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Rula Bula

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401 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281-2838
(480) 929-9500
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10:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 am
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Food! Good Time!

We met at Rula Bula for a family gathering. We started with appetizers at the bar. We tried several and they were all good. We ate dinner outside. They had live music which was nice. Everyone enjoyed their dinner. I'd recommend it for families or a date night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Mary P
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Meadville, PA
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  • Families with children
  • Late Night
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English first
Meadville, PA
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

We met at Rula Bula for a family gathering. We started with appetizers at the bar. We tried several and they were all good. We ate dinner outside. They had live music which was nice. Everyone enjoyed their dinner. I'd recommend it for families or a date night.

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Key West, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Restaurant is very laid back in a college town, Arizona State University. Beautiful wooden interior, but outside seating is preferred when weather cooperates, which is often. Great outdoor bar! Menu is very eclectic but with an Irish flavor. Had the Irish Stew both times I visited. Would like to try other dishes, but will probably have the Irish Stew on... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went with my sister before our play and got a 15% discount on our ticket. Had great Irish food and the atmosphere was fun. Recommend going early if you want a table. There is a large outside patio with a huge bar and a good size inside bar.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We were visiting Tempe and we chose Rula Bula to have my birthday dinner. We were 5 adults and 3 kids ages 7 to 3 years old, I made reservations just because there were 8 of us. One of my grandsons has severe food allergies and they bent over backwards to accommodate him. He had a hamburger patty and a... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Order a side of Mac n cheese no matter what. I had burger and it was amazing. My coworker got lamb stew and I was jealous. Wow. We had a table of 10 slightly intoxicated folks and our waitress was quick and took wonderful care of us. I wish I could remember her name because was best service I have... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

All around a good place to eat and have a drink. Went with a group of about ten co workers to start out a night of bar hopping on the strip. Had the bangers and mash. it was good. Lots of big portions and reasonable pricing. Would recommend for sure.

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Mesa, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I've been coming here for years and I always get the Braised Beef and Guinness Boxty. It's basically a potato pancake type crepe wrapped around tender roast beef in a rich Guinness gravy. It's so incredibly delicious -100% comfort food! The fish and chips are awesome too. It's in downtown Tempe with parking on the north side of the building.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Try the outside bar or hightop between 3:00 and 6:00, and watch for a band on some weekends. The bands can be hit or miss so get a good listen before you pay cover.

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France
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It had a very nice patio with lots of greenery and birds. Bloody Mary for brunch was good, as was the traditional lamb stew.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The rula bula wings are freaking awesome. The fish and chips are the best I have ever had. The service was very good

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281-2838
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: (480) 929-9500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 2:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?