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Hula's Island Grill and Tiki Room

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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“plantains” (9 reviews)
“pupus” (6 reviews)
“ceviche” (13 reviews)
Opens in 13 min
American, Bar, Hawaiian, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
221 Cathcart St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4419
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting on a beach trip with school aged kids. Loved this place. The drinks were delicious: not too sweet and plenty of rum (main tai) We had the hulu burger, curry tofu, jawaiian fish, and shrimp tacos after appetizer of spicy edamame (great)...More

Thank jessica p
Reviewed 10 July 2018

There are lots of restaurants in the Santa Cruz/Capitola/Aptos area, there's no reason to go to Hulu's. The service is average at best, but the food just doesn't deliver. The extensive menu looks varied and impressive, but that might be the problem. When you have...More

Thank Valleyblue
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Found this place while exploring Santa Cruz. It was 11:30 a.m., and we were already hungry. A tiki bar in the morning, you ask? I hear what you’re saying, but at the time it just seemed right. I even had a “pink bikini martini” at...More

Thank cleorio
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Tiki rooms hold a special place in my heart. This one is ok, especially. For NorCal. Pupu selection is limited but unique. Mai Tai’s are nothing special but good. All in all we enjoyed it.

Thank Larry v
Reviewed 15 May 2018

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 7 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 27 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 4 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

1  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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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