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Hula Grill Restaurant Review: Hula Grill has a perfect location, right on Dig Me Beach, in the middle of the Kaanapali Resort. The restaurant looks like what you come to Hawaii for---an old-style Hawaiian beach house with antique memorabilia, koa canoes and outdoor dining. It has won numerous awards for its romantic ambience. Here the notion is that you can have a nice piece of fresh fish, a decent glass of wine or beer and not pay too much. The genius behind the kitchen is Hawaii Regional cuisine chef Peter Merriman, who has come up with a simple but delicious menu. Our favorite is the wok-charred ahi served with citrus ponzu and kiawe-grilled ono with pineapple salsa. Another good option is to sit outside at the Barefoot Bar, dig your toes in the sand, eat a fish taco and sip a chilled Kona-brewed beer. The wine list here is frankly modeled on that of Roy's, with lots of moderate alcohol and unusual, delicious wines at reasonable prices. Service can be spotty, but this is such a pleasant place, you may not notice, especially if you go at sunset.