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Aloha Island Grille

1700 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4917
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English first
Clovis, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

The wife and I had lunch here when we stayed at a nearby hotel. Great food, fast service, funky atmosphere but very generous and well presented. Laid back, surfer deco, Hawaiian cooks. Yum

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Bay Area, CA
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Love this laid back place. Reminds me of Hawaii. Great Kalua Pork. It's chill enough to hang with your family. When they are busy, you might have to wait a bit, but it's worth it. Yum!

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Fremont, California
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1,903 reviews 1,903 reviews
567 restaurant reviews
1,133 helpful votes 1,133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We enjoyed going to Aloha Island Grill. It has a surfer theme which is carried out well. First, its fun to order at the counter and then get your food delivered. It fits the "theme" well. We had salmon poki; I had their very good kahlua pork and cabbage. My husband had Kobe ribs. Both were good and moist! We... More 

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New York City, New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

If you are heading to Santa Cruz, this place is a must. The food is amazing. Got to do it. It looks like a family establishment. We had 4 things on the menu. It was all wonderful

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Long Beach, California, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Good, cheap, easy, relaxed. Able to take our dog. The service was quick and friendly. We were able to sit outside and people watch. It felt perfectly "Santa Cruz."

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Santa Cruz, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I was definitely disappointed by this experience. The veggie burger tasted like the one they sell at Burger King, but for twice the price. My sweet potato fries were super soggy, like thy had been sitting under the heat lamp for awhile. And the water glasses were super dirty. In their defense, the person I was with said their BBQ... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

My family of 5 just finished a nice long day at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. We were tired and hungry and didn't want pizza and burgers. While driving back to our hotel in Capitola, we came across this restaurant since it's on a corner and stands out with the green building and tropical foilage. We usually buy from the... More 

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Oahu, Hawaii
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Living on Oahu I eat the best and the worst plate lunches, poke, and spam musubi. I have been going with my family when I visit for years. They have remain consistant. Last visit I had poke and a spam musubi. It's hard to mess us the musubi, I liked the poke although I would have liked to see it... More 

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Sacramento, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The beef teriyaki plate was so goooood! It was seasoned well, tender and not overly sweet or salty. I love the hawaiian beverage choices. I will be back for more.

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Pasadena, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Good Hawaiian Island style grill in Santa Cruz. Laid back island/surfer vibe. Lots of Hawaiian beer signs, surfboards hanging on the ceiling and a couple of impressively large Tiki statues, and a nice little bamboo garden with a couple of black iron patio tables if you want to eat outside. The food is great! Kahlua pork was tender and tasted... More 

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Additional Information about Aloha Island Grille

Address: 1700 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4917
Phone Number: 831-479-3299
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Hawaiian

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