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Aloha Island Grille

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1700 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4917
831-479-3299
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Food

Everything on the menu is good. Staff is friendly and very dog friendly. We enjoy out meal out on the patio.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
joanne m
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Everything on the menu is good. Staff is friendly and very dog friendly. We enjoy out meal out on the patio.

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The best hawaiian Burger I have eaten so flavorful and nothing but a treat for any tourist visiting Santa Cruz that wants a good meal

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Fresno, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is a very casual place to dine out. You can eat inside or outside and it's pet friendly too. It's very close to several hotels and we just walked over which was super convenient. The menu is diverse and the food was very good. Super reasonable prices too! I would definitely stop there again when in that general location... More 

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a neighborhood treasure in LIve Oak area of Santa Cruz. Those of us who live in Live Oak, go to this place fairly often for a quick lunch or dinner that is not too expensive, and is very good. I especially like the good cold Hawaiian beers on tap. Staff is helpful and service is pretty quick as... More 

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california
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

There were four of us when we went, and ordered different things from the menu. We tasted each other's food, It ALL was so good. I had Kalua Pig...Yummy ! I have had it in Hawaii, and this was great ! They have a different version of Kim-Chee that you can get on the side, different , but Delicious !... More 

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Mammoth Lakes, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Take the time to find this place, it's worth it! Had the Kal Bi which was excellent, my lady had fresh grilled Ono which was also great. This is your typical island plate lunch atmosphere serving really great food. Had a Primo beer to go with it (if you're kamaaina you know what that is). Took home Spam musubi and... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a serve yourself type place. We had a larger party, but we pulled some tables together and made it work. Not fancy, VERY limited parking. But good food and they had POG (Pineapple, orange, and guava) just like in Hawaii : ) The prices were reasonable.

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I took my mom (who was born & raised in Hawaii) for lunch and was very happy with everything we ordered! The kimchi and spam musubi were on point, the mac salad was good!

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Clovis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1700 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4917
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-479-3299

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hawaiian
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

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