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Hula's Island Grill and Tiki Room

€€ - €€€American, ,
221 Cathcart St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4419
+1 831-426-4852
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“pupus” (7 reviews)
“ceviche” (13 reviews)
“burger” (24 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
221 Cathcart St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4419
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us had a very nice lunch. I enjoyed the different flavors of the "Hawaiian " dishes. The service was truly excellent--I was impressed! The only downside was that it was quite noisy.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank R3891WWdavidr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped in Santa Cruz for one night at the start of our California road trip. We chose to eat/drink here at Hula's Island Grill and Tiki Room. It was an excellent decision as soon as we got to front door the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Rob H
Reviewed 8 November 2018

I go for the Hawaiian music and Hula dancing but also the food and drinks are fabulous. The service can be slow when the place is packed but the wait is so nice with the décor, music and dancing. It is family friendly and often...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lee H
Reviewed 25 October 2018

We stopped in for pupus and beer on taco Tuesday and had a great meal of sliders, shrimp tacos and salad rolls which were all awesome. Happy hour pricing until late made for a great crowd. Well worth the visit!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank K-C1962-10
Reviewed 22 October 2018

The food was alright but the atmosphere was the main attraction, with the tiki-themed interior and the windows open to the patio outside. The coconut shrimp appetizer was really good, and we appreciated that they has paper straws instead of plastic, but the food and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Joy H
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Only good things to say about this place. We had the menu and I especially recommend the baby back BBQ ribs. We had a fantastic and friendly waitress. Good selection of wine and beer. We would definitely come again if we ever return to Santa...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Larsmortensen2016
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I'm sorry, I really want to love Hula's but I just have to give it 3 out of 5 stars. I do like the food albeit quite overpriced but the DRINK ARE WEAK. I have left this same review on YELP and Google Reviews and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank rachleff
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

The place had a waiting line for dinner, the place itself is well decorated and has a jice vibe. Service is friendly. I ordered the chicken with jerky sauce and was very good! My wife ordered the pork luau, which was quite ordinary. I mean,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Viajeroblue
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We came to this restaurant while seeking a place to eat, the first night we came close to the hour of closing so we said we will check this place in other time so we can enjoy the experience, so we returned the next day,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank shai p
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Our large family’s visit to Hula’s was a spur-of-the-moment decision. We were looking for a dinner place on a Saturday night and didn’t have a reservation. Hula’s managed to fit us in, and We had a good experience. We struggled with what to order from...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank T5940NUdavidh
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:30
Monday
16:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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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