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Hula's Island Grill and Tiki Room

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
221 Cathcart St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4419
+1 831-426-4852
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Hawaiian, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
221 Cathcart St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4419
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Honestly if you're looking for over-sugared, over-salted, over-sauced mediocre quality food..... we felt it was just sort of bleh.... though the decor is fun and the cocktails were good (but also a little too sweet). Nothing tasted particularly fresh.

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Stubbled over this little treasure and can’t praise it enough The interior is so cool I love the vibe it makes me want my very own tiki bar We started off with well made cocktails then ordered some of the most delicious food, coconut shrimp...More

1  Thank Lilkentkitchen123
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Wow what a lucky find! Great tiki drinks and happy hour. The food was sublime too. The ceviche was superb, so fresh and well balanced. Hulas has reignited my love of seafood! The crab island curry was fantastic for my main and my wife had...More

Thank Gr3d
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Yummy Will return on our next visit to try different apps and entrees. Service and food are great. Received I cream pie for my birthday. :) See pics.

Thank BedsideManor
Reviewed 3 March 2018

There's a few better places downtown, but they are much more expensive and not as casual. For a good time at the bar or some fun food and a beer, this is the place. Pretty much everything on the menu is very good. They have...More

Thank MarcSantaCruz
Reviewed 3 March 2018

I've been to Hula's on several occasions. It's a great place if you're dining with people that are not veg because there are choices for you as well as your friends. It's also a great place to go with your veg*n friends. There is a...More

1  Thank Connie M
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Full of locals and students with their visiting parents, this place has a great happy hour! Nice to see they added a couple of "more upscale" Tiki Drink options. Also great that they added the outside seating, although we usually sit in one of the...More

1  Thank Jeanette A
Reviewed 26 February 2018

We chose this restaurant as we wanted some seafood and were in a bit of a hurry to return our rental car. The service was excellent, the food was hot and delicious. Definitely would recommend the shrimp tacos.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We had to go for a walk, even though it was already pretty late. It was our first evening in Santa Cruz and the best food of the weekend. My daughter had the fake chicken tacos and I had a huge caeser salad with ahi...More

Thank Christina H
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

This place is sooo fun!! The decor was perfect. The food and drinks were amazing! Great seafood and tropical cocktails. Good location for groups. Looked like lots of locals were enjoying this restaurant also!

Thank carolb23
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Cathcart St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4419
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-426-4852
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