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Hula Bay Club

#336 of 2,059 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Sushi, Pacific Rim
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5210 W Tyson Ave, Tampa, FL 33611
813 837 4852
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene

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    Very good
  • 22
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good waterfront atmosphere

Hula Bay is one of the few waterfront dining venues in Tampa. Good water views of marina and boaters. Food is above average. Good fish tacos. Service as average at best. Definitely could be more attentive to their customers but overall a very good waterfront dining venue choice. Parking is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
FunTampaTraveler
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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new york
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The view isn't that good. Something is not complete with the atmosphere. We never returned even though it's so close and we love places on the water. Just meh.

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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Hula Bay is one of the few waterfront dining venues in Tampa. Good water views of marina and boaters. Food is above average. Good fish tacos. Service as average at best. Definitely could be more attentive to their customers but overall a very good waterfront dining venue choice. Parking is a little bit of a challenge and this place may... More 

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Mike F, Owner at Hula Bay Club, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a great review! We hope to see you very soon! More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Pretty typical brunch food. Good quality but nothing awe inspiring. The waitress was quick and attentive as well as cheerful. The price was a little high, but the view of the harbor was very cool. I will go back and try their regular lunch menu.

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Mike F, Owner at Hula Bay Club, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to leave a review! We hope that you do stop by for lunch sometime. More 

Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Been to hula bay many times over the years. This visit was by far the worst. Poor service at the bar. Really slow and not very busy at the time. Food order took forever and was incorrect when arrived. Overall a big disappointment. Also, lots of fruit flies. Gross. Hope they can fix it. It used to be a cool... More 

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Mike F, Owner at Hula Bay Club, responded to this review

Art, I want to apologize for your negative experience with us. Please look for a private from me. I'd like to find out more about what happened. We'd like to make things right. More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I went as part of a business lunch. We sat out on the deck and had a great view of the bay. Service was quick and polite. All I got was a burger with toasted pineapple and some broccoli, but darned if it wasn't still delicious. The two other diners I was with had seafood dishes and both had very... More 

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Mike F, Owner at Hula Bay Club, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review! You'll have to come and dine with us again on your next visit. More 

Whispering Pines, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I was visiting Tampa for the weekend and wanted a casual restaurant with good food. Hula Bay had a great selection, reasonable prices, and you can't beat the water view.

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Mike F, Owner at Hula Bay Club, responded to this review

We're so happy that you dined with us on your vacation! Come and see us again on your next trip. More 

Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

What better way to start the day with lunch at Hula Bay! The weather was perfect for dining on the back patio and the music was an added plus. We chose the crunchy Grouper Sandwich with their "Must Try" Petal Fries and our lunch was perfect in every way. The Grouper was as delicious as you would expect in any... More 

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Mike F, Owner at Hula Bay Club, responded to this review

Chere, Thanks for leaving this review about us. I agree, the grouper sandwich is incredible! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

First visit tonight, taking a visiting friend for a scenic dinner. The outdoor atmosphere was great with the warmer weather upon us. We had beer battered haddock, and sushi. Food was delicious. Service was good.

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Mike F, Owner at Hula Bay Club, responded to this review

Deb, Thank you for leaving such a nice review. We're thrilled that your experience was a great one! See you soon! More 

Ship Bottom, New Jersey
Top Contributor
400 reviews 400 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Took the hostess 10 minutes from the time we walked in for lunch to greet us. Then when was asked about sitting outside for 3 she came back and said 15 minute wait. So we sat inside, and watched in the next 5 minutes two parties of 3 be lead by the same hostess to dine outside. Took the waitress... More 

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Mike F, Owner at Hula Bay Club, responded to this review

Mark, I'd like to personally apologize on behalf of Hula Bay. Poor service is never acceptable. Please look for a private message from me. I'd like to find out more about what happened. More 

Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Went by for an early dinner. Took a long time to get served and they were not busy. Always great views of the bay however. The chicken fingers are always great so worth ordering. Can arrive by boat or car.

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Mike F, Owner at Hula Bay Club, responded to this review

Renee, I'd like to personally apologize for the service you experienced. I am thrilled that everything else was superb though. Hope to see you soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5210 W Tyson Ave, Tampa, FL 33611
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: 813 837 4852

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sushi, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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