Hula Hut

Bar & Restaurant
3825 Lake Austin Blvd
Austin, Texas, United States
Ph: (512) 476-4852 - Website
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Sun-Thu 11am-10pm
Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
Opened in 1993
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
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One of the large tikis outside of Chuy's Hula Hut in Austin
April 2011, photo by Dr. Skotch
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Humuhumu’s description:
Hula Hut was for many years known as Chuy's Hula Hut, but Chuy's sold their interest sometime around 2011. They describe their food as "Tiki-Mex," and the location has more of a focus on general tropicalia than classic Polynesian Pop.
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March 18, 2011, 4:18 PM
Love this restaurant, and love Chuy's, but you could hardly call it tiki. Has a few scattered carved tikis around, and a vaguely Polynesian theme... sort of. Calls itself Polynesian-Mexican, whatever that means. Still, good food, great place to eat on the river, and a really good coffee house next door. One of my favorite places to eat in Austin.
Rosstafari is a regular at Hula Hut.

June 29, 2011, 2:46 PM
I agree with Rosstafari--not a tiki joint, but seriously--there really isn't much in ATX--even the rest of Texas. So you take what you can sometimes ;)

Great location on the lake, so it's worth a visit for sure.
tropicalihoney is a semi-regular at Hula Hut.

November 12, 2014, 10:13 PM
Hula Hut is a restaurant and bar but not a Tiki Bar. The decor is Tropicalia, and not Tiki even though there are lots of Tiki's there. Maybe they got more since the last person reviewed this place. I love the decor, it is fabulous. Lots of Tiki decor here mixed with other things that are tropical but not Tiki. The decor is reminiscent of the Mexican Caribbean with oilcloth tablecloths, palm trees, tropical flowers, then add hula girls and Tikis. The deck is fabulous because it's on Lake Austin. The food is OK, but the Fried Avocado Tacos on Tuesdays, are divine. The menu has Mexican dishes, American food, and some dishes with a tropical flair, like Coconut Shrimp and Mango and Cream Cheese Quesadillas. The prices are very reasonable. When I am there, I feel like I am on a tropical island, so I love the place. The bar has a few Tiki drinks on the menu but the rum is run of the mill and they don't know what Falernum is. Not a Tiki bar, but a decent restaurant and bar, with fantastic atmosphere.
mermaid1111 is a semi-regular at Hula Hut.

November 12, 2014, 10:20 PM
Hula Hut is a restaurant and bar but not a Tiki Bar. The decor is Tropicalia, and not Tiki even though there are lots of Tiki's there. Someone else said that there aren't many Tikis here, but maybe they got more since then. I love the decor, it is fabulous. Lots of Tiki decor mixed with other things that are tropical but not Tiki. The decor is reminiscent of the Mexican Caribbean with oilcloth tablecloths, palm trees, tropical flowers, grass umbrellas, thatched roofs, with nice hula girl figurines and Tikis. The deck is fabulous because it's on Lake Austin. The food is OK, but the Fried Avocado Tacos on Tuesdays, are divine. The menu has Mexican dishes, American food, and dishes with a tropical flair, like Coconut Shrimp and Mango and Cream Cheese Quesadillas. The prices are very reasonable. When I am there, I feel like I am on a tropical island, so I love the place. The bar has a few Tiki drinks on the menu but the rum is run of the mill and they don't know what Falernum is. Not a Tiki bar, but a decent restaurant and bar, with fantastic atmosphere.
mermaid1111 is a semi-regular at Hula Hut.

November 16, 2014, 6:51 PM
Lei Low in Houston!!! These people know what they doing!!! I just thought I'd throw that out there for all the kool kats and kitten in Texas. You can always look me up for a drink at my backyard tiki lounge if you're ever in the area as well.

Brian
www.enchatedtikilounge.com

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