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“Happy Find” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hula's Modern Tiki

Hula's Modern Tiki
4700 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ
602-265-8454
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Ranked #77 of 2,595 Restaurants in Phoenix
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Knoxville, Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Happy Find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

Visiting my daughter in Phoenix and we checked trip advisor for nearby restaurants. I was excited to find a Hawaiian place and was looking forward to poke. Unfortunately, it wasn't offered on the lunch menu. I did have the calamari sandwich and it was very good. Hopefully I can get back to Hula's for dinner before having to return home.

Visited January 2014
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English first
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Yeah, great happy hour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Hard to bit. Sit out by the fire or in at the bar. Great food. Drinks are a bit sweet for me so I switched to martini...more expensive than the cocktail list but quite good. Nice night out.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Laidback, Funky Atmosphere and Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Hula Modern Tiki is housed in a funky ‘motor court’ circa 1950’s. The owners have turned the oddly shaped motel’s office into a cute restaurant with a terrific menu and a huge selection of drinks. You can dine on the patio or inside. On pleasant evenings, which is most of the time in Phoenix, the staff throw open the glass hinge on the front of the building and the turn the entire restaurant into a breezy, comfortable space.

The menu is eclectic with a Polynesian flair. All of the fish dishes are very good. Try the Hawaiian ceviche or the samurai beef sticks as an appetizer. I personally like the blacked ahi sandwich and the black bean burger. My friends swear by the tiki fish sandwich and the luau pork plate. Don’t miss the fish tacos!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona
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82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Great Happy Hour!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Hula's is a great neighborhood restaurant and bar. The menu has something for everyone. The food is good and so are the drinks. But the Happy Hours are great! I was pretty full with one taco!! It is good to find places like Hula's that give you so much for the buck.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excessively long straws delay the liquid contained in the scorpion bowl from entering the mouth!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Happy hour Wednesday! Nothing better! Scorpion bowl (so much fruit it's like dessert before dinner)! We enjoyed ceviche (didn't tell husband exactly what ceviche was or he wouldn't eat it). It was fabulous. Later we had dinner - fish tacos for me and some kind of Asian beef and rice bowl for him. Both were amazing. Nothing can taste bad while sucking down a scorpion bowl! Cool vibe, relaxed atmosphere and just plain happy!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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