Hula has been long considered a form of art, culture, pride, entertainment and expression. 10 years ago Hula Grill took over the Sunset Terrace, located above Dukes Waikiki. Often a spot for the Duke's guests who didn't want to wait and hour plus for a table at the iconic restaurant located downstairs on prime Waikiki Beach, hungry and thirsty customers would be ushered upstairs to taste and see the sights of its lesser known counterpart.
Well, over the years Hula Grill has made a name for itself with its flavorful dishes, Hawaii-inspired libations and pristine views of the ocean, sunset and the rolling surf. For some this location is a hidden gem for a relaxing breakfast, elegant lunch or festive dinner. I have frequented the restaurant for breakfast because the portions are generous, the quality is high and the service is friendly, attentive yet not overly eager and annoying as some places can be in Waikiki.
What better way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hula Grill than with the Hula and of course a master of Hula, Hawaiian culture and Aloha - Robert Cazimero. The anniversary event also served as a fundraiser for Cazimero's Wahea Foundation, a local organization based on preserving the Hawaiian culture through Hula.
Cazimero is an award winning musician, entertainer, Kumu and means so much more to our state and the culture of Hula and Hawaii. His Halau Na Kamalei and Keiki also performed at the event to inspire and entertain the special invited guests. Guests were also offered 11 different food stations that represented each year since the restaurant opened its doors on Oahu. The grill showcased some of its specialty and signature items that debuted on the chosen year it represented. Items like ahi tacos, spam loco moco and seafood chowder to name a few.
During the month of June @HulaGrillWaiks www.hulagrillwaikiki.com will feature anniversary special and deals that coincide with its 10 years in business on Oahu. The TS Restaurant boasts its live entertainment with names like Kaala Boys and Kamuela Kahoano most nights from 7pm-9pm.