Happy Hour at Kula Lodge – Kula, Maui, HI
Updated 12/30/2022 by the Maui Happy Hours team
Happy Hour at Kula Lodge 3:30pm-7:00pm in the Bar & Lounge
Happy Hour Drinks at Kula Lodge
- House Margarita $7
- Well Drinks $5.50
- Mai Tai $5.50
- High Noon $4
- House Red Wine $5.50
- House White Wine $5.50
- Budweiser $4.50
- Coors Light $4.50
Happy Hour Pupus (Appetizers) at Kula Lodge
- Hawaiian Ahi Poke $18.95
- Yellowfin Tuna Sashimi $18.95
- Hummus and Flatbread $13.95
- Roasted Brussel Sprouts $12.95
- Chile Shrimp $14.94
- Manila Clams $14.95
- 5 Palms Chinese BBQ Ribs $13.95
Happy Hour Bistro Menu at Kula Lodge
- Wagyu Burger $19.95
- Fresh Catch Sandwich $17.95
Kama Aina Discount at Kula Lodge
- 15% off entrees for Hawaii residents with valid ID for kamaaina discount at Kula Lodge
Address: 15200 Haleakala Hwy, Kula, HI 96790
Phone: (808) 878-1535
About Kula Lodge | Kula, Maui, Hawaii
As of 10/31/22, the Kula Lodge & Restaurant and Kula Marketplace are under new ownership and management by Simon Vojdani, who owns 5 Palms Restaurant. 5 Palms was previously situated at the Mana Kai Resort on Keawakapu Beach for 27 years.
Operations of the new Kula Lodge will be overseen by Simon and his daughter, Stephanie Vojdani. Simon has long been an icon in the restaurant industry, having owned/operated over 95 fine-dining restaurants throughout the country since 1969. In 1995, he and his family planted roots here on Maui with the opening of 5 Palms Restaurant, which became one of the longest-operating restaurants on the south side and was best known for its fresh seafood, Hawaiian hospitality, and killer views.
The Vojdanis are thrilled to be the new operators of the iconic Kula Lodge and have exciting things planned for the property, beginning with new menus and upgrades for the restaurant.
Immediate changes will include dinner service, happy hour, a sushi bar, the famous 5 Palms-style Brunch until 2:30 daily, and the first ever Kama’aina discount offered on-site. The Vojdanis have long been supporters of the local community and are excited to invite in Maui’s residents. Stephanie says, “We hope that the Lodge will become the new, favorite hangout and go-to special occasion spot for our Kama’aina.
Being part Hawaiian and having grown up here on Maui, it’s so important for me to support local and to ensure that our new venture be a place to bring the community together.”
The new restaurant will be featuring an 80% scratch kitchen with a farm-to-table concept consisting of 90% local produce, proudly created by Executive Chef Raul Bermudez, who has happily remained with the brand. “We are so excited to continue to work with Chef Raul,” says Simon, “he’s truly a genius in the kitchen and we are blessed to have had him as part of our family for so many years.”
Bermudez has been well-known on Maui throughout the years, having expressed his talent as Executive Chef at the previous Embassy Suites in Ka’anapali, Executive Sous Chef at the Kea Lani Resort, Executive Chef at the Sea Watch in Wailea (now Gannon’s), and has also owned and operated 3 of his own restaurants including RB Black Angus Steakhouse, Big Wave Cafe and Kahana Sands Bar and Restaurant.
Homero Costilla, a previous manager of 5 Palms in Kihei has been named Director of Operations for the new Kula Lodge. Costilla has successfully operated several restaurants in the Dallas, TX area, including: Tallywacker’s, El Fenix and Razoo’s Cajun Cafe before joining the 5 Palms ohana.
Joining the restaurant management team with a notable promotion is Richard Clark, known as “RC,” who, is also a past manager of 5 Palms. Richard will act as the restaurant’s official sommelier, having achieved an impressive level 2 certification. He previously worked at the 5-star, 5-diamond Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel before moving to Hawaii in 1986 and managed at Longhi’s in Wailea before joining the Kula Lodge this year. He also has a background in farming, having worked 12 years at O’o Farm, where he grew a diversity of all-natural culinary crops and spearheaded a lucrative ag-tourism industry with their lunch and coffee tours since 2007. RC is excited to share his vast knowledge of wine with an all-new, delectable wine list to complement the exciting new menus coming this November.
Also part of the restaurant management team is Meghan Hurley, who worked at Vana, the Yacht Club and Cafe O Lei Catering before finding her home at Kula Lodge. Meghan moved to Maui from New York, where she worked in chain restaurants like Friendly’s and Applebee’s since age 16.
Other future changes to the property will include a beautiful pool area with fire pit, a viewing deck and upgrades/ renovations to the existing 5 chalets. “We’d like to keep the charm of the lodge while giving it a bit of a facelift,” boasts Stephanie Vojdani, who further explains: “We plan to bring the property to its true potential without losing its unique, historic essence.” True to 5 Palms form, the Vojdanis also want to put more emphasis on weddings and special events at the site, which offers one of the most incredible views and picturesque backdrops on the island.
The lodge was previously owned by the late Fred Romanchak since 1984. Fred sadly passed away July 30, 2022 and is survived by his lovely wife, Susie Romanchak, who was the creative force behind maintaining the stunning gardens all these years.
Fred was extremely excited to be passing his legacy over to the Vojdani family, feeling they were the right ones for the job. It was important to Fred that the property remains with local owners. “We are honored to be the ones to carry Fred’s torch,” says Stephanie, who hopes that the upcoming changes to the property would make Fred proud.
The 15% off Kama’aina discount (on entrees) is available as of 10/31/22. Check the 5 Palms and Kula Lodge Facebook pages for further announcements and updates, or call the front desk for more information at 808-878-1535.
Happy Hour at Kula Lodge is from 3:30pm-7:00pm daily in the Bar & Lounge areas and features discounted beer, wine, cocktails, appetizers, and sandwiches.
According to these Kula Lodge patrons
“Hidden gem! Randomly stopped by this place while driving up to the summit. The place looks a little hole-in-the-wall-ish at first, but once you turn the corner and see the view, you’ll know it was worth it. We had a veggie pasta (I think pesto or alfredo?) and it was very good!
The waitress was super nice and advised us to go check out the garden outside. The garden was amazing and also gave us great photo ops with the views in the back. There are also outdoor huts/cabanas where groups can hang out. All-in-all, this was a great place to stumble upon, especially if you’re hungry (or hangry)!”Rajan B., December 2022
“Had amazing Loco Moco breakfast and delicious coffee at Kula Lodge. The service was outstanding. The view and outdoor cabanas and flower garden made for a lot of pictures!”Mitchell D., December 2022
“Beautiful old building with breath taking views! Worth the drive in between beach days.”Martin S., December 2022
“Kula Lodge is an old haunt for us. It was wonderful to visit and see the new owners have kept up with everything.”Claudia W., December 2022
“Kula Lodge restaurant terrace has spectacular views probably one of the best on Maui. This is a must see if you’re visiting and the locals know it too. Food is excellent and highly recommend the fish sandwich. Under new ownership and you can definitely see things are changing for the better.”John S., November 2022