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“Great vegetarian/vegan options”

Hula's Island Grill and Tiki Room
Ranked #11 of 395 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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 separate vegetarian menu and most items can be made vegan (they even state that on the menu).

The atmosphere is fun and festive. There is also some seating outside on the the street if you want to dine al fresco. If drinks are your thing, they offer a lot of fun tropical cocktails.

They offer tofu, tempeh and "veggie chikin" which is vegan. On my last visit I had the Impossible Burger that they recently started offering. I really loved the burger and had it with a side of their arugula salad with lemon vinaigrette dressing. Make sure to let them know to leave the thousand island dressing off the bun.

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1  Thank Connie M
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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 booth style seats inside.
Easy to park in public lot across the street. And, if there's a line, you might have time to run to 515 to grab a cocktail, OK because they give you a buzzer with a big range to let you know when your tables ready...

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2  Thank Jeanette A
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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.

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Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 16 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 tuna. The service was super sweet!

Thank Christina H
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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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