2. ‘ULU OCEAN GRILLE
The Big Island’s surf, sunset, and stars are even more impressive from the partially covered Makai Lanai dining tables of ‘ULU Ocean Grille, situated just feet from the ocean on the Kona-Kohala Coast. No matter where you’re seated in this swanky and modern restaurant—the Makai Lanai, intimate Moana Terrace, or private Kohala Room—you’ll be surrounded by the magic that is the Big Island, with its majestic sunset views. While the atmosphere is one hundred percent pure Hawaii, Chef Ricardo Jarquin and Executive Pastry Chef Melissa Logan’s entrées and desserts combine a mix of traditional Hawaiian flavors with Polynesian and Asian tastes. A four-course meal for two will cost about $200.