Hula's Island Grill & Tiki Room

Santa Cruz, CA
Bar & Restaurant
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221 Cathcart St.
Santa Cruz, CA
Opened in 2006
Mon 4:30pm-10pm
Tue-Thu 11:30am-10pm
Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm
Sun 11:30am-10pm
(831) 426-4852

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Hula's Island Grill & Tiki Room



by 73 people



Everyone You
Decor 8.3
Drink Quality 7.7
Drink Selection 7.3
Food Quality 8.6
Food Selection 8.7
Mood 8.1
Music 6.5
Service 8.9
Tikiness 8.4
Tilt 8.6
Vibe 8

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Humuhumu’s description

This is the second location of Hula's Island Grill & Tiki Room, the first being down the coast in nearby Monterey
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. This newer location, which opened in late 2006, goes even further with the tiki theme than the original spot. The owners got assistance with the decor from Bosko, 'Onatiki, Tiki Tony, Polynesiac, Oceanic Arts and Munktiki, and consulted with Forbidden Island's Martin Cate in developing the bar. The space is warm, lined with lauhala matting and filled with carvings, floats and tapa lamps.
In 2009, a related location opened in Phoenix, Hula's Modern Tiki
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May 1, 2018, 5:12 PM
Walked in on a Tuesday afternoon, place empty, except 2 seats at bar of about 10. I asked if we could sit at a table because the person with me has disability and cant sit long on stool. We were told we couldnt unless we bought appetizers. We left after paying the parking meter for nothing. Awful music and way too bright as well.
December 27, 2017, 7:24 PM
I like everything about this place except the music. I used to live near Santa Cruz and have been here several times. I can't remember hearing anything other than old reggae music. Music is especially important to me, and creates the vibe of a place. I don't care how many tikis there are on the walls, if they're playing "Buffalo Soldier" I don't get a Tiki vibe. I haven't been there in a couple years, so maybe the sound track has improved.
TikiBean is a semi-regular at Hula's Island Grill & Tiki Room.
August 24, 2017, 12:35 PM
Our local "go to" tiki place! Nobody comes to visit us without a trip to Hula's. Tiki vibe is great, drinks are great, food is great (Crispy Coconut Shrimp Rolls and Duke's Luau Pork Plate are my usuals).

They do great with two people or large groups. Had many a successful work lunch and birthday there!
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