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“Interesting menu.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hula's Modern Tiki Scottsdale

Hula's Modern Tiki Scottsdale
7213 E. First Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480.970.4852
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Ranked #53 of 963 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Scottsdale, Arizona
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133 reviews 133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Interesting menu.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is our third trip to Hula's Modern Tiki. We have tried several dishes and they were all good. My husband has had the spicy Thai chicken bowl twice and really likes it. It has grilled chicken with rice, beans and lettuce all layered in an enormous bowl. It is garnished with fried plantains and avocado. I had the Korean style short ribs which have great flavor but are a bit on the chewy side. Maybe it is the way they cut the meat and bones crosswise. The ceviche is a bit bland and could use a bit of heat. The coconut shrimp rolls are very good. The Caesar salad was fresh and crisp. The mac and cheese is sooo good. The luau pork sandwich is also a winner. The staff is very friendly and efficient. The space is very stark and the noise level can be a bit much when the music is blasting. Fun new place in Old Town.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“SO fun and Delish!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I've never been to a 'Hawaiian' restaurant before, so I was definitely intrigued before I even entered. The food was absolutely delicious, we LOVED the atmosphere, and our server was fantastic, super helpful and sweet!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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77 restaurant reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“YUMMY!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Don't miss their all day Wednesday Happy Hour - what a deal!!!!
Food was amazingly yummy - outdoor seating available. The Zombie drink will have you dancing on the tables in no time!!!!! Great fun - great food - great drinks - great staff!!

Visited April 2014
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Incline Village, NV
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Excellent ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I'd describe the food as tropical fusion. It's not Hawaiian as the name Hulas would indicate nor is it Fiji as tiki would make you believe. But it is a combo of tropical flavors. And a nice break from SWestern fare. I had the calamari sandwich without the bread! Tender and delicious. The others ordered the bowls with rice, black beans, cabbage. One had chicken the other the Ahi. I recommend to our waiter the calamari should be offered in the bowl too.

It's fun and different and priced right too. Highly recommend.

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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Trendy and fun, food is delish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Walking by and we saw this place in old town scottsdale. Eye catching and fun. I had the jerk chicken, they have this jamaican corn bread which is unbelievable. We went on wednesday and they have happy hour all night. 2 dollar bottles of bud light. Our server was cute and attentive. Would def go back

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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