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“Spectacular setting and wonderful food”

Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge
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Ranked #9 of 302 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Queen Ka'ahumanu Hwy
Description: ‘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.
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Right on the sand at the Four Seasons Resort on the Big Island, this restaurant has amazing views (particularly sunset) and the food quality is excellent.

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1  Thank Skruggs
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Ulu Ocean Grill at the Four Seasons has terrific sushi and Asian cuisine in a beautiful setting. The service is first class.

1  Thank William J
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Ulu is the place everyone's raving about!

If your staying at the Four seasons Hualalai it is very convenient to dine here. It's literally steps away from your room. We dined here more than once during our stay and in different areas of the restaurant and each table offered spectacular views of the ocean.

The best time to get a reservation is right at sunset and enjoy the breathtaking views.

Upon arrival you are warmly greeted and taken to your table. Waiter stops by to offer drinks and recommendations on food. Each time the waiters were very pleasant and did not mind explaining the different dishes. We tried several dishes but our absolute favorites were the *Local Snapper and the *Grilled Sriracha Shrimp.

I have to say that I was a bit disappointed the they do not offer a wider variety of food. Specially on the sushi. They have about 3-4 different rolls available. I was truly expecting them to carry a wide variation.

The staff is magnificent, the views are spectacular, and the food is delicious, I just wish they had more to choose from. Bottomline we certainly enjoyed our dinners here and will certainly return to enjoy great drinks and views!

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3  Thank texastravler00
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Last night the family (7) had dinner here. The location is pretty spectacular, open air, right on the beach at the beautiful Four Seasons property. Service was excellent from beginning to end. There is a nice variety of choices on the menu from sushi to Asian inspired/ style dishes, to preparations focused on maximizing the use and flavors of the earth and sea from the islands. The Waimea tomato salad was excellent and should not be missed. My wife had Keahole lobster and spinach. The lobster were cooked perfectly and easy to pull and eat from the tail shells split lengthwise. I had Hapu'upu'u, Hawaiian sea bass/ grouper. It was grilled perfectly and served over Hamakua corn. The corn was really fresh and as good as I have ever had fresh out of the garden. They offered both Mac Nut and Chocolate soufflé's, both served with Creme Anglais. The Mac Nut soufflé was unique and really tasty the chocolate was good but I have had better one's elsewhere. The wine and drink selection are great. Sunset dinners anywhere are always pretty spectacular and a great way to wind down your day. Last night there was a solo singer playing acoustic guitar. It went along well with the decor and dinner. At dark, spotlights in the trees light up the ocean for a beautiful view of the waves. If you enjoy fine dining, don't miss this one.

Thank tmiller253
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

First time in Hawaii, with my wife celebrating our honeymoon. Awesome location (maybe a little hard to find w/o a GPS). Ambience excellent, soft live music in background, ocean front, beach access, mellow ocean surf, fantastic sunset.

Food as expected, very very good!. Our server also surpassed our expectations, not only knowledgeable about restaurant's options, but also appropriately conversant about life in Hawaii.

Great selection of spirits and beers, although most important for me was the quite extensive wine list.

Able to accommodate customized food servings and details.
We spent 3 hours in our celebration dinner - it was beyond words!

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