The North Shore Kula Grill is one of the finest restaurants in Hawaii. Located at the famous Turtle Bay Resort, the restaurant allows you to explore the distinct flavor of the island, which they have been enjoying for various centuries now.
Chefs who have organic artisan and farming expertise will showcase the rich agricultural history of Hawaii through every dish served on the North Shore. They will bring in a fresh twist on the popular Hawaiian traditions that will include a variety of selections that are inspired by popular local flavors, including pineapple, coconut, macadamia nuts, as well as the sea asparagus.
The North Shore features a “farm to table” kind of menu to ensure that they only serve the freshest dishes in the island. Fresh produce for them means harvested within the same day. On the other hand, fresh seafood are bounties from the nearby sea.
The superior pork, meat, chicken and other meats are raised with utmost care from those small scale Hawaiian farms nearby. This is one of the reasons why they are hailed as one of the best restaurants at Turtle Bay. Among their signature dishes are:
- Grilled Kauai shrimps
- Hawaiian chili peppers
- Hearts of palm baby spinach
- Crispy mushrooms
- Kahuku corns
- Red peppers
- Jasmine rice
- Kula Beet Salad – this consists of roasted red and golden beets, micro greens Ka’u oranges, Kahuku watermelon, Meyer lemon vinaigrette, pine nuts and Meyer lemon vinaigrette.
- Lobster Salad – this dish features the Kolea farm avocado, Ka’u orange and comes with a shallot thyme dressing.
- Roasted Kabocha Pumpkin Fettuccini – this consists of brown butter, truffle oil, and sage with parmesan cheese.
- Alae Roasted Half Chicken – this dish is made of Couscous, heirloom carrots, leek confit, tear drop tomatoes, Maui onion, and bacon.
- Short Rib Hawaiian Beef Hot Pot – this consists of braised short ribs that are caramelized to perfection, with Maui onions, fingerling potatoes and heirloom carrots.
The ancient Hawaii is said to be divided into three. First, is the Mauka, then the Kula and the third is the Makai or the mountains, sea and the midland. Known as the Ahupua’a, the Makais is the Kula lands which are being used mainly for agriculture which is actually where the North Shore Kula Grill is getting inspiration from.
The restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. For breakfast, they are open at 6:30 AM until 10:30 AM. Dinner time is at 5:30 PM until 9:30 PM.
For reservation at the North Shore restaurant, you may call them at 808-293-6000. You can also book your reservation online. If visiting the Turtle Bay during peak season, it is important to make your reservation as early as possible because the restaurant might not be able to accommodate you if you don’t.