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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Food!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
amychav
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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2,505 reviews 2,505 reviews
786 restaurant reviews
1,475 helpful votes 1,475 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 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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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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