Kahuku Grill is located on the historical site, The Old Kahuku Sugar Mill. The mill was built in 1893, during post American Civil War (1861-1865) and was instrumental in the production of sugar. The Old Kahuku Sugar Mill was Hawaii's largest industry in the early 1900's. The sugar produced in Hawaii was exported not only to the U.S. but Asia and the South Pacific from 1893-1971. Subsequent to 1971 the production of sugar discontinued and the mill was named a state historical site. The Kahuku Sugar Mill today is one of the last standing mills from its time and tourist and locals alike now frequent the Mill for its outstanding dinning options.
Kahuku Grill was the community of Kahuku's first restaurants serving local favorites that have now become famous over the years, such as the shrimp and fish dishes. In 2009 the Kahuku Grill changed management and was bought by Arthur Hannemann and his seven sons.
The Hannemann Family bought the restaurant with the goal of providing a true experience of the North Shore and Hawaii by encompassing the surf and beach culture. The menu was revamped with healthy and fun options utilizing fresh locally grown ingredients. The mural on the inside of the dinning room portrays the fusion of the old Kahuku and the sugar cane fields the new surfing culture of the North Shore of 'Oahu. Outside dinning is available where meals can be enjoyed on the deck to absorb the Hawaiian air. Island music is played during all hours of operation and live music can be enjoyed on the weekend. By making these adjustments Kahuku Grill's mantra today remains, "Not Just A Meal ... But A Lifestyle."