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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is amazing from breakfast to having dinner (Lunch not served). The taste that leaves your mind of remembrance. Once you have eaten here you'll never forget. The people are amazing! It's a must!!

Thank Artieandmel M
Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My favorite restaurant at Four Seasons. You have breakfast here as well. The buffet is fantastic. It allows you to have a little bit of everything. My kids really enjoy the buffet as well. Dinner here is Asian Fusion and Sushi. Really can have a nice mix of dishes and as a person who likes variety, I ate here three... More 

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Sugar Hill, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful restaurant, with a wonderful view. That's just the beginning. You are treated like royalty here with super-service from all of the friendly servers/staff. The food was all excellent. Our party of four had lobster tails, sushi, sea bass, calamari, corn, asparagus, and more!. The flatbread and butter are amazing. Drinks arrive quickly and mixed perfectly. We... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

WE had a late dinner at Ulu out on the patio looking out at the floodlights on the surf. The atmosphere here is fantastic. We sat at the bar for a drink first and talked to Doug, the bartender. Where most bars would have a mirror or shelves of bottles, Ulu has an open space with an amazing view of... More 

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Princeville, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best spots in Kona that we tried. Service was excellent. We stuck to shellfish and sushi. Service was very nice, quick and knowledgeable. And of course ur sitting right on the beach. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Wissam O
Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Valentine's Day will never ever be the same. Once you have dined at the spectacular setting of the Ulu Ocean Grill nothing will match it. High dramatic pounding surf, the sun slipping into the ocean, an expansive sweeping bay to our right. It was simply an enthralling setting. Our server was excellent. The menu is a gourmet's delight and so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a very spoiled foodie This restaurant shines and sparkles and glows with fabulous food and warm comfortable vibe Steve our server is excellent ,his eyes are everywhere.He listens to our requests and makes suggestions that makes our dining experience even better. The souffles for dessert and the homemade ice creams are sublime I'm eating here every night for a... More 

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

This was the best restaurant of our trip to the Big Island. The food and service was excellent and the ambience was incredible. We sat at the edge of the ocean with the surf and the torches lit up beautifully as we celebrated a birthday. It was expensive but definitely worth it.

Thank Rangerenj
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I am a private Executive Chef and am always seeking out creative, innovative and forward-thinking cuisine in memorable and beautiful locations. Living on both the Big Island and Nantucket Island, I am presented with some of the most incredible dining experiences and locations on a regular basis, but Ulu is my favorite restaurant on the Big Island without question. The... More 

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Ulu, like Beach Tree, has gone through many transformations since it opened as Pahuia 20 years ago. It's the Four Seasons breakfast spot. And that is one terrific spread. The menu options are even better. The staff is very, very good. Cora and Tierra are two of the best hostesses ever. But Jorge, Maggie, Kelly, Tiffany, Alyson, Noi, Josh, and... 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
USD 31 - USD 50
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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