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

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by 28 people

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Detail
Everyone You
Decor 6.9
Drink Quality 4.5
Drink Selection 4.2
Food Quality 7
Food Selection 6
Mood 4.5
Music 1
Service 7.7
Tikiness 4
Tilt 4.3
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.

Comments

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.
mikehooker
mikehooker has visited Hula Hut.
March 8, 2017, 2:22 PM
I really don't like this place at all and don't think it should be considered for this website. It's basically a Mexican restaurant with a view of the water and some tropical decor. The drinks are mostly tequila based and I don't think their rum selection gets any grander than Bacardi, Malibu and Captain Morgan. Food with a Hawaiian flare includes fajitas with a couple rings of canned pineapple on top. Avoid if you're looking for an escapist environment or tiki drinks.
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  • Matango Derek
  • Gordy
  • Dustycajun
  • Ukulele JJ
  • Schweg
  • sherlock2713
  • mp
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