In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

Culture comes to life at Grand Naniloa’s Hula Hulas Kitchen & Bar

Sponsored by Grand Naniloa Resort

Hilo is full of history and Hawaiian culture. At the newly-renovated Grand Naniloa Resort, culture comes to life as guests experience hula and live entertainment. HI Now host Jobeth Devera is at the resort checking out Hula Hulas, Hilo’s only oceanfront restaurant.

At Hula Hulas Restaurant, guests can enjoy fresh, delicious food and drinks accompanied by live nightly music and hula. Kumu Hula Meleana Manuel brings her halau to the resort to practice and perform hula for guests to experience. She says the Grand Naniloa has always been the gathering place for Hilo and the home of hula, as it’s where the Merrie Monarch office used to be. She says being able to share hula at the resort helps to keep the culture alive and share it with the world.

Hula Hulas offers a taste of Hawaii in an elegantly casual setting. Its menu is highlighted by offerings from below the sea and on the land. From traditional island favorites to eclectic twists, it strives to deliver authentic Hawaiian flavors, a lively social atmosphere, and a taste of paradise in every bite.

The restaurant and bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, overlooking the beautiful Hilo Bay and boasting expansive views of the surrounding island. Sourcing its daily catch locally, utilizing island produce and taking advantage of abundant local ranching, Hula Hulas restaurant takes pride in supporting the people behind local resources.

For Mark Sadang, sous chef at Hula Hulas Restaurant, being creative and showcasing new dishes with fresh, local ingredients is his focus. The restaurant offers new “Chef Spotlights” every week, where each chef at Hula Hulas comes up with a new dish to feature on the menu as a special.

Kama’aina, don’t forget to ask about the restaurant’s 15 perfect discount! It also offers free self-parking and valet.

For more information:, @grandnaniloa, @hulahulashilo