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Aloha Island Grille

) #76 of 298 Restaurants in Santa Cruz $ , Hawaiian
1700 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4917
+1 831-479-3299
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average7%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“kalua pork” (9 reviews)
“spam musubi” (8 reviews)
“ahi poke” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
Polynesian, Hawaiian
PRICE
$
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LOCATION
1700 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4917
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1 - 10 of 55 reviews

Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Authentic plate lunch style restaurant, this place has local Hawaiian favorites such as teriyaki beef/chicken, Kalua pork, manapua, and spam musubi. Atmosphere is laid back, order at counter and they bring to your table, indoor and outdoor seating options. Classic beverages such as Hawaiian sun...More

Thank emariemyers
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Had shrimp platter coconut style with a pineapple IPA on the porch. Delicious! No table service. The line moves a little slow.

Thank redgeorgiadawg
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch with the family during my visit. Great food and nice patio outside. Fun place to stop and enjoy time with people

Thank Dustin C
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Don't get the Moco loco because it's nothing special but the teriyaki chicken and Kahlua pork are wonderful. My friend keeps coming back for the chocolate macadamia nut brownie 3 days in a row!

Thank hjcbirdbath
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Food was great! Teriyaki chicken and loco moco was spot on. The only thing that kept me from rating them a five was the people behind the counter. After watching for quite sometime I figured it out, of you are not a local you were...More

Thank kylephaynes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great plate lunch- these are locals and transplants from Maui. very good traditional plate lunch style

Thank Skip H
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I'm torn giving Aloha Grill a low rating, but the food I received was inedible - overcooked and too salty. While I did enjoy the island vibes upon walking inside, the food I picked up for the beach were a whole different story. Food: Loco...More

Thank Ivana Y
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Expected a local gem based on the reviews, but we got a very old and sorry looking place and people clearly didn't look like they wanted to be there. Interestingly it appeared to be a place that would be much more lively in the late...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Casual, low key restaurant decorated ala surf/tiki/Hawaiian. Born and raised in Hawaii I am totally over eating this kind of fare and am super critical but curiosity drove me to try their food. I tried two dishes and was pleasantly surprised--the kalua pork was not...More

Thank Bruce P
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Very good Hawaiian-esqe place lots of locals go there so don't act like a kook the food there also good , the beach is also close by. The location is pretty convenient if you want to go back into santa cruz or go to portola.

Thank Kevin C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Polynesian, Hawaiian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1700 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4917
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-479-3299
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