4. LongT

    Portland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    Beautiful view with the restaurant located at Hawaii beach front however, the food was 1 hour late and when arrived, the waiter spilt gravy of the steak over myself/guest and the food was adequate despite the handsome price. Unfortunate experience as this is considered a 5 star resort.
  5. BarbaraM

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent but the grilled prawns were far too oily. The ambiance and setting sun were amazing.
  6. AbsoluteRavingFan

    Dallas

    173 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    173 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and great venue. Ahi poke…excellent..grilled kanpachi…excellent….curry shrimp..excellent..uni..excellent. Service friendly and knowledgeable. Overall great experience
  7. KellyA

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, wonderful service and the sunset over the ocean was spectacular. Thank you for a perfect evening!
  8. Georgia

    Hawaii

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love the setting by the beach. Our waiter Floyd was exceptional - attentive and helpful with ideas. The food was really good: loved the crispy calamari and the potato soup. The pineapple upside down cake was the perfect finish to the meal.
  9. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    While the food was mostly enjoyable, the portions were very small and overpriced. Service was good but very slow.
  10. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Stunning location, beautiful setting and terrific food. Definitely a very special experience!
  11. Robert

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience ... Service, Food, and Atmosphere -- PERFECTION!
  12. Janis

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a beautiful view, awesome food/presentation, and amazing service with Justine and all the staff. It was a night to remember!
  13. Fish1st

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    We had high hopes for this place in this stunning location. Unfortunately the drinks were bland. No love no creativity, practically no alcohol. We ordered the most expensive sushi pieces otoro, hamachi, ahi , salmon and Kai. We are sushi lovers and we eat sushi all the time. This is the worst sushi we’ve ever had. Absolutely no flavor, no presentation no love or care for the customers from the kitchen. Ambiance and service was excellent. Very expensive place. You are paying for the 4season location, decoration, and landscape. But forget the sushi and cocktails.
  14. Lexi

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The setting. The food and the service were exceptional. We had the most lovely evening.
  15. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Remarkable evening! Mele our server was wonderful.
  16. DavidH

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent quality food in a beautiful setting. In this case, you get what you pay a lot for (and then a little more, as this is the Four Seasons). If the goal is food, alone, then you can find food that is as good for about $200-$300 less for the table. That said, nobody really dines at the Four Seasons because of the incredible value. The setting and service here is top notch.
  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was surreal sitting on the beach edge and watching the sunset. I could just sit there and gaze at it all night. And the food was amazing! Super fresh sushi. I also tried the recommended crab noodles- very tasty but definitely more of a pasta dish. The waiter was great very informative and had good recommendations. I would definitely go back! Side note- a bit difficult to find the restaurant, but when I called they were super helpful!
  18. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful service and delicious food. Reservations were only available for after 8pm but we arrived early and they seated us quicklyZ
  19. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great ambience, sushi is meh but good, salads are not great. Yummy steak yummy soup yummy lobster, yummy dessert. Overall lovely dinner maybe a tad overpriced. Thank you
  20. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    50 th anniversary
  21. dvdjqt

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    Beautiful setting for sunsets, but food and service are not what they used to be
  22. Kathy

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Granddaughters engagement!
  23. DiPe

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Spicy crab noodle is their dim signature dish. They are delicious but completely lacked any presentation.
  24. LisaS

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dining experience! Celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary.
  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely! Amazing experience with great views. Fresh and buttery sashimi. Yummy chocolate soufflé!!
  26. Landsharkron

    Hawaii

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great meal we had of a locally farmed fish! Everything was prepared well! Our waitress was outstanding and the chocolate dessert wow! Plus you can not beat the view of the pacific from your table!
  27. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    This was our special meal for our visit to the big island. With such excellent reviews we were excited for the splurge. Upon check in the hostesses took down my allergies and printed them on a magenta ticket, my husband and I were immediately impressed! The service started off well enough, above average by relaxed Hawaiian standards. We were served bread to start, then chose sushi, an appetizer and a main each. When the sushi was brought out, we clarified that there was no wasabi (an allergen). The staff person looked confused but said yes. Sure enough the sushi had wasabi inside. We alerted the server immediately and sent it back. He apologized, but didn’t seem to understand this error could have made me seriously ill. I was empathetic and understanding about the error (it’s not the first time), but wanted to be sure it would not happen again. As I have more unusual allergies (sweet potato, wasabi and others) I offered to review them with the server which he refused. Another staff person dropped off more bread between courses, which we then found out contained sweet potato. I’d eaten some earlier. We told the server upon his return and he immediately got defensive and asked what we wanted to do. Obviously I wanted to eat a meal without getting sick. He made excuses about being busy and missed the allergies. He then asked repeatedly if we wanted the hot dessert that needed 45 minutes to cook. I told him I would be following up with management. The manager brought out our mains and inquired about my health and asked if she could follow up the next day. I declined. It was clear she was concerned about getting sued. At this point I was experiencing allergy symptoms. When presented with the bill, our food was comped. The following day, another manager called again to inquire about my “health” and offered to “take care of us personally if we return”. I declined. Truly disappointed, food was outstanding, but unacceptable I was repeatedly served allergens.
  28. SarahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered was amazing and the service was excellent.
  29. bhj3

