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



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Decor 8.4
Drink Quality 7.8
Drink Selection 7.3
Food Quality 8.7
Food Selection 9
Mood 8.2
Music 7.1
Service 8.9
Tikiness 8.6
Tilt 8.8
Vibe 8.2

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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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Dr. McTiki
Dr. McTiki is a semi-regular at Hula's Island Grill & Tiki Room.
March 6, 2016, 9:02 AM
This is absolutely my favorite place in the South Bay to get my tiki-eats on. When I want some island inspired food on a beautiful weekend afternoon and I want to wash it down with a Zombie or a Painkiller this is the place to go. Right off the main drag in Santa Cruz. Try washing it all down with the banana coconut cream pie!
KevinCrossman has visited Hula's Island Grill & Tiki Room.
February 27, 2016, 3:38 PM
This place was great. We had lunch with the kids on a Saturday and the fish tacos and burgers were very well done. A very friendly and responsive staff made our experience enjoyable. This place has two main rooms, one being more surf oriented and the other being the "tiki room" that is more enclosed (no windows) and more traditional tiki bar decorated.

In terms of the drinks we tried the Mai Tai, which wasn't amazing due to the pineapple juice advertised as being part of the content. We had much better experience with the very nicely coconutty Blue Hawaiian and the tropical juice flavored Hawaii 5-0. Both were very refreshing.

If you're in Santa Cruz, this is THE place to be.
Tiki Kim
Tiki Kim is a regular at Hula's Island Grill & Tiki Room, and is usually there Tuesdays for lunch.
July 13, 2013, 11:59 PM
The drinks and food are outstanding. Just love the decor and the entire vibe.
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