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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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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“pupus” (7 reviews)
“plantains” (9 reviews)
“shrimp rolls” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
221 Cathcart St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4419
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really fun and chill place to hang out nd have a few drinks... and food! It's chill vibe and great service is top noch for the area! Enjoy!

Thank Jono A
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

First off, try the zombie. It comes in a tiki mug and is absolutely delicious. Both burgers and tacos were delicious. I got the cole slaw instead of fries and it was a little unusually flavored but was okay. Service was very friendly, and the...More

Thank AntonioCavallo72
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Went in for happy hour/early dinner. Good specials on apps and wine, however, no beer specials. Not sure why. Had the shrimp egg rolls, the were great. Had fish tacos and they were also very good, great flavor and a large portion. This restaurant is...More

Thank Lifeisonetrip
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We were visiting for the day and stumbled upon Hula's. Score!!!! Great burgers and yummy appetizers. It took a bit of time to get seated and served so don't go if you're in a hurry. But enjoy the fun Aloha atmosphere and happy faces. We...More

Thank clipingirl
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Arthur was our waiter, very courteous and prompt. The burger was very tasty with a sour dough bun. It really could stand up to the juicy burger. Their secret sauce had a hint of ginger very unique. I didn't sample the drinks however the menu...More

Thank beachgoers10
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Just stop in and order the LocoMoco. You've not had Hawaiian until you've had this dish; well this and spam'n'eggs ;) Good food good service. Sit outside and enjoy some Aloha

Thank 1beachbrat
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We were very excited to try this place after consulting Yelp. Unfortunately, our meals were just so-so. However, the Cubano tacos were very delicious.

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

I ordered the lemongrass encrusted Walu Walu and it was probably the best walu walu I've ever had. The others at my table ordered the Poke Bowl special, fish tacos, and a chicken dish that I don't recall the name of. We finished off our...More

Thank Luv W
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Our guide from Mt. Herman Adventures suggested we try this place when she heard we were staying in Santa Cruz. Instead of eating near our hotel on the beach, we ventured into town for an awesome dinner! The decor and vibe in this place is...More

Thank iowacooldad
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We really liked the place: a little bit off the main Street with an interesting menu. The mango ahi caesar salad is highly recommended.

Thank Nathalie V
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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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