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Expensive, but worth it. Highest quality seafood and the sushi was well made and ery tasty.
  30. Isabella

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Amazing location, we came about an hour before our dinner reservation and had cocktails and a sushi roll in the lounge while watching the sunset over the ocean, which was beautiful. The bartender provided excellent service. We then moved to the restaurant for dinner. I ordered the spicy crab noodles, which was very disappointing. There was only one single small piece of crab meat in the entire dish, so it was basically a $67 bowl of noodles. Very disappointing, and the server didn’t come back to check on us at all after the food was delivered to ask how everything was, so I wasn’t able to say anything. My husband got the fresh fish and roasted vegetables, which was delicious though. We each had two drinks (wine and beer), split an appetizer and had our entrees, no dessert and it was $250. All in all, I left feeling disappointed and that it wasn’t a great value. The location is beautiful though, and that is what you are paying for.
  31. TaiShin

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, the service was even better. We ordered a handful of things off of the menu to try. The fish was cooked perfectly. The sashimi tasted fresh. The Thai Fried Rice was delicious. So was everything else. My fiance and I went to celebrate our engagement and the Ulu staff treated us like royalty. It was a great first experience. We live here on the island and will definitely be going back.
  32. RhondaC

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taylar was an exceptional server! She made our night outstanding. The food is amazing. Best spicy tuna roll I’ve ever had!
  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not one complaint from the service to the food to the environment everything was so perfect and special. I’d also like to shoutout our waitress Bianca who an absolute delight.
  34. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our evening was perfect. Ulu is one of my favorite restaurants and the Four Seasons is the most beautiful resort on the Big Island. We were especially pleased by the outstanding service of our server, Taylar. Taylar was charming-professional, cheerful and friendly. I would recommend to anyone a visit to this lovely restaurant.
  35. OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite location and experience. Cannot recommend Ulu enough.
  36. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just pure fabulous!
  37. Suze

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, fabulous views including the whales playing, exceptional service from Lilibeth & Keone!!
  38. OpenTableVIPleveldiner20

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful, sorta one of a kind setting on the beach but so luxurious in an open air, finely crafted zen setting. When you are being seated in the main deck area you immediately know it is special. We stuck with nigiri sushi and sashimi and everything was fantastic. Cocktails were what you would expect. Stellar service. Everything is top notch with an ambiance so different than anywhere else -- and so expect to pay prices that match.
  39. KSweet

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and unbeatable views/service. $40 for a cocktail is outrageous…
  40. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ulu is so great from when we were greeted at the host stand and when we said our goodbyes to our server Lilibeth. She is the very reason we wanted to come back. We dined back in July for a date night and her service was EXCEPTIONAL that we wanted to come back and see her again. Luckily she worked last night! Lili is so kind and you can tell she loves what she does. Her knowledge of the menu definitely helped us make our appetizer/Entree decisions. I appreciate how much she engaged in conversation with us talking about the property and the restaurant, even asked about how we are and asked about our personal life. I really just wanted to give a HUGE THANK YOU to Lilibeth and hope to come back and see her soon.

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'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge is rated 4.7 stars by 1586 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
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72-100 Kaupulehu Dr., Kaupulehu, HI 96740

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Queen Ka'ahumanu Hwy

  • Neighborhood

    Kaupulehu

  • Hours of operation

    Sushi Lounge & Table Daily 5:30 am–10:00 pm Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Seafood, Hawaiian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary self and valet parking nightly.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 325-8000

  • Private party facilities

    Offering the ultimate in privacy, the private and semi-private dining rooms entered through 'ULU restaurant or directly from the beach. Entertain with discretion and exclusivity, yet enjoy the flexibility to expand your celebration on an adjoining lanai. This is an unforgettable setting for hosting a reception, followed by a tasting dinner with expertly matched wines.The rooms can feature round or rectangular tables for eight guests each, or it can host stand-up receptions with food stations.

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