Hula Hut

Austin, TX
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3825 Lake Austin Blvd
Austin, TX
Opened in 1993
Mon-Thu 11am-10pm
Fri 11am-11pm
Sat 10:30am-11pm
Sun 10:30am-10pm
(512) 476-4852

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Hula Hut

5

Overall

by 32 people

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Detail
Everyone You
Decor 6.7
Drink Quality 4.5
Drink Selection 4.2
Food Quality 7.2
Food Selection 6
Mood 4.5
Music 1.3
Service 7.6
Tikiness 4
Tilt 4.4
Vibe 4.4

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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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PineappleWhip
PineappleWhip has visited Hula Hut.
June 12, 2018, 2:18 PM
While I agree that this is not really a traditional tiki bar, I thought the food was delicious (had the Hawaiian Fajitas), and the service was excellent. I had the Kraken Moku drink, which, was certainly not the most amazing tiki drink I've had, but, tasted good after a long day and a flight.

It is a great place, very popular (all ages, families, etc.), the view is fantastic, the atmosphere was fun, the food was great, the drink was ....well...simple, but, satisfying. I had a great time, and was glad that it was on this site, because otherwise, I would probably never had known about it, and will definitely be back.

As was said before, there is a separate drink menu, which you may need to ask for (or grab from a nearby table).
ElCapitan
ElCapitan has visited Hula Hut.
May 16, 2018, 3:01 PM
I had a really good time at the Hula Hut. The setting was much more open and bright than your typical tiki bar, but it was a neat change of pace and made for a pretty lively atmosphere. It's set alongside a river, so allows for great views along the waterfront. The food portions were great and there was a big selection to choose from.

The crowd felt like "normal" people (rather than a typical tiki bar), but - tiki bars are meant to be enjoyed by all! :)

One thing to note is there are drinks available on the regular food menu, as well as a separate (more extensive) drink menu. I ordered my drink (which I wasn't in love with) before seeing there were more cocktails to choose from!
2coolhipdude
2coolhipdude has visited Hula Hut.
November 25, 2017, 10:56 PM
I have no idea what the place is like today. I was there in 1997 and thought the place was great. Good food and drinks. Sitting under a thatched tiki umbrella on a dock with a cool breeze blowing in off the lake. It's sad to hear the place took a dive.
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Regulars & Visitors
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  • jakejive
  • jakejive
  • tropicalihoney
  • Dobrolic
  • mermaid1111
  • Mockingbird
  • wayne-tiki-tiki
  • Matango Derek
  • Gordy
  • Dustycajun
  • Ukulele JJ
  • Schweg
  • sherlock2713
  • mp
  • hotelcharlie
